Ars and Slashdot are my favorites. For Slashdot, a lot of the stories are outdated, but it's really the comments that offer the real insight (I browse at 4/0 threshold, with a -1 mod for funny). I consider Ars a fairly newsworthy site in general, though some of the articles do have pretty obvious evidence of bias and some of them are outright sensationalist. I also follow Roger Grimes' security column on InfoWorld closely (Krebs on Security is also interesting sometimes). I also kind of pay attention to InfoWorld in general, as well as zdnet, CNET, PCWorld, and Tom's Hardware and the newsfeed they have there, but all those are to a lesser extent.
It feels a bit liberating to be able to shoot night scenes handheld without blurring and being too dark with the Sony Alpha NEX-5R. Good hardware + software is sometimes the key to shooting well. (Being able to shoot at ISO 3200 without repercussions is also nice compared to my smartphone which starts to get VERY iffy at 400.)