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Stop the presses! Top 5 news readers for Android

Thanks to the Internet and mobile devices, we live in a world where we get an almost never-ending flow of news available at our fingertips. So much so that now our problem is how to best handle that flood of information rushing towards us. News readers have become not just our source but also our filter and our shield, not just letting us choose the news and topics that we do want while keeping others at bay, they also give a bit of a visual flair to those bits of information, making the reading experience more pleasurable and engaging. Here are our top 5 picks for news readers on Android.

OUYA teams up with Xiaomi to conquer Asia

What should you do if you want to make it big in the Android market in Asia, particularly in China? Why partner with the top Android OEM of course! That is what OUYA seems to be doing by striking a deal with Xiaomi to bring its games and its platform outside of its comfort zone and into the Chinese, and eventually Asian, market.

The Witcher Battle Arena starts closed beta, Android only

If you've had your fill of what is now practically known as the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena or MOBA genre for PCs, wait till they saturate Android as well. The popular RPG franchise The Witcher seems to be eying that particular market and has started accepting closed beta sign-ups for its own MOBA title called what else but The Witcher Battle Arena (henceforth called TWBA for brevity).

ZTE nubia 5S mini arrives in the US, unlocked and with LTE

ZTE is bringing yet another of its rare smartphones to the US, this time offering it without any carrier support or subsidy. The nubia 5S mini's 13 megapixel camera and focus on digital photography features, however, might make it a more interesting pick compared to the manufacturer's previous devices, even or especially those limited edition marketing gimmicks.

Swing Copters is now here to seduce and frustrate you

So that dreaded day has finally arrived. .GEARS ("dot gears"), the studio owned by Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen, has finally unleashed Swing Copters to the masses. Now we wait and see whether this game will be yet another hit like its predecessor, though the absence of in-app purchases should at least give you and your wallet some peace of mind.
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