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.
Today we went hands-on with the long rumored, and much anticipated LG
Optimus G2. The G2 is LG's sequel smartphone following its original flagship Optimus G. This time, however, there's no Optimus in the name. Other things that have changed are the screen size, which has grown to a massive 5.2 inches, and the camera, which has been bumped up to 13MP. Read on for our full hands-on, straight from NYC's Lincoln Center.
Zach Honig, resident photography expert, spent the weekend with Sony's successor to last year's stellar RX100, the RX100 Mark II. The newly updated, DSLR-like device, sports built-in WiFi -- likely a major selling point for the more social shooters out there -- a tilting LCD panel, and a new Multi Interface Shoe. How does the Mark II hold up in the busy streets (and sidewalks) of Chicago? Click the link above to find out.
In 1947, the Tucker Car Corporation opened shop at the Dodge Chicago Plant, the one-time world's largest building located on the city's southwest side, a stone's throw from Midway Airport. Half a decade before, construction workers lovingly nicknamed the site "Hitler's Headache," a title it earned for being the birthplace of most of the engines for World War II's B-29 bombers. Now, in 2013, you'll find Level UP -- a teen makerspace -- right under the food court of the Ford City Mall. Read on for more.
Dan Deacon is an artist -- a musician to be exact -- touring, writing music, and playing it. He's a successful musician with a devoted fan base, sure, but Dan Deacon is no rock star. Deacon is an indie-electronic musician who happened to be in Southern California around the same time we were, playing for a group of indie rock fans in the halls of the 90-year-old museum, Japanther. Head on up for more of the man and his music.