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Engadget Daily: Amazon's new phone, Snapchat video and more!

Andy Bowen, @An_dbowen
May 1, 2014
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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 Amazon's phone looks like

What do we know about Amazon's upcoming smartphone? Well, it has 2GB of RAM, six cameras and according to BGR, it looks like the above render. What it's actually made of, however, remains a mystery.

Snapchat now does video chat and IM, with self-destruct still included

What's better than a plain ole' Snapchat? A video Snapchat, of course. Today, the company expanded its iOS and Android apps to support video and instant messaging. And yes, they still self-destruct.

The true story of the worst video game in history

In the 1980s, the Atari met a swift end. It just so happens that in that same year, Steven Spielberg's E.T. hit the cinemas. Coincidence? Our own Timothy Seppala met with former Atari developer Howard Scott Warshaw to find out.

Researchers think water helped ancient Egyptians build the pyramids

Well, it looks like aliens might not have built the pyramids after all. According to researchers at the University of Amsterdam, a sledge and some wet sand could have been the winning combination that allowed workers to pull stone for miles across the desert.

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