dotTechie Sound-Off: What are your favorite tech websites?

We all have ’em: Favorite (tech) websites that we visit on a regular basis. It is always interesting being introduced to a new website, so I thought why not start a discussion among dotTechies to see what are our homes-away-from-home. So, if you would be so kind, please list your favorite/most visited tech websites in the comments below.

Of course since this is being posted on dotTech, I presume many of you will say “dotTech”; therefore, please list your top three. Please rank them as in the order of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. If dotTech is one of the top three, cool; if it is not, I will haunt you in your dreams that is fine too. If you don’t have three favorites ones, tell us about your two favorites or one favorite. If you have more than three and you want to share, go right ahead.

To get us started, here are my top three favorites:

  1. dotTech – Because the people here are awesome.
  2. Engadget – Pleasant web design coupled with interesting, to-the-point tech news makes it almost a daily visit for me.
  3. XDA-Developers – Only place on the ‘net for Android hacking and slashing.

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  1. JonE – Gizmo’s Freeware (Gizmo Richards) I was visiting this site long before I knew about . . . . . . . – Ashraf – I spend way too much time between these first two. But I occasionally also visit . . . . . . . – Gizmo Richards also administrates and writes for this site. – I used to visit this site quite often, but no where as much as I used to. – and a few others I’m sure I’ve forgotten about. – I used to use FileForum to keep track of updates for the bulk of my downloads, but lately it seems as if FileForum is slowly eroding and they only keep track of certain programs. I still use it, but not as much as I use . . . . . . . – Softpedia has all the files FileForum has, or had, Plus files that FileForum never had and they do a much better job of keeping Softpedia updated with the most current software, and they notify me when a program is updated. FileForum still does too, but Softpedia wins hand down at the expediency in which this is done.

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    Really nice sites ^^

  3. Anil

    Few websites that are on my favorite toolbar..

    Ars Technica
    Infosync World
    Real World Technologies
    Toms Hardware
    Tracy and Matt’s Blog

  4. leland

    I have many favorites and many of them have been mentioned (see my list below).

    1. Windows Secrets,
    2. Gizmos Freeware Reviews,
    3. MajorGeeks,
    4. Here,
    5. CyberNet News,
    6. Lifehacker,
    7. MakeUseOf,
    8. AddictiveTips,
    10. Life Rocks 2.0,

    I have many more but this is a good start on the regular sites I visit.

  5. alhall

    All my favs have already been mentioned at least once.

    I did notice that more than a few of you mentioned Lifehacker and Gizmodo. You should be aware of the fact that their shared servers were hacked and the passwords and login info for both sites have been posted on the net. See this article from yesterday’s Windows Secrets for the full story. They also have a site set up that will tell you id any of your personal info has been released as a result of the hack:

  6. greenlantern71

    You mean there’s something else out there besides dotTech????? (^_^)

    Honestly, other than dotTech I don’t make time to look at anything else, but will at least check out some of the places folks have mentioned here.

    Thanks Ashraf!

  7. Bruce Fraser — mainly for Fred Langa’s column. When he was on his own, his material was simply the very best out there, period. He seems to have mellowed since coming back from retirement. No more full-length detailed articles. – excellent for comparative reviews of free software.

  8. IndoMK

    Mm, in no particular order…

    Freeware Genius
    How To Geek

    I roam others, but not on a very regular basis. Freeware Genius has saved my hide so many times, by having mentioned just the right piece of software that I’d been spending hours searching for with only a vague idea of what I wanted.

  9. The Living Spirit

    For me, there are only two Tech Blogs I ever regularly visit: dotTech, and Technically – and actually, the latter just had a small overhaul and is a lot better now.

    I used to visit Lifehacker, but I grew dissatisfied with them. They rarely seem to have anything really “new” on the site – a lot of the stuff they talk about is common knowledge in circles I’ve been in – and the site also feels slightly cluttered. Plus I take issue with the tone of some of the articles – if you ask me, some articles feel like they’re trying to take a jab at their readers at their expense, and while it may only be in jest, it still doesn’t seem very nice.

  10. waynos

    My favourites are already listed but I would add,,,, mactipsandtricks. This was a good idea Ashraf. Wishing every one a happy Christmas

  11. Rude

    Nearly all websites have been mentioned. These are all the best for tech apps and probably the best one out of these is Dottech as there are many techies to support here…

    and i found this one while surfing and found it intersting

    Some cool free softwares i found here

    These are some of the websites and blogs i prefer for tech….

  12. Neil Berman

    My favorite is dotTech because I can exchange views and ask questions of techies on the various forums. They have been very useful to me.

    My 2nd favorite site is Giveaway of the Day. (I try to visit it daily — keeps my computer bloated!)

    Another interesting site is INFOPACKETS,
    They are more “tech-news” oriented and also offer freebie software and games of the day. You can request them to email their newsletter to you 1,3 or 5 times a week.

  13. JohnD

    I have different favorites for different types of “tech”:

    software: DotTech, Reymond CC, Windows Secrets which I subscribe to but rarely visit the web site.
    hardware: Anandtech, Toms Hardware
    news: Computerworld, ZDNet

    Also for hardware I like to look at users reviews on Newegg and Amazon as they have a “verified buyer” label so you can avoid the spew from the manufacturers touting their own products.

    edit: after reading #13, I would like to add that Filehippo is my home page :)