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Ten Ways to Quench Your Tech News Thirst

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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The IT industry is undeniably fast-paced, what you know today is likely to be outdated tomorrow. That’s why we urge everyone to keep up to date with the wider world of technology through blogs, news sites and Twitter.

Reading about what other companies and individuals are doing can be educational in many ways. It can encourage you to keep your skills at the cutting-edge of technology, make you aware of new products and techniques and can inspire innovation.

There are a number of resources we use and would recommend to others. So, in no particular order, here are ten that will keep you in the know about all things IT:

1 – Tech Crunch is a web publication founded by Michael Arrington in 2005 offering technology news and analysis, as well as profiles of start-up companies, products, and websites.

2 – Engadget is a hardware-focused blog offering the news and reviews of the latest gadgets on the market.

3 – The Register is a British technology news and opinion website. It brings together Channel Register, Reg Hardware and various other sections to produce a constant stream of information.

4 – Hacker News is a social news website aimed at programming, science and general tech interest. The site’s voting system is great because of the bubbling up nature of good stories, especially if you have little time to read.

5 – Ars Technica has well written articles on tech/science news. The four categories – News, Guides, Features and Reviews cover current events, advice, longer informative editorials and opinionated assessment of hardware and software.

6 – Scott Hanselman (@shanselman) is a Program Manager at Microsoft and serial blogger/tweeter about .NET, Javascript and countless other areas.

7 – You’ve been Haacked delivers .NET articles and news from Phil Haack (@haacked) of GitHub.

8 – WekeRoad is a blog by Rob Conery (@robconery), who founded Tekpub.com and it contains great Javascript/.NET articles.

9 – DotNetKicks features .NET articles from various writers.

10 – Thargy.com is our very own Craig Dean’s blog which covers a wide range of topics reflecting his roles as a developer, Chief Executive of Web Applications UK and Oldham President for the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Of course, this list would not be complete without a hint of self-promotion…

@webappuk and @waukce provide you with the updates from inside Web Applications and our Centre of Excellence along with posts from a range of the above sources and more.

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