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ACLU app lets you automatically send videos of police encounters



In a time when nearly everyone, regardless of income, seems to have a smartphone, the ACLU has come up with something that could help during your next encounter with an overzealous law enforcement officer: an instant reporting app

Mobile Justice CA was created by the Southern California branch of the American Civil Liberties Union as a way to “keep law enforcement accountable and protect your rights.”

The $250 million Fight of the Century: Pacquiao-Mayweather by the dollars in vintage posters



It’s the Fight of the Century — and the Purse of the Century

When Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, their meeting will be seven years and millions of dollars in the making.

Thwarted until now by everything from prison sentences (Mayweather’s) to retirements (Mayweather’s, again) and financial negotiations, the boxing match is the most anticipated fight of…

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No, there’s no waterfall on the Sydney Harbour Bridge



Another Sydney storm, another Photoshop fake.

Whenever it rains, it seems there’s nothing Sydneysiders like to do more than hole up with a cozy cup of tea, put their ugg boots on, fire up the laptop and have a nice little Photoshop session.

Wednesday’s fake photo of the day was an image of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, covered by a gushing waterfall.

Sydney has been hit with record rains, wind and flooding

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Insane drone photo of Kaskade’s crowd puts Coachella into perspective



INDIO, California — Kaskade, the only electronic artist tapped to play Coachella‘s main stage this year, attracted two of the biggest crowds ever in the music festival’s storied history during the past two weekends. The picture, above, is stunning proof of his popularity

The aerial view, taken from a drone Sunday night, shows just some of the cramped attendees, who filled up seemingly every spot in the outdoor venue for Kaskade’s set

Miley Cyrus once played the Tibetan bowls for Joan Jett and a pig at sunset



Miley Cyrus inducted Joan Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland during the April 18 ceremony, giving a heartfelt speech about the iconic rock singer’s effect on her life.

Ever the provocateur, Cyrus was photographed backstage at the ceremony wearing a dress and pink, heart-shaped pasties covering her nipples. Cyrus drew the letter “j” on each of the pasties, Jett’s initials.

She also mentioned something about a pig and sunset and Tibetan bowls. Wait, what?

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Lego ‘Batman vs. Superman’ trailer looks just as intense as the original



The Brick Knight and the Man of Plastic are going cape to cape.

YouTube channel FinalFeature recreated the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, shot-by-shot, entirely in Lego.

Somehow, the already intense trailer is way darker with mini-figures.

Keeping the needle on the record: Vinyl’s unlikely comeback



In a music buying industry now dominated by iTunes and music streaming sites such as Spotify, Napster, Pandora and Jay-Z’s recently released Tidal, the CD and physical music store are reportedly in sharp (and potentially terminal) decline. But a curious development in music consumption has seen vinyl, the format ostensibly rendered extinct by the compact disc with its “perfect” digital sound, make an unlikely — but significant — cultural and commercial comeback.

In an era in which even…

This year Earth is off to warmest start in at least 136 years



Earth has had a remarkably hot first quarter of the year, with the January through March period coming in as the warmest such period on record, according to information released Friday

Data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) confirms information from NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), which indicated that 2015 was off to an unusually toasty start

According to NOAA, March was the warmest such month on record, at 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th…

No profit? No problem. Record subscriber additions boost Netflix



Netflix just keeps on growing in everything but profits

The streaming video service topped 62 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2015 after surprisingly strong growth from the U.S.

Netflix added 2.6 million international subscribers in the quarter, which doesn’t come as a huge surprise since the company has been aggressively pursuing new viewers in the rest of the world. The unexpected number is the 2.3 million U.S. subscribers it added

Garbage premieres ‘The Chemicals’ music video for Record Store Day



Happy almost Record Store Day, audiophiles! Prepare to celebrate with a brand new release from legendary alt rockers Garbage

Record Store Day, an annual event recognizing the independent, brick-and-mortar purveyors of music out there, was conceptualized in 2007. Since its inaugural edition in 2008 with ~300 stores participating, the production has grown in size and scale: This year there are over 1,200 pledged, fully participating stores in the U.S., and about 1,000 additional…