I never thought I’d say I like a news site as well or better than Google News, but it’s true — Topix.net is a terrific news resource. The folks over at Topix launched a new version of the site this week, with a new front page and a bunch of improved features. Topix crawls over 7,000 news sources (which makes Google’s 4,500 pale in comparison), but that’s not the best part: you can receive an RSS feed for just about anything on the site, whether it be a specific news topic, keyword search, or even your own zip code. Topix has an aggregated feed for every zip code in the country. If you’re not into the RSS thing, Topix will mail you an alert based on your keyword search. Gary Price has more in areview at SearchDay. Topix really has the right idea.