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.
Sony's PlayStation 4 is one of the most anticipated devices of 2013. Lucky for you, we've already given the console a thorough test drive ahead of Friday's launch. Engadget's Ben Gilbert spent 48 hours geeking out with the lightning-fast console and DualShock 4 controller while running the 1.50 firmware patch. Click through to watch our initial hands-on video.
Months after releasing the Moto X, Motorola's back at it again with the Moto G, which rocks a 4.5-inch display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 8GB of storage. This similarly colorful handset is less powerful, but what it lacks in internals it makes up for in price. At just $179, Motorola's latest smartphone is by far the cheapest pure Android experience on the market. Follow the link for more details.
The Retina iPad mini has only been available for a day, but that hasn't stopped iFixit from going to town on it. Most notably, the famed tinkerers found that it received a large battery upgrade, along with a low-power version of the A7 chip found in the iPhone 5s. Think you can guess what the Retina mini scored in terms of repairability? Click through for the results.
Unlike its predecessors, the Up24 is Jawbone's first fitness tracker capable of wirelessly syncing your fitness and activity data. Users are promised seven days of battery life, water-resistance and brand new features thanks to its upgraded iOS app. Continue reading for more specs and photos.
- Key specs
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- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
Google Android 4.4
Sony PlayStation 4
Apple iPad mini with Retina display