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CES 2011: Tablets are the Titans of Technology

There have been all kinds of things at CES 2011 so far.  Technology that is big, small, shiny, robotic, 3-dimensional.  One thing has been consistant, however, from the manufacturers: the tablet.  Apple’s iPad was a starter pistol for a handful of manufacturers to make their own versions of the handheld device. As you read earlier in this blog, Panasonic has their version, the Viera.  Since then Lenovo, Toshiba and even Blackberry have…

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CES 2011: iPad As An Arcade Entertainment System

I’ve been fighting the desire for an iPad ever since it came out.  I own a laptop and a new iPod so, for me, there is really no reason to get one.  (Even though it does everything I already own 100x better).  I’ve been resisting the temptation for a good while.  Until I saw this… Yes.  That you see there is an iPad playing the game “Asteroids” in a dock shaped like…

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CES 2011: iLounge

The iLounge at CES 2011 is home to everything iPod & iPad.  Vendors gathered in this location to show off their cases, headphones, car chargers, adapters,  screen covers, docks and even watch bands for the nanos.  Check out their official website for full CES information. ©All rights reserved by iLounge ©All rights reserved by iLounge…

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CES 2011: Sanus Makes Wall Mounting Easy

Sanus makes wall mounting your high definition TV a bit easier with their pro Set Level iPad Case which attaches to any Sanus wall mount.  After situating your iPad you can download Sanus’ Install Tool Kit 2.0 application and begin the install process.  The free application has a database of over 15,000 TVs and helps you level the mount, pinpoints the drilling location for the mount and even will offer a video…

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The Mac Book Air Has Landed

Apple’s newest laptop release, the Mac book Air, is actually designed based on the technical specifications of their iPad.  Available in either an 11 inch or 13 inch screen, it is designed around an all-flash storage. This lets the laptop respond quicker and weigh next to nothing. One of the really intriguing designs for their MacBook Air is the multi-touchtrack pad ability.  Various actions with your fingertips allow you to control the…

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Human Touch Meets the iPhone

It’s really only a matter of time before iPhones can control everything in the world.  Like the impending robopocalypse from the movie “Terminator”, our iPhones will soon take us over and make us get them movie times, play their music and update their Facebook statuses.  Until then, you can now add another thing to the list of iPhone’s many features: giving a massage. Manufacturer, Human Touch’s new chair, the AcuTouch 9500 is…

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Holiday Shopping Forecast

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, that while all around holiday-gift shopping sales might drop this year approximately 2% per person, the purchasing of consumer electronics is expected to rise by 5% per person. Could this prediction come from the new releases of exciting items such as iPads and 3D TVs?  Perhaps. What do you think?…

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Protect that iPad

Chances are, if you have an iPad, one of the most important things you want to know is how to keep it safe.  At Abt, we have several iPad cases and covers from different manufacturers.  To make it easy for you, I sat down with our Apple store sales specialist, Chris M, to find out which ones are his Top 3 best. “You really can’t go wrong with Apple’s case” he said…

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The 2010 CEDIA Expo

The 2010 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo was held about a week ago, but the buzz is still in the air.  The CEDIA holds an expo once a year to showcase various companies that are involved in the electronic systems industry and market.  A highlight at this year’s expo was the introduction of the Future Technology Pavilion.  The pavilion showcased cutting-edge technologies and demonstrated how they are designed to…

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Introducing The Playbook

Image courtesy of RIM.com Research In Motion (RIM) the company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry cellular phones, recently announced their newest product: The PlayBook. Attempting to tackle the iPad in tablet sales, the PlayBook will use an operating system called BlackBerry Tablet OS. This system will offer full world wide web surfing and other features used with BlackBerry phones such as Push technology, and BBMTM. While the screen size…

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