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.
How difficult is it to break into a password-protected Xbox One profile? Well, 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to crack into his dad's account account by simply pressing the spacebar. A lot.
TechCrunch is reporting that experts from the speech recognition firm Novauris are working with Apple to improve Siri's vocal chops. Since most of Novauris' work deals with locally processed recognition, it's possible Apple's voice tech may be in line for offline functionality sooner than later.
That was quick. The folks at iFixit have already taken the Fire TV through the wringer, and it turns out the set-top box is relatively easy to fix. So, aside from a tricky outer casing, maintaining the internals should be a breeze for the average DIYer.
Graphene's back -- well, according to Samsung, anyway. In the past, producing useable sheets of the allotrope has been a tricky business. But thanks to input from the South Korean manufacturer, the process could be refined for commercial applications.
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- Key specs
- Type Audio / video player
- Video services Amazon
- Video codec support h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
- Audio codec support AAC, MP3
- Video outputs HDMI (1 outputs, v1.4)
- Audio outputs TOSLINK (optical)
- WiFi 802.11 ac
- Released 2015-10-05
Microsoft Xbox One