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  • Imgur’s new GIF tool is the Future of the Internet

    Imgur’s latest installment in it’s attempt to recreate the GIF is finally upon us. Their new video to GIF tool is actually quite simple, quickly select a clip from a streaming video like YouTube, then turn it into a GIF. Imgur’s new format of GIF is called “.gifv,” which is essentially the same thing with some key differences, like it’s playback and save feature. This makes for a very high quality looping video, that’s a relatively small file, but if you’re looking to embed the video onto a site or email, makes it difficult. For page embedding, it’s no different than embedding a streaming video, but email is much more tedious and probably not worth the effort. Here’s an example of the quality preserved when using the format. The steps are as easy as uploading a link to the streaming video – chopping the video to your liking – waiting a few minutes for conversion – then copying an embed link. Unfortunately, you can’t remove soul patches. There are definitely some hiccups with the tool, that will no doubt be worked out in the near future. The text overlay feature has some bugs and it’s always unclear whether you’re going more »

  • 20 Reasons Why Hot Tubs Are Better In GIF Form

    The hot tub is a magical place, where magical things happen. It’s one of the only places where you can be outdoors, essentially naked, probably naked, but also scorchingly hot in the winter. It’s a place where fantasy becomes reality, Where boys become men and where heroes are made and fools are shunned. It’s also a place where some of the funniest GIFs on the internet happen. We’ve compiled some of the funniest, sexiest and steamiest hot tub GIFs on the internet to warm you up in the dead of winter. Oh and Olivia Munn once went into a hot tub, ad it was glorious. We’re partnering up with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 to give a lucky school a chance to win the prize of all prizes, their very own ginourmous hot tub party. Go to HotTubMovieParty.com to vote for the winner. Even if your school didn’t make it, you can still win big. Huge. Mega-huge. For first place, one winner + a friend will get a VIP trip to the party plus $2,500 cash to spend on, um, whatever you want. The 2nd place winner will win $1000 to throw their own hot tub party and the third will win $500 cash for ample partying. more »

  • The Leatherman Multi-tool Tread is Man’s New Best Friend [Watch Wednesday]

    The Tread bracelet is a new man-bracelet from the minds of Leatherman. A multi-tool bracelet that was thought up after the president of Leatherman was denied entry at Disneyland “I was stopped at the gate by security for carrying a knife, when what they had actually seen was my Skeletool. I was unwilling to give it up, so they made me take it all the way back to my hotel room. I knew there had to be another way to carry my tools with me that would be accepted by security.” After the concept of the Tread was thought up, The Leatherman team thought of adding a time piece element to the product. The Tread QM1 will feature a unique Leatherman-designed and Swiss-made timepiece with precision quartz movement. A shock resistant sapphire crystal ensures scratch resistance for heavy duty wear, and the curved watch limits reflection and increases outdoor visibility. Available Fall 2015

  • Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Health Nuts With “Fake Cold Pressed Juice” Made With Fun Dip and Skittles

    Jimmy thinks it’s crazy that people have been paying $8 a bottle for cold-pressed juice, which is supposed to be better for you. So we decided to invent our own juice company and went to the Farmer’s Market to see what people thought of our “cold pressed juice.” However we didn’t tell them until after they’d had some that the juices were made with Fun Dip, Tang, Creamsicles and Skittles.

  • This is What The Insanely Large Currency Bills of The U.S. Looked Like

    United States currency through the years, if anything, is just beautiful. The large bills of the past might seem quite comical by today’s standards, but without the benefits of electronic payments made complete sense. Supercompressor collected a series of large scale bills from the days of yonder, accompanied by the worth of those bills today. Pretty hilarious, but also just plain pretty.

  • Take a Virtual Tour of the NFL’s Thoughtfully Designed Park Avenue Headquarters

    In the run-up to Super Bowl XLIX, most of the National Football League’s 400-person staff have left for Glendale, Ariz.—and the near-empty midtown New York office was ideal for a behind-the-scenes tour by Jaime Weston, the NFL’s vp of marketing, who pointed out details that make the headquarters such a unique space. Each of the four floors was designed to tell a story that corresponds with commissioner Roger Goodell’s guiding principles.

  • Disney Is Reportedly Targeting Chris Pratt To Be The Next Indiana Jones

    Chris Pratt is quickly taking over the cinematic world. He’s already a part of several major franchises — the Jurassic Park series, Guardians of the Galaxy — he’s soon to start work on The Magnificent Seven remake with Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua, and now it’s being rumored that Pratt is possibly being courted by Disney to become the next Indiana Jones.

  • Use This Map To See Where Google Fiber Is Going Next

    Google said Tuesday that it will bring its fast Fiber Internet service to four additional metropolitan areas, but not necessarily every neighborhood in those regions. The new areas are Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. The service offers speeds of one gigabit per second, about 100 times faster than the average broadband service in the U.S., in Kansas City, Austin, Tex. and Provo, Utah. Google had said it was considering expansion to nine new metro areas. The four new areas incorporate 18 cities. Google said it is still considering whether to bring Fiber to the other five metro areas: Phoenix, Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Jose, Calif. Many investors and analysts consider Fiber an expensive experiment, or a ploy to encourage other broadband providers to upgrade their networks. However, Google executives say Fiber is a real business and the company is trying to build its service more efficiently. Read Google’s side of the story and see all the maps on WSJ >

  • The Microsoft Algorithm that Predicted the World Cup Just Chose it’s Super Bowl Winner

    Cortana is once again attempting to predict the record books, this time with the Super Bowl. Cortana is the Windows Phone virtual assistant that has gained much acclaim after predicting the World Cup outcome with a 15-1 prediction record then moved on to the NFL season and playoffs. The program uses a Bing algorithm to calculate a series of limitless variables, then land on a percentage of outcome. This season she had a 178-88 (66.9%) record, which was nearly identical to Vegas picks, but fell short to Nate Silver’s ELO model, which went 184-82 (69.1%). For the playoffs Cortana is 8-2 on her playoff game picks after correctly predicting both conference title games.

  • Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd & Amy Poehler to Star in a “Wet Hot American Summer” Netflix Prequel

    Wet Hot American summer was just one of those cult classics that stuck. It’s dry humor walked a fine line between cheesy comedy and complete spoof, so much so, it was hard to distinguish exactly what the movie was trying to be for some. But for people familiar with the work of it’s cast it’s gone down as one, if not the, most underrated comedy of it’s generation. The prequel, First Day of Camp, will be coming to Netflix just in time for summer in an 8 part series. Elizabeth Banks, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Molly Shannon, and Michael Showalter are among some of the cast joining the series, which tells the story of the first day of Camp Firewood’s famous summer season, now fourteen years after the film’s debut.

  • The Dating Rules of 2015: 5 Things You Need To Know Because The Game Has Changed

    Holy smokes! It’s 2015, I’m recently single and I’m in my 30s. This is going to get wild. Quick background on me: I’m Jimmy Penname and I’ve re-entered the dating pool about six months ago after chilling on the sidelines for a while with this chick I dated. Anyways, here’s something I learned really quickly. The game has changed!!! The following are your “2015 Dating Rules”:

  • The 15 Best U.S. Cities for Young Singles

    A renaissance is happening across the U.S., a cultural movement of arts, culture, food and drink is helping small cities to emerge as premiere destinations for young professionals and start ups. Years ago the big 5 cities across America would attract the majority of young post grads looking to begin their lives, but now smaller cities can offer up the same substance on a smaller scale. Singles across the country, look no further, here are the top places to reside with a perfect singles bar compliment across the country. The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners.

  • Real Men Build Their Own Hot Tubs. Here’s How To Do It!

    The hot tub is a luxury experienced only by kings, queens, the 1% and business people after hours at synergy conferences. Well that’s about to change. No longer do jacuzzi’s have to be limited to the Scrooge McDuck’s of the world, swimming in their gold coin pools and then taking a nice hot dip on the roof of their ivory towers. No longer do your fingers have to go un-pruney (sp?). To combat winter’s icy grip we’re going to teach you how to build your very own hot tub while also partnering up with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 to give a lucky school a chance to win the prize of all prizes, their very own ginourmous hot tub party. Go to HotTubMovieParty.com to vote for the winner. Even if your school didn’t make it, you can still win big. Huge. Mega-huge. For first place, one winner + a friend will get a VIP trip to the party plus $2,500 cash to spend on, um, whatever you want. The 2nd place winner will win $1000 to throw their own hot tub party and the third will win $500 cash for ample partying. Keep up the voting for your chance to win win. Don’t know how to build your more »

  • The Fascinating History of Super Bowl Media Day (That You Probably Didn’t Know]

    Super Bowl XLIX Media Day has come and gone and among the things I learned is Rob Gronkowski considers himself the team’s best dancer, Bill Belichick isn’t a Katy Perry fan, Tom Brady is a Jay-Z guy and Marshawn Lynch was just there so he wouldn’t be fined. As the absurdity continues to be dissected, check out our gallery looking back at past Media Days, starting in 1981 with John Matuszak. You may know him better as Sloth from The Goonies.

  • Don’t Bogart Oskar Blues’ Pinner IPA

    It’s no secret that the folks at Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery enjoy their state’s liberal attitudes toward cannabis. Hell, they’ve even promoted the fact that an empty can of Dale’s Pale Ale can be used as a smoking device. But with their latest brew, Oskar Blues’ love of marijuana is more evident than ever. Named after the slang term for tiny joints, Pinner Throwback IPA is actually Oskar Blues’ lowest ABV offering at 4.9%. So it’s on the weaker side, like a pinner. And once you pop the top, you are greeted with a very familiar aroma that reminds you just how closely related hops and cannabis are. If that’s not enough for you, to really make their point, the cans are stamped with “Can I Be Blunt?” above the logo. The not-so-subtle brew is already available in Colorado and North Carolina where Oskar Blues breweries are located. All 41 states where Oskar Blues is available will begin selling Pinner beginning March 1. Remember, don’t bogart that can. Chug, chug, pass.

  • 11 Amazing Airbnbs You Can Rent In Phoenix For The Super Bowl

    The teams have been decided, and the Super Bowl is quickly approaching. But if you’re planning on making a trip to Phoenix for the game, don’t assume you’ll be able to get a hotel room. Officials expect a whopping 100,000 fans to visit the area for the game on Feb. 1, and average daily hotel rates have risen by 89%. Lots of Seahawks and Patriots fans are turning to Airbnb as an alternative — according to Airbnb data, nearly two and a half times as many people as usual are making reservations in the Phoenix area. The earliest Airbnb reservations for Super Bowl weekend were made a year ago, in January 2014. But even if you didn’t plan that far ahead, there are still some amazing rentals available in the area.

  • Hangover Helper [Infographic]

    With the Super Bowl this weekend, chances are we’ll all be doing a little too much drinking. And until the day after becomes a national holiday, we’l all be heading to work Monday morning with monster hangovers. To lessen the pain, here are some delicious cures from around the world. And if you’re the proactive type, there are even some tips on what to do to prevent a hangover in the first place. Now does anyone know where I can get some lamb intestines? I really want to give that Kokoreç a shot.

  • 29 Literal Goosebumps Covers

    There’s no denying that R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books were the coolest books to read in elementary school. There’s also no denying that looking back, the stories are pretty silly and the book covers are even more so. As adults with limited imaginations due to years of soul-crushing work (and maybe a few too many beers), we have a much more literal interpretation of Goosebumps covers. Take a look at these revised covers from The Soup and cry for your lost childhood and your transformation into a curmudgeon who can no longer enjoy the whimsy of a children’s book.

  • This Device Transforms Your Phone Into An Instant Camera

    With the ubiquity of digital cameras, there has been a death of actual physical photos. Printing out photos at home never turns out all that great and finding a place to get your digital photos professionally printed isn’t always convenient. But now a San Francisco-based company has solved these issues by putting a new spin on the old technology of instant cameras. Prynt is an instant camera case with a modular design that fits a variety of phones. The case has its own battery, so it won’t drain your phone’s, and no ink is necessary for the prints. A 10-pack of photo paper will retail for $5. And most impressive of all, the Prynt software captures video while you are snapping your photo and after the print is completed, scanning it results in the captured video playing on any phone, not just the one that took the picture. The impressive tech recently hit Kickstarter with a modest $50,000 goal. With 34 days remaining, over $100,000 has already been pledged. Reserve yours now starting at just $99 with shipments expected to begin in August.