Daily Roundup: Titanfall's secret weapon, Edward Snowden talks encryption, and more!

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Daily Roundup: Titanfall's secret weapon, Edward Snowden talks encryption, 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.

A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud

Tomorrow, Titanfall's bringing more computing power to your Xbox One than it can handle, all thanks to Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure. Read on as Engadget's Timothy Seppala explores the inner workings responsible for the title's resource-intensive AI technology.

Snowden says encryption and oversight are key to protecting the public from surveillance

Edward Snowden made an appearance at SXSW this morning where he reiterated the importance of end-to-end encryption in protecting user's private data. What's more, the whistleblower spoke through a Google Hangout, which passed through seven proxies on its way from Russia.

Shaquille O'Neal talks Fitbit, Google Glass and smartphones at SXSW

Are you a Fitbit user? So is Shaquille O'Neal. We managed to sit down with the NBA superstar at SXSW 2014 and chat about how fitness wearables play a big part in keeping us healthy and active. Click on through to watch the conversation.

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support

Apple unveiled its CarPlay interface last week at the Geneva Auto Show, and now its complimentary iOS 7.1 update is ready for action. In addition to CarPlay functionality, 7.1 brings a lengthy list of bug fixes and and a couple of clever Siri improvements. So head on over to your settings menu and get downloading.

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