I could use this too. It happens fairly often that i swipe one by accident.
I know i can just view all articles in the circle, however on a list from engadget with a hundred items is just a pain.
Me and my fat fingers i suppose.
Another solution might be to require the swipe gesture to leave the screen on the right side. Now you can swipe read with only a few pixels in the middle.
Webreaper is on the money. Stop whining about pennies.
In addition it would be nice if i could choose that these noisy feeds don't add to the counter in the widget. Case in point is news feeds that i read when i have the time, i dont really need to track when new items are added.
Stefan: i bought it anyway :-)