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.
In his latest column, Joshua Fruhlinger explores the possible results of information overload brought about by our smartphones. He imagines a world in which maps are filled with coffee shop suggestions, crime alerts, and clothing sales. Read on for more of the presumed future.
Back in March, 10 companies descended upon the Nike+ Accelerator in Portland, Oregon, with the aim of building devices that would integrate with the athletic outfit's line of fitness gadgetry. In a brand new issue of our weekly, we step inside said venue after three months for a glimpse at Nike's formula for fueling the quantified self. Click the link above for our full Distro issue.
So when exactly will the Moto X make its formal debut? August 1st is the date, according to a Motorola teaser announcing the launch. There's been no shortage of leaks for the new flagship smartphone, which we know will be assembled in the US and will ship to customers in a variety of colors. As for more details? Well, we'll be reporting live form NYC on August 1st.
New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)
A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269. What we haven't known until now, though, has been what exactly that extra $20 will get you. A new leak, that photo above of a product info tag, suggests that there are actually quite a few extras baked in this time around.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (KitKat [4.4])
- Screen size 5.2 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T, Verizon / Alltel, Other
- Dimensions 5.54 x 2.85 x 0.39 in
- Weight 5.08 oz
- Announced 2014-09-05
ASUS Nexus 7 2nd-gen