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Apple's New HomePod Costs $349 (and Other Essential Things to Know)

If you're considering outfitting your home with a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, you should know about a new option: Apple HomePod. What's it do? Read on for everything you need to know about Apple's latest gadget.

5 Deals You Need to Know Today: The Sweet Sound of Savings on Portable Speakers

Take your pick from three sizes of portable speakers today, saving at least $42 and as much as $71 in the process. Check out these offers and more in our roundup of the top five Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

Best TV Deals: Get a 55" 4K TV for Only $300!

Whether you want a loaded HDR 4K TV or something dramatically more modest, this week's roundup of the best TV deals has something to suit your needs. Read on to save hundreds!

RadioShack Is Having a Very Sad Store Closing Sale on Twitter

In what might be the biggest and saddest garage sale the nation has ever seen, former reader-favorite RadioShack is selling its pre-owned shelving, printer paper, and clipboards off in order to bring in some sales before it finally closes its doors.

7 Gifts NOT to Buy a Graduate

Graduation season is upon us! Knowing what not to buy is perhaps just as important as knowing what you should gift your grad. Unless you want your gift to end up in the garbage bin, heed the advice in this handy guide.

8 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's New Echo Show

Amazon has added a new gadget to its Echo speaker lineup: Echo Show, a WiFi-connected device with a 7" touchscreen and front-facing camera. Here's everything you need to know about Echo Show, including its main features, requirements, and limitations.

7 Best Buys From Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale

For tech aficionados and casual entertainment seekers alike, Best Buy is a fun place to browse. So it's pretty exciting when Best Buy's Memorial Day Deals go live — there's something for everyone. We've rounded up seven items probably on your wishlist that are now available at a discount.

11 Whimsical Picks From the Kate Spade Surprise Sale

It's not that everyday life is dull, but sometimes it's nice to encounter a little bit of whimsy to keep things exciting. Example: Kate Spade, the queen of tasteful eccentricity. Get some of her pieces now at up to 75% off during the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. Here are 11 totally justifiable buys with a touch of frivolity.

All the iPhone 8 Rumors You Need to Know

Buzz about new iPhones will only build as we move closer to fall, when Apple is expected to announce its latest generation. To help tide you over, here we examine all the latest rumors about the highly anticipated flagship.

9 Things You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S8

In the market for a new Android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy S8 — one of the most anticipated phones of the year — recently made its debut. Before you place an order, check out everything you need to know about this handset.

5 Must-Have Apps to Take Your Streaming to the Next Level

If you've got a Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or other streaming device, you should be using third-party apps and services. Otherwise, you're missing out on DVR capabilities, organizing your media library, and more. Here are five apps to get you started.

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

Good news/bad news time: With prices always dropping, it's always a good time to buy a TV, but never the best time. However, we've crunched the numbers to show how to get the best possible price on a TV when you need it.

When's The Best Time to Buy the Most Popular Smartphones?

Phones usually see the best discounts a few months after they're released, and all phones used to be released at major industry events in January or February — meaning spring and summer was always the best time to buy.

But now, different brands follow their own schedules, so the best time to get a new Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone, or LG G6 might be different.

6 Picks From Jet.com's Electronics Sale That Make Life Easier

Science fiction is full of cool technology that would definitely change lives if it were real — teleportation, hoverboards, invisibility cloaks, jetpacks, exoskeleton suits. But the real world also has some neat gadgets, and until March 5 you can grab a few at Jet.com as it cuts an extra 30% off select electronics. We've rounded up six items that will improve your daily existence.

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data, but It'll Cost You

You can finally get unlimited data plans on all the major carriers again, but the cost and catches might not be worth it.

Has Your Vizio Smart TV Been Spying on You?

The FTC announced recently that Vizio was to pay $2.2 million in fines for tracking and sharing private data without its customers' consent. If you've bought a Smart TV from Vizio since 2014, you might be affected.

Here's All the Ways You Can Watch Super Bowl LI

Given the many ways people receive television programming these days, you might be wondering exactly how you're going to watch the Super Bowl. Here are your options!

Buying a TV Is Easy When You Know These Terms

Right up until the 2000s, all you needed was a modestly sized TV with cathode ray tubes, a perfectly square screen, and a plug in the back for your VCR. But times have changed, and we're here to help you sort through the jargon and find the right set for your needs.

HTC Released New Phones! Here's What You Need to Know

HTC just unveiled its new flagship phones, each boasting a bunch of new features. From AI to missing headphone jacks, get the scoop on the new Ultra and Play phones.

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Phone

Going with a less-than-new phone can save you a bundle. But if you choose poorly, you could end up with a non-functioning phone and no return policy. Here's what you need to know about buying a used cell phone — and seven questions to ask before doing so.

The Amazon Echo Is Sold Out Until the End of January

This Bluetooth-speaker/voice-activated personal assistant was Amazon's hit of the Christmas season, and it won't be back in stock until the end of the month. But there are several alternatives, and maybe even a few stores where you can still find it.

DirectTV vs. Sling vs. PlayStation: Which Live Streaming Service Is Best for You?

DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV can offer live and on-demand viewing of your favorite channels. Here's an in-depth comparison of these three streaming services, so you can decide if you should cut the cable cord.

7 As Seen On TV Products That Are Actually Worth Buying

Products sold on infomercials often look great at 3 am, and are junk in person. But a few of these kitchen, automotive, and household items really are useful — and available at low, low prices!

The Top FREE Apps to Help Your New Year's Resolutions Succeed

The new year is here, and you've probably made a few resolutions. While it's true that every year many people fail these commitments, you don't have to be one of those. We've rounded up some of the most popular resolutions, and the free apps that'll help you succeed this year.

Your Ultimate Guide to Samsung Galaxy S7 Accessories

Samsung's line of Galaxy accessories is as performance-oriented and aesthetically pleasing as the smartphones themselves. Here's a look at some of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge accessories you should consider picking up.

The Best Cheap Gifts Under $10, $20, and $50

Your gift-buying days may be numbered, but you don't have to break the bank to be a generous giver. Just take a gander at these wallet-friendly gift ideas, which are cleverly arranged by price.

7 Budget-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Tech Fans

From cables to quadcopters, these seven budget-friendly tech items are sure to please the gadget lovers in your life without breaking the bank.

Best Cyber Week TVs You Can Still Get: The Lowest Price We've Seen for a 55" LG

If you managed to miss out on Black Friday or Cyber Monday TV offers, we've got you covered. We've highlighted all the best Cyber Week TV deals that you can still score. Don't wait too long though or you might miss out again!

Best Cyber Week Audio You Can Still Get: Lowest Ever for This Bluetooth Speaker

Even if Cyber Monday passed you by, it's still possible to get great audio deals. We've rounded up the best prices on headphones and speakers to help you save.

Ask an Expert: Are Smart TVs Ever As Good As Dedicated Streaming Players?

With so many Smart TV options around, is it still worth buying a Roku or other dedicated streaming player? Read about what streaming media players and smart TVs offer in terms of content, interface, and other features, so you can pick the best option for you.

Cyber Monday Electronics Deals: Knock $120 Off a Go-Anywhere GoPro

Oh, the struggle! You're back at work, but you can also find great Cyber Monday deals now! To help you out, we curated a list of the best electronics deals you shouldn't miss!

Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals: Lowest EVER for 256GB iPhone 7

Cyber Monday is finally here and so are the deals! We've rounded up the best prices on iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. Read on to save, but be sure to check back as we'll be updating this page.
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