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Good News For Best Buy

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales...

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

Two Out of Three R's

Michael Green | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Michael Green

One message that my kids get that I got decades ago is "reduce, reuse, recycle." And why not, it's still a good message. But in practice, too often we only really know about the "recycle" part.

You Won't Believe What NASA Is Planning To Do On The Moon In 2015

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

A small team at NASA's Ames Research Center has set out to "boldly grow where no man has grown before" - and they're doing it with the help of thousan...

Remembering Speaker Tom Foley: Audiophile and Great Legislator

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Former House of Representatives Speaker Tom Foley was a great leader and legislator, but I knew him best as a lover of technology -- and a very decent and honorable person.

Kim Bhasin

Best Buy And Google Glass Partnership -- Together At Last?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Best Buy didn't deny that it plans to sell Google's much-anticipated computerized eyewear, Google Glass, after a famed tech blogger reported a rumored...

Catherine New

Rebuilding A Juice Empire At Age 89

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Anyone who found herself zoned out on late-night television in the 1990s may remember the informercials starring Jay Kordich and his Juice...

Aereo Ruling a Win for TV Viewers, Future of Cloud Computing

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

A few weeks after Aereo started offering its service in New York last year, big entertainment companies like Fox and ABC sued on copyright infringement allegations. Letting the Aereo ruling stand will be a key step toward giving people the content they want on the device of their choice.

Catherine New

Sex Toys: Aisle 3

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- From electric toothbrushes to razors, there's no shortage of rechargeable devices for sale in drugstores these days. Soon you may be able ...

Helping Autism With High Tech

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gershfeld

It is often stated that the latest and greatest consumer electronics have quickly eroded our social skills. While that may be true, these devices can have the opposite effect on children with autism by providing new ways to effectively teach social skills.

The Future in Our Hands in Our Homes and Before Our Eyes

Tom Teicholz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Tom Teicholz

CES made clear how much our whole notion of what a computer does is changing. Only a few short years ago, we used computers only at our desks. Now there are laptops, netbooks, the Mac Air, Ultrabooks and tablets of all sizes.

Reports From CES 2013

David Shing | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
David Shing

Everything I saw tech-wise with some of these amazing devices allows me to redefine CES from Consumer Electronics Show to Creatively Evolved Storytelling.

A Look at Some of the Most Innovative Gadgets at 2013 CES

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

At this year's 2013 International CES, there will be approximately 3,000 new product introductions. But, how many of them will make it to market and become household names?

Tides Are Changing for Consumer Electronics

Donald Chesnut | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Donald Chesnut

At this year's CES, we will see accelerated developments in some of the arenas that have been popular in the last few years, such as Smart TVs, mobile technology, automotive technology and the cloud. These products continue to be of interest to the consumer.

3 Changes to Expect From the Electronics Market in 2013

Francisco Aguilar | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Francisco Aguilar

We feel very lucky to be a small part of the broader CES picture this week, but we also hope the presence of companies like ours at this great event signals a new era for hardware startups and for products designed to solve real and important needs -- consumer or otherwise.

Patent Licensing Schemes: Creating a Bad Holiday Bargain?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While consumers may be getting that desirable device this holiday season, consumers are also paying inflated prices resulting from abuse of market power by patent holders.

If I Were the CEO of Best Buy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Best Buy, having outlived its main retail competitor Circuit City, should be ruling the world. And yet they're in a tailspin. Here's six things Richard Schulze must do to save Best Buy.

The Environmental Cost of "Design First"

John Pavley | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

The dangerous nature of digital waste is not a new problem. In the early '00s EPEAT set standards for "green electronics." But this week tech industry thought leader Apple said they are opting out of the standard! Why did Apple drop out of green computing?

Best Buy Probing Ex-CEO's Alleged Relationship With Subordinate

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy Co.'s board is investigating whether its former CEO, Brian Dunn, misused company funds while carrying out a relationship with ...

Home Sweet, Connected Home

Craig Barratt | Posted 03.24.2012 | Technology
Craig Barratt

Within the next three to five years, I envision literally hundreds of devices in the home will be connected: multimedia, thermostats, light switches, security systems, irrigation systems, white goods and automobiles.

Not My Father's CES

Marla Kaplowitz | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Marla Kaplowitz

We continue to use traditional descriptions but these new devices create a new set of behaviors and interaction for consumers. Marketers need to find ways to connect and be part of the experience.

The Real Story at CES

Andrew Robertson | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Andrew Robertson

We are living in the attention economy. And the only way to survive, or better still to win, in it is with better storytelling. With more creativity. That's the real story at CES.

CES 2012: The Year of iStuff

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year's massive consumer electronics show had plenty of shiny new screens, tablets, and ultra-books. But if you looked closely, the star of the show wasn't the hardware -- it was the emergence of the connected world that is changing the way we live.

Nielson Lists Most Popular Electronics Sites

Posted 01.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft and Amazon.com are the Internet's most visited consumer electronics sites, while shoppers spend the most amount of time looking at Apple web...

World's Biggest Lighting Maker Plans To Cut 4,500 Jobs

Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

Philips Electronics has all but abandoned hope of selling its TV business by the end of the year, leaving a question mark over how quickly it can ...