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April 2013

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Abt at the Movies-Zero Dark Thirty

Since “Abt at the Movies” took a brief hiatus, there have been a handful of movies that have come and gone.  Many of which became Oscar winners or nominees this past February at the Academy Awards.  One such film had been under intense scrutiny before it even came out.  Noted for its subject matter and controversial depictions,  Zero…

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Garage renovations that make your home jealous

USA Today ran a story recently about the ever growing popularity of the “Man Cave“, or, also known as, the “Woman Cave“.  The popularity stems from someone seeing a unique opportunity to turn what was once a car and belonging storage space, to a relaxing, hospitable part of their home. USA Today interviewed Abt’s very own Todd Shuster…

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A Peek Inside Hasbro’s Workshop

Anyone who has spent some time reading the Abt Blog, knows our interest in 3D printers.  From making items for major motion picture to creating dinosaurs, 3D printing makes a computer image, a reality.  This technology is prevalent in a major toy-production company.  Hasbro, known for the popular line of Transformers toys, gives a look into their process and technology.…

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Abt at the Movies – Gangster Squad

It’s BACK! “Abt at the Movies”.  Every Tuesday we will be showcasing a new movie to come to home video.  In addition, there will be a special price on a select home theater item.  Check out our weekly reviews and piece together your dream home theater! Gangster Squad It doesn’t take us long to realize that the bad…

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Sonos Showcases PLAYBAR & More at Wrigley Event

This weekend, SONOS threw together a private party with Chicago’s finest bloggers and media representatives to showcase their newest SONOS products.  The PLAYBAR and PLAY:3 were put to the test and showed off their impressive sound and booming bass. SONOS rep demos the PLAYBAR & PLAY:3 We were all there at a Wrigley Field loft to watch the…

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Panasonic’s 5-Star HDTV

CNET, one of the most trusted electronic review sites online, is giving the new line of Panasonic Plasma HDTV’s their 5-star rating.  The Panasonic Plasma ST series is a remarkable feat for plasma technology.  CNET’s review states,  “…incredibly good picture quality with exceedingly deep black levels, great shadow detail, accurate colors, solid bright-room performance…” CNET does a great job…

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Abt Gets International Visitors

Thousands of people come through Abt every week, for a variety of reasons. Most (we hope!) come with an intent to buy, some come to research a future purchase, and others come just to hang out. We like to think Abt is a pretty cool place to spend some time, especially on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon when…

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Earth Day 2013 at Abt

It’s that time of year when Abt plays host to a variety of environmentally friendly activities in honor of Earth Day!  On Earth Day, Monday April 22, Abt will help make Chicagoland a littler “greener” by helping you as well as local businesses properly dispose their unneeded electronics and appliances. The following locations will have recycling collection sites for anyone…

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ASUS Transformer AiO; Huge Tablet & Desktop PC

ASUS has introduced a very interesting combination of a tablet and computer.  ASUS Transformer AiO is perfect for productivity, but remove the 18.4-inch Full HD display and it instantly transforms into a multi-touch Android tablet. Imagine two iPads put together into one gloriously large tablet.  A bit large for convenient use, but large enough to be a portable entertainment powerhouse. The Transformer AiO…

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