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Daily Roundup: Best of Mobile World Congress, 'Rock Band 4' and more!

Dave Schumaker, @davely
March 5, 2015
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Mobile World Congress wrapped up today and we share our picks for the best smartphones we found in Barcelona. In other news, Harmonix is getting the band back together with Rock Band 4 and a spinning chair might make virtual reality feel more real. All this and more can be found in today's Daily Roundup.

The best smartphones from MWC

The 2015 edition of Mobile World Congress is coming to a close today and, as much as we'd like to stay longer in lovely Barcelona, it's time to say goodbye. While this year's event may have seemed a little underwhelming, we did see major announcements from HTC and Samsung -- two companies battling it out for Android smartphone supremacy.

'Rock Band' is back with 'Rock Band 4': headed to Xbox One and PS4 in 2015

It's been five years since Rock Band 3 was released and the folks behind the original Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises believe the world is ready for an update. Rock Band 4 will be coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.

How a spinning chair made virtual reality feel more real

Roto is a spinning chair that's designed to compliment VR headsets. One of the primary aims of Roto is to give VR users a greater sense of freedom when exploring their virtual surroundings.

The creators of 'Monument Valley' are redesigning your car dash

The developer of Monument Valley, Ustwo, isn't just content with designing beautiful puzzle games and tablet software -- it wants to rethink your car's dashboard, too. The company has partnered with Car Design Research to build a prototype for an instrument cluster display that tosses out much of what you know today.

NASA wants you to vote for the most stunning image by Hubble

NASA wants to know which among the most popular Hubble photos the internet likes the most, so it's pitting them against each other. To celebrate the telescope's 25th birthday in April, the agency has launched Hubble Mania, which is a space image smackdown of sorts, where the winner's determined by your votes.

Ubuntu's answer to Android is finally here, but it still needs work

At long last, the first Ubuntu phones are here. It's been more than two years since Canonical first showed off its Linux-based mobile platform, and fans have been clamoring for consumer devices ever since.

Hillary Clinton: 'I want the public to see my email'

Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a self-hosted email address has been at the center of controversy over the last few days, and now the former Secretary of State tweets that she wants those emails -- or at least the 55,000 pages she has shared with the State Department -- released to the public.

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