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October 29, 2012, 12:35 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 …
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
The Nexus 4: Google's flagship phone lands November 13th for $299  —  An in-depth, hands-on preview of LG's new device for Google  —  Google's has officially announced the Nexus 4, the latest phone in its Nexus line of flagship Android devices.  Built by LG, the phone features …
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 …
Charlie Osborne / CNET:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal shed paywalls for Hurricane Sandy  —  As people go online to get more information on Hurricane Sandy, news outlets are responding by making their content free.  —  Two major publications have stripped away their paywalls to give consumers unfettered access …
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.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Amazon goes on the offensive.  Mocks Apple and compares Kindle Fire HD to iPad Mini on its homepage.  —  It has only been a few days since Apple announced its new iPad mini tablet device and Amazon has decided to put a damper on the iPad mini's introduction to the world.
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 …
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.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google Music to launch scan and match next month  —  The feature that helps users avoid having to upload every song individually to Google's cloud is expected to be offered free of charge to consumers, first in Europe and then in the U.S.  —  Google announced plans today to roll out its version …
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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Better on the inside: under the hood of Windows 8  —  Windows 8's UI is eye-catching, but there's improvement under the hood as well.  —  Windows 8's most obvious—and most divisive—new feature is its user interface.  However, it would be a mistake to think that the user interface …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon sues former Amazon Web Services sales chief over his new job at Google  —  Amazon.com has filed suit against Daniel Powers, the former vice president in charge of global sales for Amazon Web Services — alleging that his new job as Google's director of cloud platform sales violates …

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