Yes, you read that correctly. Apple's new upcoming iOS 10.2 update is set to include male and female emojis based upon the late, great David Bowie.
The "singer" characters (ebowji anyone?) will sport the iconic lightning bolt from Bowie's 1973 album 'Aladdin Sane'. Other new emojis will include a face palm, shrug and fist pump, plus a host of new foods, animals and professions.
As if confirming out regression into a heiroglyphic state, New York's MoMA gallery also recently added 176 original emojis to its permanent collection. Who needs words anyway?
Pioneer DJ really stunned the DJ/production community when it announced they were releasing a hardware sampler and on top of that a collaboration with the legendary Dave Smith — the superstar synth guru. The TORAIZ SP-16 is the result of their happy union.
Novation have shared the first look at their eagerly anticipated Summit synthesiser, through a Beats & Bites livestream which can now be viewed on Youtube or below.
The polyphonic synthesiser is two-part, 16-voice, 61-key with audio input, dual filters, extended panel controls and a five-octave keyboard. Its oscillators are also attached to a Field Programmatic Gate Array chip which produces analog waveforms at an astonishingly high resolution of 24Mhz.
Tech-heads, check out the video below and bask in all the delicious detail.