GameSpot

Title says it all. Google is helping people combat boredom at home by providing free access to their service for two months. All you need is a compatible controller and hardware that’s capable of running the Stadia app.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Guardian

If you found yourself frustrated this morning, it may be due to this Google outage affecting the services you use. Emails at Gmail were failing to be delivered, and Snapchat was taken off of the grid completely. Only some Nest users were affected.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Microsoft is will be adding access to Linux files via Windows Subsystem for Linux. They’ve been gradually improving the system, and expect to ship this update out to all Windows 10 users this year. It’s a neat update if you use Linux, but doesn’t affect you at all if you don’t.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNET

Basic instructions on how to use an app do not make news! Shame on you, CNET!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Digital Trends

We’ve already had an inkling that this would happen, since Microsoft had been entertaining this idea for a couple of weeks now. This makes it official, though.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


MacRumors

It actually makes sense that HBO and other streaming services would rather optimize their apps for more current generation hardware, if you consider that the 2nd and 3rd gen Apple TVs are 10 and 8 years old respectively.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


GameSpot

The PS5 controller has finally been revealed, and GameSpot is here to basically repost the PlayStation Blog post that revealed it. Better to hear it straight from the source, which we’ve linked for you.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


MacRumors

Big yikes all around for Apple. Users have reported talking to Apple and finding that there is actually no fix for this other than Apple sending out yet another pair of AirPods.

Verdict: NOTWORTHY


GameSpot

If you own a Nintendo Switch and are looking for something to play other than Animal Crossing, GameSpot has written a lot of words and interjected their own opinions into what should be as simple as a list of deals. If reading a bunch of fluff isn’t your idea of a fun time, Nintendo has a “Sales and Deals” section on their game store that lists everything out for you.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


Ars Technica

Yes, it’s true that attackers can bypass your fingerprint authentication, but the reality of it is that it’s very difficult to do. The article itself states this, and if we may interject, most people likely have no need to be worried about their devices being broken into in this manner.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, CLICKBAIT



Engadget

Apple wannabe Huawei is taking the next step in drawing inspiration from their Cupertino based role model and will be releasing their own credit card. The ‘Huawei Card’ will be utilizing their ‘Huawei Pay’ feature and will also be ‘borrowing’ some of the Apple Card’s best features.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


9to5Mac

The Apple iPad Magic Keyboard is now listed for preorder for Amazon, but 9to5Mac suspects that the May 30th release date listed is merely a placeholder. The Magic Keyboard is not yet available for order on Apple’s own website.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


AndroidPolice

More OnePlus 8 leaks, this time indicating 48 megapixel cameras and a 90Hz AMOLED screen.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Polygon

It’s true, Animal Crossing’s fashion is top tier. The Able Sister’s fashion store is chock full of goodies that let you play dress up in game. Is it awesome? Heck yeah. Is it newsworthy? No way.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


The Verge

Yet another chat app from Facebook, this time aimed at couples. Look, I hate to be that guy, but if you think need a specific app to have a strong relationship with your significant other, then you probably need more than that app. Just sayin’.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


GameSpot

Yes, thank you Captain Obvious. Every PS4 game to date has worked in this manner.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Music Business Worldwide

Apple has been playing a large role in coronavirus relief for many, and is looking to extend that aid to independent music labels. During these times of stress, the way these larger organizations contribute to society speak volumes about the organizations themselves. Well done, Apple.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Rock Paper Shotgun

While it’s cool that this was implemented into the game, this doesn’t necessarily count as newsworthy. Good work, though!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

Again, with security matters such as this, the average consumer doesn’t need to worry too much about being targeted.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Maingear, a high end gaming PC manufacturer, is also doing their part to fight coronavirus by making emergency ventilators which they are currently working with the FDA to get approved. The ventilators are extremely important in COVID-19 patient care, and presently there are not enough ventilators for patients.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


BGR

Rarely does one think of Android when they think of security. BGR is reporting more research studies that reinforce that fact.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


The Verge

If you’re looking for an Apple Watch to help you throughout your day working from home… Or something… Then The Verge is reporting that Amazon and Best Buy have the lowest prices for the Apple Watch in a while. The selection is limited, though, so act fast if you need it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


USA Today

The ventilator shortage situation in the US is dire, as hospitals across the country are finding creative ways to deal. Add to that a shortage of nurses, doctors, and medical staff, and you’ll see that our front line workers are stretched far too thin. The moral of the story? Stay the hell at home.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Wall Street Journal

The situation in New York is getting worse day by day, as NYC’s hospitals prepare “Live or Die” guidance, essentially drawing “worst case scenario” guidelines on which patients to save and which will not be able to receive care.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Newsweek

Teenagers on the internet took to Twitter to complain about Snapchat being down, with one user stating that “Snapchat is making the whole quarantine experience worse like wtf”. Snapchat is back now, though. Calm the hell down. Don’t @ me.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

Deemed as “mission essential” by both NASA and the Pentagon, the company continues to work, and still aims to launch Demo-2 in late may. SpaceX is not the only company in the space industry with employees that tested positive for COVID-19, as Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin also confirmed that three of its employees tested positive as well.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY