Technology 

Twitter DOWN – Micro blogging site not working for THOUSANDS of users

UPDATE ONE: The issues affecting Twitter tonight appear to have been resolved. This evening Down Detector registered a peak of over 6,000 users reporting issues with Twitter. However, that figure has just fallen to a few dozen now. Once services were back up and running as per usual, Twitter users took to the social networking site to tweet about the outage. One user tweeted: “Twitter went down for about 20 minutes and I couldn’t even complain about it on Twitter.” While another wrote: “TWITTER DOWN, GUYS. TWITTER DOWN. SOMEONE HELP. TWITTER,…

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Entertainment 

Fortnite queue is full error – Server status latest from Epic Games for PS4, Xbox One

UPDATE ONE: Independent website Down Detector has received hundreds of reports from Fortnite fans experiencing server issues. The outage monitor has registered reports from Fortnite fans in the UK and Europe who have been hit with problems today. Half of those reported Fortnite problems were to do with server connection while 37 per cent of reports surrounded logging in. Down Detector is an independent website which tracks outages across the world by monitoring social mentions around specific topics. ORIGINAL: Fortnite gamers have today been hit with a queue is full…

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Technology 

FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT – Make sure you don’t get caught out by THIS ‘free’ flights con

Facebook users have been alerted about the scam which claims they are in with the chance of winning two free plane tickets from a popular airliner. The free flights scam claims budget airliner Norwegian Air are offering two plane tickets to everyone as a way to “usher in 2018”. When users click on the Facebook post they are taken to a site where they’re asked to fill in a questionnaire. However, this is a malware filled site which can steal personal information from your Facebook page. The malware even gives…

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Technology 

Get ready for Wi-Fi that doesn’t crap out with lots of devices – CNET

Every device these days depends on Wi-Fi, and a new standard the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on should make it more reliable. Samsung For years, the engineers developing new versions of Wi-Fi have focused on making the wireless network technology faster. But you could benefit from a different new priority that might be more important these days: reliability. The Wi-Fi Alliance, an industry consortium that helps smooth the arrival of the 802.11 family of wireless networking engineering standards, is working on technology that will help Wi-Fi work better despite modern-day…

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Technology 

Yahoo Mail down – Web email service NOT WORKING for hundreds of users across the UK

Yahoo Mail is down right now with the popular email service not working for hundreds of users. Many are reporting issues with accessing Yahoo with the problems starting at around 9.30am this morning. Independent website Down Detector has received hundreds of reports that Yahoo Mail is struggling with access to its servers. The outage tracker monitors social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world. The Down Detector outage map is showing issues across the UK and some parts of Europe. Yahoo Mail users have…

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Lifestyle 

Want to sleep better? Cutting down on social media could help your slumber

Two thirds of the users of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat suffer with sleep deprivation, found a survey of 2,000 people. And 68 per cent even wake up in the middle of the night to check their phones. Now sleep doctor Nerina Ramlakhan is warning users to ration the time they spend on the social networking sites if they want a good night’s rest. Dr Ramlakhan’s study, commissioned by bedmakers Silentnight, analysed the link between social media and sleep deprivation, and the results revealed the two are closely linked. More than…

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Top Stories World 

Michael Schumacher latest: Daughter sends emotional message to former Formula 1 champion

Gina Maria Schumacher, 20, took to Instagram to write a heartfelt message to her father to mark his 49th birthday yesterday. She wrote on the social networking site: “Happy Birthday to the best Dad ever. We love you. #keepfighting.” The message came as the motor racing star’s old Formula 1 team Ferrari took to Twitter to pay homage to the seven-time world champion. The Italian team wrote on Twitter: “Today Michael turns 49, our thoughts are always with him. #Keepfighting #ForzaMichael.” The German motor racing star, who has a worldwide…

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Technology 

Virgin Media DOWN – Broadband not working for hundreds of users across the UK

9.10AM UPDATE: Virgin says the issues that were affecting customers this morning have now been fixed. A Virgin Media spokesperson said: “We were aware of an issue affecting broadband services for some of our customers in Nottingham, Grimsby and Lincoln which has now been resolved. We apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.” Original story: Virgin Media broadband appears to be down right now with the popular UK internet supplier not working for hundreds of users across the UK. Hundreds of customers have reported issues with the service with many…

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Technology 

Netflix gets Friends TODAY – Every episode of hit 90s sitcom available to watch online

Friends fans from today can watch every single episode of the hit 90s sitcom on Netflix UK. Netflix had teased that Friends was coming to the UK branch of the streaming service in a tweet yesterday. On New Year’s Eve they tweeted: “The One with the Show Everyone’s Been Asking Us to Add”. The cheeky tweet was a clear hint about Friends, with the title of almost every episode of the iconic show beginning “The One with”. The tweet sent fans ecstatic, with the post retweeted thousands of times. However,…

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Entertainment 

Gran Turismo Sport server issues – GT Sport fans hit by ne-21194400 error message

GT Sport players have reported issues with the hit PS4 racer, saying they’re getting a ne-21194400 connection error message when trying to play online. Independent website Down Detector has been receiving reports of issues with GT Sport since Saturday. The outage monitor first started receiving reports of GT Sport server issues around 8pm GMT. The majority of issues revolved around server connection problems, with 93 per cent of players experiencing issues with it. Some six per cent also had problems logging in. Down Detector is an independent website that tracks…

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