WhatsApp down: Millions unable to chat after app breaks

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WhatsApp suffered an outage on Wednesday evening with users across the world reporting problems accessing the messaging service. Issues with the app, which is used by 1 billion people worldwide, included sending and receiving messages and logging in. It comes exactly two weeks after a similar problem affected the instant messenger. Users complained the'Chats' function was not working and the familiar spinning wheel and'connecting' message appeared when app users tried to send messages. Monitoring website Down Detector reported hundreds of people complaining about the outage, which appeared to have started between 5pm and 6pm (BST).


Instagram down: App and site stops working as people can't refresh feeds

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Instagram has stopped working, leaving people looking at grey error messages. The site and app won't load – though stories will – leaving people's feeds filled with old images. Attempts to refresh the feed itself just leads to the error message, which says that it can't refresh. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


LG teases new G6 smartphone for launch ahead of MWC 2017

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LG has sent out invitations to an event taking place on 26 February, where it is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone. The company failed to get pulses racing with the experimental G5 last February, and will be hoping to bounce back with a dramatically different follow-up. The image shows fireworks exploding in the night sky, before the tagline, "See More, Play More" appears on-screen. It's a nod to the rumoured LG G6, which will feature a display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, according to ZDNet. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Samsung Galaxy S8 release date: New phone will be delayed because Note 7 kept exploding, company says

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Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not launch at technology tradeshow Mobile World Congress next month. The company has officially confirmed that Galaxy Note 7 handsets caught fire because of a range of battery issues, and says it will now focus on regaining consumer trust. "We look forward to moving ahead with a renewed commitment to safety," the company said in a statement. "The lessons of the past several months are now deeply reflected in our processes and in our culture. "More than ever, we are committed to earning the trust of our customers through innovation that redefines what is possible in safety, and as a gateway to unlimited possibilities and incredible new experiences."


CIA uploads millions of classified documents to its website, including information on UFOs and psychic powers

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The CIA is putting its secret history online, uploading millions of newly declassified documents. The documents include previously unseen information about the agency's hunt for UFOs and its work on the "Star Gate" project, which tried to teach humans to become psychic and see through walls. One document, for instance, describes that project in detail. It shows how the CIA recruited volunteers to go through a programme of training that would let people access information without any of the usual means, and which would be used as a weapon for which there is "no known defense". The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.