The Daily Roundup for 12.28.2012

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.

2012 Year in tech: A timeline

While planet Earth has yet to meet its demise, the end of 2012 is nigh.

Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung's Galaxy S III mini

Apple's patent claim against Samsung's Galaxy S III mini is no more...

Ouya developer console gets an official unboxing

It's a little early for an Ouya teardown, but Kickstarters who chipped in $699 won't have to wait long...

PlayStation 2 reaches retirement age

Sony's PlayStation 3 has been on the market so long you'd think that production of the relatively ancient PS2 stopped some time ago.

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Note: This roundup includes news from the past two days.