Best Buy sells free PS3 upgrades for $30

Over the last four years, Sony has rolled out a whole lot of firmware updates to the PS3. Of course it never costs money to get the update applied to your PS3...or does it?

Intel’s Misunderstood Upgradable Chip

There are some weeks I’m sure as hell glad I’m not a CMO. Case in point today Intel was pounded by Engadget readers for creating what appeared to be a crippled chip that, for a fee, you could un-cripple.  OK  take a breath it isn't that bad.

Best Buy opens up $200 Android G2 pre-orders

T-Mobile's flagship device to use its next-generation HSPA+ mobile data network is now available for pre-order, and that means we now know for sure what its price will be: $199.99.

Netbooks and redtape economics

For the past six months I have been using a HP mini for word processing and accessing wireless Internet at school. I lost my 40 watt AC adapter yesterday, and finding a new one that was reasonably priced was harder than you would think - much harder.

Kindle getting retail Best Buy presence

In a move that could ignite a fire back under Amazon's e-reader brand, the Kindle is heading to Best Buy brick-and-mortar locations as well as the electronics retailer's online store in time for the holiday shopping season.

Best Buy starts testing used game trade-ins

While leading used game chain Gamestop says it doesn't like being in the used games business, Best Buy is moving in on its turf. The retailer has begun testing a new in-store trade-in service at around 600 stores.

Oh my geek! Best Buy attacks "God Squad"

So there's this group of small-town ministers in Wisconsin who own a Volkswagen Beetle with the words "God Squad" written on the door, and now Best Buy wants to take them down with a cease-and-desist letter.

Best Buy apparently working on its own iPad killer

For those of you who can't get enough of those Insignia TVs and Dynex DVD players that are put together with scraps of metal found in local landfills, Best Buy is apparently bringing its own tablet device to the market.

Best Buy offering its own broadband service

Hey America! Now you can get your Internet service from the same place that overcharges you for all your other consumer electronic purchases.

Best Buy employee fired for mocking iPhone fans

A Missouri Best Buy employee has been suspended and is expected to be fired because of a video he posted to Youtube mocking iPhone fans.

Best Buy begins taking Droid X pre-orders

Verizon has no plans to allow pre-orders for its newest Droid phone, but Best Buy has already opened up orders for the July 15 release of the device.

Sears to try its hand at digital movie downloads

Sears is more well-known for its low-cost jeans and refrigerators than for its technological aptitude, but the big-box retailer is making a push to the digital world by offering a movie download service.

All Web, all the time

Best Buy is touting a $170 Internet media display that offers quick access to Pandora, Facebook, Photobucket and the Weather Channel.

Best Buy announces Tivo TV with no DVR functionality. What?

You can just picture it, can't you? Best Buy executives saying "let's build a TV with a Tivo interface, but strip away everything that most people associate with Tivo." Makes sense, doesn't it?

Geek Squad and Girl Scouts have unexpected partnership

When it comes to diverse organizations, the Girl Scouts and Geek Squad are about as different as it gets. However, tech-savvy girls in New Jersey have access to a rather unique Girl Scout retreat.

Best Buy to sell Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble has decided to reach beyond of its own retail empire to sell the Nook, its branded e-book reader, and will begin making the device available to Best Buy.

Comcast, Wal-Mart favored to win "worst company" contest

Consumerist.com's fifth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament is on, with cable provider Comcast as one of the top seeds among competitors like Best Buy, Apple, and HP.

Panasonic and Best Buy tout 3D TV

Panasonic has embarked on a new campaign to promote its 3D television sets in Best Buy stores across the United States.