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Wallpaper Thin LG TV

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎02-20-2017 03:39 PM (72 Views)

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LG, the pioneer of OLED, announced another show stopper at CES in January. This time it’s a wallpaper thin TV that weighs in at a little over 16 pounds for a 65” 4K HDR 3D TV!

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You will never use a hair dryer like this! Dyson - Supersonic

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎10-31-2016 08:41 AM - edited ‎10-31-2016 04:31 PM (2,647 Views)

Dyson- Supersonic FuchsiaDyson has been well known for creating industry leading technology in their latest vacuum and air treatment models, and yet they continue to amaze the consumer industry with its latest innovation, the Dyson Supersonic™

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Google Pixel

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎10-23-2016 12:00 AM (3,382 Views)

Google PixelIt's a personal assistant. It's a great camera. It's an entertainer. It's a 4K video camera. It's the new Google Pixel smartphone.

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Independence Day Resurges

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎07-21-2016 03:40 PM (437 Views)

Independence Day Resurgence.jpgIn 1996, Earth was invaded by extraterrestrials whose chief weapons were the cliches and tried-and-true tropes of science fiction. Gigantic spaceships positioned themselves over Earth’s major cities (Childhood’s End, Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal novel of 1953). The aliens were discovered by the detection of a seemingly interstellar broadcast (John Varley’s superior 1977 novel The Ophiuchi Hotline and Carl Sagan’s brilliant Contact). They were biomechanical in nature (Ridley Scott’s classic Alien). They had a gazillion fighters (every Star Wars movie) and impenetrable electromagnetic shields (Star Trek, but only here and there, really). They did not come in peace (every invasion movie in human history, except Steven Spielberg’s amazing Close Encounters of the Third Kind). They were defeated by a computer genius with a Macbook that greeted him with “Hello Dave” (Arthur C. Clarke again in Stanley Kubrick’s singular 2001: A Space Odyssey). In short, way back when Independence Day came out and I saw it for the first time, I left the theater feeling like I’d seen it before.

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Hands on with the Oculus Rift

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎07-11-2016 08:48 AM - edited ‎07-11-2016 08:59 AM (1,249 Views)

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While they’re still desperately difficult to get a hold of, this past week I was lucky enough to be provided with an Oculus Rift to take home and play with. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to keep it, but I sure did have some fun while it lasted!

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The New Geek Squad

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist ‎05-01-2016 12:00 AM - edited ‎05-02-2016 01:04 PM (847 Views)

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Earlier this month Geek Squad revealed their biggest change in over 20 years, including a refreshed logo and a new Geekmobile. These changes represent the next step in Geek Squad’s continued evolution from a small local PC repair business, to today’s preeminent 24-hour task force for unruly tech nationwide.

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Happy Star Wars Week!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎12-14-2015 02:11 PM - edited ‎12-17-2015 06:55 PM (1,225 Views)

Star WarsIt’s a very special week for anyone with even the slightest interest in geek culture- Star War: The Force Awakens comes out this Thursday! Because this is such a highly anticipated movie, millions of people across the world are reliving the experience by watching all 6 episodes of the series. If you are looking to get in on this action, feel free to check out all the Star Wars movies and merchandise we have available. This week I will be uploading my reviews of the entire series from episode one to six. Check it out here!

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Char-Broil GrillIf you are like me, the 4th of July is probably the height of your summer celebrations. Since this year is looking to be another fantastic holiday (woot for the 4th being on a Saturday), Best Buy is offering all kinds of deals on appliances- large and small. Come check out some of our picks for appliances that should make your outdoor get together that much more memorable.

 

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(UPDATED) Last-Minute Gaming Deals: $100 off a PS4 Bundle and $50 Gift Card for the Xbox One

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎12-18-2014 03:53 PM - edited ‎12-24-2014 08:21 AM (1,726 Views)

Best Buy Console DealsIf you waited till the last minute to pick up a new Gaming Console for the Holidays, you may just be rewarded for doing so! It’s the fourth quarter of the holiday shopping season and Best Buy’s here with some fantastic, last-minute gaming console deals. Read on to learn about some stellar savings on both the PS4 and Xbox One!

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The New GoPro is Here!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎10-05-2014 08:47 AM - edited ‎10-06-2014 03:51 PM (1,239 Views)

9-29 GoPro TW.pngAre you ready for the next generation of extreme video? Well it’s here! The GoPro Hero 4 is ready to record the coolest footage you can imagine!

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August Audio Fest: Love How You Listen

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎08-04-2014 05:17 PM (711 Views)

August Audio FestFor me, August is the last real month of the summer. It’s a time when the weather is still great to be outside going for a run, out on the lake with friends, driving with your windows down, sitting on the patio at night with a nice bonfire and spending time at home with the windows open to get the perfect breeze. Whatever you’re doing to enjoy the August weather, you can always make it even more enjoyable with some music. That’s where August Audio Fest comes in. 

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Surface Pro 3 – Best of a Laptop. Best of a Tablet.

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-21-2014 12:01 AM - edited ‎06-06-2014 03:11 PM (4,254 Views)

Surface Pro 3Microsoft recently announced their new Surface tablet, the Surface Pro 3, and Best Buy will begin taking pre-orders today! Keep on reading to find out what is new with the Surface Pro 3 and to pre-order yours.

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Happy PI Day!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎03-14-2014 02:00 AM (3,627 Views)

PI DayHappy PI day Earthlings! Today is the day to celebrate all things PI related, no matter how you want to slice it. Here are three categories I want to point out that might share one or four things in common with this, the most delicious of holidays. Get it?

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Geek Squad Certified Open Box

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎09-19-2013 09:09 PM - edited ‎09-19-2013 09:15 PM (5,403 Views)

Geek Squad Certified Open BoxHopefully you've already been able to take advantage of some of the great deals that we offer with our Open Box products, but if not, now is the time to take a look at the deals that are available with the added benefits of our Geek Squad Certified program.

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Moto X - Hands on Review

by Community Analyst Community Analyst on ‎08-22-2013 03:08 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 10:16 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,754 Views)

Moto XToday I was able to get my hands-on the recently announced Moto X. Let me tell you it’s a beauty of a device. It fits very well in the hand with its gently curved back. Fits like a glove!

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HP Split X2 Available Only At Best Buy

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎08-09-2013 04:44 PM - last edited on ‎08-09-2013 05:38 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (2,369 Views)

HP Split x2There’s no need to pick between a tablet and a laptop.  With the HP Split x2, you can have it both ways. It packs a full version of Windows 8 and an Intel i3 processor for all the power of a laptop, but easily transitions into a touchscreen tablet by just popping off the dock.

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Leap Motion Controller Now Available

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-05-2013 06:18 PM - edited ‎08-05-2013 06:24 PM (1,321 Views)

Leap Motion ControllerRaise your hands and wave hello to the future. The Leap Motion controller senses your individual hand and finger movements so you can interact directly with your computer. Connect the Leap Motion controller for eight cubic feet of awesome, intuitive, 3D interaction space. Compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X.

 

The Leap Motion controller is available exclusively at Best Buy.

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The New Pixtor Memory Cards by SanDisk

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-05-2013 03:59 PM - edited ‎08-05-2013 04:01 PM (2,062 Views)

Introducing PixtorIntroducing Pixtor Memory Cards by SanDisk - waterproof, heatproof, shockproof, and x-ray proof to protect your memories; available exclusively at Best Buy.

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New Insignia Flex Tablet

by on ‎08-02-2013 12:47 PM - last edited on ‎08-05-2013 10:52 AM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (2,226 Views)

Insignia Flex TabletWhether you’ve owned multiple tablets throughout the years or you’re just starting to explore the benefits of owning a tablet, the new Insignia Flex tablet is a solid option for anyone who is interested in speed, performance and the reliability that comes with Android’s operating system.

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CowBoom Roaming DealCow on Campus Sweepstakes

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎08-02-2013 11:33 AM - edited ‎08-02-2013 11:36 AM (902 Views)

Roaming DealCow on Campus SweepstakesThe CowBoom DealCow is headed Back to School this fall, giving you a chance to win a fantastic Back to School bundle! It's all a part of CowBoom's Roaming DealCow on Campus Sweepstakes & Photo Contest and we've got the details you'll need to participate.

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Moto X

by Community Analyst Community Analyst on ‎08-01-2013 05:22 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 10:26 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,369 Views)

Moto XMoto X is the first smartphone to be designed and assembled in the USA and its coming to Best Buy.

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LG's New Curved OLED TV

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-29-2013 02:31 PM - edited ‎08-07-2013 10:08 AM (1,350 Views)

LG Curved OLED 55EA9800LG recently announced their new curved OLED HDTV, the LG 55EA9800, and it will be the first OLED to launch in the U.S. It will be featured in select Magnolia Design Centers and Magnolia Home Theater stores within Best Buy. Find a location near you for more details on availability.

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Hot July Black Friday 2013

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-26-2013 12:26 AM - edited ‎07-26-2013 12:28 AM (767 Views)

Hot July Black FridayFor July 26 and 27 only, shop our Hot July Black Friday deals.

 

We've got special Black Friday deals on select laptops, HDTVs, Blu-ray players, appliances, digital cameras, video games and much more.

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Best Buy and BlogHer’13

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎07-25-2013 01:53 PM (698 Views)

Great news: Best Buy is teaming up with BlogHer for their Ninth Annual Conference in Chicago, this week!  What is BlogHer you may ask? – This is a question I found myself asking so I put my hands to the keyboard and did some digging.  What I found was a world where breaking my eyes away from my screen seemed nearly impossible, their website is filled with blogs about EVERYTHING.  I found myself indulged in a world of blogs and identifying with people from all over the place. 

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Introducing Google Chromecast

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-24-2013 01:50 PM - edited ‎08-30-2013 10:58 PM (4,796 Views)

Google ChromecastGoogle recently anounced their new HDMI streaming device that lets you bring your favorite online entertainment from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop directly to your TV. Simply plug it into an HDTV input on your TV, connect it to your network, and your device turns into your remote control and allows you to stream your favorite content from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome directly to your TV.

 

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The New Google Nexus 7 Tablet

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-24-2013 01:48 PM - edited ‎10-14-2013 03:25 PM (1,493 Views)

Google Nexus 7With all the features of Android, the largest mobile platform in the world, Google Chrome, the most popular browser in the world, and Google Play with over 1 million apps, the new Google Nexus 7 is equipped to truly provide a stunning experience.

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New Recycling Options.

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎07-23-2013 05:55 PM (2,288 Views)

 

 

Hey Everyone,

 

I’ve written a number of blogs on our Recycling and Trade-in programs, and to date these options just keep growing. The list of products we recycle continue to expand, and for a complete list you should look on BestBuy.com.Curling Iron.jpg

 

Some recent additions to what we accept are Hair Dryers, Flat Irons, and Curling Irons. Every time I look at the list of products we recycle I am left impressed by sheer number of items we take in.Hair Dryer.jpg

 

So if you have any Hair Dryers, Flat Irons, and/or Curling Irons that are no longer working just bring them into your local Best Buy store, and we will make sure they get recycled responsibly.

 

 

 

Thanks,

Square Stand Now at Best Buy

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎07-12-2013 04:05 PM - edited ‎07-12-2013 04:23 PM (1,605 Views)

Squarestand3.pngThe new Square Stand is excellent for smaller business that may otherwise struggle with the decision to accept credit cards. Being able to accept a credit card can make or break a sale and Square Stand is an easy way to ensure you can accept payment on your customer’s terms.

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Geek Squad Phone Application

by Retired: Community Specialist ‎07-03-2013 01:50 PM - edited ‎07-03-2013 01:51 PM (799 Views)

gs app 2.jpgHave you had phone issues before? Do you wish there was a simple way to figure out what is wrong with your phone, without having to get in your car and visit your local Geek Squad?

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Pebble Watch

by Community Analyst Community Analyst ‎07-02-2013 12:10 PM - edited ‎07-03-2013 10:02 AM (2,157 Views)

pebble black tease.jpgThat's right ladies and gentlemen the highest backed Kickstarter project to date the Pebble Smart Watch is coming to Best Buy!

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Oh, say can you see...

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎06-28-2013 06:38 PM - last edited on ‎06-29-2013 02:18 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,163 Views)

Oh, say can you see… all the great photo opportunities? That’s right the fourth of July is right around the corner. If your family is anything like mine you’ll be outdoors somewhere, enjoying the great weather, stuffing yourself with some awesome food, and hopefully capturing those memorable moments.

 

So do you have the right camera to capture those special moments? If not, hopefully we can steer you in the right direction.

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College Student Deals for Back To School

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎06-19-2013 12:51 PM - last edited on ‎07-07-2014 12:54 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (21,320 Views)

College Student DealsBest Buy is ready for back-to-school with student deals to bring out the super-genius in all of us. Students who sign up for deals will receive emails over the course of the summer with coupons for tech to send us back to school in style and on budget.

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Free Droid DNA by HTC

by Community Analyst Community Analyst ‎06-17-2013 01:46 PM - edited ‎06-24-2013 11:11 AM (1,572 Views)

dna 2.pngWe've analyzed the genome, and the DROID DNA by HTC is FREE with 2-year agreement from Verizon Wireless.

 

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Beats By Dre

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎06-07-2013 05:15 PM - edited ‎06-07-2013 05:37 PM (2,935 Views)

I spend a good portion of my days with my headphones on to help block out the noise around me and to listen to my favorite bands to help me focus and concentrate, and I’ve gone through many different models over the years in search of the most comfortable options with the best sound. I know that a lot of people look at Beats By Dre headphones when they're shopping for new headphones, so I wanted to take some time to highlight some of the features and differences you’ll find.

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SodaStream & the Samsung Fridge with Sparkling Water Dispenser!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎05-31-2013 03:34 PM - edited ‎06-06-2013 12:04 PM (4,781 Views)

Find out how you can quickly and easily create your own sparkling water and soda with SodaStream! These soda makers come in convenient starter packs to help you get started saving time and money, and SodaStream now also powers the industry’s first refrigerator with a sparkling water dispenser!

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Earth Day 2013

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎04-22-2013 01:46 PM - edited ‎04-22-2013 01:48 PM (606 Views)

Hello Earthlings,

 

On the bus ride to work each day I pass a little Minneapolis City Park, and today while riding past this park their sign made me do a double-take. The sign read “Earth Day postponed, cleanup now scheduled for May”. Obviously the sign was poorly worded, and due to the snow their planned event was being rescheduled.Earth Day.jpg

 

This made me start thinking about Earth Day, and more to the point that taking care of the Earth shouldn’t just be for one day of the year. I know Best Buy feels the same way, and in-fact we are celebrating Earth Day by offering a $5 or more Best Buy gift card for anyone trading-in a qualifying device that powers on. This offer isn’t just for today, but is valid through this coming Saturday.Trade-in $5.jpg

 

An even bigger way Best Buy tries to take care of our Earth is offering our customers the option to recycle just about any electronics at our stores. This program to date has recycled approximately 245 million pounds of Electronics, and approximately 220 million pounds of Appliances. As a company our goal is to recycle one billion pounds of consumer electronics by 2014.

 

We don’t just provide Earth friendly end-of-life solutions. We sell many Energy Star certified products, and the customers that purchased these products from us last year collectively saved $52 million dollars in energy costs. Right-now we have an offer of 5% off Energy Star certified major appliances when a Best Buy credit card is used to make the purchase.Electronic parts.jpg

 

 

 

So come on down to your local Best Buy to recycle, trade-in something you no longer use, or maybe it’s time for all new Energy Star certified appliances.

 

 

 

Happy Earth Day 2013!

4K TV and Beyond!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎04-22-2013 10:41 AM - last edited on ‎04-23-2014 10:54 AM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,921 Views)

65 inch 4K TV.jpgSo it’s been a few months since I blogged about Sony’s new 84 inch 4K TV, and as you can imagine more 4K units are hitting the market. I mean really, who wouldn’t want a TV with four times the resolution of 1080p?

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5 Must-Have Nook Tablet Apps

by Chandi82812 on ‎04-03-2013 04:36 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 04:39 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,130 Views)

Nook TabletThere’s so much more you can do with a Nook tablet beyond reading ebooks. Make the most of your e-reader device with these useful apps.

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What is Google Drive?

by Chandi82812 on ‎04-03-2013 04:26 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 04:45 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (653 Views)

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that lets you save your pictures, videos, music, and documents to a centralized location online.  Whether you’re at home, on vacation, at work, or on the go, you can access your documents anywhere. You can also sync your files automatically across multiple devices –making it easy to view, edit, and share files from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Nikon D3200 for Beginners

by Chandi82812 on ‎04-02-2013 01:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 04:54 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (706 Views)

Nikon D3200 DSLRDesigned for novice DSLR photographers, the Nikon D3200 combines user-friendly features with the type of powerful performance that has become a hallmark of Nikon cameras. Explore the key features of the Nikon D3200 to determine if it is the best DSLR camera for you.

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5 Samsung Smart TV Tips and Tricks

by Chandi82812 on ‎04-02-2013 01:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 05:03 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (15,919 Views)

Samsung Smart TVThe Samsung Smart TV combines high-tech interaction with Web-integrated content.  Get familiar with these tips and tricks to fully discover what this smart TV can do.

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4 Questions about OLED TV Answered

by Chandi82812 on ‎04-02-2013 12:17 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 05:22 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (591 Views)

OLED TVsThe OLED TV is gradually making its mainstream debut and it is poised to take HDTVs to a whole new level. Here’s why this awe-inspiring and innovative TV is worth coveting.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 – A New Life Companion

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎03-27-2013 01:05 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 05:32 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,733 Views)

Samsung Galaxy S4The moment apes first pulled phones off of the wall and began carrying them in their pockets is widely believed by anthropologists to be the birth of the modern human as we know ourselves.  They were simple at first (I’m talking about the phones here, not the people).

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Razer – Edge Pro Gaming Tablet

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎03-22-2013 02:15 PM - last edited on ‎03-22-2013 02:31 PM by Community Web Planner Community Web Planner (2,249 Views)

The Edge Pro gaming tablet brings mobile gaming and PC gaming together so you can play when you want, where you want, and how you want.  The people at Razer make everything with Gamers in mind. Their gaming mice and keyboards are jam packed with extra hotkeys and features for customizing the way you play (take it from me: two buttons isn’t nearly enough for a mouse!).

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Introducing the Chromebook Pixel!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-15-2013 04:11 PM - edited ‎08-15-2013 05:44 PM (1,234 Views)

Chromebook PixelChromebook laptops, featuring a sleek, thin and lightweight design as well as Google’s innovative Chrome OS, have been getting a lot of attention lately. Well, now it’s time to introduce the newest member to the family; the Chromebook Pixel...

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Playstation 4: What to Expect

by Chandi82812 on ‎03-04-2013 10:45 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 05:49 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (714 Views)

PS4 ControllerIf you have been waiting with bated breath for the new Playstation 4, the new console has finally been unveiled. Sony revealed some exciting details about the PS4 at a recent media event. The Playstation 4 is expected to hit shelves in the 2013 holiday season. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the next-generation gaming console.

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6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Laptop Battery

by Chandi82812 on ‎02-27-2013 11:05 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 05:55 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (956 Views)

Laptop BatteryLaptop batteries have an average life span of anywhere between two to four years. However, several factors such as how you use your laptop could affect battery life. Follow these tips to get more juice out of your battery throughout the day, while prolonging the overall life of your laptop battery.

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How to Back Up Your Computer

by Chandi82812 on ‎02-27-2013 10:48 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:02 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (910 Views)

Hard DriveIt is a common scenario: You try to boot up your computer and get a flashing error message. You don’t need a tech expert to tell you that the hard drive might have crashed, wiping out all your precious data. Those treasured family vacation photos, music, videos and financial data –gone in an instant, with little chance of recovery. At that moment, you wish you had taken the time to back up your files.

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Get to Know the Nikon D7000

by Chandi82812 on ‎02-19-2013 03:33 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:07 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,297 Views)

Nikon D7000Whether you’re a photo enthusiast, a professional photographers or a casual photographer looking to buy a DSLR camera, the Nikon D7000 is a great choice. 

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Get Your Rear Back in Gear this Year!

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎02-15-2013 04:42 PM - edited ‎03-03-2013 01:36 PM (833 Views)

GoFit - 3-Lb. Dumbbell - PurpleAh, New Years- that magical time when people resolve to change something in their lives for the better. Some people vow to quit smoking, others to spend more time with loved ones, but without a doubt... the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Most folks start strong by hitting the gym, cutting calories, and investing in new workout getups.

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5 Tips to Save Printer Ink

by Chandi82812 on ‎02-15-2013 02:46 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:10 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,282 Views)

Buying and replacing printer ink cartridges can put a dent on any household or small business budget. However, if you’re frustrated with printing costs, don't fret. There are several ways in which you can get more print output from your ink cartridges. Try these smart solutions to conserve printer ink.

Buying and replacing printer ink cartridges can put a dent on any household or small business budget. However, if you’re frustrated with printing costs, don't fret. There are several ways in which you can get more print output from your ink cartridges. Try these smart solutions to conserve printer ink.

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Valentine's Day Movies!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎02-12-2013 11:16 AM - last edited on ‎02-13-2013 12:25 PM by Community Web Planner Community Web Planner (1,685 Views)

Valentines.jpgValentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you’re planning on a romantic night out, I hope you’ve got your

reservations set, flowers ordered, and a string quartet set to serenade you. Too much? Maybe, but hey, you might as well go all out! If you’re reading this and you just realized you forgot that Valentine’s Day is this week (it’s on Thursday, by the way), don’t worry, you’ve still got time to make it a memorable one.

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Hi, may I answer any questions for you?

by Community Web Planner Community Web Planner ‎02-03-2013 07:53 PM - edited ‎02-03-2013 07:57 PM (1,222 Views)

Did you see our ad in the big game? Our thousands of BlueShirt and Geek Squad Agents are here to support you with all your tech questions. We’re a human search engine. We offer impartial advice about the latest and greatest products.

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The "Big Game" is More Fun with Food!

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎01-31-2013 11:36 AM (540 Views)

 

I don’t know about you, but I spent the first part of this week sending text messages to my friends to ensure that our “Big Game” party is still a go.  In reality, I think we all do this just to find out on what dish or appetizers they are bringing.  I am always forced to make my guac that everyone seems to love (sorry, I can’t share my secrets at this time).  Then there is always that one family member or friend that is asked to bring the chips, due to their lack of culinary expertise.   

 

Anyways, I was chatting with Gina-BBY, about what she likes to do during big events and she said the following…    

 

I love bringing people together in my home and hosting a great party.  Typically, I like to start preparations at least a week in advance.  I start stocking up on all the ingredients I’m going to need to make some dazzling dishes.  I usually make lots of small appetizer size foods so that people can eat as we all gather around the television to watch the event.  I plan out a schedule of the foods I distribute over several hours.   

 

What I’ve found that works best is to start the night off with something light like veggies and dip.  For the dip, I usually mix a cup and a half of sour cream with some onion soup.  I mix it with a small handheld blender.  I add some pepper to help cut the salt in the onion soup.  It only takes a few minutes and my first course is done.

 

Then it is on to make my awesome artichoke dip.  I don’t use mayonnaise.  I prefer cream cheese based dip.  In my food processor, I mix sixteen ounces of artichoke bottoms and add a few quarters of artichokes for texture.  Then I add eight ounces of cream cheese.  I add salt and pepper and mix in some shredded parmesan cheeses.  Then I pop it all in the oven at 350 degrees for twenty-five minutes. 

 

After chatting with her, I may need to obtain her address and show up unannounced. Smiley Happy

 

I was flipping through this week’s ad and noticed the Ninja blender on page 23.  My wife and I put this blender on our wedding registry last August…  unfortunately, it didn’t get fulfilled so we are still looking to buy it.  There isn’t a better week to do it than this one, as you get a $10 Best Buy gift card with purchase.  We have been mulling the decision over for some time now and may head on in to our favorite Best Buy location before this deal is gone.  I could see us getting a lot of use out of the Ninja blender with the many dips and dishes we plan to make for this weekend’s festivities and beyond.

 

Lets get back to food!  What are some of your favorite recipes to make during big games or events?  Feel free to post them here and gather some ideas from others on what else you could make this weekend. 

 

 

Sony XBR-84X900 4K TV

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎01-22-2013 05:52 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:19 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (4,271 Views)

Hey Everyone,

 

Anyone that paid attention to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) you would have been once again impressed with the continued advances in technology. You would have seen things like bendable glass to a twenty inch tablet running a full version of Windows 8 with UltraHighDefinition (4K) resolution.

 

4K TVsNot familiar with 4K resolution? Higher end videography equipment have recorded 4K content for quite some time now, and it was only natural that we would start to see display technology catch up. So what is 4K? It refers to the horizontal resolution of a captured video, or a display device. Simply put, around 4,000 pixels are recorded or displayed on the horizontal axis of a 4K device. In comparison a TV with a 1080p resolution has around 1,080 pixels on its horizontal axis. This means a 4K display would have approximately four times the resolution than a similar 1080p unit.

 

There were a number of 4K TVs announced at CES, and in fact prior to this show Sony already had their flagship TV, the 84 inch 4K TV model XBR-84X900, on the  market. This TV is simply amazing, and if you ever have a chance to check it out take it. Not only is this TVs screen the most realistic screen to date, this TV has a feature set that will certainly impress anyone.4K TVs

 

This TV is of course a smart TV, and being a Sony can connect to Sony’s Entertainment Network. The TV also comes with two speakers that mount to the side. Each speaker provides a simulated 5.1 surround sound experience powered by 50 watts of power. The XBR-84X900 is a 3D capable TV using passive glasses, and with 4K resolution 3D becomes more amazing than ever. If you’re a gamer this TV is SimulView compatible, allowing you to play multiplayer games where each player has their own full screen experience, rather than the traditional split-screen format.

 

4K TVsSo I have to admit when I first read about 4K TVs I was skeptical given I wasn’t aware of any existing 4K content. Sony has taken this into consideration. They have a collection of ten movies that have been mastered to 4K resolution. In addition, with the help of the XCA8-4K chip, the Sony XBR-84X900 TV will convert HD and lower resolution content to 4K resolution.

 

I think the biggest obstacle for the average consumer will be the $24,999 price tag of this TV, but as with any new technology you pay for getting the latest and greatest. Once again this TV is simply breathtaking, and if you can afford it go for it. Magnolia Home Theater is currently selling the Sony XBR-84X900, and if you want to see a TV that will truly impress your friends and family come check it out.

 

As I said before, there were a number of 4K TVs announced at CES, and I fully expect this resolution to slowly work its way into being the next resolution in display technology. There should be many new options to come, and I would anticipate that available 4K content will catch up as more 4K display devices are put to the market.

 

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The Recording Academy's 2013 Nominees

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎01-21-2013 02:13 PM - edited ‎01-17-2014 01:57 PM (718 Views)

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The 55th annual awards show from The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is set to air on February 10th and will be hosted by LL Cool J. Set to perform are The Black KeysFun.Mumford & SonsRihanna, and Taylor Swift. As a music fanatic with a fairly large collection of vinyl, this is a night that I look forward to every year, and some of the nominees this year have me just as excited as ever! There are a ton of categories that The Recording Academy recognizes, so I wanted to focus on just four of them to highlight the nominees, and maybe even offer my opinion of who I’d like to see win.

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5 Cool Features of the Microsoft Surface Tablet

by Chandi82812 on ‎01-14-2013 02:00 PM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:21 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (900 Views)

Microsoft SurfaceThe Microsoft Surface tablet is a great choice for Windows fans looking for an alternative to iOS and Android devices. The latest offering from Microsoft encapsulates the Windows 8 experience in a superb tablet body. Here are five cool features of the Microsoft Surface tablet:

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5 Gift Ideas for Men

by Chandi82812 on ‎12-19-2012 10:16 AM - last edited on ‎08-15-2013 06:28 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (887 Views)

This holiday, spoil your husband or dad with a tech gift that is sure to be appreciated. Our gift picks feature the most popular gadgets for the season as well as unique ideas for every man on your list. And, don’t forget to check out the best deals throughout December at BestBuy.com.

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5 Gift Ideas Under $100

by Chandi82812 on ‎12-19-2012 09:42 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:26 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (955 Views)

Didn’t think you could find amazing tech gifts for under $100? Take a look at our list of affordable gift picks that won’t break you budget. And, don’t forget to check out the best deals on gadgets and more throughout December at BestBuy.com.

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Nike+ SportsWatch

by Community Analyst Community Analyst on ‎12-17-2012 01:42 PM (522 Views)

 

Model: 1JA0.017.01 | SKU: 5570883

This Nike+ SportWatch watch with sensor tracks your time, distance, pace, heart rate and the number of calories you've burned to help ensure a thorough workout. The built-in GPS is powered by TomTom to deliver accurate readings indoors and outdoors.

Sale: $149.99


Today we have guest blogger Ali talking fitness and some cool gadgets that can help you keep track of your runs! Here is a little bit about Ali, "I am a fitness blogger at MSPRun.com with an interest in technology, and using technology to improve overall health. I have worked for Best Buy for 5 years, ranging from various sales floor positions to corporate finance. I am currently training for my first marathon this January".

 

As the weather gets colder and the days shorter, it’s hard to stay motivated to go running: enter the Nike+ SportsWatch.

 

The Nike+ SportWatch watch with sensor tracks your time, distance, pace, heart rate and the number of calories you've burned to help ensure a thorough workout. The built-in GPS is powered by TomTom to deliver accurate readings indoors and outdoors.

 

The watch also includes access to the Nike+ community, where runners can compare training, share runs, and compete against each other in virtual races. The Nike+ software also keeps runners motivated by recognizing individual goals, and awarding them with unique online awards.

 

The Nike+ SportsWatch is available in 2 models: one with an indoor sensor http://bit.ly/VM2ZX7 and one that is GPS only http://bit.ly/SGvomB (the sensor can be purchased at a later time)

 

Another Way to Schedule Geek Squad Service

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎12-14-2012 12:44 PM (2,607 Views)

 

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Don’t want to spend the time on the phone scheduling a Geek Squad service? No worries! You can now schedule in-home or in-store service from the comfort of your own keyboard or other personal device.  All in-home, in-store and Auto tech scheduling can be done right here on GeekSquad.com.

 

Following the simple steps located there, you should have your next appointment setup in no time.  Plus, if something important comes up at the last second, you can reschedule or modify almost any appointment you make.  However, I find it unlikely that anything will be more important than getting your technology back up and running, especially if it is your TV during football season.

 

In some instances you will be required to sign in using your existing Geek Squad/Best Buy profile or create a new profile if you don’t already have an account, which typically occurs when making an appointment for an in-home repair under one of our Geek Squad Protection Plans.

 

Welcome to the easiest way to schedule an appointment with our Geek Squad.

 

 

*Precinct, Geek Squad Solution Central and Autotech are only available in select locations at this time. If your city is not available, please check back soon.

 

Cyber Monday Digital Camera Deals

by Chandi82812 on ‎11-25-2012 12:27 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:30 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,036 Views)

Our Cyber Monday 2012 sale kicks off on Monday, November 26 at BestBuy.com.  Shop our site for big savings on electronics, including great deals on digital cameras. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on your holiday shopping this year!

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Black Friday Computer Accessories Deals

by Chandi82812 on ‎11-20-2012 09:38 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:31 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,383 Views)

It’s that time of the year again…Best Buy’s Black Friday 2012 sale starts in stores at 12 a.m. on Friday, November 23! (Online only deals are also available at BestBuy.com on Thanksgiving Day) In addition to amazing discounts on big ticket items, don’t forget that we are offering hot deals on computer and tablet accessories.  

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Kid-Friendly Nintendo DS Games

by Chandi82812 on ‎11-13-2012 03:14 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:38 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (869 Views)

Here are four Nintendo DS games that will make a great gift this season.

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A Sleep Clinic on Your Night Stand

by Chandi82812 ‎11-05-2012 11:14 AM - edited ‎11-05-2012 11:15 AM (530 Views)

 Zeo Sleep ManagerIf you have difficulty sleeping and wake up tired all the time, try the Zeo Sleep Manager.

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3 Windows 8 Features Explored

by Chandi82812 on ‎11-05-2012 11:04 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:40 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (563 Views)

Take a look at three nifty Windows 8 features.

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Windows 8 FAQ

by ‎10-31-2012 10:24 AM - edited ‎11-02-2012 10:30 AM (7,345 Views)

win8icon.pngWindows 8 is the latest iteration of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.  Building on the Windows 7 framework and expanding it, users will first notice how different programs and features have been placed into apps.

 

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SodaStream: Give the Gift of Healthier Soda

by Chandi82812 on ‎10-18-2012 10:27 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:43 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,309 Views)

SodaStreamStarting your holiday shopping early this year? Got a friend or family member who can’t do without a daily soda fix? Consider the SodaStream, a home soda maker that lets you concoct delicious, sparkling drinks in your own kitchen.

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Watch Live TV for Free with Boxee

by Chandi82812 on ‎10-16-2012 11:36 AM (1,585 Views)

Boxee BoxIs cutting cable at the top of your to-do list this year? The Boxee box could help. 

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NBC's Community TV Show Chat

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎10-09-2012 04:16 PM - last edited on ‎10-19-2012 05:18 PM by Retired: Community Analyst (2,800 Views)

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Join us for a Live Chat with Actor Yvette Nicole Brown who plays the part of Shirley on NBC's Community TV series!  The Chat is currently cancelled for tonight, Friday October 19th.  Another chat may be rescheduled at a later date.

 

http://bbyurl.us/CommunityShowChat

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Shark Steam Mop

by Chandi82812 on ‎10-02-2012 01:53 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:47 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (1,510 Views)

sharksteammop2.jpgIs the Shark Steam Mop a must-have cleaning tool for hard floors?

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Could Ooma Help You Do Away with Your Landline?

by Chandi82812 on ‎09-27-2012 03:54 PM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 01:50 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (870 Views)

oomaIf you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to your expensive home phone service, the Ooma Telo might be the answer. 

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MagicJack Saves You Money on Phone Calls

by Chandi82812 on ‎09-17-2012 02:44 PM (3,371 Views)

MagicJack PLUSIf you rely on your landline but dread those monthly phone bills, there might be a much cheaper solution. The magicJack is a clever little device that lets you use your current home phone to make unlimited local and long distance calls via an Internet connection.                                                               

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How to Borrow Free NOOK Books: A Quick Guide

by Chandi82812 ‎09-11-2012 12:28 PM - edited ‎10-16-2012 01:26 PM (1,936 Views)

NOOK colorAddicted to your NOOK but don't like paying for ebooks?  Did you know that you can save yourself a bundle by borrowing free ebooks?  Here are four ways to borrow NOOK books and expand your reading list on a budget.

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Smartphone Cases at Fashion Week

by on ‎09-11-2012 10:00 AM (533 Views)

Case TrioSmartphones might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fashion accessories, but Case-Mate begs to differ. In partnership with Best Buy, the mobile case manufacturer is sponsoring a special Fashion Week event in New York City, and you’re invited.

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5 Things You Can Do With Your Roku Player

by Chandi82812 on ‎09-05-2012 09:41 AM - last edited on ‎09-26-2013 02:07 PM by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist (3,579 Views)

RokuWhether you’re planning to buy a Roku set-top box or already own the player, the most likely reason is to stream your favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix or Hulu Plus. But did you know there’s a whole lot more you could do with a Roku? Here are five possibilities.

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Fitness Trackers: The Smart Way to Stay in Shape

by ‎08-14-2012 02:17 PM - edited ‎08-16-2012 10:35 AM (2,639 Views)

Nike+ SportWatchHigh-tech fitness trackers are making it easier to monitor your fitness goals and share your progress on social networks with friends. Sleek design and sophisticated features come together in these devices...

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How to Transfer Photos & Video from Your Android Phone to Your Computer

by ‎08-08-2012 12:34 PM - edited ‎08-08-2012 12:36 PM (6,681 Views)

Your Android phone has probably become your go-to device to capture fun, everyday moments. While your cell phone camera makes it convenient to snap pictures and shoot videos instantly, sometimes transferring those files to your computer is more trouble than it’s worth. Here are four Android apps that let you send photos and videos from your phone to your computer over a shared Wi-Fi network in no time:

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Bluetooth in Your Car

by on ‎08-03-2012 05:22 PM (1,932 Views)

8399896Did you know that you can connect your cell phone to your car stereo via Bluetooth to enjoy hands-free calling?  You can even use Bluetooth to turn your cell phone into an MP3 player by streaming tunes over your car's audio system.  If your car did not come equipped with built-in Bluetooth functionality, here are some Bluetooth car accessories to try.

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Free Kindle Books: A Quick Guide

by Retired: Community Analyst on ‎07-23-2012 10:58 AM - last edited on ‎09-07-2012 10:47 AM by (5,748 Views)

If you’re an Amazon Kindle owner, you know there’s a lot to love about the e-reader. You can carry the pint-size device everywhere. Here, we’ve compiled a list of websites and applications to help you find free Kindle books. Enjoy.

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Return of the Roaming DealCow

by Retired: Community Manager on ‎07-06-2012 08:36 PM (640 Views)

 

Going on now, July 2-6, you can “Like” Cowboom on Facebook to register to win a free DealCow.  Official terms and conditions

 

 

 

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Live Chat: Nikki Sixx

by on ‎06-26-2012 03:24 PM - last edited on ‎07-06-2012 08:20 PM by Retired: Community Analyst (19,919 Views)

666_8293_color_hi.jpgAre you a Mötley Crüe fan? Better yet, are you a Nikki Sixx fan? Do you wanna be? If you missed our live chat, check out the transcript here.

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Live Chat: Yvette Nicole Brown

by Retired: Community Analyst ‎05-16-2012 03:50 PM - edited ‎05-17-2012 11:12 PM (2,145 Views)

Thanks to Actor Yvette Nicole Brown who plays the part of Shirley on NBC's Community TV series for the Live Chat! If you missed the chat, check out the transcript here to find out about Yvette's role in the show and get one last taste of Community as the season closes out.

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One Warm Winter

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist on ‎04-20-2012 02:31 PM - last edited on ‎04-24-2012 11:02 AM by Retired: Community Analyst (1,822 Views)

Having just gone through the warmest Minnesota winter I have ever experienced I can honestly say I could get used to this, and I am now convinced something must be going on with our climate. I remember 70 plus degrees days in March of this year; when the normal temperature is around 20-30 degrees with snow.

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Mass Effect 3

by Retired: Senior Social Media Specialist ‎03-05-2012 04:10 PM - edited ‎03-05-2012 04:11 PM (894 Views)

Mass Effect 3

 

The Reapers are taking the fight to Earth.  Do you have what it takes to save humanity yet again?  Read more about the third installment of the revolutionary Mass Effect series hitting shelves 3/6/12.  Pre-order now for your Argus Rifle bonus content!

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The eReader Plunge

by on ‎02-29-2012 02:55 PM - last edited on ‎03-09-2012 03:25 AM by Retired: Community Analyst (804 Views)

eReadersRecently, I moved my love of books into the tech world of e-readers.  I fought it for years.  I felt that I must have that book with the pages, to touch and feel.  And yes, the smell of a book.  There is something about it.  Something I’ve loved and collected for all these many years.

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Now Available: Digital Downloads for Tax Software

by ‎02-21-2012 05:32 PM - edited ‎02-21-2012 05:32 PM (581 Views)

 

TurboTax.jpegIt’s that time of the year again!  W-2s have been mailed, interest statements are on their way, and people all across the country are crunching numbers to ensure they receive the biggest tax refund possible.  To top it all off, BestBuy.com recently introduced a new option to help make preparing your own taxes a breeze: digital downloads of the latest tax preparation software.H&R.jpeg

 

Looking for someone to double-check your tax return?  No worries!  Most of these titles will do so for you, as well as import data from your W-2, 1099 and last year’s return.  Some titles, like H&R Block At Home Basic, even include live agent support in the event of an audit.

 

Prefer having a physical copy of any software you buy?  Disc-based versions of each title are available too.

 

http://bbyurl.us/TaxSoftware

 

 

New York Video School

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist ‎02-15-2012 04:57 PM - edited ‎02-15-2012 05:01 PM (684 Views)

 

 

Hey,

 

If a picture is worth a thousand words; what is a video worth? I think the honest answer is that it really depends. I would have to say that sometimes a still image can have more of an emotional impact than a video of the same subject, but deciding on a media really depends on what you are trying to convey.NYVS.jpg

 

It is often the case that a video can pass along much more information to your audience, and will have far greater usefulness to them. Try teaching someone to ski with a photograph, or try enjoying that concert of your favorite band by looking at that one great shot of them live. It just wouldn’t have nearly the same effect that a well edited video would have.

 

In years past you had to invest in a dedicated camcorder to record video footage, and when it came to easily editing and sharing your footage it was anything but an easy endeavor. Luckily almost any camera or phone can now record video, editing software is easier than ever to use, and there are many sites that make it extremely easy to share your creations. Did you know that 48 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube every single minute, and there are 3 billion views per day?Getting Started.jpg

 

I have always been much more drawn to the still image, but I will admit to trying my hand at video creation from time-to-time. A few years ago I made the difficult decision of changing my camera system from Nikon to Canon. I ended up purchasing the Canon 7D DSLR as my main body, and one of the great features of the 7D was the well thought out integration of video capture. Being that I was just about to take a trip to Yellowstone I took this as a great opportunity to try my hand at video once again.

 

In the end I did get a ton of great footage, but I quickly realized there is much more to producing a great video than merely capturing the raw footage. I found out that my five year old computer really hated the 24fps 1080p .MOV files. As soon as the play button was pressed my five year old desktop decided it was just too much, and forced into the decision of staring at a frozen screen or forcing the computer to shut-down.Shooting.jpg

 

I also quickly found out that, even though the video editing program I was using was fairly user friendly, there was quite a bit of knowledge I was missing to truthfully convey my experience at Yellowstone. Due to my difficulties I ended up leaving this footage until I had the knowledge and tools to do this great American treasure the justice it deserves.

 

Well I am happy to report that this footage will not be forgotten for long. In order to provide our customer’s the tools needed, to produce the best possible videos, we recently developed a partnership with New York Video School (NYVS). I quickly signed up, and am well on my way to finally putting all my footage of Yellowstone into one cohesive experience.

 

The NYVS has video lessons ranging from how to get started in producing high quality videos, how to tell a story, how to capture great footage, instructions on all the major video editing software, and in my case how to choose the right computer for video editing. They provide a place for each member to share their videos with other members, live lectures, links to different video contests, to job opportunities in the industry, and much more.Video Editing.jpg

 

As with any school it isn’t free. You can sign up for their Basic membership, which lets you preview some lessons, create a profile, and check out all the benefits of NYVS. Once you are ready to really start learning you will need to sign up for the Plus membership, which they do provide a 7-Day free trial. Once the trial period is over to continue to progress in your learning it will cost $9.95 per month, or $79.95 for a year of access.

 

I can recommend that anyone wanting to improve their videos try out NYVS. I definitely see their lessons helping any mother wanting to have the very best videos of their family, someone looking to share the hottest videos on YouTube, or a person looking to work in the video production industry.

 

Happy Shooting!

Tools of the Trade

by on ‎02-01-2012 05:45 PM (1,049 Views)

 

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  To me, a resolution is simply a promise you fully intend to break when it’s convenient…or one you can’t guarantee you’ll be able to keep.  This year, however, I went against better judgment and agreed to a joint resolution with a friend: I would serve as a guide in his personal struggle to lose weight.

 

Polar.jpgNow, this guidance has taken several forms since 2012 began.  I’ve helped him construct some basic workout routines, I’ve suggested a few new recipes, and I’ve introduced him to the pros and cons of both free weights and machine-based exercises.  I refused to be an ever-present taskmaster when we made this agreement though, so I’ve suggested a few devices over the past month that may help him meet his goals.

 

The first gadget I recommended was a heart rate monitor.  Maintaining a steady heart rate is an important part of maximizing cardio workouts, so even the simplest model provides invaluable information.  Some heart rate monitors include built-in alarms as well, automatically notifying you when you reach the preset upper and lower limits of your target heart range.

 

Next, I suggested a personal training assistant.  Available as both stand-alone devices and smart phone apps, these gizmos often feature workouts designed by professional athletes and medical professionals.  Some also include unlockable rewards for completing individual programs and interactive tools for tracking your progress.  The Biggest Loser SLIMCOACH, for example, includes a 1-year membership to the MYTRACK online health community and provides access to nutrition planning and monitoring tools.slimcoach.jpg

 

Last, but not least, I encouraged him to pick up an MP3 player.  Listening to your favorite tunes while working out is a great way to stay focused, and having access to your own personal music library sure beats listening to the deafening whirr of treadmills and elliptical machines at the gym.  Some MP3 players, like the Motorola MotoActv, even feature many of the same functions as a traditional heart rate monitor or personal training assistant.

 

What tools do you use to reach your fitness goals?


Rocketboost Raises the Roof with First PC and iOS Control App

by Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist on ‎01-23-2012 12:33 PM - last edited on ‎01-23-2012 12:39 PM by Retired: Community Analyst (675 Views)

 

 

 

Today, Best Buy launched the Rocketboost Control App taking Rocketboost, Best Buy’s breakthrough wireless audio technology, to the next level.  The app lets users direct their audio from their PC or other Rocketboost-enabled audio source to any Rocketboost-enabled receiving device, including the Rocketfish Wireless Bookshelf Speakers and the Insignia Soundbar. What does this mean for you? Once you have the app installed, you can easily see your playlist on your iPod®, iPad®, iPhone® or PC and send it to various speakers throughout the home, controlling where, when and what you’re listening to with a swipe of your finger.

 

We sat down with Mark Kudla, senior product manager for Best Buy’s Exclusive Brands, to get details on the new app and what it means for your Rocketboost-enabled Insignia and Rocketfish products. Are you eager to give it a try? Download the Rocketboost Control App for free in the Apple App Store℠ and on Rocketboost.com.

 

In the Words of Mark:

 

Q:             Why did Rocketboost create the Control App?

A:              We’re always looking for ways to add functionality for consumers. As Rocketboost continues to expand its portfolio of wireless home audio products, we recognized a need to effectively manage all of these devices in the home for a seamless user experience. Just like a television remote control, the Rocketboost Control App gives users power over when, where and what audio they are listening to.

 

Q:             What does this scenario look like with examples of Rocketboost-enabled products?

A:              Most people who listen to music on home audio speakers are multitasking around the house. With the Rocketboost Control App, with just a few clicks on your phone you can control the audio playback wherever you are.  If you’re cleaning the house and listening to music in one room with your Rocketfish Bookshelf Speakers you can easily send the music to your Rocketfish Wireless Stereo Headphones as you finish cleaning room to room.  Or start a new playlist to the Rocketfish Indoor/Outdoor Speaker while you check on the steaks outside.

 

Q:             How does it work?

A:              Once users download the Rocketboost Control App for their specific device, they can access their playlists on their PC (iTunes or Windows Media Player library) to send the audio to their Rocketboost-enabled device of choice throughout their home. The app also allows access to audio content from all other Rocketboost Wireless Sender  devices – for example you can connect audio sources like your mp3 player, CD player or even TV to the Rocketboost Wireless Sender and then use the app to send the audio to any Rocketboost-enabled receiving device. 

 

For a full list of Rocketboost-enabled products, visit www.rocketboost.com. We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments below!