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The Weekly Roundup for 04.29.2013

David Fishman
May 5, 2013
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You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Google Glass review (Explorer Edition)

Google's Glass is a fascinating innovation and has more potential than any new device category we've seen in years. But, it's very early days and its cost makes it an impossibility for most. Read on for our Glass review in its entirety.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

We love the Yoga 11, but we can't shake the feeling it's running the wrong OS or at the very least, that it's ahead of its time. As the little brother to the wonderful Yoga 13, it's every bit as versatile, well-made and comfortable to use. But, without an Atom processor and a full version of Windows 8, it's doubtful that Lenovo has a hit on its hands. Read on for our full impressions.

Acer intros Aspire R7, a laptop with an adjustable display like an all-in-one (video)

As weird as the R7 looks, it's in many ways just another Windows 8 slider -- just bigger with a hinge design we haven't really seen used on a notebook before. The R7 appears to present many of the same advantages and disadvantages as other sliders we've seen, so the question is: how badly do you need a table-top display that you'd be willing to compromise on the typing experience?

The iTunes influence, part one: How Apple changed the face of the music marketplace

On April 28th, the iTunes Store basked in a milestone 10th birthday. Two years before its 2003 launch (as the iTunes Music Store), Apple introduced the iTunes client as a desktop music management program and implemented it as the device manager for the first iPod later in 2001. In those two years, Apple laid the groundwork for what can reasonably be called the iTunes era of music.

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