The Weekly Roundup for 12032012

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 7 days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

LG Optimus G Pro review: a phone that lives up to Note-sized expectations

With a beautiful display, super-fast processor and other top-of-the-line features, the Optimus G Pro is a rock-solid Note II competitor sans the stylus. Read on for our full impressions.

Reticulating splines for reticulating times: the SimCity debacle

Thousands of customers were left in the dark as SimCity's servers broke down and users' creations destroyed. We take a look at how it happened, and if it can be fixed. Read on to find out what we discovered about the situation.

Samsung Galaxy S IV design, specs potentially leaked on Twitter

Even as the secret of Samsung's Galaxy S IV has been handed off to some teenager, the @evleaks Twitter account (which has been reliable in the past) just posted a supposed pic of and specs for the phone.

Facebook freshens up News Feed, brings bigger images, feed filtering and a uniform cross-platform UX

Facebook refreshes its News Feed, bringing with it bigger images, feed filtering, and a better cross platform experience.