What I Streamed and Liked: APOLLO 11
Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, "Apollo 11" takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
Lenovo’s foldable PC prototype hands-on
You’ve seen folding phones, but have you heard of folding computers? No, not laptops -- these babies are all screen! Featuring a high tech folding display just like the Galaxy Fold, these devices are set to take the world by storm in the 2020s. Will you be ready for the next generation of computers?
Amazon is testing robots that box up your orders
Amazon is no stranger to robots. It uses a variety of machines in its state-of-the-art warehouses, but people are still responsible for packing and shipping goods to your home. That might be about to change, however, with a new robot from Amazon that boxes orders all by themselves. Is the robot revolution about to begin?
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek on his cancer diagnosis
Millions of Americans tune into Jeopardy every night. It’s a sacred tradition for many families at this point. So when the news of host Alex Trebek’s diagnosis broke, the world was unspeakably saddened. But Alex has been soldiering on, bringing good humor, grace, and sincerity as he looks back on years of wonderful memories with fans and friends. A true class act in every way.
Why are 96,000,000 black balls on this reservoir?
Why is the City of Los Angeles dumping almost 100 million plastic balls into its water reservoir? Is it the world’s biggest Chuck E. Cheese ball pit? Actually, these strange items are called “shade balls,” and they play a vital role in protecting the local ecosystem from toxins and pollution. You won’t believe what these balls can do.
Match chain reaction volcano eruption
If you ever made a volcano in science class for school, you’ll know how fun simple experiments can be to watch. Well, what if we put a slightly more dangerous twist on this chemistry staple -- with 52,000 safety matches and real fire! Warning: do NOT try this at home!
Why The Cheesecake Factory is struggling to stay in business
Ever been to The Cheesecake Factory? Between the delicious desserts and the strange decor, the upscale restaurant is popular throughout the country. In spite of this, The Cheesecake Factory is struggling to keep its doors open. As dining tastes change across America, will this early aughts icon continue to remain relevant?
The most beautiful fruits and vegetables you’ve never seen
What’s your favorite fruit? Strawberry? Apple? How about ice plant or mashua? If you’re unfamiliar with those last two, you’re not alone. But Aaron Choi of Girl & Dug Farms loves rare fruits and veggies, and makes his living growing them for high end restaurants. He specializes in the kookiest and weirdest plants you’ve ever seen. Try and see how many of these unusual plants you can recognize.
How do self-driving cars “see”? – Sajan Saini
Whether we like it or not, self driving cars are the future of transportation. In a time not too far from now, our cars will become personal chauffeurs -- taking us where we need to go while we can kick back, text, and enjoy the ride. Here's the catch: if a car can drive itself, how does it see? The technology is incredible, but there's still a long way to go. You won't believe what goes into these self driving cars!
This cathedral is made of bread
He is risen! Well, in this case, we're talking about bread. In the town of San Biagio, Italy, a festive Easter tradition is a major opportunity for local bakers and craftspeople. Each year, the town erects a full size cathedral made of nothing but baked goods. The impressive bread church takes 3 months to construct, but the results are a marvel to behold.
The untold truth of Golden Corral
Talk about indulgence! If you're in the mood to stuff yourself, there's no better place than Golden Corral. Despite the friendly exterior and delicious menu items, the popular chain can hide a darker side that you wouldn't expect. Do you dare uncover the strange secrets of Golden Corral? PS: Watch out for the chocolate waterfall!
The Kim Komando Show, aired on Bloomberg TV – Saturday, May 11, 2019
If you’re taking your phone, laptop or tablet on a trip, there’s an alarming statistic that’s quadrupled over the past four years involving government agents seizing smart devices. Plus, new tech is making its way into concerts and you won’t believe the new sights and sounds. And, a new app promises to make household chores with your spouse fun.
Robert Irwin’s best moments from season 1 | Crikey! It’s The Irwins
The world lost one of its most beloved conservationists when Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, passed away in 2006. His family, however, has made it their life's mission to carry on his legacy of protecting wildlife and educating people. Steve's son, Robert, has grown up to be the spitting image of his father, and has landed his own show alongside his sister and mother in Crikey! It's the Irwins. See the next generation of crocodile hunters tango with some impressive wildlife. You'll be saying g'day before you know it!
Lifelong iPhone user switches to the Galaxy S10
iPhone owners are understandably attached to their phones. They're some of the highest rated mobile products on the market. Only one manufacturer even comes close to the level of devotion that Apple inspires, and some of its products are giving the iPhone a run for its money. Samsung, Apple's biggest rival, is aiming to siphon away customers with its beautiful screens and unique product gimmicks -- but will its strategy work? See what happens when a lifelong iPhone user makes the switch and sees what the buzz is all about.
The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at risk
DNA tests are the wave of the future for connecting with your ancestry. People across the world are indulging their curiosity and learning about their genetic makeup -- but what price are we paying for total knowledge about ourselves? In this video, Verge Science covers the political and legal ramifications of DNA testing, and the databases that have sprung up to store this info.
Why vanilla is so expensive
With so many flavors to choose from, why do people choose vanilla? It has a reputation as a "boring" taste, but it's actually the worlds most popular flavor -- beating out chocolate, mint, and fruit flavors by significant margins. That's not the only reason why this prized extract is so expensive. Learn the secret origin of vanilla, and why this flavor is worth its weight in silver. Literally.
Don’t be tracked, use these Google alternatives
Google has long been known to track you online and that can make you feel uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be that way. It might seem hard at first but once you get going, you may realize you didn’t need all those Google apps or services. We will talk about search engine alternatives that don’t track their users. If you want to message like Gmail, but don’t want to use Gmail, we will discuss the best alternatives. It might be time to say goodbye Google.
DIY – How to unsend email using Gmail
Have you ever sent an email that you wish you could take back? Well, believe it or not, there is a way you can stop that email from being seen by whomever you sent it to. That way, next time you accidentally send that work email to your boss regarding something embarrassing, there’s a way to reverse that mistake.
How to detect if someone is snooping on your computer
If you are worried that someone might be snooping on you, you’re not alone. Don’t live in fear. There are ways to check and make sure there’s no creeping going on with your computer. Kim will teach you how! For example, you can check recent items to see traces of documents that have been opened. Kim will share with you secret ways you can follow to detect a snooper.
5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner
Emails, emails, emails. They just keep coming. It seems like everyday there is a long list of emails waiting for you to reply. And then you have to sift through them to figure out which are spam and which are real. Well, thankfully Kim is here to teach us 5 essential email hacks that can make our emailing that much easier. Kim will teach us how to stop the creepy tracking from robo-emails and how to stop images from automatically loading in the background. We will also go over how to protect your recipients privacy, because there is a right way and a wrong way to send a mass email.
Success story: How to make money online
Kim Komando receives a call from Jade Oliver @heavenlyhomesandgardens who left her corporate law job to start an upcycling business. What started out as a way to make some extra money to pay for her law school, has now turned into a full time, hugely successful career. Join Kim and Jade in their discussion about the journey Jade took to becoming an eBay entrepreneur.
5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs
Cutting the cable doesn't always cut the bill. Now, besides paying for cable, we pay for multiple streaming services with different exclusive content. But why do that when there are free streaming services out there? Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for a Money Tip that will give you 5 streaming services you can use immediately for FREE!
Kim advises caller on the difference between Google Suite and Microsoft Office
Kim speaks with a caller who works at a Christian School in Illinois and is looking to put the right type of office software on the children's laptops. She was told about the free version of Microsoft for teachers and students, but has been experiencing nothing but a hard time getting it properly installed. That's where Kim comes in! Kim shares information on G Suite for education.
Facebook settings you need to change right now
It’s no secret, Facebook isn’t the safest place to hang out when it comes to your personal data. Did you know that you can stop targeted ads from following you around online by tweaking the information that Facebook uses? And what about ads that your friends have liked? How do they affect you? Kim shares all this and more details to help you stay safe on Facebook.
CEO of Zollipops, Alina Morse, calls The Kim Komando Show for advice
Kim speaks with Alina Morse, the teen CEO of Zollipops, about her success story at such a young age and her innovative edible invention: candy that is actually good for your teeth! Believe it or not, that is really a thing. This lollipop actually cleans your teeth, tastes good and is available at major grocery stores.
Save money with these discount cables and chargers for iPhone and Android
We use smartphones for virtually everything in our lives. That little device in your pocket has become so essential that keeping it charged is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, Kim covers both with information such as making sure the chargers for the Android are compliant with USB-C specifications, whether the chargers for Apple are premium Lightning cables, and much much more. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show as Kim shares secrets to save money.
How to keep important emails from being marked as spam
Have you ever found important emails in the spam/junk folder? If so, I'm sure you know how frustrating that can be. In this video, Kim will tell you clever ways to keep that from happening in the future. You’ll learn tricks to make your emails go to specific folders based on the sender, and so much more. Don’t miss this Digital Life Hack from Kim Komando.
What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?
If you have ever been around millennials, you know that they never carry cash. They use these things called person-to-person payment apps. These programs allow you to transfer money between people with just a swipe of your finger. They require you to link your bank account so they can automatically send and receive money. That creates a situation that begs the question: Are they safe to use?
Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her secrets with Kim
Kim speaks with the Dating App Ghostwriter, Meredith Golden. They discuss what exactly Meredith does for her clients and how her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, began. Meredith does all the work on the back end; all the clients have to do is show up to the date. She not only swipes right and left for you, but also chooses the right apps for you to use, helps focus your searches, perfects your profile and online presence, and coaches you on the dating lifestyle. Consider her the dating fairy godmother.
9 iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time
If you're an iPhone user, you probably know some features that you use time and time again. Here, I'm sharing 9 tricks that you may not know about. Did you know that you can use AirPods as a hearing aid? Or that you can have a group video chat so you can talk to all your friends at once? Watch this video for those and other tips you may not be aware of.
Could your smartphone save your life?
Nate Felix was in a car accident. He says that his iPhone saved his life. You need to know how. When Nate's Jeep flipped over last month, he couldn’t move. He got help by saying "Hey Siri" loud enough for his phone to make the call for him. Paralyzed from his neck down, Nate would have likely died of hypothermia over night without medical attention. Listen to his story in this great call from the Kim Komando Show.
How to shop for a house, in 3 steps with 6 online tools
Buying a house is never easy. There is so much that goes into the process it can feel almost impossible to do alone. That's where technology can be your best friend and help you get through it relatively simply. Here are 6 tools that will get you in that new beautiful home, and it will be easy as 1, 2, 3.
12 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or Google for a smart home
These 12 items are the perfect way to get started on a smart home or build on your existing one. They work with Amazon Echo and Google Home, and the best part is, you can get all of them on Amazon. We've got info on lightbulbs, lawn sprinklers, keyless locks and even a clock that does more than just tell time.
How much is my house worth?
If you are thinking about selling your house anytime soon, then you are probably wondering exactly what it is worth as you don't want to get pushed around by real estate agents or potential buyers. These nifty sites can help you get started on your research. We recommend checking more than one, so you get a truer picture of the potential worth of your property.
May 11, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, an amazing breakthrough in music that’s been 10 years in the making. Learn how hand gestures are replacing traditional instruments. Plus, there’s a new drone hitting the skies, ready to attack any other drones that threaten lives. And, imagine a traffic stop where you hand over your license to a tablet with a police helmet.
May 11, 2019 – Hour 3
Google made some big announcements this week, from more AR to issues involving your privacy. We’ve got the details. Plus, a lot of advocates are voicing their concerns about Amazon Echo Dots for kids, and the sensitive data they collect. And move over, self-lacing shoes, Nike is ready to start scanning your feet to find that perfect fit.
May 4, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, hear about a Chinese database that tracks about a million people, no matter where they are - even how much gas and electricity they use. Plus, after an outcry over privacy, major airlines are covering newly-installed seat-back cameras. And, there’s a new phone scam making the rounds - one that’s bound to wake you up.
May 4, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, learn how technology is ushering in the concerts of the future, from augmented reality to immersive 3D sound. Plus, there’s a new sport to play and it was created entirely by artificial intelligence. And, make sure you’re aware of new I.D. requirements for domestic air travel. They go into effect sooner than you think.
May 4, 2019 – Hour 3
Facing scrutiny from the public and quite a few governments, Facebook unveiled a site and app redesign, along with other big changes. Plus, you’ll never believe some of the most vulnerable passwords people are still using. And for the very first time, an aerial drone was used to deliver a life-saving organ for a transplant surgery.
April 13, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, what we’ve long suspected is true: Alexa along with thousands of Amazon employees are listening to your conversations. Plus, robocallers are getting scarier than ever by using new technology. And, find out about an app that can help you take back some of your privacy from Facebook, Twitter and Google.
April 13, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, a new milestone in jet engines that could one day mean flying across the Atlantic from New York to London in less than an hour. Plus, delivery by drones is becoming a reality in some places. And, the folding phones are finally here. Find out how to pre-order Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold.
April 13, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, Amazon wants you to turn your dumb speakers into smart ones using Alexa, but it’ll cost you. Plus, video doorbells add a layer of convenience and security to your home, but now they’re becoming a thief’s favorite target. And, if you want a better night’s sleep, you might consider taking this robot to bed with you.
April 6, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, millions of Facebook records have been discovered on exposed servers, including passwords and comments. Plus, with yet another big data breach involving your payment cards, you might rethink how you pay for things. And, learn how you can spot a fake Uber driver, so you don’t become a victim.
Change this one setting to get faster internet speeds
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed. No one likes waiting for web pages to load or videos to play. But if you haven't changed this setting on your computer, you're probably not getting the speeds you deserve.
Sell your old cellphone for big bucks
When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.
These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidden data
Images contain a treasure trove of hidden, useful data, including date and time of image capture, time zone, type of smartphone used, and the geographical location. To expose any photo’s hidden data, forensic tools may be used. Forensic tools can detect simple metadata or perform more advanced functions, such as to determine if a photo was altered.
Stop robocalls with Google Voice
Even with the National Do Not Call Registry in place, automated phone calls can still come flooding in. Many businesses sell your information to third parties. In fact, agreeing to this kind of information trade can be part of the deal for many free or low-cost services. The bottom line: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.
How to know if someone blocked your number
When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.
Join the Komando Ambassador Program
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How to get a ton of free samples from Amazon
Free samples are fun. You get to test out products you might not otherwise try. Maybe you find a new favorite shampoo. Maybe you discover that floral-smelling perfume is just not right for you. You don’t have to head to a store to try out some free samples. Amazon wants to hook you up in the comfort of your own home.
Check your home! These vinyl records are worth big money
With the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile of gold...so to speak. That's why you should check out your stash and see if you have any gems that are worth some big money.
Block your cellphone number from caller ID with this one trick
People know it's you calling when your caller ID pops up on their phone, but it doesn’t have to be like that. There are two ways to keep your identity secret while making a call: one is permanent; the other is temporary on a call-by-call basis. The temporary way of keeping your mobile number invisible from caller ID is as easy as 1,2,3.
Download your photos from Facebook – here’s how
There are several reasons why you might want to download your Facebook photos. You may simply want a backup, or perhaps you want to create a photo book or share them through another platform. You may also want to preserve them if you are planning on leaving Facebook and deleting your account. Ready to backup your Facebook adventures? Here’s how to save your photos for posterity.
Amazon Prime: Everything you get with a membership
Like most people, you probably signed up for Amazon Prime for a specific reason. Maybe it was the free shipping, the streaming videos or the free music. We've put together a master list of every major thing you can do with your Amazon Prime account. Take a breath and buckle in, because this list is pretty extensive.
How to remove viruses from your iPhone or iPad
Let's face it, hackers and criminals are out to get you. These days, they even have ways of infecting your iPhone and iPad. Have your devices been hit by an attack? Here are some surefire signs that you're a victim. Plus, I'll give you tips to get rid of viruses and bugs from your iPhone and iPad.
5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now
If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more than just free two-day shipping with a Prime account. With these different areas collecting data about you, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.
Most popular iOS apps of all time
One thing that makes smartphones great is the abundance of apps that are available. It's been a decade since the first iPhone. That means Apple's App Store wasn't far behind. Over the past 10 years, there have been tons of iOS apps that people around the globe have fallen in love with. App Annie put together a list of the most popular iOS apps over the last decade.
The 7 best beaches of the world
There are hundreds of beaches where you can spend your vacation. But how do you know which ones will provide you with the breathtaking views that you are craving? No worries, we're here to help. That's why we're going to share with you seven of the best beaches in the world. Let's start with number seven and count down to the top spot.
3 vacation scams to avoid
Ever booked a trip somewhere exotic, only to arrive and find out they lost your reservation? Or come home to realize that some of the credit card transactions aren't from you? Tourists are easy targets for hackers and criminals. That's why you need to know how to spot them.