While the hurly-burly of the Olympics dominated the majority of the world's media, one major story that did get the attention it deserved was that of Nasa confirming that its Curiosity rover machine had landed on Mars.
No mean feat, and the fact it was announced via Twitter (most likely from someone on planet Earth, mind) was all the more ground-breaking, so it's no surprise this was the most popular story of the past seven days among V3 readers.
Elsewhere, though, old concerns revealed themselves, as Google unveiled plans to let users search their Gmail inboxes via the firm's standard search toolbar, which led US correspondent Shaun Nichols to warn readers of the security concerns of such a move.
As always, our detailed reviews of all the top devices on the market proved useful for those considering their next purchase, with our Lumia 800 v 900 head to head review particularly well read, which is no doubt good news for Nokia as it hopes to drive sales of its flagship range.
NASA Curiosity Rover posts to Twitter from Mars surface
New Mars Rover gets the Twitter treatment during historic landing
Search update brings new privacy pitfalls for Google
Gmail integration leaves door open for ugly incidents, warns V3's US correspondent Shaun Nichols
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity review
Best high end Android tablet on the market, but with a premium price tag
Interpol takes file-sharing Demonoid torrent website offline
Ukrainian authorities work with international police to bring down popular BitTorrent site
Nokia Lumia 800 vs Lumia 900 head to head review
V3 takes a look at Nokia's two premier Windows Phone handsets
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to land in UK this August
Price for reworked tablet with S-Pen remains a mystery
Microsoft inks Android patent deal with Sharp
Agreement covers licences for key mobile media storage components
Cyber crooks' use of 'Police Virus' ransomware on the rise
Trojan threat also evolving, warns Panda Labs report
FinFisher government spyware spreading across the globe
Snooping tools for enforcers will soon be adapted by cyber crooks, warns Rapid7
Dell Latitude E6230 review
This 12.5in laptop is a good choice for those needing to work while out on the road
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Gravitational waves become extremely weak by the time they reach the Earth and require highly sensitive equipment for detection
The reactor topped out at 100 million° C
Cosmic event will not cause any disruption on Earth, say scientists