Keeping Up With The Techies

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Happy Tech Tuesday, surfing through products to bring some to your reach so you could catch up to the advancing technology these days, thought of the people who seem to be lagging a bit on what’s turning gears around from lack of interest to not knowing how to keep up.

So how can a person possibly stay current on technology?  This is a question frequently asked, so we’d like to share several simple strategies you can use to stay on top of technology advances effectively.

Technology touches everything we do in some way, and that’s not going to change.  The more you expose yourself to and use new technologies, the more user-friendly they typically become.

These might be simple strategies you would normally think of, but then again what’s been always hard is the start line and not the action itself.

The first step is to go through the simple Technology Awareness Strategy

A good technology awareness strategy boils down to four simple steps:
1. Determine your needs
2. Assess the resources available to you.
3. Rank the resources in order of usefulness to you.
4. Make or allow the time to use the resources.

Having that in mind, you can now move to the next level as CIO puts it.

1.Pay attention to what companies in industries with more (or a different) IT spend than in your industry are doing.

  1. Look at what comes out of big trade shows and conferences from the booths at the edges of the floor.
  2. Read trade publications and sites that have little to do with your industry at the present time.
  3. Watch what people with more money than they know what to do with are doing with their money.
  4. Read science fiction.

 

After you has settled that out, the area you are interested to grow in, then it’s important that you follow trends through tech websites, feeds and public figures who are way ahead of our time.

Here are some of the top trusted websites to follow to keep you updated in no particular order as Lifehack had it .

1.Cnet.com for their region-specific and language-specific editions. Early consumers loved CNET because of their enormous library of freeware and software reviews, available through the CNET download section.

2.Wired.com This publication deals with the popular culture surrounding technology. If you’re looking for an engaging, yet casual read, this website is for you. Wired features entertainment, opinion, business, and security news regarding electronics of all kinds.

  1. NewYorkTimes.com

Bits gathers information from every corner of the Internet, and NY Times writers weigh in on new product launches, tech conventions, and upcoming gadget developments.

  1. Thenextweb.com

This site is constantly looking at the newest gadgets, web app updates, and service features. Get the head start you need on the latest tech updates.

  1.  Engadget.com

For it’s a great multilingual resource. Impressively, this resource has been helping people make informed tech purchasing decisions since 2004.

  1. Techcrunch.com

This publication highlights the business side of tech innovation, covering major acquisitions, funding sources, and product launches. You can browse news based on brand names, such as Google, Apple, or Twitter.

  1.  PC Mag

Headlines include all sorts of tech related news. Best of all, you don’t need a subscription to take advantage.

  1.  Arstechnica: Another leading website, this one specializes in the art of technology. They often review the latest released items and link back to them.

And some public figures mentioned worth the follow by tech lovers include,

@tim_cook
For Apple fans, the CEO himself Tim Cook,

@NASA
Essential for all technology and science fans is the one and only NASA, which frequently shares updates on the mind-blowing work going on at the company and across the rest of the globe and

@elonmusk

The CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).

And more others. But once you have set your ways through this then you’ll be the judge for what’s more out there half way explored.

Have a Good Read.