Fox News

Fox News published this article yesterday, but they put a video version of it up on YouTube this morning. Google News seems to think that this is still breaking.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


Android Central

Google’s figured out a way to detect how “hard” you push your phone screen via software. The feature will be available on their Pixel line of phones.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


MacRumors

MacRumors disguising old news as new news. We’ve known about mini-LED since last winter, and stating that production isn’t going to be delayed is just business as usual.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS, FLUFF


The Verge

Okay, so WhatsApp is slow to implement dark mode, and it must also be a slow news day for The Verge. Kind of a surprise that it took this long, considering WhatsApp is one of the most used chat clients in the world.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


CNET

Hey Google, this isn’t actually news! Interesting read, but CNET seems to be reluctant to declare a flat out winner.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


PC World

Another review article making its way to Google News’ Tech front page. Neat product, though.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


The Sun

The idea of finding life on Mars is exciting and scary, but I’m even more scared that Google is reporting an article from a tabloid as news!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Gamespot

Sure, this could be news to some people. It shouldn’t be on the front page, though.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Fast Company

A small sample size with not enough data kills any credibility in this fluff article that is looking to simply sensationalize readers. Also, textbook clickbait title.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF, CLICKBAIT


GSMArena.com

Xiaomi is releasing a pair of high spec Android phones for gamers. These will be available in China first, and be released to the global market later.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


DSOGaming

Activision attempting another foray into the Battle Royale genre? Will it be enough to compete with Fortnite and Apex Legends?

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Ars Technica

A very lengthy but informative read. This company seeks to utilize 3D printing and automation to propel space flight and exploration forward.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


PC World

Sure, it’s a good laptop. But is it news? Nope.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


New York Post

This was reported yesterday by multiple outlets, and wasn’t even worth considering. Today, it’s old news that is just a fluff piece with no factual basis. Coronavirus is spreading and Wozniak makes a quip about being patient zero? Everybody involved needs to do better.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS, FLUFF, CLICKBAIT


Mashable

Thanks, but no thanks, Mashable. Just give me the patch notes and spare me the fluff accompanied by ads.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Android Police

More of a publicity event than anything, but I will admit that this is cool. Unsure why Google’s algorithm thinks this is news, though.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Nintendo Life

Although Levi’s did confirm the clothing collaboration, everything else is left to the rumor mill.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY (but almost)


Paul Thurrot

Just another review article being about the new Samsung Flagship. Google News should be trying harder.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Motor1

For you car enthusiasts here, is $200,000 a fair price to pay for the fastest Porsche ever?

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


ZDNet

Two more conferences canceled due to the Coronavirus. The more surprising thing is that Google News didn’t feel it was important to show this to us before that article about Wozniak.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY