Fortnite DOWN: Chat and party features taken offline by Epic Games

Fortnite developer Epic Games has been forced to take party and chat features offline for maintenance. The party and chat features have been disabled while Epic comes up for a solution to recent problems. The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter, following an in-game notification confirming the plans. “We are disabling our chat […]

The world’s most popular video game chat app is now worth more than $2 billion, as it gears up to take on the makers of ‘Fortnite’

Discord Discord is the world’s largest chat platform for gaming, with more than 200 million users. The company is now valued at more than $ 2 billion after raising $ 150 million in a new round of funding. It was last valued at $ 1.65 billion as recently as this summer.  Recently, Discord’s ambitions have […]

Facebook’s Portal video chat displays go on sale in the US

Facebook’s Portal and Portal+ smart displays are now available in the US via Amazon, Best Buy and their own, ahem, portal. The social network created the devices with video chats in mind, giving them AI-powered cameras that can track you as you move around while talking to friends and family. It can call anyone on […]

Internet Relay Chat turns 30—and we remember how it changed our lives

Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) Internet Relay Chat (IRC) turned 30 this August. The venerable text-only chat system was first developed in 1988 by a Finnish computer scientist named Jarkko Oikarinen. Oikarinen couldn’t have known at the time just how his creation would affect the lives of people around the world, but it became one […]

The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: Secrets behind Negan and Rick Grimes's chat REVEALED

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead season nine, episode two. Negan (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) returned to the The Walking Dead in episode two, titled The Bridge and shared a brief conversation with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Although the segment was but a few minutes, their dialogue stole the show, as […]

Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month

Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called “Portal” next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8 conference in May. However, the revelation was pushed back due to all the scandals the social network […]

Facebook Messenger DOWN – Chat app not working as users struggle to access service

UPDATE: Facebook Messenger is now back online with full service resumed. Facebook Messenger seems to have hit some problems tonight with reports that the hugely popular app is down and not working. It seems the problems began around midnight with users in the UK, Europe and the US reporting problems sending and receiving messages. Down Detector, […]

ITV This Morning: ‘So beaut’ Mrs Hinch causes viewer MELTDOWN after Phillip Schofield chat

This Morning aired a cleaning special with Mrs Hinch earlier today after her Instagram feed went viral recently.  The blonde bombshell – real name Sophie Hinch – set up an account to display her top cleaning hits.  Her popularity has skyrocketed in recent weeks as many tune in to see her daily tips.  And on […]

Chat with Bixby to buy tickets from Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster has partnered with Samsung’s Bixby, allowing users in North America to find and purchase event tickets through the virtual assistant. The feature is powered by Ticketmaster’s API and Galaxy Note 9 users can now ask Bixby to find events by artist, team, location or date. Just say something like, “Hi Bixby, find concert tickets […]

WhatsApp WARNING: Shock flaw could cause BIG chat app fights between you and your friends

WhatsApp fans are being warned after security experts revealed a flaw that could spark big bust-ups between you and your friends. Stats revealed earlier this year showed WhatsApp has over 1.5billion users, with over one billion chat app groups and 65bn messages sent daily. With such a vast number of communications being sent each and […]