The Daily Roundup for 07.05.2013

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.

HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings. The HTC One Google Play edition is the same phenomenal phone we've come to love made even better with stock Android, but held back slightly by the lack of AWS for HSPA+ and Google Wallet. Read on for our full review.

Harmony Ultimate and Smart Hub review: Logitech outdoes itself with new remotes

Until now, Logitech's Harmony line has been the name in programmable remotes. Now the company's back with three follow-up products, and they differ enough from earlier models to warrant an explanation. The Hub is the greatest addition to the Harmony family to date. While it's still not the remote we dream of, it's easily the best user-programmable option available. Click the link above for our full review.

FCC clears the way for unification of Sprint, Softbank and Clearwire

As expected and predicted, today the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of American mobile company Sprint with Japanese mobile giant Softbank and broadband service company Clearwire.

Nintendo confirms Wii Vitality Sensor's death, says it produced inconsistent results

Oh Wii Vitality Sensor, we hardly knew ye... in that we didn't know you at all. Nintendo introduced the pulse-sensing Wii peripheral at its E3 2009 stage show, and said we'd hear more in "the future." That future never came, despite occasional assurances that the device still existed. During a recent Q&A with Nintendo head Satoru Iwata, an analyst brought up the device once more, and Iwata said it encountered too many issues in quality assurance testing to bring to market.

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