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Man Photoshops Technology into 15th Century Paintings, and Of Course 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. Read More >>

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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 grey area between amazing and really off base. Read More >>

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There's Enough Ikea Furniture in Porn to Fill a Whole Tumblr (NSFW)

Let's not beat around the bush: We all watch porn. OK? OK. And it turns out that while we're doing that, we're getting a full view of Ikea's affordable, easily cleanable, porn-friendly furnishings. Read More >>

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

From 1995-2002, Yahoo's glossy was published by Ziff Davis, which licensed the Yahoo name. The mag featured regular columns from Roger Ebert, and get this — critical reviews of not just gadgets but also websites. Just look at some of the covers. With hallmark names and phrases of the 90s like Monica Lewinsky, Senifeld, e-mail, and web cam revolution, it's an incredible picture of the early years of the internet as a democratic concept. Hey, maybe if Yahoo was cool in the 90s, it can be cool again 20 years later. [BuzzFeed] Read More >>

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

It's a Yahoo news bonanza today. Just after the company this morning announced its $1.1 billion dollar acquisition of Tumblr, it showed off a completely redesigned version of Flickr. Read More >>

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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. Read More >>

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An Ode To the Unsung Art of Anime Backgrounds

Backdrops are called backdrops for a reason—they're designed to fade against the focus of a particular scene. But as a new single-serving Tumblr called Anime Backgrounds proves, sometimes the best art is to be found behind the characters. Read More >>

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Latte Drawings That Blow Your Local Barista Out of the Water

Latte art. It's tickled the fancy of many a cafe-goer as they gaze at the magical flower-patterned milk floating upon a sea of velvety espresso. This dude right here, though? He laughs in the face of your measly rosetta. Read More >>

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Toilets in Video Games Are All Pretty Gross

Though most video games never involve a player having too drop a deuce, video game worlds always seem to have dirty toilets in even dirtier restrooms. Who uses these toilets and why are they universally dirty! Video Game Toilets rounds up the toilets found in video games—it spans from like the early 80's until now—in a hilarious Tumblr. Here are a few we love (the one above is from F.E.A.R. 3). Read More >>

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Google Image Search Has Never Looked So Good

Stop what you're doing right now and start scrolling through this Tumblr of colourful images of planes and bridges and mats and packaging and other everyday items morphing into each other. It's called I'm Google, an ongoing art project that finds beautiful patterns in otherwise benign and boring images Google Image search results. Read More >>

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What Movies Look Like Before Special Effects

New tumblr alert: Before VFX. It's a revealing collection of pictures that show what movies look like before any sort of visual effects are added. Which basically means it makes every movie, even Oscar-worthy movies, look completely ridiculous. The magic of the movies! Read More >>

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This Hilarious Song About Tumblr Pretty Much Sums Up the Entire Internet

If you use Tumblr, or Facebook, or Twitter, or any site like that, you'll know that they're all complete time sucks. Hopping onto Tumblr is especially dangerous because of all the rabbit holes you can crawl into — food, tasteful nudes, fashion, tasteful nudes, animated gifs, tasteful nudes, virally reblogged reblogs, and other stuff like tasteful nudes. It's like if each Tumblr post was singing for your attention. Read More >>

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The Guys That Do Customer Support For Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Just Got Hacked

Meet Zendesk. Chances are, you've never heard of it -- that's ok, it just provides support for some of the biggest tech companies going, including Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vodafone and Disney. And, in what seems like the latest spate of the hack-happy February we're going through, some anonymous hackers have had their dasterdly ways with Zendesk, nicking details relating to some of its big-name customers in the process. Read More >>

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Where To Keep Track of All the Worst Apple Maps Fails

It's barely been a day since iOS 6's native Maps app was released to the world, and already there's a steady stream of mapsasters that have everyone not-so-secretly wishing a standalone Google Maps app gets released ASAP. Read More >>

app of the day
Tumblr: Rebuilt From the Ground Up

Tumblr has long had an iOS app, and it's was OK. But now it's totally retooled it, adding a bunch of new features focused around making Tumblr easier to use on your mobile device. Long story short, you'll probably be reposting cat GIFs from your iPhone more often. Read More >>

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