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Monday, May 01, 2017

Announcing Infogalactic Tech

Following fast on the heels of Infogalactic News, the Techstars and Infogalactic News team are pleased to announce the launch of Infogalactic Tech, for all your daily tech-related headlines. This will likely include game-related news as well, at least until we put together an Infogalactic Game team. Technology is increasingly converged, which is why we are going to need to develop and support new Alt-Tech news sites.

If you have a site that you believe merits being permanently linked at the bottom, please email technews-at-infogalactic-dot-com or make a suggestion in the comments. We will also be adding link suggestion boxes to both News and Tech at some point in the near future. As always, if you wish to support these ongoing developments in Alt-Tech and Alt-Media, please join the Burn Unit. As people continue to join, we're going to be able to keep doing more.

On a not-entirely-related note, I've begun blogging about some of the design and development challenges we're facing with GameBrain and our other games, and how we're deciding to address them. This really isn't extra work; it's more akin to thinking out loud about stuff we're already doing. The DevGame post today poses the 3-strike challenge, which concerns how to end a multiplayer game that is based on a 3-strike system.

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33 Comments:

Blogger wreckage May 01, 2017 5:37 AM  

I intermittently follow Next Big Future, a future/disruptive tech blog which does a fair bit of just linking, but also pretty frequent original posts. Pretty much all tech all the time.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/

Blogger wreckage May 01, 2017 5:38 AM  

Oops, sorry; speed reading is not accurate reading!

Blogger VD May 01, 2017 5:48 AM  

No, it's fine, this is a perfectly reasonable place to suggest tech sites that should be linked.

Blogger Shimshon May 01, 2017 6:12 AM  

Great idea! Looking forward to an RSS feed.

The link to Infoworld is misspelled (Infoword).

Blogger Scire May 01, 2017 6:34 AM  

I follow http://www.3ders.org its great for the latest in the 3d printing world. Also, can we get a link to the tech section on Infogalatic News? Thanks

Blogger VD May 01, 2017 6:45 AM  

d. Also, can we get a link to the tech section on Infogalatic News? Thanks

Yes, both News and Tech should link to each other, obviously.

Anonymous Grimble May 01, 2017 6:47 AM  

Tech news has no link to https://news.infogalactic.com/ (and vice-versa), adding them would be nice

Anonymous Bowman May 01, 2017 7:19 AM  

Next Big Future author is a leftist, pro government, pro nation building.

Blogger Nate May 01, 2017 7:57 AM  

I think the focus is on news sites people actually use. not converged vs not-converged. The more converged a site becomes the less useful it will be so the issue just sort of work itself out.

Blogger bornagainpenguin May 01, 2017 8:13 AM  

Sorry if this is the wrong place for it, but the Milo link on the news version of Infogalactic still points to his defunct Breitbart page. He has a site that gets updated here:

https://milo.yiannopoulos.net/

Not quite sure where to post that sort of thing but since it's a least somewhat topical to this post, I'm hoping this is a good way to let you guys know about it.

Anonymous b3k May 01, 2017 8:29 AM  

I subscribe to NextBigFuture and ExtremeTech. While neither is so converged as Ars Technica or Gizmodo, I'm glad we're getting a right-leaning source of headlines.

@10 Infogalactic and InfogalacticNews also pay attention to contact through Gab.

Anonymous white guy May 01, 2017 8:31 AM  

Two that I really like, they deal with the hardware side of things:
www.servethehome.com
www.thessdreview.com

Blogger VD May 01, 2017 8:33 AM  

I think the focus is on news sites people actually use. not converged vs not-converged.

Exactly. We're not playing ideological police, except in the headlines we choose to feature.

Blogger Nate May 01, 2017 9:09 AM  

"Infogalactic and InfogalacticNews also pay attention to contact through Gab."

They do. the social media guys do damn good work for IG and IGN.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener May 01, 2017 10:14 AM  

WIRED used to be one of my favorite daily reads but it long ago became converged to the point that I no longer find it entertaining or useful. IGT will be filling an important niche.

Anonymous Theodoric May 01, 2017 11:09 AM  

The email isn't working with me says message not delivered, address couldn't be found.
I agree with this one though.
http://www.nextbigfuture.com/

Blogger Were-Puppy May 01, 2017 11:51 AM  

Vox, I have been half thinking of writing up a post about noodling through XML for Divine Right. Would that be acceptable or a little too in the weeds?

Blogger Were-Puppy May 01, 2017 11:51 AM  

I meant, a post for DEVGAME

Blogger VD May 01, 2017 12:09 PM  

I have been half thinking of writing up a post about noodling through XML for Divine Right. Would that be acceptable or a little too in the weeds?

That is exactly what it is there for.

Anonymous Hubbard May 01, 2017 12:20 PM  

Thank you for starting a Tech News section. One thought: would it be possible to add RSS feeds to the news sites? My schedule is sometimes erratic, and it'd be nice not to miss the good articles that Infogalatic brings up that I'd otherwise miss.

Blogger Rez Zircon May 01, 2017 12:35 PM  

VD: "Yes, both News and Tech should link to each other, obviously."

This would be handy, especially when it grows and there's Games and Entertainment and whatever else... a stack of interlinks below the IG icon, perhaps.

Reaction I've been getting when I pass around the IGNews page boils down to "This is so much faster than pawing through Drudge."

RSS feed would indeed be nice to have.

Blogger JP May 01, 2017 12:37 PM  

I basically stopped reading tech news after leaving Ars and Wired. This is a great idea.

Anonymous Michael Maier May 01, 2017 1:13 PM  

To attract more attention, the IG and IG News links should be more-prominent on this page. At least put "IG News" and "IG Tech" for the names under the IG link.

Anonymous Mathias May 01, 2017 2:39 PM  

I have been programming my own Unity-style game engine in C for use with experimenting with cone-tracing and gigavoxel style renders, if it works out for real-time presentation of game environments, I will let you know.

Blogger SirHamster May 01, 2017 3:01 PM  

Michael Maier wrote:To attract more attention, the IG and IG News links should be more-prominent on this page. At least put "IG News" and "IG Tech" for the names under the IG link.

Would be cool if they could each have their own unique icons.

Blogger Joey May 01, 2017 3:03 PM  

Could you put some kind of RSS feed on the site infogalactic in the future for the specific sections like general news and tech?

Blogger Anthony May 01, 2017 3:46 PM  

I don't know if his irregular, infrequent posting schedule would exclude him from your list, but Eric Raymond is excellent. http://esr.ibiblio.org/

Anonymous Mathias May 01, 2017 4:40 PM  

@22,

Have you tried Phoronix? If you are Linux-based, it's a great tech resource.

Blogger Silly but True May 01, 2017 7:55 PM  

For those following energy technology, NuScale Power and their Small Modular Reactor design are set to do big things in domestic US nuclear power industry.


This is disruptive technology. Also if they can gain traction with a site limited safety plan it may just make domestic US nuclear energy profitable again.


Another interesting tech is commercial fast-charge automotive batteries. Anyone who figures out a suitable electrolyte that indefinitely holds dendriting at bay - which is what causes the short-circuiting of the batteries (in mobile phones to Teslas) has at least a $1T solution on their hands.

Anonymous Mathias May 01, 2017 9:50 PM  

@29,

Bah, batteries and eletricity is relatively poor drive machinery for this application because of weight, you would be better off using a large spring loaded hydralic piston with a hydraulic drivetrain. Couple that with a propane/lpg burning engine and you would have regenerative braking with a simple setup using mostly off-the-shelf parts. You could even integrate it into the existing brake hydraulics. The real tech here is not using electricity, but using a brakeset that captures current momentum and converts it into potential energy, and there are several mechanical systems that can accomplish that, while being significantly lighter.

Blogger JP May 02, 2017 12:10 AM  

Mathias wrote:@22,

Have you tried Phoronix? If you are Linux-based, it's a great tech resource.


Thanks! If Microsoft keeps up its spying ways I'll switch to Linux.

Anonymous Mathias May 02, 2017 12:33 AM  

@31,

If you are considering it, start with something like Arch Linux or Mint, and remember to get the right gfx blobs and to download Steam, GoG, and Desura. Linux has 1000's of games now. If you would like any help making a switchover, I'm always game to help over a chatroom. Anything to free my fellow man from the tyranny of Microsoft. :)

Blogger Revelation Means Hope May 02, 2017 2:25 AM  

Sort of related, but what happened to the Zerohedge link?
I also preferred to travel there from this website so that your feeding stats would show up (if they are paying attention to referring sites).

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