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Building the Ultimate Affordable Home Theater: Black Friday Edition

There’s no better time to buy electronics, especially products for your home theater, than Black Friday. The year’s lowest prices on TVs, audio components, and video game consoles mean that you can put together an impressive entertainment system for under $1000. And this isn’t a collection of leftover no-name electronics—we’re including the latest technology from the best brands in the business. Getting the best picture and sound for your money At the…

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Inside the New Microsoft Gaming Room at Abt

If you’ve ever been to our Glenview showroom, you know that things are always changing. We’re always trying to find ways to make the shopping experience easier, more efficient, or more fun whether by adding product-focused boutiques like the Gourmet Shop or one-of-a-kind showrooms like the new Inspiration Studio. Our latest improvement is the new Microsoft gaming room, a space dedicated to Xbox and other Windows-based gaming products.…

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Technologist Tuesday: Technology Forecast

Welcome to the Abt Electronics technology forecast.  I’m your Technologist, Josh Davis.  There’s lots of change in the air so let’s get to it.  We’ve got a massive eruption of new Google product and software on its way from Mountain View, CA.  The new OS 4.4 Kit Kat will really hit the Smartphone and tablet industries hard.  You’ll also see the excitement of the new LG Nexus 5 Smartphone & Asus Nexus…

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Technologist Tuesday: Consumer Cloud

Ironically, the sources of all cloud-based services are giant data centers plastered to the Earth.  However, the obvious “cloud” element to these services resides in their wireless capabilities.  Do you own an iPhone, Android or Windows phone? Do you have important information stored on your home computers?  If you do, Apple, Google or Microsoft and many cloud based backup companies offer you a grocery list of cloud services.  These cloud-based services have…

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Technologist Tuesday-Football Tech Talk

1)      Camera Technology:  Have you seen the techie fight scenes when two rivals are flying toward each other in slow motion and then the camera begins to circle around them?  Well, Thanks to Replay Technologies’ proprietary freeD technology, you’ll see this on the field.  In fact, you may have already seen it in the 2012 Olympics, 2012 PGA Championship and Yankee Games.   If you’re a Cowboy fan or a fan of an…

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Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 Arrives!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short,  is the world’s premier trade show for computer and video games and related products. The show is owned by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of the companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.…

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A $99 Xbox In Every Home, Microsoft Hopes

An article from The Verge (citing unamed sources) today announced that Microsoft will be offering a new subscription-based Xbox 360 package. For $99 and a two-year, $15 a month, contract, gamers will get a 4GB Xbox console, Kinect sensor, and a Xbox Live Gold subscription. Customer’s will also be covered under a 2-year warranty, and from what we see, could have access to exclusive streaming content from cable and sports providers.…

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Abt @ CES 2012: Microsoft Has Your Files in the Clouds

Microsoft showed off its internet storage service, SkyDrive at CES 2012.  Microsoft is brings SkyDrive, to iTunes, as well as to the Windows Phone marketplace.  The free app which was launched in December of last year, lets users tap into their web repository to retrieve their personal documents, notes, photos, and videos. SkyDrive is one of a growing list of apps from Microsoft to make their way into the iTunes Store.…

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Modern Warfare 3: Join the Fight!

If you haven’t had the pleasure of playing the newest game to hit the XBOX 360, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Abt has a great deal for you.  Right now you can get a great bundle pack that features a new 320GB XBOX 360, the game Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3, and two specially designed controllers.  The system and controllers are designed to look rugged and war-torn with the game’s logo in…

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The Most Innovative Companies

FastCompany released a list of the 10 most innovative companies of 2011.  Number one, which should not really be a surprise is Apple.  They have dominated the technological field for the last decade with innovative gadgets as well as excellent upgrades to their already impressive line of technology. A few other honorable mentions was Samsung in second place for making themselves into a steady source for new technologies, especially 3D TVs and…

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