Time

We’ll start with the biggest news of the day. The WHO just declared what many people the world over have been suspecting for a while now. This shouldn’t change much, but there are undoubtedly people out there who still were not exercising proper precautions. Hopefully this announcement changes that.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The New York Times

The next bit of news shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, but if you do dabble in stocks you’ll definitely want to pay attention. The bull market is presently in danger because of COVID-19, and investors are understandably worried.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNN

E3 has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. No need to click the article.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Engadget

Business as usual for Engadget, posting deals that don’t necessarily count as news. Gotta get that ad money somehow.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


9to5Mac

Show off your national pride with your country’s flag on your Apple Watch! I guess…

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Vox

Title. Not very newsworthy, though. Also remember that Slack has conference features, as well!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Nintendo Life

It’s already been discussed previously. Not news, and definitely not worthy.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


GameSpot

This really doesn’t count as news. There is a huge wall of text for an op-ed that doesn’t answer any questions or provide any new information. Three thumbs down.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

Honestly, it took Apple long enough to do this. Is it meta to call a news outlet reporting that another news outlet is providing news news?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


PhoneArena

Nice to see that Samsung is continuing to support their S9, but we wouldn’t call this newsworthy. What about the older phones?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Android Authority

Another op-ed combining previous news articles in an effort to make new content. It’s a good starting point if you missed all of the previous Huawei P40 announcements, though.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


DroidLife

What would the news be without another phone leak? While likely to be true, we can’t condone this simply on the basis that it isn’t 100% confirmed yet.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Apple via YouTube

In a new YouTube commercial by Apple, they show us the dangers of turning on ANC while navigating through a bustling city through interpretive dance. Oh, they are also advertising the two different modes available on their AirPods Pro, too.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


TechCrunch

Another pay-walled article that seems to be telling people to start Software as a Service companies now during the coronavirus outbreak.

Verdict: PAYWALL


Polygon

With E3 being canceled, publishers have no choice but to do online-only events. Could this end up becoming the norm?

Verdict: WORTHY


The New York Times

Interesting to see that Microsoft, a public company, has taken down a Russian botnet that was designed to defraud unsuspecting people, and not the government.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Space.com

It’s great that SpaceX is planning to move forward with their crewed mission, but is it really worth reporting that they are optimistic that the launch will move forward as planned in May? It’s still far too soon to be sure.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


Engadget

Another product leak! This time, it’s about Ring’s latest smart doorbell offering.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


HACKADAY

Definitely some interesting information here, but not quite newsworthy. After Google got in trouble with their Nest devices having a secret speaker built in a while back, this should come as no surprise to anybody.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

Google is doing their part to ensure that emergency workers have a supply of medical masks, since these masks do not actually help the general public.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY