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.
Calling all book nuts! Students, are you looking for a way out of lugging all those heavy paper books? Save a couple of trees (and your back) by purchasing an e-reader. We've put together a guide that should help you pick out the perfect virtual reader for your budget, and back to school needs. Click on up for all the details.
Today Google blocked Microsoft's native YouTube app for its Windows Phone platform, again. This comes after a seemingly amiable relationship between the two companies following the Big G's removal request back in May. An official statement from YouTube claims that "Microsoft has not made the browser upgrades necessary to enable a fully-featured YouTube experience" and instead re-released an app "that violates our Terms of Service." Click the link above for more, and read Microsoft's full response here.
We're still a few weeks out from this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, but that hasn't stopped Audi from showing off concept sketches of its hybrid supercar, the Quattro Sport E-Tron. According to Autoblog, the car will debut at the show sporting a twin-turbo V8 is similar to what's found in the company's RS6, but it has an electric motor bolted on to help it hit 700HP and a 200MPH-plus top speed. We've another picture and the full PR text at the link above.
LG launched the G2 without any mention of wireless charging, but Verizon seems to have scooped that feature for its own variant of the handset. On its sign-up sheet, Big Red is claiming that the CDMA version will come with "exclusive wireless charging," and the accompanying image also shows a slightly different design to the rear buttons.
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- Key specs
- Reviews • 50
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])
- Screen size 5.2 inches
- Internal memory 32 GB
- Camera 13 megapixels
- Announced 2013-08-07