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Plan the Perfect Family Camping Trip with These Essentials

Ready for a fun family excursion? Head to the great outdoors, but make sure you've got everything on this shopping list to make the most of your camping excursion.

The iPhone 4S Will Drop in Price at the iPhone 5's Debut, But By How Much?

Even if the latest Apple rumors are correct and the iPhone 5 makes its debut next month, the real star of the show for bargain hunters will be the iPhone 4S. If Apple follows its own tradition, the 4S will see a pretty significant discount. But just how low can its price go?

Rumor Roundup: Kindle Fire 2 Will Be Free? Wii U on Black Friday?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and other small, independent companies? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

A New Service Delivers Guitar Strings to Your Doorstep at a Discount

The Dollar Strings Club is a new subscription service for musicians that delivers fresh guitar strings to your front door once a month. But is it a cost-effective option for all musically-inclined consumers?

Deals to Visit Orlando's Theme Parks on a Budget

It's time to take your kids to the "most magical place on earth." Yup, we mean Disney World, or one of the other famed theme parks in the Orlando area. And aside aside from making your brood squeal with joy, we've got deals on Orlando hotels and vacation packages that'll excite you too — and assuage your wallet all in one go.

Would You Buy a Windows Tablet if It Cost Just $199?

Rumor spread this week that the Microsoft Surface RT could debut at a startlingly low price of $199 when its released on October 26. Is it possible we'll see a sub-$200 Windows 8 slate? And would you be more likely to buy it at this very low price?

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review: The Best Android Tablet on the Market?

The debut of the Google Nexus 7 to the 7" tablet market last month caused quite a stir, as the spiffy slate was positioned to aggressively compete with the ever-popular Amazon Kindle Fire. Now that the dust has settled from that announcement, here's how the Nexus 7 stacks up.

5 Editors' Choice Software Deals: Titles for Free, a Deal that Puts You Ahead $20

Every one of our top software deals today is an Editors' Choice offer — which is understandable since three of the titles cost nothing at all, and one even puts you ahead by $20~!. For cheap foreign language software, payroll programs, or virus protection, look no further.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 223: The Impact of the iPhone

The dealnews Podcast Episode 223 is a delight for ears and eyes this week, as we're offering the show as a video as well! Talked about by our faces: the Olympics, NOOK price cuts, Microsoft Surface tablet rumors, the iPhone's impact on the cell phone marketplace, and more.

Track and Analyze Your Workouts with These Top Fitness Apps

Keeping up with an athletic regime is a lot easier (and more fun) when you can keep track of your progress. With a smartphone, this sort of data is in the palm of everyone's hand. We've rounded up the seven best fitness tracking apps that have some serious muscle. So grab your phone and get goin'!

Apple Stores Will Match the Latest iPhone 4S Price Cuts, But Should You Buy?

Sprint has cut $50 from its line of iPhone 4Ss just weeks before Apple's highly anticipated press event. And now some Apple Stores will match the lower price tags.

Prepaid Cell Phone Plans Save Money But Remain Unpopular with Consumers

A bit of basic math shows that many consumers would spend drastically less money over two years with a prepaid cell phone plan than they would being locked into a 2-year carrier plan. But despite this, prepaid plans remain unpopular in the U.S. So why haven't more budget-conscious consumers been swayed to make the switch?

Rumor Roundup: BioShock for Singles Only? Galaxy Note Flexible Screens?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Samsung, Plants vs. Zombies, and BioShock Infinite? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

A TUAW Editor Gives Us the Scoop on All Things Apple

Want to know what Apple has been up to? We talked with The Unofficial Apple Weblog's senior editor Michael Rose to find out.

The Dominican Republic: All-Inclusive Adventure & Beachfront Resorts Deals

If you want to escape to a quaint tropical paradise (sans the crowds and beachfront resort high-rises), look no further than the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the luxury of all-inclusive vacations without breaking the bank.

Shoot Video and Snap Photos with these 5 Digital Camera Deals

Does your old digital camera have you down? Does it lag? Do the batteries die too quickly? If you're ready for a new camera, then look no further than these camera deals.

Is Samsung's Buyback Program Comparable to Gazelle?

Samsung has recently joined the company of trade-in programs Gazelle, NextWorth, and the like with their aptly titled Samsung Upgrade program. So how does their service stack up to the other electronics recyclers?

Hot Kitchen Deals: 20-Piece Flatware for $10, 15% off Pro Espresso Machines

We're already in August and yes, it's certainly too hot to be cooking. But what's also hot are these Editors' Choice kitchen deals on flatware, espresso machines, and more.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 222: Phablets or Tablones?

The dealnews Podcast Episode 222 is absolutely phabulous this week. Discussed is the Amazon Phone, Google's Nextus Q Ball, tablet satisfaction, iPad mini hype, phablets, tablones, and more.

Amazon's New Cloud Player Presents a Direct Challenge for iTunes

As competition for the cloud heats up, Amazon and Apple will duke it out. More free storage and greater accessibility are the latest from Amazon. What can we expect from Apple?

Beat the Heat and Defeat Evil with These 5 Video Game Deals

While most parents are focusing on getting their kids ready for back to school, the kids are likely looking for any way to prolong the summer. That's where these video games deals come in!

Las Vegas: How to Book the Cheapest Rates at the Most Discounted Hotels

From bachelorette parties to business conventions, Las Vegas is one of the country's busiest cities. We've analyzed the past two years worth of Vegas deals to find out when visitors can book the cheapest rates, what hotels offer the best deals, and what kind of freebies you can snag on your next visit to Sin City.

Rumor Roundup: Apple Investing in Twitter? iPhone for $800?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Facebook, and eccentric billionaires? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Will Netflix Sink or Swim?: Profits Increase, But Traffic & Subscribers Drop

The competition in the digital content arena is steep, as Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and Vudu all vie for consumers. And we wonder, can Netflix really become "the world's most popular TV show and movie service"?

Seek Out Some Rest and Relaxation at a Resort in Mexico

Mexico's proximity to the U.S. is a deal-seeking traveler's dream; our amigo to the south provides us with ample opportunity to score inexpensive flights and hotels. And while you may think of Mexico as a haven for partiers, we've got a wealth of deals on relaxing resorts to help you escape the daily grind.

How Does Walmart's VUDU Movie Streaming Service Stack Up?

It's hard to imagine an area of retail or consumer electronics that eludes the notice, or the reach, of Walmart. And now that includes the cloud: Walmart's VUDU, a digital media delivery service that allows you to stream movies and other content to a number of devices, has its pros and cons.

Common Money-Saving Mistakes That Can Cost Big Bucks

Saving money is on everybody's minds these days, but beware! Not every money-saving technique will pay off; in fact, some could cost you more in the end. Here are six common pitfalls consumers make in an attempt to save money.

Can the Rumored Amazon Smartphone Be Groundbreaking Like the Kindle Fire?

Amazon is reportedly testing and developing its own smartphone, to be potentially released later this year. And while very, very little is known about what the device will feature, many believe that it will boast a competitive price tag. But is that enough to make it as groundbreaking for the smartphone market as the Kindle Fire was for the world of tablets?

dealnews Podcast - Episode 221: Have The Olympics Let The Consumer Down?

The dealnews Podcast Episode 221 is poised at the starting line, awaiting a pistol-shot to get going. (The pistol-shot, in this case, is you pressing "play" to hear all about Olympic complaints, iPhone 5 rumors, and more.

9 Must-Have Tool Deals for Your College-Bound Kid

You may be prepping your matriculating college student with new sheets and a shiny laptop, but a necessity that's oft-overlooked is a tricked out tool box for all those times their budget-friendly keepsakes fall apart. We've got deals on several basic tools that every student (and everyone else, for that matter) needs for their first tool box.

How the Drought Will Impact Your Wallet: Expect Increases on Milk, Corn, Beef

The rains have finally come to the Midwest, but for many farmers it's too little and too late to save their crops — and the result will in turn be higher prices at the grocery store. So what does a budget-conscious consumer have to look forward to?

Rumor Roundup: New iPhone Dock Connector and Adapter? Facebook Phone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Facebook, and Apple (again)? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!

The Rise and Fall of the iPod: Deals Become Scarce, Dropping 50% in a Year

The iPod's reign is coming to an end. Plummeting sales, the rise of convergence devices, and Apple's own iPad are all contributing to the iPod's rapid decline. So is this the inglorious end for the once status-symbol device? Here's what our deals have to say.

Taking it Easy in the Big Easy: Deals on New Orleans Hotels and Activities

Craving a taste of the rich, thriving culture of New Orleans? The Big Easy can also be easy on your wallet with these deals we found on hotels, vacations, and activities.

8 iPhone Productivity Apps You Shouldn't Live Without

We've already covered the essential apps for the new iPad. Now it's time to sort through the hundreds of thousands of iPhone apps to find which ones for productivity you shouldn't be smartphoning without.

5 Types of Retailers that Could Be Threatened by Amazon Same-Day Delivery

Amazon's same-day delivery sounds like an online shopper's dream — but it could pose a significant threat to certain types of brick and mortar retailers. Here's our list of the five product categories that are most seriously at risk.

The 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook May Finally Debut July 31 ... for $550?

After a prolonged failure to launch, Research In Motion's 4G LTE Blackberry PlayBook is igniting chatter once again, as rumors spread of a July 31 debut. But at $550, is it too little too late?

10 Reasons Not to Buy an iPad Instead of a Laptop for a College Student

If you're a parent of a college-bound kid, you're probably preparing to ship your offspring to university with the tools they need for a proper education. But we advise that their supplies don't include an iPad. Here's why.

CrossFit Your Way to a Healthier, Hotter, and Happier You



CrossFit is a workout regiment, a national competition, a social activity, a magazine, a community, and more. 

But at its most basic, CrossFit involves a series of short-interval exercises that, done day after day, will result in a overall stronger, fitter you. Here's how you can get started.

To Share or Not to Share? Comparing AT&T and Verizon's Shared Data Plans

Like it or not, shared data plans may be the future of the telecommunications industry. But are these plans real money savers or will you end up paying more out of pocket each month? We look at those offered by AT&T and Verizon to find out.

Rumor Roundup: Thin PlayStation 3? Thin iPhone 5? Spice Girls?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane rumors about Apple, Microsoft, and Apple again? Well neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! Go on, indulge your guilty pleasures!

8 More States Added to Amazon's Sales Tax Roll. Will It Tax the Online Giant?

By the end of 2014, Amazon will charge sales tax to customers in 14 states. Will this added fee affect the online giant's bottom line by straining that of its customers?

A YBUY Executive Explains the Company's Try-Before-You-Buy Revolution

Are you ever hesitant to buy an expensive new piece of technology online before you can try it out in person? Perhaps you should look into YBUY, a new try-before-you-buy subscription-based service. We spoke to the technology officer at YBUY to find out how it works, how much it costs, and if there are any deals to be had.

Tackle Your International Wanderlust with These Cheap Global Travel Deals

Sure, domestic trips and staycations provide an essential break for those of us on the hunt for a getaway of modest proportions, but what about when you're ready to make a bigger splash across the pond? We've got international travel on the brain, which means ample chances to satisfy your every European, Latin American, or Caribbean whim!

Best Travel Deals: 1-Way Flights from $54, 5-Night Barbados Package for $1,001

Pack your bags, ladies and gentlemen. It's time for a vacation. This week's roundup of the best travel deals features 1-way flights throughout the U.S. and Caribbean and significant savings on hotel stays from Hotels.com.

Dude, You Must Chill!: The Cost of Cooling Your Car When the A/C Goes AWOL

This summer's record-breaking heat has been making headlines for weeks. But what'll you do if the A/C in your car goes caput? Here are a few ways to stay cool in your car sans air conditioning.

Rumored Kindle Fire 2 Could Bring New Price Cuts to the Original Kindle Fire

Rumors of a new Kindle Fire have been around since the start of the year, and pressure is on Amazon to sell a tablet that's both better built and cheaper than the Nexus 7. But just how low can the Kindle Fire 2 go and what kind of discounts will the original Kindle Fire receive?

dealnews Podcast - Episode 220: Ouya? OH YEAH!

The dealnews Podcast Episode 220 is here to teach you a thing or two. Lessons from Apple, Ouya, Netflix, and more.

Pimpin' Your PC: Cheap, Do-It-Yourself Computer Modifications

The personal computer has almost replaced the automobile with regard to being the first thing a kid customizes. We all know how to upgrade to a faster processor, more RAM, etc. But have you thought about DIY customization to your PC's looks?

And the Award for the Most Deal-Friendly Cruise Line Goes to...

We have good news for cruise lovers. While the industry as a whole took a beating at the start of the year, here at dealnews we've noticed that one company in particular has been offering consistently aggressive deals since January: Carnival Cruise Lines.
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