Emojipedia has detailed an in-depth look at the original emojis, which first appeared on the iPhone OS 2.2, to celebrate its first release. Here's what some emojis looked like 10 years ago.
It's starting to smell more like quarter-life for Nirvana's, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which turns 25 later this week.
The song is the opening track, and lead single, from the band's second album, Nevermind (1991, DGC Records) and was written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl.
The monumental video is considered one of the benchmarks of the grunge movement and propelled Nirvana to stratospheric success.
Tori Amon and many others have done covers in homage to the wicked tune:
We'd be privy to even more excellent covers of Nirvana's excellent tune-age if Courtney Love weren't such a total music tyrant.
So, in the meantime, hit up your local independent record store, get your own original copy of Nevermind, and pour one out for Kurt.
RIP, brother. Too soon.
Wang (95) and his wife Huang have become the face of everlasting love in the city of Hebei, China. Billboards have been scattered in shopping malls and random locations throughout the city after a photo shoot for their 64th anniversary went viral.
The Chinese couple first met in 1954 when Huang was asked to make a suit for Wang.
Wang (all dressed in suits made by his wife) and Huang were pictured in each shot doing things they love together.
This time, it's really, really personal.
It's been a busy couple of months for fans of Back to the Future. Not only is it the 30th anniversary of the original's release, but Oct. 21 will mark the exact date when Doc Brown and Marty McFly arrived in Back to the Future 2's future.
Many people are celebrating in different ways. Some are building awesome DeLorean golf carts. Some are helping you build your own hoverboard. And Christopher Lloyd put his lab coat back on.
Universal Studios decided to celebrate by putting together a trailer for Jaws 19, the movie featured at Hill Valley's cinema.
And it's a lot of fun to watch.
We know you were planning a lot for the 10th anniversary for the greatest love story ever told. Well so was Stephenie Meyer.
Apparently, her plans were to make more money by 'reimagining' the 10-year-old Twilight through trading the genders of the two main characters.
All this, according to Entertainment Weekly
In honor of the 10th anniversary of her best-selling vampire romance, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has written a 442-page reimagining of the novel that made her a publishing sensation. This time around, she's switched the genders of her protagonists. Yes, it's true. In the new tale titled Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, Bella Swan is now a boy named Beau (short for Beaufort) and the brooding Edward Cullen is now Edythe. Meyer is expected to discuss the project in more detail during an appearance Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
Meyer explains in her foreword to the anniversary edition of the novel that she decided to go with the gender bending to underscore her position that Bella isn't a "damsel in distress" as certain critics have charged. Rather, the author insists, the character is a "human in distress," or as Meyer calls her, "a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains." Meyer also takes issue with the criticism that Bella was "too consumed with her love interest, as if that's somehow just a girl thing." The author mentions, too, that Beau is "more OCD" than Bella was and that he's "totally missing the chip Bella carries around on her shoulder all the time."
Based on this, it sounds like the mystical, master class of writing that can only be found by using 'Replace All'.
Just please, PLEASE, don't make more movies to reflect this 'reimagining'.
Nintendo celebrated the 30th birthday of Super Mario Bros. with the release of this excellent little video documenting the creation of that iconic game.
Shigeru Miyamoto explains his inspiration and process for how the lasting gem came into being.
Technically, Sept. 13 was the 30th anniversary, but who knows when that is relative to today, what with modern time zones and all. So, Google got into the spirit today with a nifty little Easter egg.
If you type "Super Mario Bros." into search, a question box will appear in the results and you can go ahead and collect all the coins you want.
Unfortunately, you do not receive an extra life if you click it 100 times.
Happy belated b-day Super Mario Bros. Thanks for introducing me to a life long habit of reality avoidance.
20 years ago today, Microsoft released Windows 95 into the world.
It followed up on the success of Windows 3.1 and radically expanded Microsoft's dominance in both the personal computing market and the enterprise world.
The OS included many features that have since become legacy hallmarks of Windows, like the Start menu and the taskbar.
It was a pivotal upgrade that introduced many, many more to computer interactions. Chances are, you have experience on or around or complaining about Windows 95.
But does it really need an anniversary? Probably not.
It's an important moment in technological history, but it doesn't really need a day when we can remember the launching of an OS.
HOWEVER, we do need a day when we can remember Bill Gates and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dancing at the launch.
Never, ever forget.
If you need another reminder that time's flat circle will eventually roll over and crush you, it might as well be in the form of Harry Potter news.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the public's introduction to Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the three precocious, magical children who found adventure, friendship and eventually love in the halls of Hogwarts.
Seriously, 15 years.
You probably have memories of this, don't you? Meaning you are even older than old.
Here's part of the original press release that preceded the filming of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:
ATTENTION ALL MUGGLES! Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman have discovered their Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the thousands of children who cast their names into the hat to play the roles. Young actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the film's Harry, with newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson taking on the roles of Ron and Hermione, Harry's best friends at Hogwarts, in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming adaptation of the first in the best-selling series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling.
The hashtag #15yearsofDanEmmaRupert has sprung up around the anniversary with people sharing their memories and their appreciation for the wizarding trio.
By the by, this is what they look like now:
And you're probably older. Much older.
Sorry about the reminder that death is hurtling towards you at lightning speed.
Aug. 11 marks the one year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.
There have already been tributes from news sites and ways to remember him, like which of his movies to stream.
One heart-felt remembrance leapt out from Sarah Michelle Gellar as she posted the following picture to her Instagram.
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better wether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded" #Emerson You succeeded RW #RobinWilliams
One of Williams' last roles was on the CBS television show The Crazy Ones. It was a single-camera sitcom that CBS cancelled after one season in May of last year.
Gellar played Williams' daughter on the show and she might have been one of the last to get to know the comedian during the final months of his life.
It's an incredible quote from Emerson and another reminder of one more great talent lost.
Besides the 3D conversion, James Cameron made just one edit to Titanic prior to its re-release commemorating the 100th anniversary on April 15 of the ship's sinking.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "sent me quite a snarky email saying that, at that time of year, in that position in the Atlantic in 1912, when Rose is lying on the piece of driftwood and staring up at the stars, that is not the star field she would have seen," Cameron said. "So I said 'All right, send me the right stars for that exact time and I'll put it in the movie.'"