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Almost Every Streaming Device Just Got a Huge Update

The streaming media player marketplace just got a big shakeup, as Amazon, Apple, and Roku all recently announced new models. We're taking an in-depth look at the latest streaming gadgets, including what they might cost during Black Friday.

8 Things to Know About Amazon's New Echo Devices

Amazon has added three Echo devices to its lineup just in time for the holiday season. Here's everything you need to know about the new Echo models, how they compare to older versions, and what deals to expect on Black Friday.

Best TV Deals: Best Price EVER on This LG 49" 4K TV!

With playoff baseball happening, football season in full swing, and the new NBA season tipping off tonight, you might be spending a lot of time in front of the TV. And if you need an upgrade, this week's roundup of the best TV deals has plenty of 4K options of varying sizes. Read on to save big!

Best Deals Under $5: Bag 3 RPGs for $1!

You don't have to wait until Black Friday to grab super-cheap deals. Kick your week off right by checking out our roundup of the week's best deals under $5. Shop a massive clearance sale, bag over 150 hours of playtime for $1, and more.

Best Phone Deals: Score Super-Cheap Phones Under $130!

Check out our roundup of the week's best phone deals, and you can snag cheap handsets without having to wait until Black Friday. Pick up super-cheap phones from LG, Motorola, and more.

9 Fall Camping Essentials on Sale at REI

October is a great time for camping. If that sounds appealing but you don't have the gear, head over to REI Garage and get up to 60% off a selection of apparel, shoes, and camping gear. Here are nine outdoor basics you'll need to camp in comfort.

Embrace Your Weirdness With These Picks on Sale at ThinkGeek

Some interests will always remain a bit niche. Never fear — ThinkGeek has those covered, and is taking up to 60% off select items as part of its Friday the Halloweenth Sale. Here are seven picks that skew a little weird, but in the best way.

Black Friday Electronics Predictions 2017: Echo and Home Will Drop Under $100

Black Friday electronics deals go way beyond the best prices on TVs and laptops. Savvy shoppers know they can score all-time lows on everything from home assistants to smartwatches.

Black Friday TV Predictions 2017: 4K Prices Will Be Almost as Cheap as 1080p

Check out our 2017 predictions for Black Friday TV deals, featuring the expected prices for sets of every size and resolution! It's going to be a banner year for 4K, with sets in all sizes dropping to record lows.

Here's When the New iPhones Will Go on Sale

All the big U.S. carriers will have the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. However, each carrier is offering slightly different deals. Read on for everything we know so far, plus the scoop on discounts we could see for Black Friday and beyond.

T-Mobile Will Pay for Your Netflix

Recently, T-Mobile announced that it's giving new and existing customers a present: free Netflix! But is it a good deal? Here's everything you need to know.

8 ThinkGeek Sale Items to Make Your Dorm Room Feel Like Home

If you don't know how to turn your college dorm room into a space you'll actually like, it's time to check out ThinkGeek's Back to School Sale, where you'll find products for up to 83% off. We've chosen eight items to strengthen your dorm decor game.

Right Now Is a Terrible Time to Buy an iPhone

If you're in the market for a new iPhone, you may want to wait awhile. If history is any indication, we'll definitely see discounts on the iPhone 7 once the iPhone 8 makes its debut. Read on to find out when you should pounce on that new handset.

Upgrade Your Camping Experience With REI's Clearance Sale

If you like to have a few creature comforts along while camping, it's time to check out REI's clearance section. It takes up to 84% off a selection of clothing, accessories, and gear. We've picked seven items that make camping a little more comfortable.

9 Easy Ways to Boost Your Cell Phone's Battery Life

It's not always obvious how to keep our handheld devices fully (or partially) charged. To that end, we've gathered up the nine best tips for squeezing extra life out of your phone's battery.

4 Reasons Non-Parents Should Shop Back-to-School Sales

If you think back-to-school sales are only for parents and students, you're missing out! Look past the brightly colored kid stuff, and you'll find deep discounts on products anyone can use.

8K TVs Are Coming: Should You Skip 4K and Wait to Buy 8K?

You might have heard about all the 8K TVs on display at CES this year and thought that maybe you should avoid 4K sets and hold out for a TV with this new technology. Sadly, our research says you'll be waiting a long time for a decent price.

15 Things You Can Always Get for Free

There are few things more thrilling for a deal shopper than getting something for free. With a little patience and creativity, you can almost always find free stuff, be it music, books, or even a month of Amazon Prime.

10 ThinkGeek Sale Items You Totally Need

Whether you're a science nerd, gaming fan, or movie geek, this sale is totally relevant to your interests: ThinkGeek is taking up to 75% off more than 250 items during its Summer Sale. Here's 10 buys that'll give your space some extra personality.

Apple's New HomePod Costs $349 (and Other Essential Things to Know)

If you're considering outfitting your home with a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or Google Home, you should know about a new option: Apple HomePod. What's it do? Read on for everything you need to know about Apple's latest gadget.

RadioShack Is Having a Very Sad Store Closing Sale on Twitter

In what might be the biggest and saddest garage sale the nation has ever seen, former reader-favorite RadioShack is selling its pre-owned shelving, printer paper, and clipboards off in order to bring in some sales before it finally closes its doors.

7 Gifts NOT to Buy a Graduate

Graduation season is upon us! Knowing what not to buy is perhaps just as important as knowing what you should gift your grad. Unless you want your gift to end up in the garbage bin, heed the advice in this handy guide.

8 Things You Need to Know About Amazon's New Echo Show

Amazon has added a new gadget to its Echo speaker lineup: Echo Show, a WiFi-connected device with a 7" touchscreen and front-facing camera. Here's everything you need to know about Echo Show, including its main features, requirements, and limitations.

7 Best Buys From Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale

For tech aficionados and casual entertainment seekers alike, Best Buy is a fun place to browse. So it's pretty exciting when Best Buy's Memorial Day Deals go live — there's something for everyone. We've rounded up seven items probably on your wishlist that are now available at a discount.

11 Whimsical Picks From the Kate Spade Surprise Sale

It's not that everyday life is dull, but sometimes it's nice to encounter a little bit of whimsy to keep things exciting. Example: Kate Spade, the queen of tasteful eccentricity. Get some of her pieces now at up to 75% off during the Kate Spade Surprise Sale. Here are 11 totally justifiable buys with a touch of frivolity.

All the iPhone 8 Rumors You Need to Know

Buzz about new iPhones will only build as we move closer to fall, when Apple is expected to announce its latest generation. To help tide you over, here we examine all the latest rumors about the highly anticipated flagship.

9 Things You Should Know About the Samsung Galaxy S8

In the market for a new Android smartphone? The Samsung Galaxy S8 — one of the most anticipated phones of the year — recently made its debut. Before you place an order, check out everything you need to know about this handset.

5 Must-Have Apps to Take Your Streaming to the Next Level

If you've got a Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or other streaming device, you should be using third-party apps and services. Otherwise, you're missing out on DVR capabilities, organizing your media library, and more. Here are five apps to get you started.

Ask an Editor: When Is the Best Time to Buy a TV?

Good news/bad news time: With prices always dropping, it's always a good time to buy a TV, but never the best time. However, we've crunched the numbers to show how to get the best possible price on a TV when you need it.

When's The Best Time to Buy the Most Popular Smartphones?

Phones usually see the best discounts a few months after they're released, and all phones used to be released at major industry events in January or February — meaning spring and summer was always the best time to buy.

But now, different brands follow their own schedules, so the best time to get a new Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPhone, or LG G6 might be different.

6 Picks From Jet.com's Electronics Sale That Make Life Easier

Science fiction is full of cool technology that would definitely change lives if it were real — teleportation, hoverboards, invisibility cloaks, jetpacks, exoskeleton suits. But the real world also has some neat gadgets, and until March 5 you can grab a few at Jet.com as it cuts an extra 30% off select electronics. We've rounded up six items that will improve your daily existence.

Verizon Brings Back Unlimited Data, but It'll Cost You

You can finally get unlimited data plans on all the major carriers again, but the cost and catches might not be worth it.