This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
These are monthly, not daily, so they tend to reference "trends" rather than breaking news. Unlike the tone of many blog entries (which tend to be quick -- including my own), the articles go a bit deeper, often with working examples of the subject.