Technology is one of the most interesting subjects to follow. As technology is constantly evolving, you get new and exciting stuff happening on a daily basis. It is fun and exciting to check on the latest headlines to see what is new, what is in, and what is out. You can get your daily dosage of technology news from various sources.
Established technology sites.
These are huge technology sites that are well recognized in the industry. Sites like CNET, Tomshardware, etc. offer fresh and interesting news on a daily basis. In fact, some sites are so popular that hardware manufacturers actually send them free hardware so that the editors can test them out and post reviews on their sites. That means, you, as the reader, get first hand information on the performance of the latest hardware.
News search engines.
News search engines are not dedicated to technology news, but you can use them to search for your favorite news. Simply type in the keywords (e.g. “latest CPU”), and the latest and most relevant news will be presented to you. You can even subscribe to the news based on those keywords.
Technology blog search.
Technology blog search engines like Technorati are very interesting. They do not work the same way as search engines. You have to wait for the search engines to crawl a site before you get updated content. For blog search engines, the blog actually sends a ping to the search engine, letting the crawler know that there is new content. It’s interesting to observe that blog search engines always tend to get the word out faster than traditional search engines. Perhaps that’s why they are gaining in popularity.
From the search engines, you can easily locate technology blogs. There are thousands and thousands of technology blogs on the Internet. So what is it that separates the quality blogs from the not-go-great technology blogs?
Usually, you can tell if a blog is a quality blog or not just be reading the first few posts. On the Internet, everything is about content. So killer content is what you are looking for. For technology blogs, killer content means more than just being grammatically correct. It also means more than just copy and paste specifications. Specifications of technological gadgets are important, but once the specifications have been publicly released, almost every blog can post such information. In other words, the information is not unique.
What you want is unique information – information that cannot easily be found elsewhere. For example, a technology blog can hand pick interesting technology gadgets and write exclusive reviews on these gadgets. You can read about the latest voice activated alarm clock, or the latest gaming laptop, 3G iPhone, etc. Since these gadgets appeal to the masses, you are assured of interesting content. Those are the blogs that are worth reading and following.
You may then choose to follow those news sources by subscribing to their RSS feeds. You can do this using an RSS reader. If you do not want to use a feed reader, you can simply bookmark the sites and visit them at a later date.