Best Buy is offering a deal on certain Apple and Samsung smartphones this weekend. Basically, all shoppers willing to buy the devices in-store will get a free $50 gift card from the big box retailer.
The gift card can go toward buying any model of Apple's new iPhone 5C or certain Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S3. That means the iPhone 5C 16GB will cost $50 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB will cost $150 with a two-year contract. No contract Galaxy S4 and S3 devices are also available.
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Best Buy announced Thursday that Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be up for preorder on Friday. It will be one of the only retailers to carry all six colors of the device.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear earlier this month at the IFA show in Berlin. The device has hit some countries around the world already and will be available in the US next month. Sprint announced that it will start selling the smartwatch on October 4.
The Gear, which costs $299, features a touch screen that tells time, provides access to notifications and messages, and works with apps. … Read more
The microwave is a kitchen staple, but it wasn't always so. These handy kitchen appliances were actually developed by accident shortly after World War II by a man named Dr. Percy Spencer. Dr. Spencer worked for Raytheon, a company that supplied many of the magnetron tubes used in US and British radars during the war.
One day, Dr. Spencer was standing in front of an active magnetron and noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket had begun to melt. Perplexed by this, he decided to see what would happen if he exposed popcorn kernels to the magnetron and … Read more
As the Moto X, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, and other flagship phones trickle out for the back-to-school season, the not-quite-so-latest and greatest models, like the HTC One, are getting made over and seeing their prices drop.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S.
- Why I'm gladly spending $100 more on the iPhone 5S over the iPhone 5C.
- Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S.
- Apple has only increased the iPhone's battery capacity by 12 percent in six years.
- Apple stock tumbles following debut of new iPhones.
Best Buy customers can score a free 16GB iPhone 5 by trading in their current smartphone.
Starting today and ending Monday, the deal offers a minimum of $100 for any working smartphone. Best Buy is selling the 16GB iPhone 5 for $99.99, making the phone free after the trade-in deal -- or close to free.
Buyers will still need to pony up the sales tax on the iPhone 5, as well as any carrier activation fees. The offer is good for AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon subscribers eligible for an upgrade and requires the standard two-year agreement.
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HTC fans in the US, listen up. The snazzy blue-hued version of the company's flagship phone is headed to Best Buy retail stores on September 15. … Read more
Shopping for a new oven or stove can be a daunting experience. Gone are the days when stoves came in two options: a gas stove with a gas oven attached or an electric stove with an electric oven attached. You will likely find yourself inundated with options and a slew of new vocabulary to learn. And while all of those new options might seem overwhelming at first, in most cases, they mean great things for you in terms of accessibility, usability, and overall quality. We hope that this buying guide will give you all of the information you need to … Read more