VentureBeat

It’s unsurprising that Microsoft Teams is doing well right now, since there is public backlash against Zoom. We also need to consider that they’re comparing the numbers to the mid March DAU count, which is when lockdowns were only beginning.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


IGN

The remake ends when you finish the game. Duh. All jokes aside, as Square Enix has stated, the game will end after the Midgar chapter, and they will be releasing the rest of the game in segments.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

A lengthy read with a lot of good information about how video games affect the planet. Unless you’re a climate change denier, I guess.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


9to5 Mac

Apple’s ‘Clips’ feature will work similarly to Google’s ‘Slices’ feature, and will also likely be just as obscure.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Engadget

Did you know that the Unicode Consortium is responsible for the heart eyes and joy emojis that you spam in every chat? Well, they also regularly update emojis release them on an annual basis. Unfortunately, they’ve announced that next year’s emojis will be postponed due to you guessed it: the coronavirus.

Verdict; NOT WORTHY


Engadget

Engadget isn’t here to tell you what’s actually good about the Fire Sticks. They want readers to tell them, likely so that they can use the feedback as material for another article.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Forbes

Again, no matter how credible the leak is, we think it benefits consumers much more to hear the actual news from Apple, in the off chance that something changes.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Polygon

For the enterprising villager with a lot of time to spare, you can use this trick to spawn seeming endless balloons every five minutes. Not sure how I feel about that, but if it floats your boat, I guess.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNBC

Finally, some real news! Stanford Medicine and Apple are working together to release this app so that essential first responders such as firefighters, police officers, and paramedics can be quickly tested for COVID-19.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Ars Technica

While IoT can be very convenient, one definitely needs to consider the risks involved when you add bad actors into the equation. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from doing the news everyday, it’s that for every good thing created that’s meant to help people, there are an exponentially greater number of people out there who would use said creation maliciously for their own personal gain.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


BGR

Just another deal post. They call it a “rare” AirPods Pro sale, but we’ve seen quite a few in the last few weeks.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


USA Today

Zoombombing sucks. If you’ve been a victim of it, you probably wondered what you could do to prevent it. Some people are finding that the best solution is to drop Zoom altogether, especially after it was brought to light that the app has a ton of security flaws. If this article had dropped a week ago, it might have been newsworthy. At this point, they’re just beating a dead horse.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


AndroidCentral

Nothing to see here, folks. Another leak that claims that Google’s Pixel 4a is being primed for “imminent launch”. Whatever, we’ll wait for Google to tell us when.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Today, actually. The Levi’s and Mario collab that was hinted at weeks ago is here today. You can check the line out at Levi’s official site.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Forbes

The Department of Homeland Security and the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre have released a database of malicious websites and email addresses that are being used to exploit people during this coronavirus pandemic. Definitely take heed and be careful what you do online.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Venture Beat

Google has expanded Duplex, their appointment making AI, to the UK, Australia, and Canada, but only in a limited capacity. The Duplex system was previously criticized for sounding too human, so Google promised that the person receiving the call would be informed that they were talking to Duplex.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


GameSpot

You can sign up for notifications of when pre-orders will be available at Best Buy, Target, and GameStop. Look GameSpot, you really didn’t need a whole article to tell people this.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Bleeping Computer

In a recent Firefox update, Mozilla seems to think that it’s okay to have their browser report what your default browser is back to them, but Bleeping Computer is here with instructions on how to turn this function off. Now they can go back to assuming that you’re using Chrome versus it being confirmed for them.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Sky News

Good on Wuhan for ending their lockdown, but isn’t it a bit tone deaf to be throwing a huge party while the rest of the world is practically in quarantine?

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY