IF YOU WERE TOO BUSY preparing yourself for the new series of Robot Wars to get your fix of tech news last week, we've got you covered.
Kickass Torrents hit the headlines last week after receiving an ass-kicking from the FBI that saw the website downed and its alleged founder, Artem Vaulin, arrested. Just days later, IsoHunt launched a makeshift tribute to the torrents website. Unlike the original, the new version of the site has not yet been blocked by UK internet service providers.
BlackBerry was also in the news. No, this isn't 2002. The INQUIRER team was in New York last week for the BlackBerry Security Summit, during which the firm hacked a kettle, called out Android as trailing BlackBerry 10 when it comes to security and criticised Apple's stance on encryption.
We've rounded up the top 10 stories from last week below. µ
IsoHunt launches Kickass Torrents replacement to fill piracy gap
While the KAT's away ...
BlackBerry CEO 'disturbed' by Apple's hard line on encryption
Chen says 'other fruit company' has a bad attitude
Nokia to make smartphone comeback with duo of Android 7.0 Nougat handsets
Expect QHD screens, Snapdragon 820 and camera 'innovations'
US Army to reportedly ditch 'glitchy' Android in favour of iOS
iPhone 6S will become device of choice for Special Operations Command's Technical Assault Kit
Apple rumoured to be considering counter-offer for ARM
Speculation surfaces after £24.3bn SoftBank deal
Nvidia is mildly excited about its 11 teraflop Titan X GPU and is very calm
Only joking, the superlatives are flying
BT decides Brits don't need internet for a second day in a row
Enforced digital detox
France warns Microsoft to stop snooping on Windows 10 users
Our friends across the channel don't like their dirty laundry being aired
Firefox is latest browser to kill off Adobe Flash support
Slowly, surely, they drew their plans against it
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To replace them with younger models
Security firm warns that IoT devices are the next target
But don't go expecting any new MacBooks