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CES 2017 innovation awards: Hottest tech coming this year

CES 2017 showed off the latest and hottest tech toys, smart phones and high-definition televisions in the business - as well as new products never before seen. The 2017 innovation awards, described by the Consumer Electronics Show as "honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products," highlight the top tech in various fields, which are voted on by a three-member team of industry members. Here are 31 items that won an innovation award for the 2017 show and may find there way into your home this year.

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Paisley Park vs. Graceland: How do these royal museums compare?

Graceland and Paisley Park. They're as different as Memphis and Minneapolis, as rock and funk, as the 6-foot King and the 5-foot-2 Prince. Elvis had his stud-decorated jumpsuits, an endless supply of silk scarves and a big necklace with his lightning "TCB" (taking care of business) logo. Prince had his colorful custom-designed outfits, an endless collection of shoes with 4-inch heels and a big necklace with his unpronounceable glyph.

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Reno: Biggest little city is growing up

Hunched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada, Reno has long suffered a reputation as a poor man's Las Vegas with snow. Its casinos are more modest than the flashing palaces on the Strip, and even its motto - "The Biggest Little City in the World" - feels strangely self-deprecating.

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Join the neighborhood at Dupont Circle

When it comes to exploring big cities, sometimes it’s best to tackle them one district or neighborhood at a time. This is definitely true of the District of Columbia and there’s no better place to start than in Dupont Circle. This lively part of D. C. is bursting with restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, museums, and hotels and gains a global flair from the numerous international embassies that call this neighborhood home.

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Space center's Heroes & Legends exhibit is an inspiration to all

The passing of the iconic John Glenn - astronaut, senator and American hero - served as a reminder to us all of who and what's truly admirable in life. Mind-numbing apps, mediocre professional athletes who make headlines for all the wrong reasons, C-list television personalities famous for reasons no one really knows . . . these are the kinds of people who have been influencing our children (and let's face it - many adults as well). But we're in a position to change all that, to instill the values we hold dear.

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Mendocino: Foodie adventures in charming Boonville

There are hidden California treasures nestled in Mendocino's Anderson Valley, where vineyards unfurl along the hillsides and the tiny town of Boonville offers a foodie paradise. Culinary inspiration is contagious in this hamlet, where everyone knows everyone, and we weekenders can dabble in all the deliciousness.

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One last getaway before the New Year

Ready or not, a new year is fast approaching. Soon it will be time to start fulfilling those ambitious New Year’s resolutions. Before you do, hit the road and find one of many southern New Year’s Eve celebrations. Here are a few that are within driving distance of the Myrtle Beach area that are sure to get your new year off to a memorable beginning.

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Happy in Hendersonville

An exciting getaway to Hendersonville, N.C., renders sweet surprises from this Blue Ridge mountain town that has emerged with a vibrant mix of arts, culture and locally-brewed spirits. Its downtown is welcoming and offers a variety of shops, boutiques, and more than 30 dining establishments – impressive for the town’s size.

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Explore WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach

Lori Lampo discusses WonderWorks and the attractions inside the upside building.
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Explore WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach 1:39

Explore WonderWorks at Broadway at the Beach

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Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park in Myrtle Beach SC is a rockin' good time - see for yourself

Take a POV ride around Shark Wake Park with Wakeboard Pro Adam Errington 2:07

Take a POV ride around Shark Wake Park with Wakeboard Pro Adam Errington

Dick's Last Resort brings entertainment to the whole family 1:08

Dick's Last Resort brings entertainment to the whole family