A member of our Discord server came in to notify us of a good number of potential closings scheduled for January 31. So that’s less than a week left to take action! The TechnologyGuide forum network, including the likes of NotebookReview.com and TabletPCReview are all shutting down due to a corporate decision. Oh dear!
The announcement came from longtime tech reviewer and moderator Charles Jefferies. As he reminisces over the rise and fall of NotebookReview and her sister sites, which have today only been reduced to unfrequented forums, he implores what remains of the once strong gearhead community to decide on what platform to migrate to in their exodus.
On behalf of the small but dedicated volunteer staff here, we wish you the best. We wish we could send you off a little more gracefully. Please enjoy the remaining time.
Charles Jefferies & the NBR Moderation Team
So without further ado, a complete list of sites closing down in the TechnologyGuide network are as follows:
- NotebookReview: a site dedicated to laptop news and reviews.
- TabletPCReview: tablet and pc reviews!
- Brighthand: smartphones and smartdevices.
- DigitalCameraReview: camera reviews, as well as tips for photography and editing.
- TechnologyGuide: the nexus of the network, TechnologyGuide had a little bit of everything from all the other sites, and then some.
- DesktopReview: now-defunct Desktop review site, which had already been absorbed into NotebookReview. Likewise, for PrinterComparison and its archive.
It should also be noted that Archive Team has been made aware of the situation as well. Yet we are not aware of any archivebot/grab-site grabs at this time. Be sure to comment or reach out to us at
email@example.com if you have any archives you would like to share, and to stay tuned to catch up on any updates.
The TechnologyGuide archives have just completed. My understanding is these have been or eventually will be injected into The Wayback Machine as well.