If you’re an avid tech nut,and it’s pretty likely you are one if you’re reading this, you probably already have your favorites among tech websites and blogs, which offer daily tech news, gadget reviews and basically anything a tech-head might find interesting. It doesn’t matter if you’re an enthusiast or a professional, there is something for everyone. This is our attempt at compiling a list of our favorite tech sites, based on our preferences and expectations. While being far from definitive, it represents a good overview of what’s out there. Have a look at our pick of essential tech sites.
Aimed at a younger generation of readers, with its upbeat and casual style, TechCrunchhas become one of the top sources when it comes to providing you with the latest news on websites, portals, gadgets, as well as useful reviews.
Another big name in the tech news world, Gizmodo is very informative and up-to-date with all the latest developments, which are put up every few minutes. Gizmodo separates itself from the pack by infusing its articles with humor and sarcasm, providing a fresh take on the matter, which is most welcome, as some tech news, well, it can be kind of boring. As far as combining humor and seriousness goes, Gizmodo strikes a perfect balance.
A superstar among the tech sites, Engadget lacks the humor and casual approach of the TechCrunch and Gizmodo, but it provides you with new info before any of its competitors. In fact, Engadget is the largest of them all, and pulling in the most visitors. And we’re not just showering it with praise because it gives out prizes to its readers (although we tend to be easily bribed).
An extension of Wired Magazine, Wired is one of the oldest tech sites on the web. Tradition may not account for much in the Internet world, and Wired doesn’t rely on it at all. While it is isn’t as quick as Gizmodo or Engadget in putting up new stuff, it does feature a lot of video game news, iPhone hacks, as well as lots of articles on new and interesting gadgets, science, entertainment, business, security and design.
Mashable is your primary source regarding Web 2.0 applications. Every day, you will be provided with new top lists, startup reviews and industry-related articles. Being one of the most vibrant and active online news communities, it relies on the advantages provided by social media, with more than 6 million followers on various social networks, and over 20 million unique visits.
Being an online version of the famous PCWorld magazine, it is one of the most influential platforms, featuring authoritative reviews of the latest hardware and software, latest tech news, information about prices and well as downloads of the latest freeware and shareware.
The list goes on and on, and it’s safe to say that you won’t go wrong in choosing any of these sites. It is all a matter of personal preference. Don’t forget US – not quite in this league – Yet!