The dealnews Podcast Episode 194 has passed inspection and is ready for human consumption. This week: Apple has a plan for textbooks, Zappos and 6pm.com get hacked, cell phone makers vow fewer phones in 2012, more original programming coming to Hulu, Spotify is no longer free, $5 Facebook girlfriends, and more.
Rumors! You know the Internet is going to continue to crank out "news" 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 will feel like it went through all that trouble for nothing!
Valentine's Day is coming up, and if you're one of the many who's decided to propose on the most romantic day of the year, you may be in the market for some jewelry. Unfortunately, finding the perfect engagement ring can be as difficult as asking your girlfriend to marry you. While we can't help you with the latter, we can show you how to pick a ring that will match both her style and tastes.
If you've been keeping up on our home improvement features, your workshop is already equipped with at least one outstanding power drill and saw. Now it's time to finish up your projects by picking up the perfect sander. You could sand down your project by hand, spending hours and energy to get just the right smoothness of the board. Or, if you don't hanker to try the Amish life style, electric sanders get the job done right in just a fraction of the tim.
Rumors! You know 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 will feel like it went through all that trouble for nothing!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!