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Serious Luxury: 7 Insanely Expensive Things for Your Home

Everyone loves to think about what they would buy if they won the lottery. So we've rounded up the most expensive luxuries for the home that we could find — as well as normally-priced dishwashers, fridges, and tubs, just for comparison.

Where to Watch Free Movies and TV Online

The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming, and we've compiled a list of the best free (and cheap) streaming websites.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August is a fantastic month for shopping, but you still need to shop wisely. Back-to-school sales and state sales tax holidays mean laptop deals are hot — but watch out for Apple's notoriously bad discounts. That, plus travel, patio furniture, and more!

Back-to-School Savings: Cowboom, Sears, & Amazon are Top of the Class

Preparing to head back to school for a new term, whether you're big or small, is rarely a joyous affair. But some of our favorite stores are offering school-ready tech items, clothing, and backpacks at prices worth celebrating. We've rounded up the very best back-to-school sales.

Amazon's First Fire Phone Commercial: It's All About the Prime

Amazon released its first Fire Phone TV commercial, and you'd think the store would hype the device's unique features, right? Instead, the ad spot talks a lot about that sizable freebie that comes with the phone, Amazon Prime. But as it turns out, this isn't all that surprising.

Best Smartphone Deals: Top-Reviewed iOS, Android, and Windows Models

We're big believers that used and refurbished goods, when purchased wisely, can be an amazing way to get great deals on devices that are practically as good as when they came out of the factory. This week's best smartphone deals are not only used or refurbished: they also offer the freedom of being unlocked or pre-paid. There's an affordable iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4G, and much more.

Best HDTV Deals: 2 PC Mag Award-Winning TVs From $319

This week's best TV deals are loaded with Editors' Choice sets, starting with a 50" LG plasma model that has hit rock bottom at $399. We've also found two PC Mag Editors' Choice budget TVs starting at just $319. Last but not least, Dell Home offers an unbeatable LG TV bundle complete with Blu-ray player and $150 gift card.

5 Reasons Why Now is the Time to Invest in a Canon Camera

Rarely do we focus an entire roundup on a single brand. But the folks at Canon are proving our belief that factory-refurbished electronics provide some of the best deals around, with digital camera sales to fit any budget.

Weekend Jolt: Vonage Phone System for Free, Cheapest Ever Acer 16" Laptop

Whether you're shopping to enable self-improvement or procrastination, we've found a host of new sales and savings to help you save big on small treats. Dick's Sporting Goods is hosting its best ever sale, while you can bag the cheapest ever Acer 16" laptop at Fry's. These deal, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Video Review: Is a Ziploc Bag as Good as a Waterproof Case for Your Gadget?

The beach. Water parks. The toilet. These are all places where your beloved iPhone can find itself taking a nasty, warranty-voiding bath. Several items on the market purport to keep your gadgets dry in these situations, but how well do they really work? And do you have to spend a lot to get acceptable water protection?

Rumor Roundup: Power Rangers Reboot? iPhone 6 Colors?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Superman, Super Smash Bros., 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.

Is Apple Selling Discounted Apple Gadgets on eBay Again?

Apple took deal hunters by surprise last year when we discovered it was selling its products on eBay at prices lower than the Apple Store. Thirteen months later and it looks like they're at it again, as we've found a number of Apple-certified pre-owned iPhones, complete with 1-year Apple warranties, for sale on eBay.

Are Smartwatches a Smart Buy? Reviews Show Common Problems

Apple didn't release a smartwatch last month as expected, but it's still rumored to be on the horizon. With the field already crowded, consumer site Fixya compiled smartwatch reviews and common complaints, and found that they might not be ready for most consumers yet.

Rumor Roundup: Selfie Phone? Governor Clooney? Thinnest iPhone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about the iPhone, George Clooney, Microsoft, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup.

FTC Accuses T-Mobile of Knowingly Charging Customers for Scam Fees

The FTC proposes that T-Mobile has been knowingly profiting from "cramming" scams, in which third party retailers bill customers through another service provider. Since the carrier's bills often don't itemize third-party charges, they have been difficult for consumers to spot. In fact, the FTC estimates that only one in 20 victims are even aware that they're being habitually charged.

Even High-End 4K TVs Are Dropping to Bargain Bin Prices

4K TVs are dropping in price faster than we initially thought. And not just off-brand 4K TVs, but name-brand sets from the likes of Sony and LG. We've spotted a few deals and models we think early adopters should keep an eye on.

Rumor Roundup: So Many iWatch Rumors! Plus: Star Wars and Nanobots!

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iWatch, Google nanobots, 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!

Android TV: The Streaming Market is About to Get Crowded

Between the Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon's nascent Fire TV, the set-top streaming box has finally come into its own. But now, it looks like Google is poised to push this technology into even more living rooms.

Thursday Jolt: 60 BIC Pens for $4

With the end of the week in sight, we're feeling spend-thrifty and self-indulgent. We've spotted a free $25 credit offer for new AmEx customers, a 10-app Mac software bundle for whatever you want to pay, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case, Will Now Pay Big Fees in Order to Stream TV

In a divided 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the broadcasters in ABC v. Aereo. This ruling leaves the future of Aereo and its many subscribers in limbo, as the TV-streaming service will now be forced to pay hefty fees in order to continue providing content for subscribers.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free — and there are certain types of items that are regularly available without a charge. From smartphones to restaurant food, here are the top 15 categories for freebies.

The Amazon Fire Phone Might Go on Sale Sooner Than You'd Expect

Although Amazon's 32GB Fire Phone is aggressively priced at $199, we rabid deal hunters are already trying to figure out how we can purchase it for less. To find out how long we have to wait for the first wave of deals, we examined deals on current Android smartphones along with price cuts on existing and previous-generation Amazon products.

6 Reasons Why the Amazon Fire Phone is Different

Amazon has joined the ranks of Google and Apple with its just-announced Fire smartphone. Before you dismiss this handheld as just another competitor in an already-crowded market, take a closer look. The Amazon Fire phone packs features that could put some of today's best handhelds to shame.

Would You Buy Amazon's Smartphone if the Retailer Paid for Your Data?

A new report by the Wall Street Journal indicates the Amazon smartphone will be an AT&T exclusive. But Amazon may have another trick up its sleeve as rumors indicate Amazon may pay for part of its customers' data bill by using a hybrid of AT&T's Sponsored Data program.

The Best Stores for Deals on Apple Laptops, iPads, and iPhones

Apple devices are some of the most sought-after products in the gadget world, but many consumers don't realize that where you buy your Apple gear largely determines how much you'll pay for it. We rated the retailers with the best deals on today's Apple tech from the iPhone to the iPad.

VIDEO: Our Amazon Fire TV Review Reveals When You'll Get a Discount

We recently got our hands on the new Amazon Fire TV and thought we'd give it a try. Not only does this video review take you through some feature highlights, but we'll also tell you when you can expect to see a discount.

Best HDTV Deals: Get a 39" TV for Just $205 After a Gift Card

Whether you're looking for a new big-screen TV to watch the upcoming World Cup or just want a small set to keep you company in the kitchen, this week's best TV deals have you covered. We've got two 39" TVs that come with sizable free gift cards, as well as a massive discount on a 65" 4K TV.

Rumor Roundup: 3D Amazon Phone? Google Satellites? Microsoft Smartwatch?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Amazon, Google, Smartwatches, 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!

Rumor Roundup: Round iWatch? More 'Community'? Mortal Kombat?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about iWatch, Community, Mortal Kombat, and more? Well, neither are we! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup.

This Might Explain Why There Have Been Such Great Samsung Galaxy S5 Deals

Leaked photos from tech blog PhoneArena have revealed what looks like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, a rumored smartphone that pushes the limits of the current Galaxy S5. If true, the new phone could be the reason we've been seeing killer deals on the current Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 to Hit $0 Before Black Friday

The Samsung Galaxy S5, which has quickly become a media darling smartphone, will soon enter the DealNews hall of fame. It is on track to hit $0 (subsidized) before Black Friday, a feat that took its two predecessors much longer to accomplish.

Get the Facts on a Supreme Court Case That Could Change TV Forever

Aereo, the company that rents antennas to watch over-the-air TV, is being sued in the Supreme Court by the nation's broadcasters for copyright infringement. In the meantime, we decided to take a look at this case from the consumer's perspective. The decision could affect not only Aereo customers, but traditional antenna users as well. Read on for our breakdown of how home antennas work, why Aereo is different, and how this case affects everybody.