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The 8 best tech bloggers to follow in 2017

Are you a total tech fiend or a gadget geek? If you love to keep abreast of what’s on trend in the world of tech there are loads of great blogs out there, but which ones can you truly trust for the best information and reviews? We’ve carefully selected a list of the top eight tech bloggers that you should be following.

Geeky Gadgets

Geeky Gadgets is a comprehensive site that provides up to the minute information on all the latest tech, including hardware, software and gadgets from around the world. The team are a passionate bunch who provide impartial reviews on all latest tech stuff, which, despite the name of the site, includes gaming, Android, Apple, automobile and software, as well as the newest gadgets.

CNET

CNET is a site that is serious about technology, offering readers clear and useful information on what’s new, what matters and how the latest tech can improve their lives. They offer unbiased reviews and insightful videos on the latest tech trends and plenty of entertaining and fun opinion-based articles.

Gizmodo – UK

Gizmodo has a wider focus than the average tech site and covers new in the world of science and design as well. They take an irreverent tone and provide plenty of entertaining coverage of strange news and odd events from around the world – the perfect site for those who love a liberal dash of humour with their tech!

TechCrunch

Tech Crunch is a massively popular site that receives an impressive 12 million unique visitors each month, so you can trust that these guys know their onions. The site is at the forefront of tech, profiling startups, reviewing the latest internet products and breaking the latest tech news. It also includes the Crunch Network, a lively forum that allows readers to discuss all aspects of tech.

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Engadget

Engadget was founded in 2004 and offers loads of information on the latest cutting edge devices and the technology behind them, and tries to understand the impact that they have on our lives. They focus primarily on hardware – so there isn’t much in way of reviews of software and apps – and how we use it to stay connected.

Digital Trends

Digital Trends tries to put the simplicity back into technology to help readers understand how it affects their lives and the way they live. Their straightforward approach covers product reviews and trustworthy technology news, and takes a lot of the mystery out of the sometimes complicated world of tech.

Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo offers the same in-depth reviews and technology news as the other blogs, but has a further weapon in its arsenal in the shape of tutorials on how to use various gadgets and apps, such as how to face swap on Snapchat. These guys are super geeky, but they explain electronics in a way even the biggest technophobe can understand.

Like Cool

Like Cool covers your average news and reviews but they also gave a magpie-like eye for the wackier end of gadgets and technology, such as a toaster that has been designed specifically for bacon and ‘shower beer’ (yep, it exists!). They post fun ‘how to’ videos, like how to survive a lion attack, and useful hacks, like how to modify a bog standard IKEA lamp into an exploding Death Star. What more could you want?

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5 subscription boxes you need!

Subscription boxes are all the rage at the moment, offering curated experiences around everything from fitness wardrobes to make up collections that are delivered directly to your door. There’s a box out there for everyone, whatever your interests, and we’ve made a list of our favourite five.

Birchbox

Birchbox offers five deluxe beauty treats that have been carefully selected by experts, saving you the hassle of trying to search them out for yourself. Each month you’ll receive a box of products, ranging from high street to high-end, and they could be anything from makeup to perfume to skin or hair care. If you like to be a little more selective, you can create a profile so that the products you receive are tailored to your tastes and anything you really like you can buy more of through the site. Prices start from £10, plus if you’re a student you will receive 50% off your first box!

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Graze

Graze is one of the best-known subscription boxes out there and is now an impressive 8 years old. Each box offers a healthy alternative when it comes to snacking and there are 100s of different alternatives, including nuts, dried fruit, dips, olives, seeds, flapjacks, cakes and popcorn. All you need to do is tell them what you love and choose the frequency of your deliveries. The first box is a total bargain as you receive it at half price but it usually £3.99 thereafter.

HelloFresh

HelloFresh is another foodie fave that is loved by thousands of people across the country – including cheeky culinary wide boy Jamie Oliver. They choose delicious recipes from around the world and deliver them straight to your door with all the ingredients and instructions needed to create them. The ingredients are pre-measured so you can’t go wrong – perfect if you’re cooking to impress someone special! They make it super simple by offering three options of the Classic Box at £4.90 a meal, the Veggie Box at £4.75 a meal and the Family Box at £4 a meal, and all you have to do is choose how many people the box is for and for how many meals.

My Geek Box

If you’re a fan of geek culture, and you like surprises, this brilliant box is just the thing. You will receive a range of unique and rare novelty items each month, plus a signature limited edition novelty t-shirt, so it’s fab for your wardrobe too! The boxes range from £8.49 per month to £18.49 per month, so there’s something to suit every budget, and each one comes with free delivery. If you aren’t a super geek yourself, these boxes make a unique and entertaining gift for a loved one.

Bloom and Wild

There’s little more delightful than a beautiful bunch of flowers in your home, but how often do we actually remember to treat ourselves? Bloom and Wild take care of that by delivering fresh, handpicked flowers directly to your door on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. The flowers are delivered in a protective netting to make sure they don’t get damaged on their way to your house and each arrangement arrives in bud, which means it will fit through most letterboxes. Plus, each bouquet comes with a handy set of flower care tips and tricks, as well as arrangement instructions, to keep them fresh and blooming for 7 days or more. This box makes a thoughtful and romantic gift, and you can order for next day delivery!

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