This week’s recap of tech news is brought to you without commercial interruption and features appearances from those titans of the VentureBeat editorial staff, Devindra Hardawar and Sean Ludwig.

Our New York writers and editors rarely get the chance to come play at VentureBeat HQ in San Francisco, so we thought we’d make them feel special by forcing them to participate in our most humiliating ritual: the weekly video show.

Here are the stories we covered this week:

That’s all for now, folks. We wish you a lovely weekend, particularly to the celebrants of this week’s holy days in a couple major religions. For the rest of you, just don’t run with scissors and try to stay out of trouble.