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The Top 15 Technology Blogs We Actually Read

The Top 15 Technology Blogs We Actually Read

Looking for the best tech blogs to follow?

Finding good content that’s actually useful isn’t easy. But we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we’ll list 15 of the best tech blogs that we actually read at ClickUp (besides the ClickUp blog!) 

They’re interesting, provide unique insights and help you keep up with the latest trends, news, and gadgets

Here’s a list of the best tech blogs in 2019:

(Click on a link below to jump to any of the technology blogs on the list)

  1. The Hustle
  2. TechMeme
  3. Stratechery
  4. MIT Technology Review
  5. Tech Crunch
  6. ArsTechnica
  7. TechVibes
  8. Recode.net
  9. Wired
  10. The Verge
  11. Gizmodo
  12. Mashable
  13. Slashdot
  14. Arcane Strategies
  15. Techslang

Let’s get started.

1. The Hustle

There’s a reason that the Hustle is at the top of our blog post

Why?

Because it’s easily our favorite technology blog at ClickUp – even if it doesn’t look like the other technology blogs on the list. In fact, it’s not a blog but a newsletter. However, it does all the stuff a great blog should do. 

Their articles have an instantly recognizable style with lots of contextual analysis around why a topic like Google Analytics and digital marketing should matter. They do a great job explaining the latest technology news in their articles and they do so in the most hilarious way possible. If they added a sports newsletter, I don’t think I’d read anything else!

Become one of their social media followers.

2. TechMeme

Hold up; this isn’t one of those funny tech websites strictly optimized for virality. It’s the site Mark Zuckerberg (supposedly) reads every day. Look, here’s the official link to prove it. And it’s not only Zuckerberg.

A wide range of successful decision-makers and developers love it. It has Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, and other eminent decision makers subscribing to it too.

So what makes each blog post a must-read? 

It’s a picky aggregator. It hand selects a wide range of the most important articles from tech websites and puts them at the top. But here’s the catch – the most important topics and analytics may not be the most popular ones. The tech websites and media publications publishing these stories may not even know they’re the most important topics

But TechMeme knows. 

The TechMeme blogging site knows what insights decision-makers like Zuckerberg need – and that’s what they float up to the top.

Start here: The River

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3. Stratechery

This blogging site is probably closer to what you’d expect a site written by tech bloggers would look like. It’s handled mostly by one person – one of the most popular tech bloggers in the world –  Ben Thompson. 

He provides key insights and analysis on the latest trends, topics, and emerging technologies – specifically around Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Thompson is fascinated by those companies and how they influence the life of regular people. As a reader, Thompson comes off as a knowledgeable, analytics-driven professor –  helping consumers and developers make sense of the wide range of changes happening around us.

Start here: Concepts

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4. MIT Technology Review

This blog is for the big-picture, macro view of what’s happening with the latest trends. The MIT Technology Review prioritizes stories from the big developers, but with good reason – they’re the ones making the biggest impact on our daily lives. 

This technology review also looks at how technology influences politics, other professionals and more. You won’t find any product reviews here – they mainly cover analytics on how a huge tech startup and it’s professionals will impact and change the future. 

Also, they favor innovation like machine learning over mindless busyness. The MIT Technology Review looks at game-changing apps and moves rather than just games.

Start here: Business Impacts

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5. Tech Crunch

This blogging site made its name by providing minute details on the comings and goings of the hottest startups, professionals, and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. It’s no surprise that their rise is directly correlated with the rise of Web 2.0. 

They provide vital info on the latest tech startup entrepreneurs, leaders, and new mobile apps. Tech Crunch also provides the latest technology news on the day’s big movers and shakers. Just don’t expect much analysis or opinion – it’s about news and nothing else.

Start here: Crunchbase

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6. ArsTechnica

This is one of the few sites that effortlessly combine gadgets, mobile apps, and gaming. Not to say they only cover gaming, but they’re not afraid to analyze what’s happening with video games, mobile apps, and gadgets and see how that impacts new technology and web development at large. 

Yes, you’ll get the latest technology news stories about Amazon and Facebook, but you’ll also get a few deeper investigations into why these developments and gadget reviews matter. Machine learning and web development are also a focus of theirs. They embrace software tendencies and technology news without grabbing as many headlines as their consumer-driven counterparts filled with tips and tricks and tutorials.

Start here: Why a 40-year-old SCOTUS ruling against software patents still matters today

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7. TechVibes

If you’re looking for culture + new technology and industry stories, then TechVibes is the place. Their sleek web design instantly welcomes you to a place where aesthetic is just as important as what’s being covered. 

One way they do this is by profiling the latest tech startup located in the latest tech centers of North America and beyond. If you’re looking for how to decorate your startup in addition to finding great software entrepreneurs and their apps then check out TechVibes.

Start here: Killer Spaces

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8. Recode.net

You can’t forget about the original technology blog. It’s still essential reading because founder and journalist Kara Swisher has all the connections to the latest tech products and tips

How does that help?

It means she’s not going off any press releases; she’s digging up stuff in the media industry herself! It’s no surprise that she’s one of the most famous tech bloggers today!

Plus, I love her podcast because she treats every product and industry the same. She disarms them in a friendly way, then throws in snide little jabs. I love seeing billionaires squirm and that’s exactly what Kara Swisher and Recode do each day.

Start here: Recode Podcast

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9. Wired

Wired media would chafe at being called a blog as it’s one of the most popular magazines on the planet. However, they have a very active online presence where you’ll find well-researched pieces on every facet of the tech industry, including amazing scientific innovations over new technology like machine learning

I turn to their resources for great reporting on stories like the backstory of Facebook to what the future of artificial intelligence may look like. 

They have the sources and reporting chops to dig in deep for tips and tricks for your apps. In many ways, Wired is responsible for whatever the latest tech startup site or blog looks like – and they’re still setting the bar high.

Start here: The Young and The Reckless: How Teens Stole Microsoft’s Xbox Empire

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10. The Verge

I specifically read The Verge for their product reviews and gadget reviews. They seem to try out all the tech products, instead of just writing about the new features and creating tutorials. The Verge stages the tutorials for their tech products in real-world settings to make you think –  “Yeah, those tips and tricks are actually actionable!” 

My other favorite feature? The Good Stuff & The Bad Stuff. 

It’s clear-cut, no-nonsense reporting.

Start here: The Verge Review Guidebook

Follow them on social here.

11. Gizmodo

What does the Gizmodo platform have that the other tech industry sites lack? 

Snarkiness. And plenty of it. 

As a leftover remnant from the once-mighty Gawker platform, Gizmodo isn’t afraid to cast a side-eye at some of the developments in the tech industry about artificial intelligence and web development. 

The best part?

They do all this with a lot of cynicism in their blog posts, which are often written in the first person.  

Sample headlines from their blog posts on the day I’m writing this:

I’m Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime

It’s So Great That Apple Cares About macOS Again

Well This Is The Weirdest Apple iPhone Rumor We’ve Heard in Awhile

See what I mean?

Start here: Any blog post mentioned above

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12. Mashable

Mashable is another huge platform with a friendlier writing style. Think of it as Huffington Post for technology news

Mashable’s resources and blog posts deliver news, product reviews and varying perspectives from the tech world, with the occasional fun video thrown in for good measure. Like CIO, Mashable also looks at how politics and current events may impact the latest technology and trends like search engine optimization and media apps.

Start here: Mashable Reels

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13. Slashdot

This site possesses that old-school early 00’s feel with its summary resources and upvote features. It’s like a retro combo of Digg and Hacker News

This site is heavy on open source, gadget reviews, security, product management, apps and other similar trends

But also everything else. 

You’ll hear about artificial intelligence along with programming languages, cloud computing, marketing and web hosting. It has more of a classic techy feel without the advertising glitz of the other big publications. You also get a community here that’s especially helpful with Android engineering trends. Good luck finding that anywhere else.

Start with: Popular

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14. Arcane Strategies

The Arcane Strategies Blog is for both tech newbies and seasoned veterans. It gives a preview into working for a modern software development company. Posts about working with clients as well as developing custom products show what it’s like to work on software today.

Their blog cover topics such as; Incognito Mode, Stripe Payments, Micro-Optimization, and DevOp Trends, just to list a few. These posts can vary in the depth for each topic, but even the in-depth posts are easy to follow and understand. 

They also have a Podcast, ArcaneRadio, that is live-streamed every Wednesday afternoon. While they post all of their podcasts on their blog, you can listen to the podcasts on Youtube or Spotify as well.

Start here: IncogniDO: History on the Do’s and Dont’s of Chrome’s Incognito Mode

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15. Techslang

This site is all about tech, but it’s not your typical tech blog. Techslang is generally designed for people who are curious about technology and innovations. And these people may not be super techy. What Techslang does is to demystify tech jargon and explain complex tech concepts using simple terms.

Yes, that’s possible! If you want to quickly grasp topics like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies, to name a few, then Techslang is the place (or blog) to go to.

While on the site, you’d typically come across miniature stories and real-life tech applications that non-techies can easily understand. It makes tech fun and more relatable.

Teckslang’s Closer Look section is also quite interesting. You’ll learn a thing or two about how technology reshapes our lives. And if you’re into controversial topics like human brain implants, augmented humanity, and whether robots will replace human workers, then Tech Conversations is a must-read.

Conclusion

So are technology blogs dead? Nope. 

As tech has drastically changed so have the sites that cover them. Take a glance at these and then let us know any ones that we may have missed!

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