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What’s better than being able to search Tumblr for quirky GIFs to with your friends? Being able sit back and let Tumblr play an endless GIF slideshow for you, of course. We’re surprised you had to ask. The new, stunningly addictive Tumblr TV is an accessory to the GIF search functionality it released at the beginning of the month. “We kind of made this whole thing by accident,” reads a Tumblr Staff post announcing Tumblr TV. Using Tumblr’s search engine to find GIFs is easy enough: enter your search terms, put “GIF” at the end, and you’ll be looking at an array of short clips of puppies (or what... Read more...
Is Facebook just finally getting with the times given the immense popularity of animated GIFs (and the fact that folks that are lumbering around on ancient 56k connections are few and far between), or is it a sign that Facebook is about to travel down the same rat hole that sucked up Myspace? However you feel about GIFs, Facebook today is opening up the floodgates by allow users to go crazy by posting them to their walls. Posting a GIF to your wall is a simple affair; all you have to do is post a direct link to the image in the “Update Status” box. You can use any of the popular image hosting sites... Read more...
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than an animated GIF has to be worth what, about a ten thousand Internet burn points? The actual value depends on the GIF in question and proper placement, be it in an forum argument or an email chain in which a co-worker says something stupid, but whatever, let's not get caught up in the math. All you need to know is that Hulu is now a source of high-quality GIFs. It's called "The Perfect GIF" and, appropriately enough, it's hosted at Tumblr. However, it's a highly customized experience that allows you to search and discover GIFs from various TV... Read more...
In real life, there's a Starbucks and/or a McDonald's at every turn. But on the Internet, instead of coffee and fast food, you can't hardly surf a mile without seeing several memes and animated GIFs. Well, get ready to see more of the latter, because the super popular image hosting site Imgur just made it incredibly easy to extract animated GIFs from videos. Imgur is already one of the go-to places for memes, and with its new online Video to GIF tool, all you really need to know how to do is copy and paste a video URL. Assuming you can also wield a mouse (or touchscreen), then it's just... Read more...
Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself, "Self, what the Internet really needs are more animated GIFs!" Probably not, but brace yourself for a deluge of GIFs in the coming months anyway as YouTube rolls out a new feature that will make it easy to create them from videos that have been uploaded to the service.We're not being curmudgeons here, we just know what's around the bend, and that's a lot more GIFs. Hopefully this will result in some hilarious captures, and if you're planning to participate but need video fodder, be sure to check out HotHardware's YouTube channel.The feature is currently... Read more...
As if GIFs weren’t taking over most corners of the Internet already, popular social site Pinterest officially supports them. Starting now, you can post GIFs to Pinterest and play or pause them in their spot on a board or on the main page. “The well-timed GIF may be the greatest thing to have happened to the internet since emoticons,” wrote the company in a blog post. (Eh, that’s debatable.) “There are already tens of millions of GIF Pins and a million people a day see at least one GIF on Pinterest, so there are plenty to choose from.” A quick search for “GIF”... Read more...
Developer Rei Kagetsuki is spearheading a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of animated PNG (APNG) tools with the ultimate goal of replacing animated GIFs (pronounced "jif," in case you're wondering) as the de facto standard for moving images. With 28 days to go, he's already more than halfway to his $5,000 goal courtesy of about a dozen backers. According to Kagetsuki, APNG could have been a standard more than a decade ago, but the reason the web at large still primarily uses animated GIFs is because of the lack of available tools for the former. "Animated PNG, a high quality animated... Read more...
If Louis Armstrong was still alive, he'd have another verse to add to "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," because as it turns out, some of us, and perhaps even most of us, have been pronouncing "GIF" wrong. Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), recently stated it should be pronounced with a soft G, and that's that. "The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations. They are wrong. It is a soft 'G,' pronounced 'jif.' End of story," Wilhite told The New York Times in an interview. Image Source: foxtrotters.tripod.com/animate.htm It annoys Wilhite that there's... Read more...
During President George W. Bush's valedictory visit to Iraq, an Iraqi journalist launched his shoes at Bush's head during a press conference. Since then, an assortment of games, animated GIF's, videos, and creative websites have appeared to making light of the journalist's shoe toss.  Alex Tew, an internet entrepreneur who made history in 2006 by selling a million pixels at a dollar a piece on milliondollarhomepage.com, created a simple flash game, sockandawe, that allows users to throw their own shoes a "Bush". Tew's "stupid little flash game" started getting millions of hits, and... Read more...
Security researchers presenting information at next week's Black Hat convention are expected to demonstrate a particularly nasty method for stealing online credentials from users on any number of websites that allow users to upload their own pictures. The exploit will work by displaying what looks like a .gif picture, but contains a Java applet that can be triggered to run after the fact in the victim's browser. They call the file a GIFAR. The bad guys would create a profile on one of these popular Web sites -- Facebook for example -- and upload their GIFAR as an image on the site. Then they'd... Read more...
The Consumerist featured a story a year ago about a woman that wasn't allowed to buy an Apple computer because she wanted to purchase it solely using Apple-issued giftcards. Stung by negative publicity, Apple relented and she got her computer. But instead of liberalizing their giftcard policy, Apple simply gave the one customer a computer paid for with giftcards and then changed their giftcard FAQ. Others shut out in Apple's giftcard eligibility maze want a computer too. Or maybe their money back. I have 7 gift cards totaling $1250. Apple refuses to sell me a computer despite having $1250 upfront.As... Read more...
Just in case you’re not keeping count, we wanted to let you all know that there are only 10 more shopping days left until Christmas!  If you, or anyone you know, are in the market for a laptop, do yourself a favor and check out the Asus Holiday Gift Guide available right here on HotHardware.Asus has special pricing on a number of their most popular notebook computers, including the slick Lamborghini and the powerful GS2-B1.  We’ve evaluated a handful of the notebooks Asus in offering in this promotion, so when you see a ‘Hot’ button next to the listing, be sure to click it to see what... Read more...
Nintendo announced that the Wii Shop Channel's Gifting Feature, which allows you to give a game to someone you've traded Friend Codes with, will go live later today.Later in the day on Monday, Nintendo will make your holiday shopping just a little bit easier. If some people on your gift list have visions of classic video games dancing in their heads, you're in luck. Starting this week, Wii Shop Channel patrons can use a new Gifting feature to send games to other Wii owners with whom they've traded Friend Codes. It's an easy and inexpensive way to give your fellow Nintendo buffs the gift of a classic... Read more...
As the year draws to an end and the holiday shopping season begins, we here at HotHardware have a time-honored tradition of bringing our faithful readers our annual Holiday Buyer's Guide.  We hope that our Holiday Guide will help you make informed buying decisions, whether you're looking for a couple of parts to put into your own machine, or building a new machine from scratch for friend or family.Each year our Holiday Buyer's Guide is a little different.  For example, this year we've decided to break the things down by component type.  Within each category we've broken down... Read more...
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