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02 Mar: Women are helping lead Best Buy’s tech transformation

Engineer. Scientist. Manager. Intern. Vice president. These are just a few of the many roles at the forefront of our tech transformation.

But to us, these leaders are better known as Linda, Naomi, Melissa, Faiza and Meghan.

While most of these women experienced being the first or only woman on a team at some point in their careers, they’re now helping drive change in the field of technology — through their groundbreaking technology work and a shared passion for mentoring young women interested in the field.

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25 Feb: Women are helping lead Best Buy’s tech transformation

Engineer. Scientist. Manager. Intern. Vice president. These are just a few of the many roles at the forefront of our tech transformation.

But to us, these leaders are better known as Linda, Naomi, Melissa, Faiza and Meghan.

While most of these women experienced being the first or only woman on a team at some point in their careers, they’re now helping drive change in the field of technology — through their groundbreaking technology work and a shared passion for mentoring young women interested in the field.

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10 Sep: Get The Latest Bose Tech At Best Buy

If you’ve been on the lookout for a new pair of headphones recently, you might’ve noticed some new trends, like true wireless and noise cancellation.

The innovation in the space is changing the way you listen to your favorite tunes at home or on the go. And Bose is help taking the innovation to the next level with a new lineup of products.

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest audio gear coming to Best Buy.

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19 Oct: Geek Squad’s New Setup & Support Service Helps Solve Your Wi-Fi Woes

It happened again.

You’re ready to kick back with some popcorn and watch that new movie on Netflix, but as soon as you push play, you’re greeted with that dreaded circle that never seems to stop spinning.

It’s another buffering issue because of a poor Wi-Fi connection.

But there’s help. Enter the new Home Wi-Fi Setup & Support service from Best Buy’s Geek Squad.

Going well beyond what internet service providers typically offer, Geek Squad Agents will optimize your router’s performance by configuring advanced settings you might not know exist.

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03 May: The One Thing Saving This Mom’s Sanity? Technology

Parenting books? Yoga? Coffee and a cozy blanket? They all sound great, but they’re not how I, as a mom of three, keep it together while trying to keep it all together.

In the marathon-and-sprint circuit of parenting, technology is the one thing saving my sanity amid a calendar packed with work, school, sports, volunteering, friend time and family time.

Hear me out. I know I’m blogging for a technology retailer, but I’m also a real mom with real stuff to juggle.

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24 Oct: Geek Squad Technology Hub Opens at Minnesota High School

Geek Squad is going back to school with a purpose in suburban Minneapolis.

The first-ever Geek Squad Technology Hub opened this week at Edina High School, and it will be staffed by an Agent for four hours each week who will triage devices, analyze tech problems and educate teachers and students about technology.

“Most of the youngsters in this building have grown up with technology, so they know how it works,” said Butch Cavello, a Geek Squad vice president. “What we want to do is enhance that experience to ensure they are getting the most out of their tech, and maybe they’ll teach us a thing or two.

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24 Sep: Christian Siriano: My Exclusive Accessories Collection Available Now at Best Buy

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A few weeks ago, I announced my new collection of accessories for smartphones, tablets and laptops exclusively for Best Buy. I’m excited to share they have now arrived in stores!

So how did this partnership come to be? No one knows technology and the accessories you need for it like Best Buy, and I know how tricky it can be to find accessories that are both fashionable and functional. So it made sense for us to collaborate.

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23 Sep: Best Buy and OurCycle LA Bridge Digital Divide for Los Angeles Families

The goal was bridging the digital gap for families, but the theme was empowerment at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles on Sept. 19.

Several families, with help from Best Buy employees, were trained on basic computer skills and went home with something they didn’t have before – Internet connectivity and a computer.

Best Buy partnered with OurCycle LA, a City of Los Angeles digital inclusion pilot program geared at providing free refurbished computers and training to low-income families in Los Angeles.

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18 Sep: Teens Teach Seniors Technology, With Help from Best Buy

Best Buy recently joined forces with two nonprofits in Washington, D.C., to help older adults connect with technology — often for the very first time — with teen mentors by their side.

The company, along with Cyber-Seniors and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, brought together 30 teens and 23 seniors at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center. The event included a reception and demonstrations led by Best Buy and Geek Squad trainers. Several other employees from area stores volunteered to help out, too, as the event happened during the Best Buy Week of Service.

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14 Sep: Best Buy Revamps Geek Squad Support Services

New plans give consumers unmatched help and expert advice for their computing needs, in-store and online

Technology has changed the world but knowing how to keep it all working – or even get the most out of it – isn’t easy. The fact is, as much as we love our technology, many of us could use some help with it. That’s where Best Buy and Geek Squad come in. We are the technology experts who can help you set up your technology and the one-stop shop you can turn to when something goes wrong.

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19 Jun: Technology Can Help Kids Learn All Summer Long

School might be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t keep learning while having fun.

Today is National Summer Learning Day – a reminder for adults and students how important it is to discover, stay safe and remain active even when school is not in session. According to the National Summer Learning Association, students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of vacation than they do on the same tests at the start of summer.

With more e-books now available, tablets and e-readers are a great way to keep kids busy learning all summer long.

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10 Jun: Best Buy’s Geek Squad Academy Camps Begin Today

If learning robotics, making music and writing code sound more fun than swatting mosquitoes and singing around a fire, the camps offered by Geek Squad Academy (GSA) are where to be this summer.

No sleeping bags are required at Best Buy’s GSA camps, but students do need to pack curiosity and creativity. With hands-on access to computers, tablets, and other techy gadgets, they’re joining the more than 20,000 past attendees in learning new skills, gaining confidence and getting a head start on their futures.