4 hrs ago
Lossy Compression: the Sonic Dangers
Editor's Introduction: In 2013, lossy compression is everywhere-without lossy codecs like MP3, Dolby Digital, DTS, A2DP, AAC, aptX, Ogg Vorbis, and Monkey's Audio, there would be no Web audio services like Spotify or Pandora, no multichannel soundtracks on DVD, no Bluetooth audio, no DAB and HDradio, no Sirius/XM, and no iTunes, to quote the ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. Dies After Being Hit By Police Car
Milton Olin Jr., who once served as COO of Napster, is dead after being hit by a police car while riding his bicycle.
Milton Olin, Napster Exec, Fatally Hit by Cop Car in Calabasas
The 65-year-old chief operating officer of music website Napster was killed when a sheriff's patrol car collided with the bicycle he was riding in Calabasas yesterday.
The London Free Press
Ex-Napster boss killed in bike crash
Milton Olin, Jr., 65, who was Napster's chief operating officer from 2000 to 2002, passed away after his bicycle was in collision with a cop car in Los Angeles.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
December 8 - 14, 2013: This week's best DVD and Blu-ray deals at Best Buy
Best Buy is a great place to shop for DVD and Blu-ray deals. There are always many sales each week.
Albert Yen Tops Wintry Evanston 'Caught Ya Nappin' Tourney
Nearly two dozen players braved wintry weather to attend the Evanston Go Club's quarterly tournament on Saturday, December 7. "Nobody guessed the meaning of the tournament's name, 'Caught Ya Nappin'" reports organizer Mark Rubenstein.
Retailers joust with online sites
Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have long known their biggest rival is the Internet, where companies like Amazon.com have combined pricing and convenience to convince more shoppers to buy everything from clothing to large appliances without having to leave their homes.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
New antennas easy to set up, offer TV viewing choices
The antenna retails for $99 and is available on Antennas Direct's website or at retailers like Best Buy.
Wall Street Fundamentals Releases New In-Depth Stock Reports on BBY,...
U.S. markets declined for the fifth consecutive day Thursday as more economic data increased worries of the Federal Reserve curbing stimulus measures.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Tennyson Turned Down Sony and Columbia Records
Who is Tennyson? Well one of his producer and friend David puts it like this, "If you look at of some of the great singers today like Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Adele, and John Legend, you will see that they all had something special about them that set them apart and caught the attention of those who were in the range of their influence.
Christian Science Monitor
Black Friday 2013 in review
Everybody take a deep breath: Black Friday has come to an end. While there are still some Cyber Week sales to consider, and an onslaught of holiday promotions is on the horizon, we can at least close the book on Black Friday 2013.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
In this Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, file photo, Emanuel Jumatate, from Chicago, hugs his new Xbox One after he purchased it at a Best Buy in Evanston, Ill.
Best Buy Co. Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Zacks
's stock had its "neutral" rating restated by Zacks in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, AmericanBankingNews.com reports.
How to buy a smartphone as a gift: Low-cost tips
You want to give your loved one a smartphone for the holidays, but stop short when you realize that beyond the purchase price.
All Things Digital
Same Sh*t, Different Screen: The Disruption Myth and Digital TV
Silicon Valley loves nothing more than a little disruption, and the disrupt du jour is in the TV industry.
LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:LHCG) Long-Term Investor Alert: Investigation of Potential Wrongdoing
An investigation on behalf of investors, who purchased shares of LHC Group, Inc. in 2009 or earlier and currently hold any of those NASDAQ:LHCG shares, was announced concerning whether certain Best Buy officers and directors possibly breached their fiduciary duties in connection with certain statements.
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
Previously only available on Blu-ray in a Best Buy only edition, "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy " is finally getting a wide Blu release just weeks before the long-awaited sequel comes to theatres.
Customer Interaction Solutions
OnTrion Announces Special Holiday Deal on Apple(R) iPhone 5(R) / 5s...
Holiday shoppers who think they missed their golden opportunity to snag a bargain now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the books can still score a great deal.
International Business Times
Best Buy Cyber Monday Week-Long Deals: MacBook Pro vs. MacBook Air Specs Review
It rotates every 24 hours so new deals are up every day. Best Buy's first Cyber Monday sale includes some of the best deals available online such as a Lenovo IdeaPad S210 11.6-inch touchscreen laptop with 500GB hard drive, 4GB RAM for $279.99 and a deal saving you between $100 and $200 on Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Cyber Monday's Online Sales: Myth & Facts
Online shopping on Cyber Monday is so much more convenient than fighting the crowds on Black Friday, but if you aren't careful you can fall prey to online-specific dangers.