Where can I read about tech that's not gadgets and apps?
November 24, 2014 9:30 AM   Subscribe

I love reading about tech innovations and businesses in areas like energy, materials, farming, transport, construction etc. but the main tech blogs and websites are overwhelmed by IT--consumer electronics, software, apps etc.--which leaves me cold. Any tips much appreciated!
posted by nihotaniwha to Technology (10 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
You're probably looking for Futurology blogs. You can also try http://www.reddit.com/r/futurology. A lot of times it is about fancy 1000 years away tech, (dyson spheres etc) but they are very quick to recognize current events in science and industry.

This site is an okay front end, as well.

Hope this helps!
posted by bbqturtle at 9:35 AM on November 24, 2014


Popular Science?
posted by cnc at 9:36 AM on November 24, 2014


I like MIT Technology Review sometimes.
posted by procrastination at 9:37 AM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Vice, oddly enough.
posted by a lungful of dragon at 9:37 AM on November 24, 2014


Modern Farmer.
posted by Leon at 9:56 AM on November 24, 2014


IEEE Spectrum is good.
posted by roue at 10:42 AM on November 24, 2014


Science Daily typically has some interesting tech mixed in with the science.
posted by clawsoon at 12:15 PM on November 24, 2014 [1 favorite]


Response by poster: Thank you all so much. Outstanding answers and exactly the sort of thing I was after. Popular Science should have occurred to me (but hadn't), Vice never would have occurred to me (but is great). Thanks again.
posted by nihotaniwha at 5:14 PM on November 24, 2014


Seconding Popular Science. Take a look at their recent 100 innovations issue. There's a little consumer tech in there, but it's mostly focused on health, industry, communications, security, etc.
posted by Slap Factory at 10:30 AM on November 25, 2014


Lower volume, but try the science section of Ars Technica.
posted by snap, crackle and pop at 11:08 PM on November 25, 2014


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