Fresh batch of emoji to launch this year as celebs turn digital

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HOUSTON - The tech world is constantly evolving, and with living in the age of hashtags, LOL, and smiley faces, what better way to show your "textpression" than with more emoji?

The organization Emojipedia is releasing a new batch for 2016, 72 of them.  How about pancakes and bacon emoji to feed your text-crazed appetite?

That will go good next to the drooling face one.  There's no doubt the selfie and palmface will be popular.

While we wait for this new batch to be released by Unicode later this month, celebrities are creating their own versions.

Blac Chyna has Chymoji, showing off everything from lingerie to her fiancée Rob Kardashian.  Kim K has her line called Kimoji, even featuring husband Kanye and their daughter North.

Justin Bieber followed to make his after hearing Kim Kardashian's emoji made her a million bucks in a minute after releasing them.

It looks like Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry is looking to win with his latest move off the court.  He's crossing over to the digital world with his own Stephmoji line, already launched on Google Play and Apple.

Now, that's what you call stepping up your game.