Thermaltake launches TOUGHRAM Z-ONE Memory Series: 3200/3600MHz

From Thermaltake Press Release: Thermaltake is pleased to introduce our new budget-friendly memory series, the TOUGHRAM Z-ONE DDR4 memory series; which comes in both 3200MHz and 3600MHz. The aluminum heat spreader incorporates a sleek aluminum appearance which aids the ICs and dissipates heat at a higher pace. To ensure high stable gaming performance, TOUGHRAM Z-ONE uses tightly-screened ICs that are able to achieve higher overclocking performance, and is compatible with the Intel XMP 2.0.

Google announces changes to Chrome Web Store policies to help fight spammy extensions

From The Verge: Google’s Chrome Web Store is the biggest catalog of browser extensions around, but as with any successful chunk of the internet, more things on offer to install means more scammers and spammers trying to sneak their trash into the mix or looking to abuse the system for their own gain.

Apple, Google Roll Out Beta Versions of Contact-Tracing Tools for App Developers

From PC Mag: Early versions of a COVID-19 contact-tracing solution from Apple and Google rolled out to iOS and Android app developers this week, allowing them to test it before a broader consumer launch.

By working together, the tools allow for easy, Bluetooth-based contact tracing across iOS and Android, which run on the vast majority of devices consumers carry around with them every day. Public health authorities are expected to develop apps for tracking infections while relying on these tools to discover who an infected person came into contact with recently.

Zoom doesn't actually have 300 million daily users

From CNET: Zoom is backtracking on an announcement last week that its videoconferencing app had racked up 300 million daily users. Instead, the company now says it has "300 million daily meeting participants," a different metric that counts people for every Zoom meeting they attend in a day.

The change was earlier spotted by The Verge. After the publication reached out to the company, Zoom on Wednesday added an edit note to its blog post, calling the error an oversight.

Cooler Master Announces the MM711 Challenge for COVID-19 Relief

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master has announced The MM711 Challenge for COVID-19 Relief, a new contest that aims to raise funds for those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The coronavirus is a serious global issue that is affecting millions around the world today,” says Bryant Nguyen, General Manager for the Peripherals Business Unit. “We wanted to help in any way that we could, and we’re asking our incredible community to help us in our efforts.”

Video chat app Marco Polo says its costs are getting too expensive, and it wants people to pay to use the app

From The Verge: Marco Polo, an app that became popular for staying in touch with friends while social distancing, is looking to make some cash. The free app is launching an expanded premium product today called Marco Polo Plus that costs $5 per month with an annual commitment or $10 if paid monthly. The subscription gives people access to HD video, voice notes, custom emoji, creation tools like speed control, and passes to share with friends to gift them free memberships.

Microsoft Blames Liquid Nitrogen for Soldered RAM in Surface Devices

From PC Mag: A Microsoft video presentation has revealed the obscure reason why Surface devices ship with soldered RAM, and explained why they don't include Thunderbolt ports.

An increasing number of devices are shipping without upgradeable parts, and in the case of laptops, 2-in-1 hybrids, and tablets, that usually means no way of replacing the battery or the RAM modules. This has always been the case for Microsoft's range of Surface devices, but Microsoft has now explained the rather bizarre reason why you can't upgrade their RAM.

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