The Verge

The major draw with augmented reality has been that there was no real reason to get past the novelty of it. As far as practicality goes, there aren’t many practical uses for AR, and all this article really does is further push that fact. While it’s true that Apple’s new iPad Pro does have a LIDAR sensor that is basically made for AR, we have to wait and see if they can find a way to utilize it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Android Police

Is it unreasonable for me to feel like companies announcing incremental improvements to currently existing systems is not worth mentioning in the news? It’ll definitely be nice to have more accurate GPS data, but it’s not necessarily anything game-changing or revolutionary.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Ars Technica

I know we just bashed on the Pixel for an incremental GPS upgrade, but this DirectX update is anything but incremental. The technologies being implemented will make 4K PC gaming even better without putting as heavy of a load on your GPU.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


TechCrunch

Unsurprisingly, the two main workplace chat app options are vying for control of the market. Microsoft is reporting a spike in Daily Active Users, but that’s to be expected with much of the world working from home.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

The Nokia 8.3 looks like an impressive offering from HMD Global. The company is seeking to create the “first global flagship”, meaning that the 8.3 will be compatible with all 5G networks now and coming in the future. With an impressive list of specs, the only thing that makes this better is the price tag, which checks in at 599 euros, or roughly $648 USD.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Polygon

Animal Crossing is coming tonight, and Polygon is here to tell you absolutely nothing you don’t already know.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Pushsquare

Developers are saying that the PS5 a much more powerful console than Microsoft wants to admit, but Sony is struggling to communicate this fact with the public. This allows Microsoft to run the conversation, such as emphasizing their teraflops number, rather than focusing on the facts.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Polygon

Stuck inside? Steam, GOG.com, and Itch.io are all offering free or discounted games to help you pass the time. Steam is also running Game Festival 2020 to help showcase indie devs that would have exhibited at the canceled GDC.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Gamespot

Gamespot is here with a solid summary of the main takeaways from Sony’s Playstation 5 deep dive event. There are still a ton of unknowns from the mostly silent Sony camp, but we’ll take what we can confirm for now.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY, OLD NEWS


The Verge

Magic Leap is shifting it’s focus from entertainment AR products towards workplace products. The technology looks to create avatars from photos of people so that you can simulate in person meetings through their app. It’s a bit pricey, though, coming in at $5,000 to trial 4 headsets with access to their Spatial app.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


TechCrunch

Facebook has rolled out a redesign that gives their social media platform a total face lift. This redesign brings with it the much welcomed and desired dark mode, so you can go easy on your eyes while you stalk your friends.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


AndroidPolice

With many more users relying on these apps during this era of social distancing, it does make sense that some apps that haven’t been refined will see a dip in ratings. More users = more complaints about any issues that your app may have. App developers should use this as an opportunity to improve their apps.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Forbes

Apple iPhone leaks that seem to have been leaked by non other than Apple. Whoops! While these leaks do have the propensity to be more credible, we here at Evolving Tech have to treat them as rumors until they are confirmed.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Slack Blog

For those of you who were curious about the Slack updates, Slack HQ has released their statement regarding the updates and changes that you can expect to see being rolled out in today’s update.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Kotaku

Game peripheral developer Razer is re-purposing some of it’s manufacturing lines to help produce and donate up to a million surgical masks to health authorities. This is a much welcomed response, since hospital supplies have been stretched thin thus far.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY