Future to publish TechRadar portal in print

UK publisher looks to the past and will print a magazine version of its tech website.

The UK's Future Publishing is going to bring out a print series of its online technology portal TechRadar, MediaWeek reported on Wednesday.

The print magazine will be unveiled this Sunday and cost £7.99. The 132-page publication features a guide to the smartphones available in the UK.

Stuart Anderton, publishing director of computing and audiovisual portfolio at Future, said the launch of the iPad and the growth of 3D TV will keep the website and the print segment busy until Christmas.

In May, Future announced it had crossed the one million user mark, stating figures from web analysis firm NedSat. The online readership of the site with news and product reviews grew by 186 per cent year-on-year.

Recently, another British publisher Haymarket Media also unveiled print versions of its websites.