Opening Day CES 2015 Sneak Peek with Mario Armstrong

The latest technologies were unveiled when the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 6. Mario Armstrong, Digital Lifestyle expert, gives a glimpse into this year’s line-up of electronics, gizmos and gadgets.

The first CES took place in New York City in June of 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed consumers lives: such as the Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970; Compact Disc Player, 1981; High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998; 3D HDTV, 2009; Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013.

Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the 2015 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and took place January 6-9, 2015, in Las Vegas. The 2015 CES will draw around 150,000 industry professional attendees to witness the next generation of consumer technology. More than 3,500 exhibitors will debut 20,000 new products across 1.8 million net square feet of exhibit space.

During the tour, Mario Armstrong uncovered 5 cool tech trends and gadgets.

TV’s are always big at CES, and this new release from Samsung will greatly improve your viewing experience!

Samsung curved TV

Samsung 65″ JS9500 Curved SUHD TV

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in Home Entertainment for 9 consecutive years, today revealed its full lineup of groundbreaking SUHD TVs — delivering a brighter picture than any other display technology, with rich and accurate colors that rival existing OLED TVs and the intense details of UHD TVs. Utilizing Samsung’s proprietary nano-crystal technology and intelligent SUHD remastering picture quality engine, Samsung SUHD TVs demonstrate groundbreaking advances in contrast, brightness, color reproduction, and detail to deliver an overall superior picture quality experience.

For more information, visit

Twitter: @SamsungTVUSA

Your devices are going to get faster and more powerful thanks to new technology from Intel.

Intel logo

Intel 5th gen Core and the RealSense capability

Chipmaker Intel is launching a brand new processor at CES  – the 5th Gen Intel Core which is enabling laptops, 2 in 1s and tablets to give users a really premium experience.  With this new Intel processor, the 3D graphics are up to 12 times better, video converts up to 8 times faster and wake up is up to 9 times faster than your typical four-year-old PC.  And the battery life is up to two times better! And many 5th gen Core devices will have great user experiences like Intel RealSense technology.  The Intel RealSense 3D cameras enable gesture control, 3D scanning, immersive chat, and augmented reality; and RealSense Snapshot, which enables depth-enhanced photography. Your computer sees more like you do and responds to your natural movements –hand gestures and more – in 3D!  And the best part, these brand new devices with 5th gen Core will be available starting this month!

For more information, visit

Twitter: #Intel

Do you have old devices sitting around your house? Here’s an easy way to recycle and make money!


Outerwall ecoATM

ecoATM is the safe and convenient option for people to properly recycle old devices – phones, tablets and MP3 players – and get up to $400 instant cash. With more than 1,500 kiosks across the country, ecoATM is located in the malls and retailers people already frequent. There’s no hassle with a salesperson, no fine print about where the money can be spent and no wait – people will get paid on the spot for the devices they no longer use.

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ecoATM is available today and may be found at your local mall or grocery store.

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Your home appliances are getting smarter…you won’t believe what this washer and dryer can do!

Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer

Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer

The Whirlpool® Smart Top Load Washer and Dryer is the next generation in connected laundry — from an intuitive touch display, which asks “what to wash” and “how to wash,” to an enhanced diagnostics tool, to custom cycles that are automatically refreshed when Whirlpool brand engineers upload new cycles through a Whirlpool® Mobile app, to automatic pre-set donations families can make to Habitat for Humanity for every load washed or dried. This Whirlpool brand washer and dryer not only better cares for clothes, but enables families to help other families in need, load for load.

Available for purchase in Spring 2015.

For more information, visit

Twitter: @whirlpoolusa / #EveryDayCare

Here are some cool, new smartphone and tablet accessories from Otterbox!


OtterBox Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 6 and OtterBox Agility Table System

The Resurgence Power Case packs more than two times the battery life of an iPhone 6 into a slim, premium case design with maximum drop defense. But really, it’s so much more than a case with power and protection – among other things, Resurgence features innovative auto-stop charge technology made to save power for later, an LED charge indicator on the back of the case and high-speed charging that gets your phone up and running in a flash.

The Agility Tablet System transforms tablets into versatile media tools at home, in the office and on the go. The system revolves around a device-specific shell that provides OtterBox protection and includes a magnetic mechanism that securely attaches it to other system elements. From there, users can select accessories that meet their specific needs, including several mounting solutions and protective folio cases for a truly customized tablet experience.

Priced at $99.95 for the Resurgence and the Agility packages start at $69.95.

The Resurgence is available for purchase at and the Agility at, BestBuy and

For more information, visit


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