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November 3, 2012, 12:50 AM

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AnandTech:
Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 Performance Preview  —  Earlier this week Google announced two new flagship Nexus devices: the Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet.  We received review samples of both earlier this week, and while we're hard at work at full reviews of the devices we couldn't help …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google Nexus 10 review  —  The Nexus 7 proved Google can design good hardware, but can it take on the iPad?  —  Tablets are in a funny phase.  For years, Google and Microsoft were content to sit back while hardware partners used their software to make tablets.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Nexus 4 review  —  Movie sequels often don't live up to the hype of the original blockbuster, but the same isn't always true of smartphones — on the contrary, they typically get even better.  The Nexus lineup, initially thought of as a “playground” for Android developers to test their apps on …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Twitter to Add Photo Filters to Compete With Instagram  —  Twitter is finally learning a lesson from Facebook: If you can't buy it, build it.  —  In the coming months, Twitter plans to update its mobile applications to introduce filters for photos that will allow people to share altered images …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Near record turnout for iPad mini in the Big Apple  —  Reports of disappointing crowds may have been premature  —  FORTUNE — I'm seeing headlines to the effect that the iPad mini is drawing smaller crowds than previous Apple (AAPL) product launches.  —  I've only been to the flagship store …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
iPad 4 GPU Performance Analyzed: PowerVR SGX 554MP4 Under the Hood  —  As always, our good friends over at Kishonti managed to have the first GPU performance results for the new 4th generation iPad.  Although the new iPad retains its 2048 x 1536 “retina” display, Apple claims a 2x improvement in GPU performance through the A6X SoC.
Electronista:
Apple loses right to iPhone brand name in Mexico  —  Mexican iFone registered trade name four years before Apple  —  Apple has lost an injunction bid that would have allowed it to continue selling iPhone-branded products in Mexico.  A court in Mexico City handed down a ruling …
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Sacca: Betrayals at Twitter cut deeper than junior high  —  “It's all fun and games until you raise a series B.”  So reads the title of an unpublished blog post written by super angel investor Chris Sacca.  The title applies to Twitter, a company Sacca is very familiar with.
More: Business Insider and ReutersTweets: @sacca
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Execs Start Selling Stock: Sandberg Cashes Just ~2% Of Her Stake For $7.4M But CAO Dumps Half  —  Facebook's executives gained the right to sell stock this week and three are now starting to cash out.  SEC docs show COO Sheryl Sandberg is selling 352,904 shares to pull in $7,440,696.93.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
iPad Mini Display Under The Microscope: Not As Good As iPad 4th Gen, But Much Better Than iPad 2  —  The iPad mini may have a display that's being singled out in most reviews as being below Apple's recent standards, but a look under the microscope by Repair Labs affirms what I've been noticing in person …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
SideCar expands community-based ride-sharing platform to Seattle, offers $10 credit  —  There's a new taxi-service in town, but the cars aren't yellow and the drivers could very well be your next door neighbor.  —  Introducing SideCar, a community-based ride-share marketplace that connects drivers …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Windows 8, the post-PC world, and Linux: Microsoft will prevail  —  The heir to Windows' desktop dominion?  Uh, no.  —  Since the very first reveal of Windows 8, some critics have called the operating system a fatal move for Microsoft.  They call it a blunder so large in its abandonment …
More: Softpedia NewsTweets: @theromit
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Exclusive: Inside Android 4.2's powerful new security system  —  We've talked plenty about the new features in Google's Android 4.2 release — Photo Sphere, multi-user support, a reimagined tablet UI — but one of the most significant changes to the software is something you might not notice at a glance.

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Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
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Pure Storage:
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