The Icarus I Project

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-13-2016 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2016 01:03 PM by Geek Squad Agent (3,785 Views)

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Anyone who has called upon Geek Squad to help them out of a tech jam probably noticed the badge our Agent had clipped to his or her belt. In front. On the Agent’s left side.

 

What most people don’t know is there is set of principles and standards surrounding the way an Agent handles their badge. For instance, according to tradition, an Agent is required to carry their badge at all times. And Agents “may not use your badge to obtain free donuts more than once a month.” The badge is a symbol of being a member of an elite band of technology warriors and Agents, as a group, take them very seriously.

 

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My First Service Call

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-20-2015 09:43 PM (434 Views)

Editor’s note: As we begin wrapping up our 20th year of serving the public, policing technology and protecting the world, a few of our senior Agents have been reflecting on the path Geek Squad has taken. We will be publishing their reminiscences here over the next couple of weeks.

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Our Birthday Celebration Continues at the NY Stock Exchange

by Geek Squad Agent ‎07-14-2014 10:08 PM - edited ‎07-14-2016 11:19 AM (803 Views)

In honor of Geek Squad’s 20th birthday, Commissioner Chris Askew, a number of Agents from across the country and a couple of Best Buy Blueshirts rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, July 14.

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Where did that file go? (Digital Storage Basics)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2013 10:48 PM (708 Views)

Saving digital files used to be so easy — just hit “Control-S”, and “Bam!” — your spreadsheet was saved. If you wanted to take the file with you, you just burned it onto a CD, and you were off.

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Tech Up the Holidays: Building Out Your Light Display (Part 3)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-30-2012 06:48 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:00 PM by Geek Squad Agent (236 Views)

In part one of our Holiday Light Show series, we showed you how to set one up using computer hardware with a light controller. In part two, we covered how to control it using specialized software. In our final segment, there are a few extra items to consider before settling down with a big bowl of candy for the trick-or-treaters to arrive.

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Breaking news, readers: Disney just announced that they are acquiring Lucasfilm from George Lucas today, to the tune of $4.0.... While George Lucas will be staying on as a consultant to the Star Wars series, he announced “It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

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Cracked Screens 101: How They Happen, How to Avoid Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-16-2012 08:23 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:42 AM by Geek Squad Agent (9,707 Views)

Ah… portable electronics — the joy of modern technology. The most appealing thing about touchscreen phones, notebooks, netbooks and tablets is their portability. We take them just about everywhere we go. We toss them in our backpacks, our purses, and our pockets. And sometimes… they pay the price.

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Dorm Life 101: Handy Appliances for a Healthier Student

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-01-2012 10:49 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:58 AM by Geek Squad Agent (944 Views)

Did you know that on average, college students pack on more than 10 lbs in their first year of school? Dorm food and irregular eating schedules seem to be the culprits behind this trend. As your student continues to settle in this school year, consider outfitting your college-bound kid with four fantastic tools to help them make healthy eating choices as they adjust to life away from home.

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Fake “FBI” virus scam alert (Beware of Reveton)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎09-10-2012 10:52 PM (2,921 Views)

So you’re sitting there, innocently using your computer, when a window flashes on the screen, bearing the logo of the FBI. You’ve been locked out of your computer for breaking some not-too-specifically-identified copyright law. The solution on the screen? Pay a fine to the “FBI” to “unlock” your computer and use it again.

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NASCAR – the roar of the cars, the cheering of fans, the rumbling of the seats as cars race by. NASCAR races are, by their very nature, exciting events.  And they’re about to get even more exciting.

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For many parents, sending their kids off to college can be bittersweet. Fortunately, technology can help offset the feelings of separation by keeping family and friends in touch despite the distance.

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Americans Abroad: Using Your Mobile Phone While Visiting the UK

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:14 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:28 PM by (615 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: Taking Your Technology With You

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:27 PM by (275 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: London Through the Eyes of Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-26-2012 11:16 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:26 PM by (468 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: How to Send Postcards Back Home from Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-24-2012 11:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:49 AM by Geek Squad Agent (320 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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May 25th has several holidays that Geek Squad Agents enjoy — including Geek Pride Day, Towel Day (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), the Glorious 25th of May (Discworld) and the anniversary of Star Wars’ release.

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