I have a favorite magazine. It has been my favorite since the late 90′s. I used to plunk down the cash and purchase T3 whenever I could find it at the few serious newsstands that imported and carried it. When I couldn’t find the magazine I would tune into their website. Lately I have lapsed due to so many other distractions. I had to revisit their site and quickly realized what I had been missing. I thought I owed it to you my readers to turn you on to this important resource if you are not already hip to it.
For someone who is selective about what I sign up for I have subscribed to the full range of T3 offerings including the T3 RSS feed and newsletter. I have also registered to joined their membership. This gives me complete access to some of the best technology and gadget content on the web, and allows me to fully join their community of gadget lovers. Allowing me to:
- Comment on the latest technology news
- Give my opinion on T3 gadget reviews
- Enter the latest competitions and hopefully win the latest technology
- and finally to Receive their free T3 newsletter
The T3 website is chock full of the latest Headlines; News; Reviews; Features; Tech Videos; Lists; Charts; Awards and much more. It is truly good reading!
I feel really blessed to live in San Francisco especially after my work-related stroke that has side-lined me and limited my mobility. Because I live in San Francisco, now the heart of new technology I can still keep my hand in.
This was no more evident to me when I realized that GDGT Live is coming to town on Friday May 6th. 7-10PM at the Metreon – City View (Top Floor) on 101 Fourth Street at Mission.
If you missed it last year here is a good opportunity to see and play with some of the best products in or coming to the marketplace.. Also expect announcements, giveaways, networking opportunities, prizes, parties and more.
Get there early! They will have free gdgt t-shirts and cellphone cases for the first few hundred people who show up, plus a bunch of cool giveaways (and, of course, a ton of hot new gadgets to play with).
When: Friday, May 6th from 7 – 10pm
Where: The Metreon City View (top floor)
101 Fourth Street at Mission
Tickets are free if you follow the link below and RSVP soon.
They now have a listing of the two dozen companies that will be there
Not that they need any hype or praise from me, but Engadget is the 800 pound gorilla in the room as far as my niche is concerned. They cover new products in ways that I wish I had the resources and access to do. It is for this reason that I list them on my site as an invaluable resource for gadget fiends such as myself. They have held down the fort for years and have done a superior job of suppying us with our daily fix of tech news and information. I want to take a moment to thank them and offer up my congratulations to Tim Stevens, who is just now taking over as Editor-in-Chief after three years of active involvement with Engadget.
The Cool Hunter
One of my greatest passions these days is hopping online and digging up COOL STUFF. My task is made easier when there are good sites out there that are focused on similar tasks and interests. One of these is called The Cool Hunter. Hip design shows up in many products and areas of TCH. The Cool Hunter really does do a good job of covering many of the places and ways that coolness shows up this includes products, architecture, culture and product design. I once needed to subscribe to a whole s#%tload of magazines in order to locate a few articles that satisfied my need. Now I just dial up The Cool Hunter and get my fix. It usually takes a little tunneling, but it is there! So is cool news, gadgets, fashion, music, art and much more. Set aside a few hours out of your sparetime to give the site a good going over.
Looking for more quality content? Why, Of course you are!
You can’t do much better that to visit and bookmark StuffTV. Stuff offers a straightforward selection of coverage and is a great source of information on COOL gear, gadget, reviews, awards, videos and technology news.
Content on Stuff site is broken down into easily navigational Channels and Types. There is also a healthy smattering of delectable rumors and gossip onboard.
I usually don’t like many redesigns having become accustomed to previous renditions.
In the case of Stuff Magazine. I like the fact that STUFF redeveloped and simplified their website and made it much easier to find exactly what we the readers are looking for. They didn’t take the “kitchen sink approach nor did they go totally bare bones. There is just enough there to hold my interest and keep me coming back. Isn’t that the desire and objective of any effective web design team?
I happen to be a fan of minimalist design. That does not mean that things should be so sparse that there is nothing there. Finding the right balance is the mark that most miss.
This could have been the easy trap that STUFF could have fallen into. With the amount of content and features they have to present the trick was to do this without making the UI so complex they would fatigue or frustrate the reader.
That does not say that they didn’t throw in some glitz, Turn on their Inspir-O-Tron, and let us know what you think.
Slash Gear does a really good job of “feeding our Gadget and Tech Obsessions” with timely information, product reviews, RSS feeds, analysis, videos and articles on trending topics. One could easily mistake it for just another tech site, but after reading the full content of their stories you soon come to understand that they are serious about their mission to deliver quality content to their readers and visitors. I like the direct no B.S. presentation and comprehensive nature of their website. I was inspired to place it in my “choice bookmarks” folder and return to the site “when there is enough time”.