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.
It's not the best time for BlackBerry right now. Between layoffs and quarterly loses, the company is certainly going through a rough patch. The Z30 -- BlackBerry's latest attempt at turning things around -- features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display (making it the biggest BB10 device yet), along with 2GB of RAM and a CPU clocked at 1.7GHz. The phone is undoubtedly a step in the right direction, but buggy software, a poor camera and an expensive price tag keep it off of our must-buy list. Read on for more.
We've already seen Valve's Steam Controller in stills, but today we got the chance to watch the new device in action. The video above demos a number of games, including Portal 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The former of those two titles employees the controller's dual touchpads as thumbsticks which looks to be a bit cumbersome. In the other game we saw the controller's ability for precision, but ultimately we'd like to get a better idea of using the controller in a more rigorous match. Click the link above for more details and a hands-on video.
Privacy in this day and age is becoming a topic of increasing contention, and Google's latest batch of fine print is certain to cause many users to bristle. In an updated Terms of Service agreement today, users' profiles will start showing up in ads across the web -- based on reviews, comments, +1s and follows you make through the company's services. We know what you're thinking: you want out. Luckily Google has provided such an option with the ability to opt-out. These changes are set to go live on November 11th, so head on over to that new agreement and do what you will. Head up for more.
Anxious to get your hands on the new PlayStation 4? Sony's trying to make the wait easier (or harder) for you by releasing a gallery of pictures showing the console's box and packaging. As you probably guessed the box is blue and white, while the DualShock 4 comes in classic black, "Wave Blue" and "Magma Red." For more details and pictures click the link above.