What are some of your favorite tech sites and forums?

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  1. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I like AnandTech, Tom's Hardware, Ars Technica, JonnyGuru.com, Bjorn3D.com, HardOCP.com, Hardwaresecrets.com, Techreport.com, Arstechnica.com, Overclock3d.net, Xtremesystems.org, Overclock.net, Notebookreview.com, to name a few. :D

    There are some very good forums at some of these sites too. The overclocking sites are obviously not Mac oriented, but there is a lot of good info there about Intel processors and chipsets and various components and peripherals.

    I think Anand does a great job of being very open minded and unbiased in his reviews. He uses Apple products but he writes very objectively about them just as he does about the Windows based pc's. Lots of good reading at his site.

    I'd like to hear some of your favorite sites and forums and why you like them.
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    www.grcade.com

    Mainly a gaming forum, but covers pretty much everything
     
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  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    A lot of tech sites have gone downhill these days, since they usually depend on getting clicks to survive and thus breathlessly repeat nonsense. Investigative journalism is also almost dead. So, more for fun than anything:

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    For quickie smartphone news, pretty much repeat each other:

    IntoMobile

    Engadget

    MobileMag

    Cool Smartphone

    Phone Scoop

    Brighthand - probably the oldest smartphone site

    General tech news:

    TechWeb - dry, but sometimes news not found elsewhere

    ZDNet - used to be good, now too many uninformed articles and rabid commenters

    Places to be wary of:

    Daring Fireball - mostly written to get clicks, but sometimes has Apple inside info

    Roughly Drafted - mixes "facts" with strawman arguments to create more bogus "facts" that are lapped up by the naive

    Foss Patents - often hypes patents beyond their meaning. Florian Mueller is clueless at times.
     
  5. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    http://thisismynext.com/ (soon to be http://theverge.com/)

    For those that may not be aware, this is basically the old Engadget crew (Josh Topolski, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, etc). After AOL ruined Engadget they jumped ship. This Is My Next is a temporary home until The Verge is launched (backed by SB Nation funding).
     
  6. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I thought no one would post this, and I was then going to post it.

    They're good.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    VR-Zone, SemiAccurate and TechPowerUp are pretty good IMO - have plenty of exclusives and especially VR-Zone has leaked quite a lot of stuff lately. AnandTech is the best place for reviews but since I write for Anand, my opinion is obviously biased (but I still like their reviews, honestly!) :p
     
  8. AppleScruff1 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Is your Anand identity a secret? :D
    I like AnandTech because they write in depth, accurate and non biased reviews. They don't right like fanboys of any brand or product and I like that. I know that Anand has stated that he uses Apple notebooks, yet he isn't afraid to offer constructive criticism or point out areas for improvements.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Of course not. I write under the name "Kristian Vättö", which is also my real name.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    In no particular order:
    Engadget
    AnandTech
    arstechnica
    tuaw
     
  11. AppleScruff1 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Thanks. And keep up the good work, that is a great site. You guys tell it like it is, and I like that.
     
  12. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Slashdot is really the only other tech site I visit regularly.
     
  13. AppleScruff1 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Overclock.net is probably at or near the top of my favorite Windows pc based forums. There are some great users there and some all out performance geeks there. You can learn way more than you will ever need to know about each individual computer component. This is good knowledge even for Mac only users as it gives an in depth look at some of the components and tech that are used in Mac's too. There is a wealth of knowledge about processors, motherboards, SSD, RAM, cooling, power supplies, you name it, it's there.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Awesome! Now I know which articles not to read! :D:D:D I kid... I kid...
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Tech sites: engadget
    other forums: www.androidforums.com (nice place but it gets overwhelming after a while).
     
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    If I had more time, I'd spend it on ...

    http://lifehacker.com/

    Just always interesting stuff to make your life easier or device use more fun. Like today they mentioned the free Microsoft "Mouse without Borders" utility which lets you share keyboard/mouse/files across all your PCs in a room.

    Even the sub stories are handy:

    • Cure Hiccups in Seconds with a Dash of Vinegar
    • Clean Your Records With Glue
    • Use an Aluminum Can as a Wi-Fi Extender
    • How Can I Get an iTunes-Like Experience for My Android Phone?
    • How Do I Get Rid of Clothes Clutter?
    • How Can I Transfer Music from My iPod or iPhone to My Computer?
    • How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body
    • Daily Challenge Presses You To Do Something Good For Yourself Every Day
    • Oobafit Builds Exercise, Diet, and Shopping Plans For You
    • Survive Airport Hell, Find Cheaper Tickets, and Stream Video from Your Home to Your Smartphone
    • Jump Start your Productivity, Refine Your To-Do List, and Remove Permanent Marker from a White Board
    • Chill a Soda in Two Minutes Flat, Avoid Laptop Heat, and the Best Things to Buy in September
     
  17. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I like GigaOM. It's a tech site from a business perspective. Often a very interesting intersection.
     
  18. AppleScruff1 thread starter macrumors G3

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    I forgot all about Lifehacker. Lots of good stuff there. Anyone check out distrowatch.com or pendrivelinux.com?
     
  19. ucantgetridofme macrumors 6502

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    Xstremesystem and [H] that's about it. Toms does have some good articles on occasion. Engadget and Anand want Apple deep inside them, but if I want Apple news I'll just come to MR instead atleast they don't claim to be non bias.
     
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    lifehacker is a good read? anyone else also go there?
     
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    9to5Mac, TUAW, Mac|Life, OS X Daily, Engadget, Thisismynext, Cult of Mac.
    Scoopertino is good for a laugh. :D
     
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