Best Buy

Amazon: Now you’ll only have to spend $35 to get free shipping

Amazon has cut the minimum order for free shipping to $35, down from $49. The move appears to be in response to a recent Walmart move, which now offers free two-day shipping to all customers with a minimum $35 order.
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iPhone 8, or iPhone X? Latest rumors swirl as design deadline nears 2:46

Also today: Android Wear 2.0 rolls out, which watches will it work with? And Best Buy dials back their Oculus Rift VR demo program.

A hard reality for Oculus Rift: Best Buy pulls VR kiosks from 200 Best Buy stores

Nearly half of the Oculus Rift demo stations in Best Buy stores are being shut down, the companies have confirmed. Apparently, the stations weren't getting much use, according to a report.

CyberPowerPC’s Best Buy bundle packs a $499 desktop with the Oculus Rift

CyberPowerPC said on Monday that a new bundle packing together a $499 desktop and the Oculus Rift headset is available now at Best Buy. The drawback is that the bundle doesn't include the Oculus Touch controllers and second sensor.
Home Theater

LG’s stunning Wallpaper OLED TV is already up for pre-order at Best Buy

LG wowed everyone at CES 2017, Digital Trends included, with its nearly paper-thin Wallpaper OLED TV, and it’s already available for pre-order via Best Buy to anyone with $8,000 to spare.

Get in line now: Toys R Us restocks the NES Classic Edition console on Sunday

A spokeswoman for Toys R Us indicated that the NES Classic Edition console may be restocked in a limited supply on Sunday as part of its Big Christmas Sale. The company expects the console to sell out quickly after the doors open.

Google Shop marks company’s first serious steps into the world of physical retail

Google launched Google Shop, the company's first serious foray into the world of physical retail. For now, Google Shops will only be available in the U.K. and Canada, though things could change.

Surface 3 availability continues to dwindle as Microsoft’s production nears halt

Microsoft said that production of the Surface 3 tablet would shut down by the end of the year, and the current supply is seemingly dwindling worldwide. In the U.S., the Surface 3 is listed as out of stock in Microsoft's storefront.
Home Theater

Best Buy bets big on hi-res audio with over 250 listening stations nationwide

After debuting in 82 locations last year, Best Buy is rolling out more Sony-developed hi-res listening stations in Magnolia Home Theater locations across the nation for a total of more than 250.

People who need help with new tech can get it from Best Buy in-home consultants

Thinking about upgrading your home technology? Best Buy is testing in-home consults to help you get what you want. If you're OK with buying from Best Buy and need help choosing, this service can rescue you.
Virtual Reality

With Google’s new Expeditions app, teachers can take their whole class on a VR field trip

There are already more than 200 different Expeditions which can be taken -- with each one curated with integrated descriptions, talking points, and questions. Currently, trips include visits to historical landmarks, diving…

PlayStation VR coming to select stores Friday

Sony has announced that demos for PlayStation VR will drop at select Best Buy and GameStop locations throughout the country tomorrow, quickly expanding to 300 locations by the end of the month.