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April 10, 2014

Daily Roundup: Fire TV review, our first time on the web and more!

by John_A

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.

My First Time on the World Wide Web

Do you remember the first time you cracked open the treasures of the World Wide Web? Our editors sure do. Read on for a look into the lives of Engadget’s biggest nerds and their first experience with the “internet.”

Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything

Is it a gaming console? Is it a media streamer? Well, Amazon’s Fire TV is a little of both. Sure, the $99 set-top box is lightning fast thanks to its “ASAP” technology. But in an ecosystem all to its own, will the Fire TV be able to attract enough development and content to stay afloat in an already saturated market?

Dropbox brings the popular Mailbox email app to Android and desktop

Today, Dropbox is bringing its popular iOS Mailbox app to Android for an attractive price of $0 — and it’s got a few exclusive features to boot. The company also teased a glimpse of a desktop client, which it’s offering as a limited beta for the extra curious.

Facebook app ditches chat, moves to a standalone Messenger

Pretty soon, you’ll have to use Facebook’s standalone Messenger app to continue chatting with your friends. Zuckerberg and Co. are officially dropping message functionality within the company’s mobile app.

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