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Daily Roundup: Steam Controller hands-on, Lumia 929 leak, grim BlackBerry developments and more!


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.

BlackBerry abandons $4.7 billion rescue deal and replaces CEO Thorsten Heins

BlackBerry's latest development notes the departure of CEO, Thorsten Heins, after a failed $4.7 billion dollar rescue deal with Fairfax. Click through to the source for more information about the newly appointed interim CEO, John S Chen.

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Google finally tightens access to saved passwords in Chrome

Following users' concerns on Chrome password management earlier this year, Google has now concealed Chrome's saved credentials behind an authentication wall. This feature is currently limited to the latest Chromium build for Mac, but we expect it'll show up in an upcoming public release. Read on for more details and François Beaufort's original announcement.

Steam Controller hands-on

Engadget's own Ben Gilbert takes Valve's first consumer hardware for a spin. The Steam Controller, announced alongside SteamOS and Steam Machines this past September, aims to bridge the void between living room-compatibility and roughly 90 percent of Steam's game database. It's got clickable touchpads, but can it really serve gamers as a viable keyboard and mouse replacement? Click the link to find out.

Nokia's high-end Lumia 929

Nokia's purported Lumia 929 has revealed itself again in another leak from Windows Phone Central. Stamped with the Verizon logo, this 5-inch, high-end device appears to be a polished update of the Lumia 928. Follow the link for the entire spec list and more photos.

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