Gizmodo

This morning, Intel and Nvidia announced their newest lineup of chips, and Gizmodo is here with a roundup of the next coming notebooks that will utilize these chips. Saves you some research if you’re on the market, but not really newsworthy.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

While the name has changed, the features really haven’t. You can get Microsoft 365 for free if you are a student or teacher, or anybody else can access the web version for free.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


IGN

Microsoft’s hit game ‘Sea of Thieves’ will be coming soon to Steam, IGN reports. This would have it joining the ranks of ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ and ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Destructoid

If you’re playing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’, you’ll be delighted to hear that Nintendo has put out a patch that fixes some of the game’s more notable bugs at the moment. If you’re not playing, though, you probably won’t care.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Reuters

Title is misleading, as it does not cover the info in the article. The FBI’s Boston office issued a warning about Zoom advising users to not make meetings public, and billionaire mad scientist Elon Musk also banned his employees from using the Zoom app. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan acknowledged the privacy and security issues and has vowed to make Zoom better.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


TechCrunch

If you’re someone who hates opening up Facebook just to use Messenger, Facebook has launched their Mac and Windows apps today. You’ll need to go to the respective app store to download them.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


MarketWatch

Zoom stocks are in their fourth day of declines now, after a series of privacy and security vulnerabilities were discovered in their popular video meeting app. Will users migrate towards videoconferencing apps from more trusted brands such as Microsoft or Cisco while Zoom figures their problems out?

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Engadget

YouTube is reportedly working on a feature called ‘Shorts’ that is positioned to compete directly with TikTok. The move makes sense, as YouTube understandably has concerns that TikTok may be luring away its viewers.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Android Police

Feeling the pressure from budget headphone manufacturers, Sony will be releasing their own mid-tier price bracket offerings which will go up for pre-order this month.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Deadline

Sony Corp has launched a $100M fund titled the Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19. The fund aims to support those affected by the deadly virus that is ravaging the world. Sony will be joining other entertainment and media companies that have also pledged money to help people being hit by the outbreak.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Ars Technica

AMG apparently filed a lawsuit in 2017 claiming that there was a risk of consumers thinking that they ‘licensed the games’. The judge reasonably ruled that most gamers would be astute enough to understand that simply seeing a Humvee in the game does not imply that it is licensed by AMG.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

The feature packed ASUS gaming laptop will be available in June and will likely come with a hefty price tag.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Fox News

The respirator will use a fan from the ventilated seats of the F-150 pickup truck. Ford plans to begin manufacturing of these respirators at their Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan as early as April 6th. Ford is also already manufacturing protective face shields and will start producing ventilators at other locations.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

In a long overdue update, you can now ask your Apple Watch to play music specifically on Spotify. Previously, Spotify has criticized Apple for anti-competitive behavior, so this is a step in the right direction.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

If you’re looking to pick up some Sonos speakers while you’re self-quarantining, Sonos is having a sale on their own site. You’ll find prices as low as those seen on Black Friday, but they’re still fairly expensive.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

Blink’s new security camera is only $35.00 and shares a similar design with the other Blink models. While a decent camera system, if you’re looking for something wireless, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


MacRumors

Tile doesn’t seem to like the fact that Apple is working on a direct competitor to them, rumored to be called AirTags.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Gizmodo

In their recent update to their Arts & Culture app, Google now lets you run your images through a process that recreates your selfies and photos in the style of famous painters. Definitely fun, but newsworthy? Not so much.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Digital Trends

Canceling events through the year is unsurprising, but until June of 2021? That’s a long way out, and hopefully it doesn’t come to that.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


ZDNet

Zoom is announcing that they will be freezing all features while they fix the security and privacy issues that have been discovered and announced this week. In light of these discoveries, agencies such as Tesla and NASA have banned usage of the app.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY