It's April Fools' Day , so for Google employees, it's basically Christmas morning. The tech giant spends an inordinate amount of time and resources every April 1 on pranking the Internet — because, they own half of it — so why not? This year's pranks include a new spin on the selfie, some Pokemon related challenges and emojis . See also: Spare Your Facebook Friends From These 9 April Fools' Day Pranks While we don't enjoy being fooled, we have to admit, Google, some of these wouldn't be so bad if they were real. Perhaps you put next year's pranking budget towards actually developing these? 1. The Gmail Shelfie To celebrate Gmail's tenth birthday on April 1 (no, really, it's actually Gmail's anniversary), Google has announced a new custom theme for email accounts. And it's as Millennial as can be — the "shelfie." It stands for SHareable sELFIE and makes narcism just a touch more techy. "Gmail Shelfie is built on the idea that you shouldn’t be selfish with your … [Read more...] about Google’s April Fools’ Jokes: Gmail Shelfie, Chrome Emojis and More
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Despite the outbreak of deadly anti-police violence in Dallas yesterday evening, Twitter has chosen today to reward the Black Lives Matter movement with their own custom emoji. When users go to type in the hashtag, Twitter automatically inserts the icon, consisting of white, brown, and black fists alongside it. The emoji was introduced today and users started reporting its visibility at around 10AM PST. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment regarding the precise time it installed the emoji. Given the fists’ resemblance to the “black power” symbol, the emoji lends the hashtag a positive connotation. The hashtag can also not be tweeted without the emoji, which makes expressing negative opinions regarding the #BlackLivesMatter movement more awkward and difficult for users. Twitter has still yet to take action regarding the users threatening and inciting violence against cops, who have been allowed to broadcast their incitement … [Read more...] about Twitter Rewards Black Lives Matter With Official Emoji Less Than A Day After Dallas
GLYPHS are the mysterious little symbols we often see next to the zodiac sign, but very few people know what these symbols mean. With the rise in horoscope popularity now off the charts , there's never been a better time to learn more about astrology. Read our horoscopes live blog for the latest readings The bizarre little symbols we see next to our horoscopes known as glyphs , represent each zodiac sign. While they may not immediately resemble a lion and a crab, each sign depicts the zodiac symbol it's related to. Some of the more obscure symbols include Virgo's star sign associated with a maiden, represented by an 'M' shape. They may look like hieroglyphics, but these fascinating glyphs each tell their own story. They also make excellent tattoos . Let's dive in and see what they're all about. CAPRICORN This glyph may at fist appear to have nothing in common with Capricorn 's famously stubborn animal, a goat. But in ancient mythology, the … [Read more...] about Star sign symbols: Zodiac glyphs for all 12 horoscope signs explained
In the context of the botched Super League launch, a Manchester City-Chelsea Champions League final could not be more symbolically appropriate. In 1986, Manchester City scored three times in the final five minutes but still lost the Full Members’ Cup final 5–4 to Chelsea, an occasion that, if nothing else, suggests just how much football has changed in the 35 years between that and the clubs’ meeting in the Champions League final at the end of the month. To begin with, there is the status of English football. The Full Members’ Cup was only inaugurated to provide the clubs with extra income, filling the gap in the schedule left when English clubs were banned from European football in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. It was never popular and so ill-conceived that the final was played the day after a full league program, meaning 20 of the 22 players who started the game were kicking off their second game in 24 hours. But the broader point is that English … [Read more...] about The symbolism of this all-English Champions League final
Sushil Chandra will conduct the UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand elections before he retires in May 2022. IMAGE: Sushil Chandra, India's 24th Chief Election Commissioner. Photograph: Rahul Singh/ANI Photo Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra , 63, will not get the opportunity to finish what he started. He joined the Election Commission in February 2019, just ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in May that year. Along with Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa, the team supervised the election that brought Narendra Modi back to power as prime minister. But Chandra will not be at Nirvachan Sadan for the next Lok Sabha round: He will retire in May 2022, having overseen the Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur assembly elections, leaving it to others to conduct the next general election due 2024. You could argue that his job is no less onerous. Assembly elections in UP are nothing less than a general election when it comes to planning and … [Read more...] about ‘Free, fair polls’: Can CEC keep his promise?