A round-up of the top stories to pique my interest over the last seven days:

Last week saw Black Friday activity result in many retail websites failing under pressure from sustained increases in traffic. Interestingly, for the first time ever, Apple included the iPhone in the sale.

Image credit: Oxford University Images/Nasir Hamid
Image credit: Oxford University Images/Nasir Hamid

Macy's new iPhone app allows consumers to search through products using existing photos on their iPhone. The system applies image recognition technology to identify similar items.

Members of the European Parliament urge member states to stick with existing strict net neutrality rules.

Commons Science and Technology Select Committee report instructs social media firms to simplify terms and conditions following accusations of inaccessible language.

Interesting survey finds four in 10 shoppers see themselves using wearable tech to shop in the future.

Oxford University (pictured) claims it will be home to the largest quantum computer ever made within five years.