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  • Black Friday doorbuster deals: The TVs, phones, and PCs that aren't total ripoffs

    Posted November 27, 2013 - 10:09 am

    We evaluate specs and prices to help you make your Black Friday deal-buying count.
  • Black Friday: The truth about its dubious deals

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    How retailers manipulate prices and products to get you in the door.
  • The Weekly Hash - November 30, 2012

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 11:52 am

    A review of this week’s goofiest tech stories, involving lederhosen, the International Atomic Energy Agency and (finally!) a cloud-based medical device for your dog
  • 4 reasons to skip Black Friday next year

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Black Friday shoppers can rest now that this year’s frenzy is over, but when the next one rolls around there may be even more reason to skip it altogether.
  • How to spot bogus Black Friday deals

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Black Friday can be a bargain hunter's bonanza, but smart shoppers know the biggest over-hyped shopping day of the year can also be treacherous. Not only can things get downright nasty between shoppers fighting over low-priced toaster ovens, but retailers pull out dirty sales tricks you will want to avoid as well.
  • Apple discounts iPads, Mac laptops 8%-10% for 'Black Friday'

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Apple today cut Mac laptop prices up to 10% and iPad prices as much as 9% during its typically tightfisted one-day "Black Friday" deals.
  • 5 ways to stay safe online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 12:21 am

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the U.S., and so are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year. It's also a peak period for malware, phishing and spam. Since employees are increasingly using their own devices to access corporate resources (or simply using a work PC to sneak in a little shopping on Cyber Monday), it's a good idea to share some best practices with your users to help protect them and your network from threats.
  • Microsoft Stores kicking off Black Friday sales on Thursday

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 12:27 pm

    The Microsoft Store will start Black Friday earlier than most retailers by kicking off its sales extravaganza online on Thanksgiving Day starting at 12 a.m. Pacific time. It's not clear if there will be a difference between the sales online on Thursday and those at Microsoft Store locations on Friday morning. Most of the deals run through November 25.
  • Holiday shopping survival guide: when to find the best deals

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:35 am

    If you're buying electronics this holiday season there are about nine specific days you'll want keep your eye on.
  • Online holiday shopping at work may be huge suck on time, bandwidth

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:03 am

    With Black Friday just a week away and the nagging feeling that we need to get our holiday shopping done, the question is how much online buying will actually be done at work?
  • Apple to kick off holiday deals at midnight Friday

    Posted November 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Apple will again offer discounts this week on 'Black Friday,' the mega shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
  • What not to buy on Black Friday

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 4:40 pm

    Black Friday buyers are about to be bombarded with bargain news for the biggest shopping day of the year, but those seeking tablets, digital cameras and brand-name HDTVs may want to resist the temptation.
  • 5 highlights from Best Buy's upcoming Black Friday sale

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    Attention Black Friday shoppers, Best Buy has an online preview of its flyer for the post-Thanksgiving shop fest.
  • Budget laptops, HDTVs likely best buys in November

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:41 am

    As the holiday shopping season gets into gear, November promises to be a good month for consumers seeking bargains on budget laptop computers and HDTVs. Tablet shoppers, though, are less likely to see much price movement, as many slate lines are already being offered at rock bottom selling points.
  • Black Friday teaser: Hold off on those Apple buys until Nov. 25

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 1:47 pm

    You might think almighty Apple can get away without ever lowering its prices, given its dominant share of the tablet and music player market, not to mention its legions of fans. But the company says it will join the Black Friday fray along with everyone else on Nov. 25.
  • Amazon joins list of Internet stock all-time high-fliers

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    Shares of Amazon.com reached a new all-time high on Monday after analysts reported strong Thanksgiving holiday sales and predicted more to come.
  • Amazon leads Black Friday online spending increase

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 10:21 am

    U.S. online shoppers spent $648 million, 9% more than last year, on Black Friday, the official kickoff to the lucrative holiday shopping season, online researcher comScore reports.
  • Black Friday: Hot deals on top-rated cameras

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 10:46 am

    We'd recommend buying these top-rated cameras anyway, but their Black Friday bargain prices sweeten the deal significantly.
  • Researcher projects 11% hike in online holiday spending

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Online researcher comScore is projecting that online sales will increase by 11% during the 2010 holiday shopping season.
  • Avoid these Black Friday security pitfalls

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 3:52 pm

    This Friday millions of people will venture out in the middle of the night and brave frigid temperatures and long lines to battle for Black Friday holiday shopping bargains. Many retailers have expanded to include online promotions as well on Black Friday--including Amazon and Apple. Whether you plan to do your Black Friday shopping sitting at your PC, or join the crowds there are some inherent security concerns to watch out for.
  • The Best Black Friday Apps For Android

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Thanksgiving's upon us, and we all know what that means: The insanity-packed holiday we call Black Friday is right around the corner.
  • Really young kids really want an iPad for holidays

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Know what your children want for the holidays more than anything in the world? You guessed it: to spend more quality time with you. And a brand new library card.
  • $399 iPads at T.J. Maxx: Black Friday Alert

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 11:36 am

    Discount retailer T.J. Maxx reportedly has 16GB WiFi iPads in stock--and they're giving them away for $399.
  • Is Black Friday dead on arrival?

    Posted November 12, 2010 - 11:59 am

    This year, if you wait until Black Friday--traditionally one of the most frenzied shopping days of the year--to score some spectacular savings on holiday electronics and tech buys, you may have waited too long.
  • Early-Bird Black Friday Predictions

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 10:05 pm

    The first Black Friday e-mail alerts are already appearing in my inbox. The day-after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping event has morphed into a season of its own, running from November through Christmas in an effort to get consumers spending. So what will the deals look like this year?
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