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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rumor Roundup: Will the iPhone 6S Check Your Heart? What About Spider-Man?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Google, Spider-Man, 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!

VIDEO: Phone FOMO Is Fo' Real!

Do you suffer anxiety when you're not with your phone? A recent study shows that you're not alone and that "fear of missing out" (FOMO) is a real concern! In this video, our experts discuss how to cope with cell phone loss.

Is T-Mobile Right? Is 'Data Stash' Really Cooler Than 'Rollover'?

T-Mobile unveiled a new perk that allows users to rollover unused data from month to month. Except the wireless provider can't actually call it "rollover." That's fine though, because CEO John Legere claims that the current name, Data Stash, is cooler anyway. Readers, help us find the answer to this debate!

More Than Free Shipping: 8 Perks to Amazon Prime

Since we're all about getting the most bang for your buck here at DealNews, we don't want you missing out on a single Prime-only service that you're entitled to. So we've put together this run-down of all the perks, including the lesser-known ones, you get with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Best Cyber Week Apple Deals: Cheapest Ever Unlocked 64GB iPhone 5, Refurb 4s

Missed all the great Apple deals that happened on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well, Cyber Week is here to give you a second bite at that — er — apple. We're still seeing strong deals on iDevices, but jump on them fast, as they won't be around forever, and you might not get another chance to nab these Cyber Week Apple deals!

Best Cyber Week Phone Deals: LG's Best Phone Yet for 1 Cent, Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone for $199

The holidays are a great time to upgrade your phone; there are great deals, but you can also claim that you "lost" Uncle Mortimer's number in the transfer, so you have an excuse for not inviting him over for the holidays. Whatever your motivation, we've rounded up all the best Android and Windows phone deals right here.

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 Apple Deals: There's Still Time to Save $74 on iPad Mini 3

Apple gets a bad rap for being overpriced, but Black Friday can still work its savings-magic on this popular brand. Unfortunately, these popular offers tend to disappear fast — be ready to grab these gadgets before they're gone! And 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 Freebies: Award-Winning Voice Recognition Software & Tons of Music

Give your wallet a break with our collection of today's best Black Friday freebies. Whether you're in need of new music or looking to fill your Android device with some apps, here are the best freebies you'll find. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Black Friday laptop freebies.

Best Black Friday Electronics Deals: Media Streamers from $25, LG G Watch for $100

Can't find the right holiday gift for someone? These stocking-stuffer hits are guaranteed to please anyone from Netflix-streaming addicts to fitness-tracking athletes. Better yet, with many at all-time price lows, there's even room to fill your own stocking. Be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Black Friday gadget deals.

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 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.