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16 Issue 73 / 2015 TECHNOLOGY Diverse emojis have finally arriveD! Apple has created a set of new racially diverse emojis to be released in the coming months 300 new emojis in total will be released with new versions of iOS and OS X, so now everyone can text more accurately. Emojis are immensely popular, to the point that we're all basically back to communicating in hieroglyphs, but there have been long-running complaints about the lack of diversity amongst the characters. Before this update, non- Western people were represented by a man wearing a Cossack hat, a fella in a Chinese skull cap, and a man with brown skin wearing a turban. Apple have finally answered the call and have created 5 shades of skin, as well as same- sex relationship emojis, and a whole bunch of new flags, because geography is important kids. While the new emojis were widely welcomed, many users raised concerns over one of the skin tones, which is a disturbingly Simpson shade of yellow. No one is that colour in real life. Apple analyst Rene Ritchie responded, tweeting that "The yellow emoji aren't meant to represent a skin tone. They're default emoji yellow. Tap to hold to get one of the five skin tone choices." Yellowness aside, Apple has yet to create redhead, bearded or afro- sporting emojis, so it seems diversity only goes so far. The Amen break is one of the most iconic loops in music and has been sampled by the likes of N.W.A, Oasis, and Nine Inch Nails. The famous break comes from 'Amen Brother' by 60s funk group The Winstons. Lack of copyright laws and statute of limitation restrictions means that copyright holder, lead vocalist, sax player and arranger of 'Amen Brother' Richard L. Spencer hasn't received a penny from the countless samples, and Gregory Coleman, the drummer who played the beat, died broke and homeless. After former DJ Martyn Webster heard about Richard's story, he set up a GoFundMe site for people to give something back, "If you have ever written or sold any music with the amen break, or even just enjoyed one of the countless hundreds and hundreds of tunes that contain it… please donate towards the good cause of the worldwide music community giving something back to the man behind the legendary breakbeat." The fund currently sits at over £16,000, well ahead of the original £1000 goal. CrowDfunDing: The winsTons amen BreakBeaT gesTure Finally the creator of the Amen break is getting some recognition

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