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Best Black Friday Smartphones: Cheapest Samsung Galaxy S III, more from 1¢

If you happen to be eligible for a new or renewed wireless contract, then you're in luck, as we've found some excellent Editors' Choice smartphone deals starting at just a penny. There's even a promotion that makes you a net profit of $30! Additionally, we found some prepaid and contract-free options, depending on your needs. Get the details and reviews on the best models inside.

The Final Black Friday Ads Roundup: Electronics, Toys, Appliances, Clothes

We're finally in the throes of Black Friday week, which means it's time for our final roundup of the best Black Friday ads. We've done our best to sort through the myriad offers that have flooded the internet over the last few weeks, putting all the projected promos through a rigorous dealnews screening. Read on for the best ads for electronics, appliances, apparel, video games, and toys.

Final Roundup of the Best Black Friday HDTV Ads

If you're on the prowl for a new HDTV, you've come to the right place. We've updated our roundup of the best Black Friday HDTV ads, with deals from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Unfortunately, 3D deals were scarce, but we found a 50" 1080p HDTV for $298, a 32" set for $97, and a brand-name 40" model for $180 to help you forget about it.

Updated: The Best of the Black Friday Electronics Ads So Far

By now we've seen the leaks, analyzed the circulars, and highlighted the best Black Friday laptops, HDTVs, and toys. But what about the small electronics, like tablets, smartphones, cameras, and MP3 players? Inside we've compiled a master list of the best Black Friday deals on electronics, which includes the hottest Android smartphone of the year for just a buck.

Updated: The Best of the Black Friday Gaming and Toy Ads So Far

No holiday shopping list is complete without the season's hottest toys and video games. And while Black Friday doesn't always offer the best prices on toys, there are still a handful of Editors' Choice deals to be had. We've rounded up the toy and video game highlights thus far, including best-of-the-year sales for Fisher-Price, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hot Wheels, and more.

How Donald Trump May Ruin Macy's Black Friday Sale

A few weeks ago, 32% of our readers said they wouldn't shop at Macy's this year for Black Friday, based on past experiences. This week, a petition is circulating that demands Macy's cease its relationship with Donald Trump, after the real estate developer criticized Barack Obama via Twitter. Could the Trump association be the final straw for those who are hesitant to give their business to Macy's? And will the retailer's Black Friday sales suffer?

What to Buy on Cyber Monday: Deals on Soft Goods Increase 27%

By now, most savvy shoppers realize that there's no truth to the misconception that you should shop in-store on Black Friday and wait until Cyber Monday for online deals. But if online offers are available throughout the entire weekend, what makes Cyber Monday different? Are there certain items that see better deals if you wait? We rummaged through our archives from last year to find out.

Smoke, Fry, Roast, or Grill: Different Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Every Thanksgiving, families nationwide assemble around the table waiting for the most honored guest: the turkey. And every year it's a delicious meal, albeit not exactly the same; there are, after all, several ways to cook a turkey! Inside are our favorite methods to prepare and cook the Thanksgiving Day bird, and the tools required to do so. And with the big day just over a week away, now's the time to test out a new technique or two.

Retailers Are Already Warning Shoppers About Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Think the Black Friday hype started way too early this year? Consider the fact that Christmas, still six weeks away, has been marketed to consumers since mid-October. And while we're used to the usual premature Christmas ads, many stores have already begun mentioning shipping deadlines in your shopping cart "Christmas creep," it seems, has infiltrated checkout.

Stores Offer Black Friday Previews and Early Access in Exchange for Loyalty

A new trend has emerged for this year's shopping season: stores will dangle early access to Black Friday sales, in exchange for loyalty program registration. Already, Lowe's, Sears, and Target have pushed "sneak peeks," promising either a preview of the store's Black Friday ad, or actual advance access to the deals themselves. But are any of these promotions worth it?

Analyzing the 2012 Black Friday Ads: Best Buy Offers First Great Doorbuster

Best Buy is synonymous with Black Friday, so many are likely hoping that its leaked Black Friday ad will finally deliver some solid electronics deals to the table. In total, Best Buy has more than 77 devices on sale, including a can't miss deal on a 40" LCD HDTV and a budget laptop that hits our all-time low prediction, among others.

Be Like Bond: Spy Cameras, Disguises, Gadgets, and more

Who hasn't daydreamed about being an international super spy? The adventure! The action! The dubious morals! The getting shot at, being disavowed by your government, and left for dead in a foreign prison! Hmmm ... OK, it doesn't all sound so great. But that doesn't mean you can't pretend to be James Bond in the safety of your own home by picking up one of these spy gadget deals we've rounded up for you!

A Great Gaming Site Takes Shape: The Verge's Marty Moe Talks Polygon

Marty Moe has gone from AOL to The Verge and is now on to his latest endeavor, Polygon, which hopes to do what The Verge did for tech for coverage, but for the $25 billion gaming industry. To find out more about the launch, we sat down with Marty Moe just hours after Polygon went live to talk about his plans for the site, and how he hopes it will stand out among the countless portals covering the gaming universe.

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