New Emojis Coming To iOS This Year


Apple on Tuesday released a new set of emojis coming to iOS devices this fall, including a transgender flag, more gender neutral options and a “disguised face” with glasses and a mustache.

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The new set of emojis are part of Unicode 13, a set of standards released earlier this year by the Unicode Consortium, an organization that sets rules for tech companies using special characters like emoji. 

The new emoji were included in a beta version of the iOS 14.2 software update Tuesday, and will likely be available to the public in October or November 2020, according to Emojipedia.

The update will add more inclusive options such as a transgender flag, a transgender symbol, a woman with a tux, a man with a veil and a gender neutral person with each, along with a non-binary Santa alternative, Mx. Claus.

Other notable additions are: ninjas, blueberries, bubble

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Both Phones Coming] OnePlus Nord Teases Product Launch, New Smartphone Coming?

UPDATE: OnePlus is not getting ready to launch just one new Nord smartphone, but two of them, it seems. Max J. responded to us on Twitter, confirming that both Snapdragon 600 and 400 series phones are coming.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A New OnePlus Nord smartphone could be on the way. The company has teased a new product launch it seems, via its Instagram profile. This is not exactly a straightforward teaser, though.

The company shared an image on Instagram. That image contains the company’s logo, which is black-colored, on a white background. Surrounding it, you’ll see a number of black lines from the edges of the image.

New OnePlus Nord smartphone seems to be coming, at least one of them

Along with the image, the company used the ‘ComingSoon’ hashtag. So, something is coming, and if we had to guess, we’d say it’s a new smartphone. Several new OnePlus Nord devices

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A New OnePlus Nord Smartphone Might be Coming Soon

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A New OnePlus Nord Smartphone Might be Coming Soon

OnePlus launched its more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone in July this year. The company has since confirmed that the OnePlus Nord series will get more smartphones over time. Now, a new teaser suggests that the second phone in the series might be coming soon. OnePlus, on the OnePlus Nord Instagram handle shared a post showing just a sketched OnePlus logo with the caption #ComingSoon. It is being speculated that the OnePlus Nord N10 5G is the upcoming phone that the Chinese manufacturer has teased.

Reports suggest that OnePlus might launch the OnePlus Nord N10 5G in the US later this year. From the looks of it, it looks like the OnePlus Nord N10 5G will sit below the OnePlus Nord. The phone is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 SoC, the American chipmaker’s first

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The coming cash crunch – can technology help?

Make no mistake, there’s a cash crunch a-coming. While governments around the world have done their best to provide relief to both businesses and people the extent to which they can continue providing unfettered assistance is limited.

In the UK for example, we have seen the government go from pretty much funding its citizens and businesses through a variety of schemes to a situation where business has to at least partially fund furloughed workers. In addition selective extended restrictions are playing havoc in some regions where some cities are operating on a stop-start basis. That adds cost at a time when it’s nigh on impossible to think of raising prices. 

To get a sense of what this looks like, data published by Xero provides a picture of how the pandemic has impacted business activity – see below:

(Screenshot from Xero presentation )

For another view, consider this graph from the

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Moment of truth coming for the billion dollar BrainChip

Even by the standards of the current market frenzy it was an astounding run and BrainChip chief executive Louis DiNardo did not hide his bemusement.

Louis DiNardo, the Brainchip CEO, says the company expects to have the first commercial contracts for its neural network processor by early next year.

Louis DiNardo, the Brainchip CEO, says the company expects to have the first commercial contracts for its neural network processor by early next year.Credit:Rick Stevens

“Yes I would say I was taken aback to watch the price go from single digits to teens, 15-16c, it peaked in intra day trade at 97c a couple of weeks ago,” he says.

The shares have since fallen back to 42c.

But the tech industry veteran is not baulking at the current market valuation of around $700 million based on what is ahead for BrainChip, particularly its promise as a pioneer in the field of neuromorphic computing which mimics the neuron spiking functions of the human brain.

“I do believe it’s based on deliverables that we committed

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Xbox Remote Play Coming To iOS Too

Microsoft is bringing its Xbox Remote Play functionality to iOS devices. Though the functionality was recently opened up for Android users, it’s reportedly in testing on Apple devices as well, and the company expects it to come to the App Store soon.

The Verge reports that a hands-on with the app showed it was already working well in beta. Like the Android Xbox app or Sony’s Remote Play app, it connects with your console and runs anything you have loaded onto your console–just using your iPhone or iPad as the screen. The function will also work with the upcoming Xbox Series X or Series S.

This is distinct from the Xbox streaming xCloud platform, which requires no console at all because it streams games directly to your mobile device from a data center. That functionality is on Android devices already, but not iOS ones due to Apple’s restrictive policies. A

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Google antitrust suit is coming, but not next week

The Justice Department and state attorneys general are closer to filing an antitrust suit against Google over its online search dominance after two days of talks, but disagreements over the exact scope of the complaint mean they are more than a week away from doing so, two people involved in the case told POLITICO Friday.

The Justice Department met with state attorneys general Thursday to outline a proposed antitrust suit against the company related to its search business in the hopes of filing a complaint soon and discussions over the breadth, timing and location of the suit continued into Friday afternoon.

At Thursday’s meeting, attended in person by Attorney General William Barr and several Republican attorneys general, at least one disagreement involved how broad to make the search complaint, a person familiar with the discussions said. The investigations have looked into several issues related to the company, including contracts with

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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming platform coming to iPhone, iPad, Mac

At Amazon’s release event on Thursday afternoon, the company announced the Luna cloud gaming platform, which the company promises will arrive at launch on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Amazon says that the service will be browser-based, utilizing web apps for streaming. It also appears to be roughly the same technology base that Microsoft’s Xcloud streaming service uses, utilizing H.265 streams to a user’s device, and returning only user inputs.

Subscribers will be allowed to play Luna games on two devices simultaneously. Resolution will ultimately be 4K at 60 frames per second on what Amazon calls “select titles.” All games at launch, and most games afterward will stream at 1080p at 60 frames per second.

More than 100 games will be available at launch, and the company has also announced a partnership with a dedicated Ubisoft gaming channel. Amazon and Ubisoft say that the channel will “will have access to

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$25,000 Tesla coming within three years

Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered new delivery predictions for 2020 at the company’s shareholder’s meeting on Tuesday, where the company also detailed a new battery design that it claims will make its cars cheaper to produce.

Musk said he expects vehicle deliveries to increase by 30 to 40 percent over last year, when the company reported deliveries of 367,500 vehicles. The new guidance from Musk implies deliveries of between 477,750 and 514,500 cars, a range that encompasses the company’s previously stated goal to deliver half a million cars in 2020.

“In 2019, we had 50% growth. And I think we’ll do really pretty well in 2020, probably somewhere between 30 to 40 percent growth, despite a lot of very difficult circumstances.”

Musk also said the battery and manufacturing advances Tesla is working on will soon lead to lower prices, which will be vital for getting more electric vehicles on the

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Disney Plus is coming to Google Assistant smart displays

Starting today, Disney Plus’ library of TV shows and movies is available to stream on smart displays like the Nest Hub and the Nest Hub Max, Google has announced. Google says all “Google Assistant-enabled” smart displays will support the feature, which should include similar devices from JBL and Lenovo. Content can be started with a voice command, such as “Hey Google, play The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.”

Streaming Disney Plus on Google smart displays was possible in the past using the Chromecast-enabled Disney Plus app on another device to “cast” a TV show or film to the display. Now, it can be done directly from the smart display itself. You can use a voice command to start a piece of content playing, and Google says that the smart display’s touchscreen can be used to pause and resume playback, as well as skipping forwards and backwards.

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