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Steam Summer Sale is coming: what you need to know

We don't know exactly when it will start, but can reliably estimate the deals you should wait for. One of Valve's two biggest sales is inbound soon — the Steam Summer Sale — and it's a major event for PC gamers, with discounts on hundreds of titles from a wide variety of publishers.

Why your next phone might be a refurb

When backed by a proper warranty and a return policy, a refurbished smartphone can save you a ton of cash over a brand-new model. But even knowing what a great deal a refurb phone can be, we're still a little surprised at just how popular refurbished smartphones have gotten recently. So what's behind this shopping trend?

How to get the best deal on a back-to-school laptop

Laptops are an essential part of any back-to-school list. Fortunately, a struggling market means shoppers can expect better-than-average deals this summer. But as with any big purchase, a little research and planning can go a long way to ensure you…

When leaving a negative review can get you sued

Some companies have threatened lawsuits against people who left bad reviews online. Writing a bad review is a powerful form of catharsis. You spent money on a good or service and had a negative experience, so you do the only thing you can: try to warn others.

Get with the Times: These 9 Devices Might Be a Waste of Your Money

Sometimes it pays to buy slightly older devices in place of tempting deals on newly released tech. But that approach to buying electronics can only take you so far. As today's gadgets become ever more powerful and multi-purpose, there are some product categories that are nearing outright extinction and would make for silly purchases. Before you consider buying any of the items on this list, think long and hard about whether such a device is not a waste of your money.