It's boom times for technology. The last few years have seen a steady influx of gold rushers, evangelists, and doomsayers to a field that was not so long ago the obscure hobby of hobbyists soldering transistors onto wooden planks in the basement. Today everyone has become an armchair technologist of some kind, writing a few lines of code for an app in between day jobs, or else chasing down angel investors with some new idea for how to make money on the Internet, all in the hopes of finding their own vein of gold. The times are weird, and weird times make for a flood of good stories, which can sometimes be hard to keep up with. To help cut through the often overwhelming clutter, we've collected some of the most interesting tech stories of the week to help catch you up on all the news. Here are our picks for the most noteworthy moments of techno-hustle.