The DC41's design disappointed us, and the Ball Allergy's isn't any better. Despite the strong performance scores, this pricey Dyson is still difficult to recommend.
You can buy a better-performing vacuum for far less money, making the Dyson Ball Compact Animal a poor value.
Dyson reinvents the wheel with the Cinetic series, and though the filterless approach works, it doesn't add enough practical convenience to justify the price jump over similarly capable competition.
Despite a few hiccups, 8 Ball Pool is an addictive, straightforward billiards app that is endlessly entertaining, whether you're a pool shark or not.
For many, I think the convenience of the Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System will be worth the price. It's a fantastic starter kit and a great option for experienced canners who want to complete a batch in less time.
You don't need to be Darth Vader to have fun with your own Death Star. This inflatable "Star Wars" space station from ThinkGeek lights up and is impervious to destruction from Rebels -- unless they have a sharp object.
Technically Incorrect: Paying attention to the Kings/Hornets game, rather than your cell phone is always a wise strategy when the ball is big and hurts.
Like the idea of a glowing robotic toy ball that controls apps and games? Then let's get rolling.
As we gear up for another year, here are 10 headlines that are (almost) sure to appear in the coming year.
Watch Harrison Ford try to outrun the ball droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in this excellent mashup by digital artist Reid Southen.