9 Most Popular Tech News Sites

There are seemingly endless sources of technology news available both online and off. These nine websites are some of the most popular and most visited technology news sites.

The Verge

The Verge is a tech news outlet operated by Vox Media. It was founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a mainstream audience. The Verge recognized the widespread adoption and use of technology by the masses, not just so-called “tech nerds”. This publication is characterized by insightful tech stories that are written in language that is easily understood by even non-technical audiences.

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Engadget is a technology blog that offers daily coverage of consumer electronics and related topics. It runs a number of blogs in multiple languages. Engadget has grown from a consumer tech news site to a broader site covering technology, gaming, and entertainment. The site was launched in 2004. Engadget shares videos, reviews, feature articles and breaking news about people, products and ideas.

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TechCrunch is an online tech publication that reports on technology news, emerging trends and new tech businesses. The site began in 2005 and was acquired by AOL in 2010 for $25 million.

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CNET was formerly known as Computer Network. It’s a media site that publishes reviews, news articles and blog posts about technology and consumer electronics. The site is one of the most visited product review sites on the internet.

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Gadgets Now

Gadgets Now publishes technology news, opinions and reviews. Gadgets Now is based in India, but has a large international readership.

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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics, founded in 1902 as a magazine, is by far the oldest publication on this list. Its tagline for many decades was “written so you can understand it”. Popular Mechanics wrote about technical innovations in simple language. The publication still writes about the latest technology news without complex language or industry jargon.

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ZDNet provides global news coverage and opinions about trends and technologies that are relevant to IT professionals. It began as a subscription-based service that offered information to users of CompuServe. ZDNet established itself as source for original reporting in 1997.  The site provides in-depth analysis on technology-related issues. CNET acquired ZDNet in 2000 for $1.6 billion.

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Ars Technica

Ars Technica began in 1998 as a technology publication tailored to so-called “alpha geeks”. Its founder Ken Fisher had the vision to provide technically savvy and up-to-date technology news. In the following years, Ars Technica grew a large readership of technologists and IT professionals.

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Hacker Noon

Hacker Noon began in 2016 as a publication on Medium called Hacker Daily. The site is run by a husband and wife team of David and Linh Dao Smooke. The publication quickly started gaining momentum and has since moved off of Medium to its own self-hosted site. Hacker Noon is an independent tech blog which features stories from over 7,000 writers. The site receives 200,000+ daily visitors and gets over 8 million page views per month.

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