The Verge

Apple’s new devices are coming tomorrow, but Amazon has them on sale for $50 off already. Keep in mind that with the new devices out, you’ll likely be able to score some great deals on the previous models.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Engadget

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 months and aren’t aware of how serious the COVID-19 pandemic is, the company that brought you Plague, Inc. is bringing an update that lets the player take the driver’s seat and try to save the world from a global disease. They’re working with the World Health Organization to create an informative experience that will give players a glimpse at what it will take to combat a global pandemic.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


ZDNet

Microsoft is warning users to beware of the latest version of Astaroth’s malware. The group is notorious for using legitimate Windows processes to install malware, and have recently taken to using the Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line tool (WMIC) to attack users. This allows it to bypass traditional antivirus software, making it quite dangerous. Don’t click links or download files from people you don’t know or aren’t expecting!

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Ars Technica

Perhaps people have gotten too used to the $1000 flagship phones of today that they forgot that there are other phones out there, even from the bigger companies.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

Instagram also announced that they plan to expand their educational resources as well as remove COVID-19 content unless it is posted by a credible health organization.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Spotify owned podcast creation app Anchor, is letting you record podcasts with your friends while social distancing with a new feature being implemented today. It’s time to finally start that breakfast club you and your friends have been dreaming of.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Polygon

Would you believe that Half-Life: Alyx has a fully functional piano? In a video clip posted on Twitter by user sadlando, he plays the “Ground Theme” from the classic Super Mario Bros. Newsworthy? Nah, but definitely fun and a breath of fresh air from all of this coronavirus talk.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


The Verge

Reddit’s new poll feature is live today, and as the title says, allows you to create votes on anything. They are created just like any other post, and can allow up to six answers. Users first saw the poll being used in better days, when the citizens of reddit incorrectly used the polling system to predict that the San Francisco 49ers would win the Super Bowl.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Forbes

Keep in mind that Apple files patents all the time, with many things not coming to fruition. I get that we’re hungry for news, but this isn’t it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

As previously reported, dating apps are helping people from different areas meet and chat. They’re even being allowed to meet possible matches in other countries under quarantine. This is old news, CNBC!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


Ars Technica

You would think that Google would be doing a better job of policing these apps, especially considering that many of the 56 suspicious apps were marketed towards children.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


TechCrunch

Tired of unresponsive and buggy screen sharing apps? Screen is here to provide a smoother experience that allows you and your co-workers to work seamlessly as if you were in the same room, but with less risk of coronavirus exposure. Jahanzeb Sherwani, the developer, claims that Screen is “2x-5x faster than other screen sharing tools”.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNBC

Title says it all. Facebook has definitely been leading the initiative to both take care of their employees as well as preventing the spread of misinformation during these tough times.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY, OLD NEWS