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‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

News, Tech, Tech (news), Technology, UK, World, World
Plans to introduce the new 'Frowning Pile of Poop' emoji have been flushed, after controversy sent typographers spiralling into fierce debate. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about? Well, Unicode Consortium said they felt ‘embarrassed’ by the plans to create a new 'Frowning Pile of Poo' emoji, as an alternative to the original 'Smiling Pile of Poo' popular emoji. Unicode is where people work to create popular emojis that appear on Google, Facebook and Twitter (Yes, this is a real job!) The proposal to implement changes are currently undergoing scrutiny by members of the Emoji Subcommittee. Michael Everson, typographer, responded to the proposal with outrage: "Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS F
Channel 4 documentary reveals an era of misogynist sex robots

Channel 4 documentary reveals an era of misogynist sex robots

Entertainment, Film & TV, News, Technology, UK
Words: Fatima Nasir | Subbing: Isabella Dawe Channel 4 documentary The Sex Robots are Coming, picked as Thursday’s must watch by the Guardian, explores the future of robotic sex. The sex machines featured have received wide spread criticism for representing anti-feminist, misogynist and unrealistic body image.   The robots are built to resemble the image of porn stars with curvaceous figures, bulging chests, a Kim Kardashian behind and fuller lips.   Anti-sex robot activists have criticized the smart sex machines claiming technology is misogynist.   The artificial intelligence specifically intended to be the “dream women” for men, is programmed to be submissive, passive and agreeable. Her installed responses range between polite and tame like “shoot your l

Data, Disks and Displays: The life of a PC repair man

Tech, Tech (news), Technology
Ever thought about what it what goes on in a PC repair shop? I went to find out. Reporter: Emre Gunes / Sub-editor: Adrian Vasilescu I recently had to get my laptop fixed because it suddenly crashed so as any mature person would I googled the closest PC repair shops in my area and checked online reviews to make sure my precious laptop doesn't fall into the wrong hands. I soon found a small PC repair business called DNA-TECH computer solutions and saw the 5 star ratings and immediately became intrigued. Add the fact it was only 15 minutes away on foot, i set out to seek this repair shop. However, after finding the address on google maps and walking there I soon realized this was no easy task. I expected it to be some sort of store or workshop close to the main street but instead the addre...
Millennial – Issue 1

Millennial – Issue 1

Food, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Magazines, Tech, Technology, Travel
Welcome to Millennial. This is the premier issue of our new lifestyle magazine directed at young Londoners. It's a publication dedicated to covering the issues you care about and delivering the best tech, food, travel and health features. This is also our Winter edition, so it's packed full of festive Christmas features too. Created as a collaboration between The Voice of London's Lifestyle and Food teams. https://issuu.com/jackleslie6/docs/millennials_4_final  
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