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  • Marriott goes modular in push to build hotels like stacking blocks

    We visit a hotel that Marriott is building using a modular technique where rooms are manufactured off-site and then stacked together like building blocks! If you remember playing with building blocks as a kid, you understand how Marriott is building a new hotel in Hawthorne, California. Follow KTLA 5 Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Social Media for useful tech news, apps & gadgets: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichOnTech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richdemuro Instagram: http://instagram.com/richontech/ “Just because we’ve been doing it the same way doesn’t mean that’s the way […]

  • Epic! App gives teachers, students 25,000+ free online books

    An app called Epic! gives teachers and students free access to 25,000+ books in the classroom – parents can subscribe to get the same access at home. Epic! is sort of like Netflix or Spotify, but for books. More than 25,000 of them available for free to students and teachers everywhere. If kids want the same experience at home, parents can pay a subscription fee of about $8 a month. We visited a classroom at Aeolian Elementary School in Whittier, California […]

  • Burger-flipping robot is already cooking at California fast food chain

    A robot named Flippy is now in the kitchen at a fast food restaurant called CaliBurger in Pasadena. We were there for a preview event where Flippy made us some lunch. Your next fast food burger might be cooked by a robot! Flippy is a brand new, burger flipping robot now cooking at a chain called CaliBurger, which serves up California style burgers and fries. “The key to success in the restaurant industry is consistency. So anytime you go to a CaliBurger […]

  • 5 unique gadgets from Mobile World Congress

    Every year the wireless industry heads to Barcelona, Spain to discuss the future of mobile at a show called Mobile World Congress. Here are some unique gadgets they unveiled. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! Mentioned: Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone” Sony Xperia Ear Duo Headphones Samsung Dex Pad Docking Station Asus Zenfone 5 Vivo Apex Fullview

  • Cameras Compared: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2

    Comparing the cameras on the top smartphones on the market including the Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple’s iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2. We’ve moved past megapixels and now most of us just want to know if a smartphone takes good photos in a variety of conditions. We took the same pictures on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, Apple’s iPhone X and the Google Pixel 2 to see how they perform when compared side by side. Want to see even […]

  • Hands on with Samsung Galaxy S9: Improved camera, better fingerprint placement

    Samsung takes the wraps off of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. We went hands-on with the new devices. Read some more of my initial thoughts here. The Unlocked Galaxy S9 is $719.99 or $30/month for 24 months financing, and the larger Unlocked Galaxy S9+ is available for $839.99 or $35/month for 24 months financing. Starting March 2, 2018, consumers who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ can save up to $350 […]

  • How to track your family on a map

    Tracking your family on a map is easier than ever thanks to these free apps and a specialized phone for kids as young as four. One of the most popular questions I get is about tracking family members – parents want to see where their kids are on a map for peace of mind, but really anyone can use these tools to share your location with friends or family you trust. Here’s a look at several ways to do it. […]

  • Tech Smart: The basics of Bitcoin explained

    So many people are talking about Bitcoin! Here’s a little primer so you understand the basics of this new type of currency. Bitcoin. Crypto-currency. Blockchain. These buzzwords are being thrown around like everyone knows what they mean… but do they? “Absolutely not, No,” said Alon Goren, a financial technology entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. He also hosts Crypto Invest Summit, one of the largest cryptocurrency investment events each year. “The average person definitely doesn’t understand and the average person who is […]

  • 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!