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.
In 2010 5-inch phones were large, awkward, and un-popular. Fast-forward to 2013, when now 5-inchers are the norm and 6.44-inch displays are considered massive and unwieldy. Sony's Xperia Z Ultra is a powerful phone with a great display, but your purchase decision will ultimately depend on the price and how well the phone fits in your hand. Read on for more.
In 2011, a United Nations commission came to a powerful conclusion: access to broadband internet is a basic human right, matched by the likes of housing, sustenance and healthcare. So, for a country like South Africa, how does one set about providing this essential need? The answer is in a joint company, white spaces experiment. Head on up, and let Darren Murph explain what "white spaces" means and why it's relevant in the internet market.
Today we went hands-on with the Oppo's R819, a Chinese phone that's making its way to the Western Hemisphere. So what makes this Chinese smartphone special? Oppo, the company behind this Android-powered device, believes that you, the user, should be able to do whatever you want to the phone. Read and watch our hands-on video for all the details.
This year's incoming class of freshmen is facing more than just lecture halls and 8 AM classes, there's a new generation of gaming consoles coming to the market. So, are you headed to college and looking for the right HDTV to host your new Xbox One or PlayStation 4? We've got all the answers in our HDTV buyer's guide which can be found at the link above.