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Spending your break at your desk as the temperature continues to drop?

We’ve put together the hot stories people are talking about today in bite-sized form, just to make your life that bit easier.

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Pay by selfie

Looks like Apple pay is about to be knocked of the top spot of ‘innovative mobile payment services’. Mastercard is bringing its new biometric technology to UK, which will let customers verify their identity by taking a photo of themselves. They’re calling it ‘selfie pay’; here’s what you need to know.

Heathrow Hugs

Less than a week after the #Tube_chat debacle, a group of friends who travel around the world “saying yes to unique experiences” have been welcoming passengers at Heathrow Airport with hugs. Find out what happened when they approached total strangers with open arms.

"Call it Gary or something"

A supermarket took customer feedback quite literally, promoting one of its products with the rather less descriptive name as suggested by the customer. Sainsbury’s, who have history with renaming items, later unveiled the new and improved product in a Facebook post. Find out what you’ll now be asking for instead of ‘Have you got any coconut-based cheese alternatives, please?’.