Daily Roundup: Obama's response to NSA scandal, Distro Issue 102, NVIDIA's second generation Surface, and more!

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.

Digital Storm Veloce review

Today's consumers are all about slimmer, lighter, and energy-efficient machines, criteria that the majority of gaming laptops pay no heed to. Enter the Digital Storm Veloce: a 13-inch, ODM (original device manufacturer) gaming notebook destined to be rebadged under different brands. The Clevo-based Veloce is a powerful, affordable gaming portable, but weak speakers, a bleeding backlight and short battery life keep it from being a home run. Read on for more.

President Obama proposes review, new oversight measures in wake of NSA scandal

The NSA's PRISM program has dominated headlines for months now, with citizens and news outlets alike criticizing its controversial data collection system. Today, President Obama addressed reporters in the White House pressroom, and laid out plans for greater transparency which he hopes will mend America's broken trust in the administration. Click the link above for more on Obama's response to the NSA snooping scandal.

Distro Issue 102: Demystifying the science behind particle accelerators

If you've yet to read up on particle accelerators because the thought of deep diving into science sounds terrifying, fret not friends. In the latest issue of our weekly, Terrence O'Brien steps inside the offers a crash course on the matter as the race towards the elusive Higgs boson surges on. Also in this week's Distro we spend some quality time with the patriotic Moto X, review HTC's One Mini, and go hands-on with the LG G2.

NVIDIA CEO: 'We're going to bring it with the second generation Surface'

Today, NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang confirmed to CNET that it was indeed working on a second generation Surface tablet for Microsoft's RT platform. This news comes after a $900 million inventory change, and price cuts to both the RT and Pro versions of the ARM-powered tablet. Head on up to learn more about the device in development, and hit up the source for all the details.

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