We may have had three days off this weekend, but the news doesn't sleep. Here's what's been going on while you've been barbecue-ing your steaks--and we Brits have been sheltering under umbrellas turned inside-out by the biting north wind.
1. Sales of Apple's iPad have reached 2 million . That's a billion bucks , folks. Steve Jobs, who's rumored to be working on the iDeathStar , must be celebrating. Other firms playing catch-up in the tablet market include MSI , Asus , and LG .
3. China is rushing up the supercomputing rankings. Having brushed aside Japan and Europe, The Dawning Nebulae, at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzen, is less than half a petaflop  behind Tennessee's Cray Jaguar supercomputer.
4. Pakistan has, as we thought, lifted its ban on Facebook , although any pages deemed blasphemous will be a no-go area to its net users. Sunday, however, saw Bangladesh giving Zuck the bird  for its publishing of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad.