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Technologist Tuesday: Technology Forecast

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Welcome to the Abt Electronics technology forecast.  I’m your Technologist, Josh Davis.  There’s lots of change in the air so let’s get to it.  We’ve got a massive eruption of new Google product and software on its way from Mountain View, CA.  The new OS 4.4 Kit Kat will really hit the Smartphone and tablet industries hard.  You’ll also see the excitement of the new LG Nexus 5 Smartphone & Asus Nexus 10 Tablet last all throughout the week and into Tuesday.

Come Tuesday we’ll have a 99% chance of a new iPad series announced alongside the new Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks  and maybe even a sprinkling of new Macs.  The fog Apple’s announcement cast should clear just in time for those that bought their just released Microsoft Surface 2 & Surface 2 Pro tablets.  However, just when you think this technology typhoon is going to give, Nikon’s new D610 and Asus’s Transformer Book T100 are going to appear all throughout the country followed by a seriously needed and much anticipated update to Windows 8.  You can expect to see a great deal of sunshine and smiling faces when Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 (free for Windows 8 users) brings backs millions of start buttons on PCs across the country.  Right when windows users feel the warmth of familiarity, a front of new Windows hardware will sweep across the nation.  A slew of Nokia & other company Windows phones and tablets will be on all our radars.

And now, your extended forecast: November should start off with heavy amounts of preorder customers receiving their new Fitbit Force bands, HTC One Max & LG’s new G2 Smartphones.  Still within early November, Apple’s new products will temporarily flood the market followed by frustrating availability conditions prior to holidays and possibly lasting into January.  Meanwhile, Microsoft’s new Xbox One and Sony’s new PlayStation 4 will be the talk of the town.  These systems haven’t seen a refresh for 7-8 years!  We can all most definitely expect large scale parental fighting spread like wildfire across the US deep into the holiday shopping season.

You’re umbrellas are going to have to be made out of cash to weather this storm.

Good Luck,

The Technologist

Abt @ CES 2012: Nikon Gets Glamorous!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Nikon came out to CES in full force this year.  Their display was nothing short of a brilliant marketing campaign for their point-and-shoot digital cameras.  Their display not only gave attendees as chance to check out their new line of cameras, but they presented them in a very elegant, fashionable way.

Further down the display, Nikon showed off their upcoming DSLR, the Nikon D4, the new powerhouse of their DSLR famly.  This booth was packed with consumers itching to check out the D4′s new HD video capabilities.  Setting up the camera, with an attached microphone, Nikon reps tested the features with a make-up demonstration.

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 17th 2011 Item

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Nikon.  The winner will win a Nikon COOLPIX S3100 Silver 14 MP Digital Camera.   Slim and stylishly fun and cool! The new COOLPIX S3100 is the easy way to share your life and stay connected. It’s lightweight, colorful and fits easily in your hand or pocket..  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

 

Nikon Shows Off Concept Cameras

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Image courtesy of ubergizmodo.com

In France this week, manufacturer Nikon showed off some interesting prototype cameras.  As you can see from the above images, they are definitely not found in any stores.  The camera on the left is designed like a traditional DSLR camera, but Nikon combined a handy cam with a DSLR lens, which allows for an LCD screen, camera lens and a grip.

The second design is what Nikon calls the “multi ball”, which is a camera that is spherical in shape, which seems to be used for 360 panoramic photography.  Nikon describes it, “multi-views that can capture the atmosphere of a scene.”  It will be interesting to see if these particular cameras hit the market some day.

Take Pictures Like a Pro

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Steve T. of Abt recently took a trip to Italy to celebrate his honeymoon and got a chance to use his new Nikon D3100 DSLR.  Check out the video above as Steve explains how to use “Guide Mode”, which assists people new to photography in achieving great shots depending on the scene they are shooting.

Giveaway of the Day!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Photographs can capture wonderful moments.  This holiday season we are giving out something to help you save those precious memories.  Today’s giveaway is Nikon’s COOLPIX 12.0 Megapixel camera.  Check out Abt’s Facebook site for more sweepstakes information!