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.
Not to be confused with NVIDIA's Android handheld, this Project Shield aims to allow small site owners to "serve their content through Google" in an attempt to thwart DDoS attacks. Head on over to the full post for more about Google Ideas' latest project.
Microsoft's second generation of Surface tablets go on sale this week, and we've got you covered with a full review of the Surface 2. In addition to a slimmer, lighter chassis, Microsoft's Surface RT successor steps up to a faster Tegra 4 processor, sharper 1080p screen and a sturdier kickstand. But are these hardware improvements really "the changes the people need," to quote Surface GM Panos Panay? Click through to find out.
Meet UBR-1, a smaller, cheaper version of Willow Garage's famed PR2 robot. Serving as a mobile manipulation platform, the UBR-1 can move itself around and perform tasks like stocking shelves or inspecting products. Worried about the impending robopocalypse? Continue reading to find out whether this one-armed, $35,000 bot is coming to destroy us.
LG has filed trademarks for "ChromeOne," "ChromeDesk," and ChromeStation." We try not to count our chickens before they hatch, but each filing could represent three new pieces of hardware running Chrome OS. Is LG jumping on the Chrome bandwagon alongside Samsung, Acer, HP and Lenovo? Follow the link and let us know what you think in the comments section.
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