[LINK] Goodish tech websites .. maybe :)

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Sep 29 21:17:22 AEST 2011


With no further adieu, we present our 2011 list of the Best Technology 
Websites, listed in alphabetical order so that no one can think that 
we’re playing favorites or making comparative judgments. :)

AllThingsDigital – The Wall Street Journal’s tech blog hub continues to 
provide us with hard-hitting, far-reaching news, opinion and commentary 
on the tech industry. http://allthingsd.com/

Anand Tech - If you’re looking for hardcore analysis of news about 
hardware, this is the site for you. The site covers CPUs, motherboards, 
mobile and more. http://www.anandtech.com/

Android-Apps – Created shortly after Google launched the Android 
platform, this Android-centric site provides daily news about the Android 
platform and reviews of Android apps, as well as a growing depot of new 
and old Android Apps that mirrors the Android Market. 

Apple Insider – The site not only gives you Apple-centric news and 
reviews but also price and buying guides for all Apple-related machines 
and accessories. http://www.appleinsider.com/

Ars Technica – This site caters to computer enthusiasts and covers a wide 
array of technology, science and gaming news. It is one of the sites most-
linked-to by tech blogs and news sites. http://arstechnica.com/

Bits - This venerable online newspaper’s technology content is not often 
outdone due to itsh its timely and will-written tech news; it is still 
considered by some as the premiere source of informed tech news.

Boy Genius Report – The Boy Genius blog continues to provide us with 
breaking news, info leaks, and other insider reports on new gadget 
releases before they become official through the mainstream media.

Cnet.com – This site is the one which we consider to be Engadget’s 
counterpart in the business-oriented world of tech reporting. It’s stable 
of reliable news and rumor sources still deliver breaking news and 
exclusives reported in a professional, business-like style of writing.

Computer World – The site is one of the tech industry’s oldest and 
leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers. It 
is still one of the leading source for breaking news, industry analysis 
and opinions. http://www.computerworld.com/

CrunchGear – Techcrunch’s gadget blog continues to give Engadget close 
competition in terms of breaking news about cell phones, gaming hardware, 
software, computers and other tech-related topics. 

Digital Trends – This site has become an indispensable resource for 
discovering the best of what technology can offer. It provides sneak 
peeks, one-of-a-kind reviews, editorials and news about trendsetting 
consumer technology products. http://www.digitaltrends.com/

Digitimes – A great source of industry news from Asia’s technology hubs 
with most of them the US news media have not yet picked up on, with close 
ties to Asian component manufacturers. http://www.digitimes.com/

Download Squad – For the latest news and reviews of downloadable Windows, 
Mac, Linux or mobile apps, this site continues to deliver, thanks to its 
diverse crew of tech writers. http://downloadsquad.com/

Droid Life – Another Android-centric tech news site. The site covers 
anything and everything about the Android platform including lineups of 
DROID phones, apps, reviews and videos. http://www.droid-life.com/

Electronista - The general tech and gadget arm of the Macintosh News 
Network continues to provide us with the latest news on technology, 
gadgets, mobile phones, DV, GPS, and digital photography.

Engadget – The world’s foremost source of breaking tech news and 
exclusives, all of which are updated around the clock simply  continues 
to sizzle. The question is, with the departure of its founder, Joshua 
Topolsky, can the site maintain the same witty, salient, and short 
articles that made it the number one tech site? http://engadget.com/

Gadgetell – The site averages 10 to 20 news posts during lean days and as 
much as 30 posts during heavy news days. News topics range from 
everything and anything gadget related. With a diverse crew of writers 
with differing writing styles, the site is gradually carving its voice in 
the tech scene. http://gadgetell.com/

GigaOm – With in-depth views and analysis of the VOIP, broadband, mobile 
phone apps and other related topics, Om Malik’s tech site continues to be 
one of the main top tech news site on the web today. http://gigaom.com/

Gizmodo – Crunchgear’s closest rival continues to offer gadget reviews 
and breaking news on new gizmos and cutting-edge consumer electronics. 
While Gizmodo and Crunchgear offer much the same topics, their style of 
writing, staff, and voices are definitely distinct. http://gizmodo.com/

Google Mobile Blog – If you want the latest news about the Android 
platform, Android tablets, Google mobile apps on both iPhone and Android 
devices, this site should be one of your RSS feeds. 

I4U – The site cover the latest gadgets, portable devices, home 
entertainment, notebooks, tablets and more. I4U also provides the latest 
deals from Amazon and other major U.S. retailers to help you get the best 
gadget for your money. http://i4u.com/

Intomobile – The guys running this site seem to work 24/7. Whether the 
site is breaking exclusive news or simply covering all mobile-related 
tidbits, it is gradually becoming the major source for mobile related 
news, views and opinions. http://intomobile.com/

Inside Facebook – A Facebook-focused news site updated almost daily. It’s 
pool of writers are social media and social networking experts based on 
professional ties and experience. http://www.insidefacebook.com/

Lifehacker – This may be everybody’s favorite go-to site for tech-related 
productivity tips, news and how-to articles. Lifehacker continues to help 
all of us work smarter and save time via recommended app and software 
downloads that we would miss if not for this site’s coverage.

Mashable – Another widely read tech news site, Mashable clearly deserves 
it’s reputation for being among the foremost providers of in-depth news 
and analysis of of all Web 2.0 startups and applications. The site 
continues to provide us with feature top lists, startup reviews, and 
comprehensive industry-specific comparative articles. The addition of 
Mashable Job Board has also been a welcome feature.http://mashable.com/ 

PCWorld – The online version of the popular magazine, this site provides 
quick access to authoritative reviews of tech products, pricing 
information, news and freeware and shareware downloads. http://pcworld.com

Pocket-Lint – Another great tech news site offering a one-stop site for 
gadgets, technology and consumer electronic news, reviews, commentary, 
videos and photos. http://www.pocket-lint.com

ReadWriteWeb – This site is perhaps Mashable’s closest rival when it 
comes to delivering web 2.0, social media and startup-centric news. Its 
articles stand out from the crowd for being comprehensive and incisive.

Redmond Pie – The site covers various tech topics but the thing that I 
like the most about their coverage is their exclusives on the latest iOS 
and other mobile platform hacks, as well as being a source of download 
for mobile software updates. The site also covers Microsoft-related 
topics such as Xbox, Zune, Windows and Office. http://www.redmondpie.com/

Search Engine Land – For search engine news and reviews, SEO, search 
engine marketing, and news about the three major search engines – Google, 
Yahoo and Bing, expect this site to provide the latest for you.

SAI: Silicon Alley Insider – Part of the Business Insider news network, 
this site covers startups and gadget-related issues and topics. The site 
provides you with opinionated and interesting news stories and 
commentaries. http://www.businessinsider.com/sai

Slashgear – This site covers everything from cutting-edge tech gear and 
gizmo to the latest digital lifestyle trend. Their articles are 
distinctive, informative and fresh, covering news and reviews, as well as 
commentary. with a unique voice. http://www.slashgear.com/

Techcrunch – Completing the web’s top three widely read and major tech 
news site (the other two being Engadget and Mashable), Techcrunch still 
may be the ultimate source for anything and everything on startups, Web 
2.0, social networking and of course VCs. Whether the site is breaking 
interesting news or providing exclusive coverage, TC is among the 
premiere source of information. http://techcrunch.com/

Techdirt – The site gives you the latest news, commentary, and 
discussions about important and interesting high tech issues, all with a 
business-oriented tone. http://www.techdirt.com/

Technologizer – Technology-related news and reviews written with a 
personal touch, thanks to the voice of its owner and founder and the 
site’s diverse pool of writers. http://technologizer.com/

TheNextWeb – This site’s strength lies in providing news and views from 
an international perspective, with writers coming from Europe, 
Australasia, Middle East, Asia, Africa, North and South America. The 
site’s informal design is a welcome respite from many of the tech sites 
we see every day. http://thenextweb.com/

TheRegister – The premiere source of tech industry news in the UK stays 
in the game and plays it innings pretty well. The site continues to 
provide us with views, opinions and reviews with British bent.

Slashdot – The site offers a great variety of news from around the Web as 
well as from the Linux and Open Source industry. http://slashdot.org/

Unwired View – For anything and everything about the wireless industry, 
this site beats most others for breaking news about mobile phones, 
accessories and apps. http://www.unwiredview.com/

Venturebeat – The site focuses mainly on private companies and has 
recently expanded its coverage from Silicon Valley startups to other VC-
related news and reviews. http://venturebeat.com/



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