The news is everywhere. Everyone is already talking about the latest stuff but you feel left out because you cannot participate in the conversation.
You don’t even have any idea regarding where these guys get the news from. Or maybe you aren’t among those who keep up with the new cool stuff and consider it equal to filling your mind with junk.
However, you cannot deny the importance of staying updated. It’s not always about companies producing the next money-making product but rather about the innovations which will soon take over the future.
Often, it’s about you and your welfare. The next piece of news can be about your interests, or an invention which can directly affect your life in near future.
So if you simply take some time out to stay updated with technology, and feed yourself with some relevant information which can be useful to you, then you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor and preparing yourself for the future.
Also, being a little more knowledgeable never hurt anyone.
We’ve listed below a few ways which you can use to stay updated with the newest trends.
1. Consume Information
What does this mean?
Watch a lot of videos. Read as much as you can. Tinker on the Internet whenever you get free time or feel like having fun.
The content forms have changed significantly. You can access data in versatile forms, whichever you find convenient, such as infographics, slideshows or podcasts.
Then there are webinars which you can watch if you wish to engage yourself in learning activities. Also, watch television shows which bring to you the news and information that’s interesting and easy to digest.
To be clear, the more information you consume, the more you become aware of what’s happening around you – which might include events, gadget launches, upcoming inventions, and other world-changing projects.
2. Be selective
The Internet is a rabbit hole.
It can eat up your hours by engaging you in useless and odd information which you have nothing to do with.
It’s completely up to you decide what it is that you prefer. Make your own choices. If that seems hard, stick to the authoritative sites which bring information directly to you without any fluff.
The only purpose of doing this is to allow yourself to only consume some ‘filtered’ data instead of browsing through a hundred sites and wasting time.
Here’s what we suggest — subscribe to the newsletters of the websites you find suitable for your purpose. That’s it.
Often, you’ll need to do nothing more than reading a few headlines which they’ll send you in your email every couple of days.
Sounds fair, doesn’t it?
3. Read blogs (only which interests you)
Now this is, well, odd.
Or that’s what we’re expecting your reaction might be.
Here’s clear explanation to this – most information you get form the news sites is sort of boring. You don’t need to know all of it.
Latest investments of tech giants, how inflation is affecting sales of laptops, new seductive feature in app-you-don’t-use, who cares?
Sometimes, you’re only interested in the tricks you can try or the tutorials which actually matter to you. No chaff. Only the real thing.
That’s where bloggers come in. They have specific niches due to which they post content for people sharing similar interests. This makes them credible when it comes to providing tailor-cut posts for a certain audience.
If you find certain bloggers who post about the subjects of your interest then learn from them instead of relying on other sites.
4. Visit a real shop
Internet has dominated everything.
Even shops. We know.
Still, get off your couch and hit a local shop or mall in order to check out new gadgets. Use the new gizmos to observe what’s new and buy something if fall in love with any of the gadgets you see there.
They don’t charge you for trying out new devices and hanging around after all. You can get to know a lot about the latest tech using this way without actually having to buy it.
Does this seems like a strange idea to you? Do it occasionally maybe.
5. Make your own community (or join the existing ones)
You’re not the only one on this earth having a knack for something. There are already thousands of others like you, right?
Then where do those people hang out?
Clue: The Internet.
The Internet and social sites are filled with communities formed by large groups having the same interests. Their mutual love for specific topics brings them together and allows them to learn from each other.
You can find these people almost everywhere. In groups on Facebook or Google Plus communities.
Also, don’t neglect the power of the real world. You can learn a great deal of lessons from your nerdy buddies. You can also make groups on messengers such as WhatsApp, exclusive to sharing information with friends who admire similar topics.
Create your own space where you can share the facts, links, information and anything else you think might be useful to others.
6. Stay curious
This would be enough.
If you’re fascinated by what happens inside objects and wish to learn what you don’t know then you’ll find out a way by yourself.
People learn because they ask questions, not because there’s a lot of information available to them. You already have an internet connection. You barely need anything else.
Be curious and start learning whatever interests you and is useful to you.
Alright, now that we’ve shared some useful ideas above, we don’t want you to go hunting for tech sites after reading this post. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the best sites according to us which we think you should read.
Have a quick glance at each one of them and then decide which one is right for you.
A list of websites for computer science students to stay updated with the latest trends and technologies
1. The Verge
5. The Next Web
8. Tom’s Guide
12. Business Insider
15. Popular Science
Specific websites for computer science students to stay updated
As you might have observed, most of the sites listed above are either technology or the usual news sites in the industry.
But what if you want to know something only related to the field of computer science? Say, new research or discoveries? Well then, we’ve got you covered.
We suggest you to go to any of the science sites and click ‘computer science’ if that section is available and boom! There you go. Ask others for their preferred sites as well. Although these sites aren’t completely specific either, they’re somewhat more relevant to the ones listed above.
Here’s a list of sites for computer science students to stay updated with the latest trends.
All these websites are undoubtedly cool. That’s enough food for you today.
Yet, we would like to hear from you.
What else do you think computer science students do to stay updated. Are there certain websites you read on a regular basis? We’d like to hear from you. Leave a comment.