With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, many consumers are opting out of the mall experience, and choosing to play Santa on their laptops, tablets and mobile devices. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly half of all holiday shopping in 2016 was done online, and that number is only expected to grow in 2017. But while shopping online is convenient, it can also make you an easy mark for scammers.
With all the hype around the new iPhone, it’s easy to miss out on news about Google’s flagship smartphone. That’s no reason to ignore it. This year’s announcement should have plenty of notable improvements over last-year’s model.
Alert all Apple addicts! The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are here, and pre-ordering for the new iPhone X begins October 27, due to officially hit stores November 3. While we know you're probably excited to upgrade to the latest and greatest, you probably shouldn't be setting up camp in the Apple Store parking lot just yet.
What's the one thing that traditional retail stores, even discount stores like Walmart, don't want you to know? They're charging WAY more for tech accessories than they need to.
Amazon is shaking things up in a big way with brick and mortar stores. They recently acquired Whole Foods and soon after the takeover was official, there were reports of Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot being sold inside the stores. If you thought that was odd, we've just learned that beginning next month Amazon will also start selling products inside Kohl's stores in select locations.
Next Monday is Labor Day, and we all know what that means: the end of summer is finally upon us. While you might want to use this weekend to bask in the last bit of evening sun, don't forget to take advantage of Labor Day sales -- which have the best bargains we're going to see on anything until Black Friday hits.
The kids are finally back in school, there's a sweet crispness to the night air that hints at the cooler weather to come, and everything suddenly tastes like pumpkin spice. And as if September wasn't already kind of the best, it's also one of our favorite months for scoring bargains on summer's leftovers long before the warm weather disappears.
If you're a movie lover tired of paying a small fortune to see first-run movies at the theater, take note: Moviepass just stepped out with the deal of the century.
Have you ever left your lights on so you wouldn't come home to a dark house? Or kept the AC on the cool side while you're away so you don't melt when you walk in the door? Or maybe you forgot to turn something off before you left for the day and couldn’t stop thinking about the money and energy going out the window. Whether intentional or accidental, these small acts are money wasters.
It's hard to believe, but the time has come to pack up your beach bags and bust out the backpack. If you're a student in need of a new laptop, now is the time to buy. With help from our tech editors, David and Michael, we put together this back-to-school guide for getting the best price on the laptop that's right for you.