The Daily Roundup for 06.27.2013
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.
Sony expands high-end Cyber-shot lineup with RX100M2, full-frame RX1R (hands-on)
Sony’s brilliant RX100 and RX1 advanced point-and-shoots will live to see another day. Instead of replacing these two well-received pocket cams, the company has opted to expand the upper end of its Cyber-shot lineup, adding two very compelling new models.
Guardian: NSA still collecting Americans’ online data under Obama administration
Today, The Guardian reported that the Obama administration has permitted the NSA to collect large amounts of Americans’ online data — including email records — for more than two years. The government’s metadata-collection program, first started during the Bush presidency, was discontinued in 2011, but it appears that information-monitoring processes have since been going strong.
Sprint Vital review
A year or two ago, mid-range devices were nothing to gush about at neighborhood barbeques. Fast-forward to 2013, however, and smartphones listed at those middling price points are much more desirable.
WSJ outs Apple’s iTunes Radio terms, says many are ‘more generous’ than Pandora’s
According to a document obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Apple will pay 0.13 cents and 15 percent of advertising revenue to major labels for every song played on iTunes Radio in its first year, climbing to .14 cents and 19 percent in year two.
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By Andy Bowen