SamMobile

Samsung releases a security patch for their Galaxy Note 9 that “doesn’t introduce any new features or changes to the overall user experience”. Could have just read the patch notes for that!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


ZDNet

Microsoft unifies the Start Menu by changing the background of the icons to flat monochrome tiles. That’s pretty much it.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF, CLICKBAIT


TechCrunch

Twitter looking to jump on the story bandwagon with new tech called “Fleets”. These Fleet Tweets are only up for 24 hours, and cannot be interacted with in any way. How is this news?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


MacRumors

It’s bad enough that this isn’t even newsworthy. What makes it worse is that the hardware is 2-3 years old. Why even bother?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Gamespot

We posted about this yesterday, yet here it is again on Google News as something new. Insert confused Nick Young meme here.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


The Wall Street Journal

If you can get past the cheeky attempts at humor, you might find some good tips in here. The article is mostly geared towards people who seemingly have no idea how technology works in their own organization, though.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, FLUFF


Good news for those of you looking to buy Apple products later this year. It does make you wonder when Foxconn will begin production in locations other than mainland China.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Another day, another outlet that that uses an app update as a news article. While it’s definitely cool that Google Assistant can read what’s on your screen, I’d rather hear about it through the patch notes.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


Ars Technica

A bit of a misleading title, since they didn’t even launch. If you’re clicking this hoping for some kind of news, you would be mistaken. TL;DR they had some intermittent signals that caused concerns, so they postponed the launch.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, CLICKBAIT


The Hill

Another day, another canceled conference. Google is canceling their annual I/O conference due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


TechCrunch

It’s amazing how many app updates are covered by publishers. They call these posts news, but we call them glorified patch notes.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


9to5Google

We still don’t know when the new Pixel Buds will be released, but at least we know that the case can be charged wirelessly. Is it me, or does today feel like another slow news day?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY


TechCrunch

Life moves fast, so nobody wants to sit around sifting through junk to get to the content that they really care about. Bookshlf’s mission resonates with us because we want our users to be able to read the news that matters to them with as little effort as possible.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


BGR

Late to the party, BGR. Shame on you! Why is Google News showing this? Shame on you, Google!

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


CNN

Car enthusiasts all over the net are clamoring to report on the newest Aston Martin supercar. It seems that these days, less is more, as the V12 Speedster will not have a roof or windshield. Have fun flossing bugs out of your teeth.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Paul Thurrot

Whether it’s a publicity stunt or a genuinely altruistic act, Microsoft is allowing free users to access paid features on Microsoft Teams to support global health concerns due to the coronavirus situation.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY


Gamespot

For you Castlevania fans out there, Konami snuck in a surprise release of the 1997 classic Symphony of the Night on mobile platforms. This makes a lot of sense, as Castlevania Season 3 is releasing on Netflix tomorrow.

Verdict: NEWSWORTHY (But only if you care about the nostalgia)


Android Authority

By now, you should know how we feel about leaks and rumors here. They aren’t news and only serve to waste reader’s time.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, CLICKBAIT, FLUFF


Droidlife

Hey Google, why are you giving me 2 day old review articles as news?

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS


GamesRadar+

If you read yesterday’s recap, you’ll know that Nintendo Life already covered this early in the morning. GamesRadar+ covered it later in the afternoon, but Google News seems to think this is still something worth reporting, over 20 hours later.

Verdict: NOT WORTHY, OLD NEWS