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.

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Rico's Recent Blogs


Do you use these emojis?

We haven’t gotten a new wave of emojis since last October.  You might not even remember which ones were new at this point, but the machines do.Emojipedia just analyzed which of the newest emojis have gotten the most use since they rolled out.  And here are the top five:1.  White heart.2.  Yawning face.3.  Brown heart.4.  Otter.5. …


Mars in 4K Quality

The first truly high-definition footage of Mars is here. See it below:


Happy National Tequila Day!

It’s National Tequila Day, and some states will be celebrating a little harder than others.  Someone looked at buying habits in all 50 states, and ranked them according to how much tequila they drink each year.  Here are the Top 3: 1.  Nevada.  The average person drinks 2.3 bottles of tequila a year.  That might…


Have an iPhone? You May Be Eligible for this $25 Legal Claim

You know how your iPhone slows down after a few years? Back in 2017, Apple admitted that was on purpose, but they swore it was to try to improve battery life, not just to push you to upgrade.Well, they got sued. And they wound up settling the class-action lawsuit for $500 million. That works out…


Our Biggest Zoom Embarrassments

Have you embarrassed yourself on a Zoom call yet?  A new survey looked at the most common embarrassing moments we’ve had on there since the pandemic first hit.  Here are the Top 10: 1.  Talking for a while, and then realizing you were muted the whole time.  Almost a third of us have done that….


Stay Healthy: Most & Least Risky Activities

How risky was the stuff you did over Fourth of July weekend? A group of infectious disease experts ranked a bunch of activities by how risky they are.They looked at four key factors:  Is it in an enclosed space?  How long do you interact with other people?  Are there crowds?  And is there “forceful exhalation,”…


Your Old Gadgets Are Worth Money

A lot of Americans these days aren’t happy with old technology, and are ready to run out and buy whatever new or shiny model is released, even if their smartphone or tablet still works perfectly well. And it turns out, a lot of those people don’t realize they could probably make a lot of money…


Video: Amazon Driver Fulfills Kid’s Funny Request

A boy decided to have fun with his mom’s Amazon delivery. Lynn Staffieri placed her order, and somehow her youngest son answered the question on the form that asked “Do we need additional instructions to find this address?”The boy wrote, “No, but knock on the door 3 times and scream abracadabra as loud as you…


Last Minute Digital Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, and while it was definitely more difficult to get dad a gift this year, there’s still no excuse for forgetting to honor him, especially since there are plenty of great last-minute gifts you can send dad digitally.Of course, you can always buy an online gift card or gift certificate, but those…


10 Screen-Free, Socially-Distanced Family Activities

You’re going to be spending a lot more time with your family this summer than you have in the past.  And that means parents need things to do that are socially distanced and don’t involve even more screen time. Yes, activities like that do exist.  Here are the top 10 most popular ones that families…


Make Your Home Internet Faster

A few weeks ago, I gave you some tips for making your WiFi faster. Here are a few more things that may help too:1. Move your router.  Walls, doors, and too much clutter can affect WiFi speeds, so the closer you are to your router the better. If it’s tucked behind a desk or a…


Curbside State Fair Food is Back

The California State Fair might be cancelled this year, but they are offering fair food to go! They did it the first time on May 22, and that sold out. They brought it back for May 29, and that sold out. Great news! It’s returning June 5, which means your order will need to be…


7 Steps to the Perfect Ice Cream Experience

The first day of summer is June 20th, so it’s time we talk ice cream. An expert in sensory science came up with a seven-step process that’s supposed to give you the ideal ice cream eating experience.  The one downside is it takes longer.  But if you’re really serious about your ice cream, here are…