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Abt-Solutely Essential Back-to-School Giveaway

We know that going back to school or going away for the first time can be stressful for both your mind and your wallet. And while we can’t be there to help you ace your first test or tidy up your room, we can help make your transition easier by giving you the chance to win one of our three different “Abt-solutely Essential Back to School” giveaway packages. The Student Enthusiast grand…

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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 to make the followup even better, working out bugs in the organization and adding…

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Abt Cyber Monday Sale is On!

The Abt Cyber Monday Sale is here! If you didn’t score the deals you’d hoped on Black Friday, this is your chance to get all the gadgets on your shopping list. Look for special savings on some of our hottest products, like $100 off the SONOS Playbar or Playbase, or $25 off the new SONOS One. Or, prep for a productive new year with $230 savings on a Microsoft Surface Pro and…

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Building the Ultimate Affordable Home Theater: Black Friday 2016 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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Microsoft Kinect Aids in Autism Research

Released in 2010, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 peripheral the Kinect changed the way we viewed controller-free gaming. While Nintendo and PlayStation were the first in the marketing with the Wii and PS Move, respectively, Microsoft’s Kinect blazed a trail of response and control unlike its predecessors. Only one day after its release, the Kinect’s internal software was “hacked” and made available for developers to play with. We’ve seen several adaptations of the Kinect…

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