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13 Feb: Lights, camera, love: Couple’s cherished tradition continues [VIDEO]

Jack and Lorene have been married for nearly 60 years.

She wasn’t impressed when she was first introduced to him. He was too quiet, she thought, not a match for her chatterbox personality. He thought she was perfect. Love’s surprising that way.

Together they built a family, traditions and a business. Through it all, they loved watching movies — just the two of them.

Then Jack suffered an aneurysm.

He recovered, but short-term memory and hearing loss remained. The technology in their home became hard for him to use and enjoy.

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07 Jan: ‘Technology is really what we need to help us succeed’ [VIDEO]

Students from the Best Buy Teen Tech Center in Chicago are getting their hands on virtual reality tech and the possibilities it holds for the future.

A partnership among Best Buy, Facebook and Oculus is helping to make VR technology real for Chicago youth. It’s part of Best Buy’s commitment to enrich lives through technology. Together with our partners, we’re building brighter futures for teens around the country.

“Technology opens up more opportunities for people,” said Nicolas, a Teen Tech Center student.

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03 Oct: Now at 500 Best Buy Stores: The Biggest GoPro Experience Ever

GoPro now gives you three more reasons to record all your extreme (even the not-so-extreme) antics in HD — highlighted by the first GoPro cameras to shoot in 4K Ultra High Definition.

Beginning Oct. 5, Best Buy is the only place to see the entire new GoPro trio in the new 12-foot display that rolls out to 500 stores, tripling the impact of GoPro’s in-store experience.

And when you’re capturing memories, remember that Best Buy’s the one-stop shopping destination for cameras, accessories and more.

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29 Aug: Meet the Magnolia Designer Who Creates $60,000 Man Caves  

Jason Chaney makes Man Cave dreams come true.

He’s spearheaded home theater creations as pricey as $60,000 as a Magnolia Designer and now leads the home theater department at Best Buy’s Mission Valley store in San Diego.

Maybe you’ve seen #MagnoliaMondays on Best Buy PR’s Instagram? That’s the work of Chaney and his peers.

So, want to know the hottest trend in home theater?

Wondering what’s the biggest no-no in manufacturing a Man Cave?

Chaney, a 32-year-old home theater veteran, answers all and shares his entertainment expertise.

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02 Jul: That Guy Who Bought Every Trey Songz CD at Best Buy? Turned Out to be 50 Cent

Odds are that Malik Shuman had a better Tuesday than you did, as the Best Buy Blue Shirt hung out with 50 Cent after a surprise store visit by the hip-hop star.

Yesterday at the Pittsburgh-area Best Buy store, Shuman helped the Grammy-nominated rapper purchase every copy of Trey Songz’s album “Trigga,” helping 50 Cent’s effort to “support real artists.”

“I didn’t realize it was him at first,” Shuman said. “Then he started videotaping me and I figured it was him.

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

Geek Squad FactsRobotics. 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 activities to equip them for future careers.

Like Best Buy, the White House is also focusing on teens in tech as the President has called technology innovators to work together to ensure all youth – especially those from underrepresented communities – have the chance to study science, technology, engineering and math.

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

Brittani Uribe HeadshotBy 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 something I could understand and love. Before that camp, I hadn’t seen a woman as an agent. That’s when it hit home that there are great career paths for women in technology.

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18 May: Best Buy Teen Tech Center Squad Member Amanda Sullivan Earns National IT Honors

Even if Best Buy took over Frankenstein’s lab and meticulously manufactured the perfect Teen Tech Squad Member, Amanda Sullivan would still outshine said hypothetical creation.

Sullivan, 18, practices website coding in her free time, taught herself Adobe Flash in mere days, and oozes ambition.

The senior from Fridley, Minn., mastered 3D printing and now teaches other teens how to manufacture everything from iPhone cases to fake nails at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Best Buy’s Teen Tech Centers – fitted with cutting-edge technology – help teens develop 21st century skills to prepare for future careers.