Samsung's emoji-only texting app actually has a good reason for existing

Emoji have become something of a necessary evil in everyday online communication: few people can sincerely claim to actually like them, but most of us use them regardless – they’re just so convenient. But Samsung’s Italian division sees them as more than just silly little time-savers: a new app bearing the very unfortunate name Samsung Wemogee aims to use emoji as a means to help people with aphasia, a serious language disorder.

The condition presents itself when brain regions responsible for speaking and language comprehension are injured, and results in trouble …