10 Technology YouTube Channels You Can’t Miss

Dave Parrack 03-10-2012

technology youtube channelsIt 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 5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube Believe it or not there was a time when YouTube wasn't the daddy of all online video sites. It was instead merely just one of a number that was offering ordinary people the chance to... Read More ) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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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  1. Tomy Francis
    January 12, 2016 at 5:41 am

    MKBHD is the best tech channel ever

    • Abiee
      February 16, 2016 at 8:59 am

      SO True. MKBHD "the best technology reviewer on the planet right now."

  2. kambala yashwanth
    December 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Linus tech tips

  3. Edward Bellair
    October 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    More sites to get me caught up for hours online.

  4. Raja Pradeep
    October 8, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I like cnet, lifehacker, soldierknowsbest on youtube

  5. Mila Kun
    October 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Great mix. I only knew a couple of them

  6. Patricia Calvert
    October 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    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!

    • Dave Parrack
      October 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

      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.

  7. Alex Perkins
    October 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    What about LinusTechTips ?

    • Dave Parrack
      October 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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

  8. Nethu Alahakoon
    October 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I already watch some of them!

  9. Igor Rizvi?
    October 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm

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

    • Steven Shaffer
      October 3, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      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.

  10. Steven Shaffer
    October 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Here's a few more that are way better than most of the ones you listed IMHO:
    and if you're into watercooling at all tryout DazMode

    • Dave Parrack
      October 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      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 :)

  11. Edwin Williams
    October 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks! I'll subscribe now!

  12. Sam Kar
    October 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I used to visit a few, but not anymore.

  13. Alae Hatoum
    October 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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

    • Dave Parrack
      October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      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.

  14. Anonymous
    October 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Bookmarked! Eli the Computer Guy gets my attention.

  15. Harish Jonnalagadda
    October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

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

  16. salim benhouhou
    October 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

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

  17. Vaibhav Jain
    October 3, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Thumbs up for technobuffalo... Love that channel

  18. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 3, 2012 at 3:47 am

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

    • Dave Parrack
      October 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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

  19. Alex Downs
    October 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

    TheNewBoston is good too.

    • Aatish Bhayraw
      October 3, 2012 at 6:58 am


    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 3, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Yeah it is totally awesome for tutorials.

    • Dave Parrack
      October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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

  20. Declan Lopez
    October 3, 2012 at 2:11 am

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

  21. Yash Desai
    October 3, 2012 at 1:33 am

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

    • Declan Lopez
      October 3, 2012 at 2:12 am

      those are the main websites i visit

    • Dave Parrack
      October 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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

  22. Charles Babb
    October 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

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

  23. Tara Moser
    October 3, 2012 at 12:50 am

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