The dealnews Podcast - Episode 70 is here!
This week: iPhone 3GS activation issues, Find My iPhone gets a real-world test, another Android phone coming soon, Senate reviews cell phone contracts, TiVo wins its lawsuit, LCD prices, and more.
Apple has drastically lowered the entry-level price on its MacBook Pro line, beating many of its PC rivals in the high-end 13" laptop category. But in specs and features, how does the new 13" MacBook Pro compare to its counterparts from Dell and Lenovo? We examined them to find out.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 69 is here!
This week: Store brands v. name-brands, e-textbooks, unlimited music downloads, Hulu fees, streaming movies, a bad way to remove face grease from the iPhone, more.
Buying shoes online can be risky. What if the sizing is off and you're left with huge, floppy clown-shoes (like Beyoncé, pictured)? Thankfully, many online footwear retailers help you avoid just such a situation. We summarize the return shipping policies of the web's top shoe stores.
Looking for a good hotel deal? DealBase is a new deal aggregator that claims to list the best hotel deals for the U.S., Mexico, and Caribbean. We compared it to its competition to see how well it stacks up.
When the Internet wants to drum up business, but has no solid facts to present, it slaps the label "rumor" on its speculation and calls it a day. We then gather those non-sensities together and make fun of them. This is called our Rumor Roundup. So, come inside and see what the frequency is, Kenneth.
Don't have a yard? Despite the initial start up cost, a well-planned container garden can save you money compared to shopping at the grocery store. We'll show you the materials you need to set one up right in your apartment.
With the whole world falling in love with the new Kindle DX, our very own Jeff Somogyi felt it was time that someone pointed out that it might just be a huge failure. In this letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Jeff Somogyi vents his spleen about his concerns over the new device.
Once a week (give or take) we take an expedition into the darkest depths of the Internet on a rumor-hunt. If we find an example of wild speculation, we stalk it, shoot it, gut it, drink its blood, then hang the carcasses on the wall and mock them. We call this process our Rumor Roundup.
Whether it's for work or an upcoming wedding, a suit is an essential part of every man's wardrobe. Fortunately, thanks to the Internet you don't have to spend a fortune to buy one. AskMen.com and Men.Style.com show us how to make your first online suit purchase both easy and affordable.
The dealnews Podcast - Episode 61 is here!
This week: Time Warner gives up, Zune HD revealed, Hulu gets ported to the iPhone, Flash embeds itself in everything, YouTube explores micropayments, animals evaluated, and more.
Earth Day is once again upon us. For us, it's a time to reflect upon how we're harming the environment, simply by living. For news organizations, it's a time to dust off all the old tips from last year and re-present them as new. With that in mind, we've put together a handy checklist of "tips" that you're sure to hear more than once over the next week.
Like it or not, online video streaming is about to change. In an effort to attract more viewers, Hulu, Joost, TV.com, and other online video destinations are adding social networking features to their respective sites. But are these features worth checking out or will they simply bombard your viewing experience with chat widgets and emoticons? We hit our favorite sites to find out.
With the holiday season long gone, your chance at buying an inexpensive, new LCD HDTV is over. Or is it? We analyzed the past nine months-worth of TV deals — with price trend graphs — to find out if now is still a good time to buy.
Still haven't filed your taxes? Don't panic. With more than 24 hours to go, you still have several options for filing your 1040. One of our editors tried out three different methods to do his federal taxes — see which worked out the best.
Dell's new Adamo is the company's most aesthetic laptop to date. But is this luxury notebook worth its $2,000 asking price? We compared it to its biggest rivals — Apple's MacBook Air and Voodoo's Envy 133 — to find out which machine offers the best value.
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. What else have you got to do for the next five minutes, anyway?
If not properly maintained, household appliances can bleed money via expensive repairs and replacements. We spoke with Marshall Brain, founder of Discovery Communications' tutorial site HowStuffWorks.com and Monica Teague, spokeswoman for appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to find out how to keep your household appliances running like new.
Paying too much for your smartphone's data plan? At $19.95/mo, the Peek Mobile Handheld delivers one of the least expensive data plans we've seen. But can this e-mail- and text-only handheld pry us from our smartphone? We spent a week with the device to find out.