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This iPhone App Wants To Kill Badly Framed YouTube Videos Forever

Horizon is a new app that solves Vertical Video Syndrome (but only if you realize you have a problem to begin with.)<p>Smartphones have put powerful video cameras in millions of pockets, but that doesn’t mean that the people wielding them know how to make a movie. Peruse YouTube and you will find tens …

Pinterest adds the ability to play GIFs, makes your boards much more interesting

You'll now be able to play GIFs on Pinterest, meaning your cooking, exercise-inspiration and arts-and-crafts boards are about to get a <i>lot</i> more lively. Sure, you've probably seen a GIF or two on the site already, but the new ability to view the graphics in their full, animated glory without clicking …

Cob Building Basics: DIY House of Earth and Straw

In early 1999, a young woman from Florida happened across an article online about the recent revival of an ancient British method for sculpting dirt …

Florida

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

The Best Food-Themed Graffiti and Street Art We Could Find

With Banksy running through NYC right now, we're looking upon the walls of our city (and others) and finding lots of food-themed art—these are our favorites<p>With infamous U.K. street artist Banksy causing a ruckus in New York, we've been gazing upon the walls and public spaces of our city (and …

Streetwear

Christina Aguilera’s “Genie in a Bottle” gets chopped into something dark and amazing - The Fox Is Black

Last night I got an email from JCrosson, who you may remember did this rad mixtape for us, that he had a new remix he did with George Thoms. It …

A Machine To Hand-Crank Your Animated GIFs

The animated GIF is the Hallmark card of the internet–distributed on a whim to verbalize some emotion, only to be tossed aside after a brief laugh. It’s the most disposable and reproducible of medias, so making the GIF a fine, handmade piece of art seems borderline impossible.<p>But the Giphoscope …

Animation

Creamy Chocolate Fudge

Our chocolate fudge recipe is so creamy and decadent. The bite-size candies are perfect for company, gift giving, or indulgent snacking.

Dessert

DIY a Knitting Loom & Knit With It

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

DIY Typography Pendants

Grocery Bag Sunglasses<p>3D Print Constellation Necklace<p>SALT AND WATER ETCHING<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>So cute<p>can you tell me what brand of white …

An SEO Guide to the Google Hummingbird Update

Whenever Google updates its algorithms or, as in the case of the most recent Hummingbird algorithm, introduces a brand-new one, there is much concern over whether it has killed SEO.<p>Hummingbird has, at least according to Google, improved search results already and it looks likely that it will …

The Best Dive Bars in Portland, OR

A 1961 dictionary defined a "dive" as "a disreputable resort for drinking or entertainment." I'd add that a good dive should have a crew of scruffy regulars, a jukebox or karaoke, low lighting, strong, cheap drinks, and if you're lucky, fried food. Portland has plenty of establishments that fit …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

Handwriting support hits Gmail, Google Docs

Whether you prefer writing your notes by hand or writing a complicated kanji, Gmail and Google Docs now support an extensive list of handwritten languages.<p>You can use your mouse or trackpad -- or a stylus or your finger on touch screens -- to write without a keyboard. Handwriting support works with …

HipChat To Unveil Native Windows and Linux Apps, Enterprise Offering In Beta

Atlassian-owned HipChat is getting set to release native applications for Windows and Linux devices to help make the group chat and IM software feel as original as possible. In addition, the company is diving deeper into the enterprise space with a beta program for its HipChat server program it …

Bitcoin goes boom (again): currency cracks $200, gets Coinbase support on Reddit

Bitcoin, the virtual currency beloved by dreamers, speculators and criminals, is on a new upswing as the popular Mt. Gox exchange showed it trading …

Evernote iOS app adds Places feature, lets Premium users edit their home screen

Last month, Evernote rolled out a revamped Skitch app, giving it a fresh coat of paint to fit in with iOS 7. Today, the main Evernote app for iPhones and iPads has gotten similar aesthetic treatment, and added a couple of new features to boot. First up is the Places feature for both free and paid …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

The voices behind Disney's best characters through history

Walt Disney Company

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

These Bizarre German Hostel Rooms Are Made From Camping Trailers

Depending on how you look at it, this could be the weirdest or the coolest thing ever.<p>Built inside a former warehouse in Bonn, Germany, the hostel features 15 caravans, two night sleepers, and two Airstreams on the site of its "indoor campground."<p>Prices range from $32 to $101 per night, according …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …