A new iTunes competitor stepped into the ring last Friday, promising DRM-free tunes and free, unlimited streaming. But does MySpace Music have what it takes to challenge Apple or did the site's new overhaul miss the mark? We spent the past three days with it to find out.
Okay, you've been e-dating for weeks, and you've finally asked her out. She says yes. SHWEET. You'll want to look sharp, but unfortunately, all you have to wear is your Wi-Fi Detector Shirt and a pair of pale $5 jeans you bought off of dealnews ... from 1998. The good news is, we've gathered a list of tips and examples — from a woman's perspective — that will let you put together a men's "first date" outfit for under $100, from head to toe. It's dealGQ to the rescue.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 33 is here!
This week, the dealnews editors take back what they said about Earthlink, discuss the G1 Android phone, evaluate IMDB and The WB's online services, ponder the usefulness of DRM, question Nokia's "Comes With Music" plan, and more.
Saving up for a big ticket item? In order to help, we've dug up
accounts that automatically deposit money into your savings when
you do everyday things like use your debit card or pay your bills
online. So whether you're saving for a short-term goal, like a new
computer, or just looking to fatten your emergency funds, these
methods are a fool-proof way for the lazy person to save money,
Google's first smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, made its official debut Tuesday morning. Like Apple's iPhone 3G, the $179 G1 has full touch-screen functionality and works on both Wi-Fi and 3G networks. But does this new smartphone pack enough muscle to beat Apple's industry leader? Our first Android v. iPhone comparo is on.
It's been roughly seven months since Hulu's inception and already the NBC Universal- and News Corp.-backed giant has won over viewers with its clean interface and well-balanced mix of content. But creeping up behind Hulu is a small wave of new aggregators eager to steal some of its followers. Are these new sites worth your time or is Hulu still on top of its game?
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 32 is here!
This week, the dealnews editors give their picks for the best HDTV antennas on the market. Plus: We learn Italian, make Black Friday price predictions, discuss Vizio's new marketing ploy, have our doubts about a global syndicate's ability to make DRM acceptable, and more.
It's already 100 days to Christmas. We've been watching the trends, analyzing the data, and it's time for us to put our soothsaying skills on the line.
From $149Blu-ray players to 50" plasma HDTVs for $699 — and dozens more — check out dealnews CEO Dan de Grandpre's Black Friday 2008 predictions to see what this year's crop of Black Friday deals will be. Plus, Apple prophecies, advice on when to buy and when not to buy, and more. Nostradamus would be proud.
Buongiorno! For an upcoming feature, dealnews will be reviewing and evaluating different methods to learn a language. Starting today, and continuing over the next month, three of our editors will each take a different approach to learning Italian. Jeffrey Contray will be using Rosetta Stone's online software; Louis Ramirez will be using Pimsleur Basic Italian audio lessons; and Jeff Somogyi will be using whatever he can find for free online. (Podcasts, mostly.) Click here to read more.
In this, the second part of a 2-part series exploring a year's worth of Rumor Roundups, I've further pushed the limits of the faith my editors have in me to deliver interesting content. So read on! I might not be around much longer if this is the kind of pap I write about!
Every semester students from across the country drop thousands of dollars on overpriced textbooks. Rather than get gouged by your campus bookstore, we'll show you how to get the books you need at a fraction of the cost.
With over 1,000 applications ready for download, the iTunes App Store is perhaps the iPhone's biggest feature. But before you spend a small fortune downloading apps, we've sampled a few free apps that are worth your time.
Summer's last hurrah has officially arrived, but fortunately it comes chock full of deals. Below we've listed some of this weekend's best Labor Day specials to help you get a jump start on your fall shopping.
Buying a new video card can be a confusing experience if you're new to the graphics card scene. To help you purchase a card that won't drain your savings, we've combined our best deals with the latest video card benchmarks from Anandtech so you get top performance for your dollar.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 29 is here!
This week, we talk Ubuntu, best bets for on-the-go Internet access (for our Dads), newegg's sales tax, how to call and talk to a human, smelly billboards, Who the Ad Wizards are who came up with Microsoft's new campaign, and Comcast's continuing "evil".
WARNING: Very, very bad Seinfeld impersonations are contained within this episode.
Like it or not, gaming is an expensive hobby. Between the cost of peripherals, online services, and new releases, it's easy to dig yourself into a financial hole. We'll show you where to look for deals on both old and new games alike.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 28 is here!
This week, Jeff kicks it off with a rant about Time Warner Cable's customer service and that gets everyone into a fightin' mood. We then go on to rant about the CRB / RIAA, Mobile Me, Blu-Ray, and the fact that Jeff didn't tell anyone he'd started the recording.
Oh, and we learn that one of us doesn't know how to read ... at least, not very well.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 27 is here!
This week we discuss how we choose the video games we play and what the buying options are for getting good deals on them. (The answers to these questions are very simple; however, you'll have to listen to find out what they are!)
Gas prices may be stabilizing, but the cost of fuel is still nearly three times what it was just a few years ago. We'll show you three ways to save money at the pump and keep your car from guzzling up too much gas.
Whether it's bohemian or luxurious, finding an affordable spot to rest your head can be a difficult task. In fact, the mere thought of rummaging through endless travel sites in search of hotel deals sounds laborious enough to make you want to stay at home. To lift some of that burden from your shoulders, we're sharing some of our favorite tips and websites so that you can find affordable lodging no matter where you're going.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 26 is here!
This week we've managed to put together quite a show for you all. We turn our scathing glance on Netflix, AT&T, airlines, GI Jane, entry-level HDTVs, Al Roker, and more.
Not all rumors that make it into our Rumor Roundup are crazy, far-out predictions. Actually, this week, some of the rumors were a bit obvious. But that's OK by us because we have plenty of snark to go around.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 25 is here!
This week, Comcast hands out Wiis (and Louis falls for it), Dell announces their Studio Hybrid mini-computers (we all fall for it), Vonage introduces a new calling plan (no one should fall for it), Netflix stays subscription-based (they're not falling for an a-la-carte scheme), and the Sirius / XM merger goes down (and a Sirius insider doesn't fall for our tactics to get him to reveal details.)
No one denies that the Internet is a great source of information and learning. But, did you know that SOME people use the web as a way to communicate rather insane ideas? (I know, I was shocked, too!) Well, in our Rumor Roundup, we express OUR insane ideas about the current rumors about tech. We MIGHT just be "part of the problem".
With so many great deals passing by our eyes all day, it takes a huge amount of willpower to keep our wallets in our pants (or purses). But sometimes we just can't help ourselves. Inside, you'll see how the dealnews staff has completely failed to resist our shopping urges.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 24 is here!
This week, we debate the value of the new Wii peripherals until Dan gets side-tracked by morbidity; Jeff S. is forced to play devil's advocate and defend both Vista and TiVo's new ad-scheme; then the iPhone tells us when it's time to end our show. (It's a pretty bizarre show, to be honest.)
As many of you don't know, some of the dealnews crew have been writing blogs. They cover a wide gammut of topics from tech, to our thoughts about tech. (Okay, there's really more than just tech-no-babble on there, too.) So check out what you've missed from the past two weeks, and revel in our sporadic ramblings on all the things that are on our minds.
What with the WWDC and E3 having both just happened, most of the rumors that have been circulating on the internet have either been proven true or false. That leaves us with a slow rumor week. But, don't worry! We've found a few rumors to slake your thirst for nonsense!
Can't tell the difference between a GPU and SLI? In the first installment of our 2-part video card buyer's guide, we decipher some of the terminology used by the graphics card companies and explain what you'll need — and don't need — for your system.