The Weekender: The paperless city, Samsung Galaxy Camera, and random Amazon shopping

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Welcome to The Verge: Weekender edition. Each weekend, we bring you important articles from the previous week's 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.

Samsung Galaxy Camera review

It's a camera, but it's also kind of a tablet that takes pictures. Samsung's new Galaxy Camera brings the company's Android software and features to the digital camera market, promising everything from automatic uploads to cool editing apps. But is it a good, you know, camera?
Aaron Soupporis found out.

Chaos theory: what happens when Amazon buys you random stuff?

Programmers have spent decades trying to learn what we like, how we shop, and who we are. But what if we just want to be surprised once in a while?
Learn how one coder is fighting back against "Recommended For You."

The dream and the myth of the paperless city

In Chicago, one government finds it's not ready for an all-digital future.

Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review

Lenovo took a classic laptop form factor – the swiveling convertible — and brought it into 2012. The ThinkPad Twist is a powerful Windows 8 ultrabook, with a wacky hinge and a compelling price. Did we get the form factor right ten years ago?

Saudi America: the dangerous fallacy of US energy independence

America's booming oil industry might sound like a win-win scenario — but could it derail renewable energy? Amar Toor investigates.

HTC One X+ review (AT&T LTE)

HTC's One X remains one of our favorite Android phones ever — which is why it's odd that the company updated it so quickly. The One X+ comes with a faster processor, more storage, and the same design and screen we loved on the last model. Dieter Bohn, One X owner, spent some time deciding if the new handset is a worthy successor.

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