Best Technology Blogs 2017
Top 25 sources of tech information you can find this year
It is evident that during the last years, technology has evolved at a tremendous pace in all areas. Such rapid pace can sometimes make it impossible to be aware of the lastest trends, guides, news, reviews, movies, security tips, gaming shortcuts and even solutions to make your life easier. Hence Market Inspector has compiled a list of the Best Technology Blogs of 2017.
Albeit, there might be some skeptical about technology, the reality is that it has become part of our daily life. From the fact of you owning a phone or playing a game when you were a kid, this makes you a technology user. On the other hand, if you are tech savvy you must know that the bloggers behind this list are experts in their field.
For this reason, we have taken on the task of finding the most relevant blogs in the following categories:
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According to science, artificial intelligence (AI) is the future of technology and business. As it turns out, this future is closer than we think. With the incredibly fast pace of tech development, we see significant improvements each day. If you are interested in AI and want to stay up-to-date with the latest news in the field, the blogs we have pick are your best tool.
Artificial Lawyer is a site dedicated to new legal technology. The main focus is artificial intelligence technologies, but also covers process and task automation, smart/intelligent contracts, and the use of blockchain in a legal context. The aim is to help support the global AI and legal tech community by sharing the latest information, increasing stakeholder knowledge and informing debate.
“I started Artificial Lawyer because it was clear that AI was going to transform the legal sector and there was no-one really focused on what was about to happen with this technology. So, I started up the site and it has grown rapidly ever since, now becoming a global source of news and views for legal technology and AI fans." ― Richard Tromans, Founder
Chatbot’s Life is the place to learn about chatbots as they share the latest bot news. In addition, their knowledge is also shared in articles related to artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP), tools, and tutorials. Their experts team have consulted many of the most popular bot companies like Swelly, NearGroup, and OutBrain.
“I help Companies Create Great Chatbots & Share my Insights along the way.” ― Stefan Kojouharov, Founder & Editor of ChatbotsLife
The website, 33rd Square, explores technological progress in AI, robotics, genomics, nanotechnology, art, design, and other key topics.
“Our passion is exploring the accelerating impact of technological development.” ― 33rd Square.
Wolfram’s blog covers topics like computational thinking, artificial intelligence, education, new technology, etc. Stephen Wolfram is a PhD in theoretical physics from Caltech with a rich background in the field of computation. He has published several books and has written numerous publications, some of them you can read online.
“In a sense this is what I now view as the key problem of AI: it’s not about achieving underlying computational sophistication, but instead it’s about communicating what we want from this computation.” ― Stephen Wolfram, Founder & CEO at Wolfram Research
The website Machine Intelligence Research Institute provides monthly updates about their research process. Additionally, you can find information about topics related to artificial intelligence and digital trends. MIRI, itself, studies the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behavior.
“Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed.” ― MIRI
For some people, games are for fun—for others, it’s a lifestyle. In 2016, 4 out of 5 households in the U.S. owned a console. The impact of tech development on the number of gamers is undoubtable. Whether you are a casual gamer, a professional one, or you just want to educate or entertain yourself with some game-related articles, go ahead and check out the blogs below.
Neko Jonez’s Gaming Blog takes you on a journey through his life in gaming where he talks about and analyses the games he has played. He plays old and recent games; hence, there is an article for every gamer. So, if you are interested, take a look at the journey of this young man while he plays games.
"You can't deny games. They are one of the most interesting forms of entertainment. The catch is that you can interact with that entertainment. Games bring people together, they form bonds. Friendships are made. Even when you play single player, you meet people." ― Jonez
Co-owned by freelance game critic, Luke Kemp, Critical Gamer has been writing about games since 2009. The emphasis has shifted to reviews and previews in recent years, with news, features, and the occasional interviews. Former members of Critical Gamer have gone on to produce work for sites including Rock Paper Shotgun, Nintendo Life, and Kotaku UK. Luke was recently appointed a regular contributor to Official PlayStation Magazine UK. The current team consists of writer and editor Luke, site engineer Patrick Gallagher, and writers Seán Prideaux and Kevin McCubbin.
“We are a hobbyist blog, and there’s a lot of life out there! We therefore don’t post every day; but when we do, we put our collective heart into it. It’s a fundamental belief at CG that it’s just as important to entertain the reader as it is to inform them, and that humour plays an important part. We know our games, and our readers know their games, too. With the oldest members shouldering decades of gaming experience, we speak to the reader as a friend, celebrating our love of games together.” ― Critical Gamer
Geeks Have Landed contributes by sharing their expert knowledge about the latest updates in the world of retro gadgets and retro computer & gaming consoles. Albeit, these type of games might not be the most popular in the market nowadays, you will be surprised to find out everything about you childhood games.
“I am a lover of gadgets and technology, I love to find new exciting technologies and share them with everyone.”— Rob Boyle, Owner and Head Writer of Geeks Have Landed
This website specialises in over five different types of gaming platforms in which news, reviews, and previews are part of their content. However, they also possess a magazine, podcasts, and are known for The Vault—a room with a collection of over 12,000 games.
“GameInformer.com is a premier destination for video game and entertainment enthusiasts, and is quickly emerging into the #1 online community destination within the industry.” ― Gameinformer
Eurogamer provides very thorough gaming content which includes game reviews, previews, in-depth analysis, guides, and the latest news in the gaming industry. Their approach to the consoles is very broad as they target over 10 different gaming platforms. These range from iPhone, Wii to PC, and more.
“Eurogamer is Europe's leading independent network of games websites, which means we're not allied to any major publisher and can say what we like. So we do!” ― Eurogamer
Smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. For this reason the market is saturated with phones and accessories to satisfy people’s needs. Today, more than ever, people look for opinions and reviews prior to making a decision for a purchase. Are you also looking for some advice? These blogs will provide you with all the information you will ever need.
Coolsmartphone has the very latest news, gossip and reviews plus how-to and in-depth articles which hopefully appeal to the less-techy and more advanced users alike. We deliver fun and interesting news and information for the smartphone world.
“My passion for this came about because there's a lot of confusing and technically advanced information out there which needs to be filtered and translated so that people like me - the average Joe - can understand and appreciate how this smartphone-related geekiness can actually help and improved our lives" ― Leigh Geary, Founder
Row’s blog post section provides a series of how-to guides and a wide variety of tips. This section aims to give guidance to phone and gadget users to make a use of a more efficient ways to use their electronics devices. Row is passionate about keeping its customers constantly connected, so the blog focuses on technology news, tips, and tricks.
“Well, in a nutshell, we are a young, fun, dynamic company that specialises in competitively priced insurance.Value, cover, and excellent customer service are all high on our agenda.” ― Row
This blog provides in-depth hardware and software reviews in order to give the reader a detailed understanding about the differences between the most important mobile operating systems as well as their ecosystems. The articles are intended for readers with different levels of technological knowledge.
“After all this time in researching smartphone development as well as mobile operating systems, a colleague asked me why i didn’t have any web presence about this topic since i have built up a lot of knowledge. This was the point where i decided to create a blog to share my experience and thoughts with the internet community. Hence, I started to work on the website.” ― Shahpur Azizpour, Blogger
Mobile Fun’s blog provides extensive information about different mobile device brands. It also gives advice on phone-related topics and answers questions you might ask when choosing your next smartphone. On the blog you can find the best quality complimentary items for your phone. Also, if you love how-to-guides then check them out.
“Love Your Mobile” ― Mobile Fun
Engadget is one of the leading websites among technology lovers. They have developed from a source of tech news to a global multimedia organisation for the 13 years they have been online. On Engadget you can find various videos, reviews, features, and news. You can also read stories of people, products, and ideas, get inspiration and educate yourself about multiple tech-related topics.
“Engadget is the definitive guide to this connected life. Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and we're here to tell you all about it.” ― Engadget
News websites and blogs about technological development are created by people for people to understand how the world is transforming. The digital age we are living in gives us the opportunity for tech to advance much faster, so every day we witness notable improvements in different areas of technology. Are you interested in knowing the latest news about tech? Scroll down to find the best sources!
Kate Russell has been writing about technology and the Internet since 1995. Appearing regularly on the BBC technology programme Click, she also speaks at conferences and digital strategy and policy meetings, as well as lecturing in schools and universities to inspire the next generation of technologists. Her website won the 2015 UK Blog Awards for best individual digital and technology blog, and in June 2016 she was voted Computer Weekly’s 13th most influential woman in UK IT. She also writes sci-fi and fantasy with two published novels now available.
“In my work as a technology reporter I get to see and experience the most amazing technologies around the world. My blog is the place where I share that with the world in my own voice. It’s wonderful to be recognised for this work with award nominations like this, as it is a labour of love. As a woman writing about technology it’s also great to be able to show other women and girls that a passion for tech isn’t a male-only club!” ― Kate, Journalist, Reporter, and Author
Tech Age Kids is a kids technology blog written by kid tech professionals that are passionate about sharing their experience and expertise to help families capture the magic of the technology age. The blog focuses on demonstrating the creative side of technology and providing a positive approach to digital parenting. Tracy, the director of the website, has a her PhD in Computer Science and experience in the IT industry. Elbrie is a designer and kid tech event organiser. Their combined skills and experience, and first-hand experience with their own kids growing up in a digital age, helps them produce useful content for parents and educators.
“Today’s children need to learn how technology works to understand and control the world around them. Tech Age Kids is a way for me to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for technology with other families and educators.” ― Dr. Tracy Gardner, Director of Tech Age Kids.
TechCrunch is a very informative website where you will get tech news on startups, gadgets, enterprise, and social. Their added value is the interviews with experts and innovators in technology. Also, if you are interested in attending tech events, you might wanna check them out.
“We cover the pulse of the tech industry. Home to Disrupt, TC Sessions, and the world renowned Startup Battlefield competition.” ― Tech Crunch
On TechNewsWorld you will find a variety of information about computing, Internet, mobile, security, data management, emerging technology, IT leadership, and others. The compelling articles are a source of knowledge and inspiration for all tech lovers. There is also a special section for science enthusiasts.
“Our award-winning journalists bring you 100% original tech news, analysis and information you won't find anywhere else.” ― Tech News World
Digital Trends is a major source of technology related news, product reviews, features, lists, and much more. The people behind it work hard in order to provide accurate information—they even test various products from computers to appliances to cars. Here you can read and watch videos about outdoor technology, movies and TV, music, photography, and find out more about their “cool tech” section.
“Digital Trends was founded in 2006 with a simple mission: to help readers easily understand how tech affects the way they live. We are your authoritative guide to the world around us. We love, live and breathe tech so that we can explain it to you simply and clearly.” ― Digital Trends
With many cases of ransomware attacking different international institutions and personal accounts, it is imperative to keep updated on the different ways to protect your data. Thankfully, there are people working towards a more secure online space and there are some particular protection techniques you can practice to avoid being a victim of a cyber attack. If you are interested in learning how to keep your data protected, check out the following blogs.
IT Security Expert Blog was created over ten years ago to share security knowledge to help others, and to connect with peers and security professionals to discuss and exchange ideas about the latest security development. IT Security Expert takes a look at the latest news and developments within the UK cyber security scene. Although that given cyber crime tends to be global in nature, this blog approaches topics in security issues, industry reports, latest trends, and hacking incidents from around the world as well.
“My interest in hacking and securing tech started when I was 11 years old with a Sinclair Zx Spectrum where I soon broke into a game code to help me win matches. My fascination in understanding how tech works, has never abandon me. I self-taught how to write and break software codes. It is this perspective of looking at computer systems, businesses and even people from a ‘bad guy’s’ perspective which has made a career in cyber security a natural fit, a job I love, and has enabled me to help individuals and firms secure their systems and data” ― Dave, Founder of IT Security Expert
Brian Krebs has a background as a reporter for the Washington Post writing thousands of blog posts on security. His interest in computer security arose by accident when one day his home network was hacked into. Krebs has studied the secrets of security from the leading sources of information and by learning from his own mistakes. He is an author of a book and on his blog, you can find various topics related to cybersecurity.
“Much of my knowledge about computers and Internet security comes from having cultivated regular and direct access to some of the smartest and most clueful geeks on the planet.” ― Brian Krebs
The Security Weekly mission is to provide free content within the subject matter of IT security news, vulnerabilities, hacking, and research. The platforms uses new technologies to reach a wider audience across the globe to teach people how to grow, learn, and be security professionals.
“The Security Weekly mission is to provide free content within the subject matter of IT security news, vulnerabilities, hacking, and research.” ― Security Weekly
Bruce Schneier is an internationally acknowledged security technologist. He is an author of 13 books and his blog consists of articles about encryption, cybersecurity, hacking, etc. On the website you can read Schneier’s essays as well as transcripts of security-relevant talks. You can also subscribe for an e-newsletter.
“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology” ― Bruce Schneier, Expert, Writer, and Blogger
Security Magazine discusses every aspect of security from the latest industry news, regulation, and technologies. The magazine can be enjoyed in a digital version as well as the many events and webinars they provide to their users.
“Security, the business magazine for security executives, focuses on management issues facing top security professionals and effective solutions being employed.” ― Security Magazine
See You Next Year
That's all folks. Thanks to all the technology blogs, websites, and online magazines that participated in the awards. See you the upcoming year.
If we by any chance missed any vital technology blog or you have questions about the awards, please do not hesitate to contact us.