A tech magazine is just like a holy book for the people who follow technology as a passion. The amount of useful information that is offered in most tech magazines relating to the latest in anything that has anything to do with technology is staggeringly detailed and still some magazines have managed to set the bar higher with every edition. The exceptionally large number of magazines makes the choosing of the best tech magazines a difficult and intriguing task. That said there are many magazines that have kept their standards very high in this regard. Let us look at the top 10 tech magazines.
10. Popular Science:
PopSci as it is better known is an American tech magazine that was founded in 1872 and is one of the leading tech magazines in the world even today. The magazine has often been translated into many different languages all around the world. Its monthly editions provide much needed sci-tech news and reviews for the educated layman which is also highly accessible to the general public. It is a great magazine to pick up to cue in on the latest what’s what in technology.
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CHIP magazine is a monthly Germany based tech magazine that is circulated throughout Europe and Asia. It is one of the leading magazines that cover everything that you need to know on computer hardware, software and peripherals. With an average sale count of well over four hundred thousand copies it is also one of the largest sellers in this genre of magazines. An online version which is also immensely popular has been running since a few years now. It is one of the best magazines that you can buy to know everything about computers and gadgets.
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8. American Scientist:
American Scientist is a tech magazine that targets scientists and engineers and covers pretty much any topic that is related to science and tech in all fields of science. The high standards that this magazine maintains are hard to find with any other magazine. The fact that it still remains focused on its primary target audience even after almost a hundred years of its existence is testament of the quality that it has managed to maintain. The online version of the magazine was also launched in 2003 and it has also seen immense success.
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7. Science News:
Science News magazine is published twice a week and is based in the US. It covers recent scientific developments and also has sections devoted to scientific journals. It was founded in 1922 and has since then given a lot of focus on the latest in science and technology. This tech magazine was published weekly but that changed to a bi weekly format in 2008 and has since then remained a bi weekly magazine. It is run by a non-profit organization known as the Society for Science and the Public.
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6. Computer Power User:
Computer Power User also known as CPU is one of the most popular tech magazines of today and was started off in the year 2001. It is one of the best magazines for regular science buffs and computer geeks. In a world where magazines have tried to become accessible to every reader, this tech magazine still maintains most of its sections targeted towards the seasoned science buff. A major part of its coverage is based on computer hardware and the editorial content is also excellently crafted.
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5. Discover Magazine:
Discover Magazine is a well known tech magazine that caters to the everyday reader and not just people who stay in touch with science and tech related news. It is a great magazine to have for any science buff and then practically anyone will find this magazine very interesting. Over the years it has seen several changes in its ownership but has managed to maintain the high standards that are expected off it.
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4. Popular Mechanics:
Popular Mechanics is a well known American tech magazine that has been in circulation since 1902 and today it has 9 different international editions. It covers automobiles, science and tech and also lifestyle topics. It has many great writers on its payroll and is a monthly magazine. It is one of the best all round science magazines that anyone could get their hands on. A must have for any gadget freak.
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3. PC World:
Although PC World is more of a computer technology magazine, one can simply not overlook this magazine as one of the best tech based magazines in the world. Besides computers, this tech magazine also looks into the latest gadgets such as cameras, TVs and even mp3 players which are most gadgets that most people use. It was flagged off in 1983 and has since then been at the forefront of technology news, reviews and other articles.
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WIRED magazine was started off in 1993 and has since then been one of the premier tech magazines in the world. Besides technology the magazine also covers business, lifestyle and has also ventured into thought leadership. This tech magazine has several international versions although it was started in the United States. Its monthly editions are well worth collecting for the tech enthusiast.
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1. Technology Review:
Technology Review was flagged off in 1899 and is a bimonthly magazine. The magazine is owned and published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is one of the oldest surviving tech magazines. It has continually established itself as the best tech magazine in the world time and again. The magazine was revived into its past glory in 1996 and has since then been delivering the best of what MIT does and what the technological world entails to the world with unparalleled success.
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