Blogs once considered nuisance by mainstream, have surpassed all criticism and have steadily become the mainstream themselves. Whether it’s breaking news or opinion, humor or satire; whatever you are looking for, the blogs are up there as the best source for all information you seek. Technology and consumer gadgets have become the need of the hour and tech blogs have catered to this demand perhaps even better than the best newspapers in the world. There are infinite number of high quality tech blogs out there but here we list (in ascending order) the top 10 of the best amid them.
Web 2.0 blog started by Om Malik and published by Giga Omni Media Inc., GigaOM is a California based blog with a monthly global audience of over 4 million. More of an industrial blog, GigaOM is best known for providing news and reviews related to Web 2.0, besides news, analysis and opinions on technology startups, new technologies, and online games. The blog is recommended for all tech enthusiasts.
A regularly updated blog in shape of an online magazine, Wired is a technology news and review powerhouse. Well know for reporting on how technology affects economy, culture and politics, Wired is best at reviewing gadgets and new technologies with a thorough journalistic approach.
8. The Verge:
The Verge is the fastest recognized blog in the field of technology. Founded in November 2011, in partnership with Vox Media; the blog covers technology news and gadgets comprehensively besides covering other topics ranging from science and art to culture. Besides providing in-depth coverage on new launches the blog has a mission to write long-form feature stories that make a lasting impression.
A home for all-things tech, Mashable has come a long way since its inception by 19-year-old Pete Cashmore in 2005. Regarded highly for informative and entertaining way of presenting tech news and product reviews, Mashable is the social media guide and leading resource of news and information for the Connected Generation.
Founded in 1991, and known initially as ZiffNet, ZDNet was purchased in 2000 by CNET (CBS Interactive), and has ever since been a prodigy delivering the best news and coverage in variety of topics covering tech news and industry. With major focus of coverage on the big three – Apple, Microsoft, Google – ZDNet is renowned for its in-depth analysis on tech news, trends and matter of concern to the tech industry.
5. Ars Technica:
A well regarded name amid tech enthusiasts since an age, Ars Technica was founded by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998. Basically a technology news and information blog, Ars Technica also has wide news and reviews on topics covering computer hardware and software and video games.
Founded way back in 1994 by Halsey Minor and Shelby Bonnie, CNET has been one of the finest tech blogs for years. Featuring comprehensive reviews and crisp news on tech products and latest technologies that make it to the market, CNET is best known for its best 5 lists on every category of electronics.
Gizmodo is best known for its up-to-date coverage of consumer goods and latest trending technologies. Gizmodo, launched in 2002 is a part of the Gawker Media and also covers other topics ranging from design to architecture and from science to space.
The first to report on anything new in the tech world, Engadget was founded by Peter Rojas and Weblogs Inc in March 2004. Revered majorly for its in-depth coverage and detailed reviews on all gadgets and technologies, Engadget is now a part of AOL but has grown itself into a multilingual technology blog network of ten ‘blogs’ – four in English and six international versions.
Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch is the Mecca of in-depth news and analysis on technology based startup companies, tech websites and blogs, new technologies and gadgets. TechCrunch was purchased by AOL in 2010 for whopping $25 million.