GameSpot

Not news, and not quite uncanny valley. Check this out if you could use a quick laugh or scare.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Destructoid

Oh how we wish this weren’t a thing, now. The sad reality is that so many game developers are leaning on loot boxes as an extra source of income, though. Good on the ESRB for making sure to point this out.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Forbes

Wait, people still play Destiny 2? There are still DLCs being released? That’s cool, I guess. If you’re still playing, then here are some speculations on what the fall expansion will be.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Ars Technica

Ars has a good point in that your WFH experience might suck because your network sucks. But in their case study, they compared… Four Superpods to three Eeros to two Nest Wi-Fis. Hardly a scientific study.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


GameSpot

Are we heading back to the glory days of “but will it run Crysis”? Whether a sequel or a remake, it’d be great to see what the devs have in mind. Until then, though, this can’t be considered news.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


GameSpot

Despite a ruling saying otherwise, Gamevice is still convinced that Nintendo copied their technology for their Switch handheld console. Gamevince is trying to appeal said ruling and is trying to sue Nintendo yet a second time. While it’s unlikely that anything will come of this lawsuit, they do seek to prohibit Nintendo from importing Switch consoles to the US.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY



Apple Insider

A wealthy collector (and developer!) recently unveiled in his possession a rare prototype of the first Apple Watch. He plans on repairing it but has not stated whether he would be selling it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNN

Who knew that something as simple as rolling over onto your stomach could help people breath better? They are still doing clinical trials to see if it really has an effect on patients, but the outlook seems hopeful.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


PushSquare

Here we have an uninformed article from a writer who likely was looking for something to gripe about. Unfortunately, he was way off the mark in his hasty quest to deliver “news”, and was customarily put in his place by the denizens of the internet.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Thurrott

It used to be 4, but now it’s 9. Zoom has 49, but more security risks. Can this be yet even more bad news for Zoom?

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


PlayStation Blog

Sony really wants people to stay at home, so they’re giving players the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey for free. Worth checking out if you own a PlayStation 4.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


ZDNet

Still using Zoom despite the security flaws? No problem. ZDNet is here with some tips on how to secure your Zoom chat. A lot of it is just common sense, really.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


TechCrunch

Nicely done, Google! With the YouTube Video Builder, companies can take their static assets and turn them into short animated videos. In a time when the economy is being hit hard by COVID-19, this can potentially help some smaller businesses get their name and their services out to people.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Wired

COVID-19 tests are coming, finally. At-home tests still have yet to be approved, but you should be seeing the tech to test for the novel coronavirus in your clinics and ERs soon. This will be instrumental in stemming the flow of coronavirus cases and help us to finally flatten the curve.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Android Police

Google is supposedly planning their own chipset for their Pixel line of phones, dubbed Whitechapel. They are reportedly working with Samsung to disrupt the market which is primarily controlled by Qualcomm.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY (yet)


NintendoLife

It’s amazing what Animal Crossing players are capable of. There’s also this gem, too.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, SUPER COOL


TechCrunch

If you’re a developer, you’ll be excited to hear that GitHub is now free for everybody. They’re offering their more advanced and premium features at a cost, but the paid plans only cost $4 per month per user now.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

Yawn, welcome to the party, Satechi. There are a ton of wireless chargers that work with AirPods at the moment.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Mashable

As the subtitle says, don’t reuse old passwords! This isn’t a threat because they can access your Zoom account, but rather because a lot of people are guilty of using the same email and password combination for everything.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Apple Newsroom

More from the big Apple today, as they release their data trends from Apple Maps. The data supports the work to mitigate and control the spread of the novel coronavirus, but keep in mind that the US is severely hampered by a lack of testing. This means that the data being provided by Apple will definitely not be accurate, as many people can be asymptomatic.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


CNET

Despite pushback from people for a variety of reasons, Apple and Google insist that everybody will have access to their coronavirus tracking app. Some are concerned that disparaged people will not have access and will potentially be at greater risk to the coronavirus or may be stigmatized.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


The Verge

We’ve covered this before, and so have many other outlets. Must be a slow day for The Verge.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS