You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days — all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Not to be confused with NVIDIA’s Android handheld, this Project Shield aims to allow small site owners to “serve their content through Google” in an attempt to thwart DDoS attacks. Head on over to the full post for more about Google Ideas’ latest project.
Microsoft’s second generation of Surface tablets went on sale this week, and we’ve got you covered with a full review of the Surface 2. In addition to a slimmer, lighter chassis, Microsoft’s Surface RT successor steps up to a faster Tegra 4 processor, sharper 1080p screen and a sturdier kickstand. But are these hardware improvements really “the changes the people need,” to quote Surface GM Panos Panay? Click through to find out.
Engadget’s Mat Smith takes a stroll though McLaren’s fantastical base of operations for a glimpse of the P1 hypercar. If regular high-octane supercars aren’t enough to rev your engines, this might be the machine you’ve been waiting for — and it’s a hybrid. Click through for the complete tour.
Welcome to the fall 2013 tablet edition of the Engadget buyer’s guide. Choosing the right tablet can be difficult, especially now that the iPad Air and Surface 2 are hot off the press. Not to worry! Let us assist you with expert recommendations no matter your budgetary or size preference.