For the past week, much to the annoyance of my friends, parents, and acquaintances, I’ve been testing Giphy Keys, a free iOS keyboard from the gif-obsessed website. It’s made texting so much better.
Gifs are a much-loved online medium for capturing that perfect animated emotion, but they can be damn hard to make. You either need to find a favorite automated tool, or at least be semi-fluent in Photoshop. Giphy’s lowering that technical barrier by introducing Capture, a dead simple way to quickly capture anything…
You may have heard that Deadspin’s GIFs disappeared from Twitter. And then Deadspin disappeared from Twitter. And then Deadspin reappeared on Twitter. It all seems completely ridiculous, except all of it was a pretty standard blunt-force application of copyright law on the internet. The only unusual part was that…
Are you the type of person who Googles for GIFs? Then you’re going to love this new Chrome Extension.
Facebook’s updating its profile picture feature: Mobile users will be able to use 7-second long homemade GIFs as their main picture on the site. This is gonna be just like that time people complained on MySpace when users changed their background to tiled tie-dye or neon fuchsia wallpaper with animated glitter hearts.
You know that feeling when you have too many tabs and windows open and you can’t find your desktop? That’s exactly how it feels to watch “Drifted,” the new music video by The Shoes. Actually, the music video is more stressful.
The latest version of Apple’s mobile OS launched to much fanfare and showy new features. Side-by-side multitasking! A creepily efficient digital assistant! But the longer I use iOS 9, the more I’m noticing the tiny changes that make everything just a little bit better.
It was sort of fun when Facebook started allowing users to upload animated gifs a few months ago, but now select advertisers get to experiment with the format. This could get ugly.
Long before Giphy existed, Tumblr was a home for our animated treasures. Now, the blogging platform is making it easier for us to comb through its vast collection of GIFs and add them to our posts than ever before, with the rollout of its very own GIF search engine.
Here’s some news: You can now embed GIFs on Facebook. Well, technically, you can post a link to a GIF, and Facebook will produce the animation, just like pretty much every other social network’s been doing for years.
Giphy’s great new Chrome extension builds an animated image search engine right into your editor. I’m freaking out.
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."
I used to shake my cane at the sky and declare "I just don't get kids today and their GIFsets." Then I went to work for Tumblr.
Regardless of how you feel about voicemail, I think we can all agree that this is the worst. I don't want to call up and listen, Android. Just let me dismiiiiiissssssssss.
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.
Back in the 70s and 80s, there was a little piece of technological magic known as Teletext. Basically, it allowed the broadcast of text, and crude text-art, over unused TV spectrum, so long as you had a special decoder. Very proto-internet. And so of course, it was used for pornography.