Weekend Open Forum

Weekend Open Forum

Dedicated to our weekly open discussions, the TechSpot community debates and voices its opinion on a range of different subjects. Common themes include the latest product launches or polls about your computing habits.

Weekend Open Forum: What phone security do you use?

Weekend Open Forum: What phone security do you use?

Like locking a car door, passwording my phone has always felt like it would only deter the weak willed. Nonetheless, earlier this year I decided a basic passcode was comforting enough for everyday life and started using a four-dot pattern…
Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite gamepad?

Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite gamepad?

While I've spent more hours gaming with a keyboard and mouse than any other input devices, some genres are just too awkward for me to play without a controller. I'm lousy at driving and platforming titles to begin with, but especially so if I'm trying to WASD my way through levels...

Weekend Open Forum: How do you prefer to read books?

Weekend Open Forum: How do you prefer to read books?

Technology has cast a wide-reaching net over virtually every aspect of daily life. Even mundane tasks like reading have been transformed over the years. It arguably started with newspapers and magazines as many turned to the web for speedier and…
Weekend Open Forum: How often do you open your PC case?

Weekend Open Forum: How often do you open your PC case?

When I first started getting into the hobbiest side of PCs, I'd open my case at least a few times a week -- in fact, it was something of a necessity because I could only get the thing to boot by clearing the CMOS on its budget Abit motherboard. Although I still count myself as a PC enthusiast...

Weekend Open Forum: Will you get a 3D printer?

Weekend Open Forum: Will you get a 3D printer?

This week we learned that Microsoft will implement a new 3D printing format in Windows 8.1 that promises to eliminate all of the current headaches and shortcoming associated with the technology. It’s still an expensive endeavor to bring home a…
Weekend Open Forum: Would you move off world?

Weekend Open Forum: Would you move off world?

Take a moment to sort through the myriad implications of leaving our planet and explain why you would or wouldn’t move off world. What are the social or environmental pressures that would convince you to leave? What technological advances would…
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