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 seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Engadget Expand wrap-up: Google, Kinect, electric cars, robots, makers and more!

Not all that long ago, we were staring at spreadsheets, table layouts and sketch-ups, squinting our eyes and attempting to wrap our brains around all of it.

Virtual Reality now: hands-on with the Oculus Rift final development kit

On a sunny Southern California afternoon, Oculus VR's founder, Palmer Luckey, its VP of Product, Nate Mitchell, its press agent, a film crew, photographers and a pair of Engadget's editors occupy a conference room in the company's Irvine headquarters.

Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid test drive (video)

The Ford Fusion Energi joins the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric as the company's third vehicle with a charging connector and access to California's HOV lanes.

Google Keep note-taking service officially launches on web and Android (video)

The Google Keep note-taking service that leaked out a few days ago has officially launched. The Android app and website are intended to allow users to quickly jot down ideas in the form of a virtual sticky note.

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