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 first… » 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

These GIFs From The Smithsonian Archives Make History Come To Life

The charm of a perfect looping image cannot be denied. Old timey illustrations are delightful nostalgia inducers. Pair 'em together and hot damn: That is a recipe for sure-fire internet love. Drawing from seemingly endless stores of digitized archives, the Smithsonian Libraries have been posting original gifs on their » 8/14/14 8:20pm 8/14/14 8:20pm

A New Chrome Extension Loads a Different GIF Every Time You Open a Tab

A lot of my day is spent in search of GIFs—those few seconds of endlessly looping animations that can perfectly describe any mood. A few websites hoard a treasure trove of these motion memes, and of course, I have every single one conveniently bookmarked, but with the help a new chrome extension, my GIF intake is… » 8/03/14 5:00pm 8/03/14 5:00pm

Animated GIFs Have Finally Invaded Street Art

If you had to pinpoint one single reason the internet became such an integral part of our day-to-day lives, the obvious answer would be animated GIFs. They're what make staring at a screen all day long completely worth your morning commute. But now, a couple of artists have finally found a way to put animated GIFs… » 7/30/14 10:52am 7/30/14 10:52am

Five Beautiful GIFs of Hurricane Arthur Show Nature's Terrifying Power

When Hurricane Arthur made landfall on the North Carolina coast last weekend, it was the strongest hurricane to strike the United States since Hurricane Ike hit Texas in 2008. The storm was downright impressive visually, and these gifs document the latent beauty of nature's power. » 7/08/14 2:00pm 7/08/14 2:00pm

I totally feel like I'm on drugs when I look at these awesome GIFs

Instead of popping pills or eating shrooms, just look at these wonderful GIFs made by Micaël Reynaud. He's a maestro when it comes to using camera tricks to create dizzying effects and a genius at taking the typical GIF to the next level with slit-scanning, timelapse and perfect masking to stitch together digital… » 6/19/14 10:08pm 6/19/14 10:08pm