News of retailers' efforts to shift existing stock of HP TouchPads dominated our top 10 most popular stories this week, while the 10th anniversary of Windows XP was also of interest.
After HP's shock move to ditch the webOS operating system and its TouchPad devices last week, retailers including Currys, PC World and Dixons were keen to get rid of their backlogs at hugely marked down prices, while V3 readers were eager to find out where to get the best deals via our breaking news coverage.
Also popular this week was news that Apple could be preparing a cut-price iPhone to tap emerging markets, Nokia's plans to launch Symbian Belle smartphones, and the release of the latest Firefox 7 beta.
Not to be outdone, Microsoft got into the top 10 thanks to the 10th anniversary of its venerable Windows XP operating system, and V3 readers were keen to re-read the original review published by sister title IT Week, as well as news of the hugely popular OS hitting double figures.
Finally, there was bad news for the Chinese authorities this week, after state-sponsored hackers were caught on film launching an attack against religious movement Falun Gong via a US IP address.
UK HP TouchPad tablet prices slashed as retailers look to shift stock
US consumers pick up tablets for under $100 but UK prices remain above £300
Currys, PC World and Dixons to sell HP TouchPad for £89 in rush to ditch stock
Fire sale reaches the UK after Best Buy stores in the US sell out
Chinese government caught on film hacking the West
Remarkable TV footage shows cyber attack on US university IP address
UK web shoppers left fuming as discounted TouchPads sell out
Dixons, Currys and PC World fail to cope with extreme web load
Windows XP @ 10: Original review of the popular Microsoft operating system
As Windows XP hits the 10-year milestone, see what the experts originally made of the OS when it was shiny and new
Firefox 7 beta available to download for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android
Latest version uses up to 50 per cent less memory than its predecessors
Apple rumoured to be preparing low-price iPhone 4
Cheaper model will challenge Android in emerging markets, say analysts
IBM's Irving Wladawsky-Berger sings praises of Linux
Celebrated engineer sees open source operating system driving cloud and connected device use
Microsoft Windows XP celebrates 10th anniversary
Operating system still holding strong after a decade in the market
Nokia tipped to launch Symbian Belle update or new smartphone
Manufacturer could refresh platform twice in a week
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