Big things happened. You may have missed them. Get your head around the main bits with this 30 second wrapup.
End of an era for Apple
We wonder what would have been if Steve Jobs hadn't made his return to Apple and decided it would be a good idea for the computer company to make a phone. This week's outpouring of affection and analysis of Steve Jobs time at Apple marked the end of an era for one of the technology industry's greatest showmen. All this for a man who counts calligraphy class as one of his inspirations and once got fired from his own company.
Kubrick: ahead of his time
We were impressed with the 30-tonne pretend anti-gravitation centrifuge, but that's not the only engineering marvel from 2001: A Space Odyssey that's come to attention this week. Samsung says a shot of the film's astronauts using tablet computers shows that the idea was around long before Apple's iPad. Samsung is in court after Apple succeeded in having an injunction on sales of its new tablet, claiming similarities between the device and ideas in its own patents. If those were the forerunners to modern tablets, we'd love to know what apps Dave Bowman was running.
HP Touchpad frenzy
Did HP just give up? Or was this a sign that there's a sweet spot for a tablet that's much, much cheaper than the iPad? Either way, a $98 bargain on HP's Touchpad sounded like Christmas to a lot of people on Monday, who charged Harvey Norman. On the upside, the Touchpad is probably a perfectly decent email and eBook reader and Web browser. Just how good is "good enough" when it comes to tablets? If you picked one up, check out our Top 5 ways to speed it up.
There's one reason certain members of the PC & Tech Authority team are a little bleary eyed this week: Deus X: Human Revolution. Not to mention the strange dreams we've been having. It's not perfect, but as far as cyberpunk worlds to explore that suck you in hard, this hits the right note. So, what does it mean to be human?
Something, something dark side
It's on Blu-Ray, so you know those light sabers are going to glow like they've never glowed before, but we'd wager the real appeal in the uber Star Wars collection arriving on September 14 are the extra features. This includes plenty of mini documentaries and some extended scenes, including the Cantina scene before American accents were overdubbed. If the prequels put you off - there's room for venting below.