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Wednesday Jolt: Jaw-Dropping Surface 3 Deal, Xbox One and 3 Games for $240

Today you can snap up a Surface 3 tablet at its lowest-ever price, or score a refurbished Xbox One bundle for $150 less than the cost of a new unit. These offers and more are in our list of the five best Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

Best HDTV Deals: Sony 4K Low by $200, Refurb 43" From $239

While it's always tempting to get the biggest and best TV you can find, not everyone has the space or need for such a grand machine. And with so much attention being paid to 4K TVs, it's also a great time to get a deal on a 1080p set, as this week's TV deals show.

Apple Now Accepts Cracked iPhones for Trade In

A cracked or damaged iPhone used to mean shelling out for a new screen, or a whole new phone. But now, Apple is helping those with broken phones skip repairs — by moving straight to upgrades.

Best Wearable Deals: Apple Watches from $249, $9 Bluetooth Smartwatch

The popularity of wearables is definitely on the rise, and you don't want to miss out! If you're still in the market for a smartwatch or activity tracker, and think you can't afford it, think again! And then check out The week's best wearable deals.

Circuit City Is Back From the Dead

This spring, consumers might be surprised to see a familiar name in electronics stores return. Circuit City, thought to be just a relic of the 90s, is coming back.

Ask an Editor: When is the Best Time to Buy a TV?

Our readers asked, and we're answering! November is undoubtedly the best time of year to purchase a new HDTV. But keep in mind, new models are typically released early the following year.

4 Things You Might Consider Renting — And Whether You Should Buy Them Instead

Have you ever been in a conundrum when it comes to renting vs. buying something? With new technology and better information, the decision to buy or rent changes. So here's a guide to help you decide whether buying or renting is best for you in four common situations.

Best Phone Deals: Refurbished iPhone 6 Plus for $490, HTC Desire

Has your phone met with an unfortunate accident? Are you just looking to upgrade your smartphone? Look no further! Here, we bring you the week's best phone deals.

Super Bowl 50 Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Save on This Year's Party

Even if you don't care about the actual game, throwing or attending a Super Bowl party is an annual ritual. If you're opening up your home to friends, family, and neighbors, here are nine ways to save money on your Super Bowl party.

New Apple Watch in March! (Just Kidding, It's Just Bands)

Back in December, reports that Apple would release the Watch 2 in March made some hold off on buying a first-gen model. Unfortunately, new reports point to a Watch 2 release in the fall — which means it might be time to jump on a deal.

Shop Wisely With These 6 Great Store Credit Cards

You have to be diligent in how you use and pay for the purchases you make with a store credit card, if you want to realize the greatest savings and benefits. To ensure you get the most out of your shopping trips, here are six of the best store credit cards available.

Did You Buy A "Hoverboard" From Amazon? Get a Refund!

Known by many different names — though "hoverboard seems most ubiquitous — these misnamed personal vehicles were at the top of all the holiday gift hype lists. And then the fire reports started rolling in. Lucky for consumers, Amazon is taking the initiative to offer easy refunds for those purchased on their site.

Buyer Beware: This Store Is Canceling Orders Left and Right

Complaints for TigerDirect experienced a sharp increase in the last month of 2015. The most common issue is orders being canceled without notice or refund.

Mobile Shopping on the Rise: What Stores Do You Shop on Your Phone?

The convenience of shopping on smartphones has become an undeniable trend. Its widespread appeal is made apparent by the sheer volume of holiday sales that were completed on mobile devices in 2015. Are you making the most of mobile shopping?

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a DSLR Camera

Photography is a difficult hobby to break into. Not only do you have to master a dictionary of technical jargon, but all of the equipment is delicate and expensive. Worry not, fledgling photogs, because help is on the way!

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest TV Technologies

Buying a new TV can lead you into a minefield of unfamiliar jargon, making it tricky to work out which set is really the best one for you. Don't worry. We're here to cut through the noise and explain what's really worth worrying about on the TV tech horizon.

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Save You Money

It's time to start formulating your resolutions for 2016, and wouldn't it be awesome if this year's list included ways to save money? Here are seven fresh New Year's resolutions for you to consider.

What Does Refurbished Mean? How to Tell the Difference Between Not-New Items

Refurbished items usually mean great deals, with big discounts off a product's retail price. But it can be hard to figure out just what "refurbished" means. We'll walk you through the terms you're likely to run into when you buy refurbished, used, or anything that's not brand new, so you can make an informed buying decision.

11 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup — And One That Will Deliver the Same Day!

Christmas Eve is just a couple days away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 11 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you.

More Power to You: 6 Alternatives to Apple's iPhone Battery Case

Apple's new battery pack case for its iPhone 6/6s has left some longtime Apple fans less than impressed. For those turned off by the case's shortcomings, we've rounded up six alternative battery extension options.

15 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for Free for the Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner, and as we approach Santa's big debut, retailers are spreading a little holiday cheer of their own by discounting speedier shipping options to ensure delivery by Christmas Eve.

A New Apple Watch Is Coming: Should You Buy a Deal Now or Wait?

Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will be unveiled in March, so should you bother scoring a good deal on an Apple Watch now?

Best Stocking Stuffer Deals Under $10: From Jelly Beans to Batteries

Hopefully at this stage in the Christmas shopping game, you have the heavy lifting out of the way and only need to buy the little things: the stocking stuffers. To help you and Santa fill your sacks, we've rounded up the best Editors' Choice deals under $10 to fill stockings of every stripe.

Rumor Roundup: YouTube Getting Better Content? PlayStation 2 Games?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, PlayStation 4, YouTube Red, and more? Well, neither are we! *highfives* That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

17 Gifts That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

Rumor Roundup: Amazon Instant Video Coming to Apple TV?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, BlackBerrys, Consoles, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Will Apple Remove the Headphones Jack on the iPhone 7?

The iPhone 6s was just launched, but we're already hearing crazy rumors about the iPhone 7. Will Apple remove the headphone jack to make the phone thinner and force users to use the Lightning jack instead?

Black Friday 2015 Cheers & Jeers: What Store Had the Best Deals?

Before we can at last close the door on Black Friday 2015, we've got some amusing tidbits and major gripes to share. We polled the people in the trenches, DealNews' own writers and editors, and then consulted our deal records from the past week to come up with this year's list of Cheers and Jeers.

Do You Need Renters Insurance? What Is it and What Does it Cost?

If you rent, then renters insurance protects the contents of your home, whether you're living in an apartment or renting a house with a roommate. For most renters, we're pretty sure that having renters insurance is a good buy — but let's dig into exactly what it is, what it does for you, and whether you really need it.

The Top 10 Stores for Cyber Monday Deals in 2015

Move over Black Friday, it's time to start shopping for Cyber Monday! From Crocs to Dell Home, here's the top 10 stores to shop at during the Cyber Monday shopping weekend.

6 Songs That Will Get You in the Mood for Black Friday Week

Every year, Black Friday deals seem to roll around a little sooner, making the deal season last longer than ever before. And yet, there are still no traditional Black Friday songs. So, we've slightly modified six existing holiday classics to reflect the most wonderful time of the DealNews year.

Black Friday TVs 2015: 60" Sets Will Offer the Best Bang for Your Buck

Of all the tech devices that go on sale during Black Friday, few items see as many discounts as televisions. This year, big-screen TVs will drop to affordably cheap prices, while smaller 32" TVs will hit bargain bin levels for deals.