A completely “connected” home is becoming easier with the new line of Cisco routers designed to expand the experience of a home network while making set-up, monitoring, and controlling it easier than ever before . As people’s habits of consuming bandwidth-heavy multimedia increase, Cisco has developed a router to keep up with this data demand and just because they made their products more advanced, doesn’t mean they are more difficult to use – quiet the opposite in fact. (more…)
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Reuters is reporting that television producing giants, Panasonic and Sony , have partnered to begin development on next generation organic light emitting diode (OLED) televisions. The once rivals are working towards developing affordable screens and hope to push their South Korean competitors – Samsung and LG – out of the marketing.
“While Sony is developing technology to fabricate screens using sprays, Panasonic is using inkjet printer technology to make prototype OLED screens, and has invested 30 billion yen ($374 million) to set up a test production line at a plant in Japan,” Reuters said while quoting the Nikkei Business Daily.
If the partnership is both real, and successful, the two Japanese manufacturers will stand to gain some foothold in a market dominated by their South Korean counterparts. We’ll see what happens later this week, so tune in as we keep you updated.
In an small room filled with journalists and bloggers, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft publicly announced their new Microsoft Surface – a new Windows 8 Tablet.
We are doing a new weekly segment called “Abt at the Movies”. Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video and there will be a special price on a select home theater item good for one week only. Check out our reviews and piece together your dream home theater!
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
There have been numerous incarnations of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s titular character ”Sherlock Holmes” since his inception in the late 1800′s. After numerous books, radio shows, comics, movies and TV shows, the character Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Jon Watson fell by the wayside. That is until Director Guy Ritchie stepped in. Taking a depart from his usual movies of fast-paced indie action films, he decided to try his hand at creating a blockbuster hit movie with a blockbuster cast and presented his version of Sherlock Holmes, not as a foppish English detective, but as a man who uses his own fists as much as his brains. Enter Sherlock Holmes in 2009 and you have a smashing success. In true Hollywood fashion, when the original is good, the sequel MUST be better!
Apple just finished wrapping up their presentation in Cupertino and they have all kinds of advancements in their new iOs6 software. First and foremost is a HUGE Siri face-lift. Below are the upgrades featured at Apple’s WWDC 2012. The beta version of iOS 6 is going out to developers today, but will be available to consumers in the fall. The new update will support iPhone 3GS and later, as well as the second and third-generation iPad. Sorry old iPad users, this one’s not for you.
This morning we had the pleasure of following the excellent live blogging skills of Tim Stevens and Darren Murph from Engadget as they relayed every useful bit of information Apple had for us. First off, kudos to the team at Engadget. The blog was seamless, to the point, and the pictures were perfect. Although we didn’t get any big information on an Apple TV set, or the iPhone 5, Apple gave us plenty of details and features to get excited about. The newest generations of the Macbook (Air and Pro) were debuted as well as their lifeblood, OS X’s, newest Mountain Lion update. Read more for everything you need to know about Apples newest line of “The Best Products Yet” (more…)
All of us here at Abt Electronics would like to congratulate two of our hard-working employees, Joy J. and Jimmy T. on their recent marriage! They met each other at this very store seven years ago and have been madly in love ever since.
In celebration, their co-wroker and good friend Rebecca H. gave them a special wedding treat: a wedding cake in the design of an Abt delivery truck-the exact kind of truck Jimmy T. has been driving as a delivery man for years.
Congratulations again to the newlyweds and we all hope they have a long prosperous marriage!
Today is third day of E3 2012 and the past two days have revealed some exciting innovation in the world of video games. Not only have we seen some amazing game releases that I couldn’t be more excited for *cough* Watch Dogs *cough* Dishonored *cough* but, we have seen a big focus on casual gaming and second screen technology from both Nintendo, with their WiiU, and Microsoft’s SmartGlass but, what are they and, more importantly, which is better?
Who hasn’t taken a road trip with the family? Little brother’s kicking big sister’s seat for 50 miles, while mom and dad make empty threats to reverse direction, or “pull this car over!” Family road trips are memories for all of us and the truth is, they really haven’t changed much over the years. Don’t worry, if you listen to Abt, this summer’s trip to Orlando won’t be full of the same played-out car games or mom’s attempts for a family sing along.