This week, Virgin Media revealed its new Tivo interface, news slipped out that the January Windows Phone 7 update is going to be a big one, and pricing for the BlackBerry PlayBook looks to be set to start at £250.

Speaking of the Virgin Media Tivo box, we got hands on with the device, and we also tested the 3D capabilities of Gran Turismo 5.

And if you're looking to buy a gift for a PS3 owner, then check out our best gifts for PS3 owners buying guide.

Read on for this week's most popular stories on TechRadar…

Top five news stories

First pictures: Virgin Media's new TiVo user interface

The first screen shots of Virgin Media's brand new 'powered by TiVo' interface have surfaced, with the long-awaited overhaul to the cable giant's UI bringing massive changes.

The decision to partner up with US PVR maker TiVo was huge news for customers of Virgin Media, with its current user interface showing its age.

The revamp is based heavily on the latest TiVo interface, boosted hugely by a more graphical look and built around finding content from any source more readily.

First look at Virgin Media powered by TiVo

Virgin Media's new set top box and the brand new TiVo-powered user interface have been officially unveiled, and TechRadar has all the pictures.

January's Windows Phone 7 update to be 'massive'

Microsoft's first update to Windows Phone 7 looks likely to be 'massive', with a number of new features omitted from the launch devices.

This means copy and paste, multitasking support, turn-by-turn directions in Bing Maps and even custom ringtones.

Pirate Bay founders lose court battle

The co-founders of Pirate Bay have lost their appeal to have sentences against them quashed.

Fredrik Nej, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundstrom found out this week that they are still to be charged for running a site that advocates illegal file-sharing.

BlackBerry PlayBook pricing revealed

Pricing for the forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook looks like it has been revealed - and it could be cheaper than the iPad.

Mobility Insider, which was one of the first sites to get a hands on with BlackBerry's new tablet sidekick, is claiming that the prices for the new device will range from $399 (£250) to $599 (£380), depending on storage size.

Top five in-depth articles

iPhone 5 rumours: what you need to know

iPhone 5 (or the iPhone 5G, as some are calling it) rumours are flying thick and fast already.

Will there be a rush release to erase memories of the iPhone 4's antenna problems?

Will the 5th generation iPhone deliver ultra-fast mobile internet? Will it ever end up on Verizon in the US?

Top 12 gifts for PS3 owners

Nothing pleases gamers more than being given something to help them get more from their plastic pride and joy.

To help out with what to pick, we've rounded up 12 of the best PS3 gifts that are guarantee to be warmly received.

3D console gaming test: Gran Turismo 5 3D

A couple of weeks ago we checked out Call Of Duty: Black Ops in 3D, to see how the biggest game of all time furthered the nascent cause of domestic 3D playback. And we came away feeling less than impressed.

On paper, though, new PS3 racing blockbuster Gran Turismo 5 has a much better chance of delivering the 3D goods. For instance, unlike Black Ops, GT5 has been developed right from the start for just one console, meaning it has a greater chance of eking out every last drop of performance potential from its native PS3 home.

Hands on: Virgin Media TiVo box review

TechRadar has had some time with the hottest new set-top box in the UK, with the Virgin Media TV powered by Tivo just weeks away from launch.

10 mistakes every programmer makes

When you start programming, you get disillusioned quickly. No longer is the computer the allinfallible perfect machine – "do as I mean, not as I say" becomes a frequent cry.

At night, when the blasted hobgoblins finally go to bed, you lie there and ruminate on the errors you made that day, and they're worse than any horror movie.

Top five reviews

Kinect for Xbox 360 review

Microsoft's motion controller may disappoint the hardcore, but it's perfect for casual gamers and it's certainly one impressive bit of kit.

Advent Vega review

This Android 2.2 tablet is a decent effort at a very attractive price. But anyone looking for a fully fledged Android tablet should look elsewhere or risk disappointment.

Motorola Defy review

Sporting Moto's love-it-or-hate-it MotoBlur social networking system as seen first on the Dext, the Defy adds an extra we've not seen with Android before: ruggedness.

Cisco Flip MinoHD review

The MinoHD is a decent little camcorder, but it comes at a price. It's too expensive in our book, and just isn't worth the extra cash over its big sister.

Samsung UE40C8000 review

This elegant edge LED-lit UE40C8000 is Samsung's skinniest TV ever. But its 24mm profile is just one of its many attributes, with 3D capability, DLNA networking, USB recording and internet TV among the auxiliary features that complement those jaw-dropping looks.

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Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PE review

Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 review

Packard Bell Dot S review

Advent Eclipse E300 review

HP ProBook 4525s review

Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 review

PC Nextday ZooStorm 3389-9209/B review

Sony VAIO VPCEE3E0E/WI review

Disgo Tablet 6000 review

Acer Aspire 5745DG-374G32Mnks review

Dell Inspiron M301z review

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