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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: Do you still wear a watch?

Weekend Open Forum: Do you still wear a watch?

There isn't a week that goes by where we don't hear about how the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets are displacing other technology segments. For many folks, a competent high-end handset can comfortably replace various portable media players, dedicated gaming handhelds...

Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite game soundtracks

Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite game soundtracks

With the constant barrage of Humble Bundle-like deals, I've developed a bad habit of buying cheap indie games and only playing them for an hour or two -- if at all. Although I feel guilty when that happens with pricey AAA releases, my conscience is usually clear when it comes to indie...

Weekend Open Forum: The best and worst of CES 2013

Weekend Open Forum: The best and worst of CES 2013

And just like that, CES is over. Given the scale of the event, it's often used as a platform to reveal the world's most innovative gadgets, but it also manages to attract some pretty cringeworthy unveilings that wind up being a source of mockery for years -- try to sit through Qualcomm's keynote...

Weekend Open Forum: Technology predictions for 2013

Weekend Open Forum: Technology predictions for 2013

Earlier this week, IBM shared what it expects to see over the next five years in technology, with several scientists predicting that computers will become more intelligent and human-like. Although we're not daring enough to gaze half a decade into the future, we thought it'd be fun...

WOF: Biggest tech failures of 2012

WOF: Biggest tech failures of 2012

When we asked this question a year ago most of you agreed that AMD’s FX brand relaunch, Sony’s PSN data breach, Netflix’s Qwikster spin-off, and HP’s handling of WebOS while almost quitting the PC market were among the worst tech…
Weekend Open Forum: Do you use social media?

Weekend Open Forum: Do you use social media?

I jumped on the social networking / media bandwagon pretty early on when MySpace was just starting to take off. I rode the social wave over to Facebook and hung around there for about seven years before finally deciding to…
Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest part in your PC?

Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest part in your PC?

Although most of us upgrade our systems regularly, it's generally uncommon to replace every single component -- even for a fresh build. Instead, parts less crucial to daily performance such as optical drives, bulk storage, cases or even power supplies are recycled over the years...

Weekend Open Forum: What type of mouse pad do you use?

Weekend Open Forum: What type of mouse pad do you use?

Two realizations struck me while seeking a new mouse pad recently: 1) there's a lack of small plastic pads from major gaming accessory makers, and 2) folks take there mouse surfaces very seriously. On my journey, I found debates about the ideal material, with people defending...

Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite horror movie?

Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite horror movie?

Although I don't regret "cutting the cord," there are some inherent drawbacks to relying on Internet services and discs for shows and movies -- namely that you always have to know what you want to watch. That's generally fine because I'm not interested in most of what's on TV and...

Weekend Open Forum: Did you jump on the 3D bandwagon?

Weekend Open Forum: Did you jump on the 3D bandwagon?

A couple of years ago it seemed like not a day could go by without someone announcing something 3D-related. TV manufacturers raced to one-up each other with 3D-capable television sets, some requiring no glasses but offering poor viewing angles, while…
Weekend Open Forum: What games have you replayed and why?

Weekend Open Forum: What games have you replayed and why?

Although Steam and its ilk coax me into buying new games regularly, it's uncommon for me to beat them and it's even rarer that I take them for a second spin -- especially once I've abandoned them. However, for whatever reason, a handful of games still manage to hold my interest after five or...

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