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The Top 5 Geekiest Picks From ThinkGeek's Clearance Sale

At ThinkGeek, a selection of clearance items are currently marked up to 80% off. To help you find some new toys, we've chosen five fun items from the sale that you didn't even know you needed.

6 Back-to-School Items You Should Wait to Buy

Last year, the average family with children in grades K-12 planned to spend about $630 on back-to-school shopping. If you're looking to save money on the annual ritual, wait to buy these six back-to-school items until after school starts.

10 As Seen On TV Products That Are Actually Worth Buying

Products sold on infomercials often look great at 3am, and are junk in person. But a few of these kitchen, automotive, and household items really are useful — and available at low, low prices!

Did You Buy A "Hoverboard" From Amazon? Get a Refund!

Known by many different names — though "hoverboard seems most ubiquitous — these misnamed personal vehicles were at the top of all the holiday gift hype lists. And then the fire reports started rolling in. Lucky for consumers, Amazon is taking the initiative to offer easy refunds for those purchased on their site.

Deals That Make You Go Hmmm...: The 11 Most Unusual Black Friday Deals We've Ever Seen

TVs, laptops, toys — you'll see loads of these items discounted on Black Friday. But who expects to see a discount on a Wampa rug? How about an iPotty iPad Holder for kids? We've scoured the DealNews archives to bring you the 11 most unusual Black Friday deals.

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.

Are Microsoft's Hologram Glasses Cool or Not?

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced HoloLens, a "holographic" computer interface. A lot more like Virtual Reality than a true hologram, it requires the user to wear a headset to see interact with it. Does a hologram need to be like Star Wars to count? Honestly, we can't tell — is this cool or not?

Smart Piggy Banks and Subterranean Beer Coolers: 8 Products to Change Your Life in 2015

Technology has produced some great breakthroughs, though some new wrinkles in the marketplace are so simple, you'll wish you'd thought of them yourself. Here we present eight new items that are either in stores now or on the way. So read on: We've got you inundated with the innovative.

Tools You Should Always Have in Your Car in Case of Emergency

It's a cold, windy, and slushy winter day, so of course that's when your car decides it doesn't want to operate properly. Are you prepared for a flat tire or a dead battery? How about a loose screw or a blown fuse? Now is a good time to make sure you've got the tools you'll need to deal with minor car troubles. We've compiled this list of the best tools and supplies you'll want to keep in your trunk.

WTF: 10 of the Weirdest Products Ever

During a recent heat wave, we had a dream that we were in a glow-in-the-dark bed using cufflink cigarette lighters to set fire to the tail of a 12-foot inflatable spider. A moment of whimsy led us to Google the dream, and guess what! It was not so far-fetched after all! Subsequently we put together this list of weird and wonderful stuff you can buy that has made us gasp and giggle and shake our heads no less than 10 times.

Valentine's Day Gifts That Seem Expensive But Really Aren't

Valentine's Day is a time-honored celebration of love, and it's natural to want to give the world to those you love. But if your budget is thin this year, fret not! There are a variety of gifts you can buy that seem a lot more expensive than they really are.

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!

A Pro's Hi-Fi Must-Have Recording Studio Essentials

With experience as both a journalist and a musician, dealnews' Lou Carlozo weighs in his favorite audio gear that won't shatter your wallet.

A Techie's Top 5 Must-Have Gadgets: Gazelle's Anthony Scarsella

Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, knows his gadgets, spending countless hours toying with what's new and what's worth your time. So who better to consult on five must-have gadgets? Here's his take on five items that have made his life easier, and more enjoyable.

Channel Your Inner Child with these 5 Tech Toys

This week, we've got gizmos that will boost your electronic embrace of fun. From bomb clocks to spy pens, these contraptions will bring out the kid in even the most mature of our readers.

Putting a Price Tag on Geek Chic Tech Gizmos

It's normal to exhibit personality with unconventional accessories, particularly as it applies to our beloved tech items. But a constant gravitational pull toward everything "geek chic" isn't the most cost-effective way to shop for certain necessities. We compared a few tech categories to see just how much more geek style is going to cost you.

10 Gadgets That Will Be Trash Tomorrow

Today's hottest tech gifts are tomorrow's recycling trash, so beware before you put any of your holiday gift budget toward any of these 10 gadgets that are getting ready for the scrap heap.