Does the verge suck now?
Also: Where does /g/ get their tech news?
The verge has always sucked, it's about shitty consumer tech and not actual technology (of course, shitty consumer tech is probably all you care about, you useless fucking cunt).
If you want to learn about actual technology and not just what new plastic lumps one of three different companies have started shitting out, try slashdot or hacker news (although HN is overrun with greedy faggot startup kids).
I actually use /g/ at this point. Verge is shit now that they're giant SJW faggots that blindly defend Apple and said the Nexus 5 was shit because the buttons "were made of ceramic, for whatever that's worth".
You're probably not going to understand it all, but the only advice I can give you is to just dive in balls deep. Sites like The Verge are dime a dozen marketing outlets with barely any technical worth. They're reviewers and marketers for consumer products. If you want to actually understand the circuitry in the product, and learn about the industry then you have to read industry news.
spectrum.ieee is pretty pop sci though, but its worth while still.
arstechnica is literally kotaku of tech sites.
The Verge is about how things feel, and their impact on your life. The way they write clearly shows they want you to have an experience while reading and they want to tell you their experience with various things, on a personal level.
If you don't want that, definitely don't visit their site.
It's shit. Horrible site design, uselessly short RSS feed, constant feminist push pieces, and a reviewer blatantly flipflopping on square watches after the iWatch came out.
Actually an interesting 3-page read.
Verge (who polygon "split" from, but is still owned by the same parent company), and Arse technica are both piece of shit liberal hell holes, where technology is more about consumerism than actual advancements in the technological sector. Be wary of that hyper PC shit.
>I actually use /g/ at this point
>Verge is shit now that they're giant SJW faggots that blindly defend Apple and said the Nexus 5 was shit because the buttons "were made of ceramic, for whatever that's worth".
>and said the Nexus 5 was shit because the buttons "were made of ceramic, for whatever that's worth".
Not to excuse The Verge, but you're taking some guy's opinion of a bad phone too seriously
>where technology is more about consumerism than actual advancements in the technological sector.
What do you expect when the people who care about technology really care about consumer products?
Let's be real here; we love hearing about technology breakthroughs and improvements--but don't you get a boner when watching a diginews video and finding out the technology will soon be available at a consumer-based level?
Yes the Verge sucks. Read their Passport "review", see their Apple pandering today, and read just their Twitter to see how low they've sunk.
Ars is my last holdout for mobile reviews, but if I see one more bullshit article about Gamergate, that'll be it.
It really depends on who you are. If you're some pleb tiered professional who's conversations revolve around iPads, 'the cloud', and other consumer level shit than those "news" outlets are for you.
If you're a true computer science professional than you're reading white papers and other more serious websites.
Keep fighting that straw man, SJW. I'm sure you'll win against those evil "sexists".
Here's a tip: the next time you're reading one of those "anti-sexist articles", filter out the logical fallacies, hate speech, and threats. There won't be much left.
>Ars is my last holdout for mobile reviews, but if I see one more bullshit article about Gamergate, that'll be it.
At least they're reasonably infrequent and ignorably bland about it. The Verge browbeats you with rabid whiteknighting every few days.
GamerGate was about media ethics and indie developers.
Anti-GamerGate is the result of the implicated media companies spinning and deflecting the discussion with the biggest straw man I think I've ever seen. Instead of answering or even acknowledging legitimate criticisms, they've shut down the discussion by playing a hyper-feminist victim card because there was a woman involved. Quite the ironic twist, IMO. They raised a viral army of SJWs who eat up their own bullshit, but can't produce a single coherent argument because they don't even know what they're actually fighting against.
What the fuck opposition are you even talking about? Internet trolls, seriously?
Here's an exercise for you: come up with a short list articles that you feel represent your position in a professional manner. Now come up with a short list of articles from the "opposition". You're going to have to perform a lot of mental gymnastics, buddy.
Verge hires some of the most biased and zero-sum people I've ever seen in writing.
What's funny is that they parrot pro-Apple, but signed a long-term deal with Microsoft for product advertising.
It doesn't help that half their staff is 100% hipster-tier.
Their coverage of the USS Gerald Ford was flawed, something I didn't take to kindly to. They don't get their facts right half the time, and sometimes don't bother researching topics before shitting out a piece (not a news article, mind you: a long piece).
It attracts the common denomination of hipsters and Apple lovers.
Anyone smart enough would avoid them, and their sister sites within Vox Media, immediately.
Even if Josh shat on everything not-Apple, he also shat on Apple.
He was a dickhead but knew how to run a media site so that it didn't alienate too many people with biased viewpoints stretching across many different pieces. He saw things based on features, merit, and innovation first, not brand-name.
Now it's a different tune, with Nilay Patel as Chief. He is decidedly partisan.
Adrianne Jeffries left in early October, Thomas Houston left yesterday. Josh Topolsky left eons ago, so yeah, it sucks now.
RIP Verge c. 2011-20420
A combination of three things made me give up on The Verge about a month ago. The occasional good long-form article kept me subscribed to the site, but this was the final fucking straw.
No explanation necessary.
This was some sort of "experiment" they did with BuzzFeed-style quizzes and list articles. Not even Gizmodo's clickbait is this blatant.
Holy shit, fuck David Pierce. Fuck that enormous fucking clown. I have no idea why he still has a job.
Pic related. He downloaded the leaked copy of The Expendables 3, and proudly wrote an article about how he'd watched the movie twice and how amazing it was. He then watched it in a theater, and wrote another article where he called it one of the worst action films he'd ever seen. This is the indecisive fucking idiot who's in charge of almost every review at The Verge.