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You have probably heard something about Best Buy's new Buy Back Program, seeing as they spent a bajillion dollars advertising for it with Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne during the Super Bowl. But you'll probably want to steer clear of it, according to a study by Digital Trends.
We await two potentially seminal technology events this week — Verizon's official debut of LTE on Dec. 5 and the release of Avatar on 3D Blu-ray (so far available only with the past or present purchase of a Panasonic 3D HDTV). Each should presage a new age in their respective next-gen standards. Cellphones with 4G should be all the rage in about a year — perhaps the long-rumored Verizon iPhone will be LTE. But the eventual release of Avatar 3D may be too late to save 3D HDTV, especially the way Best Buy is — or, more appropriately, is not — selling it. See how Best Buy is bah, humbugging 3D HDTV after the jump.
With electric cars looking to become more and more common in coming years, all those plug-in vehicles are going to need places to juice up. And Best Buy wants to be one of those places, which is why the big electronics retailer is installing Blink EV charging stations at 12 of its stores.
Microsoft is officially wading into competitive retail with its own slew of storefronts, and the company just hired David Porter, the new VP of Retail Stores, to lead the charge when he starts on February 16th. "Defining the time frame,...