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The Verge Weekender: a Facebook user rebels, 3D printing comes into its own, and Philip K. Dick fans meet-up

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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 (very few!) of our favorite pieces from the week gone by, which you may have missed, or which you might want to read again.

More human More human than human: how Philip K. Dick can change your life

Jesse Hicks spends a weekend in San Francisco with the "Dickheads," learning how Philip K. Dick's pulp sci-fi can make you a better person.

3D printing for fun and profit: a serious hobby grows up

3D printing has reached the peak of its hype cycle, but can the technology live up to the revolutionary chatter?

Siri on steroids: MindMeld understands an eight-person conversation

Siri on steroids meets Google Now: The Mindmeld app can understand a conversation between eight people and suggest relevant info while you chat. The era of "anticipatory computing" has begun.

RAZR i, believe: does Intel's first real smartphone measure up?

Intel's working hard to gain traction in the smartphone market, and for the first time has a high-end hardware partner in Motorola. We've reviewed the RAZR M before, so we put the Intel-powered RAZR i through its paces as well to see whether the PC giant has what it takes to make it in mobile.

In Mark Zuckerberg's world, lying is the only way to be yourself

Join Trent Wolbe on the long, strange trip of his love / hate / lol relationship with Facebook (AKA FBK).

ThinkPad turns 20: how IBM’s 'black box' defined the laptop industry

This Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad. IBM's famous computer lineup has stood the test of time, acquisition, and competition — but what comes next?. We took a look back at the ThinkPad's development and two-decade history, and try to find the path forward as the brand encounters an entirely different new technology market.