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Haptic hug vest makes emoticons so last century

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.

By April 13, 2010


'Moby-Dick' to be rewritten in emoticons

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.

By October 17, 2009


Girl survives rude emoticon, becomes texting queen

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.

By June 17, 2009


Extra Emoji in Gmail labs adds 1,000 emoticons

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.

By April 30, 2009


Emoticons Come to the iPhone

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.

By December 11, 2008


The 404 549: Where we finally explain 'PC Load Letter' (podcast)

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.

By March 31, 2010


Textual relations--Jasmine's Tech Dos & Don'ts

CNET editor Jasmine France gives a rundown on the ins and outs of maintaining interpersonal relationships in a digital world.

By March 25, 2010


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1173: Unicorn power

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

By February 25, 2010


Gmail gets emoticons :-)

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.

By October 24, 2008


Ex-Microsoft VP says Redmond a 'clumsy' innovator

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.

By February 4, 2010