Disclaimer: this uses Erudite, a tool I wrote in Django.

Here's how I speed-read programming-related news. Open https://erudite.supermind.org/news/headlines/#tab_Programming in your browser.

Press ` (backtick key) to page the entire row, shift+` to page-prev the entire row.

Press 1 2 3 4 to page each respective column. shift+1 to previous page on column 1, shift+2 on column 2 etc.

When you see a link you like, , then use the arrow keys to navigate to the link, then ctrl+enter to open it in a background tab.

Using Erudite is a *ton* faster then reading through Hacker News or proggit (though you can't easily read the comments easily).

Pure awesomeness.