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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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 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Comcast - winner of the 'Worst Company in America' award, twice - has confirmed that it will launch its own wireless service next year, using a combination of Wi-Fi hotspots and Verizon 4G LTE.
No, that's not a mistake in the headline, and you're not imagining things - Apple has actually submitted an application to patent a recycled paper bag. But it's not quite as mad as it might seem.