• This handy tool lets you record GIFs straight from your browser

    I like GIFs — perhaps to a fault. I know it’s a dying medium, but I’m still a sucker for a moving image. There’s something awfully satisfying about staring at a GIF that a JPEG can never match. The one thing I despise about GIFs, though, is how much of a hassle it is to make one. Enter GIFcap, a browser-based tool that lets you capture GIFs without the need to download or install any new software. All you need to do is load up the site, and start recording. The cool bit about GIFcap is it lets you choose if… This story continues at The Next Web

  • We asked a computational poet if machines will ever replace human writers

    TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers and editors for an hour.  Yesterday, Nick Montfort, a computational poet and an award-winning author of interactive fiction, hosted a TNW Answers session. During the AMA, Montfort spoke about what computer-generated literature does better than humans, the future of computer-assisted journalism, and how computer-generated novels help enlarge cultural imagination and explore new possibilities of language.  At first thought, computer-generated poetry may seem like a new and unexplored area of literature. So, what exactly is… This story continues at The Next Web

  • Spotify’s new Warner Music deal will bring tunes from Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Linkin Park to India soon

    Since Spotify launched in India last year, one of the major gripes listeners had was the absence of major artists such as Coldplay, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, and Ed Sheeran. Now, the streaming service has signed a new global licensing deal with Warner Music Group (WMG) that allows users in India to access music from artists under this conglomerate’s labels, including the ones mentioned above. These songs aren’t available on Spotify India right now, but it shouldn’t be a long wait as they’re already available on the streaming service in some other countries.  In a joint statement, WMG and Spotify said… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Spotify