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Weekly Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, Dell goes private, new FAA rules on electronic devices and more!


You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- 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.

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Oculus CEO clarifies: there's only one Oculus Rift

In an interview with Engadget, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe put any rumors regarding multiple versions of the Oculus Rift to rest with this statement: "We will be delivering a single Oculus Rift, which is a tether to multiple different devices." Iribe went on to chat about the broadening scope of Rift-supported devices, along with their GPU requirements. Read on for the rest of the interview.

Dell officially goes private

Consider that DELL ticker all boxed up; Michael Dell's purchase of his namesake company became official this week. Is jumping to the private sector the beginning of a re-focus toward the consumer? Read on and let us know what you think in the comments section.

FAA to allow personal electronic devices during takeoff and touchdown

This week the FAA 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.

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