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    What website(s) do you use to stay with it?

    For several years I had a subscription to PC Pro which I used to leaf through to help me feel I had my finger on the pulse. Never got round to renewing it at my current school though.

    Just now someone handed me a CD printed with Lightscribe, which I'd never heard of although it's been around for ages, and I decided I need to work at this. So are there any websites you glance at daily to see what's new in the IT world...?

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    this one

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    I take a peek at TheRegister.co.uk once or twice a day. It's pretty good but I too am looking for other sites which can keep me up to date. I had one of those moments when the Intel i processors come out and I had no idea what they were!

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    TheRegister mainly. But I also find a lot out via people I follow on Twitter and tech-specific blogs like CouchDB, GeeXboX, Mozilla Labs, Coding Horror etc - they sometimes link to other interesting things.

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    Slashdot, LWN, some planets of pet projects, CWN and (ironically) the BBC, for the popular view.

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    To be fair lightscribe has never exactly been a roaring success so I doubt you're the only one who hasnt heard of it!

    School has a subscription to PC Pro, plus The Reg and Edugeek. That pretty much covers it for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder View Post
    To be fair lightscribe has never exactly been a roaring success
    Oh OK, thanks...;-)

    The Register looks like a good start...

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    Digg.com is one of my favourites. Watching angry Americans rant about everything is fun.

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    The reg for devlopments, and bit-tech.net for the hardware side of things (more enthusiastic oriented) but it still helps...

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    I use the Register too, and also look at ZDNet UK | Business IT News, Reviews and White Papers for tech professionals

    I also look at the BBC on a regular basis to keep up to date with general knowledge.

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    Another shout for The Register here.
    The Inquirer is good for hardware stuff.
    Reddit/r/technology and Reddit/r/Science are also good ones.
    Edugeek (Obviously).

    I would say The BBC but their Technology stories are usually about a week behind everyone elses.

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    RSS feeds are your friend - you can check a bunch of sites for interesting stuff in 5 mins.

    Internet Storm Center at Sans.org
    Securiteam Blogs SecuriTeam Blogs
    Arstechnica.com
    ZDNet
    Bunch of technet blogs - Ask the directory service team, for example: Ask the Directory Services Team
    El Reg as discussed.
    Bit-tech's alright (recent iSCSI article made me cringe).
    Hackaday.com
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    digg.com i find loads of it news and lots of stuff that makes the day pass easier (although u always know that after 5 hours of running round manic, and a 2min sit down ya boss comes in when you are on XKCD lol)

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    The Reg, Slashdot and Arstechnica are all sites that I like to check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    digg.com i find loads of it news and lots of stuff that makes the day pass easier (although u always know that after 5 hours of running round manic, and a 2min sit down ya boss comes in when you are on XKCD lol)
    I used to be on Digg all of the time until I noticed that Reddit had the same links submitted but 3 days before Digg.

    Personally, Reddit > Digg every time.



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