While there are few things as awesome as the Internet, we all need time off from it occasionally. Here’s a handy guide to help you catch up with the tech news you missed, along with interesting reads from The Next Web and beyond.

This weekend was dominated by the sad news that Aaron Swartz, who co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification aged just 14 and was involved in the early days of Reddit and the Creative Commons movement, had been found dead, aged 26. It’s well worth reading the posts by his friends Cory Doctorow and Lawrence Lessig, which we’ve linked to below.

In the news

Good reads

Interesting stories from beyond The Next Web

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