The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

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The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:08 am

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Okay... spill the beans... which are the best websites and magazines around today for those of us who want to be well-informed about developments in the fields of science and technology?

Does anyone apart from me lament the loss of the "old-school" Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines?

Where do you go for your sci-tech fix these days and do you even bother with hardcopy?
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby hagfish » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:36 am

These days, I get most of my science-y news from Reddit. Drilling down, there's a sub-reddit for everything, but not all sub-reddits are created equal.
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby Malcolm » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:18 am

Reddit and even Twitter are very useful for this sort of thing. But only if you carefully curate your feeds/account. E.G on Twitter only follow good reputable sources @taviso or @briankrebs for infosec related stuff for instance. Similar for Reddit stay out of the cesspits that are /r/the_donald and related subreddits. Keep to the good ones such as /r/science, /r/infosec and even the geographic ones like /r/newzealand. Once again with an account you manage your subscriptions to keep the feed relevant. Finally Google Currents (Or is it Newstand now?) seems to be another option but I haven't had a huge amount of time to work with it.
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby phill » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:49 am

new scientist
sadly for the last 2-3 years it seems to be progressively merging with news of the world
enn is the other major ( environmental network news )
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby Weasel » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:01 pm

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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby phill » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:13 pm

hairdressers news of the world
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby smellywelshgit » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:24 pm

https://cosmosmagazine.com/

A good read. Very few ads (if any). Australian, but don't hold it against them. Print and Web.
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby GSVNoFixedAbode » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:30 pm

I have to admit I was an avid follower of that oldie but goodie, the Aardvark news aggregate. That must have taken quite a bit of daily effort!
These days it's ars technica and reddit.
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby Glenn » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:45 pm

The Register, Ars Technica, Science Daily, Sky and Telescope, Extreme Tech. Sometimes Slashdot and always Aarvark Daily!
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Re: The best sci/tech sites on the web (27 Nov 2017)

Postby hagfish » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:57 am

As far as PC hardware goes, I drop by PC Perspective most days. They cover all kinds of consumer PC componentry (mostly from a gaming perspective), and a smattering of enterprise tech. Worth adding to your list, if they aren't already on it.
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