Author Archive for: ‘Josh Wolford’

New Emojis: Here’s Next Year’s Batch of 38

In June of 2016, the Unicode Consortium – overlords of how you pictorially express yourself on Instagram – will unveil Unicode 9.0, the new standard for characters and emoji across all platforms. And inside, you’ll find 38 new emoji. This new package will include a “selfie” emoji, a “pregnant woman” emoji, and a “cucumber” emoji – so it looks like …

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Grand Theft Auto Maker Trying to Kill BBC Movie About the Game’s Tumultuous Inception

When the BBC announced that it was developing a feature-length film based on the making of the popular gaming franchise Grand Theft Auto, most assumed that it was at least OK’ed by the game’s creators – if not blessed by. Apparently, that’s not the case. Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two Interactive has filed a lawsuit against the BBC, saying its …

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YouTube Live Streams Get 60fps Video, HTML5 Playback

A couple months ago, reports emerged saying YouTube was going after Twitch, in that it wanted to make YouTube Live a premier destination for video game streaming. When asked for comment, YouTube famously sent out a GIF of a girl shrugging, as if to say who? us? I dunnooooo? Also as if to say we now respond to press inquiries …

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Netflix Web Redesign Coming Soon

Netflix’s web interface is a ghastly abomination, an affront to the service itself – which we all know is truly delightful in most every way. Netflix’s web interface has been terrible for years. Hopefully, that’s about to change. Netflix is prepping a brand new redesign and is currently testing it with a small subset of users. Netflix says it will …

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Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Font Is Likely Going to Change

Are all the Apple users ready for a font change? Everyone loves a font change! Love it or not, a new look might be coming to your iOS and Mac OS devices. 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman quotes the ubiquitous sources with knowledge of the situation, who say that when Apple unveils its new operating systems iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, …

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Seinfeld Hits Hulu on June 24

Last month, Hulu paid a fortune for the streaming rights to everyone’s favorite show about nothing, Seinfeld. Now, Hulu has finally given us a premiere date. Every single episode of the classic sitcom will be available on Hulu starting June 24. Sweet Fancy Moses, every "Seinfeld" episode is on #hulu 6/24. Get ready for #AllTheNothing: http://t.co/stFQWiSL6X. https://t.co/H1J2RdXnSf — hulu (@hulu) May …

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Spotify Now Offers Videos, Podcasts, Pace-Tracking Running Playlists, and More

It’s ambitious, but Spotify would like to be your all day media hub. The streaming company, with over 60 million users worldwide (about a fourth of them paying subscribers), say it’s “obsessed with figuring out how to bring music into every part of your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, whatever your mood.” And it’s just made a bunch …

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Racist Google Maps Searches Pointed Users at the White House

This post contains language some may find offensive. I guess it’s the trendy thing to mess with Google Maps these days. Google has apologized and fixed what appears to be some third-party shenanigans that pointed users to the White House when racist searches were made. According to the Washington Post, if you typed “nigger house” or “nigger king” into the …

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Google Tone Lets You Share Links with Sound

Google’s latest Chrome experiment is equal parts cool, possibly annoying, fun, first-world problem solving, and pointless. Ok, maybe not equal parts. It’s probably a combination of fun and annoying – depending on who’s using it. If you’ve ever wanted to send links to your co-workers with sound, now is your chance. Say hello to Tone: “As digital devices have multiplied, …

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Facebook Messenger Video Calling Goes Global (Mostly)

Facebook Messenger’s video calling feature is now available worldwide – for the most part. “Quick update on video calling in Messenger: we’re happy to share we’ve now rolled out the capability globally, with the exception of a few countries we’re still working on improving quality for. So make sure you get the latest and greatest version for iOS and Android, …

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Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+ hasn’t been the most successful venture in the company’s history, to say the least. More evidence of that comes today, …

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Google Puts Real-Time Tweets in Mobile Search Results

Earlier this year, Google and Twitter made nice and struck a deal to bring more tweets to Google search results. Today, the fruits of said deal are going live on mobile. Of course, it’s not as if you couldn’t surface tweets in Google search results if you tried – but this new deal gives real-time tweets more prominence in mobile …

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