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Thursday Morning Jolt: Sharpie 12-Packs for $2, HTC One M8 Bundle For Free

Whether you're a dedicated student using your time and money to prepare for next semester or you're trying to make the most of that hard-earned free time, we've found a selection of savings to help you with the cause. Staples has dropped Sharpie 12-packs to just $1.50, while T-Mobile is offering new customers a HTC One M8 bundle for absolutely nothing. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Best Audio Deals: $63 off Harman's CNET-Approved Bluetooth Headphones

Having the right audio setup will make the music even more mesmerizing. That's why today we're highlighting five Editors' Choice audio deals. Save $63 on a pair of Harman Kardon Bluetooth headphones, earn a $20 Sears credit with the purchase of some Nakamichi headphones, and get a Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker for just $50.

Best HDTV Deals: Samsung Plasma Sales Begin, Editors' Choice TVs from $250

From 4K TVs to 720p plasmas, this week's best TV deals include something for everyone: an Editors' Choice 43" plasma, which has reached its all-time lowest price; Seiki's 55" 4K HDTV for just shy of $600; and for budget-minded shoppers, the 42" Changhong LCD, which comes in at $250.

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.

This MakerBot Replicator 2 Dropped $800 in 5 Days. Wait, What?!

In the past month, and the past week especially, the 3D printer price landscape has changed drastically. For a clear example that 3D printer prices are coming down in a big way, you need look no further than a couple of Editors' Choice MakerBot bargains.

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.

Buy This, Not That: The 10 Best Gifts for Mother's Day

Moms are kind of like superheroes. They perform physical acts no ordinary human could, take care of everybody's needs before they're needed, and function on minimal sleep and gratitude. So how will you repay her this Mother's Day?

Streaming Wars Escalate: Hulu Will Be Free to Stream on Mobile

Starting this summer, Hulu fans will be able to watch select Hulu programming for free from their mobile devices without the need for a paid Hulu Plus subscription. The move is a major change, though it's unclear what content will be available.

Running With Scissors: 7 Myths About Cutting the Cable Cord

If the headlines are to be believed, consumers are abandoning cable in droves. But the truth is actually a lot more complicated than the news has led you to believe. In an effort to help you decide whether cable abandonment is right for you, we're tackling seven major cord-cutting myths. Read on to find out whether all cord-cutters are pirates, how much money you could actually save, and more!

Quick & Dirty Guide: The Difference Between a Streaming Stick & Set-Top Box

As Amazon Fire TV bursts onto the market to compete with streamers like the Roku 3 and Apple TV, you may be wondering what these set-top boxes offer over cheaper streaming sticks — specifically Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick.

Rumors: Android Gets Into Leather? iWatch Will Cost an Arm and a Leg?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about the iWatch, Android, Holly Hunter, 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!

Of the Latest Android Phones, the HTC One (M8) Comes Out On Top

We decided to take a look at how the current front-runners in the Android smartphone market — the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G Pro 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Moto X — measure up.

How Does the Amazon Fire TV Stack Up Against the Roku and Apple TV?

Move over Apple and Roku, Amazon is heating up the battle for your living room with its new set-top box streamer, Fire TV. But is Amazon's contender a viable option for users who just want to stream Netflix on the cheap? Here's how the much-anticipated streamer stacks up against the competition.