Anyone who has followed technology over the years has come to realize that tech blogs are one of the best ways to keep up with emerging technology. Sure there are books, podcasts, radio shows and even conferences. Tech blogs just seem to be the staple medium. There are several popular ones like Engadget, CNET, TechCrunch and of course Gizmodo.
However, there was a time when the internet was still emerging and television had its place in educating future geeks about the world of technology. Programs like The Screen Savers, Tech Live and Call For Help on the TechTV channel taught beginners and advanced folks alike the ins and outs of technology.
Gizmodo, the tech blog from Gawker Media, is hoping that they can reconquer the television world with its new show “Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers”. It will premier on BBC America on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 10:20 PM ET. It will follow the season finale of the wildly popular and successful show "Top Gear".
According to their blog post, the show will be hosted by some popular techies including Joel Johnson, Greg Foot, OJ Borg and Veronica Belmont. Joe Brown, the editor of Gizmodo, will also be making an appearance.
Now before getting too excited about Gizmodo returning technology to television, there are a few interesting caveats. First, it will be a pilot episode. That means that it is in 'beta' or its trial stage, so everything is riding on the success of this episode.
Second and probably more importantly, this episode was shot a few months before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Why is that important? Well, CES is the place where new and unseen technology is often premiered and there is a chance that some of the products that Gizmodo will be showing off will be outdated by the time the show airs.
Despite any of these potential hurdles (Did we mention that they will be premiering after Tech Gear?), The folks over at Gizmodo are looking to bring technology back to television in a major way and they will definitely need your support.