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.
During Expand NY we met with Rodrigo Arboleda from the One Laptop Per Child organization, Jeff Branson from SparkFun and Pat Yongpradit from Code.org to discuss the value of programming courses in the education system. What consequences could we face if we don't invest more heavily in computer science programs? Follow the link to find out.
Engadget has learned a few new details about PSN profiles just days before Sony will take the wraps off of the PlayStation 4. For the sake of privacy, public profiles will now revert to a user's PSN ID. Follow the link for the nitty gritty, along with an explanation of just what the PS4 Eye can and can't do.
As the holidays swiftly approach, we've got all you proactive gift-givers covered with expert advice on the latest and greatest gadgets from 2013. Today, we're talking household tech, including products ranging from the Nest smart thermostat to a robotic bartender. Click on through for all our hand-picked selections.
PlayJam's GameStick is an ultra-portable Android console aimed for the living room. Though the $80 handheld is more of a "lightweight" device with a small repertoire, we think it's a great source of kid-friendly leisure gaming. Click the link for our review.