Favourite Tech Blogs and Geek News Websites

Keeping up to date with all the latest tech news day to day can be difficult.

Whether it’s the newest smartphone and gadgets, apps, technological breakthrough or the next big thing in social networking, there are literally thousands of tech blogs and websites to choose from to fulfil your passion for all things geek.

We have a few favourites that you might want to bookmark…

1.      http://www.ted.com/

TED started out as conference in 1984 bringing together Technology, Entertainment and Design.

TED

Today TED  is a nonprofit with covering a vast array of topics under the mantra Ideas Worth Spreading.

Two main annual events in USA and Uk form the inspiring backbone to the collective worldwide thinktank – TED Conference and TED Global.

The TED Talks free award winning video website is the online one-stop-shop where you can just dive in to watch and be amazed by some truly ground breaking talks.

2.      http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/

Gizmodo UK is one of the latest Gizmodo US regional offshoots featuring posts covering tech and gadgets plus science, space, architecture and design.

Gizmodo_lores

Nerdy, chatty, personable with some great up to date content, this site is well worth exploring.

Available in English, French, Dutch, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese.

3.      http://technorati.com/

Described as “the search engine for searching blogs”, the Technocrati Authority was originally founded in 2002

Technorati

Technorati indexes millions of of tags from websites and blogs.  It then reviews and ranks the blogs in an order ranking based on a number of performance factors in the Top 100 and Blog Directory.

Bloggers can join the Technorati community for free and claim their own blogs plus comment on favourite posts.

4.      http://www.theverge.com/

The Verge is an American owned technology news and media company launched by Vox Media in 2011.

The Verge

The website features lots of video content, news reviews and in depth articles.

Check out the “News in 90 seconds” for your daily technology news quick fix.

5.      http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tech/

The well respected, Pulitzer Prize winning, Huffington Post is another liberal American news media network achieving over 1 million comments on it’s posts every month.

Huffington Post

The website was acquired in early 2011 by AOL for a reported US$315million and covers a vast array of interests. Huffington Post launched it’s UK edition in July 2011.

HuffPostUKTech covers technology from the high tech home, latest gadgets and the digital divide to outer space.

6.      http://www.springwise.com/

London based SpringWise is all about new innovative commercial ideas and business start-ups tipped to be the next big thing.

Spring Wise

Springwise scans the globe with the help of 15,000 spotters for the most promising business ventures, ideas and concepts that are ready for regional or international adaptation, expansion, partnering, investments or cooperation.

7.      http://mashable.com/

Peter Cashmore started the social media news blog, Mashable , in 2005 from his home is Aberdeen.

Mashable

Today, it is one of the world’s biggest independent websites with reportedly over 50million pageviews per month, 3.2million Twitter followers and 1million Facebook fans.

Featuring up to the minute news and views from the world of social media, entertainment,  web development, technology and much more, Mashable is hard to beat for a daily read.

8.      http://www.wired.co.uk/

The wonderful world of Wired UK explores future tech ideas and concepts, plus science news, reviews and editorial.

Wired

The website is the digital version of the well established Wired magazine which is also featured in part on the website and in the available iOS and Android apps.

Still one of the best offline reads too.

9.      http://techcrunch.com/

As the name suggests, TechCrunch is all about tech news, feeding over 12 million unique visitors every month with 37 million page views.

Tech Crunch

TechCrunch also features tech start-ups and new internet products. The website is packed full of lots of diverse posts and CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where some of the writers present stories that dominated the tech world over the past seven days.

10.   http://lifehacker.com/

The recently updated Lifehacker website is now the home of blogging platform – Kinja.

Life_Hacker_lores

The weblog features time saving tricks and life hacks, plus software hacks for Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

The Lifehacker motto is “Tips and downloads for getting things done.”

Just visit and dig around – you’ll soon find something to make you go ……oooohh….

11.   http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog

As you would imagine, The Guardian Technology section is the paper’s online tech news – all in on place.

Guardian Technology

The Technology Blog features posts mainly from Charles Arthur and is both diverse and informative. The Apps Blog with posts from Stuart Dredge covers weekly best-ofs and new releases.

The website also features a great review section for games, apps and the Tech Weekly podcast.

12.   http://www.cnet.com/

CNET is well established US review website covering everything from smartphones to cameras, laptops and gadgets to car tech, home entertainment and lots of other consumer electronics.

CNET

CNET has a number country editions including UK, Asia, Australia, Japan, China, France and Germany.

Popular sections include Crave and Videos – there is also a Price Comparison section which covers just about every gadget you could think of buying.

13.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/

Last, but not least in this post is the technology section of The Telegraph newspaper.

Telegraph Technology

This section features latest technology news, product, games and app reviews.

The popular technology videos feature news and reviews, with Shane Richmond, Emma Barnett and Matt Warman, with guest appearances by Harry Wallop.

 

In summary

We have just scratched the surface when it comes to tech blogs.  We have just given a small snapshot of some of our regular techy geek reads and blog subscriptions.

Lets us know your favourite websites and blogs too….

 

Article by : Tim Bennett

myCloud Media | Yorkshire Web Designers

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