I_FeelIM, aimed at adding emotion to virtual experiences, uses software to extract emotional meaning from text and pass it on to wearable haptic devices that simulate joy, fear, anger, and sadness.
An NYU research associate has managed to get funding to rewrite the Herman Melville novel entirely in Japanese emoticons. It ought to make for an inspiring read.
A 15-year-old from Iowa is crowned U.S. National Texting Champion in a competition sponsored by LG. She survived, among other things, an actor dressed as an emoticon trying to distract contestants.
Gmail gets a whole mess of new emoticons thanks to Japanese carriers. The company has partnered with them to add an additional 1,000 or so to Gmail's catalog.
Big Keyboard Email is one of the many applications for the iPhone that allows users to send email messages with a keyboard displayed in landscape mode--a feature Apple inexplicably left out. The program has gained a new function: emoticons.
Wilson is out today supposedly covering the New York Auto Show for, but we suspect that he's at home still trying to get the Cheeseburger Doritos flavor off his tongue from yesterday's episode. We ain't mad at him either, because Natali Del Conte steps into his shoes to sort out a few stories on today's episode.
CNET editor Jasmine France gives a rundown on the ins and outs of maintaining interpersonal relationships in a digital world.
It was a fantasy trip on Buzz Out Loud today, wherein fairy dust and unicorns are the new power generators of the future (Bloom Box), Mothra wants to eat your children ("looming spectrum crisis"), and we've got to save the beer-foam-measurement blogs (Web
Beyond smiles and winks, Google e-mail users can now add images of hugs, kisses, drinks, cake, or exclamation points to help them get their points across better.
In a New York Times op-ed piece, former Tablet PC team member Dick Brass laments that people are turning to Apple, Amazon, and Google to find the next big thing.