A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.

Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!

Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

1. Windows


Windows 10 for PC received a cumulative update this week, unlocking frame rates for PC games, adding support for AMD's Freesync and NVIDIA's G-SYNC, and bringing a bunch of fixes to the operating system.

Meanwhile, Fast Ring Insiders were able to download Build 14342. The most notable new feature in 14342 is downloadable Microsoft Edge extensions, including AdBlock, ADBlock Plus, Pin It Button, Mouse Gestures, Reddit Enhancement Suite, Microsoft Translator, and OneNote Web Clipper.

The new build also brings swipe navigation back to Edge, adds real-time web notifications, and improves Bash on Ubuntu.

And like every other preview build, this has its fair share of fixes and bugs. You can get the full scoop here.

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2. Microsoft


The next wave of HoloLens developer kits has begun to ship. Those who signed up, and dished out $3000, will receive a HoloLens headset, a clicker for interactions, microUSB 2.0 cable, charger, and a carrying case. They will also be able to develop games and apps for the augmented reality platform.

Microsoft is toying with the idea of including Twitter posts in Bing results. The company has experimented with different Bing tweaks countless times, but not every idea has made it into the search engine, so we'll see what happens.

A video surfaced showing what looks to be upcoming hiking support on the Microsoft Band 2. The report says that the hiking features include GPS and altimeter routing, food and water reminders, and points of interest. There is also mention of the previously-rumored Microsoft Health app for PCs and tablets in the video.

Microsoft's 20th annual CEO Summit took place this week in Redmond, Washington. Details on the conference are scarce, but attendees included over 130 technology and business leaders, including Warren Buffett and Netflix's Reed Hastings.

And Microsoft reached a landmark moment in their history, having hit the $1 trillion mark in total cumulative revenues and clearing $265.2 billion in lifetime profits.

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3. Miscellaneous


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have kicked off a joint inquiry into how mobile device manufacturers and cellular carriers handle security. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Samsung have all received a questionnaire on the topic and have 45 days to respond.

Spotify is taking their video streaming offerings to a new level with originally-produced content:

"Spotify will unveil plans for its first slate of original shows Monday, a year after adding clips from the BBC and Comedy Central. Episodes of every program, which range from a few minutes to 15 minutes, will be available to free and paid Spotify users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden."

WhatsApp has been busy on almost every front. The messaging giant just launched a desktop client for Windows and made some tweaks to the UI on their Windows smartphone app. They also added a new feature to their web client that allows users to share documents.

Opera continued to improve their browser of the same name, adding a new power saving mode to help laptop and tablet users extend their battery life.

And Western Digital put the finishing touches on their deal to acquire SanDisk for $16 billion.

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