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 a tricky thing to name your devices after a verb. And when we say "tricky," we mean ill-advised. That Toshiba could willfully overlook Excite as a magnet for terrible puns speaks to its distance from the tablet category (remember the Thrive?). Toshiba's Excite Write reads well on paper, but its execution leaves a lot to be desired. Consumers are better off spending that $600 elsewhere. Read on for our full review.
While the official launch of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox is still months away, today we got an official look at what's inside the gaming console's box, courtesy of Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft's Xbox division. The video at the link above shows off the limited edition "Day One" version of the One, which is more or less sold out at every major retailer (at least Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy). Click on up for more pictures and a video.
It looks like T-Mobile was onto something with its UnCarrier remake, as the US wireless outfit picked up 1.1 million customers in Q2 2013 and saw a major boost in revenue. It also managed to keep postpaid churn (turnover of customers on contract) to its lowest level ever at 1.58 percent. Read on for all of T-Mobile's financial numbers.
With potential oceans flowing below its icy surface, NASA thinks Jupiter's Europa moon is promising candidate to harbor organic life. As such, the space agency and its JPL laboratory are looking to send a lander there within a decade, and have detailed what it wants it to explore in a new paper.