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Celebrity portraits prove that emoji selection is truly an art form



Picking the right emoji is serious business. It can make or break a text — relationships are on the line

Rapper Yung Jake is taking the art form to the next level by creating stunning celebrity portraits using Emoji.Ink, an app that lets you to use the emoji keyboard as a paintbrush.

Now we finally know that Miley Cyrus‘ infamous tongue is mostly made out of pigs and Kim Kardashian uses hamburgers as bronzer

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Grateful Dead to reunite for final concerts



Fifty years after Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh first performed in Menlo Park, Calif., the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite in 2015 for what they say is their final series of concerts.

The four surviving members, Weir, Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, will play three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field, July 3, 4, and 5. “These will be the last shows with the four of us together,” Weir tells Billboard. They will be joined for the show by Phish guitarist Trey…

Your iPhone isn’t a BlackBerry, but it can fake it with the Typo 2



The iPhone‘s answer to the BlackBerry keyboard, the Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo, is back. Like the first model, the Typo 2 turns your Apple smartphone into one with a QWERTY keyboard

But the second version is a bit different — and this makes sense, considering Typo was hit with a lawsuit and pulled off the market for having a design too close to BlackBerry’s existing keyboard

Seacrest and Typo cofounder Laurence Hallier

Ambitious iPhone keyboard gets quick funding on Kickstarter



Next Keyboard — an app claiming to be the “perfect keyboard” for the iPhone — reached its funding goal just two days after it was launched on Kickstarter

The app’s creator, a software development company called Tiny Hearts, sought 10,000 CAD ($8,642) for finishing the app, which they claim was about 75% done. After the Kickstarter launch on Friday, it only took until Sunday evening for the donations to hit that number, with 40 days to go

Thanks so much to all our backers on @kickstarter we…

Apple names its top apps of 2014; Uber makes the cut



It’s a good day for Elevate, which was just named Apple‘s favorite app of 2014.

The app, which helps you improve memory and focus, was Apple’s top pick of the year. The runner-up was Instagram’s Hyperlapse, which speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time lapses in just two taps.

Apple compiled its annual list of what it considers to be the year’s most standout apps, with categories ranging from “best apps” to “best games.”


The 12 Best Android apps of 2014



Between the release of Android Lollipop, a slew of new cutting-edge handsets, and a brand new platform for smartwatches and wearables, 2014 was an exciting year for Android users.

New hardware and operating system updates aside, the Google Play Store had its share of awesome new titles as well. Between innovative new keyboard apps, new calendars and productivity tools, you’d be hard pressed to choose the best

We’ve picked out our favorite…

35 Hallowmeme costumes more intense than your Internet addiction



When the Internet starts a party, it does not stop.

Web culture addicts gathered in Brooklyn Thursday night for the 6th annual HallowMEME costume party, hosted by Forced Meme Productions

“Media Criticism of Renee Zellweger’s new face” was the won this year’s costume contest, but Apparently Kid, Keyboard Cat, Pharrell’s Hat and many other viral tributes were also present in the Halloween celebration of everything…

HP Sprout is a physical-to-virtual PC. Translation: It’s a weird new future



It’s hard to find the words to describe the funky but creative HP Sprout system, but let’s give it a go: it’s a desktop computer with a projector that scans physical items, turns them digital in a few seconds and allows you to manipulate the images using your fingers

Boiled down: It’s a blend of what we already know — the standard computer, letting you check email, surf the web, write documents and so on — with a touch of the future, particularly in the form of having a “touch mat” instead…

5 Can’t-Miss Apps: Autodesk Sketchbook and More



Amid the news of Tesla unveiling its new Model D and Apple confirming the date of its next iPad event, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps.

Luckily, each weekend, Mashable rounds up our favorite new and updated apps so you won’t miss out.

This week’s list includes a new look for StumbleUpon, an ephemeral messaging app from Microsoft and a revamped version of your emoji keyboard for iOS 8.

Check out the gallery, above, to see all…

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard Is Great for iPads, Androids and Windows



What goes around, comes around. We put aside our laptops in favor of tablets because they’re super-light, but still powerful. Developers recognized the power and mobile devices’ omnipresence in our lives and began to alter mobile platforms and apps to make them better productivity tools.

But the more work you do on a tablet, the more you crave a real keyboard. You could simply go back to you laptop, but that defeats the…