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What to Expect From 2016 Mother's Day Deals

We've delved into the archives to take a look at the very best Mother's Day deals from the past few years. Ditch the pricey flowers and opt for a more imaginative, penny-pinching gift — like tech, fragrances, and more.

9 Things You Need to Know About Apple's Quiet Update to the Retina MacBook

A brand new version of the 12" MacBook will soon be available, and it will come with some snazzy new features, colors, and other performance specs that might convince some holdouts to finally upgrade to Apple's newest line of Macs. So is it worth trading in your old laptop for the new MacBook?

7 Things You Need to Know About the New Kindle Oasis

Amazon's newest Kindle was released last week, and while many seemed surprised over the changes and features, the most surprising aspect is the price. The Oasis is now the most expensive Kindle model, but is it worth it? And is it the right one for your reading habits?

Nest Disabling Revolv: Can We Trust "Lifetime Guarantees" and the Internet of Things?

Revolv smart hubs are about to go dark. While subscribers knew this was coming, Nest's move seems to have shaken the faith users had in the Internet of Things.

If Apple Removes the Audio Jack From the iPhone 7, What Will Happen to Headphone Prices?

Rumors are still circulating that the iPhone 7 won't include a standard audio jack. It's a move that will surely make waves in the headphone world, and affect the pricing of audio accessories. But by how much?

7 Things You Need to Know About the iPhone SE

Apple just announced the iPhone SE. Although the specs are familiar, this tiny smartphone holds one big surprise — its starting price.

Cut It Out! These 6 Cable Cord-Cutting Myths Just Won't Die

If headlines are to be believed, this past decade has seen a mass exodus of people leaving cable television behind for a streaming nirvana. But others think cord-cutting is full of complications and problems. Is either case true? To find out, we looked at some of the biggest myths surrounding the so-called cord-cutting movement.

Would You Pay With a Selfie?

Mobile payments have been around for a while now, but convenience and security concerns remain. MasterCard wants to use selfies to verify mobile purchases.

Tune In and Drop Cable With a Digital Antenna

Going without cable and streaming doesn't have to mean going without TV. A digital antenna will pick up many channels, and is affordable and easy to install. Here are the basic features to look for, and how to get the most out of your antenna.

No Surprise: Millennials Will Spend the Most on St. Patrick's Day

Like all festive occasions, St. Patrick's Day invites us to part with a little dough. What does that add up to, besides 18 zillion choruses of "Danny Boy"? Here, we present five mind-blowing facts about St. Pat's spending worthy drinking a toast to as you whip out that clover-covered credit card.

Use This Service to Connect Apps and Save Money

If This Then That allows you to connect two websites or apps, making an action on the first cause a reaction on the other. And money-savers are using it to keep receipts, automate savings, and more.

Here's Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy an iPad

While Apple has been hinting that it would be unveilling new products in March for some time now, it is only in the past week or so that details have begun to emerge. And although a new iPhone and new bands for the Apple Watch will be revealed, the anticipated announcement perhaps causing the most excitement is the emergence of a new iPad.

50 Retailers That Let You Buy Online and Return In-Store

To make online returns easier, some retailers allow you to take your purchase to a local store to return or exchange. We'll tell you about 50 retailers that let you buy online and return in-store, and offer tips about how these returns work.

8 Ways to Wisely Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax season is in full swing! If you're getting a refund and your savings are in order, you should treat yourself. Here's a few ideas to help you get the most bang for your refunded bucks.

Free Candy & Car Washes: 8 Examples of Super Customer Service

Most tales of customer service stories are complaints, but what about the others? From lifetime service to enticing freebies, these companies lead in keeping customers happy.

Apple Now Accepts Cracked iPhones for Trade In

A cracked or damaged iPhone used to mean shelling out for a new screen, or a whole new phone. But now, Apple is helping those with broken phones skip repairs — by moving straight to upgrades.

New Apple Watch in March! (Just Kidding, It's Just Bands)

Back in December, reports that Apple would release the Watch 2 in March made some hold off on buying a first-gen model. Unfortunately, new reports point to a Watch 2 release in the fall — which means it might be time to jump on a deal.

10 Customer Loyalty Programs You've Never Heard Of

Consumers in the United States hold 3.3 billion memberships in loyalty programs. Tons of loyalty programs are out there that you may not know about, however, either because they aren't heavily advertised or because it wouldn't occur to you to look for them. We've rounded up 10 loyalty programs that might pique your interest.

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest TV Technologies

Buying a new TV can lead you into a minefield of unfamiliar jargon, making it tricky to work out which set is really the best one for you. Don't worry. We're here to cut through the noise and explain what's really worth worrying about on the TV tech horizon.

What to Expect From 2015 After Christmas Sales: Deals Start Earlier Than Ever!

The time leading up to Christmas includes some of the busiest shopping days of the year. However, not all December sales end with the holidays. If you can stand the wait, After Christmas sales often provide deeper discounts than their pre-Christmas cousins.

More Power to You: 6 Alternatives to Apple's iPhone Battery Case

Apple's new battery pack case for its iPhone 6/6s has left some longtime Apple fans less than impressed. For those turned off by the case's shortcomings, we've rounded up six alternative battery extension options.

Rumor Roundup: Appearing As DLC, Yoda Is? GTA Subscriptions?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Grand Theft Auto VI, Star Wars DLC, and more? Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest speculation from the Internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

A New Apple Watch Is Coming: Should You Buy a Deal Now or Wait?

Rumor has it that the Apple Watch 2 will be unveiled in March, so should you bother scoring a good deal on an Apple Watch now?

10 Healthy Fast Food Items That Won't Break the Calorie Bank

As health food has become the go-to trend, it's no surprise that brands known for less-healthy fare are trying to keep up. What changes are your favorite fast food chains making to compete? And what can you eat at the drive-thru that's healthier than a quarter pounder with cheese?

3 Simple Rules to Protect Your Credit Score While Holiday Shopping

If you don't keep your credit score top of mind during the holiday shopping season, you could start the New Year with a dipping (or diving) credit score. Follow these three simple rules to protect your credit score during the holidays.

Black Friday 2015 Cheers & Jeers: What Store Had the Best Deals?

Before we can at last close the door on Black Friday 2015, we've got some amusing tidbits and major gripes to share. We polled the people in the trenches, DealNews' own writers and editors, and then consulted our deal records from the past week to come up with this year's list of Cheers and Jeers.

Black Friday Video Games 2015: Xbox One & PS4 Bundles Will Offer the Best Value

Statistically speaking, you're probably shopping for a gamer this holiday season. Are you finally ready to drop some cash on a current-gen console? Will you fill your cart with 2015's hottest AAA titles? Or perhaps fill your hard drive with PC game downloads? No matter what your gaming goals are this Black Friday season, we've got the predictions to keep you — and your budget — happy.

Black Friday Tablets 2015: Android Doorbusters & Lots of Deals on the iPad mini 4

If you're shopping for a tablet this Black Friday, we've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is it's been a rough year for tablet fans. The good news is that tablets are overdue for a comeback.

Black Friday Smartphones 2015: 7 Ways Deals Will Be Completely Different This Year

With wireless carriers making the move to no-contract plans, what we know and can predict about smartphone pricing during this Black Friday season is in flux. The smartphone landscape hasn't just changed — we're on a whole new planet! Here's how this might affect deals this Black Friday.

Black Friday Laptop Deals 2015: You Won't Believe How Cheap Prices Will Get

As we approach Black Friday 2015, you may be wondering: How much can I expect to pay for a laptop this November? Fortunately, there will be price points for every budget. Bargain bin models will drop to eye-popping prices of $99 to $149, but even beefier mainstream systems will be unbelievably cheap this year.

Rebuilt to Last: A DIY Expert Explains Why He ONLY Buys Refurbs

While the shopping ins and outs of refurbs get plenty of coverage, the electronic advantages don't get nearly as much media love. So Kyle Wiens — founder of iFixit — took time from his busy schedule to walk us through why refurbished products are even better than new sometimes.

13 NYC Restaurants Will Eliminate Tipping While Charging Up to 25% More for Food

In November, an influential NYC restauranteur will roll out a no-tipping policy at 13 locations, with the goal of having the restaurants be completely tipless by the end of 2016. But at what cost?