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How to Make a GIF of Anything

The old-school GIF has somehow become the modern day medium for expressing everything from intense emotional responses to live breaking news. Rather than relying on stock GIFs provided by others, you can make your own with a few easy tools. Here’s everything you need to know to get started. Read More >>

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I Could Stare At Yosemite’s Natural Firefall All Day Long

The firefall is a natural phenomenon that occurs for a couple of magical weeks in February. Horsetail Fall only flows in the winter and early spring, and when the sun sets at just the right angle, it illuminates the water, causing the lava-like red glow that I can’t tear my eyes away from. Read More >>

Twitter Gets an Easy Built-In Gif Search Engine

In a move aimed at persuading more young internet-type people to use Twitter, Jack Dorsey and friends are integrating Gif search into its social network, following many messaging apps’ footsteps. The integrated search is combined partnership between venerable Gif havens Giphy and Riffsy. Read More >>

This is the Worst Thing About Voicemail

Regardless of how you feel about voicemail, I think we can all agree that this is the worst. Read More >>

The Future of GIFs is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its very soul. Read More >>

YouTube Now Lets You Make GIFs From Videos

Making short GIFs of YouTube videos is a pretty well-established practice now – so much so that there's dozens of websites dedicated to this finest of art forms. But YouTube might be about to make them all obsolete, thanks to a new built-in GIF maker. Read More >>

Why Twitter GIFs Aren’t Actually GIFs

Twitter GIF are VIFs. They're regular MP4 files that basically play in a loop. Read More >>

These GIFs Turn Famous Buildings Into Shape-Shifting Toys

Buildings: They are giant and they are unmoving (for the most part). But what if you could play with them as freely as a Lego set? That seems like the kind of fun Axel de Stampa had when creating this series of super-fun GIFs. Read More >>

Resupplying The Concordia Base Through the Art of Polar Logistics

This is what trainspotting looks like in the largest, coldest desert in the world, where temperatures reach –80°C and the nearest human beings are over nearly 400 miles away. Read More >>

Become Internet Famous by Starring in Your Own GIF

OK, if you are one of those weirdos who thinks GIFs are irritating and pointless, this website that lets people insert their own faces into a variety of animated scenarios will not please you. Not one bit. Read More >>

Watch the Whole History of iOS Homescreens in One GIF

iOS 7 is here to change your phone, homescreen, apps and beyond. It's a big transition, but the iOS homescreen has come a long way in its six years. Here's exactly how far, in one glorious GIF. Read More >>

Watch iOS 6 Morph Into iOS 7 in One GIF

Things are going to change once iOS 7 hits your iPhone next week. Doesn't matter if you're buying the new iPhone 5C or 5S or not, all those icons you've gotten used to will morph into brighter, flatter and larger versions of what you know. Best part about this GIF though? Scott Forstall's creepy smile morphing into Jony Ive's stone cold staredown. YOU WILL LIKE IOS 7. [GadgetLove] Read More >>

There’s a Cool New Type of GIF In Town

GIFs are seemingly the life-blood of the hipster internet at the moment, and we're unashamed to say that we love them. Now there's a new kind of motion GIF starting to emerge, the "deparallax" GIF. Check out these stunning, hyperreal images. You'll think they're CGI, but they're not. Read More >>

First-Person Pac-Man In Your Browser Is Simply Terrifying

I've never really thought of Pac-Man as a horror game. Innocently chomping away, dodging ghosts from a top-down view is pretty tame. But taken from a first-person view, where you simply don't know what's around the next corner, is a whole new horrifying ball game. Read More >>

Cat Fighter II Needs to Be Real

Forget Street Fighter, we need Cat Fighter II, where our furry feline friends battle it out, throwing whirly kicks, hadoukens, and beating up massive balls of yarn. Whichever next-gen console bags Cat Fighter II as an exclusive, wins. Period. [YouTube via Kotaku] Read More >>