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.
The launch of a new game console is a fairly unique event in this industry. Unlike a smartphone or tablet, you don't see a new one released every year, or even every five years. This year, we're getting two, with Microsoft and Sony battling for a spot in your home. Although we didn't get a release date for the One, we got plenty of other details. Read on for a recap of all the news about Xbox at Gamescom 2013.
What do the Lumia 920, Surface Pro, Velodyne LIDAR, NovAtel GPS and Jetta TDI wagon all have in common? They're all essential parts of the next generation Nokia Here collection vehicle. When Here was announced last fall, we checked out v1.0 of the car which featured an elaborate but clunky set of sensors and cameras. That's also when Nokia announced it was acquiring Earthmine, a Berkeley-based 3D-mapping company. Nine months later, we're seeing the results of this collaboration with v2.0 of the collection vehicle.
Here at Gamescom -- as you might expect -- you're gonna see a lot of games. Not all of them are finished, but even the beta versions come with complex worlds, and shiny new physics engines. Amongst all of these creations, jostling for our attention, was something a little different. Something we heard about back at E3 initially, and something we've been itching to see in action ever since -- Project Spark. Click the link above for our full eyes-on.
After Pebble's enormous success on the indie fundraising website Kickstarter, everyone's been scrambling to get a piece of that $10 million the company raised. Enter the Hot Watch, a new e-paper device that launched its project a few weeks ago and has already raised over a half million dollars. We got the chance to go hands-on with this new contender, so read on for some early impressions (and photos too!).