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Best Black Friday Phone Deals: 4 Ways to Save on the Galaxy S5, No-Contract 4G LTE for $40

Gadget lovers on the hunt for the new hotness in phones must love Black Friday; all the latest models tend to see amazing discounts! Whether you want a contract-free phone or a subsidized flagship model, we've rounded up the best options available.

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: Extremely Rare Discounts on a MacBook Pro & iMac

Apple often gets a bad rap for being over-priced, but Black Friday can still work its savings-magic on this popular brand. We've sorted through the mix and rounded up only the best, below. Careful, though, because Apple deals tend to disappear fast. Be sure to check back here often, as we'll be updating this page with all the best Black Friday Apple deals.

Best Black Friday Apple Ads: Cheapest iPhone 6 & MacBook Air Ever, iPad Gift Card Bundles

The Apple Store's Black Friday sale is predictable and disappointing, so we've taken the liberty of rounding up our favorite Apple Black Friday ads to date, whether you're shopping for a MacBook Air or just a cheap iTunes gift card.

Rumor Roundup: Next-Gen Moto 360? Dual Camera iPhone? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Facebook, Microsoft Band, 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!

Best Black Friday Smartphone Ads: Cheapest Prices on Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6

From the S5 to the 5s, Black Friday is an excellent time to upgrade your mobile. While most of these deals will require a 2-year contract renewal, they're the best advertised Black Friday smartphone deals you'll find.

Update: Walmart's Pre-Black Friday Sale Includes a Super Hot TV Doorbuster

We now know what will be included in Walmart's "Pre-Black Friday Event" in the store will match the prices of various items found in competitor ads. As it turns out, there are some pretty awesome doorbusters available.

Best Black Friday Electronics Ads: Discounted Wearables and Cheapest Dyson Ever

Don't have the money to splurge on a new TV? You can still save the holidays with these equally-desirable Black Friday gadgets from Amazon, Fitbit, and Keurig.

Nobody Wants to Tweet About Cyber Monday

When it comes to the numerous shopping days that arise at the end of November — Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and their more-forced ilk (like Mobile Monday) — word of mouth is a powerful promotional tool to get shoppers excited to spend. And, in theory, save. But which of these shopping events gets people chattering the most? The answer makes sense, but might seem contradictory to what we know about these events.

18 Hilariously Lame 'Doorbusters' From Black Fridays Past

Acid-washed jeans, mullets, flared collars, Miley Cyrus, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great, back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!

Best Black Friday Home Ads: Finally, an Affordable Dyson Vacuum

If you can get past the pages and pages of TV and tablet ads, you'll see that retailers are cooking up some seriously great home deals this year. We've scoured the Black Friday ads from top to bottom to bring you the appliances, gadgets, and kitchenware deals that are set to save you the most money. Read on for our favorite Black Friday home ads.

The #1 Reason People Shop In-Store on Black Friday Isn't What You'd Expect

We have always wondered why — with the mounting evidence that proves that most Black Friday deals appear online — people continue to shop in-store rather than chill at home once the shopping holiday rolls around. Our recent poll, however, seems to explain it.

Kmart Black Friday Ad Analysis: Tablet Deals Worth Waking Up For

Kmart isn't playing around with Black Friday this year. Boasting the earliest Thanksgiving opening time at 6 am, Sears' sister store is intent on holding a 42-hour Black Friday shopathon. But will the deals be worth ditching your turkey dinner to stand in line? We examined the leaked Kmart Black Friday ad to find out.

Sam's Club Black Friday Ad Analysis: Price Cuts on the iPhone 6 & Galaxy S5

It's name may conjure up images of economy-size paper towels, but this membership-only wholesaler is stepping up its game this Black Friday with a handful of electronics sales we think are worth checking out, including the best iPhone 6 sale we've seen to date.

Everything You Need to Get an Amazing Black Friday Phone Deal

Subsidized phones, even flagship models from Samsung and Apple, will be dipping to $1 and lower this Black Friday. We'll be updating this page with all the latest news, ads, buying guides, and any other information you'll need to get the best phone deal on Black Friday; so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly.

Rumor Roundup: Guitar Hero Returns? Transparent iPhone? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Guitar Hero, Apple, Krypton, 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: Renee Zellweger? Apple Loyalty Programs? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Renee Zellweger, Mosquitos, 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!

Black Friday Home Goods Predictions for 2014: Fill Your House With Deals

The Black Friday season is an excellent time to score deals on electronics of all kinds, and we're not just talking about TVs and laptops. You'll find everything from large appliances to kitchen electrics to power tools included in Black Friday ads, with doorbuster prices that beat anything we'll see the rest of the year. Read on for our in-depth analysis of the best Black Friday Home Goods deals.

Black Friday Gaming & Toys 2014: You'll Actually Find 'Frozen' Deals!

While TVs and other electronics get all the attention as Black Friday doorbusters, toys and video games have emerged to be a weighty presence during the shopping holiday. If you're a gamer or adult who has kids' toys on the brain, it's a good time to score an Editors' Choice deal. So what prices and sales can you expect to see?

Black Friday Streaming & Blu-ray 2014: 80% Off Popular Movies

With the trend towards cable cutting growing ever stronger, shoppers are increasingly interested in streaming media devices that allow them to cast movies, shows, and general videos to their big-screen TVs. Black Friday will bring a wealth of discounts on the myriad options now available. And for those of you who still prefer having the physical copy in-hand, we're also expecting amazing deals on Blu-ray movies as well.

Black Friday Beauty 2014: BOGO Sales on Steroids

We tend to focus on techy things for the Black Friday predictions, but that doesn't mean the soft goods retailers aren't crushing it, too. For instance, did you know that we see a big surge in beauty and grooming deals around Black Friday?

Black Friday Shoes 2014: Watch Out for Shipping Requirements

Shoe lovers may find themselves doing a bit of gambling on Black Friday — do you buy that coveted pair the minute the price drops, or wait for Cyber Monday and potentially score a better deal? Fortunately for you, we tracked in-store and online shoe sales all the way back to 2011, and we're ready to take the mystery out of your Black Friday shopping with our 2014 predictions.

Apple Black Friday 2014: The New iPad Air Will Be on Sale

Contrary to what many people think, Apple items do go on sale, and Black Friday is an especially good time to snag a deal on an iDevice. So what's the best way to get Apple goodies on sale? Rule number one: Do not buy from Apple.

Black Friday Clothing 2014: Sales Start Early in the Week

You might not think of clothes when it comes to Black Friday, but many apparel stores will actually offer their best discounts of the entire year in late November. Here's how you can score Editors' Choice deals from American Eagle, Eddie Bauer, REI, and more.

Black Friday iPhone & Android 2014: Get Ready for $0 Smartphones

Smartphone sales tend to flourish during the holidays, and this Black Friday will be no exception. Orders of Apple's new iPhones have already topped 4 million, whereas Android is still dominating the market with smartphones that are almost three times cheaper than Apple's handhelds. As we approach Black Friday, here are the smartphone prices you can expect from retailers and carriers alike.

Black Friday Tablets 2014: The Best Year Ever for Deals

It's been a roller coaster ride for tablet prices this year, and when we examined current trends, we noticed that this Black Friday could usher in one of the best years ever for tablet deals. So what prices can you expect for iPads, as well as Android and Windows tablets?

Black Friday Laptops 2014: Ultraportables Will Be the Best Buy

With new designs, improved displays, and better hardware, laptops are hoping to recapture the spotlight from their tablet rivals this holiday season. After last year's dismal sales, the laptop industry as a whole showed some signs of life this year — but manufacturers aren't out of the woods yet, as fierce competition has created a cutthroat market. All of this means that we could be in store for some excellent laptop deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday TVs 2014: Get Ready for Big-Screen Doorbusters

For consumers looking for rock-bottom prices, November is hands-down the best time of year to purchase a new TV, since these items are the crown jewel of many Black Friday sales. However, it's important to be able to sort the good from the bad when perusing the ads, so we've analyzed TV deals from the past several years to make some predictions about what prices to expect during Black Friday 2014.

Black Friday Predictions 2014: What to Expect From Black Friday Sales

The best way to make the most of Black Friday is to be prepared, which is why it's never too early for our annual Black Friday deal predictions! If you're wondering what the doorbuster deals will be in TVs this year, or whether or not we could see a slew of iPhone deals, then you've come to the right place. We also have predictions for Android smartphones, tablets, toys, video games, clothing, and more.

VIDEO: Do You Still Need a Tablet if You Own a Phablet?

With the astounding sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus (over 10 million units sold), it's clear that people really like larger phones. Our experts discuss if phablets and tablets are mutually exclusive technology, or is there's room in our hearts for both.

When to Get the Best Price on an iPhone

Although iPhone deals were initially hard to come by, retailers like Walmart and Best Buy have now changed the deal industry by discounting new iPhones just days after their announcement. So bargain hunters are faced with a new dilemma: When exactly can you get the best deal on the iPhone of your choice? We took a look at our deals from the past three years to find out how discounts roll out during the life cycle of Apple's smartphone.

First-Time Smartwatch Buyers 3 Times More Likely to Get a Non-Apple Watch

Ever since Apple officially announced the Apple Watch last week, we've all been busy discussing the merits of the emerging smartwatch category. But when it comes down to it, do shoppers even want a smartwatch, Apple or otherwise? We polled our readers to see what they make of it, and as it turns out, not everyone is ready to jump aboard the latest trend in tech.

More People Will Buy Apple's Pricier iPhablet Than the iPhone 6

With better features, the iPhone 6 Plus is obviously a high-end phone, but it also comes at a higher starting price: the iPhone 6 is $199 with a 2-year contract, while the Plus starts at $299. Thus, we were curious to know just how many people are actually interested in the pricier model. As it turns out, quite a lot of you.