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Tech News: The Easiest Ways Not to Get Hacked, and More!


Are you ready for a lot of randomness? Here, to kick off your weekend, is this week’s roundup of tech-related news articles! From warding off hackers to using smartphones on the tennis court, we’ve got something for everyone.

Seems like you can’t even go several minutes without reading about this and that being hacked (AP Twitter feed, Carly Rae Jepsen’s PC, etc). Because you can never be too safe, here’s an article from The Atlantic Wire that shares some simple steps to prevent hackers from making your life miserable.

3D printers are making a lot of waves in the news lately. And for good reason, they could soon revolutionize how we do things as a society. Here’s a Yahoo News story on how these printers could have big time implications for the U.S. Navy. Pretty neat stuff, huh?

We all remember our first PC. That large, but lovable machine. So that’s why it’s kind of sad to see how quickly PCs are going by the wayside. According to this InformationWeek article,  it’s getting worse. But wait just a second . . .

From Dice is an article that suggests this year could be AMD’s year to shine, thus providing a boost to PC sales. Read about it here. Are you a fan of AMD technology?

And the latest from the WIndows 8  fiasco: From Yahoo News (via the Associated Press) is this very detailed scoop on the planned changes by Microsoft to make its latest operating system more user-friendly.

Got a Galaxy S4 smartphone? From BGR, here’s how to fix a problem that many Galaxy S4 owners find frustrating. Hope this helps a few of you out there.

Looking for an internship this summer? This article from Dice highlights the benefits of internships, especially for college students, and also provides a list of some of top companies to intern at. Read it here!

And last but not least . . . Who needs instant replay when you have an iPhone? Read here at CNET about how a profesional tennis player used his smartphone during a French Open match to dispute a call. Unfortunately, his creativity was not rewarded; the line judge stood behind the original call.


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