A visual summary of the news and products that made headlines in the world of technology this week. (Getty Images)
Electronic ballot boxes are used for the first time in Mexico for the midterm congressional elections. Some 77 million Mexicans are eligible to vote in the elections to choose who will occupy 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, six governorships and 568 mayoralties around the country. (Getty Images)
iCub robots, developed at the Bron research institute, have hearing and touch capabilities, with highly dexterous hands and fully articulated heads and eyes. They and are designed to be able to crawl on all fours and sit up. (Getty Images)
CEO of the Swedish gaming group Global Gaming Factory (GGF), Hans Pandeya, announces on June 30th that his group has agreed to buy The Pirate Bay, one of the world\'s most popular filesharing sites, for 5.6 million euros ($7.8 million). (Getty Images)
Customers use their laptop computers at a wireless cafe in Beijing. Several PC makers said they were voluntarily including China\'s controversial Internet filter software in new shipments even after China this week indefinitely delayed a plan requiring that all new computers come with the program. (Getty Images)
Malaysia\'s former PM Mahathir Mohammad laughs during a launch ceremony for Malaysia\'s new online newspaper \'MalaysiaMirror.com\' in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia\'s mainstream media are largely government-linked and the opposition relies on its own press to convey its message to the public. (Getty Images)
Arabic software firm Sakhr Software has bought San Francisco-based firm Dial Direction, bringing together technologies that can turn any BlackBerry, iPhone or Windows Mobile device into a voice and text translator.