Should You Buy a Gaming Microconsole?

Small, affordable set-top boxes are bringing certain mobile and PC games to television screens. We run down the available options, and whether they're right for you.

A Guide to Bird Feeders and Seeds for Backyard Bird Watching

Spring brings beautiful and melodious birds to your backyard. But how can you feed them, while keeping away predators and other critters? We examine the options of bird feeders and feed.

VIDEO: Does the Color of Your Food Matter?

Kraft recently announced that they've figured out a way to remove the artificial yellow dyes from their classic macaroni and cheese, but still keep the nuclear orange glow! In this short video, our experts discuss how important colors are when it comes to food.

Say Goodbye to Jos. A. Bank's Crazy Suit Discounts

Ready to buy one... and get what you paid for? Jos. A. Bank's CEO says its infamous BOGO sales are "unsustainable" and hurt the brand's attempts to attract fashion-forward clients. So what will Jos. A. Bank sales look like in the future?

How Early (or Late) Should You Book a Cruise to Get the Best Price?

Getting the delicate balance right on booking a cruise can be tricky. Book too early and you risk paying through the nose. But book too late and you're limited in your cabin selection or may miss the lower-priced cabins altogether! This week we investigate whether there's a tipping point for when booking a cruise.

DealTips: How to Explore DealNews Like a Pro!

Sure, you can just browse DealNews for the awesome deals, but if you want to "up your game" (as they say in sports drinks ads) and become a true Black Belt Deal Master, then you'll want to explore the other, deeper functionalities of our site. That's why we've created DealTips!

Ask an Editor: When is the Best Time to Buy a Dishwasher?

Large appliances, dishwashers included, is one of the many, many product categories that sees its very best deals during the Black Friday season. But if you can't wait, there's hope for you in September.

6 Ways to Save While Visiting Our National Parks

Even if you can't make it to a park to celebrate Earth Day this week, any time is a great time to visit our national parks — and there are always plenty of ways to save.

Why Do Mac Laptops Seem to Last Longer Than Windows Laptops?

Recently when we published an article about the new Apple MacBook, the comment section lit up with opinions from readers on which laptops are better, Windows or Macs. And a frequent sentiment was expressed: Mac laptops are pricier, but they last longer. But why does it seem that way? We turned to a devout PC user for some answers.

Rumor Roundup: Red Dead Redemption Sequel?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple Watch, Red Dead Redemption, 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!

10 Costly Ways We Fail at Being Green (And What You Can Do About It)

We all know we should use less gas, recycle more, and ditch plastic bags, but we're only human. Let's look at some realistic ways we can help the environment, and your bottom line.

Money Does Grow on Trees: How Planting a Tree Can Save You Money

Earth Day is coming up, and being green can save you some green too. In fact, a healthy, mature tree in your yard can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home. Read on for all the financial benefits of planting trees on your property.

VIDEO: Lab-Grown Burgers Are Cheaper, But Still Gross?

The price of lab-grown meat has dropped from $325,000 to around $11 in just two years! In this brief video, our experts discuss if a lower price makes it more appealing, or if the whole "grown in a lab" thing is gross.

12 Things You Need to Know Before Buying the Apple Watch

After years of rumors and anticipation, Apple's smartwatch is finally within reach. But before you make that Apple Watch purchase, find out which nuances are getting the most buzz and what you may not like about Apple's latest gadget.

1040 Surprising Facts About Taxes... Just Kidding, Only 7

Tax Day is stressful. Make it a little more fun with some surprising facts, like how Romanian witches and the 1% are handling their returns. Or, look fondly back at the 18 glorious years in which income tax was illegal in the US.

7 Money-Saving Tips From 'Broad City'

Abbi and Ilana may be the most realistic budget-conscious characters on TV. We look at their deal-seeking ways, from free food to coupons to even more free food.

Rumor Roundup: Does Han Shoot First, Again?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Amazon, who shot first, 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!

AAA Video Games Can Drop From $60 to $30 in Just 1 Month

Gaming is an expensive hobby. You throw down some serious cash for the latest console, and then you've still gotta shell out more to build up a stable of the latest titles. We tracked the prices of 2014's biggest PS4 and Xbox One games for months with one question in mind: When should you buy?

8 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Family-Size Tent

It's almost that time of year when we pry the kids away from their phones to spend some time in nature. If you want to camp out with the whole family, think of your weather conditions, space needs, and any special requirements before buying a tent to fit everyone.

The 'Daredevil' Binge-Watching Survival Guide

When whole seasons of a show are dropped onto Netflix — as Daredevil is about to be on April 10 — the expectation is that many viewers are going to binge watch the entire season in a single 13-hour-long frenzy. Here's how to do it, without having a psychotic episode (probably).

HBO Now Goes Live in Time for 'Game of Thrones,' and the First Month is Free

Despite a few sign-in hiccups, HBO Now has officially gone live for both Apple TV/iOS users and Optimum Online subscribers. But will HBO be able to iron out any kinks ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere?

March Shopping Madness: And The Winner Is...!

The winner of DealNews' first ever March Shopping Madness championship has been crowned. Find out which retailer had the best deals in 2014, as voted by you, our readers!

How to Find the Right Rain Gear for Any Outdoor Activity

April Showers will be arriving any minute, and you'll need to be prepared. Whether you're commuting to work in a drizzle or hiking through a forest downpour, here's what you need to consider when buying rain gear, including construction, breathability, and fit.

March Shopping Madness: Vote Now in the Final Match!

The votes are in and the final has been decided. The DealNews March Shopping Madness championship round will see Amazon face off against its arch rival Target. Which retailer offers the best deals? Vote now and let us know!

Rumor Roundup: Is Pokemon Coming to iOS?

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

Amazon Dash: What Products Would You Order With the Push of a Button?

The biggest online retailer in the country wants to change the way you shop, and it's hoping it can do this with the help of a clever little button. Given the chance, what products would you want Amazon to convert into Dash Buttons?

6 Myths About How Men and Women Shop

Stereotypes hold that women are more impulsive, more intensive, and bigger spending shoppers. But the latest data overturns these assumptions, and shows men for the webrooming, retail-loving creatures they are.

When Do These 10 Purchases Pay for Themselves?

To paraphrase the early-90s hip-hop group, Black Sheep, "You can purchase this, or you can purchase that." Do you buy the thing that will last forever and costs 10x as much, or do you buy the cheap thing that will break within a year? And if you buy the more expensive option, when will your investment "pay off"?

VIDEO: Should Happiness Be Mandatory for Store Employees?

Until just this week, cashiers at the pharmacy chain Walgreens were required to say "be well!" at the end of every transaction. And that's just one of many examples of corporate-mandated politeness. In this brief video, our experts discuss if they'd rather have a person be fake-pleasant, or honestly grumpy.

Amazon Home Services Might Become a Free Alternative to Angie's List

While finding restaurant and product reviews online is easy, booking a home services professional hasn't kept pace. But Amazon is trying to change that with its new Home Services function, offering reviews, estimates, bookings, and the seller's reputable customer service.

March Shopping Madness: Vote Now in the Semifinals!

Our March Shopping Madness tournament has come down to four retailers. Can Amazon defeat Walmart? Will Target upset Newegg? It's up to you to decide who moves on to the final championship round.

What Will the Apple Watch's Resale Value Be?

Those on the fence about buying the Apple Watch may want to consider what costs they're likely to recoup if they find the watch collecting dust on the shelf after a few months. And while Apple products generally hold their value well, the Apple Watch could be unpredictable.

Buy, Sell, Score: 8 Examples of Classic Consumer Flips

Flipping isn't just for homes any more. From Pez to iPhones, these items resold for a big profit.

Facebook Wants You to Talk to Stores Through Its Messenger App

This week Facebook unveiled Businesses on Messenger, a service that allows stores to send order updates and customer service messages via the Messenger app. But the benefits for consumers are unclear, and only two stores are currently on board. Will it catch on?

March Shopping Madness: Vote Now in Round 2!

March Shopping Madness is in full swing, and our first round of matches has come to a close. Favorites like Amazon and Newegg had no trouble advancing to the next round, but who will advance to the coveted final four spots? Vote now for your favorite retailers for deals!

Rumor Roundup: Download Arkham Knight to Your Bat-Computer?

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about YouTube, Batman, Call of Duty, 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!

A Guide to 5 Mobile Payment Apps Available Now

Mobile payment apps could replace credit cards and cash with increased convenience and security. Here are the major players right now, including Apple Pay, Google Wallet, and more.

Has Your Car Been Recalled? 8 Questions You Need to Ask

With both Kia and Ford recently issuing recalls that collectively affect 420,000 vehicles, automotive recalls are back in the news. We look at how these work, and what you need to do to get the proper repairs for free.

VIDEO: Do You Wanna Smell Like a King? (A BURGER King)

Burger King thinks you might like to smell like a Whopper. On April 1, in Japan, the company will sell a limited run of 1,000 bottles of a cologne called "Flame Grilled" for $40 a pop. In this video, our experts discuss if smelling like food is desirable... or gross.

March Shopping Madness: Which Store is the Champion for Deals?

March Madness has officially kicked off, but here at DealNews we're running a different kind of tournament. We're pitting 2014's top 16 vendors against each other and letting you decide who deserves to be crowned the ultimate deal champ.

Make Sure You Return Everything to Bed Bath & Beyond Before April 20

Bed Bath & Beyond's famously generous return policy is becoming less generous. The home goods store will soon stop offering full store credit without a receipt.

Brow Plucking and Milkshakes?: 8 Weird Retail Combinations

Guitars and BBQs? Milkshakes and brow waxing? Some stores have an odd idea of what inventory makes sense to sell together.

Save Money With These 5 DIY Car Repairs

Wiper blades, motor oil, fuses: these and more can be replaced or repaired cheaply and easily without a trip to the mechanic. Check out what tools and parts you'll need, plus step-by-step guides for each task.

Rumor Roundup: Are Curved Screens Hard to Make? (Who Knew?!)

Are you tired of reading rumors about the latest technology? Sick of hearing insane hearsay about Apple, Samsung, Apple, Youtube, Apple, and more? (Seriously, it's pretty Apple-heavy this week.) Well, neither are we! Hooray! That's why we put all the latest biz-buzz from the internet into one place, the Rumor Roundup!

Apple Fans, Get Ready for Cheap Chargers (Finally!)

With their new MacBook, Apple announced they would not block third-party USB-C chargers, paving the way for cheap alternatives. But should you take the savings in exchange for safety and convenience?

Accident Prone? HTC Will Now Replace Select Smartphones for Free During the First Year

From cracked screens to the accidental dip in the toilet, HTC's new Uh-Oh Protection plan will replace your damaged HTC smartphone for free, one time, with no questions asked. Sound too good to be true? We break down HTC's new plan for you.

2 Changes That May Affect the Price of Your Next Laptop

Budget shoppers take note: Recent rumors indicate that Microsoft is in the process of tweaking its Windows 8.1 with Bing program, and AMD is trying to clear out its processor inventory. Find out what you can do now to score a deal on a budget laptop soon.

VIDEO: Is Installing Cameras in Rental Cars Creepy?

Car rental company, Hertz, made some waves, recently, when they started installing cameras in some of their cars... and by "made some waves", we mean "people really freaked out." The company swears they're not functional, but that the cameras are there in case they want to start using video chat for customer service! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts try to decide if we should be creeped out by this, or not!

Does the Average Wedding Really Cost $31,213?

There's reason to be skeptical of the latest data that shows a substantial increase year over year, but weddings are definitely expensive. Location, budgets, and surprises can all affect your costs.

8 Reasons You Might Want to Skip Off-Brand Items

Sometimes brand names are all hype. But other times, they can bring safety, customer service, resale value, and more compared to knock-offs. Before you buy, take a look at these potential off-brand concerns to see if you'll be happy with the final purchase.
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