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Asus Transformer Prime Review: The Android Tablet You've Been Waiting For

By Brent Rose on at

I suppose it's not a little ironic that what is easily the best Android tablet of the last year does not look a little bit like an iPad, but a lot like an iPad, and is being sued for trademark infringement—though not by Apple. If you want to be generous, you could say that Asus's Transformer Prime stands on the shoulders of giants. With spiked boots.

The Best Reviews of the Year

By Andrew Liszewski on at

A lot of gadgets come across our desks, but we try to review only the ones that matter the absolute most—good, bad, or buggy. Here's a rundown of some of the best reviews we wrote this year.

Where's My Water? for iPad and iPhone: A Tragic Tale about an Anthropomorphic Lizard with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By Bulent Yusuf on at

In the US, there's a persistent urban legend about pet lizards being flushed down the toilet, which then grow up to become angry, vengeful, sewer-dwelling alligators. This same legend was the inspiration for Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The lesson here is that cruelty to lizards is both detrimental to your health, and also incredibly lucrative.

The Dark Meadow for iPad and iPhone: Extremely Monstrous and Incredibly Beautiful

By Bulent Yusuf on at

With every week that passes, a new iOS game is released that's even more visually impressive than the last. Previously, Shadowgun held the crown for a scant seven days, bowling us over with console-quality graphics and gameplay. Now that accolade has been cruelly wrested - nay, snatched, along with a desultory poke in the eye - by atmospheric chiller The Dark Meadow. It blends together elements of first-person combat, role-playing and exploration, and it looks absolutely gorgeous.