Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Each week, we'll bring you important articles from the previous weeks' original reports, features and reviews on The Verge. Think of it as a collection of a few of our favorite pieces from the week gone by, which you may have missed, or which you might want to read again.

Chromebook Pixel is Google’s play to go premium, but are we ready?

At a starting price well north of a thousand dollars, Google's Chromebook Pixel breaks the mold. But is the world ready for a "premium" portable that does little more than browse the web?


Come into my igloo: online dating as
an 8-year-old

For online communities aimed at youngsters, monitoring behavior and scanning for predators is a constant challenge — especially when the kids are trying their hand at "online dating." Adrianne Jeffries reports.

After MTV and BET's fake hacking, the joke's on Twitter

A spate of high-profile Twitter hacks already had the internet on edge, then MTV and sister network BET made the ill-timed decision to fake a hack of their own. What was the motivation, and what does it mean for the future of brand development on social networks?

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

Squeezing both tablet and ultrabook into a 10-inch, 2-pound package. David Pierce reviews Lenovo's newest tablet just for you.


Never mind the hardware, why didn't Sony's PS4 event have any women?

A boy's club industry is bad for everyone, especially gamers.

I used Google Glass: the future, with monthly updates

Joshua Topolsky gets up close and personal with Google's visionary new computer.