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The Daily Roundup for 07.02.2013

David Fishman
07.02.13
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist. But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a respectable mid-range device, but it's too large for anyone who wants to sometimes use their phone one-handed. Read on for more.

14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop review: smaller, faster, lighter

Razer's 14-inch Blade is almost everything we wanted out of the company's first gaming laptop: a smaller, less-expensive machine with longer battery life, more power and a shockingly attractive chassis. These elements lift the machine's stature, defining it not only as a solid gaming machine, but also as a great Windows laptop in general. It's an enthusiast laptop, yes, but one we'd feel comfortable recommending to non-gamers, too. Click the link above for our full review.

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. Read on as Darren Murph investigates Babcock Ranch, America's most sustainable city.

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

I've been to see ALICE -- though there was no looking glass to jump through, just a retina scanner and one very long elevator ride down into the earth. I've toured a CMS that has nothing to do with online publishing. I've even gently laid my body on the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. I did all of this at CERN, the international particle physics laboratory located near Geneva, Switzerland.

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