Staying in the know with Tech Trends

The Tech Trainers at the library might seem like they have an amazing magical ability to always know what’s going on in technology, but the truth is they have to get their information from somewhere. Many of our customers want to know how we stay on top of all the latest tech news. Here’s a quick list of some of the places the ever-talented Technology Trainers get their information.

Websites:

When it comes to tech reporting there will be a lot of overlap but it’s always a good idea to check multiple sources to see the differences in reporting.

Gizmodo.com  Tech news as well as stories about movies and television.

Engadget.com Great for when you want quality journalism and breaking technology news

Mashable.com Get your technology news and all pop culture updates

Techcrunch.com Startup and technology news

Arstechnica.com IT news as well as device reviews

TheVerge.com Owned by Vox, The Verge covers topics including technology, science, and the arts

Cnet.com The Tech Trainer’s favorite place to get reviews of new devices and technology.

BGR.com Looking for some information about Gaming in your technology news? Try the Boy Genius Report.

Techradar.com Great website for people looking to buy new tech.

Slashgear.com Want Automotive in your technology news? Try Slashgear!

Want something from a more traditional publisher?

WIRED Magazine is a monthly publication that covers breaking technology news.

Events

The best thing anyone looking to keep up with new technology or trends in the technology world is to stay up to date with the major events. There are many releases of products but there are about nine events spread out through the calendar year that make up the majority of technology news.

Consumer Electronics Show –   January – This trade show is organized by the Consumer Technology Association and typically hosts presentations of new products and technologies in the consumer electronics industry.

MWC Barcelona – February – MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress) is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies

SXSW – March – Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Google I/O – May – Google I/O is an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California. “I/O” stands for input/output, as well as the slogan “Innovation in the Open”; hands-on experience with Google’s latest product and platform innovations.

WWDC – June – The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is a conference held annually by Apple Inc. in San Jose, California. Apple uses the event to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers.

E3 – June (Gaming) – The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly referred to as E3, is a premier trade event for the video game industry.

IFA – September – IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances; held in September in Berlin, Germany

Apple – September – Apple typically holds an event in September about the next generation of iPhones and other hardware.

Google – October – Google typically holds an event in October about the next generation of smartphones and other hardware.

 

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