Daily Roundup: interview with Xbox's Phil Spencer, Google's Pokémon Challenge and more!

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Daily Roundup: interview with Xbox's Phil Spencer, Google's Pokémon Challenge 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.

Interview with Microsoft's new Xbox Head Phil Spencer

Today, Microsoft announced that longtime employee Phil Spencer is replacing Marc Whitten as head of the Xbox division. What does this mean for the future of Xbox's current brand reorganization? Well, we managed to speak with Phil about just that.

Toshiba's 8-inch Encore review

Toshiba's 8-inch Encore may not be the fastest or prettiest Windows tablet on the market, but it gets the job done. For $285, you'll get 32GB of memory and satisfactory battery life. The rear camera, however, leaves much to be desired -- even for a low-budget device. Read on for our full review.

Google chooses you to become a Pokémon Master on April Fools'

Google has a history of elaborate April Fools' Jokes, but this year's may top them all. Welcome to the "Pokémon Challenge," the "latest" build of Google Maps. Hurry and catch them all before 2pm PT on April 2nd.


Samsung looks to Google for help in its latest legal battle with Apple

Samsung and Apple just can't seem to get along. The latest news surrounding the ongoing legal battle has Cupertino seeking $2 billion in damages from the Korean manufacturer for infringement on five patents. What's more, Samsung plans to use Google engineers as witnesses.

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