Engadget Daily: a guide to Japanese toilets, Apple eyes Beats for $3.2 billion 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.

What does hip-hop's 'first billionaire' have that Apple wants?

Nothing's official yet, but according to the Financial Times and a (since pulled) video of Dr. Dre himself, Apple intends to buy Beats for quite a bit of greenback. Hmm, what could the maker of iTunes want with another music app?


A Westerner's guide to Japanese toilets

Popping a squat on your first "fancy" toilet can be a scary experience. Lucky for you, we put together a guide to help you navigate the buttons, symbols and seemingly uninterpretable stick figures on Japan's finest and most expensive potties.

Netflix begins raising prices, but current users get a two-year freeze

We knew it was coming, but the Netflix price hike is now official. New users will pay one dollar more a month while existing customers will enjoy a two-year grace period before receiving the same treatment. Yay?

Smartphones for hire: Which personal assistant is right for you?

Android, WP and iOS: each has its strengths and weaknesses, but which one packs the most capable personal assistant? Read on as our own Brad Molen dissects all the features of Google Now, Siri and Cortana.

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