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February 2014

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Chicago Fire at Abt!

Chicago’s been a real hotspot for TV and Film locations in the last few years, from the blockbuster Batman movies to the popular Chicago Fire and Chicago PD TV series. While Batman Begins and The Dark Knight films used Chicago as a stand-in for the fictional Gotham City, Fire/PD programs are obviously set in Sweet Home Chicago and also do all of their filming here. Late last year, Abt was approached by the…

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Windows XP Says Goodbye

One of the most well-known computer programs is finally meeting its end. After 13 years of existence and having been used in countless homes, schools and offices, Windows XP is finally officially being phased out. As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer be providing support for Windows XP. What does this mean for Windows XP users? Will your computer cease functioning? Fortunately, the answer to that is No, your computer won’t stop…

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Protect your home with the right weather gear from Abt

You may have noticed these past few days that Mother Nature is less than predictable.  From inches of snow, to frozen rain, to incredible winds, the weather can be harsh on your commute, while also harsh on your home.  If your home has recently been a victim of Mother Nature’s wrath, Abt Electronics has a variety of weather gear you need to get back to normal.  Whether you are facing a flood,…

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Wearable Technology

 Wearable Technology: The Future is Now. Part I If we were to sum up one of the biggest current tech trends, and one that will make 2014 a very exciting year, it would only take two words: wearable technology. What is “wearable technology?” (Hint, it’s not Flava Flav’s clock pendant). The term covers lots of products, but they all have one thing in common: advanced technology fit into a gadget that can…

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Abt Has the Gear You Need For the Sochi Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are here.  No, I’m not talking about what us Chicagoans are doing to try to get our cars out of ditches, and shoveling through numerous feet of snow.  I’m talking about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Opening ceremonies begin tomorrow night and if you are an avid Olympic sports fan, Abt has just what you need to enjoy all your favorite games in crystal clear picture and…

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A Look Inside the Abt Service Departments

As part of our upcoming Customer Appreciation Sale, we decided to take an inside look at two of the most essential parts of our business, areas which often don’t get the thanks they deserve: The Abt Service Departments. Abt’s commitment to our customers goes beyond just the in-store or online purchase process. We’re here with you for the long haul, providing service and support well after you receive your new TV or…

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