Top Ten Technology Websites

Top Ten Technology Websites

We’re constantly on the hunt for tech news and trends all over the web, but there are a few websites we find ourselves clicking again and again. Below is a list of ten of our favorites for all things tech and IT: news, blogs, forums, multimedia, trends, IT jobs, how-to, research, and the like. Computerworld Explained: IT news, features, blogs, tech reviews, career advice Today’s headline: "Xerox PARC: 40 years of innovations" Why we love it: easy-to-find top stories; homepage Twitter feed; IT jobs section; great blogs with focused topics (security, virtualization, cloud computing, storage, coding) Venture Beat Explained: VentureBeat's mission is to provide news about innovation for forward-thinking executives Today’s headline: "The next front in the smartphone war" Why we love it: Highly focused sections on mobile technology, green technology, gaming devices, venture capital news and funding, startup news, social network news, and media news. Wired News Explained: Your essential daily guide to what's next, delivering the most original and complete take you'll find anywhere on innovation's impact on technology, science, business and culture. Today’s headline: "Swedish Pirate Party Runs Aground in Election'" Why we love it: The site features odd-ball stories and has a sense of humor – but still covers the big stories. It’s stuff you actually want to read, and one of the few sites where we find ourselves clicking almost every link. New York Times Technology Explained: Features and columnists from the newspaper are supplemented with breaking news from CNet, Reuters and AP Today’s headline: "Japanese Playing a New Video Game: Catch-Up" Why we love it: Collective stories from around the web, great bloggers (Pogue), plus the solid reporting of The New York Times. InformationWeek Explained: InformationWeek is the leading news and information source for information technology professionals and business managers with technology management Today’s headline: "IBM In Deal To Acquire Netezza For $1.7 Billion" Why we love it: Completely IT focused, with sections on software, security, hardware and mobility. Also breaks it down by industry (government, healthcare, financial, small and mid-size businesses). Global CIO section for the big-wigs out there. CIO Explained: CIO.com delivers the latest breaking news, news analysis, how-to, blogs, multimedia and research for IT professionals Today’s headline: "The End of Traditional IT Outsourcing: How It Impacts Customers" Why we love it: What’s not to love? Tons of news, easy to navigate, and it has everything, from news and blogs to IT jobs and how-to posts. Ars Technica Explained: Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis Today’s headline: "4chan tries to change life "OUTSIDE the basement" via DDoS attacks" Why we love it: The stories we can’t find anywhere else; ability to sort by topic (Apple, gaming, Microsoft, business IT, open source); solid reviews section; useful tech guides Techmeme Explained: The web's technology news site of record, Techmeme spotlights the hottest tech stories from all around the web on a single page Today’s headline: "A more secure cloud for millions of Google Apps users" Why we love it: It’s not pretty, but it’s one stop shopping - an aggregate of all the tech news from around the web. Gizmodo Explained: Too much to explain. Just go here. Today’s headline: "Brando's iPad-To-Netbook Bluetooth Case Available for Pre-Order for $70" Why we love it: An overwhelming amount of topics, from architecture to virtualization. Topics also include Retro, Weird and Wonderful Things, Robots, Lego, and everything else your inner-child wants to read. Engadget Explained: Obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics. Today’s headline: "Apple Fall 2010" Why we love it: The headlines have us hooked: Apple Fall 2010, Back to school guide 2010, Windows Phone 7 in-depth, TiVo Premiere vs Windows 7 Media Center, BlackBerry Torch review. If that’s not enough to make you want to go, we don’t know what is. So do you agree? What did we miss?

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