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Google Stadia Streaming Gaming Platform Announced

While Google has become entrenched in just about every technological aspect of our lives, from our cars to our thermostats, they’ve generally stayed away from the world of gaming (aside from those made for Android devices). That changed today, with their announcement of the Stadia streaming gaming platform. Google’s Stadia is a radical departure from traditional home gaming products—whether the PC or console variety—in that it actually removes the gaming hardware from…

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Google Nexus 5 featuring a Nikon Camera?

The rumor mill for upcoming electronics is always churning. One that certainly gets the most pre-release buzz is the Apple iPhone. Recently, there were intriguing rumors this time, not for the new iPhone, but for Google’s newest smartphone, the Google Nexus. The word on the street, and by street we mean online tech blogs, is that Nikon might be in the works with Google to have their camera equipment installed on the…

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Google Nexus 7 Will Kill The Fakers

Before I started writing about this stuff I sold all of it, not at Abt, but I sold it all—computers, televisions, stereo systems, and every other home electronic on the shelf. This included the shockingly large amount of sub-standard tablets that, being priced under $100, attracted a lot of attention, and consequently, a lot of returns. The issue was simple, when you hear “tablet” you automatically expect more than you are probably…

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Google Glasses: Ugly friend or ugly foe? Either way they are still ugly.

cnet.com posted today about the potential upcoming release of Google’s new augmented reality glasses. Basically, from what we’ve gathered from the video (below) is that the glasses have all the functions of a smart phone but are displayed directly to your line of sight and can be navigated and commanded using your voice. If you can look passed the obnoxiously geeky design, you can see some potential positives from these bad boys.…

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Google Play is…

As consumers, we are forced to accept “new” products as the latest and greatest but the truth is, a few hardware upgrades and higher resolution don’t exactly constitute true innovation. I digress, but seriously, remember when the iPad first surfaced? It was something we had never seen before, it changed the way we do business, communicate, and interact with the world around us. Lately, it seems like manufacturers are just trying to…

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The CES 2012 Attendance Numbers Are In!

This year’s 2012 International CES was the largest in the event’s 44-year history, with a record numbers of attendees, exhibitors and show floor space, according to its owner and producer, the Consumer Electronics Association. Initially the figures are projected at 153,000, including more than 34,000 international visitors, according to CEA, which conducts an independent audit of attendance at the International CES. CEA estimated that more than 20,000 new products were launched at…

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Abt @ CES 2012: Sony Google TV Streamer and Blu-ray Player

A glimpse of one of the many trends hitting CES 2012 is the advanced TV technology presented by Sony. Sony announced an updated version of its Google TV-powered Blu-ray player, the NSZGP9, as well as their first ever Google TV set-top box, the NSZGS7. As you can see, the Blu-ray design is different that Sony’s model from last year, the NSZGT1.  That model, while still available, offered a bulkier look and and…

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The Nexus One – Google's New Flagship Android Device

Yesterday, Google announced the long awaited Nexus One. This phone could be the first to give the iPhone a run for its money. Nexus One operates on an updated version of the Android operating system. It has a 3.7-inch touch-screen, a 5-megapixel camera for video and photos, GPS, stereo Bluetooth connection for headphones, LED flash, Wi-Fi, and a noise cancelling mic for clearer conversations. The wow-factor? The Nexus One has speech dictation,…

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