Techie Tuesday: Today’s Trending Stories

By Megan T. Brown on April 12, 2016

The president talks space exploration and smartphone users speak out for emoji equality. Get the scoop on these and other digital trends in our roundup, and check our tech portal for more of the latest news.


This Is What iPhone Emojis Look Like On Android

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What you send and what your friends receive may vary—and it could just be responsible for some major miscommunication.

Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed / Emojipedia


Here's what it's like to shoot with a brand-new $26,000 camera

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See what you can expect from your shots when you drop a pretty penny on this Hasselblad camera.

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider


President Obama Explains Scott Kelly's Year In Space

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This week, President Obama guest hosted Science Channel's DNews. In this clip, he breaks down astronaut Scott Kelly's space mission.



For sale: A Lamborghini Countach for the open seas

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It's much more stylish than a Jet Ski. Act fast, and you can snag this amphibious Lamborghini for around $27,000 on eBay UK.

Motor Authority


Facebook Messenger updated with two new features

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Video chat heads and Dropbox support are the latest additions to Facebook's Messenger app as the company tries to knock out the chat competition.

The Times of India


Mark Zuckerberg attacks Donald Trump in speech about Facebook’s future

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Facebook's CEO describes America's culture of fear as opposition to the company's goal to "connect the world."

The Verge


Autism Glass Takes Top Student Health Tech Prize

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Using Google Glass, the learning aid assists autistic children in identifying facial cues in a daily life setting.

Stanford University via Scientific American


Thanks to SpaceX, the ISS now has all six of its docking ports filled – a new record

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An inflatable room delivered to the ISS, a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), will be inflated for testing next month.


Apple enjoys sudden YouTube love for Cookie Monster, releases outtakes

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Just try to keep from smiling as you watch Cookie Monster express his love for Siri.

Youtube via Cnet


Why artificial intelligence is more important than ever and how it will change our lives

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Just what is AI? Artificial intelligence expert Sam Byford explains on this "What's Tech?" podcast.

The Verge