Best Buy

Best Buy attempts to lure Windows XP refugees with a $100 trade-in credit

Starting this Sunday, Best Buy will offer a $100 credit to customers trading in a PC that's running Windows XP for a new Windows 8 computer, a Chromebook or a Mac. Learn more here.

Computing

Galaxy Gear hits Best Buy as Samsung exec says watch ‘lacks something special’

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch hits Best Buy for pre-order Friday, with the retail giant the only store to offer it in all six available colors – Jet Black, Mocha Gray, Wild Orange, Oatmeal Beige, Rose Gold, and Lime Green.

Mobile

Retailers slash iPhone 5 price prepping for next iPhone

Likely an attempt to clear out existing inventory prior to the launch of the new iPhone, both Best Buy and Walmart are offering sizable iPhone 5 discounts during Labor Day weekend.

Apple

Rumor: Google Glass coming to Best Buy stores in 2014 (Updated)

If you're waiting for Google Glass to be released, but a little concerned about ordering it through Google Play, you may not have to worry, as a new rumor suggests Google is going to sell the specs in Best Buy next year.

Mobile

Street artist punks Best Buy by stocking its shelves with recreated crap

A street artist by the name of Plastic Jesus managed to prank Best Buy into selling a "useless" black plastic box valued at $100. A truthful social commentary and hilarity at its finest.

Computing

Chromecast is sold out in all Best Buy stores across the USA, and everywhere online

Google's Chromecast appears to be a legitimate hit. Initial shipments of the device have sold out in Best Buy stores across the country, and in every online store it's available in.

Mobile

New Nexus 7 hits Best Buy for pre-order ahead of official unveiling

Google's head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, is expected to unveil the next iteration of the company's Nexus 7 tablet at a special event in San Francisco this morning. Trouble is, Best Buy appears to have beaten him to it.

Android Army

Pebble smartwatch launches at Best Buy, online store already sold out

Best Buy has become the first brick-and-mortar store to sell the app-enabled, programmable Pebble smartwatch in a move by the company behind the device to take it mainstream and boost sales.

Cool Tech

Pebble smartwatch reportedly coming to Best Buy this weekend

Want to get your hands on a Pebble smartwatch sooner rather than later? A report Monday suggests it could be coming to Best Buy this weekend, a rollout that would mark its first appearance at a brick-and-mortar store.

Mobile

Best Buy recalls thousands of MacBook Pro batteries due to fire, burn hazards

Electronics retail giant Best Buy is recalling thousands of MacBook Pro replacement batteries following a number of incidents where the battery had caught fire, including one which resulted in “a serious burn to a consumer’s leg.”

Apple

Microsoft opening hundreds of Windows stores within Best Buy stores

Microsoft struck a deal with mega-chain Best Buy to open hundreds of "mini-stores" within already established Best Buy locations all across the United States and Canada.

Computing

Acer’s new $200 C710 Chromebook ditches the HDD for a 16GB SSD

Acer introduces a $200 C710 Chromebook. Basically identical to the $280 C710, the new model comes with a 16GB SSD and 2GB RAM instead of a 320GB HDD. This latest budget Chromebook is available at Best Buy now.

Computing

Best Buy stocking 4K Ultra HD TVs to spark sales

Best Buy has announced that 700 of its stores in the U.S. will start selling Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs on Sunday as part of an initiative to generate more sales in its stagnant TV business.

Home Theater

Ford says good-bye to Best Buy and pegs AeroVironment as new plug-in EV charger dealer

Geek Squad steps down and Ford signs an agreement with a proven charging station installer, AeroVironment, a company that has so far installed more than 11,000 units across the country.

Cars

New legislation would do away with tax-free online shopping

Online shoppers have been spoiled by tax-free shopping for the longest time, but this will change should the Marketplace Fairness Act pass on May 6.

Web