Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare transplants the popular characters and weapons from the casual franchise into a first-person shooter.


Hectic multiplayer action: Surprisingly, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare holds its own as an entertaining shooter. Up to 24 players can engage in battle. Matches are competitive yet comical, thanks to the colorful, cartoony nature of the game.

Class diversity: In Team Fortress style, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare offers basic disciplines to fit the most common styles of team-based shooters. The flower team has the standard peashooter class and healing class, while the zombies have units like engineers with … 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.


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

Tower of Saviors review

Tower of Saviors combines an elaborate fantasy RPG with good old matching puzzle action in one free Android game. A deep fantasy backstory involving ancient tower, mythical warriors, and war between Gods, Devils, and Humans frames a variety of conflicts in which you must align runestones of the same color to defeat the foe.


Cool storyline: Tower of Saviors has an exciting and highly developed fantasy storyline that keeps evolving as you play.

Realistic fantasy: While the story isn't exactly realistic, the presentation is. Well-rendered backgrounds, characters, and graphics as well as high-quality audio make Tower of Saviors … Read more

This could be the one: Davone Grande speaker

I remember hearing the first Davone speaker, the Rithm, at a hi-fi show in 2008. The small, 31-inch tall floor standing speaker looked and sounded like nothing else. I've heard hundreds of speakers since then, but the Rithm stands out from the pack.

The Davone models that followed -- the Ray, the Mojo, and now the Grande -- are all unique, and they're all bona fide audiophile masterpieces. The company steers clear of boring, flat-sided boxes. With Davone, it's all about the curves.

So when the Grande arrived at Davone's New York City dealer, In Living Stereo, … Read more

Review: Icy Tower 2 Zombie Jump is a finely polished endless jumping game

Icy Tower 2 Zombie Jump is very similar to other endless jumpers like Doodle Jump and Glow Jump, though it brings its own flavor to the genre with special achievements and different characters. The result is a fun if familiar game that tasks you with jumping and flipping your way to safety as the tower in which your gnome lives starts to crumble around you.

When the game starts, you will be given a very quick tutorial about how to jump, tilt, and super-jump your way up the platforms located throughout the tower. You can start immediately afterward, moving your … Read more

SVS Ultra Tower speaker: A force to be reckoned with

I've always had a soft spot for great-sounding big speakers, like the SVS Ultra Tower. It stands 45 inches tall, and the cabinet has a unique, aggressively styled trapezoidal shape. Decked out in a gleaming piano-black finish or black oak veneer, the Ultra Tower projects a distinctly high-end aura; it looks a lot more expensive than it really is. The three-way design features a 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter sitting between twin 6.5-inch composite glass-fiber midrange drivers, and mounted on the lower side flanks, a pair of 8-inch woofers. All three drivers are proprietary SVS designs. The speaker weighs … Read more

AT&T in $4.85B cell tower deal with Crown Castle

AT&T announced Sunday it has agreed to lease or sell the rights to 9,700 cell phone towers for $4.85 billion to Crown Castle International, which provides infrastructure for broadcasting and mobile telecommunications.

Under the terms of the deal, Crown Castle will have the option to purchase 9,100 towers for $4.2 billion after the average lease term of 28 years expires. Crown Castle will also purchase about 600 AT&T towers immediately.

As part of the deal, AT&T will sublease network capacity on the towers for $1,900 per month tower. That … Read more

C-Wars brings classic Beat 'em up action to a Tower Defense game

A Cyberpunk world, in a post apocalyptic wasteland being infested by a zombie army? C-Wars seems to hit all of the major buzzwords that would set off any gamer's alarm. Onipunks' brainchild might turn off many players who have been jaded by the promises of many so so and eh-inducing games released this year, the ones that seemed to be the products of some assembly-line design model created to separate us from our money. But after playing the Demo, it would be a lie to say I'm anything less than ecstatic that this game has been successfully funded … Read more

Crave Ep. 138: 3D-mapping the great indoors with laser scanners

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The Zebedee LIDAR laser scanner reminds us of that scene in "Prometheus" where David laser-scans the inside of those creepy caverns. Well, Australian scientists are doing that in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Iran wants to launch a poor Persian cat into space, while Volvo is training hamsters to drive trucks with the automaker's new power-steering technology. This is the world we live in. All that and more on this week's episode of Crave. … Read more

Onkyo's terrific tower speakers

Onkyo has a long history of making high-performance, budget-priced speakers. Even their home theater in a box speakers were a cut above the speakers Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Yamaha, and so on were making, back when I was reviewing scads of HTIBs years ago. Then again, the Onkyo speakers were usually a good deal larger than the competition's, and it didn't hurt that most Onkyo speakers were made of wood instead of plastic, and had larger woofers and better-quality tweeters than most HTIB speaker systems. No wonder Onkyo HTIBs were, year after year, the best-sounding HTIBs. So when I … Read more