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October 2011

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Happy Halloween from Abt!

All of us here at Abt love Halloween.  It gives us the opportunity to dress up and impress each other as well as our customers with our fun, spooky and creative costumes.  If you are looking to stop by Abt, do it today and see us all in our goofy, ghoulish glory!  …

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Forbes Praises Independent Retailers

Forbes.com released an article about the benefits a consumer has while shopping at an independent retailer over a “big box” chain store.  “New research shows that where once shoppers would research items online and then buy in stores, the opposite is now true. Consumers are using physical stores as showrooms and then buying online to save a few bucks”, Forbes mentions. While this may cause problems for big box stores, it is…

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“Like” Us on Facebook to Win Big!

We are upping the ante on our quest to get 10,000 fans on our Facebook page.  Our prize of a $500 Gift Card has jumped to $1,000.  If you haven’t joined us on Facebook and want to enter to win this great prize, visit us at facebook.com/abtelectronics and simply,”Like us”.  You’ll get news and information on Abt as well as a chance to win that $1,000 gift card good towards ANYTHING in…

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Sony & Kiss FM Event At Abt!

Tomorrow, October 28th, from 12-2pm we will have a live remote from Chicago’s WKSC-FM 103.5 in front of the Sony Store in our Atrium.  You can come, for free, and hand out with the gang from 103.5 as well as enter to win a Sony Tablet S. There will also be demonstrations of the tablet by Sony representatives.  Come on down if you are in the Chicagoland area and want to have…

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e-Tailers Expecting Big Gains This Holiday Season

According to a newly released poll by Shop.org, a representative of the National Retail Federation, online retailers are expecting a big increase in holiday sales over last year’s.  To generate those gains, more e-tailers will provide free shipping on holiday purchases, up from 84.8 percent last year; nearly a third plan to launch the offers earlier in the season, and more than half  have significantly invested in mobile-optimized websites. Not to be…

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Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Tablet

Right now, you can pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.0.  Just like the existing Samsung Galaxy Tablet, the 7.0 model offers a more compact, model with a 7.0″ (1024×600) TFT Display, a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Android Honeycomb 3.2 + TouchWiz OS.  The cameras that come with the unit are a  2.0 Megapixel Front Camera And 3.0 Megapixel Rear Camera With Flash.  The new tablet from Samsung will hit the market…

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The Evolution of Recording Music

Recording your favorite music and playing it back has changed dramatically the last several decades.  From Thomas Edison’s invention of playing your favorite tunes through a phonograph to the iPod Apple music player Goliath, music has had it’s fair share of player incarnations. Popularscience.com featured an article entitled, “The History of Recorded Music“. For someone like me, I played with records as a kid, and was extremely familiar with cassettes, and I remember the rise of the Compact Disc.  CD players…

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Apple Announces MacBook Pro Updates

Apple unveiled updates to its entire MacBook Pro lineup, which have faster processors, improved performance, and larger hard drives without changing prices. The upgrades on the faster MacBook models will be available in time for the 2011 Christmas shopping season. The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two configurations, an entry-level configuration that sells for $1,199.00 with an Intel Core i5 processor, and a faster $1,499.00 model equipped with an Intel Core i7…

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Microsoft’s OmniTouch: The Future Arrives in the Palm of Your Hand

I got a text from my friend Crawford the other day and he said, “Check out the ‘OmniTouch’.  The future is here.”  I did and was thoroughly impressed.  If you haven’t’ seen it, Microsoft and XBOX’s partner, Kinect, had researchers combine a Kinect sensor with a projector to expand the possibilities for interactive screens. A new prototype can transform a notebook into a notebook computer, a wall into an interactive display, and the palm of…

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Nintendo Adds Hulu Plus to Wii & 3DS

Nintendo is expanding the selection of video-streaming services available for its Wi-Fi-equipped Wii and portable 3DS gaming systems with the addition of a Hulu Plus subscription by the end of the year. The company also plans at the end of November to add new capabilities to the 3DS, including ability to capture short 3D videos. Users will be able to record up to 10 minutes of 3D video and create 3D stop-motion animation…

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