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 …

Twitter: Stronger or Weaker?

While there may be an intense Wall Street-applied weight impacting the future of Twitter, a quick glance at the service during any milestone event (which can be read as “Presidential debate”) or all that falls between (such as every other television program or cultural touch-points) reveals something very different. According to an essay in the New Yorker by James Surowiecki, “Though it’s grown revenue to …

President Obama’s Final Summer Playlist

Whether or not he had help from Michelle and his daughters (or maybe an intern or two), President Obama’s 2016 summer playlist is wonderful. With timeless tunes like Miles Davis’ “My Funny Valentine,” ’90s classics including Janet Jackson, a duet from Nas and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley’s collaboration album, current darlings Chance the Rapper and Courtney Barnett—this list has a song for everybody. Just another …