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Opera is the first browser to support emoji-only URLS (that are also NFTs)

The first website went live more than three decades ago, and while we’ve seen a lot of changes to the web since then, one thing has remained largely constant: you get to websites either by typing a string of letters and numbers into your web browser or by clicking a bookmark or link. But the […]

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Lilbits: Framework’s future, iMessage reactions in Google Messages, and more

Framework’s modular laptop is already one of the most repairable, customizable notebooks on the market thanks to a design that not only lets you swap out the memory, storage, and battery, but even the ports. But the makers of the laptop say they’re already working on plans for new modules for the laptop… and entirely […]

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Lilbits: KDE Plasma 5.23, OpenBSD 7.0, Windows 11, and yet another mini-laptop

Ubuntu 21.10 isn’t the only new release of a free and open source operating system today. The OpenBSD team have also released version 7.0 of their Unix-like operating system based on BSD rather than Linux. And while operating systems are cool and everything, they’re not much use these days without a proper desktop environment, and […]

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Unicode Consortium says there will be no new emoji in 2021 (Updated)

The organization responsible for publishing the Unicode Standard says that it’s pushing back the release of Unicode 14.0 by six months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a nutshell, a lot of volunteer time goes into producing an updated standard, and many volunteers have a lot of other things on their minds at […]

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Unicode 10 includes a Bitcoin sign, Colbert emoji (with one eyebrow raised)

The Unicode Consortium has released version 10 of the Unicode Standard, adding more than 8 thousand new characters including 56 new emoji characters, which are part of the new Emoji 5.0 standard. Some highlights include the addition of a Bitcoin sign and emoji for dumplings, sandwiches, pretzels, broccoli, and a “face with raised eyebrow,” which […]

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Face Palm, Shrug, and Selfie emoji could be coming in 2016

It might be a while before you can include a dumpling emoji in a text message. But later this year you might be able to add a croissant, avocado, owl, or sneezing face with the tap of a button. Unicode 9.0 will be released in June, 2016 and the Unicode Consortium has just unveiled 74 characters […]