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.
With Apple taking the spotlight yesterday, Motorola was forced to wait until the Cupertino company finished before beginning its own presentation. In Fort Worth, Texas big wigs like Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry helped Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside present Motorola's new factory with a dedication ceremony. After the event, which included Perry unceremoniously spiking his iPhone to the floor, we headed onto the floor. Read on for our complete tour of the 455,000-square-foot facility.
We knew an iPhone 5s was coming, but the iPhone 5c was merely rumored to make an appearance yesterday at Apple's September 10th event. Now that both devices have been revealed, we can firmly state it's the newest line that interests us most. Many wondered which of the two obvious markets Apple would attack with its new device -- the large-screened devices that Samsung has been leading lately -- or the developing market. The iPhone 5s has a clear role in Apple's release scheme, but the 5c leaves us wondering: who exactly is Apple targeting? Read on for more.
Today Intel announced a new line of Chromebooks that run on its critically-acclaimed Haswell processor. Details are sparse for ASUS, Toshiba, and Acer's devices, but newly published pages tell us almost everything we want to know in regards to the HP Chromebook 14. The laptop will arrive this holiday season for $300 and feature a a 14-inch, 1,366 x 768 display. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Android, was on hand and came on stage to say that Haswell will offer superb battery life without compromising performance. For more details on the other laptops, click on through.
ASUS revealed its plans to release a new PadFone device, aptly dubbed "the PadFone Infinity." The company will be holding an event for the big launch, with CEO Jerry Shen leading the procession in Taipei next Tuesday. Naturally you can expect us to be there, ready and willing to get our hands dirty. For now head on up to the link for a cheeky video of the smartphone leaving the orbit of its tablet companion.