We're trying something a little different this time around on Top 5. Since our monthly Most Popular countdown is so dominated by phones, we figured we could give a little love to some other product categories. We'll start with laptops and see how you like it. If all goes well, maybe we'll move on to TVs or cameras.
Time once again to check in on the products you folks are spending the most time looking at on CNET these days. Remember, these are based purely on the number of page views for the product review page.
Just like that cheerleader, Brittany, you knew in high school, these aren't necessarily the best, but they are the most popular.
And don't forget to be one of the first 10 people to watch the video and then post the correct answer to the trivia question in the blog comments below. That Mandelbrot Set commemorative T-shirt is waiting for you.… Read more
This time we got clever. You see, because we're examining a 90 day period, usually the results don't change very fast. So we thought--a-ha!--since we're off on Friday, July 3 in the U.S, we'll be superefficient and shoot the search terms video early so we get ahead. What could possibly go wrong with that plan?
Well, let's see: Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon, Billy Mays, and freaking Michael Jackson all died between the … Read more
Technology never, ever, ever lives up to our expectations. No matter how much promise a gadget has, there's always a small level of disappointment. But some products have let us down a lot more than others. Sometimes it's the fault of the manufacturer's overhyping their wares, and sometimes we just dream too big.
Watch our video of the top 5 biggest tech disappointments, then come back to this page and answer the trivia question for a chance to win the army of small Jar-Jars.
It's time to check in on the most popular products of the month, which usually means phones. This month is no exception. We do have one not-phone. And to keep the suspense, we don't know which of the phones will be number one. Note: this all came out before the iPhone 3G S.
So watch the video and come back here to post your answer to the lame-prize trivia question.
This week's Top 5 looks back over the past three months at the ratings our reviewers have given products. What gear got our very highest ratings? It wasn't the Palm Pre. In fact it wasn't even a phone.
Watch our video to find out what the highest-rated tech products were, and get a chance to win a CNET patch, made by CNET fan Joe, a Pi joke calendar from 2008, and a copy of Mass Effect.
But the important point is that you can win a lame prize. … Read more
Father's Day is a joyous time, a time to recognize the ol' patriarch for all he's done for you over the years. And lots of dads like tech. That means that lots of dads get disappointed by stuff their family thought they would like.
Don't fall into the trap of getting your dad any old tech. In fact, we have five recommendations for you.
Graduation is a fantastic time in your loved one's life. It's very exciting to leave the hallowed halls and venture out on one's own. And you can ruin it easily with the wrong gift.To ease your fears of wrecking someone's life before it even really gets started, we put together a Top 5 video of the worst gifts to give a grad. Watch, learn, and win! That's right, as usual we ask a trivia question that will allow you to take home a Naboo and Droid Fighter battle thingy with fast-paced dogfighting action!
Watch … Read more