| Apr 6, 2012
When visiting my neighborhood record store in recent years, I've breezed past the front of the shop — and most of the compact disc-browsing shoppers — to get where I wanted to be: the rows of vinyl in the back.
Whether it was the warm...
| Oct 15, 2010
Q: I've got a ton of old VHS tapes. How can I put them on DVD?
A: You'll need a computer that has a DVD recorder and Honest Technology's VHS to DVD 5.0, for Windows computers ($50; honestech.com) or Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, for old-school, non- Intel...
| Dec 31, 2010
If you didn't find a new computer under your Christmas tree, there are things you can do to make your old machine run like wind. If you don't have the know-how to do these tricks, find a computer repair technician who can.
Upgrade your RAM: Few things...
| Jul 2, 2011
The next summer blockbuster can be in your backyard.
With a projector, a makeshift screen and proper planning, you can host your neighbors for al fresco DVDs and a side of Wii Sports Bowling. To pull it off on the cheap, you need your own projector, or...
| Aug 3, 2011
Name: iPod nano (sixth generation)
What it is: A multitouch 8GB iPod nano with a built-in clip for attaching it to a waistband, a pocket, a shirt sleeve, a watchband (available from several companies, including Griffin Technology and iWatchz) or other...
| Jul 13, 2011
Considering the current world of pat-downs, full-body scanners and changing carry-on regulations, it could be that the Scottevest Carry-On Coat ($225 at scottevest.com) is really a traveling man's best friend, and a backup in the event you arrive at...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 2:59 PM
If you believe the results of a recent Zogby International poll, we’re more dependent on the Internet than ever.
When asked what technology they could not live without, 28 percent of those surveyed said high-speed Internet, by far the most frequent...
| Apr 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California.
That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Best Buy’s sprawling blue big-box stores will start disappearing this year, replaced by more compact shops and mobile-only stores as the country’s largest consumer electronics retailer tries to reclaim revenue from rivals such as Amazon....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Best Buy Co. Inc. just can’t catch a break. Chairman and founder Richard Schulze is jumping ship earlier than expected, taking with him a 20.1% stake in the struggling electronics retailer.
Schulze, 71, told the company’s board Thursday...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Best Buy Co. has formed a selection committee to find a new chief executive after an internal investigation into former CEO Brian Dunn’s “personal conduct” led him to resign.
Lisa Caputo, Ronald James and Sanjay Khosla – all...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Consumer electronics chain RadioShack Corp., a strip-mall staple for decades, had another difficult quarter as income tumbled 79% amid competition from Best Buy Co. and slipping demand for consumer electronics.
Net sales for the quarter, which ended Dec....