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Three simple rules for buying a new laptop

How much RAM do you need? How much storage? And how important is the processor, really?

Tablets beat out PCs on holiday shopping lists

Respondents largely opted for tablets over PCs in a survey asking which computer they had on their holiday wish list.

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Staples embraces Amazon with pick-up lockers

Staples plans to install Amazon Lockers in its U.S. stores, says report.

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Don't count on an OLED TV for the holidays, report warns

OLED TVs made a splash at trade shows this year, but the high cost of materials and manufacturing will prevent them from being available in volume for the upcoming holiday season, market researchers at NPD DisplaySearch say. However, that may give an opportunity for sale of Ultra HD LCD TVs to consumers looking for high-resolution screens.

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Budget laptops, HDTVs likely best buys in November

Some vendors are cutting prices even before the Black Friday launch of the holiday shopping season. Prices for some notebooks could plunge below tablet selling points, while HDTV prices keep dropping.

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Mobile payments expected to hit $100 billion in 2016

The total value spend of NFC mobile payments will rise to $191 billion in 2017, breaking the $100 billion mark in 2016.

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Pinterest drives more than window shopping

We all know that Pinterest generates a ton of referral traffic, but a new survey suggests that Pinterest motivates users to shop--far more so than Facebook does.

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Best Buy will match online prices this holiday season

Retailers are wary of "showrooming," which refers to customers visiting brick-and-mortar retail outlets only for a hands-on look at merchandise, which they then buy cheaper online. To fight this, some retailers are offering discounts for buying in person and promoting sales staff expertise.

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eBay redesign takes page from Pinterest

The Internet mainstay eBay is getting a hip-looking makeover for the modern Web.

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Facebook explains the new buttons the first time users see them.

A 'want' on Facebook could be just what your business ordered

New buttons on the social network would encourage shopping--and benefit companies doing business on Facebook.