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Google News adds seven more language editions to its roster

While Google News may not be the most popular news aggregating app out there, it does have its followers and user base, mostly those who are highly dependent on the whole Google ecosystem. If you are from any of the new countries added to its roster, then you’ll be pleased to know that they are adding support for your native language, bringing the total number of supported languages to 35.

Selfie stick may have caused man’s death in Wales

If you thought your only problem with selfie sticks is that they were annoying, apparently now, they may even cause accidental death. A man who died on a mountain range in mid-Wales may have attracted a lightning strike because he was carrying a metal monopod, more commonly known (and despised) as the selfie stick. Reports are still sketchy at this point but sources are saying one of the two men who died during that thunderstorm on Monday was carrying that monopod, although as to which of the two victims, it is still unclear.

YouTube launches citizen journalism-related sites

Most of the eyewitness and on-the-ground videos that we've seen in recent years haven't really come from network TV or even cable news channels. Especially when it comes to breaking news stories, we've relied on social media and YouTube to get our news fix. And while there are still some questions and issues when it comes to legitimacy and fact-checking, YouTube is now taking steps to address these things and to be more organized and accessible in terms of bringing content.

Nuzzel: read links that your friends share on FB, Twitter

With the hundreds of links you come across everyday, from your RSS feeds, your social networks, your news reader apps, etc,sometimes it would be so easy to drown in information overload. But if your Facebook and Twitter friends are people whose tastes are similar to your own or you trust them enough to like the links they post, then this new Android app would be perfect for you as it curates what your social network is sharing.

BBC revamps mobile news app

For UK residents (and even for some across the pond), BBC is probably the most widely-read and watched news network. And since studies have shown that news consumption is mostly done through mobile devices, of course, they had to have an app, which they launched back in 2010. 5 years later, they have now revamped their app, giving it a more personal touch and ensuring that it will work better on your smartphone and tablet.

Inoreader: Yet another RSS and News Reader app for Android

Google Reader may be out but there are a number of RSS readers available. We've seen a few lately like Source, a Material Design news reader from EvolveSMS developer. Of course, there's also the regularly updated Flipboard. Other popular reader apps include the Feedly Cloud, NewsBlur, and Sony Social Life among others. Recently updated is the Inoreader --an RSS & News Reader app that lets you search for interesting stuff on social network and on the web.

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.
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