At Wired we're working hard on a technology platform shift that will let us relaunch the site with loads of bells and whistles in June. This involves engineers, "QA" and "release candidates", all of which is exactly as exasperating as it sounds. But in the meantime, we're having fun by launching new blogs right and left. The big one today is Danger Room, which is led by Noah Shachtman and the rest of the crew from the awesome Defense Tech, which we've admired for years at its home at Military.com. I'm sure Defense Tech will continue in some form, but I'm delighted that the writers we like so much have now joined us to start Danger Room..
Other new or newish Wired blogs worth checking out include Wired Science, which had blanket coverage of the AAAS meeting in San Francisco this weekend, the top-notch Game|Life, which is giving Kotaku and Joystiq a run as the best gaming blog out there, Gadget Lab, which will the core of our growing gadget reviews and news empire, and Epicenter, which has just welcomed Spencer Reiss, one of the finest technology business writers working today.
And why isn't this blog part of the Wired Blog Network? No, it's not that I failed the QA test. It's just that I want to keep the longtail.com domain (and all the sweet Pagerank and Technorati rank that comes with it) and we need to come up with a style sheet that will let us run Wired Blog Network ads on sites running outside wired.com. Which is to say that I will be redesigning this blog soon.