The Weekly Roundup for 07.01.2013

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.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a handset, and it reigns as the largest of its kind, even if only for a brief period of time; the title will soon be taken over by the Sony Xperia ZU once it hits the market. We found the Mega to be a respectable mid-range device, but too large for anyone who wants to sometimes use their phone one-handed. Read on for more.

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition: what's different?

Last week we received a Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition to play with and shared our first impressions. This week we take a closer look at what's different between this handset and its TouchWiz-equipped cousins by scrutinizing the benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. The Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition is the same powerhouse handset we've come to enjoy made even better with stock Android, but held back slightly by a boring design and cheap materials. Read on for our full review.

The Weekly Roundup for 07012013

America's most sustainable city: A green dream deferred

It sounds like the future. Whirring electric skateboards, the joyous chatter of children in a distant playground and an unusual absence of petrol-powered machinery. It looks like the future, too. The reality, however, is starkly different. Click the link above to discover Babcock Ranch, America's most sustainable city.

Into the heart of CERN: an underground tour of the Large Hadron Collider (video)

This week we stopped off at CERN, the international particle physics laboratory located near Geneva, Switzerland. We toured ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), checked out a CMS that has nothing to do with online publishing, and uncovered the birthplace of the world wide web and home of the Large Hadron Collider. Click the link above for our our full virtual tour of CERN.

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