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Features Archives for 2009

W.A.T.C.H.'s 10 Worst Toys of 2009: What not to buy your kid for Christmas

Christmas should be fun, not hazardous. However, there are always toys just waiting to harm your kids. That's why W.A.T.C.H. puts together its list of 10 Worst Toys every year. See the toys to avoid.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 94: All I Want For X-Mas ...

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 94 is here! This week: The gift of Chrome, Google Phone, iMac delays, ebook delays, Amazon.com's Disc+ On Demand promotion, and more.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Gateway 2GHz 16" for $380 + $1 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a Gateway 16" 2GHz laptop for $380, HP 14" 2.1GHz notebook for $450, Compaq 16" 2GHz laptop for $400, and more.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 93: It's Better To Give Than To Receive

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 93 is here! This week: Pet hamsters are safe to lick, more cash for the holidays, Comcast buys NBC, Apple buys lala.com, the easy way to complain about iPhone service, Amazon retail stores, and more.

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2009 (updated)

Believe it or not, you're fast approaching Christmas delivery deadlines at some retailers. Find out which stores are offering the latest shipping cut off dates this holiday season so far. Update: 53 more stores added. No major stores hit their earliest deadlines til December 14.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 92: Post Black Friday Wrap-Up Episode

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 92 is here! This week: Highlights (and lowlights) of Black Friday, Kindle is (supposedly) the best-selling item on Amazon ever, luggage fees, best way to ship gifts for the holidays, top search terms of 2009, and more.

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Black Friday Cheers & Jeers 2009

The busiest shopping day of the year has come and gone. For the third year in a row, we here at dealnews are taking a look back at some of last week's biggest bargains and biggest failures. We present to you, the best and worst of Black Friday 2009.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 91: Black Friday Proximity Warning

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 91 is here! This week: Our Black Friday coverage comes to a close.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: MSI 2.2GHz 16" for $430 + pickup, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a MSI 16" 2.2GHz laptop for $430, Acer 10" 1.6GHz netbook for $239, Toshiba 16" 2.1GHz laptop for $550, and more.

The dealnews Guide to the Best Deals on Black Friday

With so many ads out, are you wondering what to purchase on Black Friday? We took a panel of dealnews Editors, made them read through all of the ads from more than 70 stores, and measured their drooling (in ounces) and swooning (in seconds) to develop The dealnews Guide to the Best Deals on Black Friday. From 55" HDTVs to 10" netbooks, see our Editors' Choices for this season's best Black Friday electronics and computers deals.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 90: Unfriend

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 90 is here! This week: Our Black Friday coverage continues, Xbox 360 gets an update, cable for $25/month, gift cards, Palm Pixi, and more.

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Stores that offer price matching on Black Friday (updated)

One strategy to get more out of Black Friday shopping is price matching. From Best Buy to Walmart, find out which brick-and-mortar retailers will price match their competitors on Black Friday. Update: Updated with new information on Target.

How to prep your car for the winter

Avoid snow, ice, and other winter hassles with our quick guide to winter-proofing your car.

The dealnews Black Friday Strategy Guide

It's two weeks until Black Friday, and despite the economy, this Black Friday is still expected to be a bargain hunter's paradise. But unless you know how to score the best deals, chances are you can wind up spending more than you wanted. Follow our Black Friday Strategy Guide and you'll not only find the best deals, but you'll do so without breaking a sweat. Or possibly without leaving home.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 89: Brought To You By The Letter "D"

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 89 is here! This week: Our Black Friday coverage continues, smartphone relevance discussion, Kindle comes to the PC, Snow Leopard dropping Atom support sparks a heated debate, Netflix may not have new release movies, free WiFi everywhere, and more.

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Gift Card Deals: A List of Gift Card Discounts & Bonuses

Looking for a gift that benefits both sender and receiver? From Outback Steakhouse to Neiman Marcus, purchase one of these gift cards and you'll reward everyone on your list, including yourself.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 88: The One About The DROID

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 88 is here! This week: DROID review, the true cost of smartphones, Google Onebox, iTunes' all-you-can-watch rumor, Amazon's PayPhrase, TwitterPeek, and more.

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Motorola DROID: First Impressions

It's not due for another seven days, yet the Motorola DROID has become Verizon's most talked-about smartphone launch ever. We went hands-on to find out whether the DROID is worth the hype.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: DSi, Wii, The Who, more

After the world is destroyed in 2012, two things will survive: Cockroaches and Internet rumors. So we pay our respects to these invincible little buggers in our Rumor Roundup! (We mean rumors, of course, not the roaches. A roach roundup would just be icky.)

dealnews Podcast - Episode 87: Magic Mouse - Fondled

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 87 is here! This week: Magic mice, unlimited cell phone plans, nook, Disney movies will live forever, Black Friday info, and more.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Acer 1.6GHz 16" for $350 + $15 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include an Acer 16" 1.6GHz Aspire laptop for $350, HP 16" 2.1GHz Pavilion laptop for $550, ASUS 16" 2.1GHz laptop for $500, and more.

e-Book Readers Cheat Sheet: Amazon Kindles, Barnes & Noble Nook, jetBook, more

Barnes & Nobles has ripped the covers off its new eBook reader, the Nook. But how does it stack up to the Kindle and its growing list of competitors? Our eBook reader cheat sheet will help you pick the eBook that's best for you.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 86: Rafe Fines

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 86 is here! This week: New Apple products, Microsoft's first retail store, same-day Amazon delivery, Internet as a right, U2ube, and more.

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Dining on a Budget: Tips for saving money at restaurants

Eating out can put a major bite on your wallet. We offer a few money-saving tips to help you keep your budget in check.

Weekend Laptop Roundup: Sony 2.2GHz 16" for $650 + $15 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a Sony 16" 2.2GHz VAIO laptop for $650, HP 16" 2.1GHz Pavilion laptop for $430, ASUS 10" 1.66GHz Seashell netbook for $310, and more.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 85: Results Not Typical

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 85 is here! This week: Severe data loss, government intervention Rock Block, a less-tacky Christmas, and more.

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Toys "R" Us Fabulous 15 2009: Hot toys of the holiday season

The 2009 Toys "R" Us Fabulous 15 list is out. Find out what toys your kids will have to have this upcoming holiday season.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Gears of War, AppleTV, Verizon, more

Someone once said, "Man cannot live on facts alone." Even though we're pretty sure that person was lying when they said that, why take the chance? Check out our Rumor Roundup to see what the Internet is probably lying about.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 83: Princeton to Kindle ...

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 83 is here! This week: Not a good year for "must-have" holiday gadgets, Microsoft's Courier tablet, printing books on-demand, iPhone's "mindshare", cell phone radiation, and more.

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DealNews 2009 Black Friday Predictions

Already, it's almost 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 Blu-ray players for $49 to 46" LCD HDTVs for $599 — and dozens more — check out dealnews CEO Dan de Grandpre's Black Friday 2009 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.

Tips to keep your car running like new

Tired of blowing your paycheck at the mechanic's? We've chatted with the editors at CarandDriver.com, Popular Mechanics, and AOL Autos for a few tips to keep your car in shape and avoid excessive trips to the auto shop.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 79: App Crazy!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 79 is here! This week: App stores, Snow Leopard, Disney and Marvel, Google Chrome, Xbox failures, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, MySpace, and more

Rumors! They are the binding force of the Internet, just like rice is to your lower intestine. So, come on in and get your USDA-approved dose in our Rumor Roundup. Will you regret this? Probably!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 78: One Giant Outtake

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 78 is here! This week: North America pays more for phone service, Microsoft can't sell Word, MLB on Roku, voice shopping, and more.

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Gazelle: How quickly can this site turn your old gadgets into cash?

Looking for a way to make some spare cash? Gadget recycling site Gazelle claims to offer the best prices and easiest way to trade in your old gear for cash. Find out how much we got when we put the site's motto to the test.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, WoW, and more

The Internet: Your reliable source for un-reliable news! What's to be done about it? Why, gather all the lies together and call it our Rumor Roundup, of course!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 77: Selling Out

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 77 is here! This week: No Netflix streaming for the Wii, News Corp. to go behind a paywall, downloadable "albums", check deposits via iPhone, bad lighting conditions, searching blind, and more.

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Beginner tips for getting more out of Twitter

Since its debut, Twitter has grown into a massive communication platform. Click through to find several tips on harnessing the micro-blogging service to suit your needs, from finding exclusive deals to avoiding traffic on your commute home.

Steak tastes and burger budget? Six tips for cooking meals on a budget

Is dining out putting a bite on your wallet? Food Network's Aida Mollenkamp and Sandra Lee give dealnews their advice on how to prepare tasty meals on a limited budget.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, iPhone, TIE fighter, PSP, PS3, and more

In real life, liars are shunned. On the Internet, lies get you major clicks. Come on in to our Rumor Roundup and see what lies have been making the rounds on the web. Yes, we'll bite the hand that feeds us and not feel at all ashamed of our hypocrisy.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 76: Apple vs. Everyone

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 76 is here! This week: Apple vs. Google Voice app, Apple vs. FCC, Apple vs. Pre, Apple vs. Hackers, Apple vs. Netflix, Google vs. Microsoft, Radio vs. Shack, Student vs. School, and more.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Toshiba 2.2GHz 15" for $300 + $15 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a Toshiba 15" 2.2GHz Satellite laptop (pictured) for $300, HP 12" 1.6GHz Pavilion laptop for $550, Gateway 15" 2GHz laptop for $498, and more.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 75: Did Someone Say Mac Tablet?

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 75 is here! This week: Amazon says they're sorry, Barnes & Noble escalates the ebook war, Navigon on the iPhone, dangerous driving, and more.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Toshiba 2.2GHz 15" for $300 + $15 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a Toshiba 15" 2.2GHz Satellite laptop for $300, Sony 16" 2.1GHz VAIO laptop for $630, HP 17" 2.1GHz laptop for $500, and more.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, NVIDIA, Xbox, Roger Rabbit, more

Step inside and marvel at all the wonderful rumors the Internet has created. Admission to our Rumor Roundup is free, so don't be shy!

DealWatch: Price trends on 10" and 9" Netbooks

Since our last price trends report, netbook prices have plummeted. Find out which types of netbooks have hit their lowest points of the year. With back-to-school sales on the way, should you wait?

dealnews Podcast - Episode 74: More Complaining

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 74 is here! This week: Amazon deletes ebooks, Barnes & Noble opens ebook store, Crocs in trouble, free Vudu players, best time to buy laptops, and more.

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How to buy a used bicycle

Buying a used bike can be challenging if you don't do your research. We'll show you how to choose a pre-owned bike that won't break down after your first ride.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 73: Microsoft Keep on Rollin'

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 73 is here! This week: Google Chrome OS, Microsoft Office Web, Apple tablet PC, Amazon buying Netflix, Blockbuster OnDemand, and more.

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Weekend Laptop Roundup: Acer 1.6GHz 16" for $300 + $15 s&h, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include Acer's 16" 1.6GHz Aspire laptop for $300, ASUS' 9" 900MHz Eee PC netbook for $238, Toshiba's 15" 2.16GHz laptop for $300, and more.
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