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Hurricane Sandy puts Google's Nexus event on hold

Google cancels a Nexus announcement in New York due to Hurricane Sandy, Microsoft unleashes Windows Phone 8 details, and the SpaceX cargo ship returns safely to Earth.

Due to the severe weather conditions of Hurricane Sandy, we won't be filming a CNET Update show out of our New York studio. We'll return once the storm passes. In the meantime, here are some of the top tech headlines for Monday:

- Tracking Sandy: Many on the east coast spent the weekend boarding up windows rather than upgrading Windows. You can keep tabs on Sandy news through several websites, apps and Twitter accounts. Google has a helpful Crisis Response map that marks emergency shelters, evacuation routes and the storm forecast. News outlets like the The New York Times have taken down paywalls to share news about the superstorm.

- UPDATE: GOOGLE ANNOUNCES NEW DEVICES: Even though Google canceled its Monday press event in New York, it still announced the new Nexus 10 tablet and Nexus 4 smartphone through a blog post. Google also cut the price of the Nexus 7 tablet.

- Windows Phone 8: Microsoft makes Windows Phone 8 official on Monday with a press event in San Francisco. We're expecting to get a more detailed look at the new wallet app and NFC sharing tools, as well as a few not-yet-announced features. Follow the news at CNET's live blog -- the event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.

CNET's live Windows Phone 8 coverage begins here Monday at 9:30 a.m. PT. The keynote kicks off at 10 a.m. PT

- SpaceX ship returns: The cargo ship of SpaceX returned to Earth safely on Sunday, splashing down into the Pacific Ocean. This was SpaceX's first operational flight, and the cargo ship carried nearly a ton of experiment samples and gear.

Updated at 10:18 a.m. PT with information on Google's new Nexus devices.

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