As the format of blogging continues to evolve, 2015 saw some standout tech blogs emerging from the masses. These blogs are considered to be some of the top tech news resources, offer unbiased reviews on the technology that you’re most curious about, and cut through some of the rampant marketing that influences so many of our decisions and thoughts about tech. Most of them are pretty darn fun, too.
Some newcomers, some old standbys…these blogs are at the top of the tech blogging game for good reason. Here are 10 of the best tech blogs of 2015 in no particular order:
TechRadar is one of the most popular online sources for gadgetry reviews. They have an insanely helpful rating system for smartphones, tablets, etc. Lots of tech blogs will get too hung up on Apple products (or really any one specific brand that they favor) but some of TechRadar’s best blog articles have been about Android devices, features, and apps.
Although they’ve been well-known for several years now, Gizmodo stays on top of all things tech but also innovations in science, pop culture, and generally interesting things. It’s one of the most comprehensive news sources for tech enthusiasts. It’s more lighthearted vibe makes it sort of like Buzzfeed’s smarter, geekier older cousin. They often feature incredibly insightful pieces about the implications of new technology rather than simply posting a review or news blurb.
Tech2 is constantly churning out handy guides to help you pick the perfect tech for you. They cover everything from games to mobile devices, and apps to televisions. They weigh in on websites and post blog articles to help you get more out of the tech that you already have in addition to breaking down valuable information when exploring new tech options.
- The Verge
The Verge is a tech blog classic. They specialize in the longer format tech news blogging and thorough reviews. Most of the bloggers at The Verge are hardcore tech experts, so you can trust that what they say is fairly spot-on.
This blog is like a favorite of fellow tech bloggers. It guides them in methods to get more readers, spark casual readers’ interest in tech articles, and passes on information about the latest tech so that other bloggers can weigh in.
- The Next Web
An up-and-coming tech blog, The Next Web is gaining more readers thanks to their business- and culture-related take on the latest tech. Rather than simply appealing to tech-lovers, The Next Web brings the excitement of innovations in technology to the people it could directly affect, and those who could benefit from it.
A legend among tech news providers, Wired is still one of the most beloved tech blogs out there. It’s the most polished and practical resource for all things tech, and Wired hasn’t lost their touch in 2015.
A tech-blogging pop star, Techcrunch dishes out quality information on the latest internet portals, tech product reviews and tests, and general news.
- Digital Trends
Despite the specific blog name, Digital Trends covers a broad range of topics including new cars (featuring fun tech upgrades), business and culture news, music news, and more in addition to tech happenings and reviews.
CNET is the go-to for product details, pricing, reviews, forums, how-to’s, videos, and more. It’s a hub of useful tech information for true enthusiasts. It’s one of the most-searched tech blogs as of July 2015.
Also one of the most-frequently Googled tech blogs of this year was the popular web magazine, Engadget. They offer some of the best pieces on gadgets and consumer electronics. Handling daily news like the tech-blogging pros that they are, Engadget also features great reviews on a wide range of tech products.