Op-Ed: Sexiest New Devices? PCs...

By Julio Franco
Feb 3, 2015
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  1. After narrowly escaping death (well, OK, not really, but a lot of people sure tried to convince us of it), the PC industry is regaining some color in its face, and starting to make some bold moves forward. Yes, the...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Using the word sexiest, must be talking about dildos and blowup dolls.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    Right Cliff, the new wave of sex toys will be internet connected. "Smart significant others", if you will. They'll never have a headache, will learn what you like, will forgive you if you run out of Viagara, never be condescending, and be much more adventurous than would be any human counterpart. Picture if you will, Daryl Hannah in, "Blade Runner", but without the combat training. (Unless you're into that sort of thing)..;)

    Soon you'll be able to purchase "moan tracks" for Siri and Cortana at any of your favorite app stores, which will then require proof of age before downloading.
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  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,428   +472

    A Smart Companion Cube doll. That will sell.

    Bring the sexy back.

    Cap... there are some things people don't want to know... oh the humanity
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    What's really sad is when people start to think of shiny computer driven trinkets as, "sexy"!

    Do people really have "full contact sex", any more? Or, do they just send pictures of each other's junk back and forth on the internet, with their, "sexy phones"?
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,341   +1,939

    I don't understand the meaning of "sexy" & "Apple" used in the same sentence. One would normally use the words 'overpriced, ripoff, overrated etc. to be used in conjunction with Apple products.
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,428   +472

    I think it's an opinion based on how "slick" looking are nowadays computers, compared to the squared boxes we used to have, to call them sexy that's a totally different subject but lets stick with the slick idea.
  8. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,526   +685

    Sexy computer driven blow up dolls? ..... nothing new there .... didn't any of you remember seeing "West World" years ago? Shoot, even her eyes would light up with she got the "pay off" ..... LOLOL
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    Yes but.........., (wait for it)........"West World" wasn't real....:oops: It was a movie. OTOH, "Battlestar Galactica", now that was a stone cold lesson in factual human history
  10. trgz

    trgz TS Booster Posts: 148   +22

    Sorry, only saw laptops in the article - where's the sexy PCs?
  11. Deltree

    Deltree TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    I puked in my mouth a little when I read that the PC was "dead" in the latter days of the xbox 360 and ps3. It was never true, and yet despite PC having more games, more ways to control your games, replaceable upgradeable hardware and all the other things you can think of that made PC gaming the pinnacle of video gaming awesomeness, it seemed like every dweeb online blasted PC gaming as a total joke. I'm really not sure what happened beyond the huge dissapointment of "next gen" consoles, but now I am beginning to read articles like this. I am glad people are again beginning to realize the best video gaming still comes from the PC which these games are created with, but sad it hasn't been blatantly slap-in-your-****ing-face obvious to everyone. There is nothing overly new going on here. PC games and PC gaming hardware has continued to grow at pretty much the same rate as ever. Games still look and play better on PC. Big surprise.

    I puked in my mouth a little when I read like 50 articles in the last two years claiming that 3D is a dead fad. I got a 3DTV in 2013 and it was the best single purchase of my life, the answer of a childhood dream of my games and movies all existing in my third dimension, in a time where 3D movies and games were EVERYWHERE. Finally no more red\blue nonsense. I got a Nintendo 3DS shortly after. 3D gaming, no glasses, in my pocket! --- Suck it, wilderness camping trip! --- It seemed to be obviously the next step for media. I swear a year later, I am reading how useless and sucky 3D is. Headaches, people who cant stand wearing the "funny looking glasses" (eff you regular glasses wearing folk I guess) even in their own home around family due to the massive level of shame involed with looking a bit silly to enjoy an additional dimension in their media. Every blockbuster movie at this time is released in 3D. 3D blu ray players emerge. Youtube provides the option to convert any video you upload to 3D. 3D TVs are sold everywhere by just about every company. 3D projection units. IMAX 3D cinema rules. The Oculus Rift gets made. (thats 3D strapped to your face for anyone not in the know) Sony makes 3D head mounted display. Amazon makes a 3D phone for **** sake with a ****ing 3D camera, but every article laughs at 3D. Now VR 3D and augmented reality are huge! 3D tech is absolutely everywhere, vastly popular and still.... 3D is still just a crappy fad? When looking for immmersion in my media, an experience which exists in the same 3 dimensional plane as my life does, really gets me there better than a flat picture does. How is that not a common opinion? How is this not obviously the only way knowing this technology exists?

    People who cannot understand what I'm going on about are the same people who think PC ever lost footing as the hands down sexiest way to play games ever. I feel like PC has always been the obvious choice! I can't help but feel disappointed that a bunch of former console fanboys\fangirls will begin gaming on PC because it is viewed as the cool thing to do now, because a bunch of people on the internet say its ok. I dont care how pop PC gaming gets, it will remain the best way to game long after the waves of hype wash all the flimsy opinions away.

    Also, an article about PC's being the sexiest devices right now should feature at least one PC. In case you missed the memo, a laptop is not what most people are talking about when they say PC. A laptop is a small portable thing you can take with you from place to place that does a lot of the same things you can do with a PC, but not all.

    Replace your motherboard in your laptop.
    How about adding some case lights to show off your cool internals.
    Upgrade your screen.
    That is (bare minimum) a huge pain in the ***, if it goes down at all.

    A PC traditionally is a desktop unit for use at home, providing access to more powerful hardware configurations and peripherals like monitors, doesn't rely on battery life, typically has better cooling solutions, more options for cosmetic customizations, hopefully you get the idea. I like laptops and there are some really intense (and overly expensive) gaming laptop builds out there, but for me there is a huge difference between a PC and a laptop, and a proper article about the current sex appeal of PC's could be written featuring some sexy PC's and not laptops. Make a sexy laptop article about sexy laptops, featuring sexy laptops would make for a great sexy laptop article, but not a sexy laptop article about sexy PC's featuring sexy laptops. Right?

    Does Techspot need a new writer? I can do it. Really.

    Some offense.
  12. Deltree

    Deltree TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    Really I cant. lol
  13. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,428   +472

    No you really can not! Neither can I but... I think you took your post way down south. For the average computer user a notebook is enough. Also when you started talking about "case lights to show cool internals" you lost me.

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