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The Daily Roundup for 07.12.2013

David Fishman
D. Fishman|07.12.13

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The Daily Roundup for 07.12.2013

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.

The Daily Roundup for 07122013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: a messy marriage of smartphone and camera

Android on a point-and-shoot? Last year we learned that it could be done. But with some features that duplicate the functionality of a smartphone without an ability to make calls, Samsung's Galaxy Camera was a confusing mix of form and function. With a design that's based on the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Zoom adds a fair amount of heft to accommodate the feature that sets it apart from every other smartphone on the market. Samsung's GS4 Zoom may be a slight improvement over the Galaxy Camera, but it's still not very good. Read on for our full review.

Nokia Lumia 1020's Pro Camera app to hit 920, 925 and 928 (hands-on video)

One of Lumia 1020's main attractions is its Nokia Pro Camera app, which completes the phone's 41-megapixel camera with a bunch of handy features. In our video after the break, you can see Niina (not a typo) from Nokia demonstrating the manual focusing and lossless digital zooming. The latter actually works both ways: even if you've zoomed in before capture (and still get native 5-megapixel resolution), you can also zoom back out while browsing these photos, as the app captures both the zoomed-in 5-megapixel image as well as the full 38-megapixel image simultaneously.

Distro Issue 98: How Facebook turned your identity into a commodity

And we're back! After a week off to consume as many summer cookout foods as possible here in the US, our tablet mag is returning to action. This time around, we take a look at how Facebook has taken your identity and turned it into a profit-making online entity. We also put the Razer Blade 14 and Samsung Galaxy Mega through their respective paces to see how they stack up against the competition. That and more, all in Distro Issue 98, found at the link above.

Unannounced Motorola Moto X likely spotted in the hands of Google's Eric Schmidt

During the winter, Sun Valley is known for its skiing. This time of the year, however, it's quickly becoming a tech hotspot as some of the industry's top execs gather together at the annual Allen and Co media conference. Among the attendees is Google's Eric Schmidt, who brought along a mystery Motorola phone and couldn't resist showing it off.

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