Replacements in RSS reader for Gawker media outlets
December 18, 2014 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Looking for replacements for Lifehacker, io9, and Gizmodo (to distance myself from the exceptionally slimy practices of Gawker) for my RSS reader so I stay abreast of certain fields/venues

I already have MetaFilter, Slashdot, and The Daily WTF. I'm specifically looking for

* Cognition improvements
* Programmer Improvement
* TV weekly reviews (ex: Weekly reviews of Once Upon a Time/Arrow/Flash/Grimm/etc.)
* TV upcoming news (ex: Pilots ordered, Shows cancelled, etc)
* Movie releases/media for action/adventure/comedy
* Geek/Nerd toys/movies/announcements
* Technology trends (ex: E3, Apple announcements, etc.)

Not limited to just one per category and I'm willing to get more feeds if it means there's a really laser focused site that covers specific properties (like a TV review site)
posted by Hasteur to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Engadget basically does what Gizmodo does.
posted by cnc at 11:05 AM on December 18, 2014


Replace Kotaku with Joystiq.
posted by jbickers at 11:12 AM on December 18, 2014


BoingBoing covers a lot of that stuff, though it has its own baggage for many people.

The Wirecutter for consumer electronics/nerdy gadgets

For TV news this list from 2013 is pretty good and as a bonus actually includes women and POC (although despite only being a year old it's already starting to look a tiny bit dated.)

Maybe Hacker News? It certainly covers your topics but is more like Metafilter or a forum than something it'd be easy to follow in an RSS feed.
posted by Wretch729 at 11:14 AM on December 18, 2014


Previously.tv for weekly reviews and TV news.

Also The A.V. Club for TV.
posted by Squeak Attack at 11:26 AM on December 18, 2014


Here's the AV Club TV reviews feed. Their Newswire feed includes stories about new shows, cancelations, casting, etc., but with a lot of movie and music news, too. I can mostly filter all the music stuff out with Newsblur's training feature if I filter by author, but I don't know what RSS reader you use.
posted by katieinshoes at 11:29 AM on December 18, 2014 [1 favorite]


@cnc: Thanks for the suggestion
@jbickers: I already have plenty of Video Game coverage
@Wretch729: Thanks for BB/Wirecutter. HackerNews is alerady covered by Slashdot IMO
posted by Hasteur at 11:43 AM on December 18, 2014


@katieinshoes: Using TinyTinyRSS on my VPS
posted by Hasteur at 11:44 AM on December 18, 2014


TheVerge has a ton of RSS Feeds that should cover some of your needs.

http://radar.oreilly.com

WireCutter also has The Sweethome, which is slightly less techie
toolsandtoys.net

For movies, my favorite new RSS feed is
http://www.cinephiliabeyond.org/
(But it's not really new release oriented)
posted by DigDoug at 11:57 AM on December 18, 2014


I'm mostly into tech and running, so I just posted the tech.
Macstories
Machash
ARSTechnica
Sophos Naked Security blog
Techmeme
posted by WillRun4Fun at 1:19 PM on December 18, 2014


HitFix has great TV coverage.
posted by General Malaise at 1:48 PM on December 18, 2014


Barking Up the Wrong Tree (fairly well-researched pop. psych. kind of stuff)
Cool Tools
posted by whiterteeth at 10:48 PM on December 18, 2014


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