Link Tank: Apple to Release New iPhone SE

Apple's new iPhone SE, the Lyrid Meteor Shower, why humans crave sugar, and more in today's Link Tank!

Apple's new iPhone SE
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Apple is dropping a new iPhone amid the coronavirus quarantine—and at a pretty affordable price too.

“Now is a strange time to release a smartphone. Millions have lost their jobs, and those of us who are able to work from home are encouraged to stay inside for the foreseeable future. Companies like Samsung and OnePlus have recently launched pricey flagships that are very, very good, but also very, very expensive.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Take a break from the video conferencing and TV bingeing. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is happening this April.

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“If you’ve grown tired of Zoom meetings, Netflix parties, and livestreams, take a break from staring at your screens to look up at the sky. Starting in April, the Lyrid meteor shower will make its annual appearance. Here’s what you need to know to see the spectacle from wherever you’re quarantined.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Why do humans love sugar so much? A new study may explain this unique craving.

“Every animal on the planet has a hardwired preference for sugar. But unlike other species, human beings have refined sugar — and have hidden it in a wide array of foods, from soda to pasta sauce. Sugar is the most common food ingredient in processed foods, and some clinicians argue, we’re all addicted to it.”

Read more at Inverse.

Over 500,000 Zoom login credentials have been found for sale on the dark web.

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“You might want to place a strong password on your Zoom account. Otherwise, it could end up for sale on the dark web. Security firm Cyble says thousands of breached Zoom accounts have been circulating in underground hacker forums since April 1. The company told BleepingComputer it purchased access to 530,000 Zoom login credentials for a mere $0.0020 per account.”

Read more at PCMag.

If you still don’t know what TikTok is, these funny memes are all you need to know to understand the platform.

“For most adults over 25, TikTok seems a scary, inscrutable place for teens and, therefore, it is best to be avoided. You aren’t necessarily wrong! TikTok is full of agents of chaos (staring directly at @moneysigneric) and 16 year olds, yes, and there are plenty of lipsyncing holdovers from the days whence it was still But it’s also an app full of some of the funniest and most clever memes since we lost Vine, made by and featuring people of all ages, from babies to the elderly.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Disney animators are creating a series of shorts starring Frozen‘s Olaf while under quarantine.

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“The COVID-19 has shut down businesses across the globe, and the entertainment industry is no exception. Film and television shoots have been postponed indefinitely as everyone adheres to social distancing and stays home. But there are still creators who are able to make and share content, like Disney animator Hyrum Osmond.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.