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Behind the Abt Curtain!

By reading this I’m confident that you know the store Abt.  You may also know that we’re one of the largest independent single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country. Our history on our site also breaks down how we were founded and who we’ve become.  Here are 15 things we don’t talk about: 1) Bob Taylor and the Amazing Woodshop Abt is a store that’s always changing.  We’re always building.  One…

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Technologist Tuesday: Consumer Cloud

Ironically, the sources of all cloud-based services are giant data centers plastered to the Earth.  However, the obvious “cloud” element to these services resides in their wireless capabilities.  Do you own an iPhone, Android or Windows phone? Do you have important information stored on your home computers?  If you do, Apple, Google or Microsoft and many cloud based backup companies offer you a grocery list of cloud services.  These cloud-based services have…

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Technologist Tuesday: iPhone 5S Camera: Focus Beyond Hardware

One of the most touted iPhone 5s improvements Apple discussed was its amazing new camera.  The new 64-bit A7 brain behind the camera and dual LED smart flash are a first of their kind.  They stressed the importance of the camera’s new 15% larger image sensor & increased f/2.2 Aperture.  It’s these core elements that significantly affect the quality of a smart phones image.  I took a look at the many phone…

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Technologist Tuesday-Football Tech Talk

1)      Camera Technology:  Have you seen the techie fight scenes when two rivals are flying toward each other in slow motion and then the camera begins to circle around them?  Well, Thanks to Replay Technologies’ proprietary freeD technology, you’ll see this on the field.  In fact, you may have already seen it in the 2012 Olympics, 2012 PGA Championship and Yankee Games.   If you’re a Cowboy fan or a fan of an…

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Technologist Tuesday: LED Motion Processing

I asked veteran Abt salesman Shahab Astabraghpour “LED or Plasma?”  He said, “Plasma.” Then he said the following whilst twirling his mustache: “Of the fish in Technology Sea, the plasma is the Megalodon.” I agreed.  When I bought my TV 3 years ago I too chose Plasma.  If I was in the market now, I’d go plasma again as OLED is simply too much for my budget and I prefer plasma’s picture…

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Technologist Tuesday- Want the new iPhone…for Free?

I just witnessed a 16GB iPhone 5 Verizon model with a completely smashed front glass sell on eBay for $365.  The used iPhones on eBay that are in good condition are all selling over $400.  You just got to love the fact that Apple iPhones resale value is so high.  If you’re willing to go through the process of selling your used iPhone through eBay or craigslist, then like many of us,…

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Technologist Tuesday- Listen Up!

Do you want to see any or all of these musicians perform live…for free? Justin Timberlake – Arctic Monkeys – VampireWeekend–Kings of Leon–EltonJohn – Pixies–Bastille – 30 Seconds to Mars – Sigur Rós–The Lumineers – Paramore  – Rizzle Kicks  – Queens of the Stone Age – Phoenix – Jake Bugg – TomOdell–Avicii–Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – Janelle Monáe – The Olms–Jack Johnson – Bahamas – Valerie June – LudovicoEinaudi–Primal Scream – Jessie…

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Technologist Tuesday: Watch out: A Smartwatch Awareness

When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer.  Why do I need an iPad.”  The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused.  Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days.  Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad.   However, it still comes up…

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Technology Tuesday-Healthy, Wearable Technology

I’ve got just 275 miles left before I reach the Nike+ Running Black Level.  My Nikeplus.com account has logged an average distance of 4.5 miles in the 2,055 miles it’s recorded.  In over 452 logged runs I’ve achieved 209 Trophies & accomplished 105 personal goals.  Today I just accepted the Quadruple Threat Goal.  There is no way I will ever leave this product line.  I am a member of the wearable technology…

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Technologist Tuesday-3D Printing & The Future

A 3D Bioprinting Recap 3D printing clothes, toys, surfboards, cars or even a neighborhood of houses is so March 2013.  Get with it…3D Bioprinting is where it’s at.  For those of you not paying attention to 3D printing you may want to check this out.  Especially if you are missing a limb, need an organ, blind, hungry, need a new face or are about to embark on a 30 year mission to…

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