The completely black chicken
If you see this chicken, you may be wondering if someone took black spray paint and covered it beak to toe. But that’s not why this type of chicken is completely black, and the reason is all natural. Even though you may think this means the chicken is abhorred and thought to be devilish, it is actually considered good luck, and can go on the market for over $1,000.
The best cat footage is from the wild
If you recently watched the new “Planet Earth,” you may be wondering how they got so many shots of wild animals, especially in remote places like snowy mountains or dense jungles. The science of camera traps has evolved over the years, and has recently become more and more common in wildlife research. Regarding cats, it may just be one of the keys to keeping these wild felines alive.
The beautiful colors of chameleons
Chameleons are unique in a few ways: their eyes move independently, and their feet are specifically made for grasping tree branches. One of the more popular attributes they have are their long, sticky tongues and the way they can change their own colors! But there are many different kinds and types of chameleons, all beautiful and some very brightly colored!
Saving an albatross species from extinction
Studies show that animals are facing extinction at greater rates now than ever. Many of these animals will soon be gone, but there are still some that can be saved with human intervention. One group of people determined to save the rare albatross from extinction off the coast of New Zealand has the promise of actually working.
Protecting these beautiful Russian tigers
In Russia, across the wintery landscape, there are shadows looming. If you’re lucky, you may see the trail of a tiger, but even glimpsing a tiger in the wild is slowly becoming a fantastical event. With the decline of tiger populations, the need for a sanctuary is greater than ever, but just partitioning off a piece of land for the big cats isn’t as easy as it sounds.
15 foods that are not what you’ve been told
In the United States, if you want to know what is in a food product, just look at the label. You can trust the label, right? Sometimes, that’s not always the case, and many companies now are taking advantage of specific wording to make you believe what you’re consuming is healthy. But for these foods, you won’t believe how wrong you are.
Why are Triassic animals so weird?
With the Jurassic World sequel in theaters now, it’s interesting to learn that not all of the dinosaurs featured are actually from the Jurassic period in history. And while the name Jurassic is famous, there are other ages of dinosaurs that look oddly like modern animal twists.
Why did these 3 astronauts go on strike in space?
When astronauts go to space, they are up there with zero gravity doing things that the normal human being may not be able to experience in their entire lifetime. But that doesn’t mean that many of the average person’s problems escape astronauts. For a group of three astronauts, that meant going on strike, in space. But why did they do it, and what was the result?
Scientists are fighting malaria with mosquitoes
It may sound silly, but scientists are actually working on remaking mosquitoes so they aren’t those annoying, disease-carrying pests anymore. Instead, the new genetically engineered insects might actually be the key in saving the lives of millions of children, and also ridding the world of a disturbingly large tiny nuisance.
Mini apartments in Hong Kong
If you think living in a New York apartment may be cramped, these micro apartments in Hong Kong beg to differ. While Hong Kong is growing to be the costliest housing market, the apartments are getting smaller and smaller. As one resident describes it, these size changes have saddening effects on the residents. Others, however, are standing up to the task.
Caller finds $611,000 by asking Kim for advice
Debbie called The Kim Komando Show concerned her father got a letter from an investigator claiming they found money that belonged to him and wanted a finder’s fee. The amount? $611,000! Before acting on it, she called Kim for her trusted advice. Kim did investigating on her own and found shocking results: This claim looks legitimate! Kim told Debbie how to get the money without paying anyone a finder's fee. Who knows? Maybe there is a fortune waiting for you too!
Amazon default privacy settings you need to change now
Amazon is the go-to for great deal on shopping. So when did it become a social media website too? Believe it or not, Amazon is recording a lot about you. There are some settings you should know about to make sure that your shopping activity isn't out there for everyone to see. The good news is that you have control over what is posted on there. In this video, Kim gives the steps you need to ensure your privacy when shopping on Amazon.
One mistake to avoid and save money on your cable bill the easy way
Does it feel like that stack of monthly bills keeps getting larger and larger? One bill in particular has been growing by leaps and bounds for quite some time. Of course, we're talking about your cable bill. But you're not alone. Kim Komando gives an easy way to save serious money on your cable bill along with how to do it correctly.
Top smart home system to modernize your house
Mark from Nashville called in to The Kim Komando Show to ask Kim about the best alternative to install a smart home system in his new home. Kim gives him a review of various systems out there outlining what they offer and where they fall short. Think of the everything you can turn into smart technology from our kitchens to our bedrooms. Appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and stoves are turning "smart" along with our TVs, beds and even toilets. Is investing in this technology worth the price? This video will give you the tools to decide.
20 Google products and services you didn’t know existed
Google is so popular that it is used as a verb to describe the act of web searching. But that's not Google's only use. You may recognize other products and services us as Google Maps, Google Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.
One way to boost your home network that you need to know about
Do you have spots in your home that get very little to no reception? Many people do and a common solution is to use Wi-Fi hotspots from their cellphone. But what if you live 4 feet underground or your home is made of concrete? Blair from Indiana does so he called The Kim Komando Show to Kim's advice on how he could get better cell reception within his home. Kim gives him a solution that even you can use in order to maximize Wi-Fi in your home.
Streaming video services compared: What’s the best value?
Sorting through the cacophony of streaming video services is challenging. Ultimately, you want to get the best streaming experience for your money. The three big players right now are Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu and they’re competing for your attention with original movies and television shows as well as vast catalogs of video choices from other studios.
Listen up! 5 things hackers tell you not to do or you’ll be their next victim
Are you doing everything you can to stay as secure as possible online? Likelihood is you’ve done at least one of these things that can put you in harm’s way, especially number 5. That’s when hackers come in and take advantage. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for Kim’s advice on simple things you should avoid doing online to stay clear of hackers.
If you shop online using your smartphone watch out!
Debbie from New York called in to The Kim Komando Show asking about how to be safe when doing financial transactions using her smartphone - especially in public. If you’re like Debbie, this information is very important. These days, you can use your Android smartphone or iPhone to digitally pay for everything from groceries to your dry cleaning. But be careful!
5 essentials when buying a connected car
Cars have come a long way since they first hit the roads. Bluetooth capabilities, rear-view cameras, navigation systems and zoned temperature controls are just a few of the ways our vehicles have improved in the past few years. As car technology constantly improves, connected cars are now offering even more exciting features that you won't believe.
Clever ways to immediately lower your cellphone bill
Most mobile providers have stopped offering free or highly-discounted phones when your contract is up every couple years. Now, they allow you to distribute payments for your new gadget over a period of time, typically 24 or 30 months. Gadget payments are then added to your monthly service bill, which means you can expect a pretty hefty bill each month. That's why you need to know these five useful ways to lower your cellphone bill.
How to avoid being tracked online
In our modern era of personalized ads and online user tracking, I don't blame you if you're concerned about the digital tracks you are leaving behind whenever you are online. Big data is big business nowadays, and your browsing and search habits get collected, cataloged, analyzed and fed through algorithms that are designed to monetize your every move. Thankfully, there are a number of tools out there that can help you boost your online privacy.
The value of vinyl records
Nowadays, CDs aren't even the primary way people consume music. Most of us have moved onto streaming music with services like Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited. But 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 gold...so to speak.
10 insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files
As the services we use on a daily basis become larger targets for hackers, that means it's even more critical that we all take the necessary steps to protect our private data. With cybercrime so rampant these days, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself. To help you out, here are 10 insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files.
Best online banks that give you more for your money
Have you noticed how fees are turning up on pretty much everything in life? Even banks are charging fees on things you wouldn't expect these days. That's why it's a good idea to check out some non-traditional banks if you're looking to save money. Did you know there are online banks that offer lower fees and higher interest rates? It's true.
How to access a deceased loved one’s online accounts
Thomas from Indiana called into the show asking about different ways to obtain his son's online login information. Thomas' son passed away in March and had written a lot of poetry that they wanted to have made into a book for friends and family. The problem is, obtaining login information from companies like Google and Facebook are difficult. There are ways to contact them directly in this situation and each company's website has instructions on what you can do.
15 tech freebies you wish you knew about sooner
When was the last time you bought a computer program? If it's been a while, you won't believe how expensive they can be. Fortunately, there are free services out there that can fulfill a specific tech need. From online storage to office suites to free multimedia editing software, these are high-quality, well-developed and easy-to-use programs that you can use on a daily basis.
July 21, 2018 – Hour 2
Kim Komando shares the latest information about everything digital, with plenty of fun, and the best callers from coast-to-coast!
OneRepublic – ‘Good Life’
Music video by OneRepublic performing Good Life. (C) 2011 Mosley Music/Interscope Records