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Weekend Jolt: Get a Better Wifi Connection for Just $30

If you're looking to stock up on discounted gizmos and gadgets, then today may be the Friday to take the plunge. We've spotted an impressively low price of $29.99 on a concurrent router and an all-time low on a new Lenovo laptop. These deals and more in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Rumor Roundup: Power Rangers Reboot? iPhone 6 Colors?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Superman, Super Smash Bros., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

11 Tech Shopping Myths Busted

The Internet can be a priceless research tool for separating fact from fiction, but when not used correctly, it can also help spread all types of myths that could result in consumers spending more money than they should. From overused buzzwords to high-priced TV cables, we shine light on 11 of the most common tech myths that people still fall for.

A Cheaper iPhone 5c Would Be Terrible for the Subsidization Model

Apple debuted an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in the UK, Australia, and China this morning. If it comes to the US and is added to the subsidization model, consumers will soon be getting less value for the same money they could have paid just a few months ago.

8 Tips to Make Sure You're Prepared for Emergencies

Early this morning, California residents experienced a 4.4 earthquake, and while there are reportedly (and thankfully) no injuries or major damage as a result, the news once again reminds us that accidents and disasters can come at any time. Because we can't control or predict when these events happen, we should all be prepared in case of emergency.

Rumor Roundup: Flappy Bird Returns? iPhones to the Moon? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Starbucks, Sons Of Anarchy, 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!

In-App Purchases on Free Games: A Necessary Evil, But Few People Are Paying

The app markets are filled with so-called "free-to-play" games, and it's no wonder: the most popular free games can rake in millions of dollars per day. These apps generally make money through a combination of advertising and in-app purchases. However, a recent survey found that about 0.15% of mobile gamers are making 50% of all the in-app purchases in free-to-play games. Read on as we take a hard look at this trend in mobile gaming.

VIDEO: Have We Maxed Out on What's Possible With Smartphone Specs?

Samsung has officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, with less emphasis on internal hardware and more on additional features. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts examine if the S5 lives up to the hype, whether we've maxed out on what's possible with smartphone hardware, and what it even means to be a flagship Android phone.

How to Get the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Free... Kind Of

Samsung will likely unveil its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, this afternoon. And if you cash in your old phone now, you could wind up paying close to nothing for that new tech toy once it's available.

AT&T Patent Mocks Net Neutrality, Wants to Charge Extra for Certain Data

Despite AT&T's reassurances that it would remain committed to an open Internet, a new patent suggests otherwise. The patent, named "Prevention of Bandwidth Abuse of a Communications System," details how AT&T can monitor the type of data you're using and mark certain users for increased billing based on their usage.

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. We've sorted through our archives of sales, coupons, and daily deals to find out what the best and worst things are to buy in February.

Would You Buy an NSA-Proof Smartphone?

The Blackphone is a new smartphone designed by an international team of cryptographers and security experts. An ad for the phone shows a montage of headlines about the NSA, making it clear that the smartphone's developers feel their product will find a niche with consumers wanting to avoid the government's prying eyes.

The Best Last-Minute Digital Gifts

It's Christmas morning and you realize you still need a gift or two for that one person you've forgotten about. Well, fortunately we put together this list of over a dozen last-minute digital gifts that can be under the tree as fast as you can print 'em.

Best Cyber Monday Apple Deals: A MacBook Pro Deal That Tops Thanksgiving

Black Friday has passed, but there are still Apple deals to be had! Grab a MacBook Pro for $150 less than its Thanksgiving price, get another chance to score the iPad mini for $249, and bag a $100 iTunes gift card for just $85. Don't waste any time, though; these Cyber Monday Apple deals are super hot and going fast!

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: $100 iTunes Credit for $85, iPad Air for $450

Just because Apple isn't inclined to offer big Black Friday discounts doesn't mean you can't score a deal on an iDevice. You can save $15 on a $100 iTunes gift card and seriously consider getting the iPad Air for at a $49 savings. But don't waste any time; these Apple deals are super hot and going fast!

Best Black Friday Smartphones: Pay 1 Cent for a Phone, Get a $100 Gift Card

Whether you're an iPhone devotee or an Android addict, we've gathered the best Editors' Choice Black Friday cell phone deals for your perusal — including a slew of "for profit" promotions that include a $100 gift card for free.

UPDATE: Why Wait? 11 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Score Right Now

With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.

Walmart Black Friday Ad: The Crazy TV Prices We've Been Waiting For

We've already sorted through some interesting Black Friday ads, but finally, the big names for the holiday are making an appearance; Walmart, our second-best retailer for Editors' Choice Black Friday deals, has released its full Black Friday ad. And judging from the promotions below (which include some amazing TV deals and discounts on Apple products), we're pretty optimistic about what's to come for 2013.