Briefly: Pop Danthology 2014, Telstra Fined $102k, Old Terror Hoax Lives On

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 2014's best pop music mashup, get the movie Pacific Rim on Google Play for free, stupid 13-year-old internet hoax gets a terror injection.

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  • If you love pop music, one of the highlights of every year is Daniel Kim’s annual Pop Danthology mashup. This year's mix includes samples from the likes of Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5. Crank up the volume and hit play.
  • This short film tells the story of a suburban house put up for sale that decides to leave everything behind and hit the road to see the world. Quirky, heartwarming stuff.
  • The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined Telstra $102,000 over the placement of a misleading newspaper ad for the iPhone 6. The ad prominently displayed a price of $70 per month, while an additional monthly repayment of $11 was only mentioned in the small print.
  • A viral terrorism alert is being circulated on social media by some unimaginative attention seekers. The hoax was lifted practically word-for-word from a 13-year-old urban legend. Business Insider that's has the report.
  • You can currently get the gloriously schlocky sci-fi film Pacific Rim from Google Play for free. The film is worth owning for the atrociously bad "Australian" accents supplied by the US cast. [Via OzBargain]

Comments

    Pacific Rim isn't schlocky. It's a masterpiece.

    Pop Danthology is good, but it's no PopLove 3 by Robin Skouteris.

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