Amazon's incredibly popular streaming and shipping program, Amazon Prime, may soon see a price hike of $20 to $40. While nothing has been finalized, a price increase would obviously have serious implications for the rumored 20 million Prime members.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Microsoft, Apple, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
Beats Music promises its users a mobile streaming experience that tailors playlists to what listeners are craving in that moment — as long as they aren't craving free music, that is. Beats Music costs $10 a month, and (unlike almost every other streaming service) there's no ad-supported free option. Read on for our take on this nascent streamer, and find out whether Beats Music is the service you've been waiting to pay for.
Though it's not an official holiday, Valentine's Day is still a big day for many retailers. And while we'll see discounts on everything from roses to jewelry, not every promotion is worth your time or money. To separate Cupid's hits from his misses, we researched past Valentine's Day sales to help you find your significant other the right Valentine's Day gift at the right price.
With the Academy Awards just over a month away, we’re gearing up for the celeb-infused night by binging on 2013's cream of the crop silver screen offerings. Lacking in Jordon Belfort’s millions however, we mortals must do our best to scrimp and save in order to afford the luxury of a trip to the movies at a time when theater prices are sky rocketing. Thankfully, we know a few ways to save at the box office that make indulging indulge in Hollywood’s finest affordable.
Can you imagine shopping from the comfort of your home and not having to wait two days to receive your purchases? Or how about shopping in-store ('cause sometimes that's fun, too!) and having someone else whisk your purchases home for you? For many consumers, same-day delivery is like a dream come true, but in fact, it's a reality in select cities across the country. Check out these eight retailers that are proud to offer same-day delivery and see how they stack up against one another.
Let's face it: No one wakes up in the morning with a burning desire to buy everyday necessities like pet food, toilet paper, batteries, or diapers. And yet many of these goods are so essential, we'd run out of the house bleary-eyed at 3 am to replace them. However, it's cheaper and easier to stock up on these items when you don't need them — and we've got the data to prove it! That's why we've rounded up a collection of items that you should always buy when you see a deal, even if you're still fully stocked at home.
The only two things certain in life are death and taxes. We can't predict the former, but we do know that you shouldn't let April 15 sneak up on you! Get a head start on the paperwork and file your 2013 taxes with any of these five e-filing services.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software. We've sorted through our archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals to find out what the best and worst things are to buy in February.
While some experts say that the days of physical media are numbered, there are still plenty of TV fans who prefer physical discs to streaming services or season pass downloads. But box sets of TV shows cost a pretty penny. That is, unless you know when the best time to buy a TV box set.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Ben Affleck, Nintendo, mobile phones, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
With Super Bowl XLVIII looming on the horizon, the media outlets are all atwitter about how everyone is buying a new TV for the big game. Clearly, football fans across the country must be rushing out to buy a bigger set in time to cheer on their team of choice. However, a poll of Dealnews readers revealed that only about 3% of people will buy a TV for the Super Bowl.
Since the makers of the ridiculously popular Candy Crush are attempting to trademark the word "candy," we thought we'd take a moment to ridicule the ridiculousness of the news by listing eight people and products that are in danger of being sued — along with suggestions as to what they can change their name to, if slapped with a C-and-D.
The Blackphone is a new smartphone designed by an international team of cryptographers and security experts. An ad for the phone shows a montage of headlines about the NSA, making it clear that the smartphone's developers feel their product will find a niche with consumers wanting to avoid the government's prying eyes.
Did you know that Hitachi and Western Digital hard drives are less likely to fail than Seagate storage? In fact, Seagate drives were fallible up to 25% of the time. What's more, our own research suggests that you're actually more likely to find a deal on a Seagate hard drive. Read on for our take on the study's results, and what effect they should have on your hard drive buying habits.
HP has seemingly slighted Microsoft by selling new PCs running Windows 7. Eschewing Windows 8, HP claims that offering Windows 7 meets "popular demand"; the $150 dollar discount on these systems is an additional incentive to buy HP. Will other manufacturers follow?
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means legions of college students will be hitting the beaches and partying like mad. But if the traditional Spring Break package doesn't fit either your temperament or your budget, take a look at these five offbeat, low-cost Spring Break destinations that can save you as much as 70% on your trip.
There hasn’t been an outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl in ... well, ever. But the cold weather won't stop us fans from rooting on our favorite team, or spending a pretty penny celebrating. So grab a seat, hoist a huge foam finger high in the air, and read on for a look at Super Bowl XLVIII by the numbers.
According to NPD DisplaySearch, as many as 19.8 million touch-enabled notebook PCs shipped last year, and the number is expected to increase in 2014. And being the natural penny pinchers we are, we decided to track deals on touchscreen laptops to see where prices are going and how they compare to traditional systems. Our conclusion? Your next laptop purchase needs to include a touch display.
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Facebook, Microsoft, Star Wars, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!
By Alison Barretta, DealNews Senior Content Editor
With 2013 still fresh in our minds, we've decided to take a look back at the year in retail with the hope of gleaning some useful lessons for the coming year. From epic price mistakes and mind-boggling deals, to cringe-worthy CEO fails, we present to you the 2013 DealNews Retail Awards!
Google has landed itself back in the tech news spotlight with its recent $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, a home automating company. As with anything discussed on the Internet, reactions to this news has been mixed — and some people are totally freaked out.
As Super Bowl XLVIII approaches, competitors are rolling out their best game plans and gear to battle — for your dollars. This year’s Super Bowl ads are already generating buzz, and at the forefront is H&M’s spot for the David Beckham Bodywear line, which is employing "t-commerce," or allowing viewers to shop directly through their televisions.
Until recently, Bitcoin wasn't a mainstream topic of conversation. But the peer-to-peer payment system is making headlines again. Discount shopping site Overstock has plans to accept Bitcoin by June, making it one of the first major retailers to do so.
Although you might have been disappointed to see that things like wine and milk are destined to be more expensive this year, there's still good financial news on the horizon! Analysts predict certain products will see significant price cuts in the coming months. From 4K TVs to used cars, we've rounded up a list of 13 things you can expect to spend less on this year.
No longer coming to breakfast tables across America: Cheerios containing genetically modified organisms. Anti-GMO advocates are hailing the change as a major victory. But critics say the move is just a corporation cashing in on a cause célèbre. Read on to explore the controversy that's headed for a supermarket aisle near you.
Owning a portable generator is a great investment for dialing up the quality of your tailgate party with video and audio on a sumptuous widescreen TV, or just being prepared for winter power outages. But generators come in many shapes, sizes, and (most importantly) price points. Thus, we've created a helpful guide to picking a portable generator.
This week, we've learned that 4K content is more a forgone conclusion than a far-off dream. Companies like Netflix and Amazon have partnered with studios to create native 4K shows and movies, while Sony already boasts a library of up-converted 4K content. One TV manufacturer has bet the farm on 4K, choosing to drop 3D support altogether. With the sudden surge in ultra HD media availability, one thing is certain: the arguments against 4K are getting weaker.
Ah the groaning sounds of gluttonous holiday bodies as they jump on the New Year's resolution treadmill to get in shape. Fortunately for those of us with the resolutions to trim budgets and waistlines, we have a list of six pieces of fitness equipment that will help you get in shape this year and cost under $100.
A recent study shows that many people put off buying their holiday gifts in the hopes of getting 70% off. While we see stores offer such discounts on a regular basis, that tactic can sometimes lead to retail heartache if you're shopping for something specific.
If you've ever walked into a Walmart and thought, "Wow, I could totally live here. Zombie apocalypse destination confirmed," then you are both strange and correct. Most of the megaretailer's stores will let folks stay in the parking lot overnight.
While we're sure 2014 will be filled with new and exciting price drops, logic implies that some of our favorite things are just going to cost more. Here at DealNews, we've been watching the trends and can report that consumers should see price hikes on some unexpected goods and services in the coming year. From beloved foods and restaurants, to cars and smartphones these 11 things will be more expensive in 2014.
Last month, Amazon Instant Video customers were unable to stream several Disney Christmas specials, even if they had already purchased the titles. While Amazon quickly restored access to the specials, the event has reignited a conversation about the morass that is digital media ownership. When you purchase digital content, does that mean you own it?