It's been another wild week in the world of technology, from the strange anti-climax of Apple's new iPhones (twice as powerful but nothing especially new), to Business Insider CTO's Pax Dickinson's firing after a string of crass Twitter posts were discovered by ValleyWag. But as they say, history is what happens when everyone's looking the other way, so here's a list of all the must-read tech stories you might have missed while the rest of the world was contemplating a gold iPhone.

Michael Thomsen is's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, n+1, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.