3 Websites That Will Help You Spot Breaking Tech News

Breaking-Tech-NewsInformation overload is a real and a serious problem. Keeping track of everything that is happening in the technology sector is not easy. However, even harder is to quickly spot breaking news; something which every tech-blogger needs to do. Here are three websites you can use to stay ahead of the curve.

Arrow AllTop

AllTop describes itself as an online magazine rack that helps people answer the question: What’s happening?”. It is a collection of RSS feeds of the leading content sources in different spheres. AllTop covers various niches, including but not limited to technology. Registered users can mix and match different content sources to create their own customised AllTop experience. Check out the video to get a better idea about AllTop.

AllTop doesn’t do anything your RSS feed reader can’t do. But, it saves you the effort of curating custom RSS feed lists. For example, if you are interested in Android related news, you can just pick that topic and get a quick idea about what’s happening in the Android world. If you want to check out latest programming news, you can do that too, in an instant. Another similar service you can check out is popurls.

Arrow Kickpost

Kickpost tries to algorithmically determine breaking news stories by monitoring a selection of high profile blogs. The interface is sparse but functional and easy on the eyes. The main drawback of Kickpost is that there is no systematic organisation. Hence, there is duplication of information and related information is not clubbed together.

Arrow TechMeme

TechMeme is the undisputed leader in this segment. Although TechMeme also focuses mainly on the top blogs, it does a better job at identifying and organising content than most of its competition. It employs an algorithmic system that is aided by human operators. This allows it to discover breaking news, even when it’s not coming from a tier-1 blog.

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15 Responses to 3 Websites That Will Help You Spot Breaking Tech News

  1. Essay October 20, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    I have subscribed to RSS of TechMeMe. It will gather data from top blogs and i will get update from one window.

  2. Computer Tips Tricks October 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    They have great system for news mining. Great list by the way. =)

  3. Rohit | Ipod Touch 4G October 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Nice List….most helpful sites for tech writers also…:)

  4. Whiztechy October 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    I agree all these three websites are worth subscribing. They always give the updated news and the best one is AllTop.

  5. Sourish @ Jailbreak Iphone 4 October 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    there are so many news aggregators , i have to many choices , better using twitter for exactly target the news on my niche


  6. Amit October 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    These sites are cool but the one problem is – getting huge number of updates in Google reader. If you miss just half a day and then open RSS reader, you have to pass through overwhelming number of updates

    I read these aggregators from Firefox live bookmarks, helps easy scanning. Thanks for the post !

  7. Best web host October 27, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    These websites are great and my favorite is Techmeme. I like the simple and easy to use interface.

  8. Sujith Abraham October 29, 2010 at 1:11 am #

    I always liked http://newsnow.co.uk/h/Technology But it doesn’t have any RSS feed of its own, but easy to browse all the headlines.

    I like this one better than Alltop and PopURLs like sites.

  9. Techdistinct October 31, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    Hey ..buddy
    this sites are really good. but among them i like techmeme a lot.

  10. sanketmani November 25, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    They are researching why incoming humans to heaven become very less and they wonder the high rate of incoming to hell. That is the breaking news.

  11. Christmas Decor Blog November 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    I have AllTop saved in my bookmarks and is a site I check daily for the various articles I have to write daily, it’s a great source of leads and ideas for blog posts.

    Have never heard of the other two, will give them a good look especially TechMeme.


  12. used tires January 27, 2011 at 9:09 am #

    How about the simple use of Google Alerts? It’s awesome if you have an email client up all the time and set the settings to send you news as it happens!


  13. p90x February 8, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    Great resources here for keeping up with the latest tech news.

    – Robert

  14. Komodo Dragon February 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Alltop is my favorite but all of those are really good sources of tech bits and news.

  15. emobile_developer July 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Thank you so much for such great sources. I really pleased to come across with these three brilliant websites. Actually i always try to find the latest happenings on technology and these are the perfect destinations and really helpful to me. It’s really good to visit all tops blogs at one place. Keep up the great job….

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