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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.