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Author Topic: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?  (Read 3383 times)

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We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« on: June 28, 2011, 08:23:54 AM »
As a spin-off of the betanews complaint thread, I have to ask...what sites does everyone visit for good, updated, and relevant tech news that is not just opinion pieces?

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 08:33:01 AM »
The Twilight Zone?

Not sure. But it's a good question... I read whatever pops up in my news feed, but it's not like it's good news. Jeez, they can't even write in proper English and it's often apparent that they simply don't understand some basic concepts given their misuse of technical words. And those are supposed to be 'news' articles.
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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 09:04:39 AM »
I just come here for my tech news. :Thmbsup: I let you smart folks filter out the boring stuff and post the really good stuff.


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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 09:25:06 AM »
Distrowatch for all things GNU/Linux.

HowtoForge for hands-on step-by-step guides and info on how to get the most out of FOSS applications and operating systems.

4sysops for those responsible for networks, or business and enterprise computing.

MIT's Technology Review for heavy-duty tech news for grownups. One of the few newsletters I accept in my mailbox. (the other is the OSNews Newsletter - IMO better than the actual website.)

The TED Talks More recreational or "food for thought" news. This is the place to go for tech that's either coming to us in the not too distant future - or tech that's destined to vanish and never be seen again. Lots of interesting "stuff" presented by some of the most interesting people on the planet. (Stay thirsty my friend! ;D )

Arstechnica - if you have to ask what this site's about, you don't need to know.  ;) ;D

There are others, but this will do for a start. Put them in your feedreader and grab a free copy of Canaware NetNotes and/or a free ReadItLater account to archive whatever piques your interest. You're just a short step away from being better informed about tech.

Then buy yourself an iPad, invest in a grunge wardrobe, get a weird haircut, stop shaving regularly, don some retro shades, cultivate a taste for double expressos - and you'll soon discover you can hold your own in any hipster venue.

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 01:21:48 PM by 40hz »

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 04:26:39 PM »
Wow, Ars covers a lot more stuff than I remember. I'll admit it's been ages since I've really spent much time there, but it appears to be a pretty solid replacement for Slashdot, with actual original content and higher quality to boot. Hmm!

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 06:34:08 PM »
@Renegade - please don't read beyond this point. You've been driven crazy enough by stupidity that I won't be responsible if you completely lose it because you start visiting this site.  ;)

Here's a picture of a cute puppy to look at instead! :)  :Thmbsup:

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« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 09:18:06 PM by 40hz »

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 08:00:29 PM »
Eep. I think I'll pass on TechDirt. ;)

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 11:12:09 PM »
I just come here for my tech news. :Thmbsup: I let you smart folks filter out the boring stuff and post the really good stuff.

That's a very astute observation. Thinking about it, I do the same with news I get from friends on Facebook or here. They're my #2 source of news.
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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 11:19:33 PM »
@Renegade - please don't read beyond this point. You've been driven crazy enough by stupidity that I won't be responsible if you completely lose it because you start visiting this site.  ;)

Here's a picture of a cute puppy to look at instead! :)  :Thmbsup:
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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 11:50:25 PM »
Several that 40hz mentioned, esp. ARStechnica, and I use a lot of writers' personal twitter accounts to follow the latest. There's also:

Linux News Here
It culls news from 14 different Linux news sites

TechSpot
Good news site, somewhat like Beta/FileForum, only I think better on the news side.

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 09:47:37 AM »
I follow a lot of tech bloggers on Friendfeed, which not only gets me what they write, but also what they read & share. Discussions there can be pretty interesting, too.

The only real problem with that approach if all you want is tech news, is that they share personal stuff too...and there is no shortage of the stupid, silly, and tons of memes. You follow a tech blogger and you get posts about their kids, what they are listening to on last.fm, movies they are watching, and everything under the sun along with the tech stuff they share from Google Reader, through the bookmarklet, and autoposted from their own blogs.

It's kind of like Facebook without the apps, but a much more open community centered around sharing content found on the web and created by members.

The site is a firehose of information that flies by in real time.

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Re: We need some good tech news sites - Where are they?
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