New innovations on the horizon in the tech sector are always exciting and generate lots of interest, so it was no surprise our report on work at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) into quantum cooling was the most popular story of last week.
The work could lead to major new innovations in GPS and timing technologies, helping improve accuracy massively. Of course such innovations don’t change the world overnight, but could well creep into our daily lives in the years ahead.
Elsewhere, in the more murky side of the tech industry, revelations that the NSA tampers with hardware kit from vendors such as Cisco to help it monitor key targets came to light, with Cisco outraged by the revelations.
Security was also top of the agenda at Microsoft’s TechEd event in Houston, attended by V3. We heard how Windows Phone 8.1 is gunning for Android and iOS with key business features, while encryption for Office 365 is on the way.
Finally, the European Court of Justice handed down a controversial ruling that Google must remove information when requested by individuals exercising their so-called "right to be forgotten".
Needless to say many have questioned the wisdom of this, arguing the ruling could help people hide more unsavoury parts of their past that others may have a right to know about. This will undoubtedly run and run.
MoD warms to cool atoms for navigation, timing and sensitivity tech leap
Advanced tech could improve GPS accuracy
NSA seen tampering with Cisco kit to add surveillance tools
Snowden revelations continue to shake tech sector
TechEd: Tor cannot stop PRISM snoops and cyber crooks
MVP says secret network will not keep you safe
TechEd: Microsoft bets on Windows Phone 8.1 security to beat iOS and Android
Tough battle to catch market leaders, though
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 video review
We see how firm's latest hardware offering matches up
Google already receiving take down requests after 'right to be forgotten' ruling
Outrage at can-of-worms ruling
Toshiba Kira review
We put another Windows 8.1 laptop through its paces
TechEd: Microsoft plans Office 365 encryption and iOS and Android device management tools
Redmond hopes to make life easier for IT staff
Barclays plans to shed up to 5,600 IT jobs as part of sweeping cuts
Bank admits IT staff in the firing line
Microsoft insists no more Windows XP security upgrades amid Patch Tuesday fixes
Firm adamant no more fixes for ancient operating system
Australian government to require technology and communications companies to provide access to messages
New bill avoids demanding 'backdoors' in encryption, but includes measures to compel companies to provide access to encrypted communications
Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa (with the aid of a lot of liquid nitrogen) achieves record overclock on AMD's latest Threadripper
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