Tablets are likely to be at the top of many people’s Christmas wish lists this year, and have taken both the consumer and corporate world by storm as a cheap and light replacement to the laptop. So it’s little surprise that our Google Nexus 10 review was most popular with readers last week, no doubt keen to find out how good the iPad rival really is.
For those of you still making up your minds about which tablet to buy, make sure to check back on V3 later this week, as we’ll be posting our full 10in tablets head to head review, to help you decide between the Nexus 10, new iPad and the Microsoft Surface.
For those interested in the Microsoft tablet, the firm has recently confirmed the Surface Pro will set you back a hefty $899 in the US – UK pricing has yet to be disclosed. The $899 price tag will get you a generous 64GB of storage, but you’ll need to shell out separately for the Surface's keyboard.
Also popular with readers last week was the revelation that Cambridge University is to study the threat to humanity from technology advances, to ensure the world isn’t really taken over by hordes of iRobots, along with a big boost for cloud computing as Nasa revealed the organisation has turned to the cloud for projects such as the Mars Curiosity rover mission.
Google Nexus 10 review
A fast, compelling Android alternative to the Apple iPad
Microsoft confirms $900 price tag for Windows Surface Pro
New tablets poised to challenge ultrabooks not iPads
RIM reveals physical keyboard on latest BlackBerry 10 developer device
Handset maker intensifies developer incentives as make-or-break launch date draws closer
Somerset police nab card skimming mastermind
Crook believed to have cloned more than 9,000 bank cards
Cambridge University to study threat to humanity from tech advances
Skype co-founder part of Centre for the Study of Existential Risk to explore risks technology advances might pose to humans
Kobo Glo review
The rather functional design of this e-reader is more than made up for by the device’s light, its ease of use and open approach to e-book formats
Amazon to shake data warehouse market with low-cost Redshift service
Also confirms drastic S3 price cuts
Critical infrastructure systems should never have moved online, warn security experts
Flame, Stuxnet and Gauss only the tip of iceberg
Scada bugs make security a turkey shoot for hackers
Researcher castigates industrial software after Thanksgiving bug hunt turns up 23 vulnerabilities
Nasa Jet Labs bets big on cloud computing
Mars Curiosity rover mission became the furthest reaching cloud success to date
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days