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Internet Surfing Leads to New Species Discovery

The internet is an incredibly powerful tool.  Almost all of us use it every day, from checking e-mails, to doing research for school papers to just wasting time.  The internet has a plethora of seemingly endless information, movies, pictures, music and information.  Since it is world wide, people have grown to better understand different cultures as well as see things they never thought possible without ever leaving their home.  One internet gazer discovered something…

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The Internet: Not Just for Computers

With the internet widely available on almost all sorts of electronics, you don’t have to be on your computer to surf the web.  More often now, computers take a seat next to phones and tablets when consumers want to check their e-mail, shop online, navigate etc.  Shipments of internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will soar to exceed those of the computer for the first time in 2013, according to a new IHS iSuppli…

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Get Digital!

Abt Electronics is pleased to announce that we now offer our online customers digital services.  Through our website you can find out what cable TV, internet, digital phone and HD programming is in your area and price out packages that best suit your needs and finances.  This has been a service provided, in our store, to our Chicago-land customers for years, but we can now bring it to you, all across America.…

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Don’t Procrastinate For Petey’s Sake

After procrastinating for months, I finally hooked up my Panasonic TV and Blu-ray Player to the Internet. They gives me unlimited access to Amazon Video on Demand, weather forecasts and for my money, the best thing ever, Pandora Radio. I have been using Pandora for years, but only through my woefully inadequate computer speakers. Now I listen through my Definitive Technology tower speakers, which is much better. After setting up some new…

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How Do You Use Your Cell Phone?

In May, the Pew Research Center conducted a study about how Americans use their cell phones. Some conclusions were expected, while others were a surprise.  It wasn’t a shock to know that six in ten adults go online with either a cell phone or laptop with wireless internet connection. Also, it was not a shock to know that Americans have increased going online through their phone and using internet based applications (internet,…

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Surf the Web with Google TV

Thursday, Google formally announced that they are teaming with Sony, Intel, and Logitech to make web surfing on TV seamless. This new Google technology will be available on new TVs and set-top boxes. Sony will manufacture Google TV-enabled TVs, Logitech is creating the set-top box for TVs that aren’t equipped with the new technology, and Intel is creating the Atom processors for set-top boxes. It will make TV shows, movies, and videos…

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Happy Retirement?

One of Abt’s favorite managers is celebrating a milestone birthday today. Conrad S., Conny, is turning 65 tomorrow, his day off… So one of his loyal minions decided to start the party today! Megan, internet sales specialist, spent hours last night decorating Conny’s desk. Lovingly pranking Conny, she decorated his desk as if he was celebrating his retirement. All day people have been stopping him to find out about his impending retirement……

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