The shrug emoticon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ gets the emoji treatment in iOS 10.2

The shrug emoticon is pulling a Pinocchio and becoming a real boy, err… girl. In iOS 10.2, we’ll see a host of new emoji (full list here), but the shrug is long overdue and easily the best of the bunch. Although used interchangeably, emoticons and emoji are not the same thing. Emoticons are typographic representations …

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RIP Vine: 100 six-second videos you need to watch right now

It’s a sad time for anyone who loves Vine’s quirky six-second videos. I know that I’ve spent way too much time staring at a lot of the beautifully-crafted short videos, and now that era is coming to an end. In the three years that it has been around, it created a beautiful mix of comedy gold, brilliant dancing …

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This crazy RC helicopter doesn’t care about physics at all

Drones are cool, but like all technology, still imperfect. Because of their tendency to make crash landings and smash windows, flying them is becoming illegal in more and more places. But while the tech world is obsessing over drones, radio-controlled helicopters are becoming ridiculously great. For example, take the ALIGN T-Rex 800E DFC performing a series of impressive …

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National Geographic’s climate change documentary with Leonardo DiCaprio is now on YouTube

Following up on its announcement from last week, National Geographic just made its new climate change documentary Before the Flood available for free for a limited window of time. The docufilm starring Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio is currently streaming on YouTube, Twitter and a few other platforms, where it will be available entirely free of charge until November …

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The new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar already fell prey to this ridiculous fart app

With the advent of new technology, there’s a short period of time when we all think it’s magical. Big ideas flourish, and everyone tries to make the most out of its potential. And then people start creating fart apps. When the iPhone’s App Store launched, it only took a few months for one to appear — …

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I can’t stop playing this year’s Halloween Google Doodle

Google Doodles are always a good laugh. This year’s Halloween one is no exception. Before I spoil it for you, you should go and check it out. No, seriously. Do it. Adorable, right? In it, you play the protagonist – a feline witch called Momo, in a kind-of zoological Hogwarts. While you’re hard at work in …

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Had a rough week? Watch this dog seeing its favorite toy come alive

If the workweek made you tired and hard around the edges, this will definitely help you cool off. Thanks to YouTube user Ben Mesches we can finally see what true happiness looks like. This dog is just playing around with his favorite toy, when something incredible happens — that same toy came alive in the much larger …

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