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August 2011

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Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room.  Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics.  All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off abt.com.  Check out this morning’s segment with Josh and WLS!…

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A New Way to Watch and Record Birds…Or Be A Super Saavy Spy

Binoculars.  They’ve been around for years and have helped the common man see things from great distances, or even watch individuals from afar without being discovered.  Sony unveiled their new line of hybrid binoculars that not only give users a glimpse into the beyond, but they can now also record it.  The unusual combo product will capture both high-definition full-motion video and high resolution still images in 2D or 3D formats. The ability…

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One Step Closer to An Uncontrollable Robo Army

As if humans haven’t gotten enough of being proverbially slapped by intelligent robots, computer manufacturer and researcher IBM has created a microchip that mimics the brain functions of humans.  You read that correctly.  According to IBM, “inside the (human) brain, information is processed in parallel, and computation and memory are entwined”…”The IBM researchers have built and tested two demonstration chips that store and process information in a way that mimics a natural nervous system.…

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Are Laptop Keyboards Soon to be Extinct?

As you may have already noticed, tablets are slowly gaining in numbers when it comes to personal electronic devices.  Many believe with the influx of these uniquely designed computer alternatives, laptops will soon slowly disappear.  One reason being, the keyboard. Tablet users can enjoy surfing the web, reading their e-mails, purchasing online, or watching a movie, all without having to punch physical keys to type or access information.  According to an article…

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What Will the iPhone 5 Look Like?

When the huge iPhone 5 announcement is made, you can be sure you will find out what it looks like and what all the features are moments after they are announced by Apple…but it doesn’t hurt to speculate.  Online website, PCMag.com goes over several different ideas on what the phone may look like by playing with Adobe Photoshop.  Some ideas are, edge-to-edge screen, no home button, thinner, slide-out keyboard.  Options are endless…

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Out With the Old In With the New

If you are looking to upgrade your electronics, no use in just throwing them away.  you can bring them over to Abt Electronics and we will give you credit for them towards new products.  Just bring them into the store, or check out the Trade-In Online link on our site to get started.  It’s that easy!…

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Sony Updates Your Updates

Sony has ramped up its cloud services for PlayStation Plus users – adding automatic cloud saving within the latest PlayStation3 update. Named Automatic Update it now does more than just grab updates for recently played games. At scheduled times, it will automatically sync your trophies with PlayStation Network (PSN) and upload game saves to your online storage.This means that, with the option enabled, gamers can continue with all their game fighting, point scoring, and bad-guy…

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The Internet: Not Just for Computers

With the internet widely available on almost all sorts of electronics, you don’t have to be on your computer to surf the web.  More often now, computers take a seat next to phones and tablets when consumers want to check their e-mail, shop online, navigate etc.  Shipments of internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the computer for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli…

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TV Size Matters Helps You Pick Your TV

A helpful little website entitled TV Size Matters gives you an idea of what your living room, basement, room, etc. would look like with whatever size TV you are thinking of purchasing.  The website has a stock image of a livingroom with a couch and you can adjust the size of the TV hanging on the wall, giving you an idea of what it would look like. One of the more unique…

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Epson 3D Printer Can Create Your Very Own Plastic Anything

Epson has outdone themselves with creating something I would have only dreamed of having when I was a youngster.  Epson’s new printer named Object260 Connex, is a 3D printer that works with your computer and accompanying software to create physical 3D objects.  In other words, you can program the printer to create your own action figures! During a convention in Vancouver recently, Epson brought along some Hollywood examples of how its multi-material…

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