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Daily Roundup: Facebook buys WhatsApp, tablet buyer's guide 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.

Tablet buyer's guide

With numerous models and operating systems to choose from, we understand that picking the right slate can be a tough job. Fortunately, you'll find everything you need to know right here in our 2014 tablet buyer's guide.

Facebook acquires WhatsApp

Earlier today, Facebook acquired the instant messaging platform WhatsApp for $19 billion. Sure, the app is a direct competitor to Facebook Messenger, but what makes it worth that kind of money? Read on as Engadget's Michael Gorman explains Facebook's interest in WhatsApp's 450 million global users.

Aereo services halted in Utah

Aereo, a service that brings OTA TV broadcasts to the internet, just hit a significant bump in the road. The US District Court of Utah gave the company its first preliminary injunction, effectively stunting its growth in the area.

Google's Project Tango

Google's looking to give devices a more human-like understanding of the world around them with a new 3D sensor-equipped smartphone. Dubbed Project Tango, the prototype device utilizes a Movidius Myriad 1 vision processor to track motion and map surroundings with minimal power.

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