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Air Hockey Gold review

Air Hockey Gold perfectly mimics the experience of playing air hockey on a real table, and it lets you select from a wide range of skill levels for gameplay. You also can choose to play against the computer or challenge your friends, giving you so many possibilities for competition that you'll have a hard time putting this game down.

Pros

Game options: No matter how you feel like playing, this game can accommodate you. Levels of difficulty range from Kiddie to Insane with several more steps in between, and you can even play with one or two pucks to … Read more

Mactracker for Mac review

Mactracker for Mac lets you look up and compare the specifications of every product ever made by Apple through a straightforward interface. You can browse by category or search for a specific model, and you can even create smart categories to highlight products with certain specifications.

Pros

Detailed entries: The entry for each product listed in this app includes detailed information in a variety of categories. And to make accessing the information you're looking for even more convenient, the app features multiple categories of information for each product including General, Memory and Graphics, Connections and Expansions, History, and Notes.… Read more

Adobe Air review

Adobe Air enables you to run Flash, JavaScript, and HTML-based games and applications without the need for a Web browser, bringing to your Android smartphone or tablet software that otherwise would not be available on the go. In technical terms, this app enables developers to use essentially the same code for cross-platform apps and deliver them on different devices and operating systems.

Pros

Works flawlessly: After a quick installation, Adobe Air runs unobtrusively in the background, allowing you to run immersive, sophisticated games like The Hobbit - Kingdoms of Middle Earth or Kingdoms of Camelot - Battle for the North. … Read more

Adobe Air review

Adobe Air enables you to run Flash, JavaScript, and HTML-based games and applications without the need for a Web browser, bringing to your Android smartphone or tablet software that otherwise would not be available on the go. In technical terms, this app enables developers to use essentially the same code for cross-platform apps and deliver them on different devices and operating systems.

Pros

Works flawlessly: After a quick installation, Adobe Air runs unobtrusively in the background, allowing you to run immersive, sophisticated games like The Hobbit - Kingdoms of Middle Earth or Kingdoms of Camelot - Battle for the North. … Read more

Apple rumor claims all-new, 12-inch MacBook Air

Apple is planning a radical redesign of the MacBook "soon," if a forum post out of China is to be believed.

A key aspect of the redesign would be the elimination of the fan assembly, according to MacRumors, which describes the post as coming from a reliable leaker of future Apple hardware.

A fanless design almost always implies ultrathin and -light. For example, the iPad Air is a fanless design as are Android and most Windows tablets. Even some of the newest, thinnest Windows 2-in-1s are fanless, such as the Intel Haswell processor-based HP Spectre 13 tablet that … Read more

Which iPad should you buy?

Want to buy an iPad? Not every one does -- or should (see our Android picks for alternatives) -- but as of this moment, Apple is selling four distinct versions of its tablet. Now that the fourth-gen Retina iPad has replaced the iPad 2 in the roster, which of Apple's tablets is the right one? Which is the best value? What should you do?

Let's take a look at each: there are two iPad Minis, and two larger 9.7-inch iPads. The good news is this is a better selection of iPads than before. But, I also think … Read more

Sony steps closer to VR with Project Morpheus

CNET Update takes the blue pill:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn more about Sony's Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4.

- Smile for the camera: Facebook is able to identify your face among millions of photos with technology called DeepFace.

- Use Skype on Android without killing your battery life.

- Pay more for commercial-free Pandora One, starting in May.

- Upgrade an older home into a smart home with the Aros window-mounted air conditioner.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for … Read more

Meet Aros, the first large smart appliance from Quirky and GE

GE raised eyebrows last year when they poured $30 million into Quirky, a New York-based start up that serves as a kind of crowdsourced think tank for product ideas. Perhaps more important than the money, though, was that GE granted Quirky's field of thinkers and inventors access to its huge stash of industrial patents, essentially asking them to do whatever they could with them.

Now, that strategy looks ready to bear fruit, as Quirky and GE have announced the launch of Aros, an air conditioner designed specifically for the smart home. Similar to the Nest Learning Thermostat, Aros promises … Read more

After rough IPO, concern for Apple supplier Japan Display

Japan Display, the world's largest smartphone display supplier, had a rough IPO on Wednesday.

When Japan Display (JDI) listed its shares in a $3.1 billion initial public offering Wednesday, the price at opening dropped 15 percent below the IPO price, as reported by Nikkei.

This despite the fact that the IPO price of 900 yen (about $8.87) was at the lower end of the suggested IPO range, according to The Wall Street Journal.

And the share price got as low as 706 yen on Wednesday.

"The [IPO] pricing was wrong," Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan … Read more

Pi Day celebrations kick off with a 'pi in the sky'

With everybody's favorite holiday around the corner -- Pi Day, of course -- celebrations have already begun to take place around the US.

Sky gazers in Austin, Texas, may have noticed something interesting happening with skywriting airplanes on Thursday -- namely, a "pi in the sky."

To celebrate Pi Day and honor the great mathematical constant of 3.141592 etc., AirSign aircrafts took to the skies to attempt to spell out the infinite pi sequence across 100 miles of sky in Austin.… Read more