From hello, Allo and SKYP4LYF, to self-lacing sneakers, HP's ink indiscretion, Twitter takeover talk, Pro 3 problems, and crushing an iPhone, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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Microsoft has announced the availability of the final version of the TypeScript 2.0 programming language, which can be downloaded from NuGet or Node Package Manager.
Fresh stock of the Galaxy Note7 from Samsung won't be hitting Europe anytime soon as an executive of the company has suggested that the smartphone would be made available towards the end of November.
Samsung's Galaxy Note7 offers one of the most well-rounded experiences on an Android handset. But, is the S-Pen Stylus and its companion features worth the elevated price tag?
A security researcher has found that a certain malware now has the ability to detect if it is being used on a virtual machine. It will refuse to run if affirmed, so it cannot be dissected.
It looks like Snapchat is ready to release its first piece of hardware, Spectacles. The glasses will allow users to record "circular" video, that will mimic what we see with our eyes.
With its new dual-core processor, GPS, and water resistance, the Apple Watch Series 2 is slated to make up for its predecessor's shortcomings. Here is our unboxing and first impressions of the device.
After 18 months of development, Microsoft is preparing a public beta release of Skype Teams ahead of its anticipated inclusion with selected Office 365 plans for businesses next year.
There's some weird laws on the books, but apparently in Singapore you're not allowed to go to the airport unless you're really getting on an airplane. Two men found that out the hard way.
Unknown attackers launched a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against the Krebs on Security site, hitting it with over 620Gbps over a sustained period. Akamai shut the site down.
Google is rumoured to be unveiling a router that will be capable of mesh capabilities, starting from $129. Google WiFi, as it's called, will be shown off on October 4th alongside the Pixel phones.
Opera has revamped the entire user interface of its Android client. The new change brings the browser more in line with Google's Material design, aesthetically. Opera says more changes will come.
Apple has released iOS 10.0.2, offering various stability improvements and fixes, including what appears to be a fix for an issue affecting the controls on the iPhone 7's new Lightning EarPods.
Microsoft is rolling out new firmware updates for the Lumia 550 and 650, bringing double-tap to wake to the Lumia 650 only. It's currently unknown what else is included in the new firmware.
Microsoft has emailed its customers to tell them that its HealthVault app for Windows phones is being discontinued "due to compatibility problems", directing them to use its website instead.
According to a new report from CNBC, Google and Salesforce are potential bidders for an acquisition of Twitter, pushing the social network's stock up by more than 15% in pre-market this morning.
Microsoft has promised to improve its energy use, be more transparent and rely on more renewable energy for its datacenters. The company says it will use 50% green energy by 2018.
Refinement is the name of the game in Forza Horizon 3, the open-world racing sim from Microsoft and Playground Games. If you've ever been interested in Forza, now's the time to get behind the wheel.
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Google is open sourcing a new version of its image-captioning, machine-learning AI system. It is four times faster and significantly better than its predecessors at analyzing and understanding images.
YouTube, known for its toxic comments and massive number of inappropriate videos is asking its users for help to clean up the website. Through the Heroes program users are expected to report content.
Sony has announced pricing for its new Xperia XZ flagship in the US, and it's also available to pre-order in the UK. The device has a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 23MP camera, and more.
London's top cop explained he'd want a system that allowed law enforcement officers to remotely take over and stop a car if it was deemed necessary. The idea was part of a wider conversation on IT.
For years content creators have been arguing that the way Facebook reports views and time spent by users watching videos is completely unrepresentative. Today the company admitted as much.
Microsoft has announced additional updates to Flow, which will come to the platform by the end of the month. Updates include the introduction of Graph People Picker and support for Dynamics AX.
HP has announced the Sprocket, a portable printer that produces 2" x 3" photos with a peel-and-stick back. The ink-less printer uses Bluetooth to connect to Android and iOS devices.
Sales of HP's new Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the US have reportedly been suspended, as the company is said to be working with Microsoft on new firmware to improve its camera and performance.
Microsoft acknowledged the latest issue with Surface Pro 3 batteries today, saying that the team is working on a fix, and confirming that the issue was not caused by the latest firmware update.
Verizon - which agreed to buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83bn - is 'evaluating' its interests, after Yahoo failed to mention its massive 2014 data breach, affecting 500m users, until this week.
The Microsoft Store is now selling the 500GB Xbox One S with FIFA 17 for £249.99 - but you can currently buy it elsewhere in the UK for just £199, saving you 20% on the new bundle's full price.
Yahoo has announced that a wide range of data relating to over half a billion of its users was stolen in a security breach in 2014, blaming the intrusion on an unnamed "state-sponsored actor".
Microsoft today updated its Authenticator app for iOS to version 4.1. The update finally adds support for push notifications from personal Microsoft accounts, also making it easier to add an account.
After announcing its plans to launch a version of its blocky building game as an educational tool this summer, Microsoft said today that Minecraft: Education Edition will be available on November 1.
After seeding a new round of Developer Betas yesterday, Apple has released iOS 10.1 and macOS 10.12.1 Sierra to Public Beta testers. iOS 10.1 includes Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus users.
Yesterday, a Reddit thread claimed that Lenovo was blocking Signature PCs from installing a third-party OS. Microsoft has now confirmed that it does not block users from doing so.
Sorcerer King: Rivals was released by Stardock today. The expansion turns the premise of Sorcerer King on its head by introducing the "Ascension Victory" condition adding new levels of playability.
Microsoft today announced one new title that it is adding to the list of Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with the Xbox One. Today's addition is Call of Duty 3.
Microsoft today announced the latest Office Insider build for Windows. Version 16.0.7369.2017 is now available in the Slow ring, adding new features such as Ink replay, and more.
AdDuplex's monthly report is in, and it shows that 78% of Windows phone users are on Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 535 is still the most popular Windows phone, and Anniversary Update adoption is up.
Patent-licensing entity MobileMedia Ideas has recently won a lawsuit against Apple, after it was decided that the Cupertino giant infringed its ring-silencing patent. It got $3 million in damages.
Adobe has announced that it will release its first UWP app for Windows 10 by the end of 2016. The Adobe XD design app will take full advantage of the touch- and pen-based capabilities of Windows 10.
In an initiative to improve human health, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have vowed to spend $3 billion over the next decade to fight, manage, and cure diseases.
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After it was reported back in August that 200 million Yahoo accounts in 2012 had been compromised, the company is now preparing to officially announce that such an incident did happen to its service.
It was recently reported that Apple was in discussions with supercar company McLaren over purchasing its business. However, the vehicle company refuted this, stating that there were no talks going on.
Chinese camera maker, Yi, better known for its action cameras has launched its first mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel sensor and a stock 12-40 mm zoom lens for just $330.
Samsung has begun testing Android 7.0 for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge - but given that it's previously taken months to upgrade any of its devices to new Android versions, owners may be waiting a while.
After unveiling its HyperAdapt 1.0 self-lacing sneakers earlier this year, Nike has announced that they will go on sale in the US on November 28, just in time for the Christmas shopping season.
The world got a rare glimpse of what the web looks like for users in North Korea this week, revealing that the country has just 28 websites, covering a surprisingly diverse range of topics.
It looks like HTC is preparing to launch a new version of its 10 flagship, featuring minor revisions to its exterior design, along with one major change: the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack.