Information overload is not going away, and it's arguably more pronounced among those of us inclined to read the likes of Ars Technica, Lifehacker, et al. RSS helps, but even RSS can feel like an obligation. That's precisely why curators serve such a crucial function.
Techi beautifully serves up the latest from popular tech blogs like Mashable, Lifehacker, and The Verge, as well as some lesser-known sites like TechRadar and TechnoBuffalo. It even scours more comprehensive sites like The Guardian for tech news.
Techi's been around since 2010, but it looks like it recently received a much-needed makeover, paring down the feature set and simplifying the look and feel. Take a look at the before and after shots:
The change is pretty drastic, and for the better. The content is given room to breathe, and I appreciate that only the headlines are given, so users have to open the original content creators' sites to see so much as a word of an individual piece. Techi looks great in any browser I threw at it, on desktop and mobile. By default, you'll see the curated stream of news from around the web, but Techi writes original articles, too: just click the "exclusive" link at the top to see them.
I should mention that, while I find the site useful, I took issue with the rather annoying recurring popup asking me to subscribe to the emai lnewsletter. If you can get past that, Techi is a quick way to catch up on what's going on.