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06 Nov: In pandemic, partners help get tech to teens

From access to software to learning the latest tech, Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are helping address the opportunity gap for teens in disinvested communities.

We know we can’t do it alone, so we work with a range of partners across the country — including a number of our vendor partners — to empower youth with the technology and tools they need to thrive now and in the future.  

“What we’re trying to do with our Teen Tech Centers and Career Pathways programs is really to help build brighter futures for teens,” said Andrea Wood, vice president of social impact.

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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.

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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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22 Oct: And the Top 15 Holiday Tech Gifts for 2015 Are…

When it comes to Holiday gifts to give and receive, tech products are high on the list.

Best Buy commissioned a national study to see what shoppers are looking for, and the results show that tablets lead a diverse group that also includes HDTVs, wearables and wireless speakers.

The top of the Top 15? The iPad. Here’s the full list:

Top 15 tech gifts for 2015

  1. iPad
  2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  3. MacBook
  4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
  6. Microsoft Surface
  7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
  9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
  11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  12. Apple Watch
  13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
  14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera

The Best Buy study also uncovered the following holiday shopping trends:

  • Millennials rank CE No.
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07 Oct: Preorder Microsoft’s Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Band 2 at Best Buy

Microsoft announced two new additions to its Surface family: the Surface Book, a powerful new laptop, and the Surface Pro 4 tablet.

The company also unveiled its latest wearable device, the Band 2.

The new Surface devices will arrive in stores on Oct. 26, but can be preordered now at BestBuy.com and in all Best Buy stores. The Band 2 is available on Oct. 30, but you can also preorder now.

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If you’re eager to see the new Surface Pro 4 but don’t want to wait weeks to check it out, you can visit any Windows Store at Best Bu
y starting tomorrow to test one.

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29 Jul: Get to Know Windows 10 with Help from Best Buy and Geek Squad

Windows 10 officially launches today, and millions of people will be updating their laptops and experiencing the new operating system. If you’re one of them, Best Buy and Geek Squad are here to help you understand and get excited about the newest addition to the Microsoft family.

First, here are a few things you need to know about Windows 10:

  • It’s free. And by that, we mean it doesn’t cost anything to upgrade.
  • It’s familiar. You might like to know the ever-popular (and missed) Start menu is back, along with the newer tiles.
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09 Oct: ‘COD: Advanced Warfare’ Creators Share Inside Intel in Google+ Hangout

Stoked for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and want to know what’s new in the game’s arsenal? You know, like grenades that mark enemies through walls?

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 get the inside intel from the people who are actually behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare via Best Buy’s Google+ Hangout. Among those who’ll be in on the chat about the title that comes out Nov. 4 are…

Best Buy’s very own Matt McLane will kick off the Google+ hangout at 7 p.m.

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20 May: A 12-Inch HD Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – the most powerful, thinnest and lightest Surface Pro yet – not only debuted Tuesday, but it’s ready for pre-order now on BestBuy.com.

Also available for pre-order soon: the Blue Type Cover, which is available only at Best Buy and BestBuy.com.

Now, here’s what you need to know about the Surface Pro 3:

1. It’s the best of a laptop, and the best of a tablet. It boasts both the power and performance of a laptop, with the portability and convenience of a tablet.

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25 Apr: How to Get an Xbox One for $400 Only at Best Buy

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Xbox One sales just eclipsed the five-million mark.

That skyward trend is likely to continue now that you can have it for $400 at Best Buy.

Between April 27 and May 3, turn in your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 to Best Buy and get a minimum of $100 in-store credit.

It’s that simple – you’ll get a $50 gift card and $50 coupon in return for upgrading to Xbox One.

Best Buy’s Trade-In program makes it easy and convenient for customers to give old technology a second life and instantly get value in return.

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27 Mar: XP Apocalypse? Relax As Geek Squad Guides You Through It

Not sure about the hype around the end of support for Microsoft XP?

Turns out, it may be time to actually follow through on that “spring cleaning” routine you’d rather avoid.

To make it easier, we huddled with one of our favorite computer pros, Geek Squad Agent Derek Meister, to find out what you really need to know about the so-called “XP Apocalypse.” Also, keep geeksquad.com/xpsupport handy and you’ll be all set.

 

So Microsoft will stop supporting XP starting April 8.  

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05 Mar: Best Buy’s Your Titanfall Headquarters: 300+ Midnight Openings and a Sweet Xbox One Bundle Deal

You see all the excessive hype for the March 11 release of Titanfall?

Well, it’s 100 percent real.

“Believe the hype,” IGN said of the game from Respawn Entertainment. “It’s Xbox One’s killer app. I loved it.”

And Best Buy is the best place to get your hands on the app that Yahoo! Games said “blew them away.”

Not only will 300-plus Best Buy stores open at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, to sell Microsoft’s first exclusive release for Xbox One (and PC), but for those who still don’t have the Xbox One, there’s a sweet deal for you.

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20 Nov: Best Buy Launches Xbox One This Friday

Can’t wait to get the new Xbox One entertainment system? Well, wait no more. This Friday morning, the Xbox One gaming system will be available for the first time.

Best Buy will open its doors up to two hours early and will begin selling the new gaming platform starting at 12:01 a.m. local time. Customers who pre-ordered will be checked out first and the gaming systems will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The new Xbox One is on top of several holiday wish lists this year – and for good reason.