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Facebook Photoshop Scam Spreading Like Wildfire

Share Clicking on Facebook links is dangerous business. At least a few of aren't aware of this sad fact; otherwise, the latest scam Facebook app wouldn't be spreading at the alarming rate of almost 90,000 clicks per hour. M86 Security labs reported the latest link hoax, which spreads quickly via Facebook Chat. It starts with a message from a friend that reads, "hey, I just made a photoshop...

Prankster Duo Lovingly Retouches Facebook Photos, With a Splash of Derp

If you're a prankster with a modicum of Photoshop skills, you'll probably want to get in on this one. Oli and Alex are charmers who use their innate artistic abilities to seriously piss off their hapless friend James. As Oli puts it: "I like going onto my friend's Facebook page, taking photos of him, changing them slightly, then putting them back up on Facebook. He doesn't like me doing this." ...

How to Make an Animated GIF from a YouTube Video

Animated GIFs are on the rise again, blanketing Tumblr, Twitter and much of the Switched team chatroom. Some sites offer GIF-making tools, but most, at best, do little more than take multiple screencaps of a video, leaving you with a five-frame result that's not going to get you any Internet cred. Amazingly, there still isn't a dedicated app for making amazing works like these, so you'll have to ...

4chan Founder Unveils 'Canvas' Imageboard to Limited Audience

4chan founder Christopher Poole has just launched his latest site, Canvas, to a select group of invitees. Canvas, at its most basic level and much like 4chan, provides users with a forum for discussion. Members post content to the site, others chime in, and the conversation snowballs from there. All user identities remain anonymous, but, unlike 4chan, all content is archived and recorded on ind...

Meta Music Video From The Limousines Is Made as You Watch

Are you dreaming about how an obsessive knowledge of CS5 CS4 and iPhoto can turn you into a leather-jacket-and-hoodie-wearing rockstar? (Or is that just our fantasy?) The Limousines' music video for 'Very Busy People' (kinda NSFW) comes straight from the computer of director Mathieu Wothke, who painstakingly edits, 'shops and pieces together the jam before your eyes. Our favorite part: stop-motio...

Thoughts on 10 Years of Wikipedia, Comparing WikiLeaks to 'The Dark Knight'

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Read: Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks In one of the diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, Putin and Medvedev are compared to Batman and Robin. It's a useful analogy: isn't Julian Assange, WikiLeaks's organiser, a real-life counterpart to the Joker in Christopher Nolan's Th...

Animating Your Twitter Avatar Is Easier Than Ever -- Consider Yourself Warned

Want to turn your Twitter avatar into a living, breathing and persistently annoying animation? Greg Leuch can help you. First, you'll have to use 3fram.es to create an animated GIF, which you'll save to your computer. Then, just re-size the saved image using Leuch's automated uploader, download the tailored animation, and voilà. You've got your very own dynamo of an avatar, just itching to ...

U.S. Cyber Command Opens, Life on the Content Farm

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Read: Military's cyberwar command opens The Department of Defense announced that the military's new command for protecting its networks against cyberassault had achieved "full operational capability," meaning the new U.S. Cyber Command, which opened for business in May, is 100 per...

Keanu Reeves Didn't Know About 'Sad Keanu,' But Now He Does

Keanu Reeves may know a lot of things, but when it comes to his online presence, he seems pretty clueless. In a recent interview with the "actor," New York Magazine's Vulture asked Reeves about his innermost thoughts on 'Sad Keanu.' The image of Keanu eating a sandwich has become a meme, complete with a ton of requisite, creatively photoshopped versions. Reeves, perhaps not surprisingly, had no id...

Apple's Stupid Photoshop Gaffe, Tech Sector Hiring Down

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... Not even Apple is immune to Photoshop failure of embarrassing proportions. Documentation for the new iPod touch showed the iPhone interface, complete with Phone app, clearly 'shopped onto the the touch. Whoops! [From: TUAW] While the tech sector has proven strong through the recession, hiring is starting to slow. [From: New York Times] ...

The Joy (and History) of Photoshopping, 'Portal 2' Coming in February 2011

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Oyl Miller describes the joy of Photoshopping: "We'll drag that sparkly little jewel that is about to become Mr. Chuck Norris's forehead eye onto our desktop and prepa...

The First Digital Camera, Photoshop's Layer Tennis Returns This Friday

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Scott Hansen found this great post from Kodak about what was probably the world's first digital camera, built back in 1975. The 'film-less photography' device could ...

Sergey Larenkov's 'Rephotography' Piques Historic Interest, Doesn't Raise the Dead

We've held off from reporting on Sergey Larenkov's computational rephotography, perhaps due do to the link-bait, ludicrous headlines that other outlets have chosen to run, like "Ghosts Now Officially Exist" and "Camera Software Lets You See Into the Past." Computational rephotography is the process of matching a historic photo's perspective with a new one, and it has lately been automated by the ...

BP Badly Photoshops Command Center, Denies Responsibility

Thanks to one investigative blogger, BP has proven itself to be just as unethical as ever. Monday, John Aravosis at AmericaBlog demonstrated that a promotional photo, which allegedly depicts BP employees poring over video feeds of the leaking oil well, had been photoshopped -- and poorly at that. Not only was the photo clearly doctored, the blog claimed, but it wasn't even current. The image's in...

Defrauder Photoshops Himself Into Charity Pics, Fails in Federal Court

A man accused of credit card fraud and bail-jumping just received a 285-month sentence, despite the fact that his defense submitted several photoshopped images of him doing charity work in a bid for a lighter penalty. Daryl Simons's sad attempt to show himself as some kind of humanitarian backfired in White Plains, New York federal court when a quick analysis of the photos in question proved that ...