Where to get tech news these days without political propaganda?

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Engadget? Nope.
The Verge? Nope.
Ars Technica? Nope.
Gizmodo? HUGE NOPE.

I'm conservative but I respect liberal perspective. UNTIL IT'S SHOVED DOWN MY THROAT 24/7. Seriously, you'd think the elite left that own and run our media outlets would realize the reason Trump was elected was because the general population was sick and tired of having liberal ideology shoved in their faces everywhere they went and hence maybe the elite left would, you know, stop doing it.

If I go to a website to read about the latest gadget, please just let me read about the latest gadget. Ugh.

Is there a safe place (or "safe space" using my liberal friends' lexicon) left on the web to read technology news and only technology news?

I'm also tired of the latest fad to load as much profanity into your tech writing as possible. Stinking hipsters. I think Gizmodo Inc. writers get a per-F-bomb bonus on each article.
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  • Reply 1 of 10
    With companies as large as Apple, Google, and Facebook, there's going to be intersection, and there's a certain unavoidability. Find writers you like, and stick with them as best as you can, regardless of venue.

    Good luck in your quest.
    edited March 20 tallest skil
  • Reply 2 of 10
    Find writers you like, and stick with them as best as you can, regardless of venue.
    Seems harder and harder to find tech writers that aren't liberal (which I have no problem with) and insist on cramming their political views on me in tech-related news (which I do have a problem with).

    Forgot to add to my list Daring Fireball. :(
  • Reply 3 of 10
    sphericspheric Posts: 1,209member
    When reality has a liberal bias, perhaps it's just time to recalibrate. 
  • Reply 4 of 10
    Find writers you like, and stick with them as best as you can, regardless of venue.
    Seems harder and harder to find tech writers that aren't liberal (which I have no problem with) and insist on cramming their political views on me in tech-related news (which I do have a problem with).

    Forgot to add to my list Daring Fireball. :(
    Gruber is absolutely insufferable now, but most sites have gone downhill. I pulled up The Verge by accident last week and couldn't figure out if it was a tech site or some kind of "RESIST TRUMP!" fan club. 

    Apart from DED, AI's mostly stayed out of it. iMore was also still clear last I checked. For general tech stuff...it's getting harder. 
    tallest skilSpamSandwich
  • Reply 5 of 10
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 41,365member
    spheric said:
    When reality has a liberal bias
    Which is never, as proven by every scientific study in every field.
    perhaps it's just time to recalibrate. 
    Get a clue, coward. You run and hide every time fact that hurts your feelings is posted. Fact that destroys your worldview? BLOCKED! Fact that contradicts your upbringing? HIDDEN! Any classical liberal would spit in your face. Classical liberals supported policies which had a particular goal. When the goal was not reached, because the policy was wrong-headed, the policy was changed.What we have now is a group of liberals who do not change policies, instead asserting some deontological basis of morality in the policy itself, which is some mutant form of the liberalism which today we call “classical.” The reality is that lots of classical liberals changed their positions on liberalism throughout their lifetime because their specific proposals were never supposed to be viewed as the pillars of some hidebound morality in and of themselves.
    Gizmodo? HUGE NOPE.
    Remember, of course, that these were the people who stole the iPhone 4 prototype from Apple. They’re part of… what was it, Gawker? Which went bankrupt to the tune of a hundred million dollars for releasing Hulk Hogan’s sex tape, refusing to take it down after court order, and libeling him throughout.



    THIS IS HOW LIBERALS BEHAVE. This is why I use the term ‘mental illness’ to define them. Assertion of deontological basis of morality in their policies–only moreso–when they are inevitably proven wrong.

    But what have I done… I’m sorry. You want tech without politics. But what can you expect? Either the corporation tries to sell itself to the braindead zombie generation and writes like social media has (purposefully, dialectically) taught them to write to get as many clicks as possible–free of substance and full of emotion–or… what, you go to Patently Apple and just read the patent applications or straight to a corporate PR page to see the newest developments. I think I have something more written up on this topic somewhere, but it’d be political.
    edited March 23
  • Reply 6 of 10
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 936member
    I don't see much of what you are commenting on here in particular. There is a specific sub forum for that stuff which I never visit.

    Politics can creep into editorials but they are clearly marked as such and I have no problem with that. I know what could pop up in those pieces and its my call to read them or not. After all, they are clearly marked as opinion articles.

    On DED in particular, his style is not my style but I'm totally OK with it if I know it's an opinion piece. I sometimes pop into the comments and pick apart part of the content of an article but I try not to dissect everything because, even with all the bias, it's still an opinion and labelled that way. I could have ignored not from the get go if I want.

    Maybe for the other sites you mention, the political side gets rammed down your throat and I can understand how irritating that must be, but to be honest I haven't had that sensation here. It's true that I don't have time to read everything though.
    spheric
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  • Reply 8 of 10
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 3,402member
    Find writers you like, and stick with them as best as you can, regardless of venue.
    Seems harder and harder to find tech writers that aren't liberal (which I have no problem with) and insist on cramming their political views on me in tech-related news (which I do have a problem with).

    Forgot to add to my list Daring Fireball. :(


    There use to be an old saying. may be it still used today, but it is most likely not PC. The saying was, those who can not do, teach. Think about that do you want to learn about a subject from someone who does not understand subject.

    Writers tend to fall into this class of people. They can not do, so they write about what they can not do. They only things they have is their ability to write and tell everyone else what they should care about. I worked in Tech for a long time and I worked on the inside of Tech companies and I have seen first hand the challenges to bring new technologies to market. I have seen the decision making and trade off discussions and understand why something works the way it does. Then you have these people who never step foot in a R&D facility telling everyone how to do a design better and what is more important. Even without writer's political views, most tech reviewers lack a real understanding about the topic they write about. They think because they read a book about some specific topic makes them a subject matter expert. I personally rather they present the facts and data and leave the commentary out. They can provide alternate solution but keep their opinions out. One things I learn in Tech, geeks have no clue what the balance of the world values, and any product you try to make work for everyone will fail everyone.

    The worse of the bunch are those Geeks who can not do, and decide to write about what they can not do. This group, does not realize the world is made up a wide variety  of personalities and not everyone see things like the Geek does.

    The issue I have today, is so many article are laden with opinions disguised as fact. I have to read a number of things before I can figure out what is the real facts and the important parts. At least I have the ability to read with a critical eye and healthy skepticism I feel bad for those who cannot. I can tell when something does not make sense or add up.

    Good luck trying to find a writer who does not believe their mission in life is to save you from the error of your way. It kind of reminds be of the Jehovah witness folks who use to come to me door and tell me they were there to save me from myself. I use to say them I did not realize God just knock on my door since he was the only one who could judge me. I would send them on their way, saying they need to go home and ask God's forgiveness for judging another person.

  • Reply 9 of 10
    HBW1HBW1 Posts: 11member
    Follow Tech news on TechRadar, TechCrunch, Engadget and other big domains. They write very well and are not influenced by political ups and downs. 
  • Reply 10 of 10
    maestro64 said:
    Find writers you like, and stick with them as best as you can, regardless of venue.
    Seems harder and harder to find tech writers that aren't liberal (which I have no problem with) and insist on cramming their political views on me in tech-related news (which I do have a problem with).

    Forgot to add to my list Daring Fireball. :(


    There use to be an old saying. may be it still used today, but it is most likely not PC. The saying was, those who can not do, teach. Think about that do you want to learn about a subject from someone who does not understand subject.

    Writers tend to fall into this class of people. They can not do, so they write about what they can not do. They only things they have is their ability to write and tell everyone else what they should care about. I worked in Tech for a long time and I worked on the inside of Tech companies and I have seen first hand the challenges to bring new technologies to market. I have seen the decision making and trade off discussions and understand why something works the way it does. Then you have these people who never step foot in a R&D facility telling everyone how to do a design better and what is more important. Even without writer's political views, most tech reviewers lack a real understanding about the topic they write about. They think because they read a book about some specific topic makes them a subject matter expert. I personally rather they present the facts and data and leave the commentary out. They can provide alternate solution but keep their opinions out. One things I learn in Tech, geeks have no clue what the balance of the world values, and any product you try to make work for everyone will fail everyone.

    The worse of the bunch are those Geeks who can not do, and decide to write about what they can not do. This group, does not realize the world is made up a wide variety  of personalities and not everyone see things like the Geek does.

    The issue I have today, is so many article are laden with opinions disguised as fact. I have to read a number of things before I can figure out what is the real facts and the important parts. At least I have the ability to read with a critical eye and healthy skepticism I feel bad for those who cannot. I can tell when something does not make sense or add up.

    Good luck trying to find a writer who does not believe their mission in life is to save you from the error of your way. It kind of reminds be of the Jehovah witness folks who use to come to me door and tell me they were there to save me from myself. I use to say them I did not realize God just knock on my door since he was the only one who could judge me. I would send them on their way, saying they need to go home and ask God's forgiveness for judging another person.

    You could try to be more insulting, but it probably wouldn't succeed.

    In the opinion of this writer, with 30+ years of actual experience with the tech scene including four Apple dealers and a stint in nuclear power, you are enormously full of crap.

    Back to the original point -- the key isn't venue. The key is finding a writer whose work you prefer. Tech (especially big tech) is so far intertwined with politics, that it's inescapable.
    edited April 26 sphericsingularity
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