Science Tech  /  Published 07.12.21

Tears of joy: Meet the most used emoji in 2021

Things haven’t been great the last two years but our choice of emojis haven’t changed since 2019 when the Unicode Consortium last released its list. Instead of reflecting the languishing m...
By Mathures Paul

Science Tech  /  Published 17.09.21

The emoji sommelier is at work with 37 new options

There can never be enough emojis or its use case. You can be angry, happy, indifferent and forlorn with a single tap on the smartphone screen. So here comes more. Unicode has launched version 14.0 of ...
By Mathures Paul

Science Tech  /  Published 17.07.21

FB looks back at frequently used emojis

Emojis are always fun to use on Facebook, especially when you and your friends are in the middle of a pun war. From the Laughing emoji to the Dancing Girl emoji, all of them just add colour and vibran...
By The Telegraph

Science Tech  /  Published 04.05.21

Handshake emoji to become more inclusive

Soldiering on through the pandemic, we have bid farewell to the handshake… yup, remember the pre-Covid era social etiquette?! That shouldn’t stop us from the doing the same online where t...
By Mathures Paul

Science Tech  /  Published 19.02.21

200 new emojis for iPhone

New emoji characters… who doesn’t like them? More than 200 such new characters will arrive on iPhones with the release of the next OS upgrade — iOS 14.5, which is expected to arrive...
By Mathures Paul

Opinion  /  Published 20.09.20

Cost of friendship

Sir — I was taken aback the other day to realize that neither my Android device nor WhatsApp has an emoticon for a bald person — the closest thing was a balding old man, even there the old...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

The phone call is dying

The phone call is not long for this world. To the young among us, talking on the phone is said to be an intrusive, anxiety-provoking time-suck that’s woefully out of step with the gif-soaked, asynch...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.19

Citizen-science studies could help reduce man-animal conflict

Parting shotSir — Communication is an ever-evolving process. At present, it is the language of emojis that is the preferred medium of conveying what is on one’s mind. Even this language, though, i...
By The Telegraph


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