From another Xbox One update and the death of MSN, to Surface, Spotify, iThings, recalls and other explosive events, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
Hands On: Preview of HP's new $200 laptop
Nest Learning Thermostat: The Next Generation, review
HP EliteDesk 800 Desktop Mini review
Your Christmas Gaming Guide
Forza Horizon 2 Launch
The latest table for Pinball FX2, Venom, reviewed
12 Days of Deals: Save $130 on a HP Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC
Microsoft is finally shutting down its Windows Live Messenger service - still popularly known as 'MSN Messenger' - on October 31, after it closed in all markets last year with the exception of China.
David Auerbach, a former Microsoft programmer who worked on the company's MSN Messenger client, has written a new article on his part in getting the program to work with AOL's AIM service in the 1990s