The leading web sites for independent information and reviews of computer hardware have long been Tom’s Hardware and AnandTech. Tom’s and Anand’s have been meticulous about remaining independent and providing unbiased commentary. Ziff-Davis, the megapublisher, has created its own hardware site, ExtremeTech.com. There’s every reason to expect it to be a valuable resource – thorough, well-designed, and professional. The hardware community is skeptical that the new site can deliver truly independent coverage under the umbrella of a huge corporate parent, but only time will tell.