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Microsoft patent filing shows a Surface Pen with a rechargeable battery

Although it may or may not see the light of day, a rechargeable Surface Pen would be a welcome improvement over the current design.

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WhatsApp drops subscription fee, goes completely free

The company will ditch its $1 subscription fee and open its messaging service up to businesses.

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How to build the ultimate free PC security suite

Take some time this weekend to secure your PC without spending a dime.

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HoloLens will run up to 5.5 hours on a single charge, Microsoft says

In addition, the HoloLens will be able to connect to any device over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and run any universal Windows 10 app, according to a Microsoft rep.

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Microsoft to bring Windows Phone’s Word Flow keyboard to iOS

Attention Windows Insiders: Here's your chance to test Microsoft's Word Flow keyboard for iOS.

FCC: 10 percent of Americans still lack access to proper broadband

The problem is especially pronounced in tribal lands, where 41 percent of residents can't get a connection that meets the FCC's definition of "broadband."

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Altra IQ smart shoes give you feedback, tips to improve your running form

This running shoe and smartphone app combo hopes to become your virtual running coach.

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Windows 10 Redstone Insider seeds are on the way

Patience, grasshopper: According to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, a new build will come to Windows Insiders in "a few more days." Meanwhile, a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build is now available.

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Lumo Run shorts could help you become a better runner

These shorts work with a sensor and an iPhone app to help you become a better runner.

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Asus Router app lets you manage your network from your pocket

Asus's Router app for Android and iOS is one network management utility you can actually get excited about.

This liquid cooling rig keeps crazy-fast Intel SSDs from getting too hot

SSDs are getting ridiculously fast—and rather toasty.

Ubtech looks to up its toy robot game with the Jimu

The Jimu promises to be an easier to use—and more powerful—toy robotics kit compared to the popular Lego Mindstorms sets.

Smartwheel reminds you to keep your hands at 10 and 2

This sensor-laden steering wheel cover wants to help prevent distracted driving by giving you feedback on your technique.

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Windows 95 running on a Nintendo 3DS will take you back in time

One GBAtemp forum member managed to get Microsoft's classic OS up and running on a Nintendo 3DS with the help of emulation software.

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Oculus Touch controller won't arrive until the second half of 2016

The Oculus Rift should still ship to consumers in the first quarter of the year, Oculus says.