Gfycat

Gfycat and Overwolf team up to make instant gaming GIFs

The popular website Gfycat and PC game extension creator Overwolf are launching a way to make it easy for players to create instant gaming GIFs, which gamers share on social media for bragging rights for victories or funny fails.<p>Animated GIFs are the silly moving images associated with Internet …

Business

How to Move a Couch in New York City

(YouTube link)<p>You see some weird stuff on New York trains, but last Monday, some riders got to share a car with this guy relaxing on a leather couch. …

New York City

You Can Now Quickly Add Reaction GIFs in Gmail

Ever wish you could respond to an email with a GIF, like you can in messaging apps? With Gmail now you can.<p>One of the best features in the new Gmail …

Apps

How Coders Are Fighting Bias in Facial Recognition Software

Software engineer Henry Gan got a surprise last summer when he tested his team’s new facial recognition system on coworkers at startup Gfycat. The …

Machine Learning

Add GIFs to Gmail With the Gfycat Addon

Sometimes things are just better said with a GIF, but adding a GIF to an email exchange is sometimes easier said than done. This week Gyftcat …

Apps

Samsung's Newly-Certified Screen Is Bendable and Unbreakable

Shattered phone screens are an unavoidable part of modern life for many, but Samsung wants to change that. As CNET reports, the tech company has been …

GIF Animations

Sending GIFs in Gmail Just Got Easier With This Add-On

A new add-on is finally making it possible to send GIFs directly through Gmail.<p>This life-changing app comes courtesy of Gfycat, the folks behind the …

Ice Cream

How Filmmakers Recreate That '90s VHS Look Today

There are a few markers we instantly associate with the VHS tapes we watched in the 1980s and 1990s: a washed-out picture, bleeding colors, and …

GIF Animations

Coming Soon: A Harry Potter Wand That Teaches Kids to Code

If you've ever wanted to learn how to code but couldn't focus long enough to finish an online tutorial, then you might want to try something a little …

Harry Potter

There’s finally a GIF add-on for Gmail

We’ve all been there. You receive an email and you so want to add a funny GIF to your reply, but getting the right GIF and adding it to the email is …

Apps

Gfycat makes it dead-simple to drop GIFs into your Gmail replies

If you’re all about GIFs in your digital correspondence, you’ll be glad to know that Gfycat’s built a tool to bring them to your inbox, so your replies are 💥<p>The company’s taking advantage of Gmail’s add-ons platform, which lets you add plugins from third-party developers and access them from a …

Apps

Automatic Swimming Pool Guest Evacuation Feature

End the party whenever you like, with the press of a button<p>We've all been in this situation: You're having a pool party, but after a few hours the …

Swimming Pools

Gfycat hits 2.5 million creators and 40 million GIFs

Gfycat has reached 2.5 million creators in the past year across 160 countries on its platform, and those creators have produced more than 40 million GIFs to date.<p>Animated GIFs are the silly moving images associated with Internet memes in the 31-year-old graphics interchange format. And Gfycat makes …

Business

Gfycat's AI Solution for Fighting Deepfakes Isn't Working

Chasing AI-created fake videos with AI moderators doesn’t work, as Gfycat may be finding out.<p>Some of the most popular celebrity deepfakes—fake porngraphic videos of celebrities and average people generated with a machine learning algorithm—are still alive and well where Motherboard first discovered …

Internet

Paramount Partners With Gfycat For Immersive ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ 360Loop GIFs

Everyone loves a good GIF, but what about a GIF that gives a full, 360 degree immersive GIF? Gfycat has done just that by reinventing the standard 2D …

GIF Animations

Gfycat starts rolling out 360 degree GIF content

GIFs offer a way to compress a ton of information into a small amount of space, and while Gfycat has positioned itself as more of a short-form video centric platform, it’s going to take a step further to see what a step beyond a standard GIF looks like.<p>The company today said it would be rolling out …

Startups

Gfycat unveils 360Loop for looping content in 360 videos and VR

Gfycat has been a master of creating 2D animated GIFs, and now it is taking that content into virtual reality with 360Loop. The first example comes from Paramount Pictures’ new Tom Cruise movie, <i>Mission: Impossible — Fallout</i>.<p>Gfycat‘s new media format is like a GIF, the usually silly moving images …

Virtual Reality

Gfycat ramps up its focus on game clips and highlights as it hits 180M monthly users

Gfycat is already a pretty popular host for lots of content like short clips from shows and movies, but there’s also a pretty substantial store of content centered around gaming — which is why the company is starting to put some extra focus on it.<p>Gfycat, which is centered around creator tools to …

Startups

Gfycat Launches 'Gfycat for Gaming' — a Platform Just for Gaming GIFs

It's like a silent YouTube for gamers.<p>If there’s one thing gamers love more than gaming, it’s bragging to their friends how great they are at pwning …

GIF Animations

Gfycat for gaming lets you share your greatest GIF moments

Gfycat has made a platform for creating short-form looping content, and today the company is making it easier to create imagery from games.<p>The Gfycat for Gaming platform makes it easy to create, browse, and share game content, for both game studios and players alike. Palo Alto, California-based …

Business

11 Creepy Pics That'll Give You Lasting Nightmares

We apologize in advance for the lack of sleep you will be getting in the upcoming weeks. Maybe check out some uplifting and happy content after this …

Humor

Gfycat looks to be a hub of content for AR experience development

If all goes well, some GIF creators may start seeing their GIFs show up in augmented reality experiences, based on a new deal that’s happening with Gfycat this morning.<p>Gfycat said it would be working with a company called Metaverse that, like many tools of its kind, is looking to make it easier to …

Augmented Reality

Cat Goes Ice Fishing

A young cat has discovered a miracle in winter time. He can walk on water! The ice-covered pond lets him get really close to those tempting, wriggly …

Fishing

Giphy held talks to raise a massive new funding round

We’re hearing from a number of sources that Giphy, the big platform for hosting GIFs that also runs a GIF keyboard, held talks to raise a huge new financing round — though it’s not clear if it ever crossed the finish line.<p>Sources pegged the round at something as high as around $100 million, but …

Startups

The desperate race to stop fake celebrity porn

The AI-assisted face-swap videos known as deepfakes hit a wall earlier this month. The videos, which are mainly used to create convincing fake …

Internet

AI-Moderators Fighting AI-Generated Porn Is the Harbinger of the Fake News Apocalypse

Gfycat is deploying AI to seek and destroy AI-generated porn—a good step, but we're not out of the woods yet.<p>In January, Motherboard reported on a community devoted to deepfakes, fake porn videos of celebrities created with a machine learning algorithm. Less than a week later, several websites …

Internet

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Fighting Fake Porn

Facial recognition and machine learning programs have officially been democratized, and of course the internet is using the tech to make porn. As …

Artificial Intelligence

Pornhub Says Digitally Generated 'Deepfakes' Are Non-Consensual and It Will Remove Them

After Reddit and image-hosting platform Gfycat began removing porn videos digitally altered via machine-learning techniques to swap performers’ faces …

Internet

Reddit Just Shut Down the Deepfakes Subreddit

Reddit finally does something about AI-generated fake porn videos.<p>As of Wednesday around 1PM EST, Reddit appears to have suspended r/deepfakes, the subreddit dedicated to creating fake porn videos using a machine learning algorithm.<p>A Reddit spokesperson told Motherboard in an email:<p>"Reddit strives …

Internet

Pornhub bans "non-consensual" AI-edited fake porn clips

In the unlikely event that you’ve never heard of them, “deepfakes” is the term often used for AI-edited fake porn in where the face of an actress is …

Internet