PS5 News: PlayStation 5 restock WARNING, Xbox Series X surprise, new Switch Pro rival

PS5 News: PlayStation 5 restock WARNING, Xbox Series X surprise, new Switch Pro rival
PS5 new is dominated by gamers trying to buy a console from the likes of John Lewis, Currys, Argos and Game.

And the latest restock is happening this week but comes with a PlayStation 5 warning for those hoping to snap up a next-gen gaming machine.

While the likes of Currys and John Lewis are expected to offer more PS5 stock this week, it will likely happen early.

According to one reliable PS5 stock tracker, John Lewis will be offering its next drop very early in the UK.

This is to avoid issues with the John Lewis site crashing whilst customers are trying to buy consoles.

Console hunters are being warned that they will need to be up and ready to purchase a PS5 from 5am GMT onwards.

We don’t have an exact date for the next PS5 stock drop, so customers will need to keep an eye out for updates between March 8 and March 12.

The news was shared online by the PS5 Instant Stock Tracker account on Twitter, who told gamers today:

“John Lewis planned drop next week, very early morning to prevent their site crashing. Very, Currys and AO have been updating their PS5 pages in anticipation of next week

“JL can’t do a reasonable time, their website just can’t take it. They’ve tried 8 am a few times and it’s a horrible experience for everyone.

“They tried 7 am, the website still crashed. The last drop was around 5 am and their website was fine, so I believe around that time.”

And while the PS5 remains one of the leading new consoles to buy, the Xbox Series X has a few surprises too.

Away from the leading Xbox Game Pass subscription service, another quirk has been spotted by owners.

As spotted by gamers this week, Microsoft has started testing the new Edge browser, including on Xbox Series X.

This may also open up the Xbox Series X to perform more functions, with Microsoft confirming last year:

“We’re committed to not only making it easy for developers to bring their Chromium-based extensions into our store, but also to make it simple for users to find them. We will be making a significant update to the Microsoft Edge Add-ons site to make it more visually appealing—new categories, new search capabilities, and a new layout will get those extensions in front of customers. Expect to see this roll out starting this month.”

Other big news this week includes the launch of a new console rival from Nintendo.

The new and improved Nintendo Switch console will reportedly support 4K visuals when docked and will include games Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

It should be noted that Nintendo has shared no release date or official announcement, but there is one key thing to remember.

If the Switch Pro is announced, there will probably be similar issues in buying one as we see with the PS5 and the Xbox Series X.

The base Nintendo Switch console remains out of stock at many UK retailers, and while stock constraints on other products are expected to end later this year, it seems likely that the Nintendo Switch Pro will face similar issues.

Camping holidays: First-time campers urged to take ‘bandana’ for ‘one hundred’ things

Camping, caravan and self-catered holidays in the UK are set to go ahead from April 17 under Boris Johnson’s “roadmap” out of lockdown. With many Britons jumping at the chance for a change of scenery, it could see many people swapping their usual overseas jaunt for something closer to home.
However, a traditional tent holiday comes with a lot of preparation, particularly if you’re hoping to camp in comfort.

According to seasoned campers on Reddit, some of the most useful items to pack are also some of the most simple every-day ones many people already have at home.

In fact, a handful of campers recommended always packing a bandana.

These square pieces of fabric, typically styled as a fashion accessory, can be used for “a hundred” things while camping according to one holidaymaker.

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“I kept my list at only ten items but if I could add more a bandana would be one.

“My preferred bandana is a tube but any bandana works.”

Bandanas can also have a rather technical use for those who are camping in more remote regions.

“It’s also good as a makeshift filter for water,” they wrote.

Furthermore, it seems bandanas can also be added to your makeshift emergency kit.

“A bandana can potentially save a life too. They can be used as a tourniquet or other bandages and slings,” stated one of the campers.

A second added: “I use the same bandana I got on my first backpacking trip.

“It’s soaked up water, cleaned up sweat, and held a wound or two shut.

“Never go on a trip without it. It’s not just a piece of cloth. Its a bandana.”

While lots of people may have a bandana lying around at home, they can also be made easily and at a low cost.

One campsite regular recommended fashioning one by cutting up a spare T-shirt.

Joanna Lumley accuses Harry and Meghan of 'spreading hatefulness' with Oprah interview

“I just hate squabbling in public,” Joanna stated. “I really hate it actually.

“It sort of destroys everybody and everything, and it makes everybody watching take sides and argue with each other, and become hateful.”

The film regular continued: “It spreads hatefulness, I really don’t like it.

“I’m not rubbing my hands, I won’t watch the interview. I can’t do it.”

WTF is a NFT? RT's Boom Bust explores multi-million crypto industry

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been gaining in popularity in recent months, with investors and art-lovers spending millions of dollars to claim ownership of something that only exists in digital space.

Twitter CEO and crypto enthusiast Jack Dorsey is one of the latest to get into the game, auctioning his 15 year-old tweet as an NFT. Earlier this week, US rock group Kings of Leon announced that their new album will be available as an NFT, offering some exclusive options to the fans. 

The host of RT’s Boom Bust, Brent Jabbour, discussed this new way to own art and other digital assets, and how it actually works, along with Boom Bust co-hosts Ben Swann and Christy Ai.

“NFTs gain value on the same deflationary principles as bitcoin and there is a limited amount of tokens and the items cannot be duplicated,” Christy Ai explained. The tokens are based on blockchain technology, allowing them to be traced back to the original creator, she added. 

“The thing about tokenizing everything – and that’s where we’re headed in the economy– when you tokenize everything you create a system by which you can really create master copies of tokens that…are all about bragging rights,” Ben Swann said. 

While you can still view art or a video online, NFTs give you ownership, making the rare piece of digital art an investment opportunity. However, the creators also benefit from the technology, as they can earn royalties, even on the resale.

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Let's talk about six? Rival fans ridicule Liverpool as they slump to new low with SIXTH home loss in a row

Jurgen Klopp’s dreams of a second successive Premier League title have turned into a nightmare after his team suffered their SIXTH home defeat in a row after another Anfield slump, this time against relegation-threatened Fulham.

While some fans may have been wary of saying it out loud, there is now no doubt that the wheels have well and truly come off Klopp’s Liverpool juggernaut after the German’s injury-ravaged team dropped three more home points to Scott Parker’s side to mark their worst run of league form since the 1951-52 season. 
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A Mario Lemina strike towards the end of the first half was enough to seal a famous three points for the Londoners after the Gabonese international seized on a mistake from Mo Salah to squeeze the ball inside Alisson Becker’s right-hand post.

Liverpool made seven changes from the side which lost 1-0 at Anfield to Chelsea on Thursday with the likes of Diogo Jota, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri drafted into the side – but any hopes that an injection of new blood into the starting lineup may help eradicate their recent woes proved unfounded as the Reds appeared weary and listless throughout. 

And as you might have expected, fans on social media didn’t go easy on them.

Incredibly, Liverpool had gone 68 home league matches without defeat before beginning their run of defeats against Burnley in January. Since then they have emerged from games at Anfield with Brighton, Manchester City, Everton, Chelsea and now Fulham without a single point to show for their efforts.

This time a year ago, Liverpool went 22 points clear at the summit of the Premier League table after a home win against Bournemouth as they marched towards their first Premier League title in three decades – but just 12 months later, Liverpool’s form is among the worst in the English top division and they risk missing out on Champions League qualification altogether.

The negative statistics keep piling up, too. Liverpool have yet to score a home goal from open play this year while it is now fourth months since they kept a clean sheet at their previously impenetrable home ground. 

And in a season which promised so much, nowadays Liverpool must arrest the decline into mediocrity – after all, the last time this happened it was another 30 years before they won the league again. 
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp debunks Fulham theory after dire Premier League defeat

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed after he claimed his team wanted victory more at Anfield on Sunday. Fulham beat Liverpool 1-0 on Merseyside to make it six home Premier League defeats in a row for Klopp’s side.
Mario Lemina’s fine strike late in the first half was the only goal of the game as the Reds once again failed to score at their home ground.

Liverpool are now four points off the top four, with many of the teams above them having at least one game in hand.

Afterwards, Reed told Sky Sports that Fulham wanted to win more than Liverpool.

Reed reflected: “We did want it more and that was evident on the pitch and a big factor in getting three points today.”

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“We never had momentum in the season. You can see it’s still in the boys. They still have it all but at the moment can’t show it.

“It would be a masterpiece to find out how we change that overnight.”

The German admitted the current spell is one of his lowest moments as a manager.

Klopp told BBC Sport: “I would wish to say no but yes it is. That’s not a problem. I don’t always have to have the best times.

“This team is an extreme team. We were extremely successful and now we have an extreme situation as well but we will fight through.”

Meanwhile, Fulham boss Scott Parker says he expected his side would get something from Anfield.

“The first half, we were what I wanted us to look like,” Parker told Sky Sports.

“I had full belief we could come here and get something.

“In the first half we had chances. The boys stuck to the plan and we were well worthy of the first goal.

“In the second half you don’t plan dynamics to go like that. We showed another side to us – character, resilience, doggedness. I’m very proud of the team today.”

Olive oil benefits: How to use olive oil on your face for skin moisture and to avoid spots

Meanwhile, adding more olive oil to your diet could help to protect your heart.

It helps to lower the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the blood vessels, while also increasing the amount of ‘good’ cholesterol.

Olive oil has also been claimed to improve focus and memory, while also fighting age-related cognitive decline.

Eating between one and four tablespoons of olive oil every day should be enough to receive the reported health benefits, nutritionists have revealed.

Regé-Jean Page Bond hopes soar after Bridgerton star lands SECOND major new movie role

After his temperature-raising role as the Duke of Hasting on the smash-hit Netflix show, Page came from nowhere to be the hot new favourite to take over as 007. The British-Zimbabwean actor shot ahead of former front-runners like Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, and is closing fast on James Norton and Tom Hardy. His latest casting in an explosive new Netflix action thriller is the perfect Bond audition, however much the modest actor might play down his own hopes. 
Page’s Hollywood profile continues to rise as he joins an A-list cast that includes Ryan Reynolds and Captain America star Chris Evans.

Netflix has just announced that the Brit has been cast in the upcoming thriller The Gray Man, alongside Bond girl Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton and Alfre Woodard.

Page’s entry into the big league’s is reinforced by the fact that the movie will be helmed by Captain America and Avengers Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo.

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With Bridgerton, Dungeons and Dragons, and The Gray Man under his belt, Page becomes a major player in the battle to become Bond.

UK bookies Ladbrokes told Express Online: “Punters are hooked on Rege-Jean Page with odds at 5/1″.

This puts him ahead of Idris Elba and Sam Heughan on 6/1, and poised just behind Tom Hardy and James Norton, who share the lead on 2/1.

Page himself has spoken out recently about being in contention for the biggest role in cinema.

Page told US chatshow host Jimmy Kimmel: “The internet says a lot of things and that is one of the more pleasant things.

“I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here. If you’re a Brit and you do something of any cultural renown that people regard well, then people start saying the B-word. It’s like a merit badge. You get the B-word merit badge, I don’t think it’s much more than that.

“I’m very, very glad to have the badge and be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge…but it’s a badge.”

As Kimmel pointed out, it’s a badge many people are happy to see him wear.


Greece holidays: Britons welcomed to ‘book flights’ in positive sign from tourism minster

Greece’s tourism minister Harry Theoharis has shown positivity British holidaymakers will be welcomed back in time for the summer. In fact, he is so confident the minister encouraged Britons to “book holidays” now.
Meanwhile, the UK is already steaming ahead with its vaccination effort.

In the week ending February 28 an additional 2,249,002 people were reported to have received an NHS vaccination for COVID-19 in England.

This took the total number of people vaccinated with at least one dose to 17,179,491.

Of those vaccinated, 598,345 people have received a second dose, taking the total number of vaccinations given to 17,777,836.

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Speaking to The Telegraph, Mr Theoharis said Britons can “book flights and start choosing the places where they want to go.”

However, at the time of writing, the UK Government has given no confirmation as to when international holidays will resume.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned it will not be before May 17, with the Global Travel Taskforce due to reconvene in April to discuss the possibility of international travel.

When the time comes, though, the Greek tourism minister said the nation wanted to make travel to the country “as smooth and hassle-free as possible.”

It may also share details on whether a person has previously been diagnosed with the virus.

As Greece is an EU member state, should the “digital green pass” be agreed upon, tourists hoping to visit would likely need to provide this information.

For now, though, travel is off the cards for Britons under lockdown rules which see leisure travel been classed as illegal.

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is also advising against all but essential travel to Greece.

However, it adds: “The FCDO is not advising against travel to the islands of Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu and Crete.”

James Jordan in moving update on unwell dad days after tearful TV appearance

One said: “I know the feeling, my Nannan’s been in since the new year, can’t even ring her because she had a heart attack & a stroke so she’s not very responsive.” (sic).

Another replied: “My mum is in hospital right now so I know how you feel. She’s very poorly too. Fingers crossed your dad and my mum can come home to us soon. Big love James x.”

A third commented: “I hope that your Dad recovers fully soon. It’s been a bad time for so many families and my heart goes out to you and your family.”

While a fourth wrote: “Sending positive thoughts and love. It’s hard being isolated away. I’m sure he’s getting excellent care tho, x.” (sic).