January is now but a dim and distant memory but the last week of the first month of the year had plenty of news of interest to V3 readers.
Top of the list was our round-up of the top 10 laptops for the year ahead, including machines from Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo and Apple, no doubt as many readers will consider upgrading to the latest and greatest models at some point this year.
Speaking of laptops, the Windows 10 operating system had another minor update, mainly fixing background problems, although it does appear to pave the way for the more substantial 'Redstone' release expected later this year.
There was plenty to concern IT managers in the security space, such as news of a huge rise in the size of DDoS attacks. One of over 500Gbps was recorded, a somewhat unwanted world record.
Finally, Google made a notable announcement with the news that it had successfully taught an AI machine to play Go, and beat a grandmaster.
The announcement came just a few hours after rival Facebook boasted that it was "coming close" to getting its AI to be a Go champion. Checkmate, Google.
Top 10 laptops for 2016: Microsoft Surface Book, Dell Latitude 13 7370 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
V3 considers the top laptops coming this year
Microsoft delivers bug fixes in Windows 10 preview Build 14251 as it looks to Redstone release
Minor release paves way for bigger update later this year
Rogue Google browser extension found spying on users
iCalc app is not what it seems
BBC ditches Vodafone and picks BT for £100m broadcast network deal
Seven-year contract will allow Ultra HD and 360-degree broadcast innovations
DDoS world record broken with 500Gbps attack in 2015
Arbor Networks uncovers evidence of rising attack threats
Oracle signals the end of Java applet support for browsers
Move comes as industry embraces HTML5
Government announces £250,000 fund to help UK cyber security startups blossom
More efforts to boost UK tech economy
Lenovo blunder means '12345678' used as password for default file sharing app
Head in hands time for such a basic error
Google AI crushes Go grandmaster and beats Facebook as well
Another step in the road to AI dominance
Apple issues recall for faulty iPad, iPhone and Mac AC power adapters sold over 12 years
Apple follows Microsoft with charger recall
A new RSA report urges coders to sign a 'Hippocratic Oath' before embarking on AI programmes.
IT security vendor believes APT33 is working for the Iranian government
Darktrace pushes machine learning to take some of the pressure off of IT and security teams
Google also gets its hands on HTC's IP in a non-exclusive deal