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Daily Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, new FAA rules on electronic devices, Amazon pilots 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.

Google announces the Nexus 5

In the wake of a multitude of rumors, the $349 Nexus 5 is finally here. Google's newest handset, made by LG, sports a 2.3Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 800, the premium feel of edge-to-edge glass and, most notably, Android KitKat (version 4.4). Click through to our hands-on for the rest of the details, most of which we already knew.

FAA to allow personal electronic devices during takeoff and touchdown

The FAA has decided to allow the usage of personal electronics during all phases of flight with "very limited exception." Carriers may even act on the decision as early as 2014. Read on to find out about how Delta's already made provisions to grant its customers this newfound privilege by November 1st.

Need tech support in Russia? Give Edward Snowden a call

Edward Snowden's lawyer revealed that the whistleblower has taken a new job providing technical support for a domestic Russian website. Click the link for our entire coverage of the Snowden saga.

Time Warner Cable promises faster internet to woo back fleeing customers

How does a cable provider win back the hearts of 24,000 previous broadband customers? Well, Time Warner Cable seems to think doubling users' connection speeds might do the trick. Follow the link to learn more about how TWC is recovering from the CBS fallout.

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