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Weekly Roundup: Google acquires Nest, President Obama speaks out on surveillance and more!


You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Google acquires Nest

Google acquired Nest's line of home automation products for a whopping $3.2 billion. iPhone users have no need to fear, however, as Google has pledged to continue support for both iOS and Android. Click on through for the rest of the story.

President Obama speaks out on surveillance

In a speech last week, President Obama addressed concerns surrounding the NSA's data collection and surveillance programs. While the NSA won't stop gathering private information anytime soon, Obama is putting a few restrictions in place to prevent governmental abuse. Click the link for all the details.

Privacy-focused Blackphone

Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone says it's working on a privacy-focused smartphone for release at MWC. The Android-based handset, called Blackphone, will utilize a "PrivatOS" skin to secure calls, texts and web browsing. Follow the link for details.

Google's smart contact lens

Google's developing a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels from your tears, offering diabetics a pain-free way to keep tabs on their health. Click through for more information.

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