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Weekend Jolt: Fast & Furious DLC for Xbox for Free, 2 Pairs of Men's Jeans From $10

We've found a totally free Xbox game expansion, plus an amazing deal on jeans to help you close out the week. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.

Best Laptop Deals: $150 Off the Best Broadwell Laptop of 2015, Ultra-Cheap AMD Rig

This week's roundup of the best laptop deals is loaded with all-star machines, including $150 off a top-rated 2015 Broadwell-based laptop and the cheapest 15" AMD quad-core system we've seen since last summer.

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.

Rumor Roundup: Is Apple Projecting? Nintendo Virtually Shuts Down? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, iPhone, Roger Ebert, 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!

How to Find Discounted Gift Cards & Sell Unwanted Gift Cards Online

Didn't get the gift card you wanted this holiday season? Whether you're buying a card at a discount or selling the one you have, we've created an all-inclusive guide for all of your gift card queries.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to bag deals like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts. So before you resign yourself to steering clear of stores all together this month, check out our list of the best and worst things to buy in January, which we compiled from our extensive archives.

Thursday Jolt: Unlocked, Refurb iPad mini for $245, 65" Samsung Smart HDTV for $975

Merry Christmas! No doubt you reading this through a food-and-nog coma, having already given and received enough presents. But with the holiday gifting season over, you can think about what you REALLY want. If that pottery kit from Aunt Marge isn't doing it for you, see if you can use the store credit on one of the items below, like an unlocked, refurbished iPad mini for the best price we've ever seen, or a 65" Smart HDTV. These offers and more are in the Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning

10 Stores That Offer Christmas Eve Pickup

Christmas Eve is just hours away, and if you're short a few gifts, we've got your back. We've rounded up 10 stores that will let you shop online and pick up your items in-store on Christmas Eve. Even better, one of these retailers will hand-deliver your items to you!

VIDEO: Would You Pay a Monthly Fee to Use Windows?

The rumor going around is that the next version of the Windows operating system will be subscription-based. Either you'll pay a monthly fee to use it, or you'll pay a monthly fee for add-ons. In this brief video, our experts discuss the pros and cons of paying a monthly fee to use software.