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Features Archives for 2012

When Can You Get the Best Price on CES 2012's Hottest Releases?

CES officially begins this week, and there are some trends that we can already begin to discuss — like, for example, the proliferation of new ultrabook laptops from a variety of manufacturers. But because dealnews readers are savvy tech consumers, we didn't want to stop at just discussing the likely trends. So we decided to track the deals we listed on past CES releases, to see when it's the best time to buy 2012's most notable electronics.

The Bahamas on a Budget Await: Discounted Cruises, Beach Resorts, and more

What is first thing that pops into your head when you hear the Bahamas? Beaches? Glimmering waters? Warm air? Yes, yes, yes. A once-in-a-life-time trip? Expensive? Heck no! We've tapped into all your tropical travel notions and found vacation packages in the Bahamas for the budget-minded and budget-less travelers alike.

Tablet Sales Increased by 256% in 2011, Decreasing Price Points a Factor?

Recent reports say that 72.7 million tablets were sold in 2011, which is a major jump from 2010. With several slate manufacturers dropping the price of their products, it's no surprise that there's now more mobile technology literally in the hands of the people. We take a look at how manufacturers are competing for space in the crowded mid-level slate market.

New Year, New Software: Get Help with Your Taxes, Learn Italian, and more

Your "festive" rendition of "Auld Lang Syne" last weekend signified hope, wistful longing, and determination to get the most out of 2012, but it also means that another fiscal year is in the books. And that means that the taxman will soon come a-callin'. Luckily, we've got software deals of all sorts in today's roundup — which includes a discount on a tax return program, as well as software for more creative pursuits (which should help break up all those numbers you'll be crunching).

Happy Birthday, Commodore 64! Here's Why You're Still Better Than a Mac Pro

This week marks a very important moment in personal computing: Thirty years ago, the world was first introduced to the Commodore 64. But if you think the aging Commodore is a quaint relic from days gone by, then think again! Here's a list of five things the Commodore 64 can do that even that shiny new Mac Pro can't!

Green Dad's Final Roundup of 5 Energy-Saving Gadgets

Are you curious about how well those purported energy-saving gadgets work? Can any of them actually save you money? Green Dad took a look at five popular devices to help you separate the green gems from the not-so-green junk.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 192: 6.5 Million Angry Birds in a Pear Tree

The dealnews Podcast is flinging Episode 192 at you, will you catch it? This week: Verizon implements and then rescinds a $2 payment fee, RIM slashes PlayBook prices, Angry Birds is downloaded 6.5 million times on Christmas day, Starbucks will raise coffee prices, and more.

Got that Pilot Lesson Deal? Great! Now What Will it Cost You After the Groupon?

If you've ever dreamed of soaring with the birds with the Earth scrolling beneath your wings, then you might have noted the fairly popular deal we posted on flying lessons last week. If you're one of our readers who jumped on the deal, you may now have visions of flight school (and maybe Top Gun) dancing through your head. But just how much would it cost you to get your private pilot certificate?

Take Advantage of This Month's Winter Apparel Sales & Snag the Perfect Parka

It's been a mild winter season in most of the country thus far — especially compared to last January — and we've been enjoying our fall jackets and hoodies all the while. But since it is in fact January and the temperature is dipping, it might be time to break out that fur-trimmed parka. Don't have one, you say? Well, this month is the best time to buy one! Since we don't want you to get heatstroke trying on 15 parkas in a 70-degree department store, read through our guidelines for picking out the best winter coat.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

Menswear Meets Vanity Sizing: Popular Apparel Brands Offer Inconsistent Sizes

Vanity sizing is an all-around confusing practice that makes shopping less enjoyable than it should be, but traditionally it's been a problem within the vague sizing standards for women. Now it appears that men's brands have been fudging the numbers too, for standardized waist measurements. So is a size 36" ever actually 36"? And what does this mean for buying clothes online?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

After all that shopping you likely did in December for the holidays, you may be looking forward to a month without having to whip out your credit card. But January is an excellent month to bag deals on select items, like winter apparel or a relaxing vacation package. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January.

Rumor Roundup: 2 iPad 3s? New Guitar Hero? A la Carte Subscriptions for iTV?

We know one thing that won't change in 2012: Rumors. The Internet is going to continue to crank out lies about Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, et al. The least you can do is read them. That's why we put all the latest buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup! If you don't read them, the Internet went through all that trouble for nothing!
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