10 Technology YouTube Channels You Can’t Miss

youtube technology channels   10 Technology YouTube Channels You Cant MissIt may surprise you to learn that MakeUseOf is not the only source for technology news, views, and tips out there on the InterWebs. It’s clearly the best available – but then I could be slightly biased – with an unrivaled mix designed to appeal to all. But some of the other resources that exist are more than worthy of your time and attention.

These don’t even have to be delivered in the form of the written word, with video being an excellent medium for imparting tech-related knowledge to the masses. YouTube is the undisputed king of online video, even though there are several willing (but somewhat lacking) competitors. With that in mind, a list of 10 technology YouTube channels you cannot afford to miss would seem to be appropriate. Luckily one exists.. right here, right now.

CNET

CNET surely needs no introduction. It’s one of the most-visited websites in the world, offering technology news, reviews, and downloads. Its video channel is insanely good, being updated regularly with clips covering a vast array of subjects. There are regular shows, battles between different products, and Top 5′s. All delivered in a professional and punctual manner.

Mashable

Mashable is another huge technology website, though one focused more on news and features than reviews and downloads. Its video channel is updated multiple times each day with mainstream news reports, quirky news bytes, product hands-ons and the seemingly ubiquitous unboxings. Once again, all delivered with an appreciated air of professionalism.

Computerworld

Computerworld is an IT magazine and website which features technology news, reviews, features, columns, and more besides. Its video channel tracks the daily and weekly happenings in the tech industry, and includes interviews with big names of the world of tech, and features from conferences and conventions. Of particular note are the ‘Raw Video’ clips.

TechnoBuffalo

TechnoBuffalo may not have the long-standing caliber of those sites already featured, but it’s an emerging technology website which looks to be growing at a rate of knots. It was founded by Jon Rettinger, and it’s he who appears as the face of the site on the /jon4lakers YouTube channel. He offers a diverse range of videos, including his much-watched ‘Rettinger’s Rants’.

Lifehacker

Lifehacker is a popular website that offers life hacks; essentially tips and tricks enabling you to get the most out of life. Both the website and its accompanying YouTube channel are primarily focused on technology, but not wholly. The videos featured on the channel are diverse, but all offer some kind of advice for accomplishing a task, whether big or small.

Eli The Computer Guy

Eli the Computer Guy may be just a “computer guy,” but with almost 40,000 subscribers and more than 3 million video views he’s something of a Web celebrity. Eli does have his own website, but video is clearly his medium of choice. This YouTube channel features a smörgåsbord of content, all of course with a technology bent. Of note is ‘The Daily Blob’.

Chris Pirillo

Chris Pirillo is perhaps the best known individual videocaster online today. He’s been a part of the Web since 1996, when he first set up Lockergnome.com. He can be seen on various online portals and sites, but his own personal YouTube channel is the best place to start. With almost 200,000 subscribers and 144 million video views, his popularity cannot be doubted.

SoldierKnowsBest

SoldierKnowsBest is the YouTube channel belonging to Mark Watson, a former soldier who now specializes in creating Web video content. All of the videos deal with technology – hardware reviews and unboxings are the mainstay – with Apple products particularly favored. This channel currently has 372,000 subscribers and almost 100 million video views.

PCWizKid

PCWizKid is only for the truly geeky. There is no tech news or views on the newest iPhone here. Instead this is a YouTube channel dedicated to getting under the hood of your machine, with reviews of individual components, as well as tips, tweaks, and tutorials for those who know their computers. This channel has 67,000 subscribers and over 27 million video views.

Google Tech Talks

We end with something a little different. Google Tech Talks is a grass-roots program instituted at Google which aims to share interesting information with the tech community and onto the wider public. The range of content on offer on this YouTube channel is phenomenal, with individuals lecturing and groups discussing all manner of diverse tech-related subjects.

Conclusions

I believe this list represents the best of the best in terms of technology YouTube channels. But it’s far from definitive. If you have a suggestion for another must-watch, must-subscribe tech YouTube channel not featured above then please leave a link to it in the comments section below. Alternatively just let me know what you think of those which did make the cut. All comments are read, and those that warrant a response are replied to.

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Tara Moser

That was a great list. I liked all of them. I usually get my information on cnet.com.

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Charles Babb

I will need to add these to my Google Reader. A few of them seem awesome.

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Yash Desai

There are only 4 website on the internet, Google, Wikipedia, Facebook and MakeUseOf.

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Declan Lopez

those are the main websites i visit

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Dave Parrack

We’re in good company then :) Thanks for holding us in such high regard!

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Declan Lopez

nice list. the only one that i’m subscribed to is chris pirillo

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Alex Downs

TheNewBoston is good too.

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Aatish Bhayraw

+1

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Harish Jonnalagadda

Yeah it is totally awesome for tutorials.

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Dave Parrack

Thanks for the suggestion. If I ever do another list I’ll be sure to check it out.

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Dimal Chandrasiri

this is kinda awesome. wanna try the google tech talks channel!

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Dave Parrack

Do it. The beauty of YouTube is that most of the content is free :)

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Vaibhav Jain

Thumbs up for technobuffalo… Love that channel

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salim benhouhou

i like chris pirillo i am already a subscriber at his channel

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Harish Jonnalagadda

Useful list, I follow most of the channels on this list, found some new ones. Thanks!

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Ari Lont

Bookmarked! Eli the Computer Guy gets my attention.

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Alae Hatoum

I love the Verge 90 second videos , they are short , to the point and informative

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Dave Parrack

Damn, I forgot about The Verge. I’m a fan of short videos too, there aren’t enough hours in the day. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Sam Kar

I used to visit a few, but not anymore.

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Edwin Williams

Thanks! I’ll subscribe now!

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Steven Shaffer

Here’s a few more that are way better than most of the ones you listed IMHO:
TastyPCTV
WestCoastMods
techtomorrow
LinusTechTips
TimeToLiveCustoms
motherboardsorg
razetheworld
and if you’re into watercooling at all tryout DazMode

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Dave Parrack

Thanks for suggesting those channels. Hopefully other readers will visit them too. If I ever do another list similar to this one then I’ll look into them all :)

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Igor Rizvi?

I really suggest lifehacker and chris :) really can learn alot

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Steven Shaffer

If you mean Chris P. I agree(*-*). He was very smart and up on all the latest Open source stuff when he was on TechTv. Now I think he’s just plain arrogant.

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Nethu Alahakoon

I already watch some of them!

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Alex Perkins

What about LinusTechTips ?

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Dave Parrack

Thanks for the suggestion. Hopefully readers interested in checking it out will now do so :)

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Patricia Calvert

I’m a visual learner, so anything that teaches me something useful in my little computer world through YouTube is a welcome addition to my virtual library. Rewinding a video instead of begging, “Could you please repeat that one more time?” is a real plus in my book. Thanks for this post!

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Dave Parrack

That’s a very good point, Patricia. YouTube must be a Godsend for those who retain information better when it’s presented in a visual format.

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Mila Kun

Great mix. I only knew a couple of them

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Raja Pradeep

I like cnet, lifehacker, soldierknowsbest on youtube

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Edward Bellair

More sites to get me caught up for hours online.