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22 Mar: Reducing our impact on the planet and its water sources

March 22 is World Water Day, and to celebrate, we’re sharing some of Best Buy’s latest efforts to reduce our impact on the planet and its water sources.

As a company, we rely on quality freshwater for the restrooms, kitchen areas and irrigation systems at our stores, distribution centers and corporate offices. Our customers, meanwhile, rely on water for appliances like washing machines and dishwashers.

Here’s a quick look at some steps we’re taking to cut back on how much water we use.

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27 Jun: Get your boat ready for summer fun

Whether your boat hits the waves year-round or only during the summer months, tech can help make the most of your time on the water.

Geek Squad Autotech leads Alex Perez in Florida City, Florida, and Blake Jacobsen in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, install marine gadgets in all types of boats, albeit for very different waters. They’ve worked on everything from cruisers and fishing boats to jet skis and catamarans.

We turned to them to learn more about the latest boat tech. 

Geek Squad Water Saving Tips

14 Mar: 5 Steps to Saving Your Water-Logged Phone Should St. Patty’s Day Get the Best of Your Gadget

Geek Squad Water Saving TipsThe stats say there’s a solid chance your phone could go swimming.

According to Plaxo, cell phones have a 20 percent chance of ending up in the toilet.

And that’s not even factoring in high-risk holidays like Monday’s  St. Patrick’s Day, where your gadget could end up in a watery grave of green beer.

Don’t worry, Best Buy’s Geek Squad has five quick tips to help put the luck of the Irish on your side and save water-logged devices.

 

Step 1: If you can access your battery, remove it
If the battery remains in a wet gadget, you run the risk of it shorting out, which might render it unsalvageable.