Keurig, maker of those single-serving coffee machines, has revealed that its next-generation devices will not work with any pods or K-Cups that are not "licensed." In other words: Keurig is adding DRM to its coffee!
The app markets are filled with so-called "free-to-play" games, and it's no wonder: the most popular free games can rake in millions of dollars per day. These apps generally make money through a combination of advertising and in-app purchases. However, a recent survey found that about 0.15% of mobile gamers are making 50% of all the in-app purchases in free-to-play games. Read on as we take a hard look at this trend in mobile gaming.
Spring is 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. To help you save big, we've gathered information on the most savvy purchases this month. From chocolates to gaming consoles, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.
Samsung has officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, with less emphasis on internal hardware and more on additional features. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts examine if the S5 lives up to the hype, whether we've maxed out on what's possible with smartphone hardware, and what it even means to be a flagship Android phone.
In a continued effort to crowdsource TV programming from its Prime members, Amazon has offered up another slate of pilots for your consideration, be you kid or adult. Because not everyone has the time or inclination to watch all 10 shows, we've taken the liberty of viewing them for you. We already reviewed Amazon's offerings for mature audiences, and now we're moving on to the kids' shows. Which pilots are worth your child's time?
Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, bezels, Captain Marvel, 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!
In a move that's causing uproar among consumer advocates, Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Comcast is already the largest cable company in the country, but the FCC isn't likely to stop the deal. So how will this merger will affect you?
When Google first released the Chromecast, there was much to be excited about. But a lack of compatible apps and content quelled some of that excitement. That is, until now. Developers will soon be able to create and release Chromecast-compatible sites and apps, making a slew of new material available to users in the next few months.
Jeff Bezos is taking another swing at an Emmy award with a new selection of pilots. Those that get the most votes will be made into a full series. It's a great idea, but the comedies don't sound that funny to us.
Google has landed itself back in the tech news spotlight with its recent $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, a home automating company. As with anything discussed on the Internet, reactions to this news has been mixed — and some people are totally freaked out.
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.
Acid-wash jeans, mullets, flared collars, Black Friday deals. These are all things that we once thought were so great back in the day, but now appear pretty silly. Join us, won't you, as we take a look back at several Black Friday deals of yesteryear. They are delightful in their quaint awfulness!
We first talked to Anthony Scarsella, Gazelle's Chief Gadget Officer, last year to find out what devices topped his list of must-haves. But a lot has happened in 18 months or so! And even though there still "isn't enough time to try every gadget" in the world, we did manage to find out his top five new favorite gadgets.
While we're aware that smartphones can do double duty as a camera, portable gaming system, and MP3 player, their potential actually runs much deeper than that. With the right apps or accessories, your phone can accomplish a variety of nifty tasks that you might not be aware of.
The last few years have seen an increase in retailer exclusives in a variety of categories, from media to clothing lines, and beyond. But despite its presence in the marketplace, consumers planning to buy Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray should be prepared for a surprise.
Apple's new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S, made its debut today, but for the first time in the company's history, there was more than one smartphone announcement. Thus, shoppers looking for a new smartphone may be wondering which model is right for them; is the iPhone 5S worth the $100 premium, or can the iPhone 5C satisfy even power users? We compared both phones to find out.
By Stephen Slaybaugh, DealNews Contributing Writer
Last week TiVo, the company responsible for revolutionizing the DVR market at the turn of the century, unveiled its highly anticipated new Roamio line — its first product upgrade in three years. With the company touting its new offering as the "best DVR ever," we've took to the reviews to see if the experts agree and if, in this age of countless streaming services, they think consumers even need a TiVo anymore.
Last week, the repair commandos at iFixit.com shared with us their list of the 10 easiest-to-repair electronics. It's a useful list if you want to know which gadgets you can service on your own. But if it's controversy and indignation you want, this is the week you've been waiting for! Here are iFixit's top 10 hardest-to-repair electronics.
It's been an interesting few weeks for gamers, particularly Xbox fans. After initially planning a host of seemingly draconian online connectivity requirements and restrictive resale policies, Microsoft announced some big changes to its original Xbox One plans in response to gamers' reactions. But could new and used video games have been cheaper under the Xbox One's original model?
Microsoft announced yesterday that it will terminate the Xbox One's much-disputed DRM policy, and it will no longer require 24-hour online check-in from users. Surely this will please the gamers who hated these "features," but is it enough to make them go back to team Xbox?
Analysts have been predicting the NOOK's demise for a while, which means Amazon's Kindle line may be the way to go for those hesitant of the shaky Barnes & Noble device. And as luck would have it, we found two exceptionally good Kindle Fire deals today, including a rare discount on the current generation tablet and an all-time low price on a refurbished model.
When they debuted for consumers earlier this year, 4K TVs carried a $20,000 price tag. For this reason, we'd wager that few dealnews readers realistically ever considered buying one — that is, until Seiki released a 50" 4K TV for just $1,500. Despite that crazy low price, there are still many reasons why it's not worth investing in 4K technology just yet.