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.
Today's selection of deals are all designed to help you enjoy your weekend. For starters, Google Play offers a 1980s classic — that's not available in Netflix streaming — for free, while 6pm discounts a pair of running shoes suitable for those long weekend runs. These deals, and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Between dismal grape harvests and California's never-ending drought, 2014 is starting off bad for wine aficionados. But a global shortage shouldn't mean having to pay more for your daily glass of vino. We contacted David Hunter, wine buyer at New York's Chelsea Wine Vault, for tips on picking the perfect bottle of wine without going over budget.
Quad-core laptops offer unparalleled performance at (usually) higher-than-average prices. However, this week's best laptop deals include four quad systems starting at $699. We've also found discounts on Sony's unique slider, the VAIO Duo 13, and a budget Inspiron from Dell.
Keurig, maker of those single-serving coffee machines, has revealed that its next-generation devices will not work with any pods or K-Cups that are not "licensed." In other words: Keurig is adding DRM to its coffee!
Spring is at our doorstep, and even if you're planning to stay glued to the couch for all of March Madness, you'll also likely be doing a bit of spring shopping. To help you save big, we've gathered information on the most savvy purchases this month. From chocolates to gaming consoles, here are the best and worst things to buy in March.
This week's best laptop deals include a healthy mix of powerful Haswell-based machines alongside previous-generation laptops like the Apple Ivy Bridge-based MacBook Pro Retina laptop. We've also found an all-time low on the 11.6" ASUS VivoBook X200CA and a Haswell-based desktop replacement that's just $20 over its Black Friday mention.
Samsung has officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, with less emphasis on internal hardware and more on additional features. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts examine if the S5 lives up to the hype, whether we've maxed out on what's possible with smartphone hardware, and what it even means to be a flagship Android phone.
Name-brand 60" TVs dominate this week's best HDTV deals, with prices dropping as low as $699. Bargain hunters can save $100 by opting for plasma, or save $200 with third-tier brands like a 60" Editors' Choice RCA.