The world of technology has never been more exciting — and TechRadar helps tens of millions of people find the tech they love each and every day. Our world-class experts live and breathe the latest technology, and like a trusted friend or advisor, we won’t talk down to you or baffle you with jargon, but give you clear, unbiased and useful advice, tips, tricks and secrets based on our rigorous and in-depth testing.
Our mission is simple: to be the source for tech buying advice, offering everything you need to buy and enjoy the tech you love.
We’ll tell you what the greatest gear is, where you can get the best deals and then the most fantastic things you can do with them. Why do we do it? Because this matters to us. We get up in the morning knowing that there are people out there worried about spending their hard-earned money on a piece of tech that’s central to their lives.
Getting the right phone is crucial – it’s with you all the time. Finding the right TV can radically alter the success of family night. Buying the right laptop can save stress and back pain – we want to be your source of tech buying advice not just because we love pixels, gigahertz and heart rate monitoring, but because we’re here to help.
But technology is moving faster and faster, and we know our tech lives go beyond just buying the right laptop. That’s why the TechRadar family has grown:
- TRG: the number-one authority on video games and the home of game-changing stories.
- TechRadar Pro: IT insights and guidance for small-business, from buying advice to business 101.
Not only does TechRadar help you find the tech you’ll love, we’re passionate about telling you how to use it, how to make it work with other vital parts of your life and even what apps, games and media you should think about downloading, playing and watching.
We know that your relationship with tech doesn’t end when you’ve clicked checkout, either. We continue to test, evaluate and monitor the updates and changes that now come regularly from the big brands and can radically alter your smartwatch, headphones or even coffee machine.
We’ll also tell you about all of the big events and critical happenings from the world of tech. From entertainment to EVs, smartphones to smart bulbs and Windows to wearables, we’re here to be your trusted friend in our complicated tech lives.
This is TechRadar, the home of technology.
TechRadar was launched in 2007 with a team based mostly in the UK, with a couple of overseas. The site quickly grew to become the UK’s biggest consumer technology site, a position it still holds to this day.
It expanded to the US in April 2012 – with a dedicated American team hired at the time in Future PLC’s San Francisco and New York City offices.
In October 2012, TechRadar launched in Australia, with the site again leveraging Future PLC’s existing office space in Sydney to hire a local team.
We began the TechRadar Awards program in 2015, and are proud to recognise and award the companies we think are deserving of your applause each and every year.
TechRadar has continued to rapidly expand its global reach, and the site is now licensed in over 10 additional countries around the world, and available in 10 different languages. The first of these licencees, TechRadar India, launched in 2014, and we continue to expand into different locations where we can make a difference and help our audience.
We now reach up to 70 million readers a month in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, India and beyond – we’re honored to have each and every set of eyeballs and continue to focus on what matters to all of them.
Whatever time of day it is, there’s someone, somewhere in the world, online and working on TechRadar to bring you the best in tech news, reviews, features and buying guides,
Why we care
The team at TechRadar has been carefully selected because we love the world of technology. We don’t just want to talk about it, we want to try it, to live it, to breathe in everything about it so we can give our readers the inside scoop on what actually matters.
This means that we go the extra mile when it comes to telling you what’s happening behind the scenes in our testing. We’ve published hundreds of articles from the perspective of our writers, telling you when something is great, the technology we can now no longer live without… and the stuff you simply have to avoid.
We’ll run 31 miles with four watches strapped on to see if the numbers really do add up. We’ll plug ourselves into motion capture to see how games are really made. We constantly talk to the biggest names in tech to find out what’s really going on.
And we do it because we’re just like you: gadget fans who just want to know what’s going on and getting the best out of their tech.
How we test
We pride ourselves on our independence and our rigorous review-testing process, offering up long-term attention to the products we review and making sure our reviews are constantly updated and maintained – regardless of when a device was released, if you can still buy it, it’s on our radar.
We have assembled a global team of some of the finest technology journalists on the planet, who are not only experts in their field, but are the same people we write our reviews for: those who want to know about and use the latest and best technology.
This is our promise to you:
- We do not take payment for product reviews. Ever.
- We select products for review based on what we believe our readers want to know.
- We’ll tell you what we think, not what advertisers want you to hear.
- We say it as we see it. Our expert reviewers love technology and want you to love it too. If it’s rubbish, we’ll warn you off.
- If a product doesn’t meet our high standards, we’ll tell you why.
- We’ll test products in real life, with a minimum acceptable number of days of testing required before we write our reviews to ensure every product is thoroughly tested.
- If you think we’re not living up to our promise, please email the Editor-in-Chief and we’ll endeavor to put it right.
Our five star scoring system
We use a familiar five-star scoring system, in order to keep things recognizable and simple: the more stars, the better.
Although we only offer a single star rating, we scrutinize a product on a number of criteria, depending on the specific attributes of a product type.
What is a hands-on review?
Hands-on reviews are a journalist’s first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours.
The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it’s like to use, even if it’s only an embryonic view.
- Find out how we review and rate products with our Reviews Guarantee
Meet the team
Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera.
John joined TechRadar a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He’s interviewed CEOs of some of the world’s biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar’s resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.
A 35-year industry veteran and award-winning journalist, Lance has covered technology since PCs were the size of suitcases and “on line” meant “waiting.” He’s a former Lifewire Editor-in-Chief, Mashable Editor-in-Chief and, before that, Editor in Chief of PCMag.com and Senior Vice President of Content for Ziff Davis, Inc. He also wrote a popular, weekly tech column for Medium called The Upgrade. Lance makes frequent appearances on national, international, and local news programs including Live with Kelly and Ryan, Fox News, Fox Business, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC, CNN and the BBC.
Gerald is the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site’s home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves his gaming, but don’t expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Based out of TechRadar Towers, London, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK. He dreams of the day when he can pop on a VR headset and meet Lawnmower Man-era Pierce Brosnan. Sadly, Pierce doesn’t share the dream.
Julian’s been writing about video games for more than a decade. In that time, he’s always been drawn to the strange intersections between gaming and the real world, like when he interviewed a NASA scientist who had become a Space Pope in EVE Online, or when he traveled to Ukraine to interview game developers involved in the 2014 revolution, or that time he tore his trousers while playing Just Dance with a developer.
Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.
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Our editorial independence is backed by the weight of one of the world’s largest technology publishers, Future PLC, which means we can tell you what we think of a product, without fear or favor.
We sometimes take trips and hospitality to attend shows and see products, in order to bring you instant coverage of the latest products. We never let it affect our judgement or response to a product, but it can sometimes be the only way we are able to bring you coverage of a new product, device or service.
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