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Features Archives for 2009

CES Buzz Terms for 2009: OLED, MIDs, 240Hz, more

Now that we've seen 2009's gadget lineup, it's time to make sense of all the new features that were thrown our way. In an effort to make your shopping easier, we've created a glossary of what we thought were some of the most important terms at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Five ways to shop safely on a smartphone

As smartphones become more like PCs, merchants are making it easier than ever to shop from your mobile. But are purchases made from your cell phone safe? We spoke with the experts to find out.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 48: Executive BOMB!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 48 is here! This week, we discuss the CNN PhotoSynth of the inauguration, Belkin's bad practices, name-brand vs. off-brand TVs, social networking aspects of online television content providers, how to reach CEOs of major companies, and Left 4K Dead.

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How to save on winter sports gear

Shopping for winter sports gear can be tricky, especially when you're no longer an amateur but just not quite ready to shell out for professional-grade equipment. To help you make the best decision, we've got some tips from the experts. So, before you hit the slopes, follow these guidelines so that you can make an informed choice when picking up your first snowboard or pair of skis.

Can you save money, in the short-term, by quitting cigarettes?

We all know that quitting smoking leads to long-term savings, but, in the short-term, a lot of smokers believe that it costs more money to quit. We decided to crunch the numbers and see if there's any truth behind these statements. Here's what we found.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 47: Post CES Wrap-Up Show

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 47 is here! This week, we discuss the best and worst from the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with eye-witness accounts from Louis and Jeff.

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dealnews CES reports: Reviews and other news from CES 2009

Although they're back in NYC, dealnews editors Louis Ramirez and Jeff Somogyi still have plenty to report from CES. Their coverage — which approaches CES from a bang-for-the-buck angle — continues on their blogs. (OK, they've checked out some just really cool items as well.) Click here for their take on the Palm Pre, green tech, the Microsoft Surface Table, and more.

dealnews in Sin City: The best values (and other cool stuff) at CES 2009 (updated)

dealnews staffers Louis Ramirez and Jeff Somogyi (our Features and Media Editors, respectively) have just shipped out to CES in Las Vegas. They'll be approaching the show with a decidedly dealnews-ian slant — by scouring the booths for new products with an eye on the best value for your money. (I'm sure there'll be some wicked cool items that they won't be able to pass up, too — we'll let those slide.) Click here for notable stories and for access to all of their CES coverage.

dealTV: How Much Can You Fit In A SCOTTeVEST?

Many people know that the SCOTTeVEST is the jacket of choice for the discerning gadget geek. With all of its pockets, surely there is no end to the number of devices you can cram into it. Well, we tested those limits ... and filmed it. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are our findings, along with a review of the SCOTTeVEST's quality and value.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 46: Post MacWorld Pre CES

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 46 is here! This week, we discuss what went down at the last ever Apple MacWorld keynote address.

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Renting Movies Online: In-home movie streamers

Going to the movies isn't as cheap as it used to be. Fortunately, a new wave of set top boxes can bring the cineplex straight to your living room. From Roku's Netflix Player to Vudu's high-def BX100, we tested today's most popular movie streamers to find out which on-demand box can save you the most time and money.

Choosing the right fitness gadgets: Nine features to look for in exercise gear

The new year is a perfect time to start a new exercise routine. To help you reach your goals, we spoke with Sean Downey, senior editor of Runner's World, to find out what features are worth the extra money when shopping for running gadgets.
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