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Features Archives for 2010

The Black Friday 2010 Dilemma: Shop Now or Forever Pay More?

We know you Black Friday naysayers who would never brave the crowds always wonder what you're really missing at the stores on a day like today. Are people really getting great deals? Are you missing out? We've got the definitive answer on what you're missing.

The Guide to the Best Deals on Black Friday 2010

We've scoured through every Black Friday ad known to man and come up with the ultimate list of great bargains and buys that you will not want to pass up. So don't spend hours sorting through all those ads and trying to cross-reference them; we've done the work for you!

Winner: Best Gadget for Black Friday 2010

We have a winner! After much fierce competition and thousands of votes, we narrowed our choices among eReaders, video game systems, HDTVs and mobile computers, to just four. Now, just one champion gadget of Black Friday 2010 stands. Come find out who won!

Pillow Pet Battle Over Fakes Tells Cautionary Tale

What's a poor stuffed pig have to do to fend off impostors? We take a look inside the battle that the hottest products have against fakes and knockoffs, and what you need to know as a consumer. Oh, and we have a little video fun imagining what our Pillow Pet pig would like to do to his competitors.

Black Friday Gadget Battle 2010: Best Netbook, Laptop or Tablet

It's the battle of the mobile computers — the biggest clash of the holiday season! In this head-to-head combat, we pit the top models of laptops, netbooks and tablets against each other, and you get to vote on the winner!

Vote: Black Friday 2010 Gadget Battle: Best HDTVs

We've narrowed down your choices on new HDTVs to six great models for our quarterfinal Gadget Battle. The winner you help us choose will square off against the best eReaders, game systems and mobile computers on our way to crowning the best gadget of the holiday season!

Black Friday 3.0: High-tech Shopping Tips and Strategies

Black Friday has been around since the 1960s, but that doesn't mean you have to treat it like you're shopping for bell bottoms and cassette tapes. We've got a cutting-edge guide for tips and strategies made for Black Friday 2010. This is your chance to get ahead of the crowds!

Survey: 85% Research Online, Then Hit Black Friday Stores

How do your shopping habits for Black Friday and beyond stack up against the national average? We found some surprising results in our new, exclusive national survey

Price Matching Policies Change for Black Friday 2010

Good shoppers know how to find the best deals, but expert ones know how to get the best deal no matter where they are shopping thanks to price matching. Even if you think you've got the process down, you need to check in and see what's different for 2010 and find out which stores are opting out of Black Friday price matching.

Black Friday 2010 Gadget Battle: Best Video Game Systems

Welcome to Round 2 of our Black Friday 2010 Gadget Battle! Today's match-up squares off the top video game systems. Come help us crown a winner to see which one will face off against the best eReaders, mobile computers and HDTVs to be named the best gadget of the season!

A Third of Shoppers Still Haven't Heard of Cyber Monday

While Black Friday is suddenly everywhere, is Cyber Monday getting left in the dust? dealnews commissioned an exclusive national survey on holiday shopping attitudes, and we found some surprising results that might spell trouble for online retailers.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Call of Duty, more

Some day, we'll find that Rumors are dangerous for your health and/or the environment. Until then, feel free to gorge yourself on our Rumor Roundup! Each has been certified BPA-free.

Best Buy's 2010 Black Friday Driven by Customer Feedback

Best Buy is going a little old-fashioned in its latest customer service effort ramping up to Black Friday 2010. It wants to hear from you. Right now. Find out what's behind this new effort.

Black Friday 2010 Gadget Battle: Vote for the Best eReader

Are you ready for a showdown? We've cooked up an epic Gadget Battle for Black Friday 2010, and we're starting the quarterfinals by asking you to help us crown the best eBook reader value. Come read our eReader value breakdown — which ebook reader has the best features per dollar? — and place your vote in our poll!

Apple Stores Usher in New Age of Retail-Tainment

Remember when malls were supposed to be entertainment destinations and stores used to have DJs spinning tunes for your shopping enjoyment? While the recession killed the trend for a while, Apple is now ushering in a new era of shopping distraction.

10 Gadgets That Will Be Trash Tomorrow

Today's hottest tech gifts are tomorrow's recycling trash, so beware before you put any of your holiday gift budget toward any of these 10 gadgets that are getting ready for the scrap heap.

Toys Over $50 Hit Endangered Species List

This year, it's hard to find a hot toy that costs more than $50. What does this backlash against the $400 dinosaur of years past mean for poor Stinky the Garbage Truck? Find out in our investigation of why $50 or less is the magic price point for toys for Black Friday 2010.

Can MySears Be Your Facebook and Amazon?

With an online shopping community it says is now 650,000 strong, Sears (yes, Sears) is attempting to take its social networking strategy to a new level with a redesign of its web properties and new features that allow for customized ads, local marketplace shopping and interaction with others.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Facebook, the moon

Some day, we'll find that Rumors are dangerous for your health and/or the environment. Until then, feel free to gorge yourself on our Rumor Roundup! It's CFC-free.

Neiman's LastCall Spurs New Luxury Discounting, Online and in Stores

Want haute fashion but don't want to pay high prices? The top luxury brands have heard your call. Here's the latest breaking news on new stores, new sites, and great discounts to satisfy the most discerning budget fashionistas.

Switch Credit Cards Now, Earn Cash on Black Friday 2010

Black Friday is still four weeks away, but that doesn't mean it isn't time to start figuring out how you're going to pay for all the stuff you want to buy. We've got tips on three credit cards that will pay you a combined $820 in cash back and airline tickets if you spend $3,900 during the holidays. That's like finding a 21% off coupon good towards everything on Planet Earth.

The Facts Behind 15 Black Friday Myths

What do you know about Black Friday? Test your knowledge of Black Friday fact versus fiction against the dealnews Master List of Truths about the "busiest shopping day of the year." After all, Black Friday is only four weeks away.

CEA's Top 5 Technology Trends Dismiss TV

What are the top 5 trends that are going to be driving your electronics purchases over the next year according to the Consumer Electronics Association? We'll give you a hint: It's not going to about TV. Find out how things are going to change and what new exciting stuff there might be to buy.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Hulu, Yahoo!

Winter is coming, so start stock-piling rumors now so you can make it through. DON'T be like the grasshopper! But, just cuz we're nice, we'll get your collection started by handing you a bunch of them in our Rumor Roundup. Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 132: McD-L-news

For your amusement, we present The dealnews Podcast - Episode 132! We've returned from a week's hiatus to discuss: Windows Phone 7, Google TV, the WWE, Facebook privacy, and more.

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 131: King Kontent

For your amusement, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 131 is now available! This week: BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, $30 movie rentals, HBO in 3D, and content changes for Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, Facebook, NASCAR, more

As summer turns to fall, so does a young man's thoughts turn to ... wait. Wasn't this how last week's Rumor Roundup teaser went? Guess we've started to repeat ourselves. Enjoy!

DealNews 2010 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 15" laptops for $199 to 46" LCD HDTVs for $499 — and dozens more — check out dealnews Editor-in-Chief Dan de Grandpre's Black Friday 2010 predictions to see what this year's crop of Black Friday deals will be. Plus, Apple prophecies, tons of advice on what and what not to buy, and more. Nostradamus would be proud.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iTunes, FaceTime, Facebook

Can you believe that this is the 3-year anniversary of our Rumor Roundup? Yep. Three solid years of this drivel! How are we going to celebrate? Alone. (Just like we do for our birthdays ... and Christmas ... and Father's Day ...) Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 128: PING!

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 128 is now available! This week: Apple's Ping, Google Wave gets a reprieve, a storm of tablets, Hollywood turns a profit, making money makes you happy, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, Google

An infinite amount of monkeys sitting at an infinite amount of typewriters have nothing on the Internet when it comes to churning out gibberish. But, we still read it, then stick the worst of it into our Rumor Roundup. Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 127: Vidiots

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 127 is now available! This week is all about the latest Apple event which revealed new iPods, AppleTV, iTunes, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Brad Pitt

Rumors are the cats of the Internet. How so? They always land on their feet. Or, wait, maybe cats are the cats of the Internet? I mean, we've all seen those LOLCAT things, right? Either way, here are some rumors, presented in roundup form. We call it our Rumor Roundup. Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 126: The Kids Are All Right

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 126 is now available! This week: Facebook Places, Stabber Alley, the end of TV as we know it, hearing loss, concert ticket fees, and more.

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 125: Crock of Schmidt

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 125 is here! This week: Blackberry Torch not selling so well, RIAA wants to make FM radios mandatory, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has some interesting ideas, how to get thrown out of Starbucks, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Nintendo, Sony

Rumors are the bread-and-butter of the Internet. How so? They always land butter-side up ... Or something. Anyway! We've rounded them all up in our Rumor Roundup. I can't believe they're not truths. Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 124: Five Years Until The Future

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 124 is here! This week: Google and Verizon put the fix on Net Neutrality, print books have five years left to live, Netflix expanding is streaming movies options, the movement to keep Google Wave alive, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Apple, Apple

Once upon a time, the Internet said, "There will be a phone from Apple. It'll be called the iPhone." The rest of the world said, "I don't believe you ... but I can't wait!" Ever since then, consumers have been enthralled by rumors. Now, to help you find the next enthralling rumor, we've put together this Rumor Roundup. Enjoy!

(And that's why the giraffe has a long neck.)

dealnews Podcast - Episode 123: Crafting With The Stars

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 123 is here! This week: Blackberry Torch, StarCraft II, using your phone to charge your Discover Card, cloud music services, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple TV, iPhone, Alien, more

Rumors have been a part of the Internet since time immemorial. That's why it's only fitting that when we gather them all together for our Rumor Roundup, that we make really antiquated jokes about them. The staleness is on purpose. We swear.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 122: Power-Hungry Over-Achieving and Unkind

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 122 is here! This week: Free iPhone 4 cases, new DMCA exemptions, new Apple products, iPad owners are power-hungry, RFID tags in your pants, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: DROID X, iPhone, more

You know when someone says, "You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself?" Well, no one ever told that to the Internet. That's why it's full of lies and rumors. Of course, had the Internet "checked itself" we wouldn't be able to bring you our Rumor Roundup, as it is filled with those Internet-born lies. Enjoy!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 121: Daddy Jobs Kisses The Boo-Boo

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 121 is here! This week: Steve Jobs and the iPhone 4 antenna brouhaha. (If you're an Apple fanboy, this one probably isn't for you.) Plus: April reviews the DROID X, Hulu thinks about a premium-er service, Quicken Online users are left in the lurch, and more.

Warning: This episode contains The Hills series finale spoilers.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Twitter, DROID, Zynga

Rumors: They're like truths, but unburdened by facts. And there are SO MANY rumors on the web, that we decided to gather them up and put them all* in our Rumor Roundup. The Internet loves 'em and so will you! That's a fact!

*Some

dealnews Podcast - Episode 120: "Can't Recommend"

For your listening pleasure, The dealnews Podcast - Episode 120 is here! This week: Consumer Reports disses the iPhone 4, iTunes may offer 99 cent TV show rentals, Samsung and Roku will pay you for making apps, YouTube gives away money, Windows XP stays alive until 2020, donuts doughnuts, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Android, Apple, Android, Apple ...

We hope you like Apple and Android rumors, 'cuz there was a MESS of 'em, this week! Wanna see what they are? Read our Rumor Roundup to find out. You'll be glad you did*.

*Does not imply a guarantee of mirth.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 119: Kin Today, Gone ... Well ... Gone TODAY, too!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 119 is here! This week: Microsoft kills the Kin phone, more iPhone 4 complaining, Dell covers up faulty motherboards, a questionable study finds that paper books are faster to read than eBooks, tooth regeneration gel, your Subway sandwich maker probably hates you, and more.

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This Week's Rumor Roundup: Google, Apple, Kinect

How to make a rumor: Take one part news, mix with 99 parts pure fabrication, and stir. Serving suggestions: Pour them all into one big container (we call ours the Rumor Roundup). Consume quickly for greatest intoxicating effect.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 118: Grande Bold

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 118 is here! This week: iPhone 4 issues, Hulu Plus subscription service, Amazon Kindle updates and refunds, Starbucks hates you, and more.

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 117: Cloudy, With A Chance Of Hacking

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 117 is here! This week: iOS4's new privacy policy, the dangers of the cloud, Google Voice opens up, eBook reader price wars, digital license plates, Lindsay Lohan, and more.

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