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October 2008

Events

The Halloween Spirit Invades Abt

Ever bought a vacuum cleaner from a vampire? A Sony TV Z series from a zombie? How about a watch from a witch? All of these possibilities could become reality today at Abt, as hundreds of our employees have become possessed by the Halloween spirit and are decked out in their scariest (or funniest) costumes. Halloween has always…

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Products

Get Your Nintendo Game On

By now you’ve no doubt heard about the Nintendo Wii, the gaming console sensation of last year’s holiday buying season and probably this year’s too. I’ve discovered that it’s not actually wee at all, as gaming consoles go, and it checks in at an almost hefty 4 pounds. But you probably already knew that. strong>Nintendo Wii Video Game System…

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New Buying Guide Fills You In On Soundbars

If you’ve heard the term “Soundbar” and thought is was a trendy new hangout or a delicious chocolatey-nougat treat that also plays music, you wouldn’t be completely wrong. Just leave out the delicious chocolatey-nougat part, and what you get with a Soundbar is something that could turn your place into a hangout for all of your friends and…

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UFC Fighter Matt Hughes Visits Abt

Hundreds of fans packed into our atrium area last night to see UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) nine-time welterweight champion Matt Hughes, who was appearing here as a guest of DirecTV. Matt posed for photos, signed autographs, and took part in a live on-site remote broadcast by radio station Q101. The UFC is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA)…

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Jewel and David Abt Inducted Into CE Hall of Fame

The fifth annual Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Awards dinner was held Tuesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, and my family and I were extremely excited and honored to be on hand to see my late grandparents, Jewel and David Abt, become officially inducted. For those of you who might not know, they were…

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Two Exciting Events at Abt

What do OLED and the UFC have in common? Nothing really, except that they rhyme, and you might want to watch the UFC on an OLED TV, and they’ll both be represented at Abt in the coming days. Wait, I guess they do have a lot in common—I take back that “Nothing really” part. Just goes to show…

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It’s Just a Guess, But There Might Be a Mess

The DTV (Digital Television) transition is now only about four months away from going into effect, and things just might not go as smoothly as the government and the general public would like. In fact, the switch from analog to digital broadcasting throughout the U.S. might get downright messy, according to a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) official. Households…

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Wanna Try a Tru2way?

The term “tru2way” has the potential to conjure up all sorts of images in your head, but if Panasonic and Comcast have their way, you’ll be thinking of it as providing the kind of images and services you can’t live without. Executives from both of these companies visited Abt today to announce the imminent arrival of the first…

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New MacBook Family Arrives Today

Did you know that Apple makes products besides the iPhone and the various versions of the iPod? It’s true! Okay, so you already knew that, but lately it seemed that all of Apple’s attention was being heaped on those gadgets to the neglect of the company’s line of computers. That all changed today, when Apple’s “The spotlight turns…

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Sony Reveals Its New eBook Reader

Are you still on the fence about purchasing an electronic reader? Well, Sony has just announced its latest version, which the company hopes will get you to hop down off of there (it’s probably not very comfortable up there anyway). For those of you who are unfamiliar with these devices, the Sony PRS700BC (and model PRS700)Black Portable Reader…

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