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The Weekender: Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, and the iPad mini

The Weekender: Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, and the iPad mini


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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.

Making a game, traveling the world: the story of 'Incredipede'

Not your average cubicle, exactly: programming couple Colin and Sarah Northway traveled the world and sought out adventure while working on their latest game, Incredipede.

Season of change: Microsoft, Nokia, Sony, and others fight to survive the high-stakes holidays

We are building up to a big shopping season. Along with the happiness of all our loved ones expecting high-tech gifts to enrich their lives, our consumer choices this year will determine the destinies of some of the biggest companies in the electronics industry. Vlad Savov investigates how some of the biggest players are fighting to compete.

Microsoft Surface review

Microsoft takes its first, bold step into the tablet market with a unique new device — but can it compete? Read Joshua Topolsky's review to find out.

Rapture of the nerds: will the Singularity turn us into gods or end the human race?

A gathering of experts on artificial intelligence becomes a search for deeper meaning. Ben Popper reports.

Windows 8 review

Microsoft gambles on a touch-based future. Tom Warren has our full review.

Apple's iPad mini event, in pictures

Apple had a lot of announcements this week, including the new iPad mini. Nilay Patel captured the best of the day in a photo essay.

Samsung Chromebook review

With ARM, has Google’s cloud-based laptop finally found its soulmate?

In 2012 election, the meme factory hones its assembly line

From binders full of women to horses and bayonets, candidates find themselves navigating the first 'Meme Election'