First on the list is Ars Technica, just because an early date. This site has been around for nearly two decades, a very large amount of time. Publications, now owned by Conde Nast, is the go-to for technology professionals and enthusiasts. Ars Technica news and editorial features, digging business, legal consequences, safety and other consumer interests.
Dialogue is not a one-way street, either. Readers can interact with each other to check Ars Technica forum, which allows for a discussion of the modification of hardware, operating systems, software and games. Ars Technica operation is funded primarily by online advertising and has a paid subscription service since 2001.
Interestingly, the site generated a lot of controversy in 2009 when they were prevented from users who have installed software to block ads from site seeing. While it stirred some negative reactions, the site continues to be a trusted resource today.