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.
After a long string of rumors and leaks, Motorola, a Google owned company, released its new phone last week, the Moto X. We've spent the past five days flipping, twisting, and testing the multi-colored Android device and we're ready to provide you with a verdict. The Moto X hits a sweet spot with its user-friendly, always-on software features. At $199, though, it's priced a bit too high for a mid-range phone. Read on for more.
Summer's upon us and at last we can finally share with you the laptop buyer's guide we wanted to write three months ago. Why three months ago? Our spring edition came at a time when Intel was on the cusp of releasing its fourth-generation Core processors. So, like everyone else, we had to basically suggest that you, "Wait for the Haswell computers." Now that most companies have upgraded their notebooks, we can freely recommend them without that nagging feeling that something better is just around the bend.
"There are a lot of records that I love that clearly have a Pro Tools imprint of them that just sound like sh**," answers John Vanderslice, excitedly. Though that last part really goes without saying. If there's anything about which the musician isn't passionate, we certainly haven't discovered it during the hour or so we've been at his Tiny Telephone studio. Click that link above for more of our time with Mr. Vanderslice. You won't regret it.
In a surprise, and completely unexpected move, Jeff Bezos, best known as the CEO of Amazon, bought The Washington Post and its affiliated publications today. How much did this little venture cost him? A cool $250 million in cash. Click above for more details on the acquisition.
- 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