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Apps that give your phone a second number - CNET

Need a disposable number? Or an effective way to juggle work and personal lines? This is easier, and cheaper, than you think.

Goodbye, iPhone: My new $180 Android is good enough - CNET

Could a model that's less than one-fourth the price of an iPhone possibly deliver the same mobile experience? I decided to find out.

Get a Samsung Gear Fit 2 for $59.95 - CNET

I don't know how long these will last, but they're too good to pass up. It's my single favorite fitness band to date. Plus: a game bundle for action lovers.

Get a stupid-good deal on a stupid-good drone - CNET

The Visuo XS809W does all the things for a price that's just impossible -- but you'll have to wait a couple weeks to get it. Plus: a killer deal for social-media marketers.

Get a Fitbit Blaze fitness-band smartwatch for $99.50 - CNET

That's the lowest price to date on this popular wrist-companion, and the deal comes from an unlikely source. Plus: Star Trek hoodies!

9 things you should know about Prime Day 2017 - CNET

Amazon's "holiday of savings" returns July 11. Er, July 10. It's complicated. Here's everything you need to know, including what's different this year and how you can make sure you're getting the best deal.

5 ways to lower your cable bill - CNET

Prices can only go up, right? Not necessarily: Follow these steps to save money every month.

Get a 3-axis handheld phone gimbal for $125 - CNET

It's like a Steadicam for your smartphone. Similar products often sell for considerably more. Plus: A tablet so big, it'll make your other tablets cower in the corner.

Which of Amazon's new Prime-only phones should you buy? - CNET

OK, that's kind of a loaded question, but it's a discussion worth having: The reseller now offers 10 models priced between $50 and $200. Plus: Get Portal 2 for just 2 bucks!

Get a multiroom Wi-Fi speaker for $40 - CNET

You can also get slightly larger models for $50 and $60. All three support Bluetooth as well. Plus: your chance to win a "Logan" movie prop!

Monday mishmash: Great new deals, plus some updates and reruns - CNET

For example: the cheapest 1TB portable hard drive I've ever seen, and an unbeatable price on a lifetime of guided meditation.

Amazon Prime Reload: Deal or no deal? - CNET

Prime subscribers can now earn a 2 percent reward on every purchase. But are the hassles worth the savings?

Get a free year of phone service from Sprint - CNET

Wait, what? It's true: Bring your own phone and you'll get a free year on the unlimited plan. The only real costs are a SIM card and monthly taxes/fees. Plus: a waterproof phone case for six bucks!

Find local stores that will match Amazon's prices - CNET

Browser plug-in PriceLocal can help you price-match when you need a product right away.

Two Ultrabook deals you won't want to miss - CNET

The Lenovo Yoga 700 is a 2-in-1 for $369.99, and the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 offers a Retina-caliber screen for $319.99. Both are thin, light and amazing in their own ways.

Get a discount on your hotel after you book - CNET

Give DreamCheaper the go-ahead and it'll work to score you a lower rate on your reservation. It doesn't always come through, but why not let it try?

Get a Surface Pro 4 with keyboard for $659.99 - CNET

That's more like it. This configuration of Microsoft's laptop/tablet hybrid normally sells for $849 without a keyboard. Plus: a 5.5-inch dual-SIM smartphone for just $150!

Return of the $7.99 wireless travel mouse - CNET

Stellar reviews, your choice of colors... what's not to like? Plus: A $7 phone car-mount that rises above the rest. (Literally!)

Get a Lenovo Yoga Tablet 3 Pro with built-in projector for $374.99 - CNET

Talk about the ultimate mobile movie theater. And the price drops even further if you're an Ebates user. Plus: A rare deal on PlayStation VR!

My new favorite drone is only $20 - CNET

That's actually the second most surprising thing about it. The first is that it's controlled by hand motions! Plus: My other favorite drone just got better, and it's on sale to boot. Don't worry, I have a non-drone deal, too.

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