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January 2018

Events Video Games

FIFA 18 Tournament Recap

Last fall, Abt dove into the exciting world of eSports, hosting our first-ever gaming tournament. Over 70 players spent the day competing against each other in Madden 18, until a single winner emerged—and walked out with the grand prize of a brand new Xbox One S. We took what we learned from that inaugural event and used it…

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Big Game TVs & Electronics

Big Game Setups for Every Budget

There’s no day in the year more dependent on a quality entertainment system than the day that very important football game whose name we cannot legally use is broadcast. That Sunday is the day where you’ll wish your TV was bigger and your speakers were louder and your TV room was just more enticing overall. If you’ve been…

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Recipes

Abt-Solutely Delicious: Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

This week’s recipe brings together our ongoing theme of healthier versions of your favorite foods, with our upcoming week’s plans: prepping for the ultimate Big Game party. Contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to fill your Sunday with tasty snacks that aren’t terrible for you. A simple cooking tweak takes the star of bar menus across the country—the buffalo wing—and…

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Big Game Events

Abt Charity Chili Challenge

Need a break from the winter weather? Come to Abt on February 1st for our first-ever Charity Chili Challenge! We’ll be hosting three renowned Chicago chefs in the kitchens of our Inspiration Studio, where they’ll each cook up a batch of their best chili, in hopes of being crowned champ. Proceeds from the event will go to the…

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Recipes

Abt-Solutely Delicious: Banana Ice Cream

Continuing our look at creating healthy alternatives for your favorite comfort foods, this week we’re tackling oh-so-hard-to-give-up ice cream. Staying away from the pint is one of the most challenging things for those transitioning to a more healthy way of eating, especially for those with a sweet tooth. But believe it or not, it’s possible to replace your…

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CES 2018 Internet of Things

CES 2018: Best of CES 2018

Another CES is in the books, and our team has settled uncomfortably back into regular office life with gloomy, snowy, 26° weather outside our windows. As we think back fondly on the hectic week we spent in Las Vegas, here are some thoughts on what made its mark at CES this year. Smart Everything Smart technology is nothing…

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CES 2018 Home Theater

CES 2018: Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

The Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar is a soundbar that addresses two issues with soundbars that, quite frankly, we’re surprised have not been dealt with since the devices hit the market. The first is size. Say you have a nice, wide TV perched on an entertainment center—or perhaps mounted to your wall—and below the TV is your soundbar. Maybe…

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CES 2018 Home Theater

CES 2018: LG’s 8-Series OLED TVs

LG took a major leap in the TV world when they brought the first commercially-available OLED TV to market. Their OLED TVs stunned viewers with unbelievably realistic picture quality, and a panel thinness that seemed to defy physics. In the years since, they’ve honed both aspects of their OLED displays, and at CES we got a look at…

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CES 2018 Internet of Things

CES 2018: LG ThinQ Laundry Products

We generally think of CES as a place to see the hottest upcoming electronics and gadgets (it is called the Consumer Electronics Show, after all), but it’s also the stage for brands to display their latest innovations in appliances. As the lines between appliances and high-tech electronics blur, it’s natural for us to encounter more products that are a…

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