Man Photoshops Technology Into 15th Century Paintings, Hilarity Ensues

Not everyone appreciates a GIF. And not everyone appreciates an early Renaissance masterpiece. But there's more audience overlap than you'd think. Just ask Scorpion Dagger, née James Kerr, an artist whose GIFs feature subjects from 15th century paintings creeping on Instagram and unfriending each other on Facebook. » 1/30/14 1:00pm 1/30/14 1:00pm

When Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill Screws Up It Makes Art

Photoshop is amazingly powerful. But like any other program it's limited. Sometimes hilariously so. And content-aware fill is an example of an amazing feature that's still in the gray area between amazing and really off base. » 11/24/13 8:00pm 11/24/13 8:00pm

A Simple Waterproof Camera That Automatically Shares Your Shots Online

Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera was the first dedicated shooter that let users instantly upload their photos to their favorite social networks. And while it offered better image quality and controls over a smartphone's built-in camera, at $500, plus the cost of a data plan, it was a tough sell. But at just… » 8/21/13 11:27am 8/21/13 11:27am

Tumblr Is Pushing Porn Into an Internet Sex Ghetto

Since Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer began circling around Tumblr's billion dollar GIF vortex, we wondered what it'd do with the nasty stuff: the dog sex, the rape porn. Or even the more mild takes on fucking. Now we're starting to see: porn gets put where no one can find it. » 7/18/13 8:50am 7/18/13 8:50am

Yahoo Internet Life Magazine Is an Awesome Relic of the Dot Com Era

Yahoo yesterday announced that it's bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion to communicate to millennials cool, hip, relevant, and that it understands what GIFs are. But back in the early ages of the dot com-era, the company was saying that through a monthly publication called Yahoo Internet Life Magazine. » 5/21/13 10:39am 5/21/13 10:39am

Flickr's Massive Redesign: Full-Res Photos, a Terabyte of Free Storage

Sure, Yahoo just about killed Flickr, but today it's trying to restore its former glory. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr with giant photos and more storage than you probably even need. » 5/20/13 5:21pm 5/20/13 5:21pm

What's Yahoo Announcing at Its Event Tonight?

This morning Yahoo announced it bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion, along with a GIF and a promise "not to screw it up." The Mayer-ship is hosting a "product-related" event in New York City tonight. We'll be there covering it live. But just what's the company talking about? Here's what we've heard so far: » 5/20/13 3:01pm 5/20/13 3:01pm

Why It's Dumb to Abandon Tumblr Today

Since it became clear that Yahoo was going to buy Tumblr, Wordpress saw the number of blog imports from Tumblr rise from about 400 an hour to more than 72,000. That's a ridiculous jump—and also a stupid one. Here's why you shouldn't leave Tumblr just because it's under new management. » 5/20/13 10:19am 5/20/13 10:19am

It's Official: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr, Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

After rumors spread during the weekend, it's now official: Yahoo is buying Tumblr. Yahoo has announced the takeover, aptly enough, on Tumblr, explaining that it "promises not to screw it up." That's a reference, obviously, to the complete mess it's made of pretty much every other company it's ever bought. In that Tumblr… » 5/20/13 8:25am 5/20/13 8:25am

It's (Mostly) Official: Yahoo Buying Tumblr Youth Serum for $1.1B

Cash! The WSJ says "the Yahoo board has approved a deal" to make this happen, and it's hard to imagine Tumblr turning this down. One of the most unpopular companies in the world will soon own one of the most popular in history, and we'll all find out if you really can buy cool. » 5/19/13 2:14pm 5/19/13 2:14pm

Rumor Alert: Yahoo Is Buying Tumblr for a Billion?

Yahoo has a problem: it has no idea what it's doing, or how it's going to do it (outside of teenage dream hires). Some people who claim intimate knowledge say the company is going to do it by throwing a serious Hail Mary in its quest for cool: buying Tumblr for $1,000,000,000. That's one billion. » 5/16/13 11:33pm 5/16/13 11:33pm