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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 increases the health factor without losing out on taste. To cook these wings, we…

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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 winning chef’s charity of choice. Guests will get to enjoy samples of each chef’s…

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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 favorite frozen treats with something that’s better for you, really simple to make, and…

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CES 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 new. But if there was one overwhelming trend at CES 2018, it was the…

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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 it’s by the same brand as your TV, maybe a different brand, but either…

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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 what they have in store for the future of the technology. First up is…

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CES 2018: LG Smart Kitchen Products

In addition to the laundry room, LG is also bringing smart solutions to your kitchen. You may not think there are many ways to make your fridge “smarter,” but then you might be surprised. LG’s Smart InstaView ThinQ refrigerator packs a wealth of technology into the icebox to make it a veritable kitchen assistant, bringing new levels of convenience to your kitchen. The first thing you’ll notice is the 29-inch touchscreen panel…

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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 bit of both, like LG’s ThinQ laundry products. ThinQ is LG’s smart technology, connecting…

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CES 2018: Casio G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000 Smartwatch

Casio G-Shock watches are known for their trend-setting style, their legendary durability, and their dedicated fanbase. Now, those fans will be able to enjoy that style and durability in a smartwatch. Casio’s first-ever G-Shock smartwatch, dubbed the G-Shock Rangeman GPR-B1000, is a feature-packed timepiece that will be at home both in the club and on the trail. With a tagline like “Designed for the Ultimate in Survival Toughness,” the Casio G-Shock Rangeman…

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CES 2018: LG’s Cute, Conceptual Robots Help with Your Chores

Every day, robots and robotic devices find their way deeper into our lives. Often, we think of robots as cold, menacing machines built to do the most arduous tasks. LG had a different idea, as evidenced by the troupe of conceptual service robots they showed off at CES. Each of the three robots is designed to fulfill a different service task in a commercial or hospitality environment. The Serving Robot was created…

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