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Best Early Labor Day Sales: 40% off at Saks OFF 5TH, Up to 75% off Lenovo

Happy (almost) Labor Day, hard-working dealseekers! You're probably looking forward to relaxing on Monday, so we've rolled up our sleeves to bring you the best early Labor Day sales we could find. Get an extra 40% off designer labels at Saks OFF 5TH, score up to 75% off Lenovo computers, and save 50% to 60% off mattresses at Sears.

Best Laptop Deals: We Found a Deal on a Super Cool Gesture-Controlled HP

Ever wish you could control your computer a la Minority Report? This week's best laptop deals include the HP ENVY 17t-j100 with Leap Motion technology, which lets you control aspects of your computer using air-based hand gestures. If you prefer a more traditional laptop, we've also got deals on two budget machines from $200 and the best deal we've seen on Lenovo's high-octane IdeaPad Y40.

DealTip: How to Save Deals for Later

In every deal-hunter's life, there are times when we have to pause to consider a purchase. Should we buy this? Do I need another one of these? Will my wife kill me if I buy this?

For just such occasions, we created our Save for Later feature! It spans all DealNews products, so you can save, and then later access, deals from anywhere, at the click of a button. Find out how to Save for Later in our handy tutorial!

This is What it Would Be Like if Japanese Cats Ran Your Pizza Hut

Cats are notoriously lazy, skittish, and impossible to train — in other words, they're wholly lacking in all the qualities needed to run a restaurant. Setting out to prove this, the Japanese branch of Pizza Hut recently debuted a viral marketing campaign called "Pizza Cat!," apparently betting that Internet + cats = SELL ALL THE PIZZA.

VIDEO: Amazon Thinks You Want to Watch Other People Play Video Games

Amazon is gambling that you will enjoy watching others play video games as much as you enjoy playing them yourself. In fact, the retailer just paid $1 billion for Twitch, an online video-streaming site that specializes in live-streaming people playing video games. Has Amazon lost its mind? We discuss.

10 Best Coupons of the Week: Get 15% off TOMS Shoes, Pizza Hut BOGO

In this day and age, who's got the time to search for a coupon? We do! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week. Take advantage of a BOGO pizza offer from Pizza Hut, get 15% off at TOMS Shoes, and save $5 off a $30 purchase at Staples.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

With summer ending and Black Friday season not yet here, September is an odd time for deals; but it's not without its charms! We've mined the extensive DealNews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

Best HDTV Deals: 3 Name-Brand TV Gift Card Bundles From $300

Proving it can compete with its big-box rivals, Dell Home takes control of this week's best TV deals with three exceptional name-brand TV and gift card bundles. We also have a deal on PC Mag's favorite 40" budget TV and a 43" plasma for $300.

Sales Tax and Gift Cards: Have You Been Duped?

Gift cards should never be taxed at sale, but some retailers are breaking state and even their own rules on the matter, or finding loopholes. While not federally mandated or explicitly spelled out in every state, we outline the best evidence we could find on tax-free gift cards, and as for your experiences.

Tooling Around: $165 off a 250pc Craftsman Set, Black&Decker Drill for $35

We recently gathered all of our best tool and hardware advice onto one easy-to-reach page, so you're probably busting with DIY enthusiasm. But before you go build a deck for the whole world, make sure you've got the right equipment for the job: check out our roundup of the week's best tool deals. Save $165 on a Craftsman mechanics tool set, grab a Black & Decker drill for $35, and get $33 off a Ridgid wet/dry vacuum bundle.

Best Casual Shoes: Save $35 on Sperry Loafers, Teva Sneakers for $20

Comfortable shoes are an autumn shopper's best friend (after the DealNews app, of course), so it's imperative that you break in a good pair now. In order to help you find the perfect fall footwear, we've rounded up the week's best casual shoe deals. Grab a pair of Teva running shoes for just $20, save $35 on Sperry Top-Sider loafers, and get up to 50% off TOMS shoes at Nordstrom.

Empty the Garage, Fill Your Wallet: 7 Tips to Super Charge Your Garage Sale

If your closets hold abundant junk, your garage spills over with stuff, and those toddler clothes no longer fit your pre-teen, you're a prime candidate for staging a yard sale or garage sale. We spoke with a personal finance expert to get tips on staging a profitable and stress-free garage sale.

Best Tablet Deals: See the First Surface Pro 3 Price Drop Since May

Among this week's best tablet deals, you'll find some history-making price lows. Students can score the first real price drop on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, while everyone else can get a Sony Xperia Tablet Z at $250 off list, or an iPad mini for just $199.

All of Our Tools & Hardware Buying Guides, in One Place

DealNews is always bringing you the best tool and hardware deals; and now, we've compiled all of our tool-buying guides into one place. Whether you want to know more about drills, ladders, or an emergency automotive kit, check out our tools and hardware hub.

You Won't Believe This Rumor About Star Wars ... Because We Don't!

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, YouTube, Star Wars, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Fear of Committment? These Unlocked and No-Contract Phones Get You

Shopping for a new phone can be the worst if you're not looking for a new contract to go with it. Despite the efforts of carriers like Virgin and T-Mobile, most phone companies would still rather sell you a phone at a subsidized price with a long contract attached. In the interest of giving our contract-shy readers a helping hand, we've rounded up the week's best unlocked and no-contract phone deals. Grab a no-contract Nokia Lumia 521 for $49, save $58 on an unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra, or get $100 off an unlocked iPhone 5.

What to Expect from 2014 Labor Day Sales

Pack up the grills and bust out the sweaters, folks: Labor Day heralds the end of summer! Labor Day sales are a great time to score end-of-summer travel deals and patio furniture clearance. Unfortunately, September's relative proximity to November means you're bound to run into some pre-Black Friday price increases — which is why Labor Day isn't the time to buy a plasma TV.

Guess Which Popular Laptop Brand Actually Offers Amazing TV Deals

Dell's name is synonymous with budget computers, so it's no surprise that the home of the Inspiron is the last place you'd turn to for TV deals. However, although Dell lacks the physical presence of its brick-and-mortar rivals, it's beating both Best Buy and Walmart in the art of the TV deal.

Sorry Amazon, We Already Figured Out the Whole 'Drone Delivery' Thing

Apparently, Amazon wasn't joking when it said it wanted to develop a drone delivery service; the mega-retailer is reportedly seeking federal approval to begin testing. However, Amazon isn't the first company to jump on the drone bandwagon.

Top Audio: Save Up to $170 on Editors' Choice Headphones & Speakers

Whether you're outfitting your ears or your living room, you don't have to settle for second-best audio equipment just because you're on a budget. This week's roundup of Editors' Choice audio deals includes high quality headphones and speakers at bargain basement prices. Snag a pair of AKG noise-cancelling headphones at $170 off, grab the Sol Republic Tracks for $50 under everybody else's price, and score a Panasonic Bluetooth soundbar for just $59.

VIDEO: Is August Too Early for Pumpkin Spice Lattes?

This year, Starbucks is going to start selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 25. That's almost a full month before fall officially begins! In this video, our experts discuss pumpkin spice flavored things and whether or not "holiday creep" leads to fatigue and ruins the special-ness of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

Not Sure What to Watch on Netflix? Here Are Our Favorite Movies & TV Shows

Summer is almost over, but if you're anything like us, you might still be suffering from the boredom that comes when your favorite shows are on hiatus. That's when your trusty Netflix subscription can come in handy. We polled the DealNews staff for their favorite TV and movie suggestions so you can dive into something new. Do you agree with our picks?

Laptop Buying Guide: What to Know Before You Make a Purchase

Shopping for a new laptop can be tough. What kind of processor is best? Should you go for an ultrabook or a hybrid? How much RAM do you need anyway? Fear not, we're here to help with our laptop buying guide.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Spend More Than $600 on a Laptop for College

Many students actually have fairly light needs when it comes to computing. All the bells and whistles can push laptops into the $1,000+ price territory, but do you need it? We look at which students might have heavier needs, and which can be satisfied with most mainstream laptops, in our college laptop buying guide.

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