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When two people are separated by a shipwreck, how do their stories develop?
This next product bundles together Twisted Lands - Shadow Town and Twisted Lands - Insomniac in Collector's Edition versions.  Both titles, being in the Hidden Object Adventure genre, have been developed by Alawar's Stargaze team.  When it comes to installing these two titles, you have no choice but to copy them both to your computer's hard disk thus relinquishing 1.4GB of space.  The games can then be launched and played individually from the same opening menu.
Even ghosts can have worries and your job will be to ease these issues within an Amityville dwelling.
Let us take a trip back in time to the year 1947.  This is not the 1947 recorded in our history books and in the memories of those of us old enough to remember that year.  Our journey will take us to the 1947 year of an alternative universe.  This is a world where paranormal activity is commonplace with ghosts from the past appearing everywhere.
This is a 27inch UHD multi view flat panel from Philips. Up to 144Hz refresh rate is possible and all in a small footprint. It has a good amount of rear tilt and a little forward movement so ideal for those who play games or even for business users. It has decent speakers for those needing to present and as with most recent panels a wide viewing angle.
The Phillips 27inch Momentum 5000 is just more than 61cm wide and only 34cm tall and at its edges only 2cm thick. It has a four sided open ‘M’ shaped base 16.5x15.5cm, 34cm wide base that raises it by between 9.5cm and 19.5cm from your desk; you can also pivot it to view in landscape mode. For those into serious gaming this panels 1ms refresh rate could save your life in so many games.    4K (UHD) 3840x2160 display is ultra-clear.
A family curse returns to haunt the next two stories in the Shadow Wolf series.
Bundled together in a single package are two titles from the Shadow Wolf Mysteries series.  The two titles are the standard versions of Bane of the Family and Cursed Wedding.  Developed by ERS Game Studios, both titles can be installed individually from the same front end and come with their own desktop icon. Both titles support the use of profiles to record the progress of different players.
As a famous healer you are called in to solve the mystery of why the Queen is ill.
Based on the classic tale of "The Six Swans", Grim Legends 2 - Song of the Dark Swan is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Artifex Mundi.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of the game which features a number of bonus items.  These items include more mini games, Hidden Object scenes, an additional story told from two different perspectives, wallpaper, soundtracks, concept art and cut-scenes.
Who was responsible for the death of a painter several years ago?
Death at Fairing Point: A Dana Knightstone Novel is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this Boom Zap developed offering that requires you to solve a 19th Century murder.  Unlike other Collector's Edition titles which tend to bundle various extra items, Death at Fairing Point limits its extra items to just a bonus chapter and a Strategy Guide.
895483 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro plus 5

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G

As with most recent SmartPhones it is all about the cameras. Here one of its four cameras is an amazing 108MP. However with 5G those who download a lot to their phone are also able to do this with minimal delay. So what has this latest offering got to make you choose it apart from of course the extremely powerful camera that it has?
It is 16x7.5x1cm the figure at the top left of the back where the cameras are, it weighs 207 grams. It comes with Android 11 and MIUI 13 which sits on top of the Android operating system and while I was testing it loaded the Android security update for July ’22. It comes with 128GB of storage and around 32 GB is used. There is 8GB of RAM. It has an Octa Core Media Tek Dimensity 920 Processor. The display is 6.67 inches and has a 120Hz refresh rate to the 2400x1800 display, 395PPI.
Can you put your Hidden Object skills to the test by reversing the procedure and replacing rather than finding objects?
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Creative BT-W4

If you find that Bluetooth does not always perform reliably then this little gizmo from Creative may made your Bluetooth stronger and most of all reliable. As I live in a home with solid walls I have long found that Bluetooth soon drops off under the stated distance you should be able to achieve. So can I roam that little further away before dropouts happen?
Your headphones or earbuds must support aptX. This is Smart Bluetooth 5.2 Audio Transmitter with aptX Adaptive. Assuming you are using USB ‘C’ it is just over 2cm long, 1.5cm wide and .5cm thick once inserted in a port. If however it’s USB then the adapter makes its protrusion 4cm. Should you need to extend length for your calls then a 3.5mm socket will have a 2cm protrusion.
Creating a guest list for an event needs care to ensure you do not miss out somebody important.
Uninvited guests can cause a problem.  This is especially true when that guest is a large bear and the occasion is a wedding.  Matters certainly do not improve when the bear, ignoring normal circumstances, decides to carry off the bride.  This is the situation facing you at the start of Artifex Mundi's Grim Legends: The Forsaken Bride. I have been looking at the Collector's Edition of this game which comes with a number of bonus items.
895485 Hidden Mysteries Notre Dame Secrets of Paris Deluxe Editio

Who Stole the Crown?

When the crime scene is a Cathedral, do you gave the gravitas and skill to complete the investigation?
Notre Dame - Secrets of Paris is a Hidden Object Adventure game.  I have been looking at the Deluxe Edition of this particular title.  Unlike the numerous Collector's Edition titles, which tend to come with additional items based on the main story, this Deluxe Edition has been paired with a separate bonus Hidden Object game entitled Lost Secrets Bermuda Triangle. Developed by Gunnar Games, this title is based on a robbery conducted on the premises of the Notre Dame.
895476 Acer Aspire XC 166

Acer Aspire XC-1660

I still get requests to review Desktop systems and this latest offering from Acer is much smaller than most, in fact not only smaller but also a great deal lighter. In fact I placed it on top of my own normal sized Desktop system and this amplifies the smallness. It also comes with small cordless Keyboard and mouse that take just one USB port to connect both.
It is 29.5cm tall, 9.5cm wide and 32cm deep add another 5cm to the last figure for cables into the back of the unit. The mouse is 10.5x6x3.5cm at most and weighs 81 grams with battery inserted. The keyboard is 41x11x2cm the last figure is at the back; at the front it is hardly 1cm. The keyboard has 112 keys with the numeric and alpha keys being full-size.
Can you pull the right strings to solve the mystery of a missing child?
We have ERS Game Studios to thank for the third episode of the PuppetShow series.  This third episode of the Hidden Object Adventure game is subtitled Lost Town and is available in Collector's Edition format with various bonus items bundled with the main game.  Apart from the built-in Strategy Guide, access to the various bonus items with their extra content, including an additional chapter, wallpaper, screen saver and concept art, require the main game to be completed first.
Game playing can sometimes have a dream-like feel to it especially when the game involves taking part in dreams.
Imagine being placed on an orphanage doorstep shortly after birth, you then spend the next 25 years wondering who you are and why your existence began in such a manner.  But then you receive an invitation to meet your biological mother and, at the same time, take a trip of an underwater dream facility that is normally reserved for the rich and elite.  By accepting the invitation, so begins the GOGII developed game of The Emerald Maiden - Symphony of Dreams.
As fans of the series will appreciate, you do not mess with Catherine when her mind is set. Not even a giant octopus can stop her.
Now up to episode three, the Catherine Ragnor story continues with the Cursed Island.  This e-Funsoft title is a Match 3 game that is spread over five chapters of achieving targets and building upgrades as the genre's favourite female sea captain one again takes centre stage. The usual set-up options are available for Catherine's latest adventure.  Profiles can be created so that different players can tackle the game and have their progress recorded.
895373 Purista%C2%AE Series 300 Fully Automatic Coffee Machin

Bean To Cup from Melitta

While I am sure we all enjoy good Coffee Shop coffee, sad to say even those with far deeper pockets than mine are starting to see where savings can be made. Sadly one of these is the coffee shop, while some instant offering are tolerable what if you could have coffee grounded and brewed in your home of office, you can with this latest offering from Melitta the Purista Series 300 Jubilee Edition.
Perhaps the first step is to find out what coffee you favourite coffee shop uses and where they get it from. There are plenty of online places that roast beans and despatch them the same day. If you have beans then what you do not want is them to be ground and not used immediately as fresh ground is even more important than how long ago – within reason – they were roasted. Now all you need is a machine to grind and prepare your coffee.
Can you rescue a young boy from the clutches of an evil wizard who prefers living in a dark environment?
As the third episode in the series, Drawn - Trail of Shadows takes you on a trip to worlds created by a young boy.  Even at his young age, the boy was a talented artist whose paintings seemed to have the ability to take others into a different world.
Step into three different environments as you tackle a trips dose of Hidden Object game play action.
Bundled together in a single package, entitled Mysteries, Secrets and Shadows, are three Hidden Object Adventure games.  The three titles making up this triple offering are Grim Facade - Sinister Obsession, Secrets of the Dark - Eclipse Mountain and The Theatre of Shadows - As You Wish.
Incidents in childhood can return to affect events when the participants are older.
The Lake House - Children of Silence is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Alawar's Friday's Game.  This review is based on the Collector's Edition of the product which comes with a number of exclusive content to add value to the main game.  This extra content includes bonus chapter, Wallpaper, Concept Art, Character details, Media Gallery, Trivia about the game and a Strategy Guide which is integrated into the main game.
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Honor Earbud 3 Pro

Honor have produced a range of earbuds alongside their larger offerings such as PC’s and Tablets. Here their most recent set of earbuds that are small, fit neatly into the ear and run for extended periods. They are silver in colour and live – when not in your ears – in a small case that is also a charge unit to quadruple the total amount of runtime.
The buds weight only 5.5 gram each and in their case a total of 54 grams. The case is 6x4x2.3cm there is a flip up lid 1.5cm from the top and when you flip it open a tiny pin hole LED comes on green if you have good battery reserve. Linking for the first time is very straightforward with the lid open make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone and the Honor unit should be found click on it and that’s it. Next time you connect it will link automatically.
While challenging, a game can still be entertaining but not in this case.
When I am looking for inspiration regarding starting my next review, the solution is often under the auspices of my mouse and keyboard as I am introduced to the next game on my computer system.  However for a novelist or screenwriter, the inspiration for their next project can be harder to achieve.  In the case of Isabel, desperate to find a great story for her next screenplay, she decided to visit the Quinault RainForest to help refuel her creative energy.
Who can bring back the magician when he disappears on stage and then fails to reappear?
A Panopticon is a circular prison with cells arranged around a central wall from which prisoners could be observed at all time.  Panopticon is also the name of a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Cyber Cradle. By creating profiles, different people can play the game and have their progress recorded.
Usually a father will help their child but, in this next case, the child corrects her father's mistakes made earlier.
Nearwood, available in Collector's Edition format, is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Magicindie Softworks.  Set in a magical world, this game involves the adventure of a young woman, named Jane Lockwood.  She embarks on a voyage to defeat the evil force that was currently affecting the land due to the earlier mistakes made by her father when he was suffering distress caused by the death of his wife.
895367 Smooth Q4 Gimbal Stabilise

Smooth Q4 Combo

This is the latest in a range of Gimbals from Zhiyun. It has the ability to expand its length and even an attachment that enables image background fills so the Smooth Q4 Combo is far more than just a camera Gimbal be it used hand held or with the supplied tripod to enable you to control it remotely from a second SmartPhone.
While its default length is 28cm attaching the tripod to the end of the grip can give you another 13cm of length, when the tripod is opened this is only 3cm. However for serious extra length in the arm the top manually expands by up to another 22cm so you should be able to get clear images or videos over even the tallest people. It comes in a hard zip up padded case; the items in the case are the Gimbal and the tripod.
How are you at mixing potions? This skill could prove useful when saving the Tree of Life.
What do "Black Heart", "Perfect Show" and "Thief of Souls" have in common? The answer is that these three Hidden Object Adventure Games form the Ghostly Mysteries Triple Pack which is the subject matter of this next review.
Despite being developed by different companies, these three titles of this pack offer a similar range of customise options for those seeking to solve the Ghostly Mysteries.  Profiles can be created so that the progress can be recorded of those playing the games.  Adjustments can be made to the volume levels for features such as background music, sound effects and, when appropriate, dialogue delivered by voice actors.
It is time to put on the snowshoes and try to foil the plans of the Snow Queen.
Adding to the Dark Parables series is the Hidden Object Adventure game "Rise of the Snow Queen".  Developed by Blue Tea Games, this title is available in Collector's Edition format.  This enhanced edition includes a number of bonus elements to sit alongside the main game of the legendary Snow Queen. Allowing different people to play the game, profiles can be created to record their progress and permit them to restart from their last position.
This is a large curved flat panel that can easily support three HD screens side by side however for those into gaming you get far more detail. The resolution is right for recent cinema releases and I was able to watch the latest James Bond offering full screen with absolutely no borders - 21:9 aspect ratio - from the comfort of my living room with excellent sound. This is a curved panel and the centre is 4cm in from the edges.
The screen is 81x36.5x2cm; its stand raises it between 8.5 and 23.5cm from your desk. The stand is 27cm square. There is plenty of back tilt and some forward tilt. Older films will have borders up to to 10cm wide either side dependant on their original resolutions. The external connections are in a single line under a shelf on the rear, HDMI, Display Port, USB ‘C’, USB Up, two USB downstream with one being always on.
Can you step into another world and rescue a young girl seemingly whisked away by an evil spirit.
Nightmare Realms, developed by Lestra, offers to take you on a journey that will involve twists and turns plus numerous unexpected happenings that could have you feeling that you had wandered into an Alice-in-Wonderland scenario.  Available in Collector's Edition format, this Hidden Object Adventure Game comes with a number of extra items that include a bonus chapter, Strategy Guide, Wallpaper, Concept Art, Music Tracks and Origami Tutorials.
Obviously Blackbeard had not heard about Catherine's reputation otherwise he would never have decided to attack her village.
Last year e-Funsoft introduced fans of Match 3 action to the female sea captain Catherine Ragnor as she became involved in the Legend of the Flying Dutchman.  Since then Catherine finds herself in conflict with the  notorious Blackbeard.  On returning from her latest voyage, Catherine finds that her home village is under attack by Blackbeard's pirates.
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