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January 2011

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Hear All the Sounds of the Super Bowl

T-minus 1 week until the big game.  The Super Bowl will be upon us on February 6th at 5:30 CST.  If you’ve already picked out the perfect HDTV or have been using the same one for years, don’t forget one thing to get the most out of the experience: a sound system. If you don’t already have one, do yourself a favor so you can hear every cheer, shout, yell, crunch and…

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Sony's New Portable Gaming System

Sony released information on it’s newest portable gaming device, the NGP.  It’s made a lot of alterations since the original PSP came out in December of 2004.  For starters the screen comes with a 5 inch touch-screen an OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution, dual analog sticks, 3G, WiFi, GPS, a rear-mounted touchpad, and cameras on both the front and back. Games will come on “a small flash memory based card,” according…

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Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? You May Need to Change Your Soap.

If you aren’t familiar, 16 states, including our home state of Illinois, passed a law banning soaps with phosphates in hopes of eliminating environmental damages.  Phosphates are known to enhance the cleaning performance of dishwashers by breaking down food particles and leaving your kitchen items clean but they are also known to be a fertilizer for algae.  If an over abundance of algae makes it into the water systems, aquatic life can…

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Abt Loses It for A Good Cause

Being a big loser at Abt Electronics is a good thing.  A group of Abt representatives are joining the “Pound for Pound” challenge sponsored by NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”.  Each individual joining will pledge pounds they plan on losing during this competition.  11 cents of every pound will be donated to Feeding America.   Good luck to Team Abt on reaching all their goals!…

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iTunes Reaches 10 Billion

Apple hit a HUGE milestone the other day: 10 billion iTunes downloads.  That’s a billion.  An incredible feat considering the company is only 10 years old.  Originally launched on January 9th 2001, reaching that milestone would mean about a billion songs were downloaded every year. The 10 billionth download from iTunes was the song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash.  Not a bad song to reach that goal with.  You…

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Abt on NBC Chicago

While the result of this past weekend’s football game was less than thrilling for us in the Chicagoland area, a lot of the fun came from the build up. One of the exciting things came from planning a party. Josh Davis, made an appearance on NBC Morning News on Saturday to share some of his ideas for great things to have for your ultimate football party. While our Bear’s chances are dashed, all these…

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Sub Zero & Control 4

The high end appliance manufacturer, Sub-Zero is working with the company Control4 on incorporating their appliances in home automation.  Sub-Zero is hoping to allow consumers access to their appliances via keypads located throughout the house or via smartphone.  The system lacks full control of  dangerous appliances like the oven, but will act more like alerting system letting you know when your food is done being cooked.  It will grant complete access to things like…

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Abt Shows Off Their Football Team Devotion

Here in the Chicagoland area, the Bears vs. Packers football game this weekend is our mini Super bowl.  As a special Friday event, we all were able to show off our loyalty to our favorite team.  It’s interesting to see a fellow co-worker show up in the opposing team’s colors.  Friendly wagers have been made and subtle jabs have been thrown around back and forth about who’s the best team.  It’ll be an exciting weekend!…

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The 11th Annual Sundance Film Festival

 As you may or may not have already ascertained from my previous blog entries, I am a huge movie fan.  Huge.  So I’m pretty excited to follow this weekends events.  January 20-24th in Park City, Utah is the CES of movies; The 11th Annual Sundance Film festival 2011.  Four days of new, independent films presented by filmmakers, to other filmmakers, movie stars and cinema freaks alike. This year is a bit…

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