This year we've seen coal miners trapped for 68 days in Chile, Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement and the World Cup. But what were the biggest stories in tech this year?
We've trawled through the Computer Weekly archives to give you the most read news articles of 2010
IBM is considering cutting three-quarters of its 399,000 permanent staff in the next seven years and re-hiring them for projects as part of an HR strategy due to end in 2017.
Apple has released iPhone OS 3.1.3 and iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPod touch, the latest firmware for its popular smartphone and handheld computer, which fixes five security holes.
Microsoft's monthly security updates for February left Windows XP users unable to restart their computers, according to people on a Microsoft support forum.
HTC has spoken out against internet reports that claim HTC HD7 handsets (below) suffer from antenna "death grip" problems, similar to those experienced by Apple's iPhone 4 users.
Open source enthusiasts have claimed independence for the free office software Openoffice.org, from Oracle's Sun Microsystems after 10 years.
AVG has added security software for Apple's Mac operating system to its range of products for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix-based FreeBSD.
The internet faces three major crises which, if left unsolved, will lead to the net stalling as a communications medium and an engine for economic growth, according to internet founder and Google's internet evangelist Vint Cerf (below).
Communications minister Ed Vaizey aligned himself against two key figures in internet history, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Vint Cerf, by giving the tacit go-ahead for the development of a "two-tier" internet.
Microsoft has a hidden a "God Mode" in its latest Windows 7 operating system that can be enabled very easily, according to US reports.
Academics have raised serious questions about the security of the Chip and Pin payment system after demonstrating security flaws that allow criminals to make payments from a stolen card without the Pin.