So metal! Finland creates its own emojis for Nokia, saunas and headbangersBehold the power of cartoon icons. Finland creates official national emoji icons, hotels let you order room service by texting emoji, and a wireless emoji keyboard is a dream for power users.
Finland's new emoji are so metal! I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNet update. [MUSIC] Emoji, the cartoon images in our text messages, are becoming a more powerful force in our daily communication. So I guess it should come as no surprise to hear that the country of Finland has made its own official emoji. These icons represent what the country is best known for, Nokia phones, head banging to heavy metal And sitting naked in saunas of course. This is not a joke, the country actually made an emoji for the Nokia 3310 which is one of the highest selling mobile phones of all time and designed in Finland. These are free emoji to be released online starting in December with one image a day. And it's being made in Style of an Advent Christmas calendar. People will be able to get the calendar at http://xmas.finland.fi/. Back in the U.S., companies continue to find creative ways to use emojis. The Aloft Hotel in New York's financial district lets you order room service by emoji. Menus in the room tell you what combo emoji text- To get certain things. So if you text a water drop, a pill, and a banana, you'll be charged $10 for the hangover cure package, which includes Vitamin Water, Advil, and bananas. But if you're an emoji power user, you're gonna need the bluetooth wireless emoji keyboard by EmojiWorks. It's a normal keyboard that also makes it quick to send the icons instead of hunting through lists and copying and pasting. The keyboard includes many of the newest icons, like a unicorn, taco, and eye rolling smiley, and you can also set skin tones for people icons. There are three different models but the one with the most emoji on the keys is $100. It works on Mac and Windows 10 machines. Of course this is gonna be hot for any kids in the house but there's a product the parents may like. It's called circle and it partnered with Disney to give parents remote control of what their kids are doing on their phones and tablets. Now aside from the usual safe browsing parental controls This can also limit how much time a kid gets on a certain app. And a parent can pause the Internet at any time. Devices also have a bedtime and awake time. And the master account can see how much time is being spent on certain apps. Like Like how long they play Minecraft. It pairs with home wi-fi and it costs $100. That's it for this tech news update and there's more at Cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [NOISE]