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August 2013

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Technologist Tuesday: LED Motion Processing

I asked veteran Abt salesman Shahab Astabraghpour “LED or Plasma?”  He said, “Plasma.” Then he said the following whilst twirling his mustache: “Of the fish in Technology Sea, the plasma is the Megalodon.” I agreed.  When I bought my TV 3 years ago I too chose Plasma.  If I was in the market now, I’d go plasma again as OLED is simply too much for my budget and I prefer plasma’s picture…

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Josh The Technologist Reviews Back-to-School goodies

Our very own, Josh The Technologist Davis stopped by CBS Chicago to go over some excellent back to school ideas.  It’s that time of year for kids to head back to the classrooms and begin learning once again.  Below are the segments where Josh offers some valuable advice on how Abt Electronics can start your school year off right!   High-Tech Tools Becoming More Common In The Classroom Choosing The Best Tablet…

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Good Luck at School Arden!

Abt Electronics is a family owned and operated business, so everyone here knows each other just as you would your real-life family.  We want to congratulate one of our long time salesman, Steve Weiner and his daughter Arden’s journey to college.  Here, Arden Weiner shows off her vintage-style Abt garb while posing in front of the Boulder Flatirons, in Boulder, CO.  Arden begins her freshman year this Monday at Colorado University, Boulder…

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PlayStation 4 has An Arrival Date

Yesterday, Sony held a conference in Germany offering the eagerly awaiting crowd all the details on the new PlayStation 4.  Most importantly, you can expect it to arrive on November 15th, 2013, perfect timing for the holiday season.  The PlayStation 4 will be going head-to-head with the Microsoft XBOX One.  It will be interesting to see who will come out on top.  The XBOX has been seeing a bit of negative publicity,…

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Technologist Tuesday- Want the new iPhone…for Free?

I just witnessed a 16GB iPhone 5 Verizon model with a completely smashed front glass sell on eBay for $365.  The used iPhones on eBay that are in good condition are all selling over $400.  You just got to love the fact that Apple iPhones resale value is so high.  If you’re willing to go through the process of selling your used iPhone through eBay or craigslist, then like many of us,…

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If James Bond Were a Photographer

One of the most buzzed-about potential gadgets seems to be the Smart Watch. We’ve seen a few models hit the market, though they’ve all been kind of limited in scope. Most of them simply act as a second screen for a mobile device. And they all look very smartphone-ish. Boring glass screens that turn black when not in use, and clunky rectangular designs. Well, a newcomer to the smartphone world wants to…

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Technologist Tuesday- Listen Up!

Do you want to see any or all of these musicians perform live…for free? Justin Timberlake – Arctic Monkeys – VampireWeekend–Kings of Leon–EltonJohn – Pixies–Bastille – 30 Seconds to Mars – Sigur Rós–The Lumineers – Paramore  – Rizzle Kicks  – Queens of the Stone Age – Phoenix – Jake Bugg – TomOdell–Avicii–Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – Janelle Monáe – The Olms–Jack Johnson – Bahamas – Valerie June – LudovicoEinaudi–Primal Scream – Jessie…

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Roku iOS app lets you stream programming to your TV

The new Roku iOS update can now send videos recorded and stored on their mobile devices to their TVs.   The most recent update for the Roku streaming device now allows you to stream your videos, music and other content directly to your TV.  The app is also available for Android phone users.  Similar to Apple’s AirPlay, the Roku update will allow you to fully control all the goodies on your phone,…

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Technologist Tuesday: Watch out: A Smartwatch Awareness

When the iPad came out, I was frequently asked, “I have an iPhone and a computer.  Why do I need an iPad.”  The tablet industry arrived with iPad and so many people were confused.  Do I need an iPad? Why? I rarely get asked this question these days.  Most people are getting a second or third tablet because someone in their household has taken over the iPad.   However, it still comes up…

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