Looking for Tech News? These 8 News Sites Will Keep You Updated.
From time to time, an industry or subject inspires us to create a best-of list. In case you’ve missed some of these, you can find them here. In our latest roundup, we’re recognizing a few technology news sites that we love. If you think your site should be considered, give us a holler and tell us why.
We are surrounded by technology.
From gadgets to artificial intelligence, biotech, connected vehicles, blockchain, and space travel, technology plays a part in just about every industry. And it’s involved across the news industry, as 86% of American adults get at least some of their news via digital devices.
“The only constant in the technology industry is change,” said Marc Benioff, co-CEO of Salesforce. That makes it a full-time job keeping up with the fast-moving world of tech. And even though CES 2023 has ended, tech reporters keep going and continue producing must-read stories throughout the year.
Below are several tech news sites – in no particular order – that readers trust to keep them informed of the latest news.
TechCrunch is a trusted source of news on the business side of the tech industry.
Founded in 2005, TechCrunch covers startup and venture capital news, stories on artificial intelligence, mobile apps, video games, and more. The site includes the Crunchbase database, which provides financial data for many technology companies.
TechCrunch also hosts the popular Disrupt conferences around the globe each year. These events bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and tech leaders looking to change the future of tech across multiple industries.
Stories to read right now: A big CES 2023 trend: All battery power, everywhere, all the time; What each streaming service has up its sleeve in 2023; and Nigerian agritech Releaf gets more capital as it launches new tech for food processing.
Follow @TechCrunch on Twitter.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) January 13, 2023
Gizmodo appeals to a broad audience with its mix of tech, design, and science news. Originally launched in 2002 as part of Gawker Media, Gizmodo is now part of G/O Media.
Gizmodo’s product reviews include wearables, drones, gaming, smartphones, and more.
Readers can find click-worthy stories on science fiction and futurism on the i09 subsite. The site allows you to easily move between Gizmodo and sister sites like Jezebel, The Takeout, and The A.V. Club.
Stories to read right now: The Best, Coolest, and Weirdest Gadgets at CES 2023; Seattle Schools Sue TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube Over Students’ Mental Health; and The Kindle Scribe Is an Over-Achieving E-Reader But an Under-Achieving E-Note.
Follow @Gizmodo on Twitter.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) January 13, 2023
With a focus on gadgets and consumer electronics, Engadget covers “the intersection of technology, gaming and entertainment.” Engadget publishes multiple stories each hour, ensuring readers are always up to date on the latest tech news.
The outlet has been around since 2004 and reaches a wide audience by operating blogs in multiple languages, each with its own editorial staff.
Stories to read right now: NASA is funding ideas for a Titan seaplane and faster deep space travel; Microsoft’s VALL-E AI can mimic any voice from a short audio sample; and Facebook and Instagram will limit ads targeting teens’ follows and likes.
Follow @engadget on Twitter.
— Engadget (@engadget) January 13, 2023
4. The Verge
The Verge, launched in 2011, is owned by Vox Media and is based in Manhattan. “Now, we live in a dazzling world of screens that has ushered in revolutions in media, transportation, and science. The future is arriving faster than ever,” the site says.
The Verge has a mix of tech news surrounding auto, science, and culture, as well as in-depth long-form pieces with interactives and original art. In 2021, it acquired the popular podcasting blog Hot Pod. Other newsletters available to readers cover the latest tech news scoops, product deals, and a limited-run option dedicated solely to Elon Musk news.
Stories to read right now: Why Matter mattered at CES; Apple is reportedly making an all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip; and England just made gigabit internet a legal requirement for new homes.
Follow @verge on Twitter.
— The Verge (@verge) January 13, 2023
Axios, the Greek word for worthy, produces short, informative, original news stories. The site covers technology, politics, business, and energy, among other industries.
Axios acknowledges readers’ short attention spans and uses its “Smart Brevity” style of writing to “deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient and trust-worthy experience for readers and advertisers alike.”
Articles, some as short as two paragraphs, are broken down into easy-to-scan sections like “Why it matters,” “Details,” “The bigger picture,” and “Go deeper,” which includes links to related stories.
Axios offers readers a wide variety of techy newsletters, including ones that focus on crypto, cybersecurity, Silicon Valley, and scientific breakthroughs.
Stories to read right now: House Republicans target Twitter’s handling of Hunter Biden story; 2023’s video game calendar is packed; and The UN is trying to define cybercrime.
Follow @axios on Twitter.
ChatGPT, the new artificial intelligence tool that can write remarkably cogent essays on any topic based on simple prompts, is sparking intense debates among educators.https://t.co/cANB5qyi6z
— Axios (@axios) January 13, 2023
ScienceDaily is a research-focused news aggregation site for the health, tech, environment, and society fields.
Sources for the news stories include news distributors, universities, scientific journals, and research organizations.
Each story begins with a short summary, source, and social sharing links. MLA, APA, and Chicago citations are also available for each article, a very handy feature.
Once you’ve made your way through the library of tech content – which covers topics like AI, solar energy, electronics, and more – I recommend exploring the Quirky section for unusual and unique science news.
Stories to read right now: Researchers propose new structures to harvest untapped source of freshwater; Cheap, sustainable hydrogen through solar power; and Can the AI driving ChatGPT help to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease?
UK-based TechRadar, “the source for tech buying advice,” was launched in 2008. It’s a trusted site for consumer tech news and reviews. It’s available in 10 different languages and reaches a global audience.
“We won’t talk down to you or baffle you with jargon,” the site says, “instead offering clear, unbiased, useful advice, as well as tips, tricks, and secrets culled from our rigorous in-depth testing.”
In addition to the reviews, the “How To” section offers tips for getting the most from your gadgets and other technology.
TechRadar’s Buying Guides offer product advice on just about everything tech-related, from video games to laptop bags, hard drives to turntables.
Stories to read right now: Samsung Unpacked 2023: Galaxy S23 and what else we expect; The weirdest and most wonderful products CES 2023 had to offer; and This ChatGPT rival lets you talk to anyone, dead or alive.
Follow @techradar on Twitter.
We ran the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 through a grueling set of tests to find your next GPU https://t.co/Bx9HQuTWHf
— TechRadar (@techradar) January 12, 2023
Wired is a popular technology magazine and digital news site that reaches 30 million people each month. It reports on technology and its effects on society, business, politics, and the economy.
“Wired is where tomorrow is realized,” the site says. “It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation.”
Most of the magazine’s content and all web-only content is available on Wired.com. Nonsubscribers have access to several articles a month.
Stories to read right now: The Overwatch League Ruled Esports. Then Everything Went Wrong; How to Buy Used Gear on eBay—the Smart, Safe Way; and The FAA NOTAM Outage Lays Bare an Essential System Everyone Hates.
Follow @WIRED on Twitter.
Drivers are embracing electric vehicles faster than industry analysts had expected, and sales are booming. But those e-wheelers will need somewhere to charge up, creating an infrastructure problem. https://t.co/4qDcSdtCCJ
— WIRED (@WIRED) January 13, 2023
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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.