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15 Mar: Appliance Trends: Connected and Colorful

Smart appliances are getting smarter, and we’re not just talking washers, dryers and refrigerators.

Want a coffee maker that tells you when to buy more beans? Need a blender to tell you the exact nutritional information of your smoothies? How about an air purifier that lets you see the process?

All those innovations — and more — were on display at the International Home & Housewares Show last week in Chicago. Best Buy’s appliance merchandising team, which handles one of the company’s fastest-growing categories, was there.

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08 Jan: 5 Ways Your Smart Home Is About to Get Even Smarter

Smart home technology is no longer the new kid on the block at CES. In fact, this year’s displays make it clear this category is growing up fast.

From thermostats and light bulbs to door locks and security cameras, homeowners have access to more connected products than ever before. And smartphone apps make it easy to control all of those so-called “Internet of Things” devices, whether you’re in the living room or on the go.

The Consumer Technology Association, the group that runs CES, expects sales of connected home products to increase 21 percent in 2016, to 8.9 million units sold.

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07 Jan: Look Who’s Talking Sustainable Solutions at CES

Thousands of techies from around the world have been drooling over drones and swooning over self-driving cars since CES 2016 kicked off in Las Vegas earlier this week.

But for Best Buy, the conversations will go beyond the latest and greatest consumer electronics. We’ll also be at CES to explore the less-visible sides of tech innovation: finding sustainable solutions for our business and our customers.

On Jan. 8, Laura Bishop, vice president of Public Affairs & Sustainability at Best Buy, will sit on a panel to discuss the opportunities the entire industry faces as we aspire to be responsible manufacturers and retailers.

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31 Dec: Best Buy at CES: Watching Trends, Eyeing Tech’s Future

CES 2016 kicks off Jan. 6 in Las Vegas, with more than 170,000 people coming from around the world to see the latest and greatest in consumer electronics — from TVs and smart home devices to 3-D printing and autonomous cars.

Best Buy will be there, as it is every year, to meet with tech manufacturers and check out the coolest new products about to hit the market. We also have a team of people who will be scouring CES 2016 to find the emerging technology that‘s still years away from landing on our shelves.

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12 Jan: A Smart Home is also a Sustainable Home

Not only do Connected Home products make your life easier and provide peace of mind, they provide additional environmental benefits, turning your smart home into a sustainable one. Automating your home’s temperature, lighting and other appliances reduces wasted energy when you are not home and saves you money in the process. Going one step further, you can monitor and start conserving water when irrigating your lawn.

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They save energy and money by not heating or cooling an empty house.

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07 Oct: Your Home Connected: Concept Becomes Reality at Best Buy

The concept of a “connected home” is becoming reality as 13 percent of broadband homes currently own at least one smart home device, and the industry’s set to double by 2018. That’s because these products are now more accessible and affordable, averaging $50 to $350.

With more people interested in this technology, Best Buy is creating new in-store Connected Home departments to help customers understand and compare their options, as well as improve home security, save energy costs and simplify the management of their homes.