blogs are all of the buzz lately on the internet. After all, without technology, there would be no internet. Not only are technology blogs talking about computers and the internet, they are also heavily focused on the world of online business and how social media continues to change the way we connect with people around the world.
Some of the most popular technology and news media sites on the internet today generate a lot of traffic and money in the process. Sites like Technorati, Mashable, and TechCrunch have completely changed the way information is created and shared with the rest of the world.
While all of this is going on, there is a whole world of blogs out there that are being run by individuals, Apple fanboys, business, brands… and of course, tech geeks.
LIST THE BEST TECHNOLOGY BLOGS ON THE INTERNET TODAY
With all of this in mind and such a demand for technology blogs, we wanted to come out with a list of our own on the top technology blogs on the internet today. Not only will you enjoy a screenshot of each site below and a link to their website, we’ve also provided you with a nice description on each as well.
We put this in place because we are sure many of our site visitors want to start a technology blog of their own. At the end of this article, you will see a quick start guide on how to get started with a blog of your own in just a few minutes time. Be sure to read through it as we will help you get started with a blog in just a few simple clicks, and it could potentially change your life or business for the better!
TechCrunch is one of the most popular tech blogs on the internet today. Founded by J. Michael Arrington, an internet securities attorney and a Silicon Valley tech whiz who wanted to cover the important technology stories and innovative tech inventions that were making an impact on the technology world. TechCrunch is one of the major go-to sites on the web today for all things having to do with high tech innovations and applications. This blog features the latest news in technology that applies to the world of high tech, and it keeps you up-to-date on what the tech companies are doing.
Mashable is one of the biggest competitors for Tech Crunch. Based in the UK, it was created by Pete Cashmore. He once stated that he was looking for something he could do without getting out of bed! Humor aside, his search led him to create one of the most one of the most successful tech blogs on the internet today. Mashable has over two million followers on Facebook, and their blog is one of the most popular in the world. It focuses on the latest technology news and the people who are most influencing the landscape of technology today.
The MIT Technology Review is a blog dedicated to the MIT tech department and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The blog is focused on innovative technologies that are affecting our changing world and environment. MIT is a prestigious technology training school that is highly specialized in the field of technology that crosses over into every industry. You’ll find many of the most current discoveries that include the new computers and AI technologies, as well as the reinvention of old inventions such as the air conditioner and home appliances.
The Readwrite blog is not about either reading or writing. We’re not sure why they called the blog by this title, but you will be inspired to do both when you see all of the new gadgets and new AI technologies that permeate the site. You’ll get a big dose of new world technologies that some believe will pave the way to the future. Many of the inventions are controversial, however, and it is up to you to decide if some of them will ever see the light of day. If they do, there will no doubt be many regulations that will follow to control the power of the new technologies. Keep up on the latest developments in the tech world here.
Venture Beat is a leading source of news and information on the tech world. It focuses on tech innovations and new inventions and was started for the purpose of helping entrepreneurs in the tech space to make smarter decisions regarding the new technologies they use and purchase. Venture Beat is also a media company that wants to have a stronger grasp and understanding on the latest tech gadgets and what they mean to us in the real world. Bookmark this blog to stay in the know for technology news.
Richard Byrne was a social studies teacher for nine years in the public schools. Now he lives largely online where he shares lots of free and helpful information with other teachers around the country. He taps into some of the best free resources for teachers online and lets teachers and administrators connect with the best learning tools. He promotes the use of videos and media within his blog and actively participates in real world school activities by serving as a guest speaker. His blog is a great resource for teachers to add to their repertoire of tools to use whenever they find the need.
This blog is a practical technology blog that stays away from the highly technical information. Instead, it offers practical and simple ideas that everyday people can use to make their lives better using technology. They still give lots of information on new technology, however. They recently featured an article about how to keep your Raspberry Pi technology safe. Raspberry Pi is a computer technology that is based on the Linux (Raspbian) system. It is highly beneficial for kids and hobbyists who wish to create their computers through this system. You’ll find information on this type of technology on this blog, as well as how to keep intruders out.
CNET is well-known on cable and satellite, as well as the internet for their reports on new technologies, gadget reviews, and software tips. They are both tech whizzes and journalists, and they combine these two skills to bring tech users and developers the latest information in the tech world. They are a highly active blog, and they typically make around 84 posts per week.
The How-To Geek blog is all about doing things with technology that are technical in nature. From learning how to block calls in your Android phone to stopping identities thieves from getting into your sensitive data and information, this blog has the inside scoop on many tech topics. They also discuss topics that focus on electronics such as the new ultra HD and 4K TVs and they offer advice on how to find the best deals.
Android Authority is the blog for Android phone and tablet users. It is your source for all things that are Android-related including new operating systems, tips and tricks, news and reviews, and more. If you are an Android user and you need a regular source for important information about your phones and tablets, check out this blog. Like many blogs, they also allow guest posts so feel free to try your hand at writing a few tech articles of your own and get published.
HOW TO START A TECHNOLOGY BLOG IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES
Technology blogs have completely changed the way information and news in the world of technology are being shared around the world today. At the same time, it’s also creating new brands and businesses for individual bloggers and content creators as well. With this in mind, right now is the perfect time to start a technology blog of your own.
To get started with this process, the first thing you are going to need is to have a better understanding of, is who your audience is and what type of blog content you are going to create. Once you have this in mind, you can then register for a domain name and web hosting. Both of these are required to have a website on the internet today.
We recommend setting all of this up with Bluehost, as they are our web hosting partner and power more than 2 million websites and domains on the internet today. We’ve also been able to partner with Bluehost to offer all of our site visitors 60% off their web hosting plans, while also giving new customers a free domain name at the time of sign up.
If you would like to go live with a blog of your own simply click on the image below to get started and walk through their simple step process. All new customers will also have WordPress installed on their domain name and web hosting right after sign up.
FISA Section 702 is nearing its expiration, and Congress should reform the law to protect Americans from warrantless surveillance. While the push to reform this law has emphasized the danger this poses to the rights of all Americans, FBI access to 702 data poses particular risk to journalists, immigrant communities, human rights activists, and civil rights activists who likely communicate frequently with foreigners. A recent FBI report on “Black Identity Extremists” (BIEs) suggests that black civil rights activists will be targeted for surveillance, which will include the FBI leveraging its access to Section 702 data.
CDT argued in an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Microsoft-Ireland case that warrants issued by U.S. courts cannot compel the disclosure of communications content stored outside the United States. We explain in the brief that a contrary rule authorizing extraterritorial U.S. warrants would be an open invitation to foreign governments to insist that their own legal process compels the disclosure of data stored in the United States. This would create chaos at the expense of privacy. We also explain that authorizing the U.S. government to compel the disclosure of data stored abroad would damage the cloud computing industry by reducing trust.
One of the biggest technology policy debates in Europe this year is around the question of how societies should respond to a variety of online speech issues. Terrorist content, hate speech, copyright infringement, and ‘fake news’ – however defined – are key topics. These issues certainly warrant attention from policymakers, the companies that host the speech, and society at large. But the direction these policy responses are taking raises serious concerns about censorship and free expression.
At CDT, we love technology, especially when it makes ours lives easier. While many here are among the first adopters of new technology, we also have our share of skeptics who bring a healthy dose of paranoia. This balance of perspectives makes our advocacy more thoughtful. And it means that when I asked the team what their tech resolutions for 2018 were, I received a wide range of answers. I received such great responses that I wanted to share them more broadly – I hope you enjoy them, and I would love to hear yours as well. Happy New Year everyone!
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. In this episode, Nuala O’Connor and Chris Calabrese share their thoughts on what 2018 will bring in tech policy and share their digital resolutions.
The New York City Council has taken a proactive step by enacting a bill establishing a task force to explore fairness, accountability, and transparency in automated decision-making systems operated by the city. This is a big deal. The use of these technologies by city governments have real impacts on citizens. Today, in New York City, algorithms have been used to assign children to public schools, evaluate teachers, target buildings for fire inspections, and make policing decisions. However, public insight into how these systems work and how these decisions are being reached is inadequate.
It’s no exaggeration to say the US election ecosystem faces a number of challenges in the wake of the 2016 election cycle. We learned of new threats from disinformation campaigns, to attacks on state voter registration websites, to direct attacks on election officials themselves. While the philanthropic sector has been very active from grants to organizations to funding deep academic analysis of threats to the election system, the private sector has been slower to recognize the important role they can play to help better protect US elections. That is changing, particularly with the launch of Cloudflare’s Athenian Project, which will provide free-of-charge protection and content distribution for official election websites.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a markup on HR 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Trafficking Act (FOSTA). The Committee will consider an amendment to the original FOSTA in the form of a substitute bill offered by Chairman Goodlatte. This bill includes a number of improvements over both the original House bill and the SESTA bill in the Senate, and we appreciate the Committee’s diligent efforts to craft a more tailored legislative approach. But CDT remains concerned that increasing the risk of criminal charges and civil claims against website operators and other online intermediaries will result in overbroad censorship of constitutionally protected speech.
CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. In this episode, we talk about two core CDT policy issues – preserving net neutrality and limiting government surveillance. Both are facing major challenges in the United States and we hear from CDT’s leads on each about the path ahead.
As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries including oil and gas, power generation, life science, construction, agriculture, and manufacturing. Design engineers and MRO managers placed a priority on the proper design, assembly and installation of fluid transfer components to ensure optimal performance of equipment and machinery. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the most read fluid and gas handling technology blogs for 2017 featuring tips, methods and solutions to optimize the function and reliability of hydraulic systems for maximum productivity and profitability. In these blogs you’ll learn:
- How to correctly measure hydraulic hose
- Factors that go into manufacturing and testing hose
- Differences between skive and no skive hose
- Key nomenclature for hose sizing
- Testing and evaluating hydraulic hose
- How to identify hydraulic fitting orientation
- Materials used in hose construction
- Important factors to consider for hydraulic fittings
- Maintenance recommendations
- Ways to limit exposure to respirable crystalline silica
Many hose installers are not trained on how to correctly measure and specify hose length. As a result, a replacement hose may end up being either a little shorter or a little longer than the original part. When inches matter, the confusion about properly measuring hose length can result in delays and extra expense. In this blog, you’ll learn how to correctly measure hose length.
Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. Here are some fast facts that can make a difference for you and your productivity.
In this blog, you’ll learn the differences between skive and no-skive hoses and the advantages of each.
Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose selection. Here, we break down the inner diameter, dash size and nomogram for a hydraulic hose to ensure proper sizing in your application.
The process for testing and evaluating hydraulic hose is defined by SAE and ISO Standards, which contain various test procedures including the change in corrosion resistance, hose construction integrity, burst, and impulse test. Read about the specifics of these tests.
How do you determine the necessary hydraulic hose fitting when your application involves connecting two bent hoses? When your fittings are at an angle, understanding their orientation is critical. This blog presents the two methods used to simply identify the angle of a hose end.
Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can result in a variety of hose styles. Hoses from various manufacturers may have similar dimensions and constructions, but different rubber compounds and reinforcement materials make a huge difference when it comes to hose failures and every manufacturer’s “recipe” is unique. Read this blog to get a look behind the scenes of hose manufacturing.
OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them. When making hydraulic fitting connection choices today, there are several features to research and understand for your application. We highlight connections, attachment styles and the 5 most important factors you need to consider for hydraulic fittings in this blog.
Employees often overlook hoses during routine maintenance checks for material handling equipment, which can lead to machine downtime and lost productivity. If a hose fails, it creates a potentially hazardous situation for anyone operating the unit or in close proximity. Read these 8 simple tips to properly maintain your mast hose.
If the excitement of the construction industry takes your breath away, congratulations! You’re in the right business. But construction workers may have shortness of breath for a far more serious reason—exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)—and that’s a grave problem that must be addressed immediately. Learn about it in this blog.
How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant? Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a complex process, requiring strict control over a number of operating parameters. Accuracy of line speed, liquid flow rate and pressure, temperature, and timing is crucial to maximizing output and reducing or eliminating rejected product.
Jam ups result in lost production
Parker was contracted by a beverage packaging facility with a problem. The plant was losing production due to jam ups and inconsistent temperature control of a can warmer line, resulting in rejected product. Not only was the rejected product wasted, but it then had to be destroyed and disposed of at considerable expense. Factoring in lost production time, a jam could cost up to $6000 per incident.
Faced with a 9 month waiting period for major capital approval to replace the line, the maintenance department was instead tasked with upgrading the existing control system. The existing system was over 20 years old, and used fixed speed “across the line” starters for pump control.
The customer was open to replacing these with variable frequency drives (VFDs) for their better controllability and accompanying energy savings, but physical mounting space would not permit the estimated 80″ wide cabinet required for eight conventional drives and the peripheral devices that each separate drive required. Typically each drive requires additional components like line fuses, circuit breaker or disconnect, and an input line reactor. With a limited budget, material and installation cost had to be kept to a minimum.
Engineered benefits of a VFD solution
proposed a variable speed drive system solution to take control of 8 axes of motion on the canning line. It came with a number of benefits:
- The compact AC890 series, by virtue of its “bookshelf” design, required much less mounting space than conventional drives.
- The common bus design eliminated the need for eight individual line reactors and circuit breakers, requiring only one for the common supply that would feed the lineup of DC input drive modules.
- The common bus architecture delivered energy efficiency. When in operation, if one or more of the eight motors is subject to an overhauling load, the resulting regenerated energy will be shared across the DC bus with other drives in the system.
- Space savings was realized by the fact that the AC890 has abundant I/O and processor capability on board, eliminating the need for additional PLC equipment. The drive itself would take on the analog and high speedcounter functions.
To communicate with the outside world, one of a number of available protocols can be selected and installed in the AC890 drive in the form of an option card. In this case, an Ethernet/IP communication card provided compatibility with existing network. The complete system was comfortably fit on a 36″ x 60″ panel, which was installed in an existing stainless steel enclosure, eliminating the expense of a new one.
To efficiently cool the drives, an air-to-liquid heat exchanger was used. Makeup water from the can warming loop was used to supply the heat exchanger, using far less energy than an air conditioner, and having the side benefit of pre-heating the makeup water. This results in less energy used to heat the cans, by capturing waste heat from drives. In addition, advanced features in the AC890 allows the hot water pumps and conveyors to be coordinated for better can temperature control. Line jam-ups, caused by cans getting excessively hot and deforming, were eliminated once the more efficient and better coordinated control system was installed.
Production problem eliminated
In summary, this system retrofit was successful in eliminating a serious production problem that led to rejected product, and in doing so, also yields significant energy savings. Due to the compact size and common bus architecture of the AC890, an economical installation was achieved, using no additional plant floor space, and easily tying in to the existing communications network. Learn more about the AC890 Modular system AC Drive product at our SSD North America Division website.