Best Buy partners with Instacart to offer expanded same-day delivery
Best Buy Co. is partnering with Instacart, a nationwide grocery delivery company, to offer same-day delivery of products from nearly all its Best Buy stores.Shoppers will be able to use Instacart to buy a wide range of items from Best Buy, including laptops, TVs and small appliances, Instacart said Tuesday.Best Buy has previously been making deliveries with its own employees in some markets and recently began working with Shipt, the delivery unit of Target Corp., for similar services.“As people settle into remote work and distance learning routines, we’ve seen increased demand for the same-day...
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Tech Q&A: Finding the source of Wi-Fi electronic interference
Q: I use a three-year-old Chromebook on a secure home Wi-Fi network. Recently, the Chromebook has been getting disconnected from the internet every day about 4:45 p.m. After I unplug and plug in the router, the internet works again. This doesn’t happen with either my laptop or tablet computer. What’s wrong?— Ken Burrows, Colorado Springs, Colo.A: Given the clocklike precision of your Wi-Fi outage, I think it’s caused by outside electronic interference from another Wi-Fi network, a gadget or a home appliance that turns on at a specific time every day — either inside your house or at a neighbor’...
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Camping goes mainstream: Glamping and RVs help make outdoor overnights effortless
ORLANDO, Fla. — There was once a time when camping conjured up images of trudging through the backcountry, backpacks slung over tired shoulders while keeping eyes peeled for bears.Some might still argue that roughing it with tents and sleeping bags is the real way to camp, but gone are the days where that’s your only option.Now, glamping has come into the spotlight, with luxurious sites set up in beautiful places from Joshua Tree National Park to Yellowstone, Zion and beyond. It’s a budding industry that’s suddenly exploding and could be worth $4.8 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Rese...
After 71 years, their marriage — and that wedding gift of a toaster — endure
SEATTLE — It was after 3 p.m. and the breakfast dishes had long been put away, but Gloria Witt was happy to make toast. She almost had to.She and her husband, Frank, had spent the last hour talking about their toaster, a 1949 Sunbeam T-20 model; a two-slicer so shiny you can see yourself in it.That’s all it was, really — a reliable appliance — until their daughter, Margaret, took a photo of the couple on their 71st wedding anniversary last month, and had them hold the toaster between them. It had been a wedding gift.But unlike so many that had been spent, lost or broken, this one had been with...
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