Animated Recipe: Baked Tofu

Our simple GIF guide to making a restaurant-quality snack

Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that results in restaurant-quality, crispy tofu—without breaking out the frying pan. Serve it with your favorite sauce or on top of your favorite noodles, salad or rice. Also, feel free to get creative and marinate your tofu before baking. Ingredients (yield: two to four servings) 1-14 ounce extra-firm tofu 1 tablespoon cornstarch ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Preheat …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A space elevator, Banksy's Dismaland and a missing piece of a mathematical puzzle in this week's look at the web

1. Apple’s Autonomous Car Prepares for Testing Many have speculated that Apple has been working on its own autonomous car, dubbed Project Titan, and new information gathered by The Guardian shows that it may hit production sooner than expected. The tech company has recently inquired about usage of GoMentum Station—a military-guarded base that claims to be “the largest secure test facility in the world” for …

New GIPHY CAM App for iOS

An easy-to-use maker of quick, animated images

The internet’s obsession with finding and sharing GIFs (regardless of how you pronounce the word) shows no sign of slowing. For a long while now, we’ve been using the PHHHOTO app to create our own and share them within their dedicated social network and just about everywhere else the app allows you to push your creations. Today, however, there’s a new GIF-making alternative and it’s …

Julian Gander Captures Joy in GIF Form

A visit to animator and illustrator Julian Gander’s personal website provides a feast of goofy GIFs, but it’s his latest set of silly animations that really caught our eye. Commissioned by Canadian cellphone provider Koodo Mobile for its “Choose Happy” campaign, Gander created a small collection of playful scenes—including a drumming apple, a skateboarding banana and an extra-long wiener dog bouncing down a set of …

Animated Recipe: How To Dice an Onion

Our GIF guide to perfecting your chopping skills

If you don’t know your slicing from dicing and get a little nervous in the kitchen, don’t worry. Here is a step-by-step guide to dicing an onion—resulting in even pieces every time, though we can’t guarantee this will be a tear-free experience. This technique also works well for garlic and tomatoes. Here are the most common dices, along with the size you should aim for: …