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Unicode 10 released with 56 new emoji, coming to phones later this year

Get ready for a whole new set of emojis. With emoji usage steadily on the rise, the Unicode Consortium is constantly incorporating a wider set of pictographs. The consortium finalized the Unicode 10 spec today, introducing 56 new emoji that includes the likes of “bearded man,” “mage,” “zombie,”T-Rex,” “Colbert emoji,” and many more. Oh, and you’ll soon be able to use the Bitcoin symbol in your conversations. From the Unicode Consortium: Version 10.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. For the first time, both the core specification and the…

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Raids are coming to Pokémon Go, here’s what you need to know!

Pokémon Go Gyms are dead. Long like Pokémon Go Gyms! Niantic is killing the Gym system in Pokémon Go, and replacing it with a more complex and interactive system. The actual Gym locations aren’t going anywhere, but it’s clear you’re going to be spending a lot more time to stay at the top of the increasingly complicated (and cooperative) system in place. Here’s what we know so far about the new Gyms, and the more interesting Raids system coming to live on top of them. Meet the new Pokémon Go…

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Essential Phone coming to Canada as a Telus exclusive

Telus nabs Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone for sole distribution up in Canada. This was unexpected. Essential Phone, the titanium-and-ceramic wünderhandset from Android creator Andy Rubin’s company of the same name, will debut in Canada later this summer on Telus. The company said in a press release that the phone will be available for pre-order at the end of July, with availability later this summer. According to Rubin, Telus was chosen as the sole carrier “due to our strong alignment on the importance of continuous innovation and support for consumer choice.”…

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