With so many top-tier smartphones on the market it can be hard to know which truly justifies the usually hefty price tag.
So it wasn't a big surprise when our three-way contest to see whether the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 or HTC One M8 offered the best value for money proved popular with readers.
Microsoft also had a busy week, as it unveiled its first ever wearable product, the Band, aimed at fitness fans, while it also showed off new Windows 10 capabilities and updates for Azure to tackle big data and Internet of Things.
The issue of digital skills also hit the headlines last week when a panel of education and technology experts said parents must do more to encourage children to gain the IT and digital skills they'll need to pursue a career in technology.
iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5 vs One M8 head-to-head review
A threeway battle for smartphone supremacy
Nokia Lumia 830 review
A mid-rank device that could prove popular with buyers on a budget
Google chief slams European governments' poor technology investment
Europe not doing enough, claims Larry Page
Defence and military cyber attacks traced back to Russia
FireEye report finds more overseas actors targeting the West
Microsoft demos Windows 10 gesture controls and security tools at TechEd event
More insights into forthcoming operating system
Samsung says Microsoft broke promises with Nokia purchase
Deal changed nature of contract, claims South Korean firm
'Out of touch' parents blocking development of children's digital skills
Children need support at home and school to see IT as cool career
Microsoft beats Apple to wearable market with Band fitness tracker
Redmond hops on the wearables bandwagon
Microsoft extends Azure with big data and Internet of Things services
Azure Stream Analytics and Azure Data Factory unveiled
Millions of websites at risk from Drupal software flaw
Firm criticised for not giving firms enough time to update systems
Molybdenum ditelluride is a two-dimensional material that can be easily stacked into multiple layers to create a memory cell
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