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Making GIFs just got easier with Imgur’s new GIF creation tool

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Making GIFs just got a whole lot easier.

Imgur, the free image- and GIF-hosting website released its new GIF creation tool on Thursday called “Video to GIF” which allows users to create high-quality looping GIFs from videos hosted on the Internet, including ones from YouTube or Vimeo

As a GIF lover and creator, I was excited to hear the news, especially considering there really isn’t a great place on the web to make quality GIFs in a timely…

Survey: Your fellow airplane passengers don’t want to smell your food

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Airline food is often bland and expensive — but that doesn’t make it acceptable for passengers to stink up the plane with their food, say other passengers.

In a new survey, 48% of respondents said that it was rude to bring food with strong odors on planes, while 12% said airlines should ban passengers from doing so.

A ban on bringing food on a plane is unlikely to happen, and that is a good thing: Major airlines have done away with…

Dog weddings are an engaging tradition for humans

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If the sight of a bulldog in layers of white tulle brings tears to your eyes, you are not alone

Dog weddings —also know as puptials— are an adorable, if slightly bizarre tradition. The idea of two canines coming together in tiny veils and bow-ties to declare their everlasting love is too irresistible to let go

Cats get married too, but it’s less frequent because it’s more difficult to get felines to participate in a ceremony because…

Sydney siege inquest: how the victims died

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The gunman who held 18 people hostage in a Sydney cafe for 16 hours in December shot the cafe manager in the back of the head as he knelt on the floor, an inquest into the deadly siege revealed Thursday

Two people, plus the gunman Man Haron Monis, were killed during the siege inside the Lindt Cafe in Sydney’s busy central business district on Dec. 15, 2014. Until now, details regarding the events — which ended when police stormed the building in the early hours of Dec. 16 — have been…

Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing ten

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Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the Libyan capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

Two attackers were killed following a standoff that included a car bomb exploding in the parking lot of the seaside Corinthia Hotel. It was unclear if other gunmen were involved in the attack, which also killed five Libyan…

NYC mayor’s sign language interpreter steals the show yet again

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With a blizzard on the city’s doorstep, New York City Mayor Bill Blasio held a number of press conferences throughout Monday and Tuesday

But despite the important message the mayor was attempting to deliver, it was hard to not notice the animated sign-language interpreter to his right.

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The man, named Jonathan Lamberton is a Certified Deaf Interpreter. He uses a hearing interpreter in the audience who listens…

David Tennant cast as villain in Marvel’s Netflix series ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’

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LONDON — Fans of the popular former time lord David Tennant will be very happy to hear he’s been cast as the villain in Marvel’s forthcoming series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Marvel announced Monday evening that Tennant is joining the the show starring Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—— in Apartment 23) and Mike Colter (The Good Wife), who will play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.

The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix…

Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

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HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most…

Inside Cuba’s hidden faux Internet

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HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world that most can’t access.

Home Internet connections are banned for all but a handful of Cubans, and the government charges nearly a quarter of a month’s salary for an hour online in government-run hotels and Internet centers. As a result, most…

AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico for $1.88 billion, minus debt

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DALLAS — AT&T is buying Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for about $1.88 billion, minus the company’s debt.

The deal will give AT&T Inc. companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico and hold all of the wireless properties in Mexico held by NII Holdings Inc. That includes spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and about 3 million subscribers.

Nextel Mexico’s network covers approximately 76 million people.