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The Fight for a Hot Dog Emoji Is Heating Up

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Hot dog fans are still waiting for an emoji of their relished food item, and Oscar Mayer wants to do something about it.

On Monday, Unicode released a list of over 250 new pictographs destined to be added to the emoji keyboard. While a wide array of additions are coming to everyone’s smartphones, including the highly anticipated middle finger emoji, that favorite summertime snack is still nowhere to be found.

A popular petition, started by Chicago based…

How to Enable Emoji on Android

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Without an emoji keyboard, your Android device isn’t complete

The craze for these tiny pictographic icons have changed the way we express ourselves, and have become a must-have feature on our smartphone and tablet keyboards.

Whether it’s through pre-installed add-ons or third-party apps, Android users have a number of ways to access these colorful characters on their gadgets.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to activate emoji on your Android devices


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Viral Video Recap: Talking Cats, Flying Dogs and More

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This week’s viral video recap has all the makings of an online hit, including talking cats, flying dogs and a 5 -year-old boy dealing with his many loves.

Let’s begin with Mac, a cougar that has resided in the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, since 1998. Cougars are the largest cats that can purr, and that’s exactly what Mac the “talking” cougar does. Mac just wants try out his conversation skills, though he may need to work on his patience, given that hiss.

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Microsoft’s First Surface Pro 3 Ad Shows All It Can Do in 30 Seconds Flat

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Microsoft‘s newest ad for the Surface Pro 3 tablet is making a bold statement about the future of laptops: You don’t need them.

The ad features a young man moving deftly about his day with the aid of his Surface Pro 3, using the device as an alarm clock, a notepad and a laptop. In short, he can do everything on one seamlessly connected device.

We reviewed the Surface Pro 3, giving high marks to its fully functional and detachable…

Microsoft’s First Surface Pro 3 Ad Shows All It Can Do in 30 Seconds Flat

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Microsoft‘s newest ad for the Surface Pro 3 tablet is making a bold statement about the future of laptops: You don’t need them.

The ad features a young man moving deftly about his day with the aid of his Surface Pro 3, using the device as an alarm clock, a notepad and a laptop. In short, he can do everything on one seamlessly connected device.

We reviewed the Surface Pro 3, giving high marks to its fully functional and detachable…

This Is the Man Who Made Grumpy Cat Rich

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The weird and wonderful world of Internet memes may seem random and ephemeral. But one management company is taking this new kind of entertainment and helping its creators turn 15 minutes of web fame into actual profit. In the latest episode of the Dailymotion/Mashable series That Was Me, the spotlight is on Ben Lashes and his stable of meme makers. From Grumpy Cat to Keyboard Cat, Lashes is the leather-clad promotional machine behind some the web’s favorite feline phenomenons. He also…

Miss Any Apple News? Watch the Entire WWDC Keynote Right Now

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Apple has posted the keynote video from the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. You can watch it here.

Mashable’s coverage includes all the important aspects of today’s keynote. Here are some highlights:

iOS 8 is Apple’s newest mobile operating system, offering updated functions like interactive notifications and a keyboard that predicts what the user will type.

OSX 10.10 Yosemite is the latest operating system from the tech…

Viral Video Recap: The Glorious Return of Keyboard Cat and More

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One of the Internet’s favorite cats is back in this week’s viral video recap.

Keyboard Cat makes a return, playing “96 Tears” by Question Mark and the Mysterians. While this isn’t the same as the original magical cat, which first gained popularity in 2009, it still has all the charm of the original.

Our recap also features the latest, greatest thing on the Internet: Morgan Freeman on helium. The segment was part of the Science…

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Move Aside, Keyboard Cat. It’s Time for Otters to Take the Stage.

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Forget the Keyboard Cat; otters are the new musical geniuses of the animal kingdom.

The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., recently posted an adorable video of a group of Oriental small-clawed otters enlightening the crowds by pounding on a Casio keyboard.

The zoo said the instrument was a way for the animals to engage their sense of sight, touch and hearing, but it seems that one otter in particular was extremely enthused by its…

Leap Motion Can Track Your Fingers, Even When It Can’t See Them

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Leap Motion, the motion controller that lets you interact with a PC or Mac by waving your hands in midair, is rolling out the next generation of its software to developers.

The update is aimed at creating a more intuitive user experience and will be the biggest for the platform since the company launched its gesture-based controller last year.

Leap Motion’s controller tracks users’ hand movements so they can play games, read…