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Thursday Morning Jolt: X-Men Blu-ray for $5, Acer Aspire E15 Falls to Under $200

It's now one week from Christmas Day and the ill-organized amongst us are starting to panic. Luckily, many stores are enabling us last-minute shoppers with some of the biggest discounts of the year. A brand new Acer Aspire falls to under $200 at Microsoft, while in-store shoppers can nab a copy of X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray for just $5 at Walmart. These deals, and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

14 Gift Ideas That Seem Expensive, But Really Aren't

During the holidays, it's natural to have the urge to splurge on gifts; after all, nothing is too good for our parents, siblings, spouses, and dear friends, right? But just because you shouldn't blow a bundle on them doesn't mean that you can't blow their minds. Here's how.

Best Cyber Week Camera Deals: SLRs from $525, Canon Lens Low by $150

Give your photos a much-needed reboot with one of these Editors' Choice camera deals. From point-and-shoots to SLRs, we've got the right Cyber Monday camera deals for every need and budget.

Best Cyber Week Electronics: Logitech Harmony Remotes from $60, Power Packs for $30

Cyber Week is a great time for unexpected deals, and these electronics make an ideal gift for anyone. Whether you're de-cluttering your coffee table with a universal remote or packing some extra charge to go, these Cyber Week gadget deals will be sure to impress. (And they won't break your holiday budget!)

Best Black Friday Camera Deals: All-Time Low on Nikon D7000 DSLR Body

Although they're not headlining any sales, cameras are still an integral part of Black Friday, with numerous Editors' Choice-level deals on both new and refurbished kits. So whether you're buying your first SLR or looking for a spiffy point-and-shoot, we've rounded up the best Black Friday camera deals.

Whatever Black Friday, These Coupons Are Live Now

Black Friday is still weeks away, but what if you need to buy something now? Luckily, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons of the week to keep you saving. Take $10 off your $50 order at ThinkGeek, save 15% on Orbitz hotel stays, and grab some tasty freebies from Macaroni Grill.

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.

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?

The World's Smallest DSLR Is About the Size of a 20-oz. Soda Bottle

Canon revolutionized the digital SLR market almost a decade ago with its release of the first DSLR priced under $1,000. Now, with the new EOS Rebel SL1, Canon has introduced the smallest and lightest DSLR on the market — a camera that will not only challenge other entry-level DSLRs, but will compete with some mirrorless models as well. But is it as consumer-friendly as it seems?

An Expert in Mobile Devices at PCMag Dishes on His Favorite Gadgets

Mobile has come a long way since flip phones with LCD screens. Nowadays few can keep up with all the latest developments in mobile with the savviness and stamina of Sascha Segan. He is PC Mag's lead analyst for mobile, and one of the nation's top experts on mobile phones and tablets. We're privileged that he's shared the five gadgets that are part of his high-tech arsenal.

The New Canon T5i Is Overpriced by $340

It's barely been a week since Canon announced its new digital SLR, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i, and already the verdict is fairly unanimous: the T5i is essentially the same as its predecessor, the T4i. However, the price difference between the two is significant.

Smile for Savings: Digital Cameras from Samsung, Canon Starting at $60

Any grand romantic gesture you're planning this week may score you points for the time being, but it stands less of a chance of leaving a lasting mark if there's no way to document the moment. Whether seeking a point-and-shoot camera or something more substantial, this week's roundup of the best digital camera deals will help you remember this special Valentine's Day — or, if newly single, document the damage to your car in preparation for a reunion with an ex in small-claims court.

Should You Buy New CES Tech, or Opt for the Previous Generation?

Gadgets from the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show will soon start popping up in a store near you. And you may be wondering if any of them are worth the first-run, retail price tag. Here's some advice on whether you should spring for the latest and greatest tech, or instead opt for the previous-generation, "old tech" counterpart, which will surely be seeing new discounts in the coming weeks.

A Techie's Top 5: iFixit's Kyle Wiens's Favorite Gadgets

As a guy who spends his days breaking down gadgets galore, Kyle Wiens of iFixit has seen the good, the bad, and the unrepairable. But he somehow managed to decide upon five favorite consumer electronics and gadgets amongst all the techie toys that vie for his affections.

What You Need to Know When Buying Refurbished Electronics

Anyone on the hunt for cheap consumer electronics will have come across refurbished devices at some point. Available at knock-down prices, "refurbs" are often stigmatized as merely faulty rejects. But in fact, many devices are repaired, reconditioned, and retested, to be as good as new. Yet, beyond checking for dents and functionality, how can consumers know a refurb won't fail a second time?

The Best Time to Spend Your Christmas Gift Card, Depending on What You Want

As you bask in the glory that is your stash of gifts from Christmas, you may be pawing over a gift card or two. And today's After Christmas Sales might seem like an extremely tempting place to start redeeming them. But depending on what you're looking for, you might get the most value out of your gift card if you wait to shop.

Find Ways to Cut Back on Electricity Bills With This New CEA Energy Calculator

Today's electronics have transformed our lives in countless ways, but their ubiquitousness has driven many consumers' electric bills sky-high. To help keep energy costs manageable, the Consumer Electronics Association developed an energy calculator that aims to inform us just how much energy we're using.

The Final Black Friday Ads Roundup: Electronics, Toys, Appliances, Clothes

We're finally in the throes of Black Friday week, which means it's time for our final roundup of the best Black Friday ads. We've done our best to sort through the myriad offers that have flooded the internet over the last few weeks, putting all the projected promos through a rigorous dealnews screening. Read on for the best ads for electronics, appliances, apparel, video games, and toys.

Updated: The Best of the Black Friday Electronics Ads So Far

By now we've seen the leaks, analyzed the circulars, and highlighted the best Black Friday laptops, HDTVs, and toys. But what about the small electronics, like tablets, smartphones, cameras, and MP3 players? Inside we've compiled a master list of the best Black Friday deals on electronics, which includes the hottest Android smartphone of the year for just a buck.

Be Like Bond: Spy Cameras, Disguises, Gadgets, and more

Who hasn't daydreamed about being an international super spy? The adventure! The action! The dubious morals! The getting shot at, being disavowed by your government, and left for dead in a foreign prison! Hmmm ... OK, it doesn't all sound so great. But that doesn't mean you can't pretend to be James Bond in the safety of your own home by picking up one of these spy gadget deals we've rounded up for you!

Analyzing the 2012 Black Friday Ads: Dell Offers First Look at Electronics Deals

Black Friday ads continue to get leaked left and right. We got our hands on the leaked Dell Home Black Friday ad, which offers our first look at the electronics deals this year. Here's our analysis on whether the deals on HDTVs, laptops, cameras, and more are doorbusters or duds.

Full-Frame Sensors Find Their Way into Cheaper Camera Models

Full-frame sensor are typically associated with very high-end digital SLR cameras, with equally high price tags. But recent debuts from Canon and Nikon include a full-frame censor at a much lower price point. So what does this technology do for your photography, and will we soon see new price lows on full-frame DSLRs?

Enhance Your Photography with Digital Camera Accessories for Under $20

A few helpful accessories can make your photography hobby a much more pleasurable experience — but not every burgeoning photographer has the cash to spend on extra gear. That's why we've put together this list of the best camera accessories priced under $20.

The Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo Is Back with 5 More of His Favorite Gadgets

Giz Wiz Dick DeBartolo is back with five more of his favorite gadgets. This week, he gives us the low-down on a must-have series of laptops, solar lights, and even a plush teddy bear speaker that dances as it plays music.

Can Android Save Point-and-Shoot Digital Cameras?

Despite the digital camera market shrinking 17% in 2011, Nikon's latest point-and-shoot, the S800c, aims to resurrect the market by offering the first Android-operated digital camera. Priced at $350, though, will it sway consumers?

Shoot Video and Snap Photos with these 5 Digital Camera Deals

Does your old digital camera have you down? Does it lag? Do the batteries die too quickly? If you're ready for a new camera, then look no further than these camera deals.

From Jetpacks to Galaxys: The Tech Universe of Engadget's Darren Murph

While most of us scratch our heads as the big manufacturers foist countless digital goodies into the marketplace, intrepid journalists like Engadget's Darren Murph jump into the fray, ready to try, test, and pass judgment. Here are the top five gadgets he won't leave home without.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July 2012

This month's buying guide offers advice for shoppers during a month in which many sales may seem better than they are. So in order to protect your wallet and spend your money wisely, be sure to read through our July buying guide and shop smart this month.

Smile for These 5 Digital Camera Deals

Has your iPhone camera let you down? Perhaps the novelty of your tiny digital camera from 2007 has also worn off? Don't miss capturing the magic of the moment! We've found deals on digital cameras and carrying cases that are best suited for the intermediate photographer.

Necessary Tools for Burgeoning Photographers: Free Photo Editing Software

With every generation, digital cameras get better, but that doesn't mean everyone's snapshots are picture-perfect from the start. Some of the more well known image editing software options, like Adobe Photoshop, are expensive, have a steep learning curve, and may be overkill for many shutterbugs. But these free photo editing software and apps are easy to use and will turn your image into a masterpiece in no time.

Mother, Mom, and Mommy: A Guide to Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Lady

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and trust us, even though she says she doesn't want anything, she will appreciate a token of your love for her on this day. What that token should be, however, really depends on the kind of lady your mother is. Here's our essential guide for selecting the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Necessary Accessories for the Burgeoning Photographer: Tripods

Last week we showed you how to select the right camera bag to best hold your lens and DSLR kit. This week, we'll look at what it takes to keep your setup steady. The tripod is a necessary support system for many photographers, but there are a few specifications to keep in mind when shopping to ensure you get the best model for your needs.