For those news junkies who don't consider themselves up in the morning until they have heard the latest top stories, Yahoo has a new alarm clock app. Called WakingNews Alarm Clock, the app will wake you with audio snippets of the latest news from a number of sources. Currently being tested on Android flavored devices, you can get early access to the alarm clock by moseying over to the Google Play Store
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News sources provided include:
- Huffington Post
- Yahoo News
- Yahoo Finance
- Yahoo Sports
- Yahoo Entertainment
The latest audio headlines become available at 6:30am ET each morning. And if you'd prefer to be woken by other sounds instead of the news, there is a setting that will have you stirring to the sound of a cuckoo clock, a gentle breeze, the rolling fog and more.
Setting the alarm is a snap, although we recommend that you test the WakingNews Alarm Clock first to make sure that the sound of the morning's headlines is enough to get you up and out of a deep sleep. And yes, the app is absolutely free to install on your Android device. And yes, you can tap on a button if you want to hear the latest news without waiting for an alarm to be triggered.