The Daily Roundup for 06.05.2013

David Fishman
D. Fishman|06.05.13

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The Daily Roundup for 06.05.2013

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 Duo 13 review: a much-improved take on the Windows 8 slider

When Sony's VAIO Duo 11 slider debuted late last year, its strong performance and crisp HD display weren't enough for us to overlook a flawed design and unimpressive battery life. With the VAIO Duo 13, Sony has completely revamped its slider design, and the result is a well-made machine with longer battery life and a more comfortable keyboard. Read on for our full review.

Sony VAIO Pro 11 review: finally, a new flagship ultraportable to replace the Z

If you've ever read the comments section here at Engadget, you know it's possible to develop a fanatical attachment to a brand. To a specific product, though? And a laptop, of all things? That's fairly rare. But the VAIO Z wasn't a common notebook. Now, Sony's brought back its old Z series flagship to life with epic battery life, an even lighter design and a more reasonable price. Check out our full review up above.

Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)

Adobe's best known for its creative software, but lately it's been toying with the hardware side of design. Over the past few weeks, the company's XD division's been teasing Projects Mighty and Napoleon for tablets: the former is a pressure-sensitive stylus, while the latter is a ruler for drafting. For our full hands-on with both of the projects, and a video walkthrough, click the link above.

This is the Modem World: So what's next?

I just spent a week in Japan, where I attended my first Japanese wedding in Tokyo. It was lovely, different and the same all at once. I've been coming here almost annually since 1998, and while most things have remained the same, I've watched Japan's pace of consumer technology innovation take a seeming nosedive in recent years. I have no solid evidence to prove this -- just some observations. Read on to hear more.

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