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The Internet's Best GIF Makers Joined Forces to Make This Epic Homage to Taylor Swift

17 collaborators enhanced 'Shake It Off'

What do you get when you bring together some of the top GIF makers in the world? Surprisingly, not a GIF. But you do get one hell of a video.  Seventeen…

The Story Behind Fidget Cube, the $4 Million Phenomenon You Didn't Know You Needed

Meet the brothers who made the viral gadget

If your friends know you to be a restless pen-clicker, you've probably already been tagged a dozen times or so on the promotional video for Fidget Cube. Viewed tens of millions…

Why Wait to Kill Your iPhone's Headphone Jack? Here's an Easy Way to Do It Right Now

A cheeky design firm has a quick solution

Excited to get an iPhone 7 but don't want to wait until next week to embrace the future? Try the Apple Plug, which kills your headphone jack right now. "Fill in…

This GoPro User Created an Oddly Intimate Video From the Bits That Usually Get Edited Out

Capturing those awkward beginnings and ends

If you've ever recorded yourself, you know that there are few things more awkward and vulnerable than those first and last moments. Even if you're comfortable on camera, there's a singular…

Cristiano Ronaldo's New Charity App Lets You Post Selfies With Him, Topless or Otherwise

Each download benefits Save the Children

If selfies are the ultimate expression of digital narcissism, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is doing it all wrong.  Ronaldo's new smartphone app, CR7Selfie, seems appropriately vapid on first blush—it lets you…

A Redditor Just Showed How Easily the Site Can Be Manipulated for Viral Ad Revenue

First, buy a popular account. Then starting linking

If you visit Reddit frequently enough, you'll notice the abundance of accounts that just keep posting old content over and over, reaping the site's "karma" points. But why? Reddit karma is…

Laura Ingraham's Awkward Salute/Wave at the RNC Becomes a Viral Moment for Giphy

'Did she just...'

Animated GIF hub Giphy has certainly been having its share of fun with this week's GOP Convention speakers, but one of its tweets has taken on a life of its…

Gap Baffles NASA Fans by Featuring the Space Shuttle in an Ad About 1969

Brand says its ad is just being misunderstood

Gap's been running ads celebrating "iconic Americana moments" and playing up the chain's founding in 1969. But one of its retro choices left NASA fans flummoxed. A tweet from the recent…

Samsung Is Helping Preemie Babies by Making Incubators Feel More Like the Womb

How a heartbeat can change tough odds

Samsung is back to pull at your heartstrings again, this time with a campaign about premature babies. Infants born too early face a greater risk of language and attention disorders later…

The Titanic's Final Hours Are Being Relived on Twitter, and It's Hard to Look Away

Luxury liner struck ice 104 years ago today

If you needed a reminder of the deadly hubris that can be fueled by marketing, technology and industrial one-upsmanship, there's a flurry of century-old tweets you might want to check…

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