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5 Deals You Need to Know This Morning: Rechargeable LED Flashlight for Just $3

Treat yourself to a new pair of men's Nike sneakers, which have hit an all-time low. See this offer and more in our roundup of the five best Editors' Choice deals we found last night and this morning.

September Is the PERFECT Time to Buy These 9 Things

Thanks to the overlap of Labor Day, summer clearance, and back-to-school sales, September is a great time to buy everything from clothes to TVs. So while the end of summer may be upon us, the best deals of the year are only now just beginning.

What to Expect From 2016 Labor Day Sales

Labor Day is just around the corner, and stores are going to close out the summer with some of their hottest deals on apparel, electronics, and shoes. We crunched the numbers and landed on some predictions for what you can expect to save during Labor Day this year.

Amazon Fire TV vs. Fire TV Stick: Which One Should You Get?

Amazon isn't the biggest name in streaming devices, but has two worthwhile options. We break down the details to help you find out whether the compact Fire TV Stick or the more expensive Fire TV has the features you need.

Best HDTV Deals: Cut the Cord and Save Hundreds With These 4K Sets

Looking to justify the cost of a 4K upgrade? How about ditching your cable bill? This week's roundup of the best TV deals offers a variety of 4K cord-cutters. Read on to save!

The Top 5 Geekiest Picks From ThinkGeek's Clearance Sale

At ThinkGeek, a selection of clearance items are currently marked up to 80% off. To help you find some new toys, we've chosen five fun items from the sale that you didn't even know you needed.

If You Want a Cheap iPhone, Wait Until September

If you're thinking of buying a new iPhone right now, don't do it! You could save a small fortune by delaying that iPhone purchase until September, when Apple is set to unveil the next models. We'll tell you when and how far the iPhone prices will fall, so you can get an idea of whether it's really worth waiting.

10 Things You Didn't Know Amazon Alexa Could Do

Everyone knows Amazon's Alexa excels at useful jobs like playing music, making grocery lists, and giving weather forecasts. But you're missing out! We browsed the app's extensive Skills section to find 10 things you didn't know Alexa could do.

Is the Amazon Tap Worth Buying?

Amazon expanded its speaker range this year with the Tap, a portable Bluetooth speaker that uses the Alexa voice assistant. Learn more about the Amazon Tap, how it compares to similar speakers, and whether you should consider buying it.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season is an expensive time of year for parents. From detailed budgets to spending on quality, here are 14 dos and don'ts to help you make the most of your back-to-school budget this year.

10 Handy Tips to Make Your Laptop Run Faster

Whether you're Team Mac or Team PC, we've found 10 simple tricks you can try out on your laptop to improve its performance. If your rig is running slower than molasses, these tips can help restore your productivity.

3 Easy Ways to Use Your Phone Abroad (Without Going Broke)

No one wants to return home with a giant cell phone bill after traveling overseas. Here's how to call, text, and use data in another country — and not spend too much money.

How to Really Erase All Personal Data From Your Laptop, Tablet, or Phone

Selling or giving away a device is economical, but shouldn't become an opportunity to lose private data. Short of destroying the processor (which will definitely hurt the resale value), here are the best ways to totally delete the data on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

6 Back-to-School Items You Should Wait to Buy

Last year, the average family with children in grades K-12 planned to spend about $630 on back-to-school shopping. If you're looking to save money on the annual ritual, wait to buy these six back-to-school items until after school starts.

Verizon Plans are About to Get More Expensive, but at Least You'll Get More Data

Verizon's prices are going up, but it's also increasing the amount of data for each plan. Existing customers won't be forced into these new plans, but will these adjustments be enough to persuade new customers to switch?

4 Things People Without Kids Should Buy During Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents, you might be missing out on some good deals. Here are four great back-to-school buys that people without kids should consider.

6 Hidden Costs of Being in a Wedding Party

Being a bridesmaid or groomsman is fun, but it sure can be expensive. So what exactly are you paying for? We outline the six biggest costs of being in a wedding and offer tips on how you can save on each.

7 Things to Buy in July (and 5 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

In the gulch between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you might think sales are hard to come by, but the opposite is true. Shopping heats up in July, with stores offering everything from rare discounts on in-season apparel to desperately needed air conditioners.

10 Must-Have ThinkGeek Items for Any True Nerd

We rounded up ThinkGeek's 10 best-selling items for 2016, featuring weird watches, glowing hoodies, and a whole lotta Star Wars stuff. Trust us: These items will have you reaching for your credit card faster than you can say, "Han shot first."

The 10 Best Things to Buy With That Amazon Prime Now Coupon

Amazon is taking $10 off first-time Amazon Prime Now orders of $20 or more. Believe it or not, that's one of the best dollar-off coupons we've seen from the mega-retailer in years. This coupon yields some fantastic deals on household necessities.

3 Ways to Make Your Time at the Airport Less Terrible

Passengers thinking about the 4th of July holiday weekend still have time to upgrade their airport and flying experience — and avoid those long security lines. Here are three ways to make your next air travel experience more comfortable.

How to Try Amazon Echo's Alexa Before You Buy

Amazon has released a free browser version of of its voice-activated personal assistant, but it's not intended to recreate the full Echo experience. We'll show you how to test out Alexa before you drop $130 or more.

Here's Why We'll Be Listing GearBest Deals Again

After numerous complaints, we chose to stop listing GearBest deals to protect our readers from frequent order problems. But after contacting the store and finding reasonable solutions, we're ready to start listing its deals again — but not without some serious precautions.

10 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Big Event This Week

Though there was a notable lack of new hardware, Apple crammed a ton of info into its WWDC 2016 keynote. Here are 10 of the most stand-out things from the presentation, including an OS update and an Apple Music revamp.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. Happily, with a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find things ranging from music to a month of Amazon Prime being given away for nothing.

Rumors: Is Samsung Working on a Flexible Smartphone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about iTunes, Goonies, bendable phones, and more? Neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the internet into the Rumor Roundup!

Rumors: Is Apple Phasing Out the MacBook Air?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Google, Red Dead Redemption, and more? Neither are we! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone's Battery Life

It's not always obvious how to keep our handheld devices fully (or partially) charged. To that end, we've gathered up the 10 best tips for squeezing extra life out of your phone's battery.

5 Things to Buy in June (and 3 Things You Should Definitely Skip)

The first full month of summer means hot deals on... lingerie and donuts? Plus, get the lowdown on summer apparel, grills, laptops, and more.

Rumors: Is an All-Glass iPhone in the Works?

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

Retailers Giving Back: Shop These Memorial Day Deals for Veterans!

In an effort to show their appreciation this Memorial Day, some retailers are teaming up with SheerID to offer exclusive discounts to military members and their families. We've rounded up the best Memorial Day deals for veterans, those on active duty, reservists, National Guardsmen and women, retirees, and their families.

Rumors: Is Wireless Charging Coming to the iPhone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, The Sims, English food, and more? Neither are we! That's why we've put all the latest speculations from the internet in one place, the Rumor Roundup!