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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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.)

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.

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!

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!


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.

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.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Google, Microsoft, more

After the iPhone 4 announcement at WWDC and the Kinect, Xbox Slim, and Nintendo 3DS announcements at E3, you might wonder what is left to speculate about. Well, the Internet has risen (sunk?) to the occasion and cranked out a mess 'o new rumors. We, of course, found them, and put them all into this week's Rumor Roundup.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple TV, Rock Band 3, and Avatar 3D

Kids love the taste of Internet rumors, and parents love that they're low in fat. So, come on in and read our latest Rumor Roundup, it's packed with rumor-y goodness! It's also High Fructose Corn Syrup-free, too. (However, it's probably fairly high in "vitamin lie".

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Natal, Kindle

We present to you the latest Rumor Roundup. It's filled with a collection of this week's most unreliable news. (We wanted to fill it with creamy nougat, but current web standards don't allow confectionery-embedding ... YET!) Enjoy!

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

You get inundated with reliable news all the time. Don't you want a break to read something totally unreliable? That's why we've put together this Rumor Roundup. It's a collection of this week's most unreliable news. You're welcome!

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Wii, Xbox

Why do rumors exist? Answer: Because, as a race, you humans are gullible and ready to believe anything. Aw. C'mon, I didn't mean that in a BAD way! Honest. Now, come get gulled in our Rumor Roundup. You'll probably find something you'll believe in there!

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, iPhone, Android

To see the future, some gaze into a crystal ball. We look to the Internet. Of course, neither is very accurate, but both are a fun way to pass some time. The prognostications we find online are then dumped into our Rumor Roundup. It's a wholly inaccurate look at the future of tech, but it passes some time. Plus, free beer! (Sorry, that's wholly inaccurate.)

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Google, iPhone, BioShock

Lies, when told to friends, can be hurtful and cause the end of the relationship. Lies, when told to the Internet at large, are heralded as news and salivated over. Come inside and salivate on our Rumor Roundup — a collection of those Internetty lies. It's fun AND educational.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, iPhone, Kindle

Some things were just meant to go together: Peaches and cream, peanut butter and chocolate, The Captain and Tennille, Snookie and spray tan. Now, we submit for your approval, our Rumor Roundup: A combination of Internet rumors and snark. You'll love it. Trust us.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, iPhone, Natal

There will be no Rumor Roundup this week. Psyche! APRIL FOOL'S! There is one! What's that? You can only pull pranks on April 1st? Well, now I don't know what to believe! Is there a Rumor Roundup, or isn't there?!

Weekend Laptop Roundup: Dell 2.53GHz 17" for $680 + free shipping, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include a Dell 17" 2.53GHz Core i3 laptop for $680, Acer 17" 2.13GHz Aspire laptop for $500, HP 14" 2.26GHz Core i5 laptop for $650, and more.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, PS3, Smurfs

Before anything is a fact, it was once a rumor. That's why we seek out and collect together today's Internet rumors into our Rumor Roundup. It's like we're scouting for players for an upcoming [insert sport of your choice] season.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPad, iPhone, Android

A new week, a new Rumor Roundup! Inside, you'll find the most delicious rumors the Internet has to offer. Hand picked, then lovingly skewered and then roasted over an open flame.

Internet Tablet Alarm Clocks: HP, Sony, Chumby, Vizio

Give your boring alarm clock a digital makeover with one of these Web-surfing, widget-loving alarm clock tablets.

Weekend Laptop Roundup: Acer 2.13GHz 16" for $500 + free shipping, more

This weekend's most popular laptop deals include an Acer 16" 2.13GHz Core i3 laptop for $500, Toshiba 16" 2.2GHz Satellite laptop for $350, HP 14" 2.26GHz Core i5 laptop for $650, and more.
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