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Engadget Daily: #AmazonCart, Oculus VR denies IP theft, and more!

Andy Bowen, @An_dbowen
May 5, 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.

Add items to your #AmazonCart directly from Twitter

Remember that fresh new pair of kicks you just tweeted about? Well, thanks to Amazon, adding them to your virtual shopping cart can be as simple as sharing a link with the #AmazonCart hashtag.

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

Modern science opens new possibilities every day, including the ability to locate your ancestor's village of origin. And thanks to researchers in the UK, all it takes is an Ancestry.com account and simple DNA test.

Oculus denies John Carmack stole VR tech from his former employer

After just recently being acquired by Facebook, Oculus VR is already under fire. Zenimax Media, John Carmack's previous employer, says the Oculus CTO used stolen intellectual property to build the Oculus Rift. Obviously, the company is denying the assertion.

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ESPN makes it easy for you to watch the World Cup anytime, anywhere

The FIFA World Cup begins in just over a month, and thanks to the WatchESPN and WatchABC apps, you can catch the action most anywhere. What's more, the sports network is also launching a redesigned ESPN FC for mobile and desktop, making it much easier to keep track while at work. Amirite?

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