The real Black Friday shopping sales still doesn't roll around until Thanksgiving, but retailers are stretching the season even further this year. So welcome to our first installment of our Black Friday Tracker. We've got the the latest on Black Friday and what retailers are doing right now to convince you that it's time for your holiday shopping.
The long-awaited Google laptop is finally here. Manufactured by Samsung and Acer, respectively, the new Chromebooks will run Google's cloud-based Chrome operating system. Starting at $349, these laptops are priced well under the cheapest mainstream tablet, but how much value are they really offering the average consumer?
Your enjoyment of your next hiking or camping trip is directly dependent upon how you carry your gear. If you have an older backpack (think pre-1999), then you might want to check out how technology has improved the ride. Tom Barlow tells you how to pick the right pack and get it for the best price.
Glass is just glass, right? Actually, there are many types of glass, and Corning's Gorilla Glass is changing consumer electronics by offering lightweight protection from damage. Alfred Poor, explains if you want to make a special effort to buy products that list it on the spec sheet.
Talk may be cheap, but unfortunately cell phone plans aren't. To help you choose a plan that's right for your budget, we compiled data on some of today's least expensive cell phone packages. Which carrier offers the most comprehensive plan for the least amount of money? Find out.
Here's the good news: Expert predict a dip in gas prices around Memorial Day. Here's the bad news: You're going to start paying for heavy air conditioning use pretty soon (if you aren't already). Green Dad has some tips on how to get save some money while cooling off this summer.
Two years ago, the rules for credit cards changed dramatically. Now a new study shows that while things have gotten better for consumers, the best changes have come from a specific type of card that offers lower interest rates and fewer fees. Consumer advocate Mitch Lipka explains.
It's normal to exhibit personality with unconventional accessories, particularly as it applies to our beloved tech items. But a constant gravitational pull toward everything "geek chic" isn't the most cost-effective way to shop for certain necessities. We compared a few tech categories to see just how much more geek style is going to cost you.
Some people look at sunglasses as disposable items to buy at the dollar store, others see them as fashion statements worth paying hundreds to get just the right pair. Our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo, just wants to make sure that you get a pair that protects your eyes. So here are his eight tips to help you pick a pair that will suit your face and your budget at the same time.
When severe weather strikes, your normal sources of information and communication may not be available. Alfred Poor, offers some advice on what to put in your weather emergency kit so you will be prepared.
Need a swimsuit? A grill? A new pair of sneakers? Conventional wisdom would tell you one thing about your chances of getting a deal on these things in May, our data will tell you the real answer. We dug into our archives to find out the best time to buy the things you want right now, and what you should wait to get on sale later on.
If your summer plans include any time off the grid and that makes you a little nervous — meaning you can't part with your email, your YouTube obsession or your Angry Birds — don't fret. We've got a list of gizmos that can help you stay connected when you are on the road.
If you think about cyber theft as an abstract concept that hasn't yet affected you, the three latest data breaches affecting major companies may finally hit close to home. Our consumer advocate, Mitch Lipka, tells you what you have to fear and what you can do about to protect yourself.
It's grilling season, and if you're going to be throwing some burgers or steaks on the grill, you might want to consider this buying advice from our consumer advocate, Mitch Lipka, especially if you're going to be ordering meat online. Here's what you need to know to read the labels, get deals and keep your purchase safe.
It's an established fact that moms put up with a lot, sometimes thanklessly. And while it may not make up for whatever unspeakable act of teen angst you might have put her through while growing up, at least with our Mother's Day deals, you can afford to show her the proper appreciation.
Iron? Cadmium? Lead? Nano-ceramics? Picking a pan these days is like taking a chemistry lesson, with the focus on the type of metal used to make it. What's the best choice? Our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo sorts out the science so that you can get cracking ... eggs, that is.
When your car breaks down, you might be stuck with a very big and very untimely bill. A little prevention can go a long way, not only to catch problems before they get big, but also to allow you to buy the parts you need on sale. Here are 5 savvy purchases you can make on sale now that will save you a bundle down the road.
If you dream of a day when there is universal free shipping for online orders, you may have to wait a while. But in the interim, there's a new battle going on over shipping costs that can move us closer to that goal. Here's what shoppers can look forward to as the battle heats up.
Nothing can rain on your summer parade like a blown out pair of flip-flops. Maybe it's time to upgrade from the dollar store to something more finely crafted that comes with a lifetime guarantee? We have rounded up your best options for sandals that you can count on.
Back when Earth Day started in 1970, it was a bipartisan event to celebrate nature. These days, it's a consumer holiday where you can score freebies and deals for reducing, reusing and recycling. See all the offers that our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo, has rounded up for you.
It's the prefect time to give your yard and outdoor space some much-needed TLC. Follow this list and you'll be set for a beautiful garden in five easy steps. Plus, you'll also save some money at the same time.
Internet alarm clocks are having a rough year as big-screen smartphones and app store-driven tablets have stolen their spotlight. However, despite their push into obsolescence, these night-table alarm clocks are refusing to budge. And with prices now heavily discounted, there's never been a better time to buy.
Don't like your Groupon? Bought one too many deals from Living Social? Looking for a bargain from somebody's overzealous buying? You need to visit the coupon reselling marketplace. Our consumer advocate Mitch Lipka offers you a few tips for how to buy and resell with the confidence that you aren't being scammed.
Are you the type who doesn't believe anything until you see in it print? Well, we've got quite a conundrum for you, then! Here in our Rumor Roundup, most everything's a rumor ... but it's in print, so it has some credibility. Paradox! Enjoy!
Heading into the great outdoors some time this spring or summer? You're likely looking for gear. And while you might be tempted by all the high-end gizmos and gadgets, you can get by just fine with cheaper options, especially by finding items when they are on sale. Here are five swaps you can make that will save you money.
With gas prices skyrocketing, you're going to see a lot of old myths about how to make your car run better. What's true? What's not? Our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo, sorts the myths from facts when it comes to making your machine run smarter.
With spring finally showing its face in the north (and summer already closing in on the south), it's time to start planning for that ultimate celebration of being outside: The cookout. Naturally, many shoppers are itching to find deals on a grill — but it doesn't end there. With our discounted picks below, you'll save as much as $263 and still keep family and friends entertained all season long.
It can help you fight the flu! It can make you money from home! It can solve the world economic crisis! Sometimes it seems that retailers will say anything to get you to buy their products. Ever wonder who's policing them? Well, our consumer advocate, Mitch Lipka, has rounded up the top 10 most recent scandals where retailers were caught making false or overblown claims and either had to pay up or change their tunes.
A svelte laptop will never go out of style, and while many consider Apple's current-generation MacBook Air the pinnacle of ultraportables, new models are starting to encroach on Apple's territory. The latest contender is the Samsung NP900X3A laptop. But does this Windows newcomer have what it takes to topple Apple?
Ever wanted to smash up a laptop and see what's inside? The nice folks at Laptopmd.com allowed us to do just that for a new video series. After cracking a laptop open, our first episode takes a look at processors, and explains how to choose the best one for your computing needs.
Sometimes it's hard to know what to believe. Here, in our Rumor Roundup we make it simple for you: Don't believe anything! Honest! What you'll find inside is just conjecture. (But still fun to read, right?!) Enjoy!
May marks the 1-year anniversary of the abrupt demise of Apple's Lala.com, a cloud-based streaming music service that was a game-changer. So who is now at the forefront of the digital music industry and
what can we expect to see in the future? We take a look at the major players along with some of our personal favorites.
If you get bad service from a retailer and want to complain about it, what are your options and how likely are you to resolve the complaint to your satisfaction? Our consumer advocate, Mitch Lipka, has a handy list to help you figure out your likelihood of getting a positive resolution from 10 popular Internet retailers.
We have seen major drops in 3D HD television prices over the past year, and at any given moment, our site is teeming with enticing deals on the new technology. But if you're considering taking the plunge and adding another dimension to your viewing experience, keep in mind that the spending doesn't stop with the TV alone — and with our recommendations, you'll save as much as $485.
What would motivate someone to clip enough coupons to buy 150 years' worth of deodorant? Since we know a little about being obsessed with deal-seeking, we wanted to know what's going on in the brains of people who consider themselves "extreme couponers," and we found out it's not really all about saving money.
In the war over cell phone turf, Apple's release of the iPhone on the Verizon network really shook things up. February's stats are in, and while Apple isn't going to topple the market leader just yet, it definitely won the battle in February.
Say you're standing in the grocery store, mulling two different choices. What's going to tip the balance for you? Price? Impact on the earth? Now you can get the earth-friendly choice and save money, with these 8 easy swaps brought to you by our Green Dad columnist, Lou Carlozo.
Did you know that Amazon deals sell out faster than any other store? Do you know which types of products sell out fastest? We publish almost 300 deals daily, so what's a deal seeker to do to keep up? We've listed the five fastest-selling deals on dealnews, and humbly offer up a solution to the problem of missing out: our new dealnews app.