Top 40 best technology websites 2011

March 29, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pocket-Lint – Another great tech news site offering a one-stop site for gadgets, technology and consumer electronic news, reviews, commentary, videos and photos.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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