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The Weekender: augmented dating, transparent brains, and a phone filled with Facebook

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.

  • Feature

    OK, Cupid: giving your love life to Google Glass and the hive mind

    Technologies like Google Glass have the ability to augment not just our senses, but our entire personality. Artist Lauren McCarthy used a streaming video setup to outsource her entire personality during a series of blind dates, and she found out that leaving your actions up to the masses can get pretty confusing.

  • Review

    HTC First review: a Facebook phone that's pure Google at heart

    Mark Zuckerberg may have said any phone could be a Facebook phone, but the HTC First is truly a Facebook phone. It's a reasonably-sized Android device with LTE and a big surprise underneath. Could this Facebook phone be the perfect companion to Google's mobile platform?