The Top 5 Absolute Best Tech Blog Sites
Technology advances so fast nowadays that it is impossible to keep up with all of it. Luckily there are many tech blogs out there that can help you stay on top of the important news. Below is a list of the best tech blogs out there; in my opinion.
Ars Technica literally means “Art of Technology” in Latin. This website covers anything from making a laptop hammock to new technology/software news. Ars Technica includes posts on blackholes, gadgets, patent battles, video games, DIY projects, cybercrime, and more. The quality of their posts is really spectacular and all of their authors are qualified professionals that hold some sort of technology degree. In addition to great articles, the community is also very laid back. You won’t find your average “troll” ruining the discussions, but rather polite users that respect each other. The average article has over 50 comments which are often eye opening thoughts by readers. Ars Technica is the go-to website for staying updated on recent tech news and finding interesting topics.
Hak5 is really amazing because they offer a great technology show along with their own forums. These guys cover anything from building your own home mail server, to putting together your first virtualized cluster. Instead of offering tech news like other other blogs out there, these guys find the newest technology and find ways to exploit it. Hak5 offers tutorials on hacking, modding, and much more. They even host something called a Hack Shop;Â where they let hackers loose on their virtual machines for organized challenges.
Put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and hardcore gamers, Hak5 isnâ??t your typical tech show. We take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Then we wrap it all up with a healthy dose of cocktails and geek comedy. Damn the warranties, itâ??s time to Trust your Technolust.
Their own description (above) is the best explanation of Hak5. While writing this article I couldn’t stop myself from visiting their website and watching half an hour of tech videos. I don’t think there is any other tech show out there that even compares to these guys. Hak5 also has their own shop for hacking tools! So the next time you are in aÂ cafe watch out for one of these things!
This is another exceptional technology blog out there. Lifehacker is very popular and has articles on virtually anything. Their hacks and tips can improve your productivity and prove very helpful on day to day tasks. Some articles Â I am presented with on the front page include ways to boost your Wi-Fi, tips for painting your home, reducing your grocery budget, features of OS X Mountain Lion, and miracles you canÂ achieveÂ with a $1 binder clip. Lifehacker has provided me with helpful articles in the past such as:Â building a Hackintosh, honest opinions of Windows 8, and articles on productivity.Â This is a tech blog you can’t afford to miss out on.
Gizmodo is a blog that is on the same network as Lifehacker. They focus on gadgets and technology culture with an outlook on tech news. You might find articles on anything from a “Facebook ‘Like’ Oven Mit,” to an internal email from Apple about a 7-inch iPad.Â GizmodoÂ deliverersÂ great news on any cool gizmos or things that catch the public’s interest.
This tech blog focusesÂ entirelyÂ on gadgets. Their homepage is always full of the newest technology such as the Nexus 7, newest Macbook Pro, and Microsoft Surface. Engadget simply dominates the market on awesome reviews and benchmarks. Whether they areÂ reviewingÂ new electronics or software, you can trust Engadget to give you the best unbiased information.
Engadget is the place I would recommend to friends to visit before buying any tablet or phone. If Engadget isn’t one of the best tech blogs out there, then I don’t know what is.
Know Any More Tech Blogs?
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For any other “exploit” information, I would recommend Defcon video conferences.
Hak5 and Defcon should be enough to get someone a good foothold in the infosec department. At any rate it may even get you to the “l33t” level.
Hi! I find this list really helpful. As an IT student, it is very important to be updated on the latest news about technology. Good thing I came across your site and saw this list. I usually visit engadget to check the latest gadgets around. Also Techspot. Good to know other websites I can visit for more technology news and articles. Thanks!
Surprisingly I’ve never heard of Techspot, but checking it out it seems pretty cool. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
Glad you found this list useful.