Daily Roundup: Distro Issue 107, iPhone 5c pre-orders, Gold-colored HTC One, and more!

Daily Roundup Distro Issue 107, iPhone 5c preorders, Goldcolored HTC One, 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.

Distro Issue 107

In Distro Issue 107 we chat with Edward Thorp, famous for being banned from casinos in Vegas for counting cards. Mr. Throp published a book on his method for winning at the blackjack tables, and while at MIT, built the first wearable device for beating roulette. We also go hands-on with Apple's new iPhones, and more. Read on for all the download links.

BRIX gaming PC with Haswell hands-on

It seems that every product is adding Intel's Haswell processor, and Gigabyte's new miniature BRIX PCs are the latest on the list. Along with updated CPUs, the devices have also been granted with Iris Pro graphics, an HDMI port, Ethernet, four USB 3.0 slots, and Bluetooth 4.0. We had a chance to play around with a prototype model at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, and we came away impressed. Click through for more.

Android Central's Phil Nickinson on the Treo 750 and Gmail dependency

In this week's Distro Q&A, Android Central's Phil Nickinson takes on the Engadget Questionaire. From the gadget he most depends on, his smartphone, to his least favorite gadget, "anything thought up by Blackberry," Nickinson works his way through our list of questions, revealing his most personal technology habits. Interested in hearing the full transcript? Click the link above and read on.

iPhone 5c pre-orders are open: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other carriers are now live

As promised today, Apple, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other carriers went live with their pre-orders for the newly announced iPhone 5c. You can hit the Apple Store to order one on a two year contract through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon for $99 (16GB) and $199 (32GB) respectively. It can also be pre-ordered from all the latter carriers directly. They'll be delivered on September 20th, the date when Apple's higher-end iPhone 5s will be available for purchase. Head on up for all the details.

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