Verge Open Thread: July 31, 2012

Welcome to our very first Verge Open Thread! Like Polynauts, we'll be bringing you the juiciest and most important stories of the previous day — similar to 90 Seconds on The Verge, but in text format in the forums, where all humans, humanoids and robots are free to discuss the day in technology news. Let's do this!

90 Seconds on The Verge:

Justin McElroy: Monday, July 30th, 2012

Verge articles:

Twitter makes stock symbol $ 'cashtag' links official, following # and @

Sources: next iPhone likely to be unveiled on Wednesday, September 12th

Apple vs. Samsung: the complete guide to a billion-dollar trial

Sony Xperia Tablet leaks: a Surface-style Android tablet for $449.99

RadioShack's 2002 catalog: CueCats, thermal fax paper, and the Nokia 5185i

Facebook introducing 'save for later' feature

Twitter alerted NBC about tweet that got journalist banned

From the forums:

I made a tiny device that displays The Verge's tweets on my table, wirelessly.

Video:

Magnify - Unreleased Star Trek: The Next Generation blu-ray bonus feature

Olympic Medal Count: Team USA Ties China On Day 3

Daily goody:

Alien re-imagined as a 1970’s book

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via Hey Oscar Wilde!