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March 2011

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Spring Break Essentials

Spring has been around for a bit and the weather is getting nicer and nicer.  For many of us, that means school breaks and vacations!  If you are heading off to another locale don’t forget those essentials to make to most of your relaxing trip.  Here at Abt we made it simple to keep track of with our Spring Essentials List.…

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25% of Movies Streamed into Homes

CEPro.com this week ran an article that stated 61% of all streamed movies come from NetFlix.com.  As a whole, 25% of movies watched in a home is now done through some form of streaming media.  Technology is slowly outgrowing what was once an experience of wandering down the aisles of a video store and has morphed  into a cold, calculated few clicks o fa  remote. It’s a shock, of how quickly streaming…

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The Day The Earth Became Dark – Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 26th March 2011, Buckingham Palace lights on London, UK © WWF/ Tristan Fewings Today at 8:30pm your local time, it will be Earth Hour. Since it’s conception in 2007 by WWF, millions of people and thousands of cities throughout the world have participated by switching off electricity to pledge their support for the planet. Abt has participated in this environmental movement for the past three years by turning off our…

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Samsung Shows off at CTIA 2011

In addition to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab released some time ago, Samsung announced the release of their newer, thinner tablet that is a totally revamped Galaxy Tab 8.90 & 10.1.  Both slates are incredibly thin and both will be the first Honeycomb tablets to stray from the pure Android 3.0 experience and add what Samsung’s taken to calling its TouchWiz UX or TouchWiz 4.0. Samsung’s pricing and dates of availability are as follows: the…

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10 Apps to Enhance Your iPad 2

If you are one of the lucky ones to have gotten the new and elusive iPad 2, PCMag.com released an article showing the top 10 apps to show off the iPad’s hardware.  In it are games, programs that put the new camera, enhanced gyroscope and processor to the test. A few interesting apps mentioned was GarageBand and iMovie. GarageBand simulates playing instruments on the iPad’s screen. For guitar, you tap on the display to…

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The Most Innovative Companies

FastCompany released a list of the 10 most innovative companies of 2011.  Number one, which should not really be a surprise is Apple.  They have dominated the technological field for the last decade with innovative gadgets as well as excellent upgrades to their already impressive line of technology. A few other honorable mentions was Samsung in second place for making themselves into a steady source for new technologies, especially 3D TVs and…

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Learn More About Our Sales Team!

Here at Abt we have over 200 qualified sales members here to assist your every need.   Many of our online shoppers are unable to make it into the store due to their location, but fret not, we have a hard-working web and phones sales staff for all our customers outside the Chicagoland area. Read more about them in our Abt Product Specialists page and feel confident you are in good hands with…

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Japanese Manufacturer Repairs Itself While Giving Back

Tokyo based company, JVC Kenwood Holdings said Friday several of its domestic facilities were damaged in the March 11 earthquake, but repairs have been made to most sites and business had resumed last week.  A good sign in a week of tragedy showing that manufacturers affected by the quake can quickly turn around.  At the facility, no employees were injured, but the company continues to be involved in the status of employee family…

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