If you had to describe monkey-dancing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in a single word it wouldn't be "retiring" - but he is, in news that we suspect surprised him as much as it surprised the rest of us. Ballmer will step down within the next 12 months.
You can't use the new Nexus 7 on 4G yet - it's only shipping in 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi versions for the time being, although an LTE version is coming - but that's unlikely to stop it from selling squillions. As Phil Lavelle reports in his review, "this is one beautiful piece of equipment... Google has taken what made the original such a belter, corrected almost every niggle… if you're looking for a 7-inch tablet... there is no better alternative on the market right now."
Smartphones are blank canvases that we can transform into musical instruments or games consoles, business machines or cat video players. But who knew that they make pretty good satellites too? Read more
Last week saw Gamescom in Germany [writes Gary Cutlack], where both PS4 and Xbox One attempted to win favour with gamers ahead of launch. But what did the trench-dwelling hardcore internet warriors with avatars drawn on their helmets, make of the game giants' showings? Read more
A Fox News anchor claims that the A7 chipset inside the upcoming iPhone 5S will offer a 31% speed boost over the current iPhone 5. But given the A6 doubled the performance of the previous chipset, a 31% boost is not quite as big a step up. Read more
The advent of 4K Ultra HD has sparked plenty of debate of late, but the arrival of curved OLED TVs is likely to prompt even more consternation [writes Steve May]. Yep, for the first time since the advent of widescreen, TVs are changing shape. Marketeers are cockahoop, but buyers should be more circumspect. Read more
The higher resolution screen, EVF, hotshoe and choice of shutter types mean that the Nikon V1 is likely to attract the attention of the enthusiast. Image quality is good and noise is nicely controlled. The sensor is small enough to allow a small camera body, but large enough to enable control over depth of field.
As far as mid-range Android tablets go, this hits the nail on the head. It's pleasing to see Ice Cream Sandwich making it onto devices out of the box these days, and though the Tab 2 10.1 doesn't offer any great surprises, everything it does, it does well - and at a good price.
In many areas, this out-performs its heftily-priced rival to the extent that anyone thinking of purchasing a small tablet should seriously consider whether spending more than this is really necessary. Bravo to Archos and its great-looking, awesome value 8-inch Titanium tablet.
Just a few years ago, tablets were an unknown for many people, but nowadays you've got more choice than you can shake a mildly agitated badger at. Luckily we've made the choice easy for you with our list of the top 10 tablets available in the UK.
Microsoft has taken another £80 off the price of the 64GB Surface Pro. Giving it 4.5 stars out of 5 in our review, we said it was a "great machine" that combined the best of a hybrid PC and a tablet in a single device: lightweight, long lasting and with all the flexibility that Windows users expect.