Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Presenting NextPowerUp

Presenting NextPowerUp, our sister tech-publication in the works, designed with a bigger canvas. TechPowerUp established itself as one of the top PC hardware publications thanks to our pursuit for quality reviews and relentless news delivery. We decided it was time to put these core ideals to use, in addressing the much larger consumer electronics and gadgets markets, without disturbing TechPowerUp's focus on PC enthusiast content, one of its hallmarks.

NextPowerUp is designed to keep you up to speed on the latest in over 20 markets (and growing), each with its own content channel, and editors hand-picked for them. These include Audio (personal, home, professional, concert), Business, Cinema (filming, production, exhibition), Desktops (pre-built desktop PCs), Displays (signage, projectors), Gadgets, Gaming (games, game development, gaming industry, consoles), Internet (the business of WWW), Networking (social networking), Notebooks (notebooks, Ultrabooks, netbooks), Phones (of all shapes and sizes), Photo & Video (cameras of all shapes and sizes), Politics (industry soap-opera), Robots (outside assembly lines), Science (popular science, space exploration), Software, Storage, Tablets, Televisions (TVs and technologies built around them), Transportation (wheels that don't run on fossil fuels), and Wireless (Cellular carriers, commercial WiFi).
Sounds good? We're looking for talented and motivated people who would like to join us on our journey into the post-PC era. There are various positions open:
  • Writers for news, articles, editorials, and interviews, in any single (or a combination of) channel(s) listed above,
  • Channel Editors who along with writing, can marshal writers and oversee their work in a particular channel of their area of expertise,
  • Web Designers who work with our web developers to incrementally improve the design, usability, and functionality of the site,
Working for us pays, and can be as materially rewarding as it is intellectually challenging. We are a virtual corporation, and working for us (full-time or part-time) will not require you to move. Interested (and serious) candidates can write to btarunr[at]techpowerup[dot]com with CVs, and answers to the following questionnaire:

1. In less than 270 characters (use a word processor to count), come up with a crisp, catchy, and concise paragraph on any one of the following recent developments:2. To supplement your CV, informally tell us a bit about yourself (to the extant you're comfortable with, we won't judge you on that). Tell us how you developed a passion for the area(s) of interest you'd like to work with us for.
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87 Comments on Presenting NextPowerUp

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
So another Engadget and gizmodo type tech network. No thanks
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#2
t77snapshot
Congratulations to you W1z and the staff of TechPowerUp!:toast: Also congrats to all the new hires of your recently established website! I look forward to your product news / reviews and you have my support! I wish the staff all but success with the new NextPowerUp.:respect:
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#3
LightningJR
One thing I have noticed different and that I LOVE about TPU is that NPU don't encompass my whole browser window. I know with that layout it may not be possible but if it can be changed please do. :)

Oh yeah, congrats!! I will check it multiple times daily as I do with TPU. :) :toast:


Haha I just noticed I now have two *PU mini circle logos right next to each other (without a name next to them) in my bookmarks bar. Looks like red and green christmas bulbs, fitting, and intentional? :O 8) :p
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#4
patrico
looks great, brillant idea keeping this place targeting PC enthusiast content and another site for the massive amount of other tech around, cant wait to browse thumbs up :)

I smell another site added to my home page
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#5
VulkanBros
What about an app for smartphone users like that for TechPowerUP? Would be great.....
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#7
Bullly
Nice work Wiz. I am liking it and added it to my homepage. Btw do you plan to bring a redesign to TPU? I think it deserves a redesign. It didnt get a major redesign ever since its launch.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
Bullly said:
Nice work Wiz. I am liking it and added it to my homepage. Btw do you plan to bring a redesign to TPU? I think it deserves a redesign. It didnt get a major redesign ever since its launch.
its had a few changes here and there.


like any smart businessman, w1zzy knows that change = hate.
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#9
W1zzard
Ravenas said:
I'm not fond of how the search bar is setup. I DO like instant results, but it should not be instant results within the home page itself. The instant results should appear on the bar. It takes away from what you are reading on the homepage.
changed it so that the original page content reappears when you clear all text from the search field

VulkanBros said:
What about an app for smartphone users like that for TechPowerUP? Would be great.....
once we got everything else figured out, i'll look into that
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#10
Naito
A pole on mobile OS but no mention of Windows Phone? Site seems biased already. Seriously, Symbian is on its way out and what mainstream phone have we seen with Bada?
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#11
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
I really like the scope (large diversity of "channels") that is planned for the site.

Suggestion for the future when more channel content comes into play :
Make each of the four rows that display content channel specific, and give them forward and back buttons so that a user can scroll sideways through the channel's content.
Allow the users' to customize which 4 channels show up by default on the home page for them (using cookies or whatever).

The home page is a bit busy at the moment, but I am confident the web designers and developers will address aesthetic issues as time goes by.
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#12
Ozpa
I just love the current site design and everything about it. Just add something like video to hardware reviews and it's perfect :)
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Love this. Thanks so much. Kind of like MaximumPCs other magazine which is escaping me right now :):rockout:
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#14
ogharaei
TPU Proofreader
Looking good :toast:
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#15
DaMobsta
Front page seems to have taken a page from The Verge, without the crazy color schemes. It also introduces to the reader a little information overload on the front page, though that would depend on the reader if he/she would prefer that or something else.

Anyways, good job TPU! Huge potential for NPU.
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#16
Laurijan
interesting - another site more to TPU and GN - general nonesense.net worked out very well.
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#17
DaveK
I'll stick to my usual Engadget/The Verge/GSMArena for my gadget news, doesn't mean we can't have another one. All the best with the new site guys :toast:
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#18
dr emulator (madmax)
a wise man once wrote 'don't try to fix something that isn't broken'

:lovetpu::peace:
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#19
GSquadron
The website might be great, but to me it is like a very usual platform (not wanting to say copied idea from other websites)
The website should have been special somehow
Even though your success is 100% guaranteed
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#20
Ravenas
W1zzard said:
changed it so that the original page content reappears when you clear all text from the search field
Awesome it works much better now. :toast:

I would think that the articles on the home page need to take a new approach for organizational and flow purposes. Just my opinion.
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#21
lemonadesoda
Now that you have officially "announced" and therefore "launched" it... you really need to get the content flowing. It becomes quickly stale when it stagnates. Only a few articles are appearing day... or at least so it seems from the landing page. And today, Saturday, it is the same content as when I looked yesterday. That's not OK for a consumer focused site where you will get most hits on evenings and weekends. Get your content aggregation working much faster.

I also think you need to rebrand. Nextpowerup is very ok to the TPU community. To the wider world? Not.
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#22
GSquadron
Btw the page wont open 100% on a 1024x768 display

Also, as a presentation to get work, look at my website.
If you are interested pm me
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#23
W1zzard
Aleksander Dishnica said:
Btw the page wont open 100% on a 1024x768 display
that's by design. we decided for fixed width this time and wanted to cater to more modern screens, instead of having a super narrow piece of content in the middle like other sites.

the site is still usable on 1024
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#24
Mussels
Moderprator
W1zzard said:
that's by design. we decided for fixed width this time and wanted to cater to more modern screens, instead of having a super narrow piece of content in the middle like other sites.

the site is still usable on 1024
that really alienates mobile users, as well as netbook users. my netbook is 1024x600, and my iPad is 1024x768.
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#25
lemonadesoda
Agree. Remove fixed width. Optimise for, say, 1366 in the x, but make it fit-to-window (or whatever it is called) when you have a smaller screen or if you make the browser window smaller. Just like this forum works! And just like the TPU main landing page works! No reason to use fixed width. That is so dated, and 1990s.
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