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Ah, it’s that magical time of year again. Children are Snapchatting, parents are Facebooking, and Tweeters are tweeting. No, it’s not Christmas in July, but instead today is World Emoji Day, where people worldwide gather to celebrate the little cartoon icons that have made online communication slightly shorter and more incomprehensible since their inception in 1998.More →

Cameras now mounted to the International Space Station have started beaming full-color HD video of Earth from space, and provide a startling level of detail in closeup. Even if you can’t quite make out people’s hair-dos, you can definitely see the color of their cars. The videos, created by a commercial satellite company Urthecast, show roads, parks, and waterways of three cities: Boston, Barcelona, and London.More →