Pimp My News is a RSS News Feeds aggregator that turns all available RSS News Feeds into podcasts which can be listened to online or downloaded to the computer. The user can add up to ten feeds to his playlist which can then be turned into podcasts. Pimp My News provides two ways of subscribing to RSS news feeds. The first are packages, called FastPak at the website, which contain between 1 and 10 feeds that cater around specific interests like sports, art or technology. They make it simple and easy to subscribe to multiple RSS news feeds in short time.
The second option is to browse the categories that are available and handpick news feeds from the available options. Each category offers several categories that contain multiple feeds. The Technology category for instance contains Software, Internet and Apple subcategories that contain a handful of news feeds each.
It is unfortunately not possible to add RSS news feeds that are not in those lists which means for example that Ghacks cannot be subscribed to yet. The developers provide an email address where users can mail suggestions to though.
None, some or all of the subscribed RSS news feeds can be turned into podcasts which is the unique selling point of Pimp My News. The user can subscribe to these Podcasts, supported are iTunes but also any other software program where the user can subscribe to Podcasts (so called Podcatchers).
The quality of the recordings is fine. It is not the best and a computer is used to create the RSS audio but it is understandable. The podcasts can be copied to mp3 players like the iPod to listen to the news while on the go.
Update: Pimp my News is no longer available. What you can use instead is Buzz Voice which offers a free and paid version as an online version and as applications.Advertisement
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.