The 157 new emoji you’ll be obsessed with in 2018

The 2018 Unicode emoji list has been finalized — meaning we’re getting over 100 new emoji to add to our already overcrowded lists. According to Emojipedia, the 157 emoji expected to be included in update 11.0 include hot and cold faces, a kangaroo, curly hair, partying face (and its future self the woozy face), and (finally) redheads. Redheaded emoji have been rumored to be in the works for at least a year now. At the time, TNW reported 2018 was the earliest we’d see them. Now they’re on their way in all their orange glory. Of the people emoji, the… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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In interview full of stunners, music legend Quincy Jones says Paul Allen sings, plays just like Hendrix

Quincy Jones. (Flickr Photo / Canadian Film Centre) Legendary producer Quincy Jones has had a hand in creating some of the most iconic music of all time, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The 84-year-old, 28-time Grammy winner and Seattle native also has a blunt opinion about some of the biggest names in the business, as is evident in a new interview with Vulture’s David Marchese. “All I’ve ever done is tell the truth,” Jones says at the beginning of the piece, published Wednesday morning. And Jones goes on to share his version of just that about everyone from the King of Pop to President Trump to the Clintons, Beatles, U2, Oprah,… Read More

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Redfin migration report finds a first for Seattle: More users searching for a way out of city than in

(Flickr Photo / Harold Hollingsworth ) The steady drumbeat of reports about growing Seattle and the tech boom and the desire of so many people to move to the city may have finally met its match, thanks to something we like to call winter. OK, maybe the darkness and the rain aren’t entirely to blame, but a new report from real estate technology company Redfin provided an interesting fourth-quarter blip in Seattle’s endlessly attractive narrative. For the first time, Seattle saw more Redfin users — those shopping for a place to live — looking to leave the area than to move into it. The “negative outflow,” as Redfin calls it,… Read More

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Black Tech Nation CEO Kelauni Cook is on a mission to make tech more inclusive

Kelauni Cook advocates for more diversity in tech, starting in Pittsburgh. (Black Tech Nation Photo) PITTSBURGH — Two years ago, Kelauni Cook moved from North Dakota to Pittsburgh chasing an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. Academy Pittsburgh was offering a free, 12-week coding bootcamp designed to get more women and minorities into tech. The former high school substitute teacher fell in love with programming. But after graduating, Cook observed a problem with tech — one she couldn’t ignore. “I quickly saw the lack of diversity within tech,” she said. “I started to ask questions and do a little research about it and my role as an advocate for tech diversity… Read More

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Facebook’s body-swapping AI has Hollywood written all over it

If you thought DeepFakes, the AI that swaps celebrity faces into any video (like porn), was scary wait until you see what Facebook’s DensePose can do. Facebook’s AI research (FAIR) division last week revealed the details of a neural network that maps 2D images to humans in videos. Basically the team taught AI how to add “skins” to people in videos – in real-time. If you’ve ever wanted to live in a world where, at the push of a button, you could turn all the people in any video into a Wookie (for example) this is fabulous news for you.… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Listen to the Falcon Heavy’s thunderous launch in 3D audio

Watching Falcon Heavy launch into space was awesome. Buy you know what’s even better? Actually hearing what it was like to be at the launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Smarter Every Day, a science-oriented YouTube channel, posted its Falcon Heavy footage with the unique twist of using binaural audio. By using headphones, you can listen to the roar of the rocket’s launch and landing – not to mention the accompanying sonic booms – and feel as if you’re really there. Closing your eyes helps. For those not familiar, binaural audio is a method of recording 3D sound using microphones… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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