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Archive for September, 2012

Tumi Tegra-Lite Carry-One Case, the perfect travel companion

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

If you are planning a trip, you are going to want to make sure you have luggage to bring all your goods to and from your destination.  Luggage, while not used as often as you would like, is a very important part of your traveling.  Will the luggage be big enough to take all you need?  Will it be sturdy enough as it’s tossed to and fro?  One great way to know you are doing everything you can to protect your personal belongings, is to get the best luggage on the market.  the Tumi Tegra-Lite Carry-on case is an excellent solution for all your travel needs.

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SensoGloves assures the perfect golf swing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Advancements in technology for the sport of golf have really allowed players to hone their craft.  The company, Sensolutions have come up with a great new way to let you know how to have that perfect swing.  Called, the SensoGlove, it measures the pressure each of your fingers are creating when holding the club.  It will inform you how to properly adjust giving you a smooth swing, every time

Are you a fan of technology invading sports adjusting your every move?  Do you think that it helps or hinders the game?  Let us know what you think!

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Recreate movie scenes with a printer and some creativity

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

When movies meet technology and creativity, you know the results are going to be awesome.  Movie buff Christopher Maloney decided to roam around his city of New York and recreate scenes from famous movies by simply printing out a black and white image of a scene, and displaying it exactly where it was filmed.

As you can see, Maloney does a great job of finding the actual site and lines up the printed image to coincide with reality.  You can see all of his images through his Tumblr account, FILMography.

How many different movies do you recognize?

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Make some delicious margaritas to hold onto last days of warm weather!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

As difficult as it is to admit, summer is officially over.  Hold on to those last few days of sunshine and warm evenings by making your very own margaritas.  Sara from Abt goes over how easy it is to make great margaritas in your very own home.  She uses the Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker.

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Upgrade Your Kitchen with Free Shipping on All GE Products

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

September is the month of free shipping on all GE appliances.  If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen, or replace a few appliances, now is the best time.  take advantage of our excellent deals on all GE products and get additional savings with GE Rebates for their line of select items from GE Profile as well as GE Cafe.  Take advantage of this great promotion going on until the end of September!

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Apple iPhone 5 Madness!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Do you have an Apple hangover?  Well, over 5 million people probably do, as the sales of Apple’s new iPhone 5 are stumbling in after a rowdy weekend.   Apple on Monday said their first weekend sales of the iPhone 5 topped five million, beating the opening weekend for the iPhone 4S nearly a year ago by 1 million units.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement, “demand has been incredible”.  Cook also stated that the company sold out completely of its initial shipment. “We are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” he said.

Our very own josh Davis was making the news rounds this weekend, showcasing the latest and greatest news on this new phone.  Check out his numerous interviews from WGN TV, Fox News, NBC Chicago, CBS, & ABC.  Whew!

Did you get an iPhone 5 this weekend?  If so, what are your initial thoughts?

 

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3D Printing Dinosaurs!!

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

We’ve spoken before about 3D printing such as the Epson 3D printer and how the creators of the film ParaNorman used a 3D printer to create models of characters and scenery.

Wired.com recently did a story on Paleoartist Tyler Keillor who has been designing and sculpting realistic clay dinosaur heads for museums and universities.  His next project — an exacting replica of a full Dryptosaurs built entirely as a 3-D digital object.  He created Kickstarter campaign to help buy the tools needed to craft his dinosaur digitally, offering various 12-inch dinosaur models he’s designed as rewards.

Image courtesy of Wired.com

The life-size Dryptosaurus that he’ll make with the additional Kickstarter money, though, will be around 30 feet long, pieced together from CNC routed blocks, the seams sealed and the body painted by Keillor. It will even have a custom made skin to show the dinosaur’s feathered skin.  The wonders of 3D printing are continuing to expand and become even more available to people of all artistic levels.  What would you love to see created with a 3D printer?

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Apple iPhone 5 Overview

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Nick from Abt Electronics got his hands on the iPhone 5.  Check out our video below for a brief overview of the iPhone 5 and how it stacks up in comparison with the iPhone 4s!

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Abt’s 76th Anniversary Sale!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

At Abt, you can always get the best prices and selection.  Right now, save even more with our 76th Anniversary Sale.  We are pleased to have been serving the Chicagoland area, and abroad for such a long time, we decided to share our excitment with all our customers.

Shop and save throughout the site during our 76th Anniversary Sale plus get Free Shipping on 1000s of items. Now through Tuesday, 10/02/12 @ 8:00 pm (CST).  Save on all items, from electronics to appliances and more!

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Nestle Uses GPS to Track Wonka-Style Winners

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

In a move that screams “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as well as a creepy “We will find you” campaign effort, Nestle Chocolate plans a competition where six of the brand’s chocolate bars lead to a grand cash prize.

They look like normal bars but are fitted with GPS trackers. When the lucky person opens their wrapper it will activate and notify the prize team, who will locate them within 24 hours to deliver a prize check.  This unique promotion involves the KitKat 4 Finger, KitKat Chunky, Aero Peppermint Medium, and Yorkie Milk chocolate bars.  Unfortunately, (or thankfully) this promotion is only going on in the UK.

How do you feel about a company being able to track you to hand deliver a prize?  I thought only the IRS can hunt you down like that.  Thoughts?

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