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Yes, we’ve seen Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 6.3 at the FCC before. With its second visit, however, there’s something special. The extra-large phone is back as the SGH-i527, and it’s carrying AT&T-native LTE that hints at a probable US carrier deal. There aren’t any other visible changes in the filing, although we weren’t expecting any. The real question is when this behemoth will ship to the States, assuming it ships at all — for now, any possible AT&T launch remains shrouded in mystery.
Twitter isn’t quite done refining TweetDeck’s interface following recent web and desktop overhauls — there’s still a little tweaking left in store. The company has just updated the Chrome and web versions of its social app with grab handles that let users drag and drop columns at will. It’s also easier to jump back to the top of a column when there are unread tweets, and a selected column now snaps to the sidebar when there are fewer than three total columns on the screen. While the fresh interface is web-only for now, those who prefer the native Mac and Windows apps should get matching upgrades in the near future.
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While Viacom hasn’t always understood how this whole internet video thing works, it’s showing some tech savviness today with confirmation of rumors that it’s joining Twitter’s Amplify program. Beginning with the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, Viacom will deliver ad-backed video highlights on Twitter for shows and events across its channel range, including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. In theory, the agreement is a win for everyone: Viacom and Twitter get more revenue, while we get a legal way to revisit those inevitable celebrity slip-ups. The two sides haven’t said how long their partnership will last, although we wouldn’t be surprised if results from the VMA broadcast help shape the deal’s future.
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.
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The Daily Roundup for 6.19.2013
In the aftermath of Microsoft’s stunning reversal of its Xbox One game licensing plans, we talked to Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten to find out exactly what will change about Redmond’s next game box this November. Whitten thankfully assuaged our primary concern right off the bat: the company’s (new) used game policy extends to third-party publishers as well as Microsoft first-party games.
Though gamers won’t have to put up with requirements for an internet check-in every 24 hours, some lauded features we’d heard about will not be available as a result — at least at launch. That includes the sharing between up to ten family members, and playing disc-based games without having the disc in the One. It also means new consoles will need a patch at launch to enable this future / past scenario of disc-based console gaming.
“There are some things — the family sharing stuff is an example — where as we move to this system, that functionality goes away,” Whitten told us. Another such piece of functionality the console’s losing: digitally accessible versions of disc-based games. “You’re gonna see your online content but you won’t see your physical discs,” he said. Should you choose to purchase those games digitally, of course, they’ll show up as part of your online persona.