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Louis Ramirez

Louis Ramirez

Louis Ramirez is the Senior Features Writer for DealNews. With a specialized focus on technology, Ramirez covers the latest gadget announcements, helping consumers weigh the pros and cons of new devices prior to purchase. Always up for a new adventure, Ramirez also curates DealNews' travel deals, scouring through dozens of sales in search of the best vacation packages.

Prior to joining DealNews in 2007, Ramirez worked for several media outlets including CNET, Gizmodo, Time Out New York, and Laptop. A native New Yorker, Ramirez graduated from Fordham University in 2000. In addition to technology, Ramirez also enjoys staying fit and is training for his second New York City Marathon.

Louis Ramirez's Most Recent Features

A Hit Film at Sundance This Year Was Filmed Entirely With iPhones and an $8 App

From Bentley commercials to Oscar-winning documentaries, the Apple iPhone has a solid history with professional cinematographers. The latest project to join the pack of iPhone-produced works is Tangerine, an indie Sundance Film Fest hit that was recorded in its entirety with three iPhones and a cheap editing app.

Netflix Bids Farewell to Bond, Brando, and Mad Max in February's Purge

Got a few snow days on your hands? Good, because on February 1, Netflix is pulling the plug on a number of Hollywood classics that include Goldfinger and Apocalypse Now. So settle in, fire up your favorite streamer, and make sure you catch these outgoing blockbusters.

The 10 Most Talked About 2015 Super Bowl Ads You Can Watch Right Now

Everyone know's the best part of the Super Bowl isn't the football: it's the commercials! From GoDaddy's controversial ad to Budweiser's tear jerker, skip the wait and jump straight into 10 of the most anticipated Super Bowl XLIX ads.

Best Laptop Deals: $100 Off Alienware's New 2015 Gaming Laptop

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show may be a distant memory by now, but for us deal hunters, the action is just starting. This week's best laptop deals includes a $100 discount on the Alienware 15, a powerful new gaming behemoth announced at the show. For roughly $100 less, we've also got the Lenovo Y50 4K gaming laptop, which packs an impressive UHD screen, and more!

VIDEO: How Do You Prepare for an Emergency?

The Northeast seems to have survived its blizzard (or non-blizzard, depending on where you are) this week, but we're still wondering how prepared you all are for a weather-related emergency. In this video, our experts talk about how they prepare for emergencies.

Best HDTV Deals: A Vizio That Seems Expensive (But Isn't!), Big Screens From Just $400

Game day is fast approaching, and if you need a new centerpiece for your living room, this week's roundup of the best HDTV deals won't disappoint. We've found deals on big-screen 49"+ TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio that start at just $400. For those with a more flexible budget, there's also a 55" 4K Sony TV bundled with a 4K Media Player at $150 off.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's certainly not lacking in savings. You might not score as big of a discount as you would prefer on a Valentine's Day gift, but this month you'll find deals on several necessities like winter coats and tax software.

Apple Replaces "Single of the Week" with "Free on iTunes"

After cancelling their free single of the week, the Cupertino-based giant just launched a new section in its digital storefront titled, Free on iTunes, offering a mix of complimentary MP3s and full-length TV shows.

What to Expect From 2015 Presidents' Day Sales

Contrary to popular belief, February is a busy month for deal hunters. And while it can be easy to get swept up with Valentine's Day sales — after all, who doesn't like chocolate and flowers — we've found that Presidents' Day is the real hero of the month with deeper discounts and a better variety of deals.

Microsoft Will Offer Free Upgrades to Windows 10

Windows 10 is brimming with cool new features like HoloLens and Cortana, but it's the operating system's price that has us hot and bothered. The Redmond-based giant announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade for users running Windows 7 or later, a first for Microsoft.