Emojis evolve with Star Wars, McDonalds and Randemojinator
When you can't find the right emoji, just make your own.
I am Bridget Carey.
This is your Cnet update.
The world of emoji is expanding.
These cartoon icons on our smartphone keyboards have conquered our digital communication, giving us a way to express our feelings and add personality to text.
But if you've ever felt like there wasn't an emoji that could express the feeling you're really going for, perhaps you need to try the Randemojinator.
It's a website that mixes up different parts of emojis to create complex Frankenemoji, like this one that says I'm unhappy with what I'm smelling, or perhaps it says something's in my eye.
And then there's this one that says I love it, but I'm also feeling empty inside.
And this guy is a whole new level of sad, but so shocked he can't look away.
and oh gosh I don't know but I know there could've been days I would've used it.
The site was created by a seventeen year old that got the idea after playing around with a Pokemon fusion generator but there really will be more normal emoji coming in fact the family of icons expands all the time.
There's an organization responsible for maintaining the standards for text communication in software They're called the Unicode Consortium.
They set recommendations on which icons should be added based on different factors, like if it's highly requested, or if it fills a gap.
The group has approved several new Emoji for the next update, including a taco and a unicorn.
No word on when that's actually coming to your phone, but now they're voting on the next wave, and some icons proposed include a sneezy face.
Or a green salad and a stuffed flat bread sandwich and maybe someday we'll get a spoon.
Instead of waiting for an official update, you can always download an app to send your own emoji's as photos.
The Star Wars app now has 52 emoji's of all the characters you like.
There's C3PO, Chewey, Yoda, Jedi Ghost.
Yoda, nine different Anakins, and a melted Darth Vader helmet.
You just copy the icon and paste it in your message as a picture.
It also lets you copy and send animated gifts.
It's on iOS now and coming soon to Android.
But should we worry that we're becoming a little too obsessed with emoji?
McDonald's in France has created an advertisement with humans walking around Eating burgers and shakes with big fat yellow emoji heads, all with the emoji expressions you know, as if we're all mindless yellow blobs going through life taking selfies and ordering chicken nuggets.
Well, let me tell you.
We are more complex than a few pixels.
We are not oh, geez guys.
Yeah, you have to put me back now.
You can't leave me like this.
And oh, I'm out of time.
Well, that's it for your tech news update.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.