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10 Totally Awesome Pool Toys

Forget simple noodles and water pistols. These inflatable slides, floats, and shooters will really make a splash this summer.

First Look at the Steve Jobs Movie: What Do You Think of Michael Fassbender?

The trailer for the new Steve Jobs movie hit the Internet yesterday, and we want to know: Will you see it? What do you think of Michael Fassbender as Jobs? Does this look better than the Jobs movie with the guy from That '70s Show?

10 Independence Day Sales You Can Shop Right Now

With the 4th of July still days away, you can already score big discounts at retail giants like Amazon, Walmart, and more. Grab some affordable swimwear at PacSun, or get a new suitcase at Samsonite. All these and more are in the best 4th of July sales you can shop right now.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

Independence Day may be July's hallmark holiday, but the sales don't end there. Shoppers can also expect to see a variety of deals on in-season items like air conditioners, swimsuits, and even ice cream.

VIDEO: Do You Mind Overpaying for Music?

According to The Wall Street Journal, the average person spends about $51 on music every year. However, people who subscribe to a streaming music service pay $120. That's more than double! In this video, our experts discuss: Is "overpaying" for music is really so bad?

10 Surprising Facts About the 4th of July

Independence Day is upon us, and we've rounded up all the best 4th of July trivia in one place. Will someone eat 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes for a new world record this year?

Best Coupons of the Week: Up to 30% Off at HP, $5 Off $50 at Home Depot

Between end-of-the-month deals and 4th of July sales, we're practically drowning in coupon codes this week! To help you stay on top of all things discount, we've rounded up the 10 best coupons around. Take up to 30% off at HP, trim $5 off a $50 order at Home Depot, and save an extra 30% on sale items at Levi's.

10 Awesome Terminator Collectibles (For the T-800 Who Has Everything)

Terminator Genisys is almost here, and to celebrate, we've found everything from Terminator chess boards to candy on eBay. After all, every Terminator fan needs a custom-made bust of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Clean Slate: How to Erase Personal Data Before Selling or Recycling Your Device

A recent study found every Android device tested retained some personal data after supposedly being "wiped." We look at how to be certain your old device is clean.

Rumor Roundup: Is Your Battery Spying on You? No More Home Buttons?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, government spying, Windows 10, 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!

Everything You Need to Know About Using Your Phone Abroad

Going overseas doesn't have to mean losing your device or paying a ton. We look at how to get compatible devices or affordable international plans when you travel this summer.

Will Amazon's New Author Payment Policy Only Reward Suspense? (Click Here to Find Out!)

Amazon is changing its author payment policy, so some writers will be paid based on how many pages of their books are read. This might have side effects....

Amazon, Walmart, Others Remove Confederate Flag Merchandise From Inventory

In the wake of the racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, retailers have abandoned huge inventories of Confederate merchandise in droves.

Thank You in Euros: A Guide to Tipping Abroad

Outside the U.S., tipping can be expected in smaller amounts, not at all, or even considered rude! We help you navigate etiquette that can vary by country or even establishment.

14 Things to Consider When Buying a Projector

Projectors make any home theater or work presentation a professional affair. We look at several factors that affect your purchase, from usage needs to technical specs.

How to Earn and Redeem Frequent Flier Miles

Flying is expensive, but you can earn airline points for your next trip every time you travel, or even just by using your credit card!

What Happened to All the Tablet Deals?

You're not imagining things: the well of tablet deals has been a little dry so far in 2015. To find out when the deals will come back, we dug through the DealNews archives and spoke to an industry expert.

Rumor Roundup: Presidential Park? A Dance With Snapdragons? Giant Phones?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhone, VR Goggles, Snapdragons, Amazon, 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!

Last Minute Father's Day Gifts That Are Better Than Nothing, We Guess

You probably spent months preparing for Mother's Day, but when it comes to Father's Day, we all just assume he's gonna grill us some food or something. Though he says he doesn't mind, you really shouldn't show up empty-handed. Why not consider one of these absolutely last-minute gift ideas for Dad?

The Best Father's Day Freebies and Discounts

If your kids' gifts aren't up to scratch, we've found a selection of Father's Day freebies with which you can treat yourself and celebrate your paternal successes in style.

A Complete Guide to Wedding Registries: The Best Perks, Stores, and More

It's wedding season, and the possibilities for wedding registries can be overwhelming. To help you through it, we look at the perks that major retailers offer, plus newer registries for honeymoons, charity, organizing, and more.

How to Shop a Yard Sale and Find the Best Deals

Everyone wants to be the next American Picker, finding collectibles among junk and selling it for a profit. We look at basics like scheduling, haggling, research, and more.

National Splurge Day: Got the Urge to Splurge? Do It Wisely!

National Splurge Day is June 18, and though the idea of reckless spending sends a shiver down our frugal, money-saving spines, maybe — just maybe — we can spin this faux-liday into something that fits both the urge to splurge and the cravings for savings! Here's our list of items that you can splurge on, because they are more than worth the extra money you spend on them!

Top 6 U.S. Cities for Your 4th of July Vacation

Our top advice for planning 4th of July travel is book early. So we've gathered the best hotel deals on the best Independence Day destinations, including Philadelphia, Boston, and more.

The 10 Most Outrageous Splurges We've Ever Listed

In honor of National Splurge Day, we've compiled the most outrageous deals ever to appear on DealNews! Remember, they were still the best price available for that item!

10 Surprising Things We Learned From Our Father's Day Survey

When it comes to Father's Day gifts, power tools, neckties, and whiskey are bound to be high on most dads' wish lists. Or are they?

10 Movies to Stream With Dad This Father's Day

After you've barbecued and given your dad his gifts, put on one of these father-friendly films, available instantly and affordably on your favorite streaming service.

Game Developers Were Caught Inflating Prices for Steam's Summer Sale

Some companies were caught inflating prices ahead of the Steam Summer Sale, so they could exaggerate later discounts. Here are some titles to be wary of.

Rumor Roundup: High-Grade Aluminum iPhone? Gosling Theft Auto?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhone, Ryan Gosling, Pokemon, 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!

14 Father's Day Gifts to Avoid

Father's Day is almost here. To avoid an awkward situation, here's a list of 14 awful gift ideas to avoid. Your dad won't say "Thank you," but you'll know that he was thinking it, while repressing those feelings because that's what society tells men they have to do.

Are Smart Appliances and Furniture Worth Buying?

With Ikea introducing a line of furniture with built-in wireless chargers, we examine whether all these touchscreens and extras on appliances are any better than your phone.

11 Flippable Yard Sale Items to Look for This Summer

The chances are slim you'll stumble upon a gold mine in a pile of used junk. But sometimes one man's trash is another man's treasure! Here are some highly valuable items you might actually find for cheap at a garage sale, from video games to VHS tapes.