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October 29, 2012, 2:20 PM

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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes  —  People increasingly have more than one device, and they switch between them many times a day.  Nexus—Google's hardware line for Android devices—gets rid of the hassle.  Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 10 available November 13th starting at $399; hands-on photos and video  —  Will this latest 10-inch Android tablet finally find success?  —  Google has officially unveiled the new Nexus 10 tablet running Android 4.2.  Built by Samsung but clearly designed by Google …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Slow down: why Google's new Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE  —  Sometimes the only winning move is not to play  —  The Nexus 4 is an impressive smartphone that ticks off every modern spec checkbox you could ask for, save one: LTE.  Instead, the Nexus 4 will only come unlocked with HSPA+ radios.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8  —  Latest smartphones from Nokia, Samsung and HTC go on sale in November.  —  Microsoft Corp. today debuted Windows Phone 8, the latest version of the company's smartphone operating system.  Windows Phone 8 offers a truly personal phone experience …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Microsoft reveals new Facebook, Twitter, Skype apps for Windows Phone 8  —  Microsoft has just unveiled a new Facebook app for the Windows Phone 8 platform.  The refreshed app takes advantage of a new feature in Windows Phone 8 that lets users access Facebook calendar events and notifications right from their lock screens.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Adds Rooms To Windows Phone 8′s People Hub For Private Group Messaging, Lists, Location; Rooms Support iPhone, WP7  —  Another update to Windows Phone 8 that's been announced today is a new feature in the People Hub called Rooms.  We had heard about this vaguely in leaks, but now it's official.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Microsoft unveils Data Sense for Windows Phone 8, to debut on Verizon devices  —  Microsoft has just outed Data Sense, a new app for Windows Phone 8 to make sure you don't burn through your data plan.  On top of tracking your usage, it compresses every single web page you browse to keep data consumed …
More: The Verge and The Verge
iFixit:
Microsoft Surface Teardown  —  We got our hands on Microsoft's new Surface, and to its credit, it lasted a good twenty minutes before we decided to tear it open.  EditStep 1 — Microsoft Surface Teardown Is that the display assembly from a PC laptop?  Nope, it's the new Microsoft Surface …
Ka-Ping Yee / Google LatLong:
New Crisis Response maps feature preparedness information for Hurricane Sandy  —  Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again early this week on the East Coast of the United States.
Andrea Smith / Mashable!:
Apple Will Sell App-Enabled, Color-Changing Light Bulbs  —  When you think of Apple, you think of iPhones or iPods, or perhaps a MacBook, but you probably don't think about home automation.  That may change starting Tuesday, when Philips starts selling its Hue light bulbs exclusively …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iPad Mini Ship Times Now At Two Weeks For All Wi-Fi Models  —  Apple's iPad mini shipping times have slipped to a minimum of two weeks across the board, including for Wi-Fi only versions, which were the only ones initially set for an earlier, November 2 delivery.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 822 officially announced for Verizon Wireless, priced at $99.99 on contract  —  Verizon and Nokia just announced that the Lumia 822 will be coming to Verizon Wireless, though unfortunately there aren't any pricing or release date details available yet.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows Phone 8 syncing app for Windows 8 and RT  —  With less than 24 hours to go until Microsoft takes the covers off Windows Phone 8 once and for all, the company has released a companion app in the Windows Store that'll work in tandem with the new devices.

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