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NPR One

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NPR One has become a part of my daily routine. When I wake up in the morning, I tune in as I get ready for work then again when I make it back home to fill the time until dinner. But what is NPR One? Essentially, it's an audio app which provides a continuous stream of all the content NPR has to offer. What's really great about the app, is how it makes public radio personal (as the tag line suggests). The continuous flow of content is tailored for the user.

There are two components. First there's the national hourly newscast and local news which play periodically throughout the day. Your local news can be setup by choosing a local station (for me in Manhattan, KS it's great being able to tune into KCUR Kansas City). If you're like me and don't have the app on all day, when you start it up, the app automatically starts with national and local news. The second component is the content which interests you. From news stories to podcasts, as you're fed content, …

Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4)

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Thinking back, two of the games I most enjoyed collecting every trophy (including the platinum) are Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Simply put, I thoroughly enjoy the minute to minute gameplay in Rocksteady's Batman games. Traversing through the map, taking down bad guys, and playing detective feels great and most importantly is great fun. Thankfully, all that has made the Batman games great is back and even better in Batman: Arkham Knight.

When Arkham Knight was announced, I was most excited to see that it was not coming out on last gen consoles because this was going to be one of the first games to truly be built from the ground up on current gen consoles so everything could be turned up to 11. After the game has come out, that's largely true.

One thing I really appreciated about the game is that (at least on hard mode) there was no tutorial what so ever. The game wastes no time and jumps right in. The graphics are a delight. Combat feels even tighter and is …