Engadget or Gizmodo?

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Engadget or Gizmodo?

  1. Engadget

    43 vote(s)
    58.1%
  2. Gizmodo

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. MacRumors is the only one for me

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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  2. nineteentwelve macrumors regular

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    I rarely visit both, but if I do, it's always Engadget. If there is something interesting and worthwhile on Gizmodo, then it'll find it's way to me through various sources in my RSS reader.

    As for 'serious' Mac news? MacRumors wins hands down for me. Any other Mac news, I get from either TUAW or Digg's Apple section.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  4. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Engadget here too, but I seldom visit anymore
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I don't know the difference, nor do I care. It's pretty much the same from my point of view. The only difference is for them, as they get ad revenue from me. One isn't really "better". They all have nice sneak peaks at unreleased products, or something similar.

    However, I must say that I visit Engadget. I have a custom Google homepage (I think it's called "iGoogle" :rolleyes: ) which has an Engadget news feed. I never even thought to compare it with Gizmodo because, again, there isn't much difference.
     
  6. Luis macrumors 65816

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    Engadget and Macrumors mainly, but either way, my RSS feeds include many others to keep me updated.
     
  7. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    I used to visit both, but I have long given up on Gizmodo, as they too often treat their readers with contempt in the blog's forum.
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I read the RSS headlines from Engadget, and visit when something interests me (maybe twice a day?). The only time I visit Gizmodo is when it is linked to from any other site I browse.
     
  9. Raid macrumors 68020

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    My 'Newz Feedz' bookmark folder contains the following (and in order, lowest priority first):
    MacNN
    Ars Technica
    Slashdot
    Engadet
    Macrumors

    Gizmodo is kind of off my radar, not that I think it's bad or anything, but Engadget covers my tech-product news quite nicely.
     
  10. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Oddly enough, this is the second time I've seen this question posed on a forum.

    Anyhow, I am an Engadget fan. Not sure entirely when I stumbled across them, but I read them religiously until I started using RSS, then I just read the RSS feed and jump over if an article is especially interesting.

    Gizmodo just struck me as redundant, and I liked the way Engadget was laid out.
     
  11. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    I come here every single day and usually visit engadget and Appleinsider for more stuff.. :)
     
  12. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    The main blog sites I check are here and iDoctor for my Apple stuff and Engadget for general tech news.
     
  13. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    I used to go to Gizmodo every day the same as Engadget, but the juvenile attitudes, the porno, and the hate just got too much to bear. I find it depressing and stressful overall.

    A couple of times I tried going back because Giz does have some scoops etc. but the site just gets more angry, negative and porno filled every day, so each time I return I hardly get through the story I linked there on before I feel my facial muscles setting into the "yuck face" and I leave.

    If they just got rid of the porn and hired a single cheerful person (ideally a girl to balance all the testosterone), I would consider reading the site again.
     
  14. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Gizmodo and Engadget are basically the same thing. Gizmodo covers more NSFW stuff so I don't visit there as often because I don't really need to read about dildos connected to those ab-exerciser things.
     
  15. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Engadget is Men's Journal. Gizmodo is Maxim.
     
  16. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    What the ****? Since when was there porn on Engadget? Its not The Sun (UK newspaper) :D
     
  17. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    between just those two i prefer Engadget by far. especially after Gizmondo's sad behavior at a electronics show when they were given 'press passes'. be more mature.
     
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    This is exactly why I don't read it (intentionally)...They completely lost my respect f'in around with the trade show presentations...
     
  19. LizKat macrumors 68030

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    +1 although sometimes I look at Slashdot the Mac part
     
  20. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    porn on Gizmodo

    Gizmodo (not Engadget) has links on the main page to a couple of porn sites, and they regularly make reference to porn in their "reviews."

    I have read a few reviews where they talk about [masturbating] over products or whether a given product is worthy of same. Basically just the usual childish stuff that a 20 something guy would find amusing but almost no-one else.

    They also make a lot of references to women and girls that I find offensive, but it's the unrelenting negativity that is most draining to me.

    I believe it's part of the whole "hip dudes with a website" persona thingie. We are supposed to imagine them listening to indie music on their skateboards while they write the reviews, which is supposed to give them some kind of "cred" with the younger X-Box crowd so they will buy into what they say. Sadly, this is more of a corporate tactic than anything real anyway, and so IMO, both incredibly lame and also unforgivable.
     
  21. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    This is also the reason why Engagdet would get my vote over Gizmodo (however, I voted for macrumors since it was a given option).
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I visit both daily, but Engadget is my prefered of the two, because it seems they are pickier about what they post, while Gizmodo posts anything and everything they hear about.
     
  23. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    MacRumors, TUAW, and Daring Fireball are about the only tech sites I visit on a regular basis (aside from my own, of course ;) ). Between Engadget and Gizmodo, I usually visit Engadget, unless some other site links to Gizmodo.
     
  24. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I used to subscribe to both of their RSS feeds, but the only tech things that interest me are Macs and mobile phones, and MR obviously covers Mac news the best, and mobile phone news is best handled by Engadget Mobile or Boy Genius Report, but I only need to check up on the phone world once every few weeks, especially now that Apple is a part of that world.

    I used to visit mainstream Engadget and Gizmodo everyday, but that other tech stuff (gaming, PCs, etc.) doesn't really interest me. However, I think Gizmodo's approach is somewhat unprofessional and negative. Engadget is usually humourous and professional, but it just doesn't really interest me.
     
  25. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    I go to engadgetHD for my HDTV news, but only because no one else seems to bring together the info they do. So, its like they win by default. The problem I have with them is that it seems like a 5th grader writes their posts. Often times, their postings are riddled with syntax errors or confusing word choices. Would it kill them to be a bit more professional?
     

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