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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?

Got iOS 9? Make Sure to Turn This Setting OFF to Avoid Overage Fees

If you upgraded your iPhone to iOS 9, or if you bought a brand new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus recently, then you might want to turn off one of the default settings to avoid overage fees.

Which One of Your Coworkers Is Shopping for Cyber Monday Deals at Work?

While Black Friday has long reigned as the start of the holiday shopping season, the subsequent shopping holiday of Cyber Monday has become increasingly important. We look at how many workers will be taking a coffee break to score some deals.

11 Things You Need to Know About the New Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book laptop last week, and while it seems similar to the 2-in-2 Surface Pro 4, they're actually very different devices. Here's what you need to know about the buzzworthy laptop.

Black Friday Home Goods 2015: Appliances & Kitchen Deals Will Shine

It's time to look at Black Friday's most hotly anticipated category of consumer products: light bulbs! Okay, so purchases for the home might not be the sexiest things to buy during this monster shopping season. But you could potentially save hundreds on some big ticket items, including vacuums, washing machines, power tools, and kitchen appliances.

HBO Now Arrives on Roku Devices

The most popular media streamer on the market now gives its users access to the HBO Now app. Find out how soon you can download the app and which models are supported.

Amazon Will No Longer Sell the Apple TV or Chromecast to 'Avoid Confusion'

Amazon just gave Apple and Google an unexpected punch in the gut. The online retailer announced that later this month it will ban sales of the Apple TV and Chromecast media players. With the holiday season just weeks away, will Amazon's tough stance have a negative affect on deals?

Apple TV vs. Fire TV: Which Streaming Media Player Should You Buy?

Apple and Amazon have both just introduced updates to their popular streaming boxes. If you're not in either ecosystem yet, deciding between the two could come down to details like price and gaming ability.

First iPhone 6s Deal Says a Lot About Future Phone Prices

Cell service providers are moving away from contracts and the subsidization model that many shoppers are familiar with. And as a result, many of us may have to pay full price for our next phone. So how will this affect phone deals?

VIDEO: Is the iPad Pro the Future of Computing?

Apple has announced its iPad Pro — a larger, more powerful tablet. In this brief, delightful video, our panel of experts ask: Is the iPad Pro is going to be the thing that changes the perception of tablets from "fun pads" to serious business machines?

8 Ways to Save on Books for the True Bibliophile

With many major publishers raising prices for new eBooks, the dedicated bibliophile faces a dilemma: How do you feed your reading habit without putting your wallet on a diet? We look at library services, lending for eBooks, and more.

7 Reasons Why the New Apple TV is More Expensive

Yesterday, Apple introduced a major update to its Apple TV streaming device. With Siri integration, voice controls, streaming sports, and more, is an upgrade or new purchase worth it?

Here's When Apple's New iPads Will Go on Sale

Did Apple's recent keynote whet your appetite for a new iPad? Here are the prices you can expect to see from retailers as they begin to discount Apple's new family of iPads.

Kindle eBook Prices Have Jumped 30% to 60% in 2015

Amazon wanted to sell all eBooks at rock bottom prices, but publishers revolted. Deals can still be had though, especially on smaller, less popular titles.

9 Things to Know About Intel's Newest 'Skylake' Processors

Intel has unveiled their latest generation of processors, and they're faster and provide longer battery life. Are they worth the upgrade?

How to Understand Intel Skylake CPU Names & Model Numbers

Intel has released its latest line of computer processors, the sixth generation Intel Core, codenamed Skylake. There are a lot of upgrades to the processors that yield great improvements to your daily computing tasks. Unfortunately for those of us who aren't interested in parsing tech jargon, there are many different types of Skylake processors, each with their own combination of model numbers. Here's a quick rundown of what this alphabet soup all means.

Amazon Might Release a New Fire TV to Compete With Apple This Week

The Apple TV is expected to be announced on Wednesday, with a hefty price tag to boot. Will Amazon steal Apple's thunder with a cheaper alternative?

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.

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!

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!

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?

Is it Cheaper to Repair or Replace These 9 Electronics & Appliances?

Buying new stuff is expensive, but in today's consumer landscape, it's sometimes cheaper and more sensible than repairing a soon-to-be obsolete product.

More Fast Food Places Now Offer Preorders: Does it Save Time?

More fast food joints — like Wendy's, Taco Bell, and Starbucks — are embracing preordering through apps. But does it actually work well enough to save you time?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August may lack a major commercial holiday, but the dog days of summer are still a busy month for retailers and deal hunters alike. Back-to-school sales are at their prime this month and you can also expect to see dozens of deals on outdoor furniture, grills, and travel. Plus, take advantage of tax-free shopping days in select states.

The Chromecast is Finally Compatible With HBO Now

We already knew in May that the premium cable channel would be adding Android devices to its roster of compatible devices, but it was just yesterday that the service made it to the Chromecast — making the dongle the cheapest device you can purchase to stream HBO to your TV.