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Nokia Lumia Icon “directional audio” picks fight with Galaxy S4

Nokia Lumia Icon “directional audio” picks fight with Galaxy S4

Nokia's new Lumia Icon may have fairly distinctive looks, but it's what it hears that the Finnish firm is most proud of. The phone's PureView camera system introduces what Nokia is calling "directional audio" recording, which uses twin microphones on the rear of the Verizon exclusive to focus what sound is picked up and what gets ignored. Nokia is so excited by it, it even put it up against an Android best-seller to show the difference; see the demos after the cut.

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Sony Alpha A6000 delivers record-breaking AF from A7′s brain

Sony Alpha A6000 delivers record-breaking AF from A7′s brain

Sony has revealed its latest Alpha camera, the A6000, a 24.3-megapixel compact DLSR slotting in-between the NEX-5T and the A65 and promising the fastest autofocus in the world. Measuring in at a 120 x 67 x 45 mm and 344g pre-lens, the A6000 has a new Exmor APS HD CMOS running through the same updated BIONZ X engine as in the A7 series, for an ISO range of 100-25600 and an autofocus lock in just 0.06 seconds. That's not all the makes the A600 look like it's shaping up to be one of the more interesting cameras of 2014, however.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/7/14: FIFA 14, Apple Shares, Nikon Coolpix

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/7/14: FIFA 14, Apple Shares, Nikon Coolpix

It would appear that we've hit a camera release pocket this week as brands like Panasonic bring on devices like the Lumix DMC-GH4 DSLM 4K digital camera for the masses. We've seen Nikon release three sets overnight, and there are more accessories coming to he market this season than you can shake a stick at. This begins with a Fitbit Flex collection of accessories by Tory Burch.

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