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The Weekender: The war for your living room, Israel tweets its war, and the Droid DNA review

The Weekender: The war for your living room, Israel tweets its war, and the Droid DNA review


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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.

Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation

HTC and Apple shocked the entire smartphone industry last weekend by suddenly announcing that they'd buried the hatchet over longstanding patent disputes, particularly on the heels of Cupertino's massive victory over Samsung. Why did they do it?

War for TV: inside the fight for the living room

This week we took a close look at the future of TV and the living room — the great unclaimed space of the technology world. Here are all the posts gathered in one place.

Google Nexus 7 with mobile data review

Google's Nexus 7 is still our favorite Android tablet, months after its release. Google released a new model this week that comes with a data plan — the company changed nothing about the tablet, but we found that the one small addition changes a lot about how you'll use it.

Propaganda 2.0: why Israel and Hamas are fighting a war with rockets and tweets

A new age of war propaganda dawns as Israel's Defense Forces tweets, Facebooks, and liveblogs its way through a campaign against Hamas. Joe Flatley looks at how the IDF has stolen the narrative from the media, 140 characters at a time.

What happened to AMD?

Perpetually playing second fiddle to chip giant Intel, AMD now faces rumors that it's fighting for its life as an independent company. But how did the company lose its way as a scrappy, promising competitor? Sean Hollister investigates.

HTC Droid DNA review

HTC's Droid DNA took a definitive lead in the specs arm race: with a 1080p display, a fast processor, and all manner of added functions and features, it could be a leap forward for smartphone tech. Dan Seifert spends some time with the DNA, and finds out whether or not it's as good as the sum of its parts.