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Emojis promising tool for tracking cancer patients’ quality of life: study

A team of researchers recently found that using emojis instead of traditional emotional scales were helpful in assessing patients’ physical, emotional and overall quality of life. Researchers from United States' Mayo Clinic found that using iPhones and Apple Watches were favored by patients, and the technology helped collect study data accurately and efficiently. The study, created using Apple’s ResearchKit framework, showed that Apple Watch provides objective, continuous activity data that correlates with established…

Move over Picasso: first-ever emojis to hang in NY Museum of Modern Art

NEW YORK: Smiley faces and images of food and cats designed almost 20 years ago by a Japanese phone company and used in digital messages worldwide have now attained the status of art. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has been licensed to display the emojis in its permanent collection alongside works by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, it said on Wednesday. It was not clear how the emojis would be displayed at MoMA, but the installation is due to open in early December. Japanese national carrier Nippon Telegraph and…