David Simpson and Alexis Carroll of the Collegeville, Pa., Best Buy store have taught local seniors how to transition from their land-line phone to their smartphone.

David Simpson Saves his Best Buy Store Money, Simplifies Smartphones for Seniors

Dave Simpson saw a problem at the Best Buy store where he worked in asset protection. “I noticed we really didn’t have the best shrink culture,” he said. That means his store in Collegeville, Pa., wasn’t doing well when it came to reducing losses to shoplifting, employee theft, cashier errors or merchandise mistakes. So he … Read More

Elizabeth S. (L) of Burbank, CA and her son James (2nd L) battle it out against Will D. of Los Angeles and Jake S. (R) while playing "Super Smash Bros." for Wii U on Wednesday in Culver City, Calif.  (Photo by Nintendo/Bob Riha, Jr.)

Hundreds Line Up for Smash-Fest at Best Buy. You Can Play It on Saturday, Too

It’s overtly punny but true — the Super Smash Bros. demo event Wednesday night at 100-plus Best Buy stores was a smashing success. Thousands of Nintendo fans turned out in droves, creating lines out the door to take part in the Smash-Fest experience and play the cult favorite fighting game on the Wii U months before its tentative … Read More

Pebble Steel is available for $229 in Brushed Stainless Steel and Black Matte. (credit: Pebble)

Pebble Steel is Here and it’s Tougher, Sleeker, and Well, Better

Pebble’s slick new smart watch – say hello to stainless steel and Gorilla Glass – is coming to Best Buy customers this Sunday, and Best Buy is the only place where you can check it out in person before buying. Pebble Steel is an elegant follow-up to its predecessor and the second-generation, high-end smart watch … Read More

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Watch the World Cup the Right Way: The Soccer Fan’s Tech Playbook

It’s time for the globe’s favorite sport to take center stage again, and you don’t have to be in Rio to drink of the World Cup. Here’s how to make the most of the month-long tournament that ends with one remaining nation still dancing come July 13’s title match. If the games are half as entertaining as the ads … Read More


YouTube Star TheJWittz: Come to Best Buy Stores and Play Super Smash Bros. First

His name is Josh Wittenkeller but he’s better known to the (online) world as TheJWittz. With more than one million YouTube subscribers, his voice for all things Pokemon, Nintendo, and more is a revered one. And he’s just as excited about the Smash-Fest demos taking place at 100+ Best Buy stores across the nation this Wednesday as … Read More

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VIDEO: Here’s What the Best Buy Teen Tech Center’s Doing for Chicago

On Chicago’s violence-riddled South Side, the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Little Black Pearl charter school is more than a safe haven for teens. One of four such Best Buy-supported locations around the country, the center is where students experiment, collaborate and play with cutting-edge technology and develop skills for their future success. … Read More

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Geek Squad Academy is (Probably) Coming to a City Near You

Robotics. 3D printing. Audio and video production. From now through September, more than 2,500 teens across the country will learn these essential 21st-century skills, thanks to Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy summer camps. In its eighth year, Geek Squad Academy will reach students ages 10 to 18 in 26 cities nationwide, providing fun, interactive classes and … Read More

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Why I’m On the Road This Summer Teaching Tech to Teens

By Geek Squad Agent Brittani Uribe My mom always wanted us to be well-rounded and to try different things. So that’s why, years ago, I signed up for the Geek Squad Academy camp in Houston. Having an uncle who worked for Geek Squad helped, too. I enjoyed the entire experience and learned that technology was … Read More

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Heads up Philly, Oklahoma City, L.A. and more: Sony and Samsung’s Newest TV Tech is Now at Best Buy

Surely you have heard about the new home theater experiences coming to Best Buy this summer, but do you know just how important these renovations are when it comes to shopping for televisions? The first roll out is complete and the second batch will renovate more than 180 stores across the nation and their locations are … Read More


LG’s G3 Debut Brings Industry-Leading HD Smartphone Display to Best Buy This Summer

LG announced its latest smartphone – the LG G3 – today in London and later this summer you’ll be able to get LG’s flagship device at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. Best Buy continues  to be one of the only places where customers can test and try out the latest smartphone technology across all major brands and … Read More

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