Infamous hacking group LulzSec once again made it to pole position in our most read stories this week, but hardware stories were also popular, with tablet and smartphone news doing particularly well.
On Tuesday, a document claiming to come from LulzSec was posted to Pastebin saying the group had obtained the entire 2011 UK Census records. Although subsequently proven to be a hoax, the story caught the interest of V3.co.uk readers keen no doubt to discover if their details had been compromised.
Security news also appeared this week in the form of Google’s Chrome extension designed to help developers spot insecure code, and news of an IE8 flaw being exploited in the wild.
Meanwhile, on the hardware side our comparison review of HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Tab and our straight HTC Flyer review proved popular.
V3.co.uk readers were also keen to find out news of the new U36 ultra-thin notebook from Asus, Samsung’s ongoing patent battle with Apple and Adobe’s Flash Builder upgrade, which will support iOS devices and the BlackBerry PlayBook.
Finally, our hands-on review of Firefox 5 showed that Mozilla fans were eager to see what new features the latest browser sports.
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Google extends Chrome to spot insecure code
DOM Snitch helps developers and testers to spot problems in client-side code
Adobe adds iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook support to Flash Builder tool
Developers can now create apps from single platform
Firefox 5 hands-on review
Mozilla's latest browser offers little new in the look-and-feel department
Asus undercuts Apple and Samsung with U36 ultra-thin laptop
Latest notebook is much lighter on the wallet than its main rivals
Microsoft IE8 flaw exploited in the wild
Recently patched vulnerability causes headaches
Apple and Samsung executives in talks over patent dispute
Two firms may still be a long way from a settlement
HTC Flyer review
HTC's Flyer is a good tablet, but aside from the pen functionality it has little to offer over Samsung's older Galaxy Tab
Samsung denied access to iPhone 5 and iPad 3 prototypes
Patent dispute between the smartphone giants rumbles on
Ssupermassive black hole is so big it corresponds to four per cent of the galaxy's total mass
Imminent attack will target a single bank with cloned cards used to fraudulently withdraw millions over one weekend
Using photocatalysts to convert carbon dioxide into usable energy such as methane or ethane
Trained on curated data from Moorfields Eye Hospital, the neural network also shows clinicians how it reached its judgement