Stories ranging from ransomware to Moore's Law hit the headlines last week as the tech industry showed no signs of taking a summer break.
V3 readers were particularly interested in the news that Intel, Kaspersky and Europol have teamed up to launch an online portal to fight ransomware by offering keys to unlock encrypted files after an attack.
Elsewhere, there was worrying news of a critical bug in the Xen hypervisor that allows privilege escalation in a para-virtualised guest. This could have implications for a number of cloud platforms, including those of Amazon and IBM.
Finally, the Semiconductor Industry Association believes that the end is in sight for Moore's Law because, even if it is physically possible for chip makers to cram in a few more transistors, it probably won't be financially practical owing to the huge costs of manufacture.
Ransomware fightback begins as Intel, Kaspersky and Europol launch decryption key portal
No More Ransom portal aims to protect victims of extortion malware
Sony Xperia XA review
We test the latest in the Xperia product line
Banking trojan being distributed via 'legitimate' PayPal accounts
Users warned to be aware of latest threat
Major bug found in Xen hypervisor used by AWS, IBM and Rackspace clouds
Flaw could have major implications
Microsoft to block Cortana removal in Windows 10
Firm really wants you to use the personal assistant
BlackBerry DTEK50 hands-on review
Firm still persisting with devices, but is it worth the effort?
End of Moore's Law forecast for 2021
All good things come to an end
Air Force One boosts in-flight WiFi to create 'situation room in the sky'
Trump or Clinton will ride in style
Apple hires former BlackBerry developer Dan Dodge to boost car project
Car plans still in progress it seems
Ultra-high-end all-in-one PCs from HP feature either 24-inch or 27-inch displays
Roomba 'smart' vacuum cleaner company iRobot plans to sell maps of users' homes to Apple, Amazon and Google
'Smart' products spying on their owners and selling the data for profit? Who'd have thought it!
TNT Express still struggling with NotPetya malware - crucial documents remain locked up in borked systems as staff grapple with manual procedures
TNT depots over-flowing with parcels as the company struggles to recover from NotPetya - while Reckitt Benckiser reports 'ongoing' recovery
Full roll-out of Android O expected within weeks