Pokemon Go Down: Server Status latest as Trainers struggle to sign in

Pokemon Go servers look to be down this morning for many Trainers on iOS and Android. Players are reporting issues signing into their accounts and accessing core features of the app. No statement has been released by Niantic Support confirming today’s issues, meaning we don’t know how widespread they might be. From what has been […]

American Idol Sneak Peek: The Judges Struggle to Narrow Down the Top 20

A three-hour installment of American Idol may seem daunting — and, to be fair, it absolutely is — but considering the immensity of the situation at hand, those judges will need all the extra time they can get. RELATED STORIES Sunday’s episode (ABC, 8/7c) relocates the remaining contestants to Hawaii’s Aulani, a Disney Resort and […]

Book Excerpt: A Young Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Escape Her Home

The firm grasp of poverty and the ongoing cycle of violence provide the backdrop for Barbed Wire Heart, Tess Sharpe’s harrowing story of the love-hate relationship between a young woman and her widower father in a rural, meth-fueled community. A critical success in hardback (with a film version in development from Margot Robbie’s company) it’s out […]

Many teens resist allure of smartphone ‘catnip’ — but some still struggle

The seemingly irresistible draw of social media scrolls on smartphones can be hard to withstand. But some teens are finding ways to strike a balance. Studies have found slight associations between spending five hours or more online and poorer adolescent well-being in surveys.

Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer inside the cockpit of doomed Lion Air Flight JT610

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The pilots of last month’s doomed Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a life-or-death tug-of-war with a malfunctioning automated flight system, data from the flight’s black box reviewed by the New York Times show. That struggle to keep the plane from nosediving ended when the almost new Boeing 737 Max hit the […]

As firms struggle with seasonal hiring, Amazon turns to automation

Elf plan included TO BE HIRED as Santa Claus at Boscov’s, a department store in Pennsylvania, you will need to “be tolerant of unexpected behaviours from children”. But what really sets an applicant apart is a “natural white beard”. The insufficiently hirsute can apply for one of over 880,000 other holiday vacancies across America. The […]

Recommended Reading: ‘…Baby One More Time,’ Toddler YouTube, and Hollywood’s Class Struggle

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, an oral history of Britney’s breakthrough, deep dives into the shifting landscapes of streaming TV and children’s online entertainment, and an eye-opening look at […]

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, […]