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10 Ways to Boost Cell Phone Battery Life

You might not be able to get to a charger, but you can still preserve your phone's power. Here's how to turn off juice-draining functions, apps, and more.

The 10 Best Mother's Day Coupons From Szul, KitchenAid, ShoeBuy

Everyone loves a good coupon, especially your mom! To help you save a bundle on Mother's Day gifts and other things you might be purchasing this week, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons around. Save 20% on spa deals from Groupon, get 15% off jewelry from Szul, and take 20% off at KitchenAid.

The Week's Best Freebies: Free LEGO Star Wars Set, 2 Months of Audible

Everyone knows the best things in life are free (or nearly free)! That's why we're bringing you another roundup of the week's best freebies. Read on to see how you can score free LEGOs, an Audible membership, and more.

What to Expect From 2015 Mother's Day Deals

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Since traditional gifts like flowers and jewelry are in high demand before the holiday, it's unlikely that you'll get the very best prices. However, our research shows there are still Mother's Day deals to be had, if you know where to look. Make your mama proud and read on to find out which gifts will offer big savings in 2015.

Best Audio Deals for Mom: 5 Rockin' Gifts for Less Than $40 Each

Whether she stopped your tears with Nine Inch Nails or taught you to rap like Nicki Minaj, your musical mom rocks. Show her you care by selecting a present from this week's best audio deals. Mother's Day is less than two weeks away, so the time to order your gift is now!

Best HDTV Deals: Save $250 on a 2015 Vizio 4K TV, Get a VERY Cheap 52" TV

Included in this week's best TV deals is an Editors' Choice sale that takes $250 off Vizio's second-generation 2015 4K UDHTV. If your budget only allows for a smaller set, we've also found $100 off Sony's new 2015 40" 1080p HDTV.

How to Save Money at Newegg

Newegg sells an extensive selection of computer hardware and parts, plus electronics, home and garden products, office supplies, sporting goods, health and beauty, and more. Here are the types of discounts you can expect to find at Newegg, and tips on how you can save on your next purchase.

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Online Coupon Codes

Coupons are everywhere online these days, but it can take some know-how to optimize them. We look at how to find coupons, identify the biggest savings, and use them successfully while troubleshooting any problems.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May

May typically marks the start of beach season, but before you hit the shore, you'll want to check out our May buying guide, which lists the sales you need to watch out for this month, as well as those items you shouldn't buy.

12 Things You Need to Know Before Buying the Apple Watch

After years of rumors and anticipation, Apple's smartwatch is finally within reach. But before you make that Apple Watch purchase, find out which nuances are getting the most buzz and what you may not like about Apple's latest gadget.

HBO Now Goes Live in Time for 'Game of Thrones,' and the First Month is Free

Despite a few sign-in hiccups, HBO Now has officially gone live for both Apple TV/iOS users and Optimum Online subscribers. But will HBO be able to iron out any kinks ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere?

What Will the Apple Watch's Resale Value Be?

Those on the fence about buying the Apple Watch may want to consider what costs they're likely to recoup if they find the watch collecting dust on the shelf after a few months. And while Apple products generally hold their value well, the Apple Watch could be unpredictable.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

Rumor Roundup: Are Curved Screens Hard to Make? (Who Knew?!)

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Samsung, Apple, Youtube, Apple, and more? (Seriously, it's pretty Apple-heavy this week.) Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Accident Prone? HTC Will Now Replace Select Smartphones for Free During the First Year

From cracked screens to the accidental dip in the toilet, HTC's new Uh-Oh Protection plan will replace your damaged HTC smartphone for free, one time, with no questions asked. Sound too good to be true? We break down HTC's new plan for you.

2 Changes That May Affect the Price of Your Next Laptop

Budget shoppers take note: Recent rumors indicate that Microsoft is in the process of tweaking its Windows 8.1 with Bing program, and AMD is trying to clear out its processor inventory. Find out what you can do now to score a deal on a budget laptop soon.

Virtual Reality is Becoming a Reality, But Should You Buy Now?

Many manufacturers have high-profile VR goggles in the works, but only less immersive options are available now. We look at the benefits currently available, and what's on the horizon — and what you can expect in terms of pricing.

Why Your Next Phone Should Be a Refurb

Demand for refurbished smartphones is steadily rising, thanks to the selection of recent models available at great prices. And with factory-refurbished items with reliable warranties, it's never been a better time to consider a refurb phone.

Why You Should Sell Your Samsung Galaxy S5 Before April

The resale value of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will drop quickly once the recently-announced S6 is actually available, so you might want to sell the device soon in order to get the highest value possible.

VIDEO: Is $17K for an Apple Watch Ridiculous... or VERY Ridiculous?

At its recent event, Apple formally introduced us to the Apple Watch, dropping the bombshell that pricing will go as high as $17,000! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts try and rationalize such an expensive watch.

Here's When You'll See the First Apple Watch Deals

The Apple Watch may have haute couture written all over it, but that doesn't make it impervious to deals. Here's how you can dodge Apple's list price and snag a new Apple Watch for a few bucks less.

You Can Now Get HBO Without Cable for $15 Per Month... But on Apple Devices Only

Apple is looking to court cord cutters with a new $69 Apple TV. The company also announced an exclusive with HBO, getting access to the studio's standalone streaming service for $15 per month.

Rumor Roundup: Will Google's Smartwatch Work With the iPhone?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, HBO, The Rock, 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!

Google's Wireless Ambitions Could Put the Fear of Death in Verizon, AT&T — And Bag You Better Prices

After years of rumors, Google has finally confirmed its plans to launch a mobile network. While the company is being tight-lipped about its rates, the mere presence of Google in this highly-competitive industry could mean a break for your wallet.

Get These 8 Things to Help Prepare For Emergencies

With much of the country under snow (including some regions that barely see an inch), now is a good time to review what you need to prepare for unexpected extreme weather, car breakdowns, and other emergencies.

Rumor Roundup: How Expensive Will the Apple Watch Be?

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

Sling TV Adds More Channels and Movies... For More Money

Dish Network's Sling TV made headlines by providing streaming cable, notably ESPN, for $20 a month. But slow internet speeds and even that cost could make cable still the best bet. Do additional movie channels and VOD for an additional fee still sweeten the deal?

Target Ends Streaming Service You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Target Ticket received its pink slip this week. Launched by Target in September of 2013, the little-known video-on-demand service failed to gain traction with consumers and will be closing its virtual doors on March 7. Here's what you should know before Target pulls the plug.

Current Verizon Users Can Now Score a Better Data Plan or Cheaper Rates — But You Have to Act

Bowing to the pressure of the competitive wireless service provider market, Verizon has announced money-saving changes to its plans to entice both current and new customers. But current customers won't automatically be switched to money-saving plans, and must reach out to Verizon to take advantage of the deal

A Hit Film at Sundance This Year Was Filmed Entirely With iPhones and an $8 App

From Bentley commercials to Oscar-winning documentaries, the Apple iPhone has a solid history with professional cinematographers. The latest project to join the pack of iPhone-produced works is Tangerine, an indie Sundance Film Fest hit that was recorded in its entirety with three iPhones and a cheap editing app.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

POLL: Will You Still Buy an Apple Watch if the Battery Only Lasts 2.5 Hours?

According to a new report, the Apple Watch could offer as little as 2.5 hours per charge with heavy app usage. That doesn't compare well to competitors, and consumers were already lukewarm on the pricey, first-gen Apple device. What will they think now?