Google Can Read Emoji: Farewell Language

Google has added yet another feather to its bow: it can speak emoji. If you tweet Google an emoji, the company’s Twitter handle will reply with a GIF and a link with potentially useful local suggestions. Send them the pizza, and they will direct you to slice joints nearby. The gang at The Verge did some investigating regarding trickier emoji, head over there to see …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From unsung female sport stars to the USA's first punk store and a Philippe Starck-designed smartphone, our look at the web

1. Unsung Heroines of Sports History Molly Schoit’s book based on the Instagram @TheUnsungHeroines handle, “Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History” celebrates the forgotten, lesser known female athletes who paved the way for today’s sports stars. From Jackie Towanda (the first woman to box at Madison Square Garden) to Conchita Cintrón (a bullfighter also known as The Golden Goddess) and Renée Richards (the …

A David Bowie Emoji is Coming

The next iOS update (10.2) will introduce a bunch of new emoji—including, finally, an avocado. Along with the all-important fruit, there will be more animals (rhino, shrimp, shark and more), food (pancakes, bacon, baguette and more) as well as more sports emoji. Perhaps most exciting, and sweet, is the inclusion of a David Bowie emoji—based on his famous 1973 album Aladdin Sane. Soon we really …