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Features Archives for 2010

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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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.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 116: E3? You Sunk My Battleship!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 116 is here! This week: iPhone 4 preorders cause server meltdown, Microsoft announces Kinect, new Xbox Slim, Nintendo 3DS gets real, new Mac mini shows up unannounced, and we find ourselves talking about Nick Cage ... AGAIN!

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 115: As American As An Apple Keynote

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 115 is here! This week, we go over Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote talk with a fine-toothed comb.

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 114: Killer iPads On The Swarm

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 114 is here! This week: iPad killing netbook sales, Department of Justice investigates Apple (again), Fox Mobile tests a Hulu-like phone app, no one quits Facebook, and more.

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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".

dealnews Podcast - Episode 113: Can you believe how LOST ended?!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 113 is here! This week: Google TV, Android Froyo, rent movies before the DVD release for $30, 6pm honors price error, and more.

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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!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 112: Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 112 is here! This week: Cigars get banned from dealnews, no changes at Hulu, Roku adds UFC, Steam for Mac, Twitter banking, Sprint to charge $10 for 4G, and more.

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dealnews Podcast - Episode 111: I'm a Mac, and so are you! Let's DATE!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 111 is here! This week: iPhone on Verizon rumors (again!), iTunes Live, Android gains market share, EA Sports hates you, how to date a Mac fanboy, and more.

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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!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 110: Thanks, Apple! Thank you very much!

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 110 is here! This week: Apple closes lala.com, HP buys Palm, ship-to-store, rent your YouTube.com videos, and more. Also: Technical problems plague Dan.

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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!

dealnews Podcast - Episode 109: Carpe Phoneum

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 109 is here! This week: Legal action over the "leaked" iPhone prototype, upcoming Hulu subscriptions, Blippy.com lets members' credit card info slip onto the web, Comcast loses class action lawsuit over P2P, Verizon ditches the Nexus One, and more.

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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.)

dealnews Podcast - Episode 108: BatJim Begins

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 108 is here! This week: More iPad discussions, the next iPhone, mobile purchasing habits, NBA on Roku and the NHL on Boxee, and more. Plus, we learn a little something about Jim and crime.

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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.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 107: Pregnant, Elderly, or Drunk

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 107 is here! This week: iPhone OS 4.0, Microsoft Kin phones, google tablet, Promoted Tweets, 3D TV warnings, and more.

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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.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 106: Super Happy Awesome iPad Funtime Hour

The dealnews Podcast - Episode 106 is here! This week: The iPad. 'Nuff said!

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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?!
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