It can be hard to keep up to date with technology. Every day, I skim through 250-500 blog articles. I don’t have time to read everything, but I read all the headlines and open up anything that looks interesting. It can be a lot of work, particularly during news heavy times such as during trade shows, but it’s the only way to keep up. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite sources for news:
The best source for gaming news on the web or in print, Kotaku has comprehensive and constant coverage of all news video game related. They have true journalistic integrity, which is a rarity on the internet, but still manage to keep a sense of humor. They also have some amazing editorials and opinion pieces and often discuss video games as an emerging art form. If you are a hard core gamer like me, you will love Kotaku.
My favorite straight technology blog, Gizmodo is where I keep track of the day to day goings on of tech in general. Recently in the news because of their controversial purchase of a misplaced iPhone 4 prototype, Gizmodo has often hed their ethics called into question. Still, for a broad view of all things tech related, they are my go to source.
The main competitor for Gizmodo, Engadget focuses a bit more on new product announcements in both the consumer and manufacturer markets, as well as general gadgetry related news. They’ll post about the features in new chips from Intel, updated models for consumer electronics, and new products being introduced by existing brands or new companies. I generally scan through the headlines of Engadget to keep an eye out for new computers and computer equipment I may need in the near future.
Offering news straight from Hollywood, /Film has rapidly become one of the most respected motion picture & television industry blogs. /Film offers fast & accurate reports on casting, production, and other film news, as well as quality reviews & editorials. They also have a great podcast where they interview producers, directors, & other film makers about their recent projects. /Film will keep you up to date with the latest developments in Hollywood.
That’s all for now. These are all very well known blogs, so perhaps for my next post I will highlight a few of the smaller blogs that I read through.