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Daily Roundup: SteamOS release, holiday gift guide for the geek, Z Ultra Google Play edition 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.

SteamOS available December 13th

Valve announced today that its gaming operating system, SteamOS, will be available to both individuals and hardware manufacturers on December 13th. Click the link for more details.

Holiday gift guide for ultimate geek

Welcome to Engadget's final holiday gift guide -- for the geek who has everything. Here is where you'll find the perfect present suggestions for every tinkerer and hardcore nerd in your life.

Android Device Manager on Google Play

At last, Android Device Manager has hit the Play store today, making it more convenient than ever to command and control handsets from afar. Follow the link for more info.

Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition hands-on

Engadget's Brad Molen goes hands-on with the Google Play edition of Sony's 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra. This $650 handset remains identical to the original model, with the exception of a few new camera features, courtesy of Android 4.4 KitKat. Click the link for pics and details.

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