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Finally! An Emoji That Expresses The Pain Of Getting Older And Realizing Youre The Adult In The Family

For all the lazy texters out there (you know who you are!), emojis are lifesavers and super fun. And now, with the most recent iPhone update, we got a new cute little face you didn’t even know you needed: an emoji that expresses the overwhelmingly empty feeling of getting older and realizing you’re the adult in the family! All right! We all know that feeling of seeing your parents withering away and realizing you no longer have a safety net, and that the two people who kept you safe your…

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Bill Gates has finally switched from the Windows Phone to an Android

Image: Getty Images At last, Bill Gates has joined us in the present. The Microsoft co-founder announced in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he’s now using an Android phone.  The move was probably inevitable. Windows on mobile has effectively been a dead platform ever since Microsoft gutted its phone division two years ago. While Windows 10 technically works on phones, there’s been pretty much zero support from hardware makers and app developers outside of Microsoft. Gates told Fox that the phone he uses is an “Android phone with…

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iPhone X: Apples latest iPhone name leaks ahead of official release

iPhone X is rumored to be priced at close to $1,000 and set to be launched on Tuesday at the companys multibillion-dollar new headquarters Apples latest iPhone will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak on Saturday. The name of the phone 9to5Mac. The site reported that two other new phones would be called reportedly taking a back seat, the new phones may offer an indication of Apples next direction. The model names were discovered and 9to5Mac, the 8 and 8 Plus will be basic upgrades on the…

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Are smartphones really making our children sad?

US psychologist Jean Twenge, who has claimed that social media is having a malign affect on the young, answers critics who accuse her of crying wolf Last week, the childrens commissioner, Anne Longfield, responded to the campaign. The assumption that time online or in front of a screen is life wasted needs challenging. It is driven by fear, he said. The best thing we can do is to focus less on the time they spend on screens at home and more on the nature of the activity. This exchange is…

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Xiaomi puts the focus on India with plans to open 100 retail stores

Xiaomi isincreasing its office retail presence in China as bids to gain ground stolen by rivals in its homeland, and now itis making that very same push in its second largest market, India. The Chinese company, which is Xiaomi, notably, didnt go public with sales figures for 2016 but India has been a bright spot. according to analyst firm Canalys. Now it is doubling down on the country by introducing its Mi Home stores, starting with a debut spaceinBengaluru which will open in just over a week. The plan is…

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