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Our 8 Favorite Tech Blogs

Our 8 Favorite Tech Blogs

There are so many amazing sites on the web. New ones popping up all the time. We run a tech blog, so our main reading content is obviously going to be about technology. There are so many great choices to consider.  It was hard to narrow down the list but here are my favorite tech websites. Look at our list then share your own in the comments below.



Mashable is a leading source for news, information & resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s 34 million monthly unique visitors and 14 million social media followers have become one of the most engaged digital networks in the world.



TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month. The TechCrunch community includes more than 2 million friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media.

TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog


Established December 5, 2004, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) is a resource for all things Apple and beyond. TUAW publishes news stories, credible rumors and how-to’s covering a variety of topics daily. As a trusted tech blog, TUAW provides opinion and analysis on the news in addition to the facts.

TUAW is a trusted source for news, information and analysis about Apple and its products. Our readership is made up of new users, intermediate and business users and advanced users. In addition, we cover topics relevant to niches like developers, designers and others.

The Verge


The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media, and covers the intersection of technology, science, art, and culture. Its mission is to offer in-depth reporting and long-form feature stories, breaking news coverage, product information, and community content in a unified and cohesive manner.



Gigaom began as a blog by one writer in 2006, Om Malik, and has grown into one of the most credible and insightful voices at the intersection of business and technology. Gigaom is a new type of media company with a business model that leverages technology, transparency, and access to information. The company’s growth has been propelled by great writers, journalistic integrity, industry depth and audience engagement.

The Cult of Mac


Cult of Mac is a daily news website that follows everything Apple. Our goal is to provide timely news, insightful analysis, helpful how-tos and honest reviews. The staff is an international team of Apple experts, blogging around the clock, who have also written for Wired, Scientific American, The Guardian, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanic, Mac|Life, The New York Times, Newsweek, Daily Telegraph, the BBC, MacUser and Macworld.



WIRED is the first word on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business, culture, innovation, and science. AdWeek named WIRED to its 2011 Hot List and made WIRED its first-ever “Magazine of the Decade” in 2010. It was named to Advertising Age’s A-List in 2010, received three National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009, and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Magazine of the Year in 2011. was named 2009’s Best Magazine Website by AdWeek, Best News, Business & Finance Website in 2009 by MPA Digital, and was a 2011 National Magazine Award for Digital Media “General Excellence” finalist. WIRED and reach more than 14 million readers each month.



Shameless Plug! We are not (yet) on level with the big boys above but we are on our way! The blog provides news, information, and reviews focusing on consumer electronics and cutting edge personal gadgets. Our coverage centers on flat screen TVs, tablet computers, digital cameras, smart phones, computers, apps and deals on all of the above.

Now you’ve seen our list. What do you think. Give us the good and bad. Share your thoughts, suggestions and lists in the comment section.

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Sony to Sell TV and PC Units

Sony to Sell TV and PC Units

Yesterday, PlayStation maker Sony today announced dramatic changes to its TV and PC businesses, and announced plans to lay off 5,000 employees around the world. First, Sony announced that it will sell its VAIO PC brand, meaning the company will no longer plan, design, and develop any PC products. The Japanese company said the move came after a “comprehensive analysis of factors, including the drastic changes in the global PC industry.”

Sony Chief Executive Officer Kazuo Hirai expanded his reorganization after failing to meet a pledge to end TV losses this year and spur a revival. Previously having announced at least 10,000 job cuts. Sony plans to focus on mobile devices, games and imaging products. Sales of Sony’s key products are declining as the company struggles to find new hits and consumers shift to mobile devices by Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.

Sony said it had tentatively agreed to sell Vaio to Japan Industrial Partners Inc, a Japanese investment fund. It had hoped the struggling division would return to the black before the end of the current fiscal year. Its current fiscal year ends next month.

sonly-vaio-laptop-pcThe sale of Vaio is intended to help Sony better grow its mobile electronics business, which going forward would focus more on smartphones and tablets, the company said. “While Sony now anticipates that its target of returning the TV business to profitability will not be achieved within FY13 largely due to unexpected factors such as the slowdown in emerging markets and declining currency rates, the reforms executed within the TV business over the past two years are putting the business on a path to turnaround,” the company said in a statement.

Sony also announced that it would spin off its TV business, noting that it was struggling with reforming the division and that its target of returning the TV business to profitability would not be achieved by the end of the fiscal year ending March 31. It stated that it will not be selling off the business in the same way it has with its PC division. It described televisions as “still important” to the company’s overall strategy going forward.

Going forward, Sony — which has been engaged in various cost-reduction initiatives in its TV business — said it would accelerate its shift to high-end TV models.  It also said it had been reducing yearly losses in the TV business and that the reforms over the last two years “are putting the business on a path to turnaround.”

Having last turned an annual operating profit in TVs in the 12 months ended March 2004, losses for the 10 fiscal years through March 2014 add up to $7.8 billion. Sony said charges associated with the moves will combine with weaker showings than it expected in mobile phones, TVs and PCs to pitch it into a net loss this fiscal year of $1.1 billion.

Sony is hoping that 4K will prove to be the lifeline for the television industry. Sony has the largest marketshare in the ultra-high-definition market in both Japan and the United States. As part of the PC and TV moves, Sony said it expected to cut about 5,000 jobs — 1,500 in Japan and 3,500 overseas — by the end of March 31, 2015.

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