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In the United States, Thanksgiving Day derails the regular workweek with food and family, but Ars still had a full week of reporting. If you were travelling or entertaining house guests, and didn't have time to follow all of our best reports, here's a handy list of some of the most important things that¬*happened¬*this week:


How Team Obama's tech efficiency left Romney IT in dust (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/how-team-obamas-tech-efficiency-left-romney-it-in-dust/)
Obama campaign's tech team beat Romney by using opposite strategy‚??"insourcing."
World Bank envisions a 4¬įC future (http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/11/world-bank-envisions-a-4c-future/)
Its conclusion? Please, let's not do this.
Review: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal a mix of promise, pain (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/review-ubuntu-12-10-quantal-quetzal-a-mix-of-promise-pain/)
Installation bugs, kinks in new features like Web apps hamper promising release.
What's HTC paying Apple for patents? Not an ‚??outrageous‚?? $8 per phone (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/whats-htc-paying-apple-for-patents-not-an-outrageous-8-per-phone/)
It's a "very, very happy settlement," says HTC CEO Peter Chou.
‚??Your criticisms are completely wrong‚??: Stallman on software patents, 20 years in (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/your-criticisms-are-completely-wrong-stallman-on-software-patents/)
Free software guru makes a still-unpopular plea with new urgency‚??just ban them.
Are third-party security apps still necessary with Android 4.2? (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/11/are-third-party-security-apps-still-necessary-with-android-4-2/)
Latest version of Android offers several built-in security features.
US patent chief to software patent critics: "Give it a rest already" (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/us-patent-chief-to-software-patent-critics-give-it-a-rest-already/)
Says explosion of smartphone patent litigation is "natural and reasonable."
In living color: Ars reviews the hacker-approved Philips Hue LEDs (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/11/in-living-color-ars-reviews-the-hacker-approved-philips-hue-leds/)
Pricey but lovable bulbs leave us incapable of going back to normal lighting.
Influential GOP group releases, pulls shockingly sensible copyright memo (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/influential-gop-group-releases-shockingly-sensible-copyright-memo/)
Reversal suggests a generation gap within the GOP.
A good Ultrabook, a bad tablet: the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/11/a-good-ultrabook-a-bad-tablet-the-lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-review/)
Perhaps the biggest surprise? It makes a useful, miniature all-in-one.
How Nintendo DRM trapped $400 of downloaded games on my failing Wii (updated) (http://arstechnica.com/arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/how-nintendo-drm-trapped-400-of-downloaded-games-on-my-failing-wii/)
And why the console maker wants $60 to help me free my purchases.
Wii U hardware review: Double the screens, double the fun? (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/wii-u-hardware-review-gamepads-tilt-sensitivity-rocks-two-screen-gaming/)
Nintendo ushers in the next generation of console gaming.
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