Search giant Google recently purchased Boston Dynamics, a military-grade robotics company. Besides getting some cool robots to play with, we wondered why Google would be interested in this company. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss the possible uses for Google killbots robots~!.
Look, we get it. It's difficult to hear us prattle on about how much cheaper everything will be after the holidays, knowing full well that many of you absolutely must exchange gifts on or before December 25. Being the problem solvers that we are, we came up with the perfect solution: An IOU that lets you forgo the normal gift-giving timeline!
When you've got an arsenal of awesome accessories, you can still look hot during even the coldest winter months. That's why today we're highlighting the week's best accessories deals. Whether you grab a Joseph Abboud wallet for $7, save $30 on a Pebble Smart Watch, or nab a pair of sunglasses from REI at up to 71% off, these accessories are just too cool for summer.
The issue of holiday tipping has left many folks wondering how big (or small) a tip to leave (or not leave) as part of the yearly ritual of playing Santa. To get a handle on holiday tipping etiquette, we talked to a few experts and found out that by following a few simple guidelines, you can spread extra holiday cheer to the folks with whom you interact every day without going broke.
Why chance ruining the holiday by getting your kids toys that'll harm them? That's not very cheery and in the spirt of things! To make sure you don't spend Christmas in the E.R. check out W.A.T.C.H.'s list of the season's 10 Worst Toys.
The holidays are upon us and the next few days will decide whether you'll be handing out gifts or frantically searching for fruit cake come Christmas morning. To help you avoid the latter scenario, we've rounded up cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers.
Upside down Christmas trees were first introduced as a marketing gimmick, but apparently the trend has caught on since the inverted tree saves space and keeps delicate decorations out of the way of children and pets. So how does one display an upside down Christmas tree? And would you buy one?
Didn't find the laptop you wanted on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? This week's best laptop sales are equivalent to hitting the jackpot as we've got six Editors' Choice systems with prices starting at $280. Included in our roundup are four touchscreen ultraportables, the cheapest Haswell desktop replacement we've seen, and a stunning deal on Lenovo's well-received new Yoga Pro 2.
Sometimes we wonder whether Santa's elves keep quirky magic dust hidden in the North Pole workshop that can turn certain toys into collectibles. To find out more about when and why toys turn valuable, we talked to the owner of a Chicago collector's store and asked him which collectible toy lines are of the most valued.
Outside of Black Friday, the holiday season is a crucial time for shopping, for both the consumer and retailers. And as is the case with all things, the changing times have affected how we will approach our holiday gift list this year. From higher shipping minimums to expanding price matching policies, here are seven ways holiday shopping will be different in 2013.
No matter where you stand on the "Happy Holidays" vs. "Merry Christmas" debate, there's no denying that there are other holidays in December besides Christmas. A lot of other holidays, actually. Because we at DealNews love festivities almost as much as we love bargains, here are 30 more December holidays (both secular and religious) that you can celebrate this month.
Recently, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in which he revealed that his company plans to create autonomous flying drones that will deliver packages within 30 minutes of when an order was placed. In this video, our deal experts discuss the feasibility and desirability of such a scheme.
Everybody take a deep breath: Black Friday has come to an end. While there are still some Cyber Week sales to consider, we can at least close the book on Black Friday 2013. And as we do so, we've got some amusing tidbits (Did you know that one of the hottest deals of the week was a towel?) as well as some major gripes to share.
Black Friday is so close we can practically taste it! But before we charge out the door on Thanksgiving, we want to pause for a minute and think about what this all adds up to. We've crunched some big numbers in the lead up to this major shopping event, and think this is a great space to talk about Black Friday by the numbers.
We've all heard the Black Friday horror stories about out of control crowds. But is it really dangerous to head to the store on Black Friday? What steps are retailers taking to protect customers and employees during the shopping holiday? Read on to see how merchants will try to maximize safety — and profits — during the Black Friday season.
Another Kmart commercial, another uproar! The company's new boxer commercial for the holidays is ringing some people's bells. Judge for yourself if it's edgy, button-pushing, inappropriate, or just insipid.
Amazon has finally sent around a preview of its Black Friday Sale. Starting on Sunday, November 24 (that's a whole day earlier than last year), Amazon will post a new deal every 10 minutes for eight days straight. That's a lot of deals. But are any worth your time?
Some people have convinced themselves that it'll never happen, that it's all hype. But Black Friday is coming ... and it's coming soon! Have you made plans for how you're going to survive a direct strike from Black Friday? The anti-consumerist, Buy-Nothing-Day believers with any hope of making it through Black Friday best enact some of these Black Friday survival techniques.
Believe it or not, there are shoppers that have already started lining up for Black Friday. Yes, it gives us hilarious images of tents outside of a Best Buy, but what makes a person go to such drastic measures?
We strive to ready our deal slingers with ample consumer ammo via our Black Friday ad analyses, but useless "filler deals" can still be hard to spot on the big day. In order to steer clear of such fluff, we've outlined a number of pointers that will help you identify the good from the bad, because not all that glitters is consumer gold.
Even though we're advocating waiting until the second week in December to buy toys, we were combing through the latest leaked Black Friday toy deals and saw several fun offers that were of note. Here are the best Black Friday toy and gaming deals thus far.
There are many people in this country who love fried turkey at Thanksgiving, like our dear friend William Shatner. But some culinary wannabes don't know how hazardous frying a turkey can be. So, to put it into perspective, we've put together this list of things that are actually less dangerous than frying a turkey.
By now we all know what pre-Black Friday shopping looks like. Throngs of shoppers camped outside retail stores, hoping to score one of the season's first doorbusters. As professional deal hunters, we're here to show you how to increase your chances of getting a doorbuster, and more importantly — consider if it's even worth the time and effort in the first place.
Video games have been a staple in many American households since the mid 1970s when Atari's Pong console game became a hit. Now, whether you're a fan of Wii U, Xbox, or some 8-bit relic that's just a hair past the days of Pong, the question of which were the best video games of all time remains.
Black Friday can be really overwhelming, but don't panic: Here at DealNews, we spend all year preparing for Black Friday so you don't have to. Our Black Friday hub is the only place you need to go for all the latest info. So get comfy and then get clicking, deal-seekers; you've come to the right place.