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October 22, 2013, 10:30 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Official Instagram Windows Phone app arriving in the ‘coming weeks’  —  Windows Phone is finally getting an official Instagram client.  After months of pressure from Nokia, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed today that an official client will be made available to Windows Phone users shortly.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera  —  Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for?  If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processor, we'd suspect the answer is probably yes.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 2520: a closer look at Nokia's first Windows tablet  —  The moment has finally come, Nokia's first Windows tablet.  While its been rumored for what feels like years, Nokia's Lumia 2520 is the Finnish smartphone maker's answer to a Lumia-style tablet.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Nokia unveils 10.1″ Lumia 2520, a $499 Windows RT 8.1 tablet coming this fall with LTE and a $150 Power Keyboard  —  At Nokia World in Abu Dhabi today, Nokia unveiled its first tablet: the Lumia 2520.  The Windows RT 8.1 device will ship this fall for $499; initial roll out will be in the US …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Said to Plan Android Smartwatch With Camera for Next Year  —  HTC Corp. (2498) is developing a smartwatch that uses Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Android software and can take pictures, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  The watch's price, full functions and sales strategy still must …
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Tests Eyewear to Rival Google Glass  —  Software Giant Taps Asian Suppliers for Prototype Components  —  Microsoft Corp. is testing prototypes for Web-connected eyewear similar to Google Glass, people familiar with the matter said, potentially pushing the company into the much hyped …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How Apple's Address Book app could allow the NSA to harvest your contacts  —  Overlooked in last week's revelation that the National Security Agency is harvesting hundreds of millions of e-mail address books around the world was this surprising factoid: Apple makes this mass collection easier …
Ruletheworld / BTC Geek:
Dawn of Autonomous Corporations, Powered by Bitcoin  —  Still waiting for Bitcoin to be accepted at Amazon and eBay?  Forget it.  Bitcoin will power the next generation of corporations and the only way to deal with those corporations will be through Bitcoin (that's right, they won't, or rather can't, accept fiat like US Dollar).
MIT Technology Review:
Million-Year Data Storage Disk Unveiled  —  Magnetic hard discs can store data for little more than a decade.  But nanotechnologists have now designed and built a disk that can store data for a million years or more  —  Back in 1956, IBM introduced the world's first commercial computer capable …
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Facebook lets beheading clips return to social network  —  Facebook announced in May that it would ban videos showing graphic violence while it carried out a review  —  Facebook is allowing videos showing people being decapitated to be posted and shared on its site once again.

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