If you've been waiting for brighter and more affordable options in the LED aisle, then you're in luck.
Today, Philips announced Energy Star certification for their second-generation 75- and 100-watt replacement LEDs, along with exclusive discounts on both bulbs at Home Depots nationwide. Combined with the regional utility rebates that come with Energy Star certification, this means that consumers in some parts of the country will be able to purchase the 75-watt replacement for less than $10, with the 100-watt replacement going for just under $15. For the rest of us, the bulbs will retail for $19.97 … Read more
Eternal Journey New Atlantis is a hidden object adventure game that takes players from the depths of the ocean to outer space. We've played many games of this sort before, but we can't say we've ever become as engrossed as we did in this one.
Eternal Journey New Atlantis contains stellar graphics and is quite cinematic at times, with high-quality audio adding to the experience. You play the role of an archeologist exploring the underwater city of Atlantis, but that's just the beginning; before you know it, you'll be wandering around an abandoned Martian train … Read more
Here's a secret for gadget makers: If you want to get a lot of attention for your new device, release it in January.
The first month of the year heralds CES with all its noise and bluster. But after the show, when the insanity dies down and holiday sales recede into history, the gadget landscape dries out. As we do each month, we used our unique algorithm to rank gadget buzz according to search volume, engagement on CNET, and editors' ratings. This month, the effects of a dry release cycle come into clear relief. The usual suspects are still … Read more
Tales of Terror: Crimson Dawn HD - A Hidden Object Adventure takes you into a spooky countryside to investigate the disappearance of your brother. Once you get to his last known location, it's your job to follow the clues and accumulate objects that will be useful later on. You'll encounter a variety of obstacles to overcome, puzzles to solve, and other characters on your quest, and they can all help you attain your ultimate goal if you can figure out how to use them appropriately.
This app opens quickly and runs well. It lets you select the level … Read more
Weird Park: Scary Tales - A Hidden Object Adventure asks you to solve a mystery in a spooky old town involving missing children. Ghostly images of these children appear occasionally, directing you onward to find out what has happened to them. Along the way, you have to acquire objects and tools that you'll need to keep going by solving mini-puzzles or finding them in the scenery.
Like most hidden object adventure games, Weird Park: Scary Tales shows a brief introductory video when you first open it, which you can skip if you choose. This sets the stage for your … Read more
Weird Park: Scary Tales HD is a hidden object game in which you search for clues to find out what happened to some missing children. This is the second Weird Park app released by Big Fish Games, and it begins with your character driving down a dark road, only to have the ghost of a child appear in the passenger's seat for a moment and then disappear again. This causes you to crash your car, and when you wake up, you begin to search for clues and a way home.
The interface and graphics of this app are streamlined … Read more
European Mystery: Scent of Desire - A Hidden Object Adventure lets you investigate the disappearances of several young women. At the beginning of the game, the royal steward hires you, a renowned detective, to find his daughter, who has mysteriously disappeared. She is just the most recent of several victims of the assailant you're trying to track down and along the way, you'll have to accumulate objects to help you in your investigation.
The mechanics of this hidden object adventure are quite similar to those in other games of this kind, but the setting is fresh and engaging. … Read more
Detective Quest: The Crystal Slipper HD: A Hidden Object Adventure is a fun and engaging puzzle game for the iPad. In this world, you play the role of a detective tasked with finding a mystery woman who the prince has fallen in love with after just one evening of dancing. At the end of their dance, the woman disappeared, leaving only a single slipper behind. Desperate to find her again, the prince hires you to find her and bring her back to him.
The mechanics of this game will probably be familiar to anyone who has ever played a hidden … Read more
Welcome to month two of our tech leaderboard, where we use a unique algorithm to tell you which tech (currently for sale) is getting the most buzz. Consider the CNET 100 a Billboard 100 for gadgets.
Last month, we kicked off with a list that showed the power of Google and the impact that November's big gadget announcements made. This month, we see how the December rush of gift-buying played out. Remember: Even though CES is already behind us, very few 2014 products exist in the wild now. This list gives one last nod to the tech that beat … Read more