Computing

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20 May: Best Buy offers broadest lineup of Copilot+ devices, pre-orders available now

Microsoft just unveiled Copilot+ PCs — the most powerful integration of AI and the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever. Best Buy is excited to announce it’ll have the largest assortment of Copilot+ PCs and is the destination for customers to explore and experience the game-changing technology.

Copilot+ lets users work, play and create like never before with on-device AI that brings incredibly fast speeds for the ultimate performance. New Copilot+ features include advanced AI image generation, enhanced video calls, the ability to find documents you’ve seen instantly, and more.

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10 Feb: With end of Windows 7, consider computer options

A few weeks ago, Microsoft said goodbye to its 10-year-old operating system, Windows 7.  

With support for Windows 7 ending, National Clean Out Your Computer Day on Feb. 10 and National Safer Internet Day on Feb. 11, now is the perfect time to check whether you need to update your system and give your computer some well-deserved TLC.

We talked to Geek Squad Agent Derek Meister to find out what the end of Windows 7 means for users and how they can keep their computers running at peak performance.

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03 Oct: Pre-order the new Microsoft Surface products at Best Buy now

Microsoft announced the latest additions to the Surface family today and, trust us, these devices take power and portability to the next level.

They won’t be available until later this fall, but you can pre-order them now at Best Buy. Check out what the new products have to offer.

Surface ProX

Microsoft is expanding its Surface Pro line with this new 2-in-1 device. It’s the thinnest, lightest and most powerful Surface Pro device laptop, weighing less than 2 pounds for even more portability.

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26 Jul: Here’s your study guide for those techy laptop terms

 

Shopping for a laptop can be tough, especially when you add technical terms into the mix.

But don’t worry, we have an expert to translate the jargon. 

That expert is Geek Squad Agent and college student Daniel Bellorin from Tallahassee, Florida. When it comes to understanding the lingo, he says, don’t be scared. “It seems like a lot of information, but once you learn what it all means, it can really help pick out the best laptop for you.”

Here are some common terms and what they mean.

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30 Nov: Make Computer Security Day Part of Your Holiday Season

This time of year, it’s the big-name holidays that get all the attention. But we can’t forget about a less-heralded day that’s important: Computer Security Day.

You didn’t know Nov. 30 is Computer Security Day? Then you also might not know the key steps you should take to secure your devices. We talked with Geek Squad Agent Derek Meister to learn more.

Here are his top five tips.

Updates

Regardless of whether it’s a computer, smart phone, tablet or home security camera, keep your systems updated, Derek says.

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16 Oct: Wipe That Virtual Desktop Clean

 

Is your computer desktop a ghastly sight?

While October is mostly known for ghouls and goblins, it also contains National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day. So if you’ve ever struggled with a screen covered in icons, today is your day.

We talked with Geek Squad Agent Daniel Hughes from Rapid City, South Dakota, about how to clean up your act and organize your computer desktop.

Be aware of what you have on your computer 

Agent Hughes’ best piece of advice: Know what’s on your computer.

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06 Jun: Here’s How to Pick the Perfect Laptop for Grads

For graduation season, there’s nothing that says “Yay, you did it!” quite like a new laptop. Not all high school grads wait until they are shipping off to campus to get their college computer.

Getting your laptop at the beginning of summer means more time getting acquainted with your new study-buddy (and procrastination-buddy). You know what they say: College is all about working hard … and playing hard too.

We chatted with Best Buy Blue Shirt and computer expert Jamie Orr from Brentwood, Tennessee, for advice on choosing the perfect laptop for grads.

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12 Sep: Pokey PC? Try Improving Performance With These Tips

One of the more annoying things to see on your computer is the wait icon — that spinning circle that means whatever it is you want to do next will have to wait while the computer catches up.

Fortunately, in many cases, you can take five minutes with these five tips to get some of that PC performance back.

1. Stop the auto-starts

Ever notice how many apps and icons pop up as your computer loads? You need many of them, such as your antivirus software, but some apps ask to run even when you barely use them.

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13 Mar: Geek Squad Leads Teen Tech Week’s ‘Hour of Code’ Events in 10 Cities

The room at the Arlington Hills Community Center library in St. Paul, Minnesota, was silent Wednesday while teens used tablets to learn computer coding on the popular game Angry Birds.

Determined fingers dragged and dropped parts of code, and strategically placed them in the right order to move on to next level.

“I completed puzzle eight!” one girl yelled out after finishing a tough round of code.

More than 3,000 schools and libraries across the country celebrated Teen Tech WeekTM, engaging in activities such as the coding game, provided by the nonprofit Code.org