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Weekend Jolt: Extra 50% Off Sale Items at Banana Republic & The Limited

You can cut an extra 50% off all sale items at Banana Republic and The Limited this weekend or spend your cash on a current-generation MacBook Air that's reached an all-time low.

Rumor Roundup: Will Apple Devices Get Flexible Screens?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Blade Runner, video games, 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 Laptop Deals: $50 Off Apple's New 13" MBP, Up to $400 Off Just-Released Intel Laptops

This week's roundup of the best laptop deals includes Editors' Choice deals on some of today's best mainstream laptops, starting with a student discount on Apple's just-released 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, as well as a price cut on the just-announced HP Pavilion x360.

Best Tablet Deals: Previous-Gen iPad Air for $129 Under Apple's Price

Previous-gen bargains lead the pack in this week's best tablet deals. From an all-time low on iPad Air to a Black Friday-beating Kindle Fire HDX, now's the time to pick up an older slate.

Why Do Mac Laptops Seem to Last Longer Than Windows Laptops?

Recently when we published an article about the new Apple MacBook, the comment section lit up with opinions from readers on which laptops are better, Windows or Macs. And a frequent sentiment was expressed: Mac laptops are pricier, but they last longer. But why does it seem that way? We turned to a devout PC user for some answers.

How to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Nothing can destroy your productivity like a slow Internet connection. But before you waste hours on the phone with your ISP, we've got a few suggestions you can use to help improve your Internet connection.

When Do These 10 Purchases Pay for Themselves?

To paraphrase the early-90s hip-hop group, Black Sheep, "You can purchase this, or you can purchase that." Do you buy the thing that will last forever and costs 10x as much, or do you buy the cheap thing that will break within a year? And if you buy the more expensive option, when will your investment "pay off"?

What Will the Apple Watch's Resale Value Be?

Those on the fence about buying the Apple Watch may want to consider what costs they're likely to recoup if they find the watch collecting dust on the shelf after a few months. And while Apple products generally hold their value well, the Apple Watch could be unpredictable.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April

April is here, and if you're stuck indoors waiting out the seasonal showers, you'll have an excuse to spend more time shopping for the best deals online. Here is what's in store this month for the smart shopper.

Apple Fans, Get Ready for Cheap Chargers (Finally!)

With their new MacBook, Apple announced they would not block third-party USB-C chargers, paving the way for cheap alternatives. But should you take the savings in exchange for safety and convenience?

2 Changes That May Affect the Price of Your Next Laptop

Budget shoppers take note: Recent rumors indicate that Microsoft is in the process of tweaking its Windows 8.1 with Bing program, and AMD is trying to clear out its processor inventory. Find out what you can do now to score a deal on a budget laptop soon.

UPDATE: It's Not Just You: Apple App Store and iTunes Are Down Worldwide

You can't download that free app, or any app, because Apple's software stores are experiencing universal outages. We'll update you as more information becomes available.

5 Reasons You Might Want to Skip Apple's New MacBook

Apple claims to have reinvented the laptop with its new MacBook, but are the compromises worth the hefty price tag? We take a close look at five things that might make Cupertino's latest laptop a questionable buy, depending on your needs.

Rumor Roundup: Is the Apple Watch Water-Resistant?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watches, Apple Cars, GoPro Cameras, 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!

NVIDIA Disabled GPU Overclocking, Then Reversed Its Decision When PC Gamers Freaked Out

A blazing fast video card can make the biggest PC gamer act giddy, but recently the modding practice became a bit controversial for top manufacturer, NVIDIA.

If You Bought a Lenovo Laptop Recently, You NEED to Read This

Pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops has made users' personal information vulnerable. Find out if your model is affected, and how to properly fix the issue.

Best Laptop Deals: 5 Hybrids, Chromebooks, and More for Under $500

Despite their heavily-discounted price tags, the budget notebooks in this week's roundup of the best laptop deals provide ample power for your everyday needs. Even better, none of them go over $500.

VIDEO: What Would an Apple Car Be Like?

If the rumors we've been hearing are true, then Apple is working on an electric car! Our experts discuss how, exactly, Apple could possibly change cars as we know them.

How to Make Your Tablet Faster

Trimming the fat off your tablet's software is easier than you think. From deleting unused apps to eliminating background tasks, we've got six easy steps you can take to speed up your tablet experience.

Friday Jolt: Budget Windows Tablet With a Quad CPU, Sitewide Savings from Kate Spade

They may not arrive in time to save your Valentine's Day, but our Morning Jolt roundup of the best Editors' Choice deals from overnight and early this morning will certainly save you some cash.

TurboTax Returns After Security Breach, But Watch Out for Phishing Scams

TurboTax was forced to issue a brief shutdown last week, upon spotting a series of fraudulent returns made with its software. But now that it's back online, will you still trust it with your tax return?

Rumor Roundup: Is Apple Building a Car? Beast Gosling?

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

9 Alternative Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Romantic

Love-sick lads and lasses who are tired of shopping for chocolates and flowers will be inspired by ~!our selection of adorable alternatives to the more typical heart-filled and sweet-smelling Valentine's Day options. The spoils include a bouquet of unicorns (oh yes) and a pair of mittens that's been sickeningly crafted for two.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the iPad Deal

Experts have been predicting a slowdown in tablet growth for quite some time, and no one is feeling it more than Apple, which holds the top spot amongst tablet manufacturers. But fewer iPads in the wild translates into an abundance of iPad deals from retailers. So what can consumers expect for 2015?

Rumor Roundup: G.I. Joe Twins? Apple Search Engine? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Samsung, the Olsen Twins, 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!

Intuit Apologizes, Offers Free Upgrades in TurboTax Deluxe for Select Users

Intuit made some unpopular changes to its tax return software this year, which resulted in a customer backlash. The company has scrambled to make good with users though, and in a final bid to win back unhappy customers, it's now offering a freebie — for some of us. But what exactly has made everyone so upset, and how do you know if you qualify for the promotion?

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Chris Pratt is Indiana Jones? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Chris Pratt, Han Solo, 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!

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.

What to Expect From 2015 Presidents' Day Sales

Contrary to popular belief, February is a busy month for deal hunters. And while it can be easy to get swept up with Valentine's Day sales — after all, who doesn't like chocolate and flowers — we've found that Presidents' Day is the real hero of the month with deeper discounts and a better variety of deals.

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Fast & Furious iPhone 6S? More?

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

Microsoft Will Offer Free Upgrades to Windows 10

Windows 10 is brimming with cool new features like HoloLens and Cortana, but it's the operating system's price that has us hot and bothered. The Redmond-based giant announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7 or later, a first for Microsoft.

Friday Jolt: Oscar-Nominee Blu-Ray for $6, Dell Tablet for $120

Whether you want a reward for making it this far into the new year, or a treat to keep you going, we've got deals to suit every budget. The Grand Budapest Hotel, hot off its Oscar nomination for best picture, on Blu-ray for $6, a mainstream Android tablet for $120, and more are in today's list of the top Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.