Canonical showed off its Ubuntu-powered phone at Mobile World Congress at the start of the month and V3 was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the new device. Readers are clearly keen on the device too, as our hands-on was the most popular story of the past seven days.
We were certainly impressed by what we saw, with great design, strong performance and an operating system that had enough interesting features and functions to suggest it can challenge, on paper at least, Apple and Android.
Things were less rosy in the security world. IBM research claimed that major flaws such as Heartbleed and Shellshock, when combined with developer apathy, let hackers make off with a staggering one billion records last year.
Thankfully the situation wasn't made worse when the OpenSSL Foundation revealed details on its latest flaw fixes. There had been concerns that another major bug would be on the list, but the two high priority fixes were not too severe.
Finally, George Osborne delivered his last budget before the General Election on Wednesday and found time, and money, for the Internet of Things, promising to stump up £40m to help with research and development.
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu hands-on review
Can Canonical-backed smartphone upset the Apple cart?
Heartbleed, Shellshock and developer apathy let hackers steal a billion records in 2014
IBM report reveals extent of security threats in 2014
OpenSSL receives 14 fixes but fears of the next 'Heartbleed' unfounded
Two high priority fixes but nothing to get the heart racing
Government reveals data centre business to save £105m in public-sector IT spend
Deal should help public sector embrace cloud services in secure manner
IoT and smart machines are incoming tech tsunami, says Ocado CTO
Firm already looking to benefit from connected machines
Budget 2015: Government unveils 100Mbps 'ultrafast' broadband plan and £40m IoT push
George Osborne includes tech funding in speech
Metro Bank uses cloud to go 'paper free' and ditches desk phones for Lync
Five years since launch and technology is key to high-street bank
Microsoft releases developer preview of Office 2016
Redmond shows off the future at Convergence conference
Polycom unveils first Skype for Business product with Roundtable range
Firm gets behind Microsoft's new conferencing brand
Operation Woolen Goldfish hackers spear phishing European firms
Trend Micro uncovers another colourful but dangerous cyber campaign
Only 35 per cent of IT decision makers regularly review their data formats
One-third of CIOs admit that their organisation has fallen victim to a security breach in the last two years
CIOs warn that companies are losing battle against cyber crime
Government hasn't revealed number of SMBs that have signed up to G-Cloud 9
More fingers of blame pointed at gangs linked to North Korean government