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February 2009

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Abt Video Buying Guide: Digital Cameras

If you’re looking to buy your first digital camera or upgrade to a newer model, all of the technical jargon and obscure features can get pretty confusing and leave you wondering where to turn for advice. Our new video buying guide, featuring Abt internet merchandising manager Ken Lee, will take you through the basics and help you decide if a point & shoot camera or a more advanced DSLR is right for…

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Technology 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 finger vein image and store the data on your mobile devices, preventing unauthorized usage.…

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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 the attention and dollars of American consumers? “A lot of customers come in with…

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New Cell Phone Technology Revealed In Barcelona

Now that the big mobile phone trade show in Barcelona has wrapped up, we thought we’d fill you in on some of the innovative new cell phone technology that was on display and should be hitting the market in the coming months. On the application front, Nokia announced its new Ovi Application Store, which is similar to what Apple and Google offer with their iPhone and Android devices. Nokia owners will soon…

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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 to the table? How about two cameras, one of which is on the external…

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Abt Video Review: Sony VAIO P Series Notebook

We recently told you about a hot new product, Sony’s VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC notebook, which we saw last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It checks in at eight-inches and weighs just 1.4 pounds, and among its many exciting features is an ultra-wide 1,600 x 768 resolution LED-backlit LCD display, along with Bluetooth, 802.11n WiFi, 3G WWAN, and an embedded GPS module. Now, instead of just reading…

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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 for your buck. The crispest, clearest picture comes from high-definition programming, and when it…

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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 lighting and appliance choices. Looking to make your own kitchen more green? Click here…

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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 most influential people in the consumer electronics retail industry, with the inductees chosen based…

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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. Sony offers several of its products in various shades of pink, including its Pink…

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