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February 2009

News

Sony Brains Find Another Use For Your Veins

I don’t want to scare you or anything, but soon your laptop and mobile phone might start peering at your veins to make sure it’s really you who wants to send that e-mail or make that call. A biometric system called “Mofiria” has recently been developed by Sony smart guys, and it uses vein authentication technology to capture a…

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Products

Who Tops The Flat Panel TV Sales List?

Ever wonder which manufacturer currently sells the most flat panel TVs in the U.S.? According to recent national sales figures, it’s Samsung, with a 20.2% share of the total market. Rounding out the top four spots are Vizio at 14.3%, Sony at 13.5%, and Panasonic at 10.7%. So just what is it that Samsung is doing to capture…

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Products

Nintendo DSi Will Make Its Debut On April 5

Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the new Nintendo DSi, your wait is almost over. The DSi, which is already out in Japan, will be coming to our shores on April 5 at a price of $169.99, with a choice of blue or black models. What new goodies will the DSi be bringing…

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Learning Center Products Videos

Should You Choose Cable Or Satellite TV Service?

Company president Mike Abt and general manager Marc Cook were interviewed for an NBC Channel 5 “Around Town” segment, discussing the differences between cable and satellite TV service. With the switch to digital television, many consumers are considering cable or satellite to improve their reception, but it can be difficult to know how to get the biggest bang…

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Learning Center Videos

Take A Tour Of The Abt Green Kitchen

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Green Kitchen installation in our Atrium area, take a look at this video from Realtor interactive magazine featuring Joe Klett, manager of our custom kitchen group. Joe talks about all the eco-friendly items on display in the Green Kitchen, including cabinet and counter top materials, along with the energy-efficient…

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Events

Dealerscope Inducts Abt Family Into Its Hall of Fame

Dealerscope, a monthly magazine for consumer technology retailers, recently named Abt Electronics and the Abt Family as 2009 Dealerscope Hall of Fame inductees. Each year, the magazine’s editors and readers choose the honorees “based on their lasting contributions to the consumer electronics industry and the various communities they serve.” Over the past 18 years, Dealerscope has honored the…

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Products

Gift Ideas For Your Valentine

The color pink, of course, is closely associated with Valentine’s Day. A lot of women like the color pink, and surveys suggest that men spend more than twice as much money as women on Valentine’s Day. So, with all that in mind, here are a few suggestions for some pink presents for that special lady in your life.…

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