The Daily Roundup for 05.07.2013

David Fishman
D. Fishman|05.07.13

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The Daily Roundup for 05.07.2013

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.

Sony VAIO Fit 15 review (2013): Sony's mainstream notebooks get a makeover

The back-to-school season has begun, and so has the onslaught of PC makers releasing their summer lineups. First up: Sony, with the Fit 15. The Fit 15 combines a pretty design with impressive specs, solid performance and an improved keyboard. Read on for our full review.

Seagate Central review: media sharing for the home, plus backup too

The Seagate Central is an affordable, compelling solution for centralized media sharing and network backup. The device connects to your home network and gives you a single place to store or back up your content, making it accessible both at home and on the go. That's the idea, anyway. But what about the reality? Read on for our complete impressions.

Vivo Xplay boasts 5.7-inch 1080p screen, dedicated audio chips and nifty single-hand mode (video)

The Vivo Xplay is a 1080p quad-core Android phone, with a twist. This 5.7-inch device goes one step further than its smaller X1 and X1S cousins by packing one extra audio chip and the OPA2604 operational amplifier from Texas Instruments in order to add extra oomph to its sound. More at the link above.

3D Systems will turn you into a Star Trek figure for $70, we go faces-on (video)

When the company that helped invent 3D printing asks you if you want to be turned into a Star Trek statue, the only right answer is: "how soon?" After shooting shooting off a few selfies, and picking some personal details we headed out to see how it was done.

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