You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Almost exactly two years ago ASUS unveiled the PadFone, a phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. Since then the company has kept up with a surprisingly rapid product cycle, and now its ready to release the PadFone Infinity. Does this upgraded package have what it takes to kill the "glass is half empty" mentality? Read on to find out.
We gasped our way through the liveblog. We brought you news of the specs and the software and everything else. But now it's time to take a deep dive into the Xbox One, Microsoft's next-gen console, and what it might mean for Earth's living rooms. Engadget was given exclusive access to the hallowed labs at the heart of this project and to the engineers who made it happen. We got to play with prototypes of the hardware and to discover firsthand whether Kinect 2.0 really can tell if we're winking.
The engineers in Microsoft's windowless next-gen Xbox silicon lab are rattled. The skittish engineers aren't worried we'll film the mess of 24-inch LCD screens running video-compression tests, or the rows of desks with water hose stations used for temperature stress tests. It's really just a single chip that's causing concern: a custom-built Microsoft SoC that sits at the heart of the Xbox One.
You've already read our hands-on with Xbox One's new Kinect and wireless gamepad, but perhaps you noticed our inability to test the gamepad's new "impulse triggers?" Well, we're glad to tell you we've just mended that exception.