From far-out flagships and Indian delights, to Holo pursuits, TalkTalking nonsense, Building bridges and iPads that just won't fly, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Andy WeirSenior News Editor Neowin LLC
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Microsoft has purchased the technology behind the Surface Pen, used in its latest Surface tablets, from N-trig - but contrary to an earlier rumor, it has not acquired the company in its entirety.
Weeks after saying the Z3 was "no longer available", T-Mobile has started selling it again - but it's still being sold with Android 4.4, and the carrier says its Lollipop update may be "months" away.
'Microsoft Edge' is the new name for the browser formerly known as Project Spartan - and now that you've had some time to get used to the revised branding, what do you think of the new name and logo?
Grooveshark has ceased operations to avoid paying up to $736m in damages to music labels for copyright violations, posting an apology on its site for 'failing to secure licenses from rights holders'.
After making its latest OS version available for the Nexus Player last week, Google has now released factory images of Android 5.1.1 for the Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013) Wi-Fi models, and the Nexus 10.
Microsoft's Gabe Aul has confirmed that the next Windows 10 preview build for phones will support the Lumia 930 and Icon, "but it will take a little longer" before the new build is available.
ZTE's Nubia Z9 has passed through TENAA, China's device certification authority, which listed key specs for the Android 5.0 handset, including a 3.5GHz octa-core processor and an astonishing 8GB RAM.
Last month, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 430 Dual SIM, its most affordable smartphone ever. It's now available in India, priced around Rs.5,299, along with some rather nice promotional offers.
HTC has said that the Android 5.1 Lollipop update won't be available for its One M8 until August - six months after it launched on the first Android One handsets back in February.
The latest Windows 10 preview build is now available - but as you'd expect of a pre-release OS version, it's not perfect. Here are some of the known and resolved issues in build 10074.
Microsoft released its latest build of Windows 10 today, and it's the first to be referred to not as a 'Technical Preview', but an 'Insider Preview'. Check out what's new in build 10074.
Microsoft has announced the new name for its next-generation web browser. Ditching the 'Project Spartan' development codename, the browser will now be known as 'Microsoft Edge'.
Attendees at Microsoft's Build 2015 developer conference will be going home with a HP Spectre x360 convertible notebook, which features aluminum bodywork and a 13-inch touchscreen.
A new version of Windows 10 - build 10074 - has been discovered on Microsoft's Windows Update servers - and this one carries an 'Insider Preview' watermark, rather than 'Technical Preview'.