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PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:14 am

Hello everybody,

Do you have any suggestion for a printed tech-magazine (without too much "blabla" inside)?

Thx
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:20 am

PC Magazine and PC World have been around forever, so you can check those out. Why do you want a print magazine, though? You can get any info online much faster and from more sources for free instead of paying for an outdated print magazine.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:26 am

I know the two magazine, but there is too much "blabla" inside. I search something for power users, such as the articles here on tech report.
I find a printed magazine still much better to carry with on the way to/from wo...rk
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Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:27 am

I assume you need magazines for your organization's periodicals section or library? I stopped reading PC Magazine and other computer magazines when the Internet started to pick up. First it was Tom's Hardware when it was still being run by Tom Pabst (it kinda sucks now... it's what you might call "commercialized"). Then Anandtech, Aceshardware, AGNhardware, Tech Report, Fudzilla, etc. No reason to buy print magazines these days unless it's for a library. Besides, they're a waste of paper because publishers print the whole magazine and readers aren't gonna read the entire thing anyway, so even 'useless' articles get printed, which I can't say are just a few because the magazine company needs to at least fill it with enough articles to justify the price. Kinda like a CD where artists include only a couple of hits and the rest are 'fillers'. With the Internet, at least everything is electronic. Sure, you might say that the website may waste electricity and man-hours writing articles people don't read anyway, but at least they don't occupy lots of space like most magazines do and we don't cut down trees for each view of the article. (There may be a thousand reasons to justify print media over electronic media, but I guess in the end, electronic media wins, at least for computer journalism.) Of course, if it's for use in a library the magazine will be utilized far more than if an individual buys one, takes it home, and just reads the articles he finds interesting.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:49 am

2600, maybe Wired, and Linux magazines. The specialty magazines are still a good source of information, but the mainstream stuff is pretty bad.

Make is good too, but it's not strictly about computers.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:13 am

Don't need them, I have the internet.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:24 am

I skim thru PC World while waiting in airports. Not much meat there. PC Mag is online only I believe. (and not much meat there but John Dvorjak is sometime interesting).

Besides TR, Go to ars technica and print out what you like.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Mich24 wrote:Hello everybody,

Do you have any suggestion for a printed tech-magazine (without too much "blabla" inside)?

Thx

There are none. Printed media is dead. Get a smartphone/tablet and use them to read any favorite tech blogs (The Verge, Engadget, etc.).

I am totally puzzled as to why some people try to cling to outdated tree-killing prints instead of much superior digital media... I remember reading news on my crappy Ericsson T28 "dumbphone" back in college (long before smartphones were available), using free T-Mobile's WAP gateway - was much more convenient (compared to any printed crap) while sitting in the dim-lit bathroom stall or standing outside with a cigarette and a cup of coffee :wink:
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:44 am

There is still a need for print when travelling. I always try to pick something up when I get on a plane to read since most planes still have you turn off all devices and who wants to pay what they ask for internet.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:58 am

Arvald wrote:There is still a need for print when travelling. I always try to pick something up when I get on a plane to read since most planes still have you turn off all devices and who wants to pay what they ask for internet.


While that is true, most anything you'd read in print is already yesterday's news (or last week's, last month's...).
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:46 am

Arvald wrote:There is still a need for print when travelling. I always try to pick something up when I get on a plane to read since most planes still have you turn off all devices and who wants to pay what they ask for internet.

Read an eBook or something. You can do that on your smartphone or tablet, just set it to "airplane mode". If a retarded airline prevents you from doing this during whole flight (and not only during takeoff) - find different airline.
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:54 pm

JohnC wrote:Read an eBook or something. You can do that on your smartphone or tablet, just set it to "airplane mode". If a retarded airline prevents you from doing this during whole flight (and not only during takeoff) - find different airline.

I've had them ask to turn off during turbulence too which makes sense for laptops but not for ereaders and tablets.
The almighty dollar decides which airline, not my preference. Besides it also has to do which borders you are crossing. I've had some really weird requirements on Canada to US flights then the connecting flight same airline within US had a whole different attitude...

I also like the magazines since I end up reading most of it, where I would skip an article online if it did not immediately interest me.

Back to the OP question... all print mags now have the "blabla" inside as you say... it is the crap that pays for the magazine to be made. If you want a mag that is good focus and low crap than either you are paying more or getting a cheaply printed... was not 2600 originally photocopies?
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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:47 pm

Don't you have a nice smartphone....If battery usage is a problem save the subscription money for a backup battery or a battery booster case of some kind.

Or Get a new Iphone that has built in personal hotspot then get a tablet or Ipad or use a laptop you own already, thats what I do when I do not feel like looking at my phones small screen.
The internet is far superior then some silly magazine that uses up trees err I mean paper.

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Re: PC magazines suggestions?

Postposted on Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:04 pm

Ars Technica used to have a subscription model where for a certain subscription price you could download all of their articles in PDF, so you could theoretically print those out and use them as a print magazine. I don't know if they still offer the service, but it's worth a look.
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