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How to Get 1 Month of Amazon Prime for Free

If you're Prime delivery is late, Amazon's fine print grants you a free month of Prime, up to 12 times. DealNews tests out this guarantee, and we hear from our readers.

Survey Finds Americans Will Never Cut These Budget Items

The NRF reveals that connectivity rules when it comes to American household spending priorities, but luxuries like jewelry and anything "high-end" are the first to go when money is tight.

NVIDIA Disabled GPU Overclocking, Then Reversed Its Decision When PC Gamers Freaked Out

A blazing fast video card can make the biggest PC gamer act giddy, but recently the modding practice became a bit controversial for top manufacturer, NVIDIA.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in March

Spring is (hopefully) at our doorstep, and even if you're planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you'll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. From chocolates to iPads, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.

If You Bought a Lenovo Laptop Recently, You NEED to Read This

Pre-installed adware on some Lenovo laptops has made users' personal information vulnerable. Find out if your model is affected, and how to properly fix the issue.

Rumor Roundup: How Expensive Will the Apple Watch Be?

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

Hulu Gets Exclusive Rights to CSI, Will Soon Have 14 Seasons for You to Binge

Crime drama addicts, take note. Hulu has just scored the rights to 14 seasons of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The exclusive agreement marks a first for CBS, which is traditionally protective with its current content, and could help Hulu distinguish itself in a cut-throat streaming market.

How to Make Your Tablet Faster

Trimming the fat off your tablet's software is easier than you think. From deleting unused apps to eliminating background tasks, we've got six easy steps you can take to speed up your tablet experience.

A Hit Film at Sundance This Year Was Filmed Entirely With iPhones and an $8 App

From Bentley commercials to Oscar-winning documentaries, the Apple iPhone has a solid history with professional cinematographers. The latest project to join the pack of iPhone-produced works is Tangerine, an indie Sundance Film Fest hit that was recorded in its entirety with three iPhones and a cheap editing app.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

POLL: Will You Still Buy an Apple Watch if the Battery Only Lasts 2.5 Hours?

According to a new report, the Apple Watch could offer as little as 2.5 hours per charge with heavy app usage. That doesn't compare well to competitors, and consumers were already lukewarm on the pricey, first-gen Apple device. What will they think now?

Rumor Roundup: Is the iPad Getting a Stylus? Fast & Furious iPhone 6S? More?

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

Are Microsoft's Hologram Glasses Cool or Not?

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced HoloLens, a "holographic" computer interface. A lot more like Virtual Reality than a true hologram, it requires the user to wear a headset to see interact with it. Does a hologram need to be like Star Wars to count? Honestly, we can't tell — is this cool or not?

8 Tech Innovations From CES 2015 That Are Worth Your Time

Not every amazing gadget at the Consumer Electronics Show, hosted in Las Vegas earlier this month, is worth your attention. We highlight smart Bluetooth earbuds, the best new ultraportable laptop, and more devices that could actually change the game in 2015.

Subscription Prescription: Getting What You Want Every Month

Whether they contain the latest beauty samples or treats from far-off lands, there's a lot of mystery surrounding these curated care packages called "subscription boxes." To help our fellow dealseekers, we asked Liz Cadman, founder of My Subscription Addiction, for the answers to your toughest subscription box questions.

Your Amazon Echo Could Take More Than 4 Months to Arrive

Eager to get your hands on Amazon's Internet-connected Echo? You may want to tone down your expectations, as the Echo is currently experiencing a 4-month shipping delay. Does that change your plans at all?

Amazon Diaper Update: Amazon Stops Selling Elements, Offers $25 Credit for Subscribers

Earlier this month, we reviewed the newly introduced line of diapers from Amazon. Today, the store announced that it's going back to the drawing board.

Is T-Mobile Right? Is 'Data Stash' Really Cooler Than 'Rollover'?

T-Mobile unveiled a new perk that allows users to rollover unused data from month to month. Except the wireless provider can't actually call it "rollover." That's fine though, because CEO John Legere claims that the current name, Data Stash, is cooler anyway. Readers, help us find the answer to this debate!

Rumor Roundup: Mass Effect for New Consoles Only? Apple Watch in 2015? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Mass Effect 4, 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!

Is it Finally Time to Buy a 4K TV? - UPDATE: Joel McHale Weighs In!

In the past, we've cautioned against buying an "Ultra HD" 4K TV because there was barely any content for it and they were still too expensive. A year has passed, so has the situation changed? In this video, our experts discuss if 4K TVs are now a smart purchase.

Best Black Friday Apple Deals: There's Still Time to Save $74 on iPad Mini 3

Apple gets a bad rap for being overpriced, but Black Friday can still work its savings-magic on this popular brand. Unfortunately, these popular offers tend to disappear fast — be ready to grab these gadgets before they're gone! And be sure to check back here often, as we'll be updating this page with all the best Black Friday Apple deals.

Microsoft Cuts $50 Off the Xbox One, But We've Already Seen it for Cheaper

If you've been holding off on buying the Xbox One, then it might seem like good news that Microsoft has announced it will slice $50 off the price of the console. But in actuality, we have consistently seen deals for the Kinect version for lessway less — than Microsoft's new price.

Another iPad mini?! When to Get a Deal on Each Generation of the mini

By now, most consumers know that the iPad mini 3 and its predecessor are essentially the same tablet. But many don't know how retailers will react now that there are three generations of iPad mini tablets on the market simultaneously. We've analyzed the iPad mini landscape to let you know which mini tablet you should buy and at what price.

When to Buy Apple's New iPad Air 2 Tablet

It's been less than 24 hours since Apple's iPad announcement, yet we already know of one likely way to save $80 on the new iPad Air 2 — wait for Black Friday. Last year, the now-defunct iPad Air saw incredible deals during Black Friday week with retailers slashing its price to $429, while others bundled it with generous $75 and $100 gift cards. Here's what you can expect in the coming days.

For Most People, the New iPad mini 3 is a Waste of $100

During Apple's event today, Tim Cook and crew barely mentioned the iPad mini 3; in fact, they uttered a few short words about the new device, despite previously spending at least 10 minutes fawning over the updates on the iPad Air 2. Why, exactly, did Apple downplay its own product announcement? Probably because the iPad mini was barely updated at all.

Rumor Roundup: A Price-Drop On Apple Beats Music? FF War? More?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Amazon, The Fantastic Four, 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!

VIDEO: Can Ello (or Anything at All) Replace Facebook?

People are saying Ello, a new ad-free social media platform, might be the successor to Facebook! We got our hands on some invites and gave it a whirl; in this video, we discuss if Ello — or anything at all — can replace Facebook.

VIDEO: Do You Still Need a Tablet if You Own a Phablet?

With the astounding sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 plus (over 10 million units sold), it's clear that people really like larger phones. Our experts discuss if phablets and tablets are mutually exclusive technology, or is there's room in our hearts for both.

When to Buy a Mac or Apple Device: Save Money With Careful Timing

These days, Apple deals are easy to find, but when you buy your Apple kit is just as important as where you buy it. We took a deep look at the deal life cycle of four landmark Apple devices, and as it turns out, you can save a sizable sum right before, and after, an Apple device is updated.

When to Get the Best Price on a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air has gone from being Apple's priciest notebook to being its cheapest, entry-level machine; just this April, Apple refreshed its 11" MacBook Air for the fourth time and simultaneously lowered the retail price to $899. That cut was unexpected, but appreciated — namely because it has driven deals prices for the MacBook Air to new lows. If you're on the hunt for a MacBook Air deal, when can you expect the best prices?

Why You Shouldn't Pay More Than $399 for the iPad Air

The rumor mill has been buzzing for some time now, and the word is that Apple will release new iPads in October. That wouldn't be surprising since the company did so last year too. This predictability is extremely useful for the dealhunter, because it becomes easier to predict when you'll find the best deals.

When to Get the Best Price on an iPhone

Although iPhone deals were initially hard to come by, retailers like Walmart and Best Buy have now changed the deal industry by discounting new iPhones just days after their announcement. So bargain hunters are faced with a new dilemma: When exactly can you get the best deal on the iPhone of your choice? We took a look at our deals from the past three years to find out how discounts roll out during the life cycle of Apple's smartphone.