Voice Assistants

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28 Jul: Study Up on 5 Trends for Back to School

It seems like summer just started, but before we know it the kids will be loading up their backpacks and hopping on the bus for their first day of school.

That means it’s time for back-to-school shopping.

Here’s a quick look at a few of this year’s hottest trends.

1. People are shopping earlier, longer and spending more

While two-thirds of us plan to start our back-to-school shopping the same time as last year, 28 percent of shoppers said they planned to start earlier.

Voice Experience

28 Jun: Amazon Alexa and Google Home Experiences Coming to 700 Best Buy Stores

Your home — and life — is about to get a whole lot smarter with help you’ll now find only at Best Buy.

To show what’s possible with voice technology, one of the hottest new trends in smart home, we’re adding new Amazon Alexa and Google Home experiences to about 700 Best Buy stores nationwide. The new spaces begin arriving in stores next month and the rollout will be complete by the end of the year. You’ll also find an enhanced online experience on BestBuy.com.

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28 Dec: You Talk and Voice Assistants like Google Home Will Listen — and Do

Voice assistants like Google Home were one of this year’s coolest gifts.

Got one in your house right now? Lucky you. For those who haven’t heard about it, Google Home is a voice-activated speaker that can provide answers, control smart home devices and much more.

“Google Home allows you to effortlessly get an answer to a question while you’re working around your home,” said Blue Shirt Victor Farias from the Galleria Store in downtown Houston. “It’s great for anyone wanting to simplify their everyday lives.”