The low-cost iPhone SE, Minecraft RTX Beta is live, Apple/Google's contact tracing plan, Animal Crossing: New Horizons as pandemic medicine, Playstation 5's holiday release changes.
- Unemployment checks are delayed for some and the ancient COBOL programming language is to blame.
- With last week's news of Google and Apple's collaboration on a contact tracing system for tracking COVID-19 spread, many people are concerned about their privacy.
- Dan Moren from Six Colors talks about the newly announced iPhone SE, Apple's lowest-cost smartphone in its catalog.
- In gaming news, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is blown away by the new Minecraft RTX Beta that brings complex lighting effects into the experience to give it a notable facelift. Also, PlayStation 5 might be in low supply during its holiday release. Finally, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is turning into the game to beat during the quarantine.
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- Unemployment Checks Are Being Held up by a Coding Language Almost Nobody Knows
- Q&A: Apple and Google Discuss Their Coronavirus Tracing Efforts
- iPhone SE Gets Redesigned With an A13 Bionic, Adds Portrait Mode
- Minecraft Ray Tracing Is Now Live on PC—and It’s a Must-Play, If You Can
- The Biggest Ray-Traced Game Yet: Minecraft RTX Beta Debuts April 16 on PC
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review: A Quarantined Life Has Never Been Cuter
- Sony Plans Limited PlayStation 5 Output in First Year
- The Next Playstation Controller Is Called Dualsense, Looks Like a Cool Robot