A Single Android App Is Crippling the Nat'l Weather Service's Website

If you've been trying to look up your forecast on the National Weather Service's website this afternoon, you may have noticed that the forecasts are days out of date or not loading at all. Apparently, this is the result of a single "abusive" Android app overloading the agency's servers. » 8/25/14 5:49pm 8/25/14 5:49pm

AT&T is currently experiencing a nationwide blackout in U-verse service. The company says the outage is "due to a power-related issue triggered by a third-party at our video hub." [Mashable] » 4/07/14 1:35pm 4/07/14 1:35pm

Microsoft Blames 16-Hour Email Outage on an Overheating Data Center

Microsoft's Outlook.com email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade—which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacenter". » 3/14/13 4:31am 3/14/13 4:31am

Yesterday's Wikipedia Outage Caused By Dumb Ass Cutting Cables

Wikipedia went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The reason? Some dumb ass managed to sever the fiber cables connecting the site's servers in Florida. » 8/07/12 5:46am 8/07/12 5:46am

Verizon Users Reporting Widespread Data Outage Across The US

If you're with Verizon and having trouble getting online from your phone this morning, you're not alone. The Verizon Community is awash with customers who are struggling to get a data connection. » 12/21/11 5:45am 12/21/11 5:45am

BREAKING: Blackberry Outage Now Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet

From Earth to Venus to Neptune to 1RXS J160929.1-210524, the Blackberry outage has left our blue marble and is now "impacting users on almost every planet", according to CNN reporting live from Uranus. » 10/13/11 11:11am 10/13/11 11:11am

RIM Still Sorry, Still Has No Idea What Happened

That BlackBerry outage that disconnected millions of people from their digital worlds? RIM held a call today to reiterate how very sorry they are. And to reassure its valued customers that it has absolutely no clue why BlackBerry imploded. Nice. » 10/13/11 10:51am 10/13/11 10:51am

Microsoft's Tempting BlackBerry And iOS Users With Free Windows Phone…

RIM and Apple are having a bad day and it's only getting worse. Not only are their servers still misbehaving, their competition is giving away free phones to users who are upset with these service disruptions. » 10/12/11 9:30pm 10/12/11 9:30pm

Downed Server Trashes 70,000 Federal Job Applications

With unemployment at 9.1%, many are turning to (and relying on) the government to help them out with jobs. This is great! Except when the federal jobs server goes down, erasing the hopes of 70,000 people. Oops. » 8/18/11 12:20pm 8/18/11 12:20pm

A Brief 0.07-Second Power Outage at a Factory Can Cause a 20% Drop In…

A very, very brief power outage at a Toshiba factory forced the company to completely halt operations at the critical plant. This could mean as much as a 20% drop in chip shipments which could lead to product shortages everywhere. » 12/09/10 3:53pm 12/09/10 3:53pm

Facebook Fixed Yesterday's Outage By Rebooting Facebook

Facebook's two-hour outage yesterday undoubtedly left thousands of acres of Farmville crops untended and countless high school acquaintances unstalked. So how'd they fix it? Just like you fix your own stubborn machine: rebooting the entire system. Works every time. [Guardian] » 9/24/10 2:17pm 9/24/10 2:17pm

BlackBerry Internet Service's Data Is Down Across the Globe

There are reports that BlackBerry Internet Service, which is sort of a portal monitored by RIM (so it's not carrier-specific) through which BlackBerry data runs, is down worldwide. That could affect email, BlackBerry Messenger, web browsing and maps, to start. » 11/16/09 11:20pm 11/16/09 11:20pm

T-Mobile Blames Nationwide Service Outage On Software Error

Yesterday's nationwide T-mobile service outage may have been due to a system software error according to a statement from a T-Mobile spokesperson: » 11/04/09 7:10pm 11/04/09 7:10pm

T-Mobile Says Voice and Messaging Service Is Restored

Yep, you should be all good—if you're not, let us know ASAP. Check out the full story including the carrier's most recent statement here. » 11/04/09 1:58am 11/04/09 1:58am

T-Mobile Confirms Nationwide Service Outage

There's a confirmed T-Mobile service outage affecting users nationwide. People are reporting that all calls are failing with busy tones or getting dropped instantly, despite full signal bars. Updated: T-Mobile says that voice and messaging service is restored. » 11/03/09 7:29pm 11/03/09 7:29pm

Warning: Xbox Live and Zune Services Down Midnight PST, Tonight

At 12:01AM PST tonight (in a few hours) Xbox Live and Zune services will be down for scheduled maintenance. The outage could last up to "24 hours". [Ars and AVForum] » 6/15/09 8:00pm 6/15/09 8:00pm