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There's Now a Patch to Make Batman: Arkham Knight for PC Slightly Less Terrible

There are a slew of bugs left to fix, and the game still isn't available for new purchases, suggesting there's still room to improve.

Rumor Roundup: Female Playable Character in GTA VI? Fat iPhone?

Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple iPhones, Grand Theft Auto 6, Adele, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

More Labor Day Sales to Shop NOW: Kohl's, Home Depot, Bebe

Happy (almost) Labor Day, hard-working dealseekers! You're probably looking forward to relaxing on Monday, so we've rolled up our sleeves to bring you even more Labor Day sales you can shop right now. Stack three coupons for massive savings at Kohl's, take up to 75% off at Staples, and get an extra 50% off sale womenswear at Bebe.

6 Alternatives to Disposable Cleaning Products That Save $250 a Year

Swiffers, sponges, and disinfectant wipes are all convenient, but these tossable cleaning products can be bad for your wallet. We look at alternatives, from DIY cleaning sprays to reusable cloths.

Say Goodbye to the Shirtless Models, Abercrombie's Getting a New Look

Abercrombie & Fitch wants to appear more sophisticated, which means the store is getting rid of its iconic shirtless models. Do the clothes look more adult, or kind of boring?

Amazon Sellers Can Now Set Limits on Who Gets Prime Shipping

Amazon is testing a program that lets marketplace sellers decide what areas of the country it will ship to via Prime. That sounds bad, but it's actually a good thing.

VIDEO: What's With Everyone Making Their Own Original Content?

According to Variety, Apple is going to invest in making some original shows, presumably for exclusive streaming on its Apple TV. In this brief video, our TV-loving panel asks: What's with everyone making their own streaming content, these days?!

The 10 Best Labor Day Coupons: Amazon, REI, Pier 1, Target, and More!

Labor Day is all about taking a break. To celebrate, we've done the work of rounding up this week's 10 best Labor Day coupons for you! Save up to $50 on Pier 1 Imports home decor, take an extra 20% off clothes at Amazon, and shave 10% off furniture at Target.

What Are 'Mystery Travel Deals' and Can They Actually Save You Money?

Popular wisdom holds that a little mystery is a good thing and that we should embrace mystery to spice up our lives. But how much are you willing to shell out on the unknown? This week we investigate mystery vacation deals to see if these "destination unknown" travel deals are as good as they claim to be.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September may mark the end of the summer season, but this month is bound to keep shoppers busy thanks to a healthy mix of Labor Day, back-to-school, and Apple iPhone/iPad deals.

Goodbye, Subsidized Phones: A Rundown of Every Carrier's Leasing Plans

All the major carriers are moving away from traditional two-year contracts, and leasing options are now springing up. But plenty of variations exist.

Should You Get Travel Insurance?

It may seem like an add-on scam, but depending on the coverage and the nature of your trip, travel insurance may be a valuable investment.

Rumor Roundup: Is This the iPhone 6s Plus Box? Peter Cushing Rises?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, Peter Cushing, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

6 Reasons Why the In-Store Pickup Trend Will Continue to... Pick Up

While studies show that in-store pickup isn't any more efficient than just buying in-store, that hasn't stopped brick-and-mortar shops from adopting and promoting the service, nor has it dissuaded customers from using it. What's driving the demand, and who benefits from it most?

35 Million People Will Travel This Labor Day: Avoid the Roads on Friday and Monday!

How much will gas cost this Labor Day? And with how many other (millions of) motorists will you be sharing the road? We look at these and other Labor Day stats.

Will Chinese-Made Goods Get More Affordable?

The markets are going crazy, and China is devaluing in currency. What does that mean for your favorite consumer products imported from that country?

VIDEO: Should Video Games Be in the Olympics?

Video games are only rumored to be under Olympic consideration, but British bookmakers are already taking bets on what titles will make the games. In this brief video, we discuss whether we want to see Counter-Strike, Dota 2, and Hearthstone in the Winter Games!

You Won't Believe How Much Americans Spend on Fantasy Football

Fantasy football is big business in the US, with high entrance fees and huge cash prizes. How does it work, and should you jump in?

Big Scam on Campus: Financial Traps of College Aid Accounts

College is expensive enough, but some schools may be unfairly partnering with banks to get more out of students receiving financial aid. DealNews spoke to the Center for Responsible Lending on how to avoid these costly debit accounts.

8 Simple Auto Repairs That Save Big Bucks in the Long Haul

The red warning light on your dash can ruin your day, but putting off dealing with it can not only be dangerous, but costly. These eight minor repairs warrant your immediate attention and will save you from losing money in the long haul.

Soon IKEA Will Only Sell LED Light Bulbs

IKEA has announced that, as of September 1, the only bulbs it will sell in its lighting department will be LED — and this could mean good things for shoppers who want lower electricity bills.

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPod a B-List Device? Metroid for Wii U?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple devices, breakfast cereal, Metroid, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Want a Cheap iPhone 6? Wait Until September

The buzz surrounding Apple's next-generation iPhone is getting louder with each passing week, but it's the possibility of yet another iPhone price drop that has us most excited. Here's what you can expect to pay for the iPhone 6 once the iPhone 6s is unveiled.

This Guy Hacked Amazon's Dash Button to Track His Kid's Poop

Many shoppers balked at the notion of paying $5 for something that essentially just makes it easier for you to fork over even more money to Amazon, but one man saw greater potential for the Dash button.

13 Surprising Upsides of Traveling on a Budget

You might be tempted to pay more for a vacation to avoid subpar hotel rooms, inconvenient flights, or off-season weather. While you should certainly take such things into account, we'd like to remind you of the many upsides of budget travel — through the magic of gifs!

VIDEO: How Do You Feel About HBO Paying for Sesame Street?

HBO will be paying for the next five years of Sesame Street, in exchange for a nine-month exclusivity window to new episodes; after that, PBS can show them for free, as usual. In this brief video, our puppet-like experts discuss if this HBO/Sesame Street deal is bad news!

How to Pick the Right Running Shoes

Expensive features and marketing jargon can confuse even experienced runners when buying a pair of running shoes. Stride type and comfort matter most for beginners.

Ask an Editor: Where Can You Find the Best Unlocked iPhone Deals?

Verizon is the latest carrier to ditch subsidized phone plans. However, that doesn't mean you have to pay full price for your next smartphone. Here's how you can find the best deals on an unlocked iPhone.

How to Sell Your Old iPhone to Pay for the New iPhone 6s or 7

With a new iPhone 6s or iPhone 7 likely on its way in September, we look at the different ways to sell your old phone, like through Gazelle, Glyde, and trade-in programs from Amazon and Walmart.

Free Spotify Users May Soon Have Limited Access to New Albums

Facing intense pressure from record labels and artists like Taylor Swift, Spotify could undergo its biggest change ever in the coming weeks. Does this mean the days of free music streaming are over?

Families Will Actually Spend LESS on Back-to-School Shopping This Year

Back-to-School shopping can be a confusing frenzy of spending. Do you really have to get the biggest box of crayons available? We look at what's more expensive this year, and how your spending compares to the rest of the country.

Rumor Roundup: An Ovation for Batman? Fantastic Four 2? Some Tech Stuff?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Batman, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculations from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!