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  • Robots take over luggage duties at new hotel

    We’ve seen robots deliver room service,  but now a new generation of automated bots are taking luggage up to guest rooms at a new hotel. No doubt you’ve seen stories of robots delivering room service at hotels – that’s becoming more commonplace across properties. But a brand new Sheraton Hotel is now expanding duties for a fleet of oversized bots – they can now deliver guest luggage to rooms all by themselves. “My initial thought was OK, we have robots… […]

  • Connected pet gear helps you feed, play from afar

    A look at connected pet gear that lets you feed and play with your four-legged friend from anywhere in the world. Connected devices are everywhere and pets are no exception. Take a look at these items that make being a pet owner easier. FitBark 2, $70 This is like a FitBit for your dog! Track activity and sleep and see the results on a smartphone app. Petnet SmartFeeder, $150 This is a WiFi connected smart feeding system that never forgets […]

  • 4 apps to deliver the perfect Valentine’s Day

    Arrange the perfect Valentine’s day date in minutes with these apps that can help you get everything delivered – from flowers to massages. Flowers, food, wine and a massage. Sounds like a pretty good Valentine’s Day! These apps can help you deliver a great experience for your date with minimal effort. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! Flowers from The Bouqs Company Get amazingly fresh flowers delivered from The Bouqs Company! This is flower startup […]

  • 4 apps to deliver the Perfect Valentine’s Day

    Arrange the perfect Valentine’s day date in minutes with these apps that can help you get everything delivered – from flowers to food to wine and even massages. Sounds like a pretty good Valentine’s Day! These apps can help you deliver a great experience for your date with minimal effort. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips!

  • VAVA Dash Cam: Useful features, great design and affordable price tag

    VAVA Dash Cam is the camera that you’ll actually want to have in your car. Plus, check out my code that brings the price to under $100! Many of the dash cams I’ve seen are the same – unattractive little black boxes with a maze of menu options and confusing setups. VAVA Dash Cam is immediately different because it actually has a great design – and a connected mobile app that makes modifying settings and downloading clips super simple. In fact, there […]

  • Stacks and stacks of non-digital pictures?

    Tech Smart reporter Rich Demuro went home to see his mom in New Jersey, where she keeps bins and bins of old pictures. Rich’s mom doesn’t feel comfortable sending out her pictures to be scanned by a business… so he took her a digital scanner to try. Watch his video in the player above and see what he (and his mom) thought of this picture preservation!

  • Check engine light on? This gadget tells you what’s wrong in seconds

    A check engine light is enough to frazzle any driver! There’s a new gadget that helps you figure out what is going on with your car in seconds. When we see that check engine light, we fear the worst. A trip to the mechanic. A giant repair bill. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! Now, a new gadget called FIXD wants to help! The $60 device wants to help consumers better understand what is going […]

  • 14 useful and fun Amazon Echo Alexa voice commands

    Amazon Echo does everything from playing music to answering your questions but it also has some cool tricks enabled like being your personal trainer, or reading a bedtime story to your kids. Amazon says it’s Prime members bought more Echo Dots than any other product in any category in 2017! That’s a lot of people now talking to Alexa! Here are some fun commands you can try. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! […]

  • Super deals for the big game

    Slickdeals shares their best deals for Super Bowl Sunday! Use their website to find discounts on everything from big screen TV’s to pizza. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! If you watch Tech Smart regularly, you know that Slickdeals.net is one of my first stops each morning! Their website lists all of the current best deals on the web for a variety of products. How do you know they’re a good deal? Millions of members […]

  • SimpliSafe shows off new and improved DIY home security system

    SimpliSafe is known for their home security system you install yourself. Here’s a look at what’s new with their third generation system. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! SimpliSafe is a fantastic system for anyone who wants a bit more control over their home security. It’s a bit different from typical security systems you see advertised on TV since you only buy the pieces you need to cover your home and there are no […]

  • iHeartRadio adds smart speaker skills to listen in more ways

    iHeartRadio adds more ways to listen to their 850 local radio stations, artist radio and more! Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! We all had a favorite radio station growing up. For me, it was Z100 in New York City. I’d listen to the “Zoo” every morning and Love Phones before bed. Even though I now live in Los Angeles, there are still plenty of ways to listen to that station and my other favorites thanks […]

  • Robot duck helps kids with cancer

    Great gadgets were on display at CES in Las Vegas, but one in particular caught my eye, a toy duck that looks like your typical stuffed animal. It turns out it was actually a robot to help kids dealing with cancer. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! We talked to Aflac about their robotic stuffed animal called the “My Special Aflac Duck.” The company worked with robotics firm Sproutel to create a companion to […]