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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Fanatic

The universe is experiencing Star Wars fever like perhaps never before, and with good reason. Over the weekend, the newest film in the galactic saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, recorded the second highest-grossing opening weekend of all time (number one is The Force Awakens, the previous film in this trilogy). Critics and fans alike have hailed it as the best Star Wars movie ever—which might be tough to accept for those…

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Star Wars not to be released in 3D…Yet

Star Wars’ Journey to theaters in 3D, put on hold. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, or maybe just Hollywood a few days ago, there were rumblings of releasing the original classic Star Wars Trilogy in 3D.  Those plans however have been scrapped, for the time being. With Writer/Director J.J. Abrams officially taking helm over the new Star Wars movies, Disney (remember, Disney owns Lucasfilm now) released a…

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Some of the most recognizable designs start with complex sketches

Wired.com goes over some of the most iconic electronics and their earliest sketches to help turn them into a reality.  It definitely puts into perspective what some of the newest technologies look like under the hood.  Below you will see an early sketch of the iRobot Rooma Robo Vacuum.  Under that, well, it’s a little wink to sci-fi fans out there. Roomba Vacuum  At-At Walker from Star Wars It’s impressive to see the…

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Antique to Abt-ique is looking for classic video gaming consoles!

Our monthly contest, Antique to Abt-ique is still going strong.  We’ve seen some incredible images from customers showcasing their older electronics and appliances and we have a handful of satisfied contest winners. We aren’t done just yet… Right now, you can send us pictures of your favorite old school video games and video game consoles. For the rest of the month of October, submit pictures of your old systems for a chance to win a new Microsoft Xbox…

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Happy Star Wars Day From Abt! May The 4th Be With You!

“Those deals at Abt are as big as Jabba the Hutt!!” Happy Star Wars Day everyone! Grab your lightsabers and blasters rifles, and snuggle up next to your favorite Ewok, it’s time to enjoy the movies that defined a generation of “Warsies” and captivated the world’s audiences to the tune of over $4 billion, according to >Mania.com.  It’s been over 30 years since The Empire struck back, and although some Star Wars…

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Androids Rule!

Whether you are talking about R2-D2 from Star Wars, Bishop from Aliens, or Abt’s Customer Service Representative, Gary Q’s favorite character, Data from Star Trek, androids are all the rage in cinema and TV.  That certainly hasn’t changed in the world of cell phones;  Android cell phone operating systems to be precise. “Android” is now the world’s most popular cellular phone OS (operating system), shipping out 33 million to customers since its creation…

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