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Messaging app Telegram adds selfie masks, DIY GIFs

With what looks to be an eye on Snapchat’s selfie-loving fanbase, messaging platform Telegram has beefed up its in-app photo editor in what it dubs an “entertainment-heavy update” — including an option that lets users customize selfies by adding cartoon masks that automatically align on their faces. Snapchat of course has a lenses feature for transforming users’ selfies. The Telegram feature is far less sophisticated than Snapchat’s lenses; more ‘selfie augmentation’ than full facial transformation, …

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan

Generate artistic, animated, color QR codes that scan / Boing Boing Qrcode is a github-hosted, Chinese Python project for GNU/Linux and Windows that takes sentences and URLs and creates “artistic” colored and animated QR codes that actually scan. qrcode (via 4 Short Links) report this ad Fancy a regular cut of the best things at Boing Boing—and …

Feats of strength

An essential parenting skill (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) report this ad And you thought that second glass of wine before assembling your Scandinavian stick furniture might have been ill advised. In “Giancarlo and Nicole + LSD,” a young couple drops tabs of acid, and 45 minutes later, attempts to assemble the rather complicated NORDLI cabinet from Ikea. Hilarity ensues. This video, currently blazing its …

International Olympic Committee bans GIFs

They’ve “expressly prohibited” turning anything from the Olympics into “animated formats such as animated GIFs (i.e. GIFV), GFY, WebM, or short video formats such as Vines.” You know what, I fucking surrender. Olympic corruption, greed and venality has been boundless for decades, but this kind of fantastic out-of-touchness literally leaves me wordless. 2. Internet and Mobile Platforms Notwithstanding any …