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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on November 20, 2005, 22:32:
Where do you get your techie news?

My usual haunts include... MacSurfer, Digg, /., Google news, MacMinute, MacObserver, MacMerc, and of course links from here. [Big Grin]
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on November 20, 2005, 22:41:
I've moved to RSS these days, and am mostly loving Google Reader:

I subscribe (RSS, not dosh) to /., a variety of Google feeds (i.e. news about their cool toys), the ISC diary, Fergie's Tech Blog, F-Secure Weblog, Kapersky's blog, a M$ security blog, a slew of webcomic feeds, and some other stuff that I forget now. I'll probably export my feed list in OPML tomorrow. I read GC's RSS in Sage ( I also use Sage for Macintouch ( - these two feeds update way too often for me to put them in an aggregator like Google Reader - I'd be buried very quickly.
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on November 20, 2005, 23:15:
I mainly go to Mac sites, MacCentral, MacNN, MacMinute, & I visit Wired's RSS page. I think I've only visited slashdot 2 or 3 times.
Posted by ora (Member # 2769) on November 21, 2005, 02:10:
El Reg!!!
The Register
Posted by jordanv (Member # 3189) on November 21, 2005, 02:36:
I read BSA press releases
Posted by maximile (Member # 3446) on November 21, 2005, 04:38: (plus Diggnation), /. RSS and the usual Mac ones;, macslash,
Posted by RScottV (Member # 3540) on November 21, 2005, 04:45:
I like CNet News and Wired, both of which were conveniently placed in the RSS news feed folder of Safari 2. I just learned about Digg from a recent Wired news story and I like it a lot because POWER TO THE PEOPLE MAN!

To feed my way-too-obsessive mac addiction, I have a bookmark folder that opens MacObserver, Apple Insider, Think Secret, Mac Central, Macfixit, Macupdate, and Spymac. That way I can tab through all of them quickly.

I also get the table of contents from a selection of journals e-mailed to me.
Posted by jordanv (Member # 3189) on November 21, 2005, 05:13:
What is this obsession with Digg?

Digg is incredibly awful
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on November 21, 2005, 06:47:
Originally posted by jordanv:
What is this obsession with Digg?

Digg is incredibly awful

Agreed. It has some incredible stuff, but it's filling up quickly with way too much stuff to digest.

I'd also feel really lame about the Slashdot window cling I have on my car if I didn't favor it. [Wink]

But seriously - I read /. - for the comments. [Big Grin]
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on November 21, 2005, 07:23:
Oh yeah...not that anyone cares, but here are the previously mentioned feeds (in no particular order):

Inside Google Sitemaps

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog!

Updates from

The Official Google Reader Blog - Analyst's Diary

trimMail's Email Battles

CircleID: Organizations

Asa Dotzler - Firefox and more


The Joy of Tech

Megatokyo News


Fergie's Tech Blog

Planet Mozilla

F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog

SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green



The Official Firefox Win32 builds ....

Official Google Blog

tips : vim online

Spread Firefox - Igniting the web
Posted by DigitalBill (Member # 646) on November 21, 2005, 10:21:
First, shameless plug: - I do a daily 10 minute tech news show now, called the Update Wizard. Podcast for your convenience through your podcatching client of choice...

Where do I get the news for the show? Mostly from the sea of RSS feeds I surf... but I usually pull top stories from CNet and Yahoo tech news feeds,,,,, (Ziff-Davis), and fill in with and

Sometimes SlashDot, but rarely Digg.

...surfing the sea of rss...
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on November 21, 2005, 11:16:
I use RSS for almost all my news. The only exception is the ABC News bite on the radio when I've driving to/from work.

For regular news I read BBC (for a hopefully non-US view), The NY Times (for the sometimes ultra-liberal view) and CNN (although it ticks me off they don't bother to put story summaries in most of their feeds). I probably should add Fox or similar for a conservative viewpoint.

For Mac news I skim Mac Central. I have little patience for wild speculation, so I stay away from the rumor sites.

For electronics I read Engadget, mostly because their story style amuses me.
Posted by N9IWP (Member # 1229) on November 22, 2005, 06:01:
I like Ars Technica myself. Tech stuff with some sciency goodness included.

Posted by Cameron_Talley (Member # 4592) on November 26, 2005, 09:17:
I stick to /. for general tech news, ilounge for iPod news, and Macrumors and Macnn for Mac news.
Posted by cheryl (Member # 4566) on November 30, 2005, 01:09:
the register is my place of worship for all computer news, those BOFH scripts really rock (I have both the books). [devil wand]
Posted by serishema (Member # 4481) on November 30, 2005, 04:49: is one of my check every morning sites. Has a (usually) intereresting opinion peice and links to the most interesting stories on the major tech/IT news sites for Aus/NZ and occasionally science stuff if it's something cool.
Posted by GameMaster (Member # 1173) on November 30, 2005, 09:21:
I read the ones that I post on my RSS feeds page:

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