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The new emojis coming to your phone

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A pink heart, an afro comb, and a moose are set to hit your keyboards with the new emoji update

Ever wished you had an emoji to hi-5 someone in your group chats? Or even just a simple pink heart emoji? Well you’re in luck!

The Emoji 15.0 draft list has been released.

Emojipedia is the popular emoji reference site that made the big reveal of 31 samples that have been submitted for approval.

The industry body responsible for this approval is a non-profit organisation called the Unicode Consortium who oversee global emoji standards and releases. They approve emoji designs before individual smartphone manufactures can choose how to render them.

This is the smallest drop of new emojis with just 31 designs on the list.

Other emojis that are set to hit your keyboard are an afro comb, a traditional Chinese fan, and a Khanda, which is a symbol for Sikh faith.

This comes after the increasing pressure for keyboards to be more inclusive with their emojis.

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BuzzFeed to use ChatGPT-created content on website

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BuzzFeed is set to go by on A.I-generated content, with the company to use ChatGPT to create content for the site

The media giant plans to use the service to generate quizzes and further personalise its user experience.

“If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalise and animate the content itself,” BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti recently said.

BuzzFeed recently announced that it would be cutting 12 per cent of its workforce to rein in costs.

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Twitter updates font on mobile & web versions

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Have you noticed something different about Twitter?

 
Well, the social media giant has changed the font on its web and mobile app.

Apple users, sorry, you’re stuck with the old one.

It’s unclear why Twitter made the change, but it may have to do with spotting impersonators.

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Justice Department & states sue Google in anti-trust lawsuit

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The Department of Justice and a handful of states have sued Google over the company’s dominance in the digital ad space.

 
This is the second anti-trust lawsuit the D.O.J. has filed against Google.

The D.O.J. and states are seeking to unwind Google’s alleged anti-competitive acquisitions in the advertising space, as part of the joint case.

“We alleged that Google has used anti-competitive exclusionary and unlawful conduct to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its dominance over digital advertising technologies,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference.

“Google has used anticompetitive, exclusionary, & unlawful conduct to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its [digital ad] dominance.”

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