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.
Thanks to several screengrabs uncovered by Edward Snowden, The Intercept derived new details regarding the NSA's ability to monitor calls and emails. Once the agency gains access to a telco's system admin PC, a user's Facebook or web-mail account is susceptible to its surveillance malware.
Without failing to realize how far VR has come, Peter Molyneux told us at GDC that the tech still leaves him wanting. According to the famed game designer, it's all about innovation, and the latest next-gen tech, like Sony's Project Morpheus, doesn't push the limits.
Ultra HD is on the rise, but with the lack of 4K displays in the wild, are smartphones with such technology really that useful? We asked Sony's Kichiro Kurozumi, and his answer, not surprisingly, was yes. According to the VP, "There's no dependency on 4K TVs." "[Video] will look best on those, but even when downscaled to 1080p, the higher-resolution video looks good."
If you glanced at your Twitter feed this morning, you probably already noticed that Turkey joined ranks with Iran and Egypt by restricting access to the social network. Apparently, some users from the country posted voice recordings and documents regarding the Turkish prime minister's political corruption.