CNN

Misinformation is running rampant on WhatsApp, thus they are imposing the stricter limits to counter it. Experts don’t think it’s enough, though.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Android Police

Should you buy a Chromebook? Android Police says maybe not. We say buy one if it suits your needs.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


XDA Developers

In the latest bout of who can out petty who, it looks like Google is forcing OEMs to mention that they support Google Mobile Services on retail boxes and packaging. This is undoubtedly a shot at Huawei, who is presently and for the foreseeable future banned from using Google’s services.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


MacRumors

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the next generation of iPhone will have a smaller front camera lens and thus, a smaller screen to bezel ratio. This could mean a smaller notch on your iPhone. You know our stance on leaks, though, so we’ll wait till Apple announces it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

Firefox will enlarge the address bar when you do a search and also show popular sites. That’s cool, I guess.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


BBC

If you were mad at Google five months ago for having lackluster security on their Face Unlock system, you will be relieved to know that they have updated the system and addressed this concern… Five months later.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


SamMobile

Yesterday, we announced that Samsung was continuing to support it’s previous flagship phone. Today, we’re letting you know that they are dropping support for their Galaxy S7 line. Keep in mind that this is keeping with their promises of four years of updates for their flagships.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is reporting the conditions that contractors have to endure to work for Apple and other big tech companies. A good read, but not news.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Kotaku

If you are a gamer that hasn’t heard of Valorant, then you must be living under a rock. The game currently has the highest viewer count on Twitch right now, which is currently 1.7 million at the time of this writing.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Krebson Security

The corp.com domain is vital because many Windows computers inadvertently share data with it, which includes user logins and passwords. The domain was previously held by a good samaritan who did absolutely nothing with it, but they have since sold it to Microsoft so that they can hopefully continue to do nothing with it.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


MacRumors

Looks like MacRumors is revisiting an old Apple headphone rumor today on slow news day Tuesday.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


NPR

In this article, NPR sheds some light on what really happens to patients who crash after seemingly recovering from a COVID-19 infection. If more studies can be done, hopefully this can lead to better treatment for patients.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


USA Today

Scalpers are at it again, doing whatever they can to earn a quick buck. This time, it’s webcams, as more and more of the world turns to working from home to fight the pandemic. That’s just downright shameful.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Kotaku

Who remembers 2016’s No Man’s Sky, which was hugely anticipated but flopped on launch? If you’ve been keeping the game on your radar, you’ll know that in the past few years, developer Hello Games has been gradually patching and improving the game to something that lives up to the original promise. That includes bringing mechs to the game as of today. Newsworthy? No, but mechs are always awesome.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

Former Apple executive Ruben Caballero has joined Microsoft in their Mixed Reality and AI division, but Microsoft did not comment on what projects he will be working on.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Ready to beat your friends and brag on Facebook about it? Facebook Gaming is launching a feature today that will allow users to create and organize online gaming tournaments.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNN

With the coronavirus pandemic going on, parents are forced to turn to technology such as FaceTime to see their newborn children. It’s a sad fact, but it’s better than the alternative.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

It looks like OnePlus will be finally adding wireless charging to their phones via a proprietary system that will be exclusive to OnePlus phones. The real kicker is that this system is supposedly much faster than other wireless chargers.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


9to5 Mac

Smartwatches that are capable of measuring body temperature are able to help monitor possible coronavirus exposure, as a fever is a key symptom. Unfortunately, the Apple Watch is unable to measure temperature.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Global Citizen

Lady Gaga has curated a star studded roster of music artists to perform for the live casted event, which will broadcast on Saturday, April 18th at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. You can view it on various networks, and the show is meant to celebrate and support the frontline health care workers who are risking their own lives every day to save other lives.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Business Insider

Apple appears to be on a buying spree this week, as they are moving to buy out NextVR. In the past week, they’ve also purchased weather app Dark Sky and Dublin-based AI startup Voysis. Apple often makes these purchases without really specifying why, so one can only wonder what the tech giant is up to.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Dating app Hinge is now allowing users to tap a button to indicate that they’re ready for a video call date with prospective matches. Apparently, video chat dating has become a popular way to vet potential matches for future in-person dates once it’s safe to do so.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Nintendo Life

The Cooking Mama saga takes another turn, as the publisher is now blaming the coronavirus for shipping delays. Things are looking grim for those of us who want to cook in a virtual kitchen from the safety of our own homes during the pandemic.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


USA Today

In a bit of sensationalism, USA Today tells you what you should already know. That Google and Alexa will record you if you accidentally say the key phrases that active them.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY