Rico

Rico is our resident gadget guy and net surfer, which is why he obsesses for the latest tech toys. No, seriously! We’re still not sure how he can do a radio show everyday when his time is spent in geekdom. Rico lives in Elk Grove and spends the free time he has with his eleven-year-old son, Jace, who is active in soccer, baseball, karate, music, and dad’s wallet. They enjoy going on road trips, geocaching, and catching as many Oakland A’s games as possible.

Join Rico workdays from noon ’til 3pm.

Rico's Recent Blogs

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2020’s Hottest Gadgets

These days we certainly can’t live without our tech, and it seems the device most people just can’t get enough of is the iPhone.According to “USA Today,” the Apple iPhone was the best-selling tech product of the year, with sales even higher than last year, when it also topped the list.In total, 195 million iPhones…

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2020 Creates New Holiday Traditions

With all the changes this year, it’s no surprise that our holiday will see some too. These changes, though mean more connecting to others. That’s the finding from a Samsung KX/One Poll survey.The new traditions we’ll see pop up are video chat centered. About 42-percent will order foreign cuisine to eat at home. We’ll also…

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Are These the Worst Gifts to Give?

There’s a company giving people a chance to exchange bad Christmas gifts for BACON this year. They also commissioned a survey to find the WORST possible gifts you can give someone. Here are the top eight 1.  An ugly sweater.  I’ll take your ugly sweater! 2.  A necktie.  I’ll take the necktie… if it’s ugly!…

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Virtual Holiday Office Party Ideas

‘Tis the season for holiday office parties, but this year they’ll likely be a bit different. Since indoor dining is limited, and everyone is trying to physically distance, the holiday party may be virtual too. But that’s okay! It can still be fun.There are many things you can do to make the virtual affair festive,…

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Holiday Cocktail & Movie Pairing Ideas

While you’re dragging out the holiday decorations and wrapping paper, you’ll want a festive flick to watch while you work. And as you enjoy your annual viewing of “Miracle on 34th Street” or “Elf,” you’ll need a wintery mixed drink to get you in the holiday spirit. While I prefer to just sip on a…

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Why is Eggnog a Holiday Drink?

Eggnog is one of the most popular drinks during the holidays, but why is it considered a Christmas drink? It actually originated in medieval Britain and was an evolution of a drink made with ale and milk called a posset. The original was served hot and evolved into adding figs and egg.You see, milk and eggs…

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Small Business Saturday is here!

Saturday, November 28, is Small Business Saturday. This is a campaign to remind you to support local businesses. While the nation’s largest retailers see a huge spike in sales for Black Friday, many of our local businesses are left in the shadows. Small businesses have struggled much more than large companies during the pandemic, and…

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Thanksgiving Dishes You Should Just Buy

Since preparing a Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful and time-consuming, you can save yourself a lot of headaches by using certain grocery store-bought, ready-made items to make your life easier. Here are a few to grab for your Turkey Day feast this year.Appetizers – from potato skins, mozzarella sticks, shrimp cocktail and other frozen appetizers there…

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Virtual Thanksgiving Ideas

Ready or not, the holiday season has kicked off and we already know it’s going to be a little different this year. With COVID restrictions, traveling and spending time with loved ones may not be possible this Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying a meal with your loved ones…

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Nom Nom: Top Thanksgiving Sides

A new survey found the majority of people are pretty sure Thanksgiving is going to be TWICE as stressful as usual this year.So how are people coping? They’re already fantasizing about washing that stress away by diving face first into a trough of mashed potatoes. Here are the 10 side dishes people are already dreaming…

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CA Landmark Makes “Most Haunted” List

For some people Halloween is all about the candy and partying, but for me I love the haunted houses and fun displays! While many people aren’t exactly traveling to get their scare on this year, “USA Today” 10Best asked folks to weigh in on their top haunted destinations in America, so if you’re looking to…

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Safe Trick-or-Treat Tips

Halloween is Saturday! Some parents are still wondering if it’s safe for kids to go trick-or-treating this year. We want our kids to get to enjoy the holiday and the candy collecting tradition, but is it really a good idea during a pandemic? The health and safety of our kids comes first and doctors say…

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Ultimate Scary Movie List

Halloween is almost here! It’s never a bad time to revisit some spooky classics, and there are some that are simply to die for. Brian Truitt put together a great list of the 25 horror movies you have to see before you die. Here are my top 10 picks: “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935): In this…

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Map: Most Common Fears. Muahahaha…

This is normally the time of year we talk about SCARY stuff.  A new study looked into Google data to figure out what people in every state fear the most right now. And overall, the most common fear in the country is . . . anthropophobia, which is a fear of other people.  The number…

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Finally, an app that can ID a song with just a hum

You know when you have a song stuck in your head but you can’t figure out what it is, so you call the K-Hits DJ to hum it to us? And we’re like “ummmm, do that again?” Trust me, it drives us crazy that we can’t figure it out, but it happens all the time!Well,…