Tech Minute

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Tech Minute: Time To Ditch That Old Computer?

Let’s face it, computers don’t last forever. But how do you know when it’s time to ditch your old computer for something new? Geek Squad agents take these types of questions all the time from customers at Best Buy.

04/17/2012

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Tech Minute: 3 Ways To Clean Your Computer

Spring is the time for annual cleaning and neglecting your computer can do damage. Over time, dust collects inside your computer and experts say it should occasionally be cleaned.

04/10/2012

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Tech Minute: What Sets The iPad 3 Apart

Apple’s new iPad is having perhaps the strongest launch yet, with 3 million sold right off the bat.

04/03/2012

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Tech Minute: Dropbox Lets You Share Files

There’s an electronic file-sharing and storing service that’s catching on with both PC and Mac users. Millions of customers have downloaded and are using Dropbox where you can upload your pictures, music, and documents.

03/27/2012

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New ‘Baby Connect’ App Helps Parents Keep Tabs

New technology is changing the way parents can stay connected with their young children. Now they can know exactly how their kid is doing, even when they’re at work, thanks to a $5 app.

03/21/2012

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New Way To Rent Movies Without Discs

Imagine a Redbox kiosk that, instead of the giving you a DVD, uploads movies onto a USB drive which you provide.

03/20/2012

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Tech Minute: How To Deal With A Wet Smart Phone

The more we use our smartphones, the more likely it is they can be damaged. But if you accidentally drop your phone in water, you may not have to shell out a lot of money to have it fixed.

02/28/2012

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Tech Minute: ‘Ultrabooks’ The Hot New Gadget

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show featured plenty of cool, new gadgets. But among the biggest hits were ultrabooks, which basically combine laptops and tablets into one device.

02/21/2012

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Tech Minute: Speeding Up A Slow Computer

Over time, your computer starts to slow down, so what can we do to speed it back up?

02/14/2012

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Are Remote Car Starters Worth The Cost?

This winter has so far been mild, but drivers will once again have to wait for a freezing car to warm up.

02/07/2012

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Gadgets For A Tech-Filled Super Bowl Party

Whether you will be watching the Giants and Patriots battle it out for the NFL title, or just all those funny commercials, people will be glued to the TV this Sunday.

01/31/2012

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How To Use ‘The Cloud’ To Keep Files At Your Fingertips

Accessing your music files or other documents on-the-go is becoming easier thanks to innovations such as “the cloud.”

01/24/2012

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Technology To Help You Track Fitness Goals

When you start a new workout routine it’s much more helpful to achieve your goals if you can see your progress. That way you know if your endurance is increasing, if you’re losing or gaining weight, and if you’re getting stronger.

01/17/2012

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Tech Minute: Best Headphones For Cheap

When trying to get the most out of your MP3 player without breaking the bank, you’ll want to consider how and where you’ll be listening to your music.

01/10/2012

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Technology Can Help You Keep Your 2012 Resolutions

Keeping up with New Year goals like eating better and exercising more isn’t easy, but there is some high-tech help that can keep your New Year’s Resolutions on track.

01/03/2012

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New Tech Gifts? Time To E-Cycle Old Electronics

If you got some new technology gifts for Christmas, that may mean it may be time to recycle those old electronics.

12/27/2011

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Tech Minute: Cool Tech Gifts Under $100

Tech gifts are hot this year, and you don’t have to overspend to get some cool products.

12/20/2011

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Tech Minute: Gifts To Help Feed Holiday Partygoers

Instead of loading up on soda and candy for a holiday party, there are a couple of options to consider your guests could have fun with.

12/13/2011

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Tech Gift Ideas For The Whole Family

If you are still looking for a family-friendly gift, the all-in-one computer isn’t new but now they can do more for less.

12/06/2011

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Tech Gift Ideas: New Tablets And Smartphones

Finding the right holiday gifts can be a challenge, but tech gifts are at the top of many lists. With the new iPhone out, it’s easy to assume that would be the best option. If you’re thinking about a laptop as a gift, you may want to consider a tablet.

11/15/2011

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Gadgets To Help Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

It is time to get ready for Thanksgiving, but don’t let cooking that big feast take up your entire day.

11/08/2011

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Checking Out This Year’s Holiday Gadget Gifts

If you’re ready to start shopping for holiday gifts, the “blue shirts” at Best Buy in Eden Prairie have a couple of ideas that should get used regularly.

11/01/2011

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Tech Minute: Keeping Your Computer Clean, Safe

With how much people do online today, experts say to be on the lookout for problems from viruses to malware to identity theft.

10/25/2011

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Tech Gadgets To Help You Save Money On Energy

Investing in a few high-tech gadgets can really help you cut down on your energy bills.

10/18/2011

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How To Pick The Right Tablet, Right Price

When it comes to buying someone a tech gift, tablets are probably near the top of the list.

10/04/2011