It Could Be Your HDMI Cable…

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-17-2016 07:38 AM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:43 AM by Geek Squad Agent (6,712 Views)

We are asking our televisions to do more and more these days. As the centerpiece of our home theater systems, our TVs can go from pulling in our favorite news show in the morning to streaming that YouTube video Mom just sent to us over lunch, then playing the latest Mad Max movie during evening “wind-down” time. And anytime we are not using the TV’s screen, it serves as our connection to the music libraries available through the ever-growing list of streaming services. That is one busy machine.

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How to Turn Your Cellphone into a TV Remote

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-08-2014 10:02 PM (6,219 Views)

Cellphone app developers are our heroes. Their whole purpose in life is to take one of the most useful devices ever manufactured and figure out a way to add functionality. They are the people who put power in our pockets.

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Connecting Your Laptop to Your TV with WiDi

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-15-2014 10:23 PM (3,276 Views)

With the explosion of video content on the Web, many of us are using our computers, at least some of the time, to just watch TV.

Video sharing services like YouTube, Web broadcasting sites like Hulu and Netflix, and pay-for-play services like Amazon Prime and iTunes have made our computers a key source of video entertainment in the modern home.

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Tech Up the Holidays: Building Out Your Light Display (Part 1)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-12-2012 08:27 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:57 AM by Geek Squad Agent (3,736 Views)

While holidays may bring out our creative side, they also bring out our crazy side. Few things bring out both like holiday decorating. As a Geek Squad Agent I love to use technology, which in this case means one thing – a computer-controlled holiday light show. Here’s a break-down of how to to put together this year’s Halloween show.

 

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An Agent’s Ultimate Playbook to the Big Game.

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-05-2012 01:08 PM (3,975 Views)

It’s the time of year when football fanatics and non-sports fans alike come together for some highly anticipated entertainment, which provides the perfect opportunity to party. Whether your guests will be there to watch the intensity of the sport or to rate the never-before-seen commercials, Geek Squad makes it easy for you to tackle your party with these tech tips.

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CES 2012: Smarter Interactions with your TV

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-12-2012 01:28 PM (2,717 Views)

Over the years, we at Geek Squad have seen technology grow and change at an amazing rate.  At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics show, we continue to see the ways we interact and control our technology change.

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Is Your Blu-ray Player Ready for Avatar?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-20-2010 03:26 PM (403 Views)

Firmware, if you have not encountered the term before, generally refers to the programs and files used internally in many devices to control that device’s functions. Think of firmware as something similar to the operating system (such as Microsoft Windows) that a PC uses.

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Geek Squad 2MM: Living Tech Cheap

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-22-2010 04:01 PM (175 Views)

Geek Squad Agents William Phillips and Ryan Luering offer ways to cuts costs through the use of technology.

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Living Room Convergence

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-14-2010 04:02 PM - last edited on ‎05-14-2016 06:52 AM by (1,111 Views)

One thing that struck me as I walked through the displays of gadgets and gizmos at the International Consumer Electronics Show was how CES 2010 had made good on a word that was often used in the last decade, but hadn’t seen much mention recently: “convergence”.

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Transmissions from CES: The Future of Wow

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-06-2010 04:22 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:20 PM by Geek Squad Agent (2,669 Views)

As he fuels up the Geek Squad Hovercraft for its journey to Vegas, Agent Meister jots down some of the technology he can’t wait to play with at CES.

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In this 2 Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Wesley Gray and Franklyn Luna discuss ways to hook up an outdoor home theater system.

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In this Two Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Lee Weisbecker and Mike Nelson explain different ways you can connect your home theater components, such as a Blu-Ray player, to the internet.

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In this Two Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Lee Weisbecker and Mike Nelson explain different ways you can connect your home theater components, such as a Blu-Ray player, to the internet.

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In this Two Minute Miracle Video Geek Squad Agents Lee Weisbecker and Mike Nelson explain different ways you can connect your home theater components, such as a Blu-Ray player, to the internet.

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What the hertz?!?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-28-2009 08:00 PM (2,887 Views)

We’ll try to take some of the mystery with a video.

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Off Duty: The HTPC Project

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-06-2009 10:11 PM (2,611 Views)

Previously, I modded an original Nintendo system to include a wireless card and hard drive, essentially making it a computer.  Recently, while I was playing with my Frankensteined Nintendo PC, I came up with a new idea. I found I had gotten so into trying to beat super Mario, that I had forgotten to watch my favorite TV shows.

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The Geekonomics of Staying Home to Watch a Movie

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-25-2009 10:26 PM (5,566 Views)

Yesterday, I spent a few hours relaxing after a long day of computer repairs and network setups by watching the recently-released Get Smart movie. After all, nothing makes for a geek-evening like Steve Carell in a spy comedy. As the movie started, I did ask myself: “Why didn’t I see this in the movie theater when it first came out?”

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A Day in the Life of a Geek Squad Agent: Computing

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-09-2009 10:55 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 08:49 AM by Geek Squad Agent (359 Views)

(Yes, Geek Squad services home theater, car technology and appliances). I am asked a lot, “How on Earth do you guys keep up with all this technology? I mean, really, it changes so quickly!” Well, contrary to popular belief it is not possible for us Geek Squad Agents to ‘jack in’ like in the Matrix movies. By the way, I’ll be the first to try out that technology should it become available!

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It’s Snow Problem, Ma’am

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-04-2009 11:00 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:44 AM by Geek Squad Agent (424 Views)

Like millions of other Americans who have braved the extreme winter weather so far this season, I have come to appreciate doing a bit of preparation before heading out to brave the elements in my Geekmobile. A collapsible snow shovel, de-icer, scraper and portable battery charger fill my backseat, all so I can see the look of amazement on a client’s face when I make it to their appointment to fix their unruly technology.

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