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Staples Black Friday Ad Analysis: Surprisingly Awesome Deals

Bigger isn't always better, at least not according to Staples. The retailer's Black Friday ad preview consists of only six items, but of those six specials, one has the potential to make deal history while the others are solid deals in their own right.

A Techie's Top 5: ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley Lifts a Toast to Microsoft Gadgets

Despite Microsoft's image crisis, the PC maker still has some loyal followers, one of which runs a blog all about the company. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley is a Microsoft user by choice and in this week's techie top five pays hommage to the purveyor of Windows with her favorite non-Apple gadgets.

A Techie's Top 5: Jon Mitchell of ReadWrite Calls Out His Favorite Gadgets

The folks at ReadWrite cover breaking technology news with ample zest and zeal, and their San Fran-based writer, Jon Mitchell is our latest gadget guy to talk about his five favorite gadgets.

The Final Black Friday Ads Roundup: Electronics, Toys, Appliances, Clothes

We're finally in the throes of Black Friday week, which means it's time for our final roundup of the best Black Friday ads. We've done our best to sort through the myriad offers that have flooded the internet over the last few weeks, putting all the projected promos through a rigorous dealnews screening. Read on for the best ads for electronics, appliances, apparel, video games, and toys.

Updated: The Best of the Black Friday Electronics Ads So Far

By now we've seen the leaks, analyzed the circulars, and highlighted the best Black Friday laptops, HDTVs, and toys. But what about the small electronics, like tablets, smartphones, cameras, and MP3 players? Inside we've compiled a master list of the best Black Friday deals on electronics, which includes the hottest Android smartphone of the year for just a buck.

dealnews Black Friday Predictions 2012: Tablets and eBook Readers

The tablet landscape has certainly changed in 2012, as more brands and models have entered the sub-$200 price range. That said, this Black Friday, we predict that the new iPad and iPad 2 will see better price cuts than the slates from Amazon, Google, and Barnes & Noble. But what about Samsung models, or eBook readers? Check out our entire Black Friday tablet predictions for more details.

A Techie's Top 5: CNET's Molly Wood Gives Us Her Favorite Gadgets

The fearless and fun Molly Wood, Executive Editor at CNET, paused during her hectic schedule (is it ever slow in techland?) to share her five must-have gadgets with us.

dealnews Podcast - Episode 227: New Amazon Kindles!

The dealnews Podcast Episode 227 is hitting the Inter-waves. Be the first of your friends to surf on over to it and listen. But don't wipe out. Instead hang 10! Er... And other surfing terms and catch-phrases! This week, we go into detail about the new Amazon Kindles and Kindle Fires. Also included: Our usual banter and jokes, too. Enjoy!

Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD: Which Tablet Is Worth Your $199?

Amazon announced the Kindle Fire HD last week, an update to its popular tablet. And while there's now several options to choose from, the $199 model now stands in direct competition with the Google Nexus 7. So how do the two 7" tablets compare? And which is worth your money?

Would You Buy a Windows Tablet if It Cost Just $199?

Rumor spread this week that the Microsoft Surface RT could debut at a startlingly low price of $199 when its released on October 26. Is it possible we'll see a sub-$200 Windows 8 slate? And would you be more likely to buy it at this very low price?

Can the Rumored Amazon Smartphone Be Groundbreaking Like the Kindle Fire?

Amazon is reportedly testing and developing its own smartphone, to be potentially released later this year. And while very, very little is known about what the device will feature, many believe that it will boast a competitive price tag. But is that enough to make it as groundbreaking for the smartphone market as the Kindle Fire was for the world of tablets?

Apple & Publishers Sued for Price Fixing, But How Much Should eBooks Cost?

Apple and five book publishers were slapped with a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday, with charges that they have conspired to fix prices on eBooks. Some analysts believe the result could eventually mean lower prices for consumers. But how much do you think an eBook should cost anyway?

When Is an eBook Better than a Print Book and Vice Versa?

Not surprisingly, eBook reading is on the rise, according to a recent poll. But under what circumstances are you willing to go digital, and when are you more likely to opt for print?

10 Ways to Wisely Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax season is upon us, and for many of us that means a nice return from Uncle Sam is heading our way. And if you've decided to spend your refund, you'll want to do it wisely. Naturally, we like to stretch our dollar as far as possible, so we looked into a variety of goods that can deliver the best bang for your buck. From Caribbean cruises to hour-long massages, here are 10 smart ways to spend your tax refund.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2012

Does the sagging economy, national debt, and our list of the 11 things that will be more expensive in 2012 have ya feeling down? Well, to help counteract some of that 2012 gloom, we've gathered 12 items we predict will cost less in the coming year. From HDTVs to wine, cash-strapped shoppers should keep an eye on prices for these items. So cheer up and read on for the good consumer news.

Best Black Friday Tablet & Reader Roundup: iPad for $480, NOOKcolor for $119

We've been keeping our eyes on the hotness meter all morning, putting together a roundup of the very best of Black Friday's tablet and eBook reader deals we've seen so far. We've found five Editors' Choice deals: an Apple iPad for $480, a B&N NOOKcolor for $119, and three other devices for under $300. New deals are popping up by the minute, and prices are subject to change, so please be sure to check before you buy.

The Most Discounted eBook Reader: Amazon Kindle vs Barnes & Noble NOOK

With its latest round of eBook readers, Amazon has solidified its position as the eBook juggernaut to beat. But Barnes & Noble isn't going to give up without a fight, and the once-dominant retail giant has followed suit and slashed prices on its new line of NOOK readers. But when it comes to deals and pricing, is Amazon still king of the hill? We dug through our deal archives to find out which tablet sees the better bargains.

Tablet Face-Off: Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad 2

Following months of speculation, Amazon finally launched its Kindle Fire this morning. While it offers intriguing features and access to aggressively-priced content via Amazon stores, it also boasts modest specifications. So how does it compare to the king of all tablets, Apple's iPad?