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Daily Roundup: FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, concept car with a drone companion 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.

Concept car with a companion drone

Renault's latest concept vehicle, called the KWID, aims to take sting out of commuting with the aid of an aerial companion. This futuristic vehicle comes with a camera-equipped drone designed to give you a bird's-eye view of the road ahead. Click the link for details.

Kill-switch for stolen smartphones

The New York Times is reporting that smartphone theft in California is so rampant that lawmakers are stepping up their game. A proposed bill would require manufacturers to include kill-switch measures on all devices. If ignored, companies could receive a $2,500 fine for each handset sold. Follow the link for more.

Google refuses to pay French privacy fine

Early last month, France fined Google $200,000 for failing to adequately inform users of how it uses their personal data. Now, Google is lawyering up and refusing to pay. Read on for more.

FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil not coming to new consoles

Unfortunately for hardcore football fans, EA Sports won't be bringing FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Click through to read lead designer Mat Prior's explanation of the decision.

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