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Microsoft releases new version of Windows and Nest will brick your devicePC testers get to test drive the latest version of Windows 10 while Nest is facing a backlash.
These are the top stories of the week. A new version of Windows is in the wild. Nest might make a hockey puck out of a device. And everything else you need to know. Microsoft just released Windows 10 for PC testers. It's known as Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14316. There's new Cortana functionality. It can now notify you if your Windows or Android phone is running low on battery. Cortana can also locate your phone by ringing it. You can even send navigation directions from this builder Windows to your phone. What else is new? There's a New Connect App that lets you connect a Windows phone to your Windows PC without needing any special doc. Your phone's apps will run on your desktop. Yeah! The start menu gets some tweaks too. It'll spotlight apps more and settings less. The features will officially be released with a free update to Windows 10 this summer. Some strange news from Google's sibling company Nest, you might know Nest from its popular thermostat or camera line. Through an acquisition Nest also supported The Revolv smart home hub, a smart home hub is a device that connects to all of your smart home gadgets. A new message on Revolv.com is telling owners of the hub that as of May 15, 2016 your Revolv hub and app will no longer work. The hub cost about $300. This news means that people who Revolv hardware will have to find another way to control their smart home. Smart homes. This announcement also brought a backlash against Nest, on Twitter. At Nest Support wrote, Revolve owners, we're here to help. Please get in touch, so we can find the best solution for your needs. firstname.lastname@example.org. Still, it's a bad sign that gadgets customers bought, can be bricked, should a vendor choose to. [SOUND] Let's talk about good ole' Yahoo. A new Bloomburg report says that telecommunications company Verizon will bid on Yahoo's web business. According to Bloomburg sources, Google is also interested in bidding in Yahoo's web business. A whole bunch of companies have decided not to bid, including Microsoft and America's favorite company Comcast. The same report says first round bids for Yahoo's core business are due later in April. It's now time for Rapid Fire. Yes, I'm yelling it now. Reddit launched Official Apps for IOS and Android. Variety reports that Wonder Woman, the movie, will be released on June 2, 2017. That's three weeks earlier than originally planned. Wonder Woman will open on the same day as Bad Boy 3. And Captain Underpants. That's a real movie. Twitter will stream 10 thursday night NFL football games in the 2016 season. Gears of War 4 will launch worldwide for XBox One, October 11. The trailer for the next Star Wars movie is out right now. It's officially called Rogue One, a Star Wars Story. It tells a story between episodes three and four in the Star Wars saga. And UK dog owners, all dogs from the age of 8 weeks on must be micro-chipped thanks to a new law. Chip your pets, people. Now you're all caught up in tech. To get your daily dose of tech news, check out CNET.com/update. For a weekly dose, hit up CNET.com/radar. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, signing off. [BLANK_AUDIO]