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The Weekender: pyramid schemes, a Steve Jobs manga, and the science of clouds and sports fans

The Weekender: pyramid schemes, a Steve Jobs manga, and the science of clouds and sports fans


The best of the week gone by

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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.

  • Review

    Razer Edge review

    The Razer Edge claims to be all things to all gamers — tablet, console, and PC rolled into one two-pound package. There's been a lot of hype around the $1,000 gadget, but does it live up to its billing? We spent a week gaming like crazy to see if this is the gaming device we've been waiting for.

  • Report

    Heavy weather: why we need supercomputers to teach us how clouds and climate change work

    Scientists are trying to work out what effects climate change will have on the Earth — but before they do that, they’re going to need to figure out something seemingly simpler, but incredibly complex: how clouds operate on a small scale.

  • Report

    Is T-Mobile finally a real threat to AT&T and Verizon?

    T-Mobile unveiled a bold new initiative this week and an upgrade to its network. It seems that CEO John Legere won’t relent until consumers pay attention, but whether T-Mobile’s new pricing model is what they want remains to be seen.

  • Review

    LG Optimus G Pro review

    The LG Optimus G Pro is a 5.5-inch phone / tablet hybrid that exists in direct competition with the Galaxy Note II and the host of giant-screened phones that hit the market in the last few months. It has some unique features and impressive specs, but can this device make us love phablets? We shimmied the device into our skinny jeans and found out.

  • Book

    Steve Jobs manga portrays the man as a dreamy, drug-fueled genius that Japanese girls could love

    If Walter Isaacson’s 656-page biography Steve Jobs was a bit too thick for you, Mari Yamazaki may have an alternative. Her manga adaptation of Isaacson’s book captures the same rebellious, larger-than-life version of Jobs that we love to watch.

  • Report

    In 'Disney Infinity,' worlds collide in your virtual toy box

    Disney Infinity may be an obvious cash grab from the home of the Magic Kingdom, but it could be a whole lot of fun. This is what happens when Minecraft meets Mickey Mouse.

  • Report

    The madness of March: why the 'Big Dance' may affect fans' minds more than other sports

    If you’re watching the Elite Eight this weekend, that feeling of anticipation you have isn’t so simple. Our reporter Carl Franzen takes a look at psychological and emotional symptoms that you may be experiencing.

  • Review

    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review

    A few months ago, HP announced the Envy Spectre XT, one of the best MacBook Air competitors we'd seen yet. But the device had some drawbacks, so HP tried again — the Spectre XT TouchSmart has a better display, and it's much more ready for Windows. Sean Hollister took it for a spin to see if HP is finally in the Air's league.