From a Moose infection and holographic pets, to a new Windows build, cross-platform Cortana, Periscope on Play and Microsoft's crapware crackdown, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Microsoft Lumia 640 review: Impressive device, affordable price
Windows 10 signoff will occur in mid July
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Review: Elephone P6000 - rethinking the flagship
The inexpensive Microsoft Lumia 435 has received a price drop at Walmart as the retailer is now selling the T-Mobile version of the smartphone for just $50 without any contract.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 10130 and with this release the company has updated the interface for turning on Cortana and refined the notification animation too.
HTC has revealed that it will be upgrading the One M9 and M9+ to the recently announced M version of Android whenever it gets released and expects to bring the update for more devices as well later.
Microsoft has released the "Halo 3: ODST" expansion for "Halo: The Master Chief Collection," and codes for the add-on are going out to users who played the compilation on or before Dec. 19.
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 build 10130 and for those of you who have yet to install the OS or are waiting to see if it is stable, we have you covered with a gallery.
Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10130 is now rolling out to those on the Fast ring - but inevitably, this latest release includes various known issues and bugs, which the company has documented.
While Microsoft says that its latest Windows 10 preview is mainly focused on adding polish to the overall user experience, there are plenty of changes and improvements to look out for in build 10130.
Just nine days after releasing build 10122, Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10130 to the Fast ring, with a focus on "tuning, tweaking and stabilizing" the new OS.
Microsoft has filed for a trademark for HoloPets, which may potentially be the official name for the virtual pets we saw at BUILD 2015 when Microsoft first demonstrated HoloLens.
Google ATAP is experimenting with conductive threading that could be used in the future of textile manufacturing. This new threading will allow users to control devices via conductive touch surfaces
Apple has issued a temporary workaround for the malicious unicode DoS attack that has been impacting iOS users. Apple is in the process of issuing a software update that will remedy the issue.
IDC has released its latest forecast for 2015 and based on the data, Windows 10 will not be able to stop the steady decline of PC shipments for the current year, or even next year.
The Microsoft Store is currently offering a free Lumia 635 Windows Phone with 4G LTE connectivity, when you purchase a Fitbit Charge activity- and sleep-tracking wristband for $129.
A dormant ransomware similar to Cryptolocker has recently been activated. Dubbed "Locker," the program encrypts computer files, and asks the victim for 0.1 bitcoin in exchange for the decryption key.
While other manufacturers are rolling out flagships with Quad HD displays - and Sharp is even developing a 5.5-inch screen with 4K resolution - Sony says that it's sticking with Full HD on its phones.
An unreleased high-end Windows Phone has been spotted in the GFXbench database and it points towards a high-end Lumia that should hopefully be arriving in the near future with Windows 10 Mobile.
After Microsoft and Xiaomi announced development of a Windows 10 ROM that can be installed on an Android phone, registrations have now opened for the beta program... as long as you can get to Beijing.
Today we're offering a free Linux Academy 30-Day Subscription via Neowin Deals. Usually this costs $25 but it can be picked up for nothing for a limited time.
The Lumia 640 isn't a perfect device by any means - but Microsoft has built a truly impressive low-cost smartphone, with a beautiful display, decent camera, solid performance, and superb value.
We probably won't be seeing a Windows Mobile device with a curved display this Fall, but this leaked bezel shows that Nokia/Microsoft has experimented with the possibility of such a device.
Breaking down today's best hardware across five price points, the TechSpot PC buying guide was recently updated with our latest recommendations. Now, we've built them and pit them against each other.
A vulnerability in the way Apple's core operating system handles unicode characters allows an attacker to send a specially crafted message that can automatically reboot any Apple product.
A first look at some of the big and not so big changes in Android M Developer Preview, running on an LG Nexus 5.
ESET security researchers have issued a paper outlining a new variant of router malware, a worm that is stealing social media auth tokens to "like" pages without the user's consent.
Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, was in China this week at Lenovo's Tech World conference and during the demo of REACHit, an unreleased build of Windows 10 was shown off on stage.
Google is making it much easier to find useful and relevant information, and to help users get things done more quickly, with its new contextual search feature in Android M, Google Now on Tap.
Google has officially announced Android M, the next generation of its increasingly popular operating system - and the company will soon be releasing a preview version for developers.
There's no shortage of compute sticks and mini PCs on the market, but Zotac aims to impress with a new ZBOX capable of driving up to four 4K displays, which is no small feat for its weight class.
Google is hosting its annual I/O conference this week and it is kicking off the event with an opening keynote. If you want to watch the livestream, we have it embedded for you after the jump.
With a pocket sized disk called Lenovo Cast, Lenovo is planning on entering the media-streaming market that is currently occupied by Roku, Google's Chromecast, and Apple TV.
Microsoft is targeting the middle of July for a signoff of Windows 10 which means that the OS will be in the hands of OEMs by the end of July, if the roadmap stays on schedule.
How many people test new Windows 10 builds inside Microsoft before they're released publicly? And how many Surface Hubs are there in total? We got a few insights into Microsoft's deployment figures.
Apple plans to leverage its wide array of first-party apps, as well as some third-party ones, to create a service called 'Proactive' in an attempt to compete with Google Now for iPhone users.
Microsoft's Xbox Support site now includes references to a 3.5mm audio port on Xbox One "controllers released after June 2015", hinting at a revised controller being launched at E3 next month.
The Elephone P6000 costs just $115 but has better specs than you'd ever expect. We used the the smartphone for a month and found that it performs surprisingly well. Check out our full review here!
Who needs silicon when you have wood? Researchers in the United States and China have discovered a way to put their CPUs on wood, greatly reducing the material cost and chemicals within a CPU.
We recently reviewed the Mi Band and found that lacking Google Fit integration was a bit of a let down, but that's all changed today with the official app updated to support the Google Fit service.
Microsoft has already shown that they are willing to bring their software to wherever the users are and the next stop on that tour is going to be the Pebble smartwatch.
Microsoft has announced a new app certification policy update that should result in removing 'app clutter' from its app store ahead of the upcoming launch of Windows 10 this Summer.
A new report claims the Microsoft Band 2 will be released this year, with the device already being widely tested internally, including in Europe.
A page on Microsoft's official Xbox website indicated the "Halo 3: ODST" add-on for "The Master Chief Collection" will go live this Friday, with the expansion free for early users of the game.
Microsoft is bringing Dolby Audio support to Edge that will allow websites to deliver high-quality multi-channel audio and it is the first browser to support Dolby Digital Plus.
Today, we've selected four deals from the Gear + Gadgets section of Neowin Deals that are perfect for Father's Day. With big discounts, and delivery in time for the big day, you can't go wrong!
Just a few months after the Nexus Player went on sale for $99, Google has reduced the price of the ASUS-built Android TV box to just $79, ahead of its I/O developer conference this week.
It's been one week since Microsoft rolled out its latest Windows 10 Insider Preview - and now that you've had some time to take it for a spin, we're eager to hear your thoughts on build 10122 so far.
Sony announced an evolutionary update to its last year's flagship today with the Xperia Z3+ which retains the size and the design of the original Z3 while improving the internal specs.
Chinese smartphone maker, OnePlus, might soon announce its next flagship smartphone as the company's Twitter account has sent out a teaser similar to what it did last year with the One.
The latest rumor has indicated that Google might not release a new Nexus tablet this year and may instead go ahead with two smartphones allegedly made by LG and Huawei.
Microsoft has said time and time again that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the first year and on their Windows site, they re-iterate that they will not charge for additional updates either.