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  • Brad Paisley has been in the news quite a bit lately; from his Westboro Baptist Church selfie to his upcoming ABC show "Rising Star." The country star is also on tour, and an impromptu afterparty following one of his shows is the latest reason he is trending online.

    Paisley and fellow country rockers Charlie Worsham and Randy Houser walked into Joe's Pub after a show Saturday night near Chicago. The guys decided to keep the music going and hopped on stage to jam. Mike Perlof had a front-row view and filmed the performance with his GoPro camera.

    And then Paisley decided to offer him an even more unique view. The singer, who has 22 country No. 1 singles to his name, grabbed Perlof's GoPro and used it as a slide while he played guitar.

    "It was the perfect storm because I happened to not have my case on my GoPro which would have made it nearly impossible to play slide guitar with the camera at that angle that Brad got," Perlof wrote on the YouTube post's description. "Not to mention

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  • Woodrow Wilson High School principal Pete Cahall used to tell students at the school's annual Pride Event that they should be themselves. But by his own admission, he was not heeding that same advice.

    On Wednesday, during Wilson High School's second annual event, he changed that. Flanked by elected officials and in front of a supportive student body, Cahall announced that he is gay. The news elicited a huge applause from the students and staff.

    "I just turned 50 a couple of weeks ago," Cahall told members of the media afterward. "It was just something I kept saying: I'm tired of hiding."

    In a sit-down interview after the announcement with Fox station WTTG, Cahall noted that the circumstances surrounding the event and his age were the main factors in the decision of his timing. He admitted that he was nervous; the principal was visibly shaking while reading from his prepared remarks. But afterward, Cahall said he felt "relieved — a ton of bricks off my shoulders."

    Washington, D.C.,

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  • Surveillance footage used to solve crimes usually comes from a stationary camera, perhaps mounted in the corner of a gas station, a shopping center, or an ATM. But even security cams have now gone mobile, as evidenced in a new YouTube clip filmed with a GoPro.

    Last Saturday, Malcolm Fox was finishing up a bike ride at Sir Lowry's Pass in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Fox fitted himself with a GoPro helmet for the trek. As the cyclist crossed a set of train tracks, he looked up and saw a man armed with a gun approach him.

    Fox immediately stopped, got off the bike, and raised both hands in the air. According to Fox, two accomplices then joined the suspect. The biker was cooperative, not putting up a fight as the robbers took his sunglasses, car keys, cellphone, and bike.

    They left Fox with just his helmet, with the GoPro camera still mounted to it and recording.

    The Citizen, a daily newspaper in South Africa, reports that police used the footage to arrest all three men; two

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  • People across the Internet are congratulating the senior class at Santa Barbara High School today. Yes, it happens to be the last day of school, and so the Class of 2014 will prepare for graduation and life after homerooms and lunch breaks. But the Web's hat tip probably has more to do with the prank the outgoing students played on their principal, John Becchio.

    On Tuesday Becchio arrived at the California high school to the welcome of a four-piece mariachi band. They started as soon as the principal walked into his office at 7:30 a.m.

    "The senior class hired the musicians to follow Principal Becchio for one hour as he walked the hallways and conducted school business," the school wrote on its website. "It was a senior prank that delighted students and staff."

    Administrators at the Santa Barbara Unified School District clearly have a good sense of humor. In addition to acknowledging the prank online, the district posted a 54-second clip of the mariachis to its YouTube page. While the

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  • As newspaper companies try to figure out ways to survive in the evolving world of media, one company is completely reinventing the way news is printed on paper.

    For that matter, even the paper itself is changing drastically.

    FCB Mexico, a division of the global advertising agency, teamed up with newspaper Máspormás for "Paper Towel Dispenser News." The device that enables this new outlet of print journalism is exactly what its name sounds.

    Start with your typical paper towel dispenser, as seen in a bathroom or around your office. Now connect that dispenser to the Internet via Wi-Fi, specifically to a Máspormás’ news feed. Then install a printer that uses special nonsmudge ink into the dispenser.

    The final product, as demonstrated on YouTube, is a mix between a paper towel dispenser and an up-to-the-minute news ticker. The dispenser uses the now-common technology of motion activation to begin the printing.

    But the device has objectives outside of simply keeping consumers updated on the

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