Nov.26

British commuters given leaflets warning of terrorist attacks

LONDON — Commuters across the UK are being handed leaflets by police warning them that if a terrorist attack happens, they should run, hide and tell Launched by British Transport Police (BTP), the leaflets give advice on firearms and weapons attacks, similar to the 2008 attack in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed and 700 injured See also: New UK anti-terrorism measures outlined in response to raised threat level “If you hear gunfire or a weapons attack, leave the areas safely if you can.

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Healthcare.gov signed up 462,125 people in one week

Healthcare.gov has come along way since its disastrous rollout last year. The first week of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare plans began on November 15, and Healthcare.gov seems to have handled the rush without breaking. The Obama Administration is reporting that 462,125 people signed up for plans through the site in the first week of open enrollment, and nearly half of them had not purchased plans through the site before.

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Nov.26

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FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads

Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled its advertising practices at the handheld’s launch were deceptive. Early Vita ads claimed the handheld was able to remotely stream PlayStation 3 games, resume games started on the home console and allow users to play online with other owners. The FTC said Sony called this “game-changing” technology, but that it was actually severely limited to a few participating games. See also: Hot games for the holiday season: A gamers’ gift guide The FTC ruling, which was announced Tuesday, requires Sony to give $25 in cash or a $50 game voucher to anyone who purchased a PlayStation Vita in the United States before June 1, 2012…

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Nov.26

Ferguson shooting eyewitness accounts: 5 questions they answered

After poring over evidence, hearing eyewitness testimonies for months, 12 jurors deliberated for two days before voting to not indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the evidence that was presented to the grand jury, including more than 20 eyewitness accounts of the shooting. Did Michael Brown have his hands up? Was officer Darren Wilson shooting while Brown ran away? …

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Nov.26

GoPro reportedly planning to launch consumer drones next year

GoPro will soon be manufacturing drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, known for its hugely popular line of action video cameras, will release consumer drones “late next year.” GoPro’s drones will be multi-rotor helicopters that carry high-definition cameras likely resembling those used in existing devices like the GoPro Hero series.

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Nov.26

15 Grumpy Cat-inspired scowls … because the holidays are the worst

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever premieres on Lifetime Nov. 29, so we partnered with Lifetime for this week’s photo challenge, and asked you to send your best Grumpy Cat face (or your pet’s, family member’s or friend’s) See also: Grumpy Cat Ruins Your Favorite Disney Movies Your submissions did not disappoint; catch all the despair in our photo roundup of the most impressive scowls Congratulations to @thenotoriouscat, whose winning pair of frowns was chosen to be featured on Grumpy Cat’s very own Twitter account: The frowns have been counted..The winner of the #LifetimeWorstChallengeEver on @mashable is @thenotoriouscatpic.twitter.com/kzMIV6kmgu — Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) November 26, 2014 Read more… More about Social Media, Mashable Photo Challenge, Pics, Grumpy Cat, and Selfies

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Nov.26

Forget the turkey, ManServants is offering beefcake this holiday season

How about an adoring and gorgeous, impeccably mannered, nattily dressed man among the holiday presents this year, Kringle? Pretty please? That’s a tall order even for Santa, so the founders of rent-a-hunk startup ManServants is picking up the slack. The company has launched two digital products that will make their handsome stable of gentlemen available via Instagram and video messaging to anyone in the world. So write that wish list, girlfriend, and you may end up with a personalized ManGram or an #InstaLover to brighten your season. …

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