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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: 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…
Weekend Open Forum: Will you upgrade to Haswell?

Weekend Open Forum: Will you upgrade to Haswell?

Intel’s fourth generation Core series processor is finally available for purchase. As Steven noted in his review of the Core i7-4770K, the level of performance from Ivy Bridge to Haswell is similar to what was observed when going from Sandy…
Weekend Open Forum: Imagining Google's own country

Weekend Open Forum: Imagining Google's own country

Google CEO Larry Page wants to set aside a part of the world for unregulated experimentation. Let’s help him out.  Where should this place be? What should it be called? Who would rule it? What sort of experiments should be run? What about privacy? Would you live there?

Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

The world wide web turned 20 this week. Though I haven’t been online for that long, it got me reminiscing about the first time I heard my computer make that choreographed sequence of noises that allowed it to piggyback on…
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