If you’re into technology, then you’ll probably want to stay on top of the latest news and trends in the space. Things are moving so fast these days that not staying updated is almost career suicide as you might find out the next big thing took off and left you behind, scrambling in the dust.
At the same time, however, it’s not easy finding a quality source of information on the latest developments in the technology industry. Quality journalism is important when you’re learning about what’s going on in the world around you.
Time is yet another rare commodity that we have to budget. As schedules get tighter and tighter, the best tech enthusiasts can do is try to squeeze the most out of each minute. Here perhaps podcasts will help you to stay productive even when you’re doing mundane choices. Easily digestible blogs with byte-sized information are also a good option here. So which one is the best? Here is a list of the top ones to follow in 2020.
Mashable is a popular tech blog that covers a wide range of subjects, including digital culture, technology, and entertainment. With over 28 million followers on social media, the blog is pretty well known and consistently ranks highly when it comes to traffic.
The Next Web is one of the largest online technology publications in the world. It covers the latest technological developments from an international perspective, garnering millions of page views and visits every month.
TechCrunch is the second-largest tech blog in the world and is particularly well known for its extensive coverage of startups and internet products. Every time there is breaking news on new technological development, you can be confident TechCrunch will be among the first to cover it. Some of the categories covered by the blog include startups, gaming, apps, gadgets, and enterprise.
4. The Verge
The Verge has more than 20 million followers across social media and covers a lot of things, including culture, science, art, and of course technology. This website is well known for its feature stories, which are often very long, its podcasts, product reviews, news items, and its popular entertainment show. It’s a great source of the latest breaking news in the technology space as well as reviews of the latest internet products.
CNet publishes blogs, articles, podcasts, reviews, news, and videos about all matters technology. As at this writing, it stands as the largest network site on these issues, with more than 200 million page views every month, a consistent rank in the top 200 websites on Alexa. It is the most read source of technology news in the world.
CNet is so extensive that it’s easy to get lost in a rabbit hole and forget to meet your other obligations, such as assignments and research projects from school. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, consider getting a study clerk to help you out. These are usually industry experts that help take a great deal of the load of school work off your back so you can do more of the things you enjoy doing.
If you’re big on knowing about the latest news on gadgets, aka gizmos, then Gizmodo is the perfect source for such news. It is now 18 years since this company was founded in 2002, and in that time it has grown to the level of garnering over 100 million page views every month. It’s the best online blog for gadget lovers as it regularly covers the latest news on iPhones, smartphones, smartwatches, cameras, and many others. Other subjects it covers apart from gadgets include science, software, design, and the latest tech news.
7. Digital Trends
This is an information website that covers lifestyle and technology news. It often covers consumer electronics such as laptops, phones, televisions, VR, and video games, among others. It gains about 24 million visits per month and about 30 million readers who collectively read 100 million pages or more per month.
Founded just 3 years ago, in 2017, TechGenyz aims to feed generation Y & Z with information on the latest technology, social media, new product launch, hospitality, lifestyle, and digital innovation, etc. which influence the people around the world. Its the home for latest tech product reviews, detailed specifications, prices and more. With its slogan Inform. Invent. Inspire, the media firm narrates its tech stories to the millennial generation.
1. Product Hunt Radio
If you already know about Product Hunt, then you know what a great platform it is for those looking to find out about the latest digital products. You’ll also be happy to learn that they have an associated podcast, where they do a deep dive into what makes our favorite websites and apps tick. They often interview founders and creators on what drives them to build things and found companies, and have interviewed the likes of Emmett Shear (co-founder of Twitch.tv), Klein (founder of Vox), and Jason Fried (CEO of Basecamp).
2. Note to self
This short podcast is all about navigating through the digital life of the modern-day human. It tries to look at the technology we have today through a human lens, investigating how it affects our health, work, rest, and how we can avoid its pitfalls and get the most out of it.
3. The Big Web Show
As you might have guessed from the name, this podcast is all about the web and the things people do on it and with it. The host regularly invites experts to talk about different aspects of the World Wide Web, including internet laws, how to design websites, and running digital businesses.
4. NPR’s Technology Show
National Public Radio is a technology show, and it’s just as legendary as the National Public Radio itself. This podcast delivers little bits of technology news and comments on what’s going on in the world of technology virtually every day. If you’re the kind of person who often bookmarks articles you can’t read immediately with the (mistaken) intention that you’ll read it later when you find the time, then the technology show on NPR gives you a great alternative of listening to it in little digestible snippets.
5. Reply All
Reply All, as their tagline suggests, is “A show about the internet”. That said, there isn’t too much of a tech aspect to it. It does, however, approach the more human aspects of the internet and interesting stories about life in the digital age that enable you to connect with your human side.
6. Week in Tech
This long-running podcast airs every week, where a panel discussion is organized and revolves loosely around whatever’s going on in the world of tech at the time. They do cover the latest developments, but this podcast is also a lot more spontaneous than most and has lots of friendly banter.
And with that, we come to the end of our little list of the best tech blogs and podcasts to follow in 2020. You don’t have to read all of them since they overlap in many areas. Just pick one or two from each category and enjoy yourself. With the resources in this list, you’re guaranteed to stay on top of the latest developments in the tech world.