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  • Tech tools for parents

    The technology that can make you an all-star parent! Monitor your kids’ social media, find a trusted sitter and more. Parenting can be a challenge, but these tech tools can help! We talked to mommy blogger Jennifer Brandt, who runs the website Perfectly Disheveled. “I think the hardest part of being a mom is letting the guilt go. We’re not perfect, it’s never easy, it never looks great but it’s very rewarding at the end of the day when your kids […]

  • Yahoo mail adds coupon clipping and travel alerts

    Millions of people around the world rely on Yahoo Mail – now the company is helping them organize their email in two new ways when it comes to coupons and travel. Can you believe Yahoo Mail has been around for 20 years now? I was one of the first to sign up when the service offered way more storage and features than the then-frontrunner Hotmail. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! Times have […]

  • This backpack doubles as a bulletproof vest

    A company touts the world’s safest backpack since it can also stop bullets. It looks like a typical backpack, but it does much more than hold your laptop. The Leatherback Gear backpack doubles as a bulletproof vest. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! It was invented by a law enforcement professional who saw the need, after so many “active shooter” scenarios. The backpack contains two removable, reinforced kevlar shields that can stop bullets up to a […]

  • Tech tools for entrepreneurs

    Whether you’re an entrepreneur or running a small business — you always need to think ahead. Rich DeMuro joins FOX6 WakeUp with some online tools that can help you with everything from online travel to networking. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips!

  • Tech Smart: How to get the best Cyber Monday deal

    Cyber Monday is one of the craziest shopping days of the year. Just about every website is having some kind of sale. Here are some ways to get the best deals. Download retailer apps Sign up for emails Check out deal websites Get social Price check Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips!

  • Want total control of your holiday lights? Try a Smart Plug!

    Forget that rotary dial! If you really want to have total control of your holiday lights this season through your voice, an app and electronic timers, try a smart plug! I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with smart plugs. I got my first one last year, just a simple little device that would turn the Christmas tree on and off using a little remote control. Then, during Halloween this year, I upgraded to a budget WiFi smart plug I got off of […]

  • Best Black Friday deals 2017

    Black Friday shopping has expanded to start the day before Thanksgiving and into the Tuesday after Cyber Monday. Here are some online resources to help you nab the best deals possible for 2017! Black Friday is one of the top shopping times of the year. Just about every retailer is vying for your attention with doorbuster deals that make you want to pull out your wallet immediately. Here are some websites and tips to help you find the best deals […]

  • Hot holiday tech toys

    Tech toys are always a hot item during the holiday shopping season – here are four your kids will be sure to love. Technology has always been a big part of the toy industry. Remember Teddy Ruxpin and Laser Tag? Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! We recently chatted with Marissa DiBartolo, Senior Editor of The Toy Insider, to see some amazing tech toys your kids will love. Luvabella/Luvabeau Interactive Toy Doll, $100 Kids will […]

  • Faster mobile internet thanks to speedy Gigabit LTE

    The evolution of our cellular signal continues – we’ve seen it go from 2G to 4G LTE. Now, connections are getting even faster thanks to something called Gigabit LTE. If you’ve had a cell phone for a while, you know that the internet just keeps getting better on it. I remember the days when streaming radio from my phone was asking a lot! Today, we stream TV, surf the web, download music and broadcast live from our phones. Follow KTLA […]

  • 5 car lease hacks you need to know

    A website called Leasehackr breaks down lease deals so you get the best car deals – now they’re sharing their top 5 car leasing tips you need to know. Leasing is a popular way to drive off in the exact car you want. A website called Leasehackr breaks down popular deals and helps users get the absolute best drive off price on that brand new car. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips! The site was […]

  • Sell your stuff for extra holiday cash with Mercari

    Mercari is a new website that wants to make the process easy for selling or buying stuff online. It’s as easy as posting to Facebook or scrolling through Instagram. Follow KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro on Facebook or Twitter for cool apps, tech tricks & tips!

  • Why pay more? $20 home security camera does the trick

    A startup is making a home security camera with all the features you need at a price that can’t be beat: it’s just $20. Home security cameras are super popular these days. The little devices connect to your WiFi network and keep an eye on your home, kids or pets, 24/7. The most popular internet-connected models cost upwards of $100 or $200, but a startup called Wyze Cam is making their brand new unit available for just $20. Follow KTLA […]