Gizmodo

Finally, a real announcement for the Powerbeats 4! Users can expect a slightly different design and a lower price point.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Ars Technica

It looks like Microsoft wasn’t quite ready for the huge surge of remote workers using their platform. While the situation has improved, things aren’t quite up and running at full speed just yet. Hopefully Microsoft can resolve this soon.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


GameSpot

Following the trend of game creations systems such as MineCraft, Mario Maker, and Dreams, Manticore Games wants Core to bring a multiverse of worlds together for gamers to enjoy. The open Alpha is now open, and just in time for any quarantines that you may have to endure.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY

Apple Newsroom

Apple has made the decision to close all Apple stores outside of China in order to do their part to help inhibit the spread of COVID-19. Apple has also added a Coronavirus News section to their Apple News app.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Who remembers when $799.99 was expensive for a smartphone? Today, LG is releasing their newest flagship for hundreds less than what the other guys are offering. Unless you go with Verizon, in which case you will pay $949.99 for access to their mm wave networks. An additional $100 will get you a case that has an additional screen. Nifty.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Tom’s Guide

It wouldn’t be a news day if there wasn’t at least one leak! This one should be exciting for anybody in the Apple ecosystem, though. Unfortunately, it’s not news until it’s confirmed.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

This is outstanding news. What isn’t noted in the title is that the chip only learned to identify these chemicals after a single test. Truly amazing.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Business Insider

Keep in mind that in some regions, many cases are not being reported. Whether this is due to a lack of tests or other reasons will depend on the region.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY (But take with a grain of salt)


CNBC

As Google’s workers move offline, they will be leaning on automation to moderate video removals. We really shouldn’t be surprised by this.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

Continuing their efforts to help during this pandemic, Apple is allowing card holders to skip this month’s payment without accruing interest. Well played, Apple.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Interesting to see, but newsworthy? I think not. With nothing else to do, people are unsurprisingly turning to video games to pass the time.

Verdict: NOTWORTHY


Yahoo

Nvidia wants you to use your unused GPU processing power to help fight coronavirus and other diseases. There’s no reason not to.

Verdict: NOT NEWS, BUT WORTHY


Kotaku

Newsworthy? Definitely not. But it’s still a good list of games to play.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


Kotaku

In what appears to be a follow up to their previous article, Kotaku lists a few good games that mention diseases, pandemics, or viruses. Not worth taking seriously, but still a cool list.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


Tom’s Guide

Not news, but good info for anybody who needs Clorox wipes.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, GOOD INFO


Cord Cutters News

While not actually news, this does bode well for those of us with multiple smart assistants. The alliance was originally formed Project Connected Home over IP, or (CHIP).

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


The Verge

There isn’t much information here, but we do now know that Microsoft will be holding their press event at the end of this month.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Polygon

The Resident Evil 3 Remake demo is coming this week, so you can revisit Raccoon City and be terrified of a highly infectious virus that spreads through the populace like wildfire. At least the t-virus doesn’t make you buy all available stock of toilet paper.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Washington Post

Working from home? Using video calls to collaborate? The Washington Post covers some of the more common video conference woes and gives some tips on how to get past them. Good info, but not news!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


IGN

In a bit of uplifting news, some elementary school students in Japan refused to let the coronavirus stop their graduation, and took to Minecraft to create their own ceremony.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

While it’s unlikely that anybody will be traveling with their kids right now, these carry-on bags can be nice to have if you’re willing to shell out the cash for them.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Forbes

WhatsApp is getting self destructing chats. Finally.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY, CLICKBAIT