The light that only humans can see
If you’ve ever looked through a polarized lens or film, you may have noticed a rainbow of colors existing in the clear plastic. That’s polarized light, and it can only be seen by humans. But how does it work, and why can only humans see it?
You won’t believe this supply vessel’s expensive makeover
In one of the more luxurious instances of reusing and recycling, an old container vessel has been remodeled and overhauled to become a $62 million dollar superyacht. With more amenities than you could need, this top of the line luxury yacht is a sight to see, showing with the right amount of money, anything can become beautiful.
Exploring the Sri Lankan caves of golden Buddhas
In Sri Lanka, it may be common to find religious statues adorning the country, varying in size from massive structures to smaller entities, each more detailed and beautiful than the one before. These golden structures rest in a complex cave system, and visitors here can explore over 80 documented caves.
Oceans are running out of sand
The beach is a popular vacation spot, especially during the summer. But what if one day you went down to the seashore, and found that there was no shore? No sand to be seen? What would be the impacts of such a disappearance? While it won’t be gone by tomorrow, sand is actually slowly disappearing from the ocean, with devastating effects.
Taxi Driver (1976)
In this movie, Robert De Niro plays a New York City cabbie who’s insomnia drives him to work the night shift. As his condition worsens, he grows increasingly detached from reality and dreams of cleaning up the filthy city and saving the world. But he soon lowers his sights on a presidential candidate, then trying to rescue a 12-year-old girl. For rent on Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft and YouTube.
In this 2009 science fiction film, one astronaut’s three-year shift at a mine on the moon is coming to a close, and he’s desperately waiting to get back home to his wife and daughter. But soon his health takes a turn for the worse, and begins to suffer from some weird hallucinations. Will he be able to figure out what’s happening in time? Available on Netflix.
It’s high school all over again, with cliques and mean girls, but one isn’t having any of it. Tired of the fakeness and general animosity of the popular girls, Heather, portrayed by Winona Ryder, is done with them, and soon finds herself drawn into the friendship of a loner played by Christian Slater. But all doesn’t go as planned, and his intentions may be much more sinister than Winona first believed. Available on Hulu and Netflix.
Gangs of New York (2002)
This film centers around an Irish immigrant, after watching his father’s demise, decides to come back and take out his revenge against the gang leader responsible. To do this he must infiltrate the leader’s inner circle, gain his trust, then betray him at the opportune time. Will he succeed? Available on Amazon Prime and Hulu.
The Departed (2005)
In this classic film, the talents of Leonardo Dicaprio, Mark Wahlberg, and Matt Damon all come together, with Jack Nicholson. Set in Boston, a cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang and take them down. At the same time, however, there’s a mole in the police department, reporting on the undercover cop. What will happen when each organization finds out about the moles? (Hint: It’s not good). Available on Netflix.
You’ve never heard of this groundbreaking scientist
You’ve heard of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, but there’s one groundbreaking scientist you’ve probably never seen. In the seventeenth century, one geologist named Nicolas Steno began his tenure as a scientist by studying cadavers and anatomical connections between species. His groundbreaking work paved the way for huge contributions to the field of geology, and influenced big names such as Charles Darwin and James Hutton.
What I streamed and what I liked – Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Kim's pick this weekend is 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan" exclusively on Amazon Prime. The character of Jack Ryan has been featured in several films on the big screen. In this Amazon original thriller that centers on Ryan as an up-and-coming CIA analyst, Ryan is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication. That launches him into the middle of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.
Where’s the best place to find clean water?
If you ever find yourself in a fight to survive, one of the most important things is being able to find clean drinking water. And while you may have a water bottle with you, if you don’t have immediate access, it can be quite difficult to know where to look.
The best way to gain exposure and land your dream job
Stephen from South Carolina is looking for a new career move. He called in to The Kim Komando Show seeking tips from Kim on how he can reach potential employers and get noticed. If you’re starting a new career, making a career change or simply wanting to get the perfect job, Kim gives tips how to maximize your online presence and have a great digital first impression!
Selling your house? Here are some upgrades you need to get!
We're sharing expert tips from realtors who know what home buyers want. These days, they want smart home tech. The great news for you is, you can often increase your home's value by adding a few smart home devices that will set you back less than $1,000 and often less than $100.
6 popular accounts that need two-factor authentication
Setting up two-factor authentication for securing your account is a pretty good idea. It's obvious that this simple step is worth the little effort required to set it up. But which accounts should you enable it on? Here's how to enable two-factor authentication on six popular accounts offering this must-have feature.
Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which is best?
Most of us now have access to an alternative to the good, old-fashioned wallet. The big three options for mobile payment systems are Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. They all turn your smartphone (or certain smartwatches) into a mobile wallet, letting you pay for purchases without having to fish out a credit card or cash. Choosing which mobile payment system to go with is an interesting question.
Social media and your child’s safety
Jill from Virginia called in to The Kim Komando Show to get advice about what to do. Even though Jill had signed a waiver explicitly denying the school from posting her children's pictures on social media, they are still doing so. It turns out they have been doing so every year. After contacting the school and receiving no resolution, Jill wanted to know what steps she could take. Kim advises Jill on how to protect his children’s privacy online.
How to turn off Google location tracking for real
It's no secret that Google monitors and stores a lot of information about you, such as your location history. They do provide tools and options to turn location tracking off; however, new findings indicate that the company still records your movements even when you tell it not to. Now, that's creepy, right?
Make money selling 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.
Tips to clean up your online reputation
Amanda from Omaha, NE called in to The Kim Komando Show asking Kim for advice. She is launching into a new career and wants her social media to reflect her new path. Cleaning up her social media is something she needs to do, and do it right. Kim gives some good advice on how to put her best foot forward with her future employers so they can see her in the best "virtual" light possible.
Change this one setting to get faster internet speeds
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? You pay a boatload of cash to your internet security provider and then your connection is spotty and slow. It can be really frustrating. There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed especially your DNS, or Domain Name System.
6 smart home upgrades to help sell your house
You gotta know your audience. That's the key to selling anything. And it’s especially true when you're selling your house. Because that could mean potentially thousands of dollars more! So if you plan to sell your home or know someone who is, make sure to follow these tips to maximize on your profit.
How to find indoor cameras when renting a house or apartment
Matthew from Kansas called in to the Kim Komando Show to talk about some strange happenings at his new apartment that have been occurring over the last few months. After sharing some stories with Kim, Matthew is convinced his neighbors are spying on him with a hidden camera in his apartment. Kim gives Matthew some great tips on how to spot and stop hidden cameras in his home.
Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth vs. USB tethering: Which is best for you?
You have your laptop open and ready. You need to answer some emails or complete a work assignment, but there’s no Wifi in sight. This could end up being a frustrating situation, but there’s a simple workaround that can get you online in a jiffy. All you need is a device, either Apple or Android, with a cellular connection. But which is the best way to connect? It all comes down to what you need to accomplish.
Podcast: Hi-tech farms – Is automated technology replacing farmers
When you think about farms and ranches, what comes to mind? You’ll be surprised to know just how hi-tech they have become. Drones, self-driving tractors and sophisticated imaging are about to revolutionize the way our food is grown. Will technology replace farmers?
Podcast: Alex Jones, the First Amendment and Big Tech
The First Amendment states that our government can't regulate our right to free speech but what about Big Tech? Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and other tech companies have been cracking down on conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones. In this Consumer Tech Update podcast Kim explores the topic of free speech and Big Tech.
Podcast: How to outsmart hackers and scammers when you travel
You go on vacation to escape. But one thing you can’t escape is the danger of being hacked, scammed or tracked - and as traveler, you’re a prime target! In this episode of Komando on Demand, you'll learn crucial safety practices to safeguard your internet security, whether travelling for business or pleasure. So before you even log on to book a flight, hotel, or car you need to arm yourself.
Slay vampire electronics to save big money
Americans spend $19 billion a year (that’s around $165 per household) on something completely wasteful. You’ve probably never thought about it, but idle electronics, also known as “vampire electronics,” consume all day and night. They us nearly a quarter of an average home's energy. Do you know how much energy is being sucked away in your home? You'd be surprised.
September 15, 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