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The Daily Roundup for 05.17.2013

David Fishman
05.17.13
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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.

Toshiba Kirabook review: Toshiba tries to reinvent itself with a flagship Ultrabook

Toshiba has an image problem, to be sure, and the executives in Tokyo know it. The answer, they hope, is to start fresh with a clean slate. The Kirabook is Toshiba's best ultraportable to date, but it's still not quite good enough -- at least not at this price. Read on to find out more.

LG Nexus 4 shows up in white at Google I/O (hands-on)

A checkerboard-style glitter pattern with a white background? Yes, please. We've always been impressed by the elegant look and feel of LG's Nexus 4, announced alongside Android 4.2 last October, and now Google is making an ivory version of the device available to (hopefully) the masses. The twist: it still hasn't been officially announced, despite the fact that a conference like I/O would be the perfect time and place to do so.

NYC's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on borough hopping with Google Maps and the Macintosh II

This week's edition of our regular session on inquiry chats with the nation's first Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot. NYC's CDO discusses navigating the five boroughs with Google Maps and her filtered photo obsession. Click the link up above for the full set of responses.

Distro Issue 91: What the #%$! is Bitcoin?

With all of the recent chatter about the rise of Bitcoin, a number of theories have been put forth as to how the "digital gold" achieved its status. In this week's issue of our slate mag, we examine whether the so-called virtual currency is the prototype for a digital economy or if the anonymity that it carries will lead to black market dealings.

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