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​Melissa Popp is a content strategist based out of Denver, Colorado. She’s currently the Director of Operations for Altitude SEO, the RV Travel Expert for About.com, and a Senior Writer here at TechNorms.
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Windows 10 Creators Update Brings 3D, 4K Support, Mixed Reality and Improved Security

The Windows 10 Creators Update is the latest major update to the Windows 10 operating system. Some of these updates are big; others are much smaller behind the scenes tweaks.

This update will propel Windows 10 into the future by offering 3D and 4K support across the Windows family platform along with improved UI, security and a new concept called Mixed Reality.

Who Else Wants a Beautiful Alarm Clock That Also Acts as a Multi-Device Charger?

When venturing through the CES show floors around Vegas, you often come upon a lot more wasted potential than practical products. Over the years, we’ve found a few gems that stood out among the crowd.

One of them we missed last year was the Sandman Clock from Palo Alto Innovations (PAI.) The Sandman Clock offers simple design and four-port charging (including fast charging) below $50 for consumers.

Let’s look at what the Sandman Clock can do, my experiences with it, and whether you should consider ditching your power strip and use this functional clock instead.

Toyota Introduces Concept-i – Its Version of the Smart Car of the Future

The concept car was a hot topic at CES 2017. Chrysler, BMW, and Toyota showed off beautiful smart concept cars of the future.

Toyota’s Concept-i looks like a space pod from Planet X. Featuring gullwing doors, an odd styling, and a pulsing center console, you’re not sure if you’re sitting in a car or a spaceship.

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Kodak Gets Into the Smartphone Race with the Ektra. Does It Have Anything Unique...

One of the recurring themes in tech the last few years is companies trying to figure out where they fit in to the changing modern world. Kodak, like many others, is no different. With Kodak reviving the Super 8 last year and its Ektachrome this year, they’re trying to find a foothold with consumers.

Imagine our surprise when venturing into the Kodak booth this year to find that they’ve partnered with British phone maker Bullitt to release a smartphone.

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American Greetings Trolls CES 2017 With #DeviceLikeNoOther Campaign

When you think of CES, you think of flash cars, big TVs, and an astounding amount of tech you might be tempted to buy for your home. No one thinks of greeting cards, or American Greetings, one of the longest lasting and largest greeting card companies in the world. Until now!

American Greetings launched its #DeviceLikeNoOther campaign at CES 2017 and with the help of Nick Offerman gave us all a glimpse into the future of the stylus – the pencil.

Yep, that’s right, American Greetings came to CES and made a big production out of it to re-introduce the consumer tech industry that pencils are the original stylus. Read on to find out why.

Panasonic Reminds CES Crowd That It’s Always Been an Innovation Leader

Partnering with Denver, Colorado, Panasonic introduced the first smart city concept at last year’s CES presentation. Side-by-side with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Panasonic boasted how smart city integration could help everything from energy efficiency to combat traffic and more.

Mayor Hancock told us last year he’d be back in 2017 to update everyone on the progress with Panasonic.

Let’s look at what Panasonic presented, what we can expect from the show floor and more from their CES press conference.

7 of the Best Tech Innovations From The Digital Experience Event At CES 2017

While you’ll always find interesting and quirky thing on the CES show floors throughout Las Vegas, private events like Pepcom’s Digital Experience provide a one-on-one opportunity you might not get during the show.

TechNorms’ second year at Digital Experience, showcasing some of the same folks we saw at CES Unveiled the night before and bringing us face-to-face with new, innovative, and curious gadgets and tech.

Let’s look at seven of our best finds from Pepcom’s Digital Experience.

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LG Unveils Wallpaper Thin TV, Airbot Airport Assistant, and More at CES 2017

LG prides itself in innovation for a better life. Whether it’s smart home technology, its line of OLED televisions, or something in between, LG has been breaking barriers in the technology industry for decades.

With IoT front and center this year, along with robotics, LG looked to merge the two together in ways that help us at home, at work, and elsewhere in our lives.

Let’s look at what LG presented, what we can expect from the show floor, and more from their CES press conference.

Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon 835, Next Gen Processor Tackling VR and More

Qualcomm may not be a name you associate with excitement and entertainment at CES, but they sure know how to bring innovation. Whether it’s the smartphone in your hand using the SnapDragon processor or the car you’re driving using Q’s technology to make it smart, Qualcomm has cemented itself as the company others rely on to make smart tech, well, smart.

We expected Qualcomm to update us on the latest SnapDragon processor as well as introduce us to new partnerships from the CES floor.

Let’s look at what Qualcomm presented, what we can expect from the show floor, and more from their CES press conference.

Samsung Stuns CES By Introducing Gaming Laptop, Addressing Note 7 Controversy

Samsung didn’t disappoint at its annual CES press conference. With lines starting to form two hours before it even began, CES wanted to see what Samsung would bring to the table after the disastrous 2016 the tech giant had with the issues surrounding the Note 7.

From its new QLED TV technology to advancements to its Family Hub smart refrigerator technology, Samsung surprised everyone by announcing its first Windows-based gaming laptop and more.

Let’s look at what Samsung presented, what we can expect from the show floor, and more from their CES press conference.

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