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Perfect GIF loops of machines that don't actually exist

Canadian graphic designer and 3D artist Gareth Fowler makes these neat and perfect infinite loops of unreal machines. If you ask him what he does to figure out how these machines actually work he would say "seek out a mechanical engineering student/graduate, buy them beer, and have them explain stuff to you." » 4/09/15 9:24am 4/09/15 9:24am

7 Slow-Mo GIFs That Show Off Android Lollipop's Delightful Animations

Android Lollipop is beautiful. It's the best Android has ever looked, thanks in part to its lovely animations and new "material design." We've taken a GIF-centric look at Lollipop before, but YouTuber The Nerd Herd took an awesome slow-mo look at the new animations, and I think that calls for a few more GIFs. » 2/24/15 2:00pm 2/24/15 2:00pm

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… » 1/30/15 4:00pm 1/30/15 4:00pm

The Bizarre, Glitchy Glory of Wiggling 3D-Map Disasters

Remember a couple years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging fuckups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they're works of artespecially when they wiggle. » 1/19/15 12:38pm 1/19/15 12:38pm

Imgur Is Improving the GIF Experience—Here's Why It Matters

GIFs are the lifeblood of the internet, the reason most of us get up in the morning. But they haven't really gotten better in the past 25 years—until now. Imgur claims to have "reimagined the GIF" by recreating the traditional animated, looping images we love using the best web video format, MP4. Hold onto your jorts! » 10/09/14 6:30pm 10/09/14 6:30pm

This May Be the Greatest GIF Messaging App Ever

Surprisingly, despite all the websites and apps dedicated to absolutely nothing but GIFs, there really aren't that many that let you turn yourself into your own ever-looping bit of internet infamy. But today, JibJab's new custom GIF messaging app is filing a void in our hearts we didn't even know existed in the… » 10/01/14 8:00am 10/01/14 8:00am

A Custom, All-GIF Keyboard Is Coming to iOS Because Of Course It Is

Now that iOS 8 is opening its arms to the various third-party keyboards of the world, we're finally starting to see the fruits of many a developer's labor. But PopKey has gone above and beyond the call of duty with a fully customizable keyboard that's all GIFs all the time. Just like god intended. » 9/12/14 12:31pm 9/12/14 12:31pm