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.
It wasn't all that long ago that every month offered up yet another Android tablet for review. Since then the output of Google-powered slabs has generally slowed. Then there's this, the Xperia Tablet Z, a device which serves as an excellent second screen, and a display that's one of the best we've seen from Sony's Xperia range, if not the market in total. Read on for more.
If you told us Acer was coming out with an innovative new take on the Windows 8 convertible, we'd probably laugh in your face. But the Aspire R7 wipes the smile away, and we're actually kind of glad. Acer offers up a unique take on the Windows 8 laptop, with an adjustable display and an attractive hinge design. And, at $1,000, it's also a pretty good deal. Click on the link above for our full review.
How big of an upgrade is Windows 8.1? Put it this way: we just might need to review the OS all over again. Microsoft just unveiled the first major update to Windows 8, and it includes tweaks to nearly every aspect of the operating system: the lock screen, Start menu, Windows Store and onscreen keyboard. Read on for our first impressions.
Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is indeed a stock Android 4.2.2 version of the flagship device One coming, and it will be fully unlocked for T-Mobile and AT&T at the solid price of $599.