Part of a well-known site that hires "experts" to put together pages of links and articles on various subjects; this one includes links for communication, networking, programming, hardware, software, careers and the technology business. Includes chat and free newsletters on technology
Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Website for searching, viewing, and analyzing patent documents. Offers free access to a wide variety of data collections and patent information including United States patents, European patents and patent applications, PCT application data from the World Intellectual Property Office, Patent Abstracts of Japan, and IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletins.
How Stuff Works
Besides the usual mechanical and technical categories, you can also find out how pragmatic, day-to-day stuff works. Examples: how bread works, how holidays work.
On this site "early adopter" developers can download and evaluate IBM's latest software technologies. Current technology focus areas are Java, XML, Multimedia, Pervasive and Security.
Computer science research organization of Microsoft, founded in 1991 to do basic and applied research in computer science. Site includes searchable list of technical reports written by MSR researchers, current news from MSR, job opportunities including graduate fellowship and summer internship programs; free downloads of research project demos.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
A tech-lover's paradise of information on standards and time, as well as some nifty resources. Want to synch up your computer clock to the official U.S. time from the Naval Observatory atomic clock? Here's where you can do it.