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Looking for some light reading to kick off your weekend? We’ve got you covered with links to some of this week’s most interesting tech- and IT-related stories. So kick back, relax a little, and read!

Driverless cars? They are closer to becoming mainstream than you might think. After all, Google employees have already racked up hundreds of miles using driverless cars. Here’s a great overview of this exciting technology and Google’s role from The Motley Fool!

There are billions of internet addresses — so it’s no surprise it might take awhile to scan the entire internet. But according to this Washington Post blog post, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a tool that can do it in 44 minutes!

Speaking of the internet, when it comes to browsers, you might want to stay away from Internet Explorer — it’s the leader when it comes to errors. But the good news is that with each release IE is improving. Read this InfoWorld article to find out more.

Tablets are all the rage these days, even though some people argue that tablets aren’t good for creating content. This Computerworld article debunks that notion. Bottom line: tablets’ functionality is unparalleled.

One of the biggest rumors surrounding Apple’s soon-to-be-released iPhone 5S smartphone is that it will include fingerprint scanning. Well, it might not just be hearsay anymore. This Laptop.com blog post has the scoop, including photos!

Apps just keep getting cooler and cooler. Case in point: Need more than just good tunes to get you through your workouts? A BitGym app enables you to incorporate realistic trails and other interactive features! Read the complete Mashable story here.

Mark your calendars, gamers. Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 console will be released Nov. 15, and that by the end of 2013, there already will be 30+ games available for the PS4. Read this Yahoo! News article to learn more about Sony’s plans.

We’ve mentioned Google Glass before in our Tech News roundup, and how the technology could have a powerful impact on peoples’ lives. So we’ll end things with this awesome infographic about how Google Glass could impact education. What do you think?

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