The big hit with V3.co.uk readers this week came as no surprise. Apple is about to rock the tech world with what seems certain to be a tablet device called something along the lines of the iPad or iSlate. The company has whipped the media into a frenzy, and will reveal all at a special event on 27 January in San Francisco.
Google has been faring less well, however. The next most popular story concerned the somewhat lukewarm reception of the search giant's first smartphone, the Nexus One. But Google has been making the headlines in other areas too, following the alleged hack of its systems by the Chinese government, and the discovery that it was made possible by a zero-day flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Our review of Nokia's N900 smartphone also proved popular with readers, as did the news that Oink founder Alan Ellis was cleared of piracy charges by a UK jury.
As ever, our latest Top 10 rundown, this week about technologies for tyranny, was a big hit.
tablet slated for 27 January
Firm issues invites to see its 'latest creation'
One prices drop amid reports of slow sales
Analysts say just 20,000 handsets sold in first week
The N900 supports voice calls, but is more like a pocket-sized computer than a phone
CTO: Google hack was 'watershed' moment
'Targeted and co-ordinated nature of the attack' marks it out, says George Kurtz
admits IE flaw to blame for Google hack
McAfee notifies Redmond of vulnerability
joins Germany in call to dump IE
Microsoft under heavy pressure to fix zero-day flaw used in hacking attack on Google
jury clears Oink founder of piracy charges
Oink torrent manager roots his way to freedom
10 technologies for tyranny
Essential tools for up-and-coming despots
promises urgent fix for IE vulnerability
Company at work on emergency update
Malware used to exploit vulnerability in IE is made public
Geoengineering on the sea floor near glaciers would form a new ice shelf to prevent melting
Alterations in capillary blood flow can be caused by body position change
Curiosity rover is in 'normal mode' but not transmitting scientific data back to base
NatWest outage comes a day after Barclays' IT systems shut out customers and staff