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The Casio F-91W digital watch was first released in 1989, and it’s never gone away. You can still buy one for less than $20 and get a water resistant watch with up to 3 years of battery life. Want a little more out of this classic watch design? Just scoop out the insides and replace them with something more modern.

Earlier this year we looked at the Sensor Watch project, which uses the shell of the Casio F91W for a modern watch with a bunch of sensors. It’s up for pre-order through Crowd Supply. This week a developer going by the name Pegor revealed the work-in-progress F91 Kepler project that gives the classic watch some of the functionality of a modern smartwatch thanks to a new PCB, processor, and Bluetooth connectivity. The display’s even been updated.

F91 Kepler

In other tech news, Samsung may not launch a Samsung Galaxy S22 “Fan Edition” model this year due to chip shortages, shifting resources to the premium the high-end Galaxy S22 Ultra instead. Microsoft has rolled out a few new Windows 11 features to members of the Windows Insider Preview program. Apple will pay customers who experienced problems with the company’s much-maligned “butterfly keyboards” for MacBooks released between 2015 and 2019. And expect to see a lot more DALL·E-generated images on the web soon.

Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.

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