Daily Roundup: virtual Facebook concept, ThinkPad X1 Carbon review and more!

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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.

This is what Facebook could look like on Oculus Rift (video)

As you're probably aware, Facebook dropped $2 billion on Oculus VR with the intent to bring "completely new kinds of experiences" to us all. And while that leaves much to the imagination, Chaotic Moon studios has an idea of what that could look like.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2014): new, but not necessarily improved

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon brings everything Lenovo fans loved about the original X1 Carbon, just in a lighter, slimmer package. Some users, however, may not enjoy its new "adaptive panel," which replaces the traditional Fn keys. You can pick one up for $1,259, but be warned: the X1 Carbon has the shortest battery life in its class.

San Francisco Giants (and most of MLB) adopt Apple's iBeacon for an enhanced ballpark experience

The iBeacon is a small Apple device that boosts iPhone location services through Bluetooth -- and the San Francisco Giants are outfitting their entire stadium with the tech. For the Giants, as well as 19 other MLB teams following suit, the iBeacon is yet another way to bring mobile interaction with fans to the next level.

Facebook Messenger on iOS expands to include groups and forwarding

Facebook's latest update to Messenger on iOS lets users send messages to a specific group of contacts in one fell swoop (with plenty of animal stickers, of course). You can also forward messages and photos to anyone outside of the conversation.

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