To stay current and on top of emerging news in information technology consider following industry leaders in the technologies that you use and experts in those tech spaces, including their personal websites, blogs, and other social media accounts, such as their Twitter, YouTube channels, and podcasts. For staying current or learning new skills check out Brown's subscriptions to these sites featuring short video tutorials:
O'Reilly Learning Platform [https://learning.oreilly.com/] (Brown University Log-in required) Formerly Safari Tech Books, this site offers access to Safari and O'Reilly e-books as well as video tutorials and platform for practicing new skills using their new Learning Paths [https://learning.oreilly.com/learning-paths/]. Single-sign on is still being set up; in the meantime please use [https://www.safaribooksonline.
LinkedIn Learning [https://brown.edu/linkedinlearning] (Brown University Log-in required) Formerly Lynda.com, this site offers video content and tutorials covering wide range of technologies and skills.
Stackoverflow [https://stackoverflow.com/] Online forum allowing users to ask questions of the community. Sort by "Hot" topics [https://stackoverflow.com/?tab=hot], including Top Questions trending for the week or month.
Hacker News [https://news.ycombinator.com/] Social news online community where content meeting certain number of views can be up and down-voted based on community response.
RunasRadio [http://runasradio.com/] is a weekly podcast for Information Technology professionals working with Microsoft products.
Hanselminutes [https://hanselminutes.com/episodes] is a weekly podcast on tech topics.