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13 Ways Black Friday 2014 Will Be Different

Yes, it's only the first week of October, but it's time to start talking about Black Friday. After all, preparation is the best way to manage your expectations and get the best deals possible once the big day is upon us. In that spirit, here's our annual list of the ways in which Black Friday will be different this year!

10 Ways a Smartwatch Could Make Your Life Better

Smartwatches are the hottest new gadget in the tech world — but they're still pricey, and most need a smartphone to function. Is it worth the investment? Read on to see a few of the top ways a smartwatch could improve your daily activities.

Rumor Roundup: Is the Apple Watch Delayed Because of Bad Batteries?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Minecraft, HTC, 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!

Rumor Roundup: U2 Pre-Loaded on New iPhones? Why Not?!

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, U2, Chris Pratt, The Tick, 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!

Permanent Discounts: Getting a Tattoo to Save Some Money

How far are you willing to go to get a discount? For many, there's no measure too extreme if it means getting a couple bucks off of a sandwich! Inside, you'll hear about six promotions that offer a discount or perk for getting a permanent tattoo!

Customer Service Reps Should Roleplay as Thor More Often

If you have ever wanted to know what it would be like if the ruler of Asgard had to deal with a book being mistakenly sent back to Amazon, then you need to read this immediately.

When Amazon's Comment Section Gets Hijacked: The Best Joke Reviews

As must happen to all things on the Internet, Amazon's customer reviews are on occasion hijacked by smartasses. And as you might imagine, certain products — like BIC's "For Her" pens or a book titled A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates — are prime candidates for their absurd humor. Join us as we revel in our favorite joke Amazon reviews!

Video Review: Is a Ziploc Bag as Good as a Waterproof Case for Your Gadget?

The beach. Water parks. The toilet. These are all places where your beloved iPhone can find itself taking a nasty, warranty-voiding bath. Several items on the market purport to keep your gadgets dry in these situations, but how well do they really work? And do you have to spend a lot to get acceptable water protection?

A Buyer's Guide to the Best Activewear and Workout Clothes

The best clothes for exercise can help keep you dry and irritation free, and thereby improve your performance. Here are our tips on which sweaty gym rags are actually worth a little more.

Are Smartwatches a Smart Buy? Reviews Show Common Problems

Apple didn't release a smartwatch last month as expected, but it's still rumored to be on the horizon. With the field already crowded, consumer site Fixya compiled smartwatch reviews and common complaints, and found that they might not be ready for most consumers yet.

PlayOn Review: Is This TV Streaming & Recording Software Worth It?

PlayOn and PlayLater claim to make cord-cutting possible once and for all. We decided to see for ourselves, and it turns out the latter in particular offers some interesting features that any media-junky can appreciate.

Get Cycling This Summer with the Proper Biking Gear

You'll find that bicycling longer distances can present a physical challenge, manifested in sore feet and hands, a sweaty body, and a tender posterior. That's where the proper clothing and equipment specially made for bicycling can come to the rescue. Consider donning the gear of a bicyclist and your miles will be much more fun.

How to Be Prepared for a Power Outage: Provisions and Preparations

With air conditioner season arriving in parts of the country, blackouts could be close behind. Be prepared for a power outage with these supplies and provisions.

The Amazon Fire Phone Might Go on Sale Sooner Than You'd Expect

Although Amazon's 32GB Fire Phone is aggressively priced at $199, we rabid deal hunters are already trying to figure out how we can purchase it for less. To find out how long we have to wait for the first wave of deals, we examined deals on current Android smartphones along with price cuts on existing and previous-generation Amazon products.

6 Reasons Why the Amazon Fire Phone is Different

Amazon has joined the ranks of Google and Apple with its just-announced Fire smartphone. Before you dismiss this handheld as just another competitor in an already-crowded market, take a closer look. The Amazon Fire phone packs features that could put some of today's best handhelds to shame.

How to Get the Best Deals on Father's Day Gifts

There are a few Father's Day gifts that are "tried and true," and we've provided a deal breakdown of what you can expect in terms of price and discounts. Now is a great time for grills, electronics, sporting goods, and yes, neckties.

State of Gaming 2014: PC Gaming Is on the Rise

Does the debut of the PS4 and Xbox One mean that mobile, PC, and Nintendo gaming faded further away? DealNews' 2014 gaming survey painted a picture of our gaming readers as more welcoming of non-console gaming, and more generous (but discriminating) with their money.

Apple Buys Beats Music: Are You Psyched, Depressed, or Indifferent?

Dr. Dre can now add Apple executive to his ever-diverse resume. The rap mogul, along with Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine, sold their Beats empire to Apple for a cool $3 billion. But some Beats fans aren't thrilled about the idea of Cupertino controlling their favorite streaming service. What do you think?

8 Foods That May Be Too Expensive to Eat This Summer

We took a look at eight foods that may be in for a price hike this summer, and there's good and bad news. You aren't likely to starve, but you may need to seek out some budget-friendly alternatives to your usual fare.

The Great Grill Debate: Charcoal vs. Gas

To help you pick the perfect grill for your outdoor cooking needs, we'll explore the charcoal vs. gas grill debate, looking at the cost of both, and weigh a number of other grilling variables.

VIDEO: Why Do We Upgrade Our Computer's OS?

This week marks the official demise of Windows XP! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if it's even necessary to upgrade your OS.

Of the Latest Android Phones, the HTC One (M8) Comes Out On Top

We decided to take a look at how the current front-runners in the Android smartphone market — the HTC One (M8), the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the LG G Pro 2, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and the Moto X — measure up.

8 Tips to Make Sure You're Prepared for Emergencies

Early this morning, California residents experienced a 4.4 earthquake, and while there are reportedly (and thankfully) no injuries or major damage as a result, the news once again reminds us that accidents and disasters can come at any time. Because we can't control or predict when these events happen, we should all be prepared in case of emergency.

Timing Is Everything: How to Save the Most Money on a Spring Break Trip

The time to finalize your spring break plans is drawing nigh, but this popular travel season can put you in the red faster than a student loan if you're not careful. However a recent study has revealed that choosing the right time to book and the right time to travel are the key components of scoring an awesome spring break travel deal.

The Magic of Science and Friendship: Amazon's Kids' TV Pilots Reviewed

In a continued effort to crowdsource TV programming from its Prime members, Amazon has offered up another slate of pilots for your consideration, be you kid or adult. Because not everyone has the time or inclination to watch all 10 shows, we've taken the liberty of viewing them for you. We already reviewed Amazon's offerings for mature audiences, and now we're moving on to the kids' shows. Which pilots are worth your child's time?

Your Chromecast Will Soon Have a Lot More Content to Stream

When Google first released the Chromecast, there was much to be excited about. But a lack of compatible apps and content quelled some of that excitement. That is, until now. Developers will soon be able to create and release Chromecast-compatible sites and apps, making a slew of new material available to users in the next few months.

Not for the Faint of Heart: Amazon's Drama & Comedy TV Pilots Reviewed

In its continuing efforts to crowdsource TV programming with its Prime members, Amazon has offered up another slate of pilots for your consideration. But which ones are worth your time? And furthermore, which should you "vote" for to have developed into a full series?

Putin on the Ritz: Bizarre Hotel Amenities at the Olympics

Wouldn't it be fun to go to the Sochi Winter Olympics? Don't you wish you could be there for the pomp, the circumstance, the medals, and the ... fancy hotels? Well, don't get super excited, because supposedly the hotels are a mess!

Rumor Roundup: White Xbox One? Solar Powered iPhone?

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

Beats Music Streaming App Has 20 Million Songs, No Ad-Supported Free Option

Beats Music promises its users a mobile streaming experience that tailors playlists to what listeners are craving in that moment — as long as they aren't craving free music, that is. Beats Music costs $10 a month, and (unlike almost every other streaming service) there's no ad-supported free option. Read on for our take on this nascent streamer, and find out whether Beats Music is the service you've been waiting to pay for.

How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home & Tailgating Needs

Owning a portable generator is a great investment for dialing up the quality of your tailgate party with video and audio on a sumptuous widescreen TV, or just being prepared for winter power outages. But generators come in many shapes, sizes, and (most importantly) price points. Thus, we've created a helpful guide to picking a portable generator.

Seiki's Cheap 65" 4K HDTV Isn't That Cheap ... Yet

Seiki is poised to break some records this December when it releases its latest 4K HDTV, the ultra-cheap 65" SE65UY04. And while big-box retailers may use this "cheap" 4K HDTV to lure shoppers, we think early adopters should wait at least a few weeks before making any purchase.