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.
Summertime is now in full swing, and it's also a period of transition within the mobile world. With the exception of a brand-new smartphone that wields a 41-megapixel shooter, our buyer's guide hasn't changed much since the last installment, but that's not to suggest the market is stagnant. Read on for all our latest smartphone suggestions.
Who knew affordable tablets could be so good? That was our reaction after reviewing the original Nexus 7 when it went on sale last year for $200; at the time, comparably specced products were going for at least $100 more. So, when this year's follow-up came out at a slightly higher price ($229 and up), we were a little concerned the higher cost would dissuade penny-pinching shoppers from taking the plunge. The Nexus 7 (2013) is definitely the best bang for your buck, and is still affordable enough for most budget-savvy shoppers. Read on for more.
Despite the best efforts of Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG and others, most of the televisions in people's homes these days are not of the smart variety. However, there are hundreds of millions of regular televisions packing HDMI ports, and Google's new Chromecast device offers a way to put some brains into those dumb TVs. Chromecast is an easy way to stream internet video to your TV from almost any source. With a price of just $35 price it's a bona fide steal. Skirt on up above for our full review.
It's been a long time coming, close to a year, but OMG Life's clippable, er, lanyard-able life-logging camera will be available to buy tomorrow. The Autographer launches in the UK and most major European countries on July 30th, priced at a rather prohibitive £400 and pitching itself as "the world's first intelligent wearable camera." We got to go hands-on with the device, so head click on up for our first impressions.
Google Chromecast (2013)
Apple iOS 7
ASUS Nexus 7 2nd-gen