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's sort of hard to believe, but the first sub-10-inch Windows 8 tablet only just went on sale two weeks ago. For now, at least, the Acer Iconia W3 is the only 8-inch option available, though it surely won't be the last. The W3 comes in a portable, easy-to-hold form factor, with a long battery life and reasonable price making it a great value among Windows tablets. Read on for our full review.
What can you say about a phone that's half a year old, already been reviewed and poised to launch virtually unchanged on T-Mobile's LTE network? Not much, it turns out. But in the event you've been eyeing the Xperia Z as a suitable smartphone replacement, we're here to help guide that purchase decision. The Xperia Z proves that Sony has what it takes to make a compelling phone in an increasingly competitive market, but issues like battery life need to be confronted, even at the expense of the design. Click the link above for our full review.
Over 12 miles the road up Pikes Peak winds through 156 turns, climbing nearly 5,000 feet to terminate at an altitude of 14,110 -- 4,000 feet higher than the FAA requires to flip on your personal electronic devices in a commercial aircraft. Now, instead of gas-guzzling machines, electric vehicles are whizzing up the mountain in droves. Indeed, the fastest motorcycle up the course this year was electric, and the cars are getting faster. How fast? Read on for that answer and more as we take Toyota's electric Pike Peak racer for a spin.
T-Mobile's Moon Shot? Might as well Jump. The magenta-minded carrier has taken the wraps off of Jump (plus exclamation mark, if you choose), a system that lets customers upgrade their handsets up to twice a year -- a plan clearly targeted toward gadget obsessives (and the fickle).
Apple iPhone 6
Microsoft Windows 8
Sony Xperia Z