Where can you find good sources for analyzing trends and current technical development? There are several resources on-line that are recommended. Here are the resources that I find most helpful, randomly listed:
Google News: http://news.google.com – Very powerful news search. For specific topics, you can create alerts and have news sent to you when they are published.
Economist: http://www.economist.com – This is probably the best new converge of technology trends. By analyzing what is behind the technology, the Economist usually has some very insightful articles. Check out Technology Quarterly. I usually find the Business section most useful for technology trends.
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html – One of the best new converge of technology and trends. John Markoff usually has some interesting stories.
Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/ – Good technology coverage. Businessweek Online is one of the best business sources for technology.
ZDNet technology News: http://news.zdnet.com/ – Lots of tech news.
CNet News: http://news.cnet.com/ – Quality news site. Cover trends and devices. Lots of technology reviews.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org – The free encyclopædia is a very powerful and growing source of information. Many teachers don’t accept Wikipedia as a source, but they don’t understand social crowdsourcing.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online: http://search.eb.com – The one and only Britannica.
Technology Review: http://www.technologyreview.com/ – Excellent source on new a emerging technologies. You can get lost in this place, there are so many good articles.
Business 2.0: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/ – Business and technology news from Business 2.0 magazine.
Wired: http://www.wired.com/ – coverage of current and future trends in technology, as well as anything else.
Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology – Good coverage of tech. They also have a good podcast, Tech Weekly.
Silicon Allay Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/alleyinsider – Part of Business Insider, the SAI covers the technology industry.
Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/ – Coverage of technology and design.
TED: http://www.ted.com – Inspiring and high-quality lectures of various topics.
TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/ – Pretty active site. If something is happening, these guys have it.
ReadWriteWeb: http://readwriteweb.com/ – Very insightful source.
Ars Technica: http://arstechnica.com/ – Quality new source.
Engadet: http://www.engadget.com/ – If the gadget exists, they will have covered it.