UK Emoji

The Dystopian Smile Behind The Emoji Movie

Philip Seargeant | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Philip Seargeant

So it's not very good, that much is clear. But the way in which it's not good - the reason people are finding it almost offensively bad - points to the dark paradox that underpin emoji, and that drive their role as the standard bearer for the future of communications technology.

From The Stone Age To The Smartphone: How Smiley Became The Most Famous Face In The World

Nicolas Loufrani | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nicolas Loufrani

There is no room for misinterpretation, no matter what the country or culture: it is its own language that has the power to bring people together, something it has done for generations past, and something it will continue to do as we move into the next phase of Smiley.

Escaping A Tight Space Peacefully

Sonja Lewis | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

The sooner I learn that space is as much about the mental as it is physical, the better off I will be. These are words that I mumbled recently upon learning that not only would my man-flu-stricken husband be working from home, where my office resides, but also that our builders would be invading my space to investigate a long-standing problem.

Apple's New Black Heart Emoji Is The Perfect Ending To The Crap Storm Of 2016

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

Christmas has come early for emoji lovers, as Apple has released a whole new batch of the expressive symbols with their iOS 10.2 update. Many of us ha...

What's Wrong With The New Breastfeeding Emoji?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jay McCarthy

Don't get me wrong, I and millions of other women will be happy to have one breastfeeding emoji at least. Big thanks to Rachel Lee and Joshua Jones - the design may not be perfect but we owe them our gratitude for getting this far.

Here's How The Humble Emoji Could Hold The Key To Making Contact With Alien Life

Philip Ellis | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Just as ancient civilisations told their stories through pictograms and hieroglyphs, now the quickest way to convey an emotion or state of mind is through the heart-eyes emoji, or the crying-laughing emoji... or the poop emoji. Emoji provide a visual language that transcends nationality or culture.

Jeremy Corbyn Is Offering Up Emojis To Court Young Voters And They're Quite Something

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was recently criticised for being out of touch with younger generations because he failed to identify a picture of Ant and...

Apple's New Collection Of Gender Diverse Emojis Are Amazing

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has unveiled a new range of inclusive emoji which will be available on iOS 10 when it becomes available to the public in September. There will ...

Apple Has Removed The Gun Emoji And Replaced It With A Water Pistol

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has revealed that it will be replacing the controversial handgun emoji with a water pistol in iOS 10 when it launches in September. While Apple...

We Need To Expand The Emoji Selection To Accurately Represent People with Disabilities

Damiano La Rocca | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Tech
Damiano La Rocca

So if we accept that emojis are now part of our everyday language and are here to stay, then the need for more diverse emojis is the natural progression of a language that is continuously evolving.

Professional Emojis Are No Longer Men Only

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech

Every day 90% of the world’s population uses emojis to express the things we can’t quite find the words for (or just because we love the aubergine...

The Politics Of Digital Discourse: It's Getting Emoji-onal

Olivia Petter | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Olivia Petter

I enjoy emojis just as much as the next smartphone-obsessed millennial; while I'm delighted that I will soon be able to illustrate my english breakfast in full (bacon, sausages and eggs are just some of the new inclusions), I can't help but feel slightly concerned by the rate at which emojis seem to be monopolising the way we communicate.

So Facebook Where Is My Emoji?

Rosemary Frazer | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Tech
Rosemary Frazer

Emoji have exploded in popularity in recent years, with their widespread use spanning across different generations and offer anything from creme caramel to camels to help you sum up how you are feeling - they even have two types of camel in their mood tracking library.

Man Jailed For Six Months For Sending Gun Emoji Text To Ex

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK

A man has been jailed for six months in France for sending his former girlfriend a text message featuring a gun emoji. A french judge ruled the cartoo...

Does Your Brand Speak Emoji?

Jon Buss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Buss

Can a little yellow face with tears of mirth rolling down its cheeks really be considered not just a word, but the word that best summarises communication in the year 2015?

It's St David's Day, So Naturally There's A Welsh Emoji Keyboard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

St David's Day, celebrated on 1 March is Wales' national day. It commemorates the death of the patron saint of Wales who died in c569 AD. Of course...

Donald Trump Emojis Are Finally Here

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy

It's the moment we've all been waiting for - Donald Trump has become the first US presidential hopeful to release a set of emojis, in hopes of appeali...

QUIZ! Spot The 2015 Song Titles From The Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

There’ve been some real pop gems in the charts over the past 12 months, both from international artists as well as homegrown talent - but how well d...

Definitive Proof That Using Emojis As Mac Passwords Can End Very Badly

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

So we'd like to take a moment and thank Artiom Dashisnky. In trying to explore the extreme fringe of personal security he has categorically given us o...

REVEALED: The New British Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Comedy

In light of the OED's choice to make an emoji the word of the year, we thought it was time to get some proper British emojis to represent how we feel ...

2015's Word Of The Year Isn't Even A Word

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

Oxford📕💖word is😂, many👩are😡, some are😀, be most think it's💩. In an age where people are limited to 140 characters and reply to...

A Frustrated Jose Mourinho Goes Through The Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Sport

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looked a troubled man and resembled nearly every emotional emoji on your iPhone in Kiev on Tuesday night as his team dre...

Hold The Phone. You Can Now Get Vagina Emojis

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gents, your sexting prayers have been answered. Behold, the vagina emoji. Emoji start-up Flirtmoji has released a new pack of 15...

WhatsApp Has A New Feature And It Is Really Rather Rude

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp has unveiled a raft of new features for its Android users and one of them is really rather rude. The middle-finger emoji has been introduc...

Hipsters, Your Emoji Prayers Have Been Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Do you ever look down at your iPhone while sipping your Fairtrade soy non-fat cold-pressed latté through your waxed moustache and think "I wish these...