Apple has unveiled a new set of emojis that include a diverse set of new characters participating in sports and other activities. These characters are both gender and racially diverse.

A new rainbow flag emoji has also been added in support of the LGBT community.

Perhaps the most controversial change comes by way of the gun emoji, which has long been represented as a revolver. It is being replaced with a water pistol, a move that Apple hopes both curves the growing gun issue in the United States without upsetting too many gun enthusiasts.

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Amazon has broken a new employment record as it enjoys massive sales increases in recent quarters.

Pokemon Go also received a much-needed update that changes quite a few things.

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In today’s IQMZ Tech, we cover Apple and Spotify’s latest dispute, Android Nougat, and the first fatal accident involving Tesla’s Autopilot feature.

In today’s IQMZ Tech, we talk autonomous racing and whether or not Time Warner Cable is going in the right direction.

Autonomous Racing is Coming

Autonomous vehicles are heading to a race track near you, and they could be on track to outperform human drivers in the next several years.

Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed algorithms that enable a 1/5 scale car to navigate a rough dirt track at the equivalent of 90 miles per hour.

This technology, similar to what is powering self-driving vehicles from Tesla, takes the algorithms that make autonomous cars safe for the road and expands on them to make them safe for even the most hazardous of conditions.

Meanwhile, leagues are already being set for full-size autonomous cars to compete on race tracks around the globe starting as soon as 2017.

Time Warner Cable Management

The neighbor of one Time Warner Cable customer took to YouTube after a Time Warner Cable installer laid a cable over their lawn. Citing the possibility of the lawnmower sucking up the cable and shutting down their neighbor’s service, this video sheds light on what many employees of the company are calling a downhill trend.

Is the second largest cable company in the U.S. going in the wrong direction, or is this video just a one-off example of a rogue technician doing a terrible job? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.