Best portable speakers for students

by Blogger ‎08-03-2015 02:26 AM - edited ‎08-03-2015 02:28 AM

Speakers 3.jpgSpread your soundtrack of the school year with one of these portable speakers!


Review: Eurocom M4 Gaming Laptop

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 11:11 PM - last edited on ‎08-01-2015 05:15 PM by Editor in Chief

EuroComM4demo.jpgThe Eurocom M4 Gaming Laptop proves that not all things are created equal. While it has powerful gaming specs inside, it looks like the most unassuming thing in the world. There's no fancy lights or textured casing. No visible bells and whistles. The M4 is built to perform and it does it well. If you're interested in a great back to school laptop that works hard and games hard, this may be the one. Come check it out.


w2k16-game2.jpgTerminator and WWE fans, get ready. This fall, Arnold Schwarzenegger is invading WWE 2K16 as the one and only Terminator―available exclusively with online pre-orders! What's more, disc pre-orders are available now for this summer's blockbuster movie Terminator Genisys (including a Best Buy exclusive Steelbook) and for fans of the earlier films, there are two new Terminator 2: Judgment Day Blu-ray packs featuring stunning Mondo X SteelBooks!


Mirror'sEdge Catalyst Teaser.jpgThe next Mirror’s Edge game has been a long time coming, as the first game in the series was released back in 2008. Fans rejoiced this E3 when we all got our first real glimpse of Faith back in action, and she along with the game has never looked better! Set to release on February 26 2016 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will bring us back to the city skyscrapers and by pre-ordering now online with Best Buy you can get the Combat Runner Kit to help fight your way to freedom.


Shelly's Friday Favourites brings a rice cooker along to the dorm

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 03:00 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 10:54 PM by Editor in Chief

rice cooker.jpgBack to school is just around the corner and if you're living in dorms the prospect of eating dorm food all the time might be less than appealing. There are some great small apppliances that can do much more than their names entail. This week I'm checking out what else a rice cooker has to offer besides boring plain old rice, and you just might be excited to see what they can do.


The Internet of Things and appliances

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 02:19 PM - last edited on ‎08-01-2015 05:11 PM by Editor in Chief

connected-home.jpgDoes your fridge talk to your smartphone and let you know that you’re out of milk or butter? Can your stove turn on wirelessly based on a recipe you’ve created and plugged in? Maybe your washing machine can send you a text if you forgot the fabric softener or your laundry is on the verge of becoming smelly from being left behind? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I'm jealous, but thanks to the Internet of Things, having my very own WiFi enabled appliances isn't that far off.


Back to School: The case for choosing a convertible/2-in-1 laptop

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 10:06 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 10:29 AM by Editor in Chief

Convertible laptops are great for students.jpgWant to generate some back to school excitement this year? It’s tough to beat a new computer—not just for homework assignments, but also as a portable entertainment hub—and when it comes to PCs, there’s probably no more exciting form factor than a convertible (or 2-in-1) laptop. These computers are thin, lightweight, boast long battery life and the amazing ability to transform from traditional laptop to tablet, and everything in between. Here’s why a convertible/2-in-1 laptop should be at the top of your back to school shopping list.



Get Windows 10 set up quickly and learn how to use it with Geek Squad

by Editor in Chief ‎07-31-2015 08:31 AM - edited ‎07-31-2015 10:25 AM

windows-10-GeekSquad-FR.jpgWindows 10 has just been released and many people are saying this is the most important offering from Microsoft in many years. It is packed with amazing new features. Geek Squad has a range of services related to helping you get started with Windows 10, quickly and hassle free.


Best Slowcookers for Back to School as Rated by Customers

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2015 04:57 AM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 10:35 AM by Editor in Chief

If you're considering getting a slowcooker for back to school and would like to read top recommendations from other customers just like yourself, then today's blog should be right up your alley. Read on to see which slowcookers come most highly recommended by Best Buy customers. These reviews are given in each customer's own words, so you'll know you're getting sound advice. The quoted customers have purchased these slowcookers and used them thoroughly, so step on inside and see what these good folks have to say!


Review: Godzilla - the king of the monsters has returned on PlayStation

by Blogger ‎07-30-2015 07:53 PM - edited ‎07-30-2015 08:21 PM

godzillaheader.jpgGodzilla has awakened and is ready to stomp his way onto the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this summer. Causing mass destruction and total annihilation, you are in control of the most famous and destructive kaiju in entertainment history.


Feel the incredible strength and destructive power of Godzilla as you battle in one of the 5 gameplay modes and lay waste to cities, and power-up your monster with G-Energy.
Does Godzilla have what it takes to be this summer’s smash hit game?


Windows 10: how to install Microsoft's new operating system

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2015 04:14 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 06:56 AM by Blogger

windows10-laptop.jpgThe tech world is buzzing these days with Windows 10 excitement. The highly anticipated operating system is full of exciting new features and technology. The new OS manages to be familiar yet fresh and powerful, giving you the flexibility to have it work the way you want it to. Many users have already taken steps to upgrade for free, and are loving the changes. You can upgrade today too, and install Windows 10 on your machine. Don’t worry if you’ve never upgraded an operating system before either. I’ll help you along with this handy guide.


The BOSS GT-001 is the Swiss Army Knife for your home studio.

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2015 02:11 PM - last edited on ‎07-31-2015 02:46 PM by Editor in Chief

phpe6jP3aPM.jpgOn the faceplate for the BOSS GT-001 it reads, “Guitar Effects Processor”, but that is really selling itself short. The GT-001 is so much more than “just” a guitar processor. While it does contain the legendary BOSS guitar effects that will give you the sound to play vitually any style of music from metal to blues to indie, it also includes effects for acoustic guitar and voice as well as being a desktop audio interface that allows you to connect to your computer for practising or recording. And there’s more!


Last week I took a look at the Sony Sonnar 35mm f/2.8 and found it to be a lens of exceptional quality. This week I’ve been fortunate enough to get the opportunity to test another lens from the Sony ZA line-up; the Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA. This is another high-end lens manufactured to the exacting standards of German optics company Carl Zeiss, designed for use with Sony’s full-frame A7 range of cameras.


Windows 10: new security features make PCs safer for users and businesses

by Blogger ‎07-30-2015 01:12 PM - edited ‎07-30-2015 08:13 PM

SecureWin.jpgWindows 10 doesn't only deliver various visual and functional updates.


The latest and most advanced OS from Microsoft has an abundance of new security features under the hood which ensure safer computing for consumers and businesses. 


The Internet of Things and Safety Around the Home

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2015 01:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-01-2015 10:32 AM by Blogger

break-in.jpgIn this installment of the Internet of Things, we take a look at how safety around your home has evolved. We've gone from loud, blaring alarms and simplistic security systems to something much more hands-on and its all thanks to your Internet Connection and how it connects you to home even when you're not there.


What's new at Best Buy for August?

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2015 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎07-30-2015 12:56 PM by Editor in Chief

1.jpgThere are some amazing new products hitting the shelves of Best Buy this month. Here's a quick look at just a few of the cool products you can pick up right now.


Windows 10: Is now the time to replace your aging PC?

by Blogger on ‎07-30-2015 10:03 AM - last edited on ‎07-30-2015 11:29 AM by Editor in Chief

Replace your old PC get Windows 10 for free.jpgWindows 10 is a pretty big deal right now. You can bet that by now, millions of PC users will have downloaded Microsoft’s new operating system and will be playing with the new features like Cortana. But what if your computer is showing its age? Now might be the time to replace it. Upgrade to a new PC and you can be sure your hardware can take full advantage of Windows 10’s new features and if your existing PC is running an older version of Windows, you’ll save a chunk of cash by not having to pay for the upgrade.


Review: Samsung SD590C Curved LED Monitor

by Blogger on ‎07-29-2015 03:55 PM - last edited on ‎07-30-2015 09:10 AM by Editor in Chief

IMG_3339.JPGYou might be surprised just how much difference the right monitor can make but the combination of a curved screen, thin bezel and integrated speakers makes the Samsung SD590C curved 27" monitor one you'll definitely want to take a look at.


5 ways to keep your personal data safe on your smartphone

by Blogger on ‎07-29-2015 01:51 PM - last edited on ‎07-29-2015 02:28 PM by Editor in Chief

Smartphone-security.jpgKeeping your smartphone safe can mean more than just ensuring it doesn’t fall into a toilet or hard concrete and meet an untimely death. It also means taking proper steps to protect the data—your personal data—stored on that phone to keep the wrong people away from it. If smartphone security is a concern of yours, then you may want to consider these methods for ramping your privacy and protecting what’s yours.


Student tech tips: always have a thumb drive handy

by Blogger on ‎07-29-2015 08:33 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2015 12:00 PM by Editor in Chief

thumbdrive.jpgWhen we talk students and technology, we often focus on the big stuff like laptops, tablets and smartphones. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned as part of having three kids work their way through elementary school and into high school, it’s that a little piece of inexpensive technology is indispensable: a thumb drive. From “sneaker-netting” assignments between school PCs and home to collaborating on assignments with other students, USB thumb drives are indispensable. Here’s what you need to know.



What should a student look for in a backpack?

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2015 10:21 PM - last edited on ‎07-29-2015 02:50 PM by Editor in Chief

Backpack 1.jpgHere are some key things to look for when choosing the perfect backpack for back to school!


Review: Carson lenses turn your smartphone into a scope or binoculars

by Blogger ‎07-28-2015 12:05 PM - edited ‎07-29-2015 02:07 PM

Carson-Monocular-Binocular-main.jpgIt might seem a little far-fetched when thinking of a smartphone attached to an object of considerable size, like a DSLR camera lens or even a pair of binoculars. Products like that are out there, amplifying the focal length of the phone’s camera, and thereby changing the very scope (pun intended) of images it can capture. Carson doesn’t have a DSLR lens, but it does make monoculars and binoculars with adapters for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices.


The Internet of Things and gaming

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 10:39 PM - last edited on ‎07-28-2015 02:37 PM by Editor in Chief

game-consoles.jpgThe Internet of Things has been covered in-depth on a few fronts. Tom gave you an overview of the IoT with this article, talking about how the internet is finding its way into televisions. We’ve seen other articles on how IoT is affecting our interaction with computers and wearables. There’s a category that has seen huge changes over the last decade as the internet becomes more integrated: gaming and toys. While this is by no means a comprehensive overview, here’s a look at how those categories are making the most out of their pipeline to the internet.


Top 5 new backpacks for 2015

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 09:13 PM - last edited on ‎07-29-2015 02:57 PM by Editor in Chief

Burton.pngWhile I’ve been out of school for quite some time now, I still have vivid memories of the pleasure I took in prepping for a new year. Yup, I was one of those kids who enthusiastically went shopping for back-to-school supplies while everyone else relished the last few weeks of summer freedom. And believe it or not, we’re only a little over a month away from the start of another school year, so whether you have little ones heading to elementary school for the first time, or are a university student yourself, here are the top 5 backpacks for 2015–ideal for toting all your shiny new school supplies.


Design a child's room primed for scholastic excellence

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 11:36 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 03:07 PM by Editor in Chief

BBY_07242015_EA.jpgOnce the kids head back to school, bring on the homework! Sure, you can help them out as they get lots of it done while sitting at the kitchen table. But to encourage great scholastic excellence, a good idea is to give them some private working quarters in their bedroom.


Review: Should you upgrade to the high quality Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA camera lens

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 11:35 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 12:39 PM by Editor in Chief

Tcarl-Zeiss.jpghe Sony Sonnar T* FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA is a high-end lens designed for Sony’s E-mount compatible cameras like the A7 II, the A5000 and the A6000. It’s a lens which aims to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. But for many readers of the Plug-in blog the question is: "Is it worth upgrading the kit lens that comes with my camera?" Today I’m going to attempt to answer that question in a totally unbiased manner.


weBoost cell phone signal boosters could help your reception

by Blogger on ‎07-27-2015 07:37 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 08:53 AM by Editor in Chief

we-boost.jpgMaybe it’s Murphy’s Law, but dropped calls usually happen at the most inopportune times. An important or engaging conversation cut short by a sudden drop in reception can be annoying—even more so if it happens with any sort of regularity. Cell phone signal boosters are designed to amplify sending and receiving those signals, and weBoost has products that cover both your car and home.


Review: Sony FDR-AX33 4K HandyCam Camcorder

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2015 01:30 PM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 08:46 AM by Editor in Chief

bestbuy-sony-fdr-ax33-camcorder.jpgIf you have a 4K TV you have a few options out there for getting the most out of your display … but if you’re like me there’s nothing more satisfying than creating your own content. Whether you’re shooting beautiful nature vistas, capturing exciting downtown life, or creating memories with friends and family at events that you won’t forget, shooting your own video in 4k is pretty awesome—and it’s more accessible than ever. Coming in at a reasonable price and packing a powerful 4k punch, the Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam is the portable video camera that’s makes it possible.  I had a chance to take it out for a spin: here’s how that turned out.



Taking your live game stream to the next level with Blue Microphones.

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2015 07:38 AM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 01:49 PM by Community Manager


With the live videogame streaming scene growing at an unprecedented rate, more and more people want to start broadcasting their own gameplay streams. It doesn’t take too much to get started but if you really want to rise above the pack with a quality stream there are a few tips for your streaming setup that you’ll want to heed. If you make use of the right equipment you can quickly find yourself creating content that really shines and draws in the viewers.


Review: Rory McIlroy PGA Tour makes the cut

by Plug-in Legend on ‎07-25-2015 04:07 PM - last edited on ‎07-27-2015 10:09 AM by Editor in Chief

Rory McIlroy Tee Off.jpgAfter taking a year off, EA Sports is finally back with the latest entry in its annual golf title, and this time with a brand new face for the franchise. Utilizing the Frostbite 3 engine, EA is poised to bring some of the most realistic golf experiences to current generation consoles. It's time to tee off with Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.


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