Daily Roundup: Google aquires Nest, SimCity goes offline, Mark IV hands-on and more!

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Andy Bowen
January 14th, 2014
Daily Roundup: Google aquires Nest, SimCity goes offline, Mark IV hands-on 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.

Sprint abandons its 'One Up' program

In the shadow of T-Mobile's UnCarrier endeavor, Sprint's "One Up" early upgrade plan is being replaced with a new program that rewards users for adding lines to their account. Click the link for more details.

SimCity soon to gain offline mode

SimCity's troublesome online reboot in early 2013 left users seriously disappointed. In an effort to remedy the situation, EA Maxis announced this morning that an offline mode will be available soon. Follow the link for more information.


GameFace Mark IV hands-on

The Mark IV is a prototype VR headset that, unlike the Oculus Rift, runs wire-free. Click the link for the hands-on and watch as Engadget's Ben Gilbert takes it for a spin.

Google acquires Nest

Today, Google acquired Nest's line of home automation products for a whopping $3.2 billion. iPhone users have no need to fear, however, as Google has pledged to continue support for both iOS and Android. Click on through for the rest of the story.

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