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.
We were expecting the Surface Mini, but Microsoft surprised us with the opposite. The new tablet is their largest yet and takes aim at the Macbook Air and other ultraportable laptops.
During today's Surface event, Microsoft placed a lot of focus on their new pen, emphasizing that theirs is meant to mimic a real, ink-based pen and isn't yet another stylus.
Last week, AT&T became the first mobile operator to deploy Voice over LTE, a next-generation voice technology. Now, Verizon's followed up, announcing that it will roll out the same service later this year.
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- Key specs
- Type Tablet
- Form factor Slate
- Screen size 12 inches
- System RAM 4 GB
- Maximum battery life Up to 9 hours
- Dimensions 11.5 x 7.93 x 0.36 in
- Weight 1.76 lb
- Released 2014-05-21