The Weekly Roundup for 07.22.2013

David Fishman
D. Fishman|07.28.13

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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.

Nokia Lumia 1020 review

17 months ago at Mobile World Congress Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop announced the 808 PureView, a 41 mega-pixel smartphone powered by Symbian. Now the time has come for the company to launch the 808's WP8 counterpart, the Lumia 1020. The Lumia 1020 is the best Windows Phone we've used so far and offers the best camera in the industry, though it's a little difficult to hold comfortably. Read on for more.

Nexus 7 hands-on (2013)

Last year's Nexus 7 was an excellent tablet, especially at its $199 price tag. Now Google and Asus are back with their next-gen device, a tablet which boasts a 1080-quality display (1,920 x 1,200, to be precise), and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Shown off after Wednesday's Breakfast with Sundar event this week, we got the chance to go hands-on with the new Android powered slate. Click the link above to read more about the Nexus 7 (2013), and catch our walk-through video.

Hands-on with Chromecast, Google's wireless HDMI streaming dongle

We should've known this was coming after Google and Netflix informed us back at CES they were working on their AirPlay competitor, the DIAL wireless streaming protocol. This week, with the revelation of the new Chromecast HDMI dongle to leverage DIAL and expand upon it, you'll be able to stream more content more easily to your home's biggest screen -- all for just 35 bucks.

Leap Motion controller review

When the Leap Motion controller was revealed to the world, it brought with it the promise of a new and unique computer user experience. Can the little device redefine how we interact with our PCs? The Leap Motion controller is well-constructed and relatively inexpensive. However, it's more a novelty than a tool -- best served as a means for entertainment, not productivity. Read on for our full review.

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