The Origins of the Poop Emoji

Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web

Emojis are a staple in our digital vocabulary, but it wasn’t always this way. The tiny cartoons endured a tumultuous past before ever becoming a texting necessity. This is especially true for one of them: the poop emoji. Originating in Japan, emojis were used to add a certain emotional weight to otherwise dry messages, and the poop emoji was possibly the most popular of them …

The MICA Smart Bracelet

Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web

A new entry into the wearable tech market by Intel and Opening Ceremony is a fashion-forward accessory for women that strips down functionality to focus on what’s really important. The MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) is a stylish bangle that needs no separate device to operate and comes with its own wireless plan and SIM card. The device will sync with Google Calendars, Facebook, and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Tomas Maier's desk, posterior portraits and a museum for worthless but sentimental objects in this week's look at the web

1. Tuchus Acceptance Last week Vogue caught onto the (not exactly new) butt phenomenon and declared we are currently living in the “official era of the big booty.” Yet between all the Photoshopping, implants and photos of Kim Kardashian’s enviable tuchus, it’s easy to forget that they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Refinery29 celebrated all butts from the “round booty to the pancake-ier …