The Conjuring (2013)
Paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are in the midst of one of their most challenging, and terrifying cases yet. Based on a true story, this film depicts the Perrons and their five daughters, who recently moved into a secluded farmhouse only to discover a supernatural presence doesn’t want them there. While the disturbances are at first benign, they quickly escalate and threaten the lives of every member, and anyone who tries to interfere.
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Adapted from a novel with the same name, this movie follows the story of an 18th century lord turned vampire Louis, portrayed by Brad Pitt. He tells a biographer his origins, and how he came to be turned by the other vampire Lestat, played by Tom Cruise. It’s an epic story of one vampire just trying to find meaning after everything he loves is destroyed.
Coraline is moving to a new home, and once she gets there, she can’t help but explore. Inside, she discovers a secret door that leads to a world very much like her own, but in many ways it’s better. But her mirror family don’t want her to leave. It’s up to Coraline to use all her resources and bravery to make it back home in this stop-motion classic.
Van Helsing (2004)
Hugh Jackman didn’t steal a loaf of bread this time, but he definitely has some adversaries to face in this monster movie. Get creeped out by vampires and werewolves and they vie for power, all while being hunted by Van Helsing. Along the way he encounters Anna Valerious and the two join together to destroy their common enemy.
Scooby Doo (2002)
Fully of hijinks and jokes, this movie brings the iconic mystery-solving dog to live action with talents such as Michelle Gellar from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Rowan Atkinson. Scooby is at it again, but this time the gang isn’t working out so well. After their last mystery, everyone parted ways, only to be mysteriously called to the same island in search of a clue. Ruh-roh!
Children of the Corn (1984)
Originally a short story by Steven King, "Children of the Corn" follows a physician and his girlfriend driving across the Midwest to his new job. The trip comes to a sudden halt when they find the body of a murdered boy on the road. But not everything is as it seems as the couple head to town to contact the authorities. The children are out, and they are looking for blood.
Facial recognition in China
Although this used to be the stuff of sci-fi movies, facial recognition is becoming a technology of today, especially in places like China. And more and more it is becoming a daily part of life. For the Chinese, this revolutionary technology is being used for marketing, surveillance and social control.
Military nano technologies
Technology is innovating and developing faster than ever before. And who’s at the front of this digital tend? Well, defense has been staying on top of these changes, and the military is the first to see some of these new nanotechnologies. Want a sneak peak into the future of technology? Watch this video!
Best and worst things to feed pets
When you may think of dog food, most likely you’re thinking of dried kibble from bags. And although that is a very popular type of dog food, it isn’t the only one. Not only that, but it isn’t the healthiest thing you could be feeding your dog either. Here’s one veterinarian's opinion on the best and worst things to feed your pets. Watch the video to see how well your dog food does!
You won’t want to eat these popsicles
Although most popsicles may be a sweet delicious treat, you shouldn’t eat these that students in Taiwan have made. As an art exhibit to showcase the reality of pollution, they took water samples from 100 places in Taiwan, and turned them into sewage popsicles. They aren’t edible, but they do make an important point in the environment and water supply.
Aladdin reboot trailer from Disney
Are you ready for another live-action Disney remake? Well, not to worry, because "Aladdin" is coming to the big screen again! Reminisce in all the songs and characters you know and love, but with a whole new world! Want to see a sneak peek of the new Disney film releasing next year? Watch the video, and all your wishes will be granted.
You won’t believe what this artist’s canvas is
Toilet art has been popular ever since Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” in 1917. Since then, artists have been taking the most private aspects of life to the next level, and this artist in Texas is no different. His chosen medium is toilet seats, and you won’t believe the kind of art this man has produced over the years. Check out the video and prepare to be amazed!
What I streamed and really liked: “A Wrinkle in Time”
Andrew's streaming pick for this weekend is Disney's adaptation "A Wrinkle in Time." Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
People who ignore science lead the Flat Earth movement
The Flat Earth movement is comprised of people who believe that the Earth is shaped like a frisbee, humans have never been to the moon, and all footage from space is faked. Why do some people subscribe to this belief, and why is it ignoring science?
How a smart speaker can improve your home
Beth in Tallahassee,FL called in to the show to ask about smart speakers and how her family can use them. Smart speakers and virtual assistants are everywhere, helping people in a variety of ways. Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod and others can connect to not just our smartphones but to many other smart devices around the house. Kim talks to Beth about how a smart speaker can help with daily tasks as well as how, with some minor upgrades, it can turn her home into smart home.
How to check your internet speed
Internet speed can be very important to all of us. It can be quite frustrating when we try to load a web page and it seems like its 1999 and we are using a dial-up modem. What about when we try to watch a video and it just keeps buffering and buffering. Well, there are ways to test your internet speed so you can find out just how bad it really is. I've compiled a list of apps and other tools to help you do just that.
What I streamed and what I liked: “Cadillac Records”
This week's streaming movie pick from Kim Komando is the docu-drama "Cadillac Records", a film that explores the era of music from the early 1940s to the late 1960s. The movie focuses on record-company executive Leonard Chess and the musicians who recorded for Chess Records. The movie has strong performances and fantastic music. Watch it on your favorite streaming service.
Need extra money for Christmas? Here are some part-time gigs that bring in big bucks.
We all know the holidays can be a truly stressful time. From family gatherings to shopping, there is quite a bit of it that we just can avoid. But one thing we can control is money. We know it can seem like there just isn't enough of it around the holidays so I compiled a list of different ways you can make an extra buck this year.
Hacked! What to do with an extortion email
Roger from Utah called in to The Kim Komando Show concerned after receiving an email from a hacker trying to extort money. The hacker threatened to share sensitive information about Roger to his friends unless he sends the hacker $7,000. With all the data breaches out there, it's easy for hackers to get passwords and other info on the Dark Web. Kim gives Roger valuable tips on how to combat this type of scam.
5 router security settings to turn on before it’s too late
We do our best to protect our devices. We have malware- and virus-fighting software on our computer and make sure we don't download anything from anywhere we don't know and trust. But there is one device that you may not be protecting and it can be one of the most vulnerable: your router. Here are 5 ways you can secure your router that you should be doing today.
How to do a free credit freeze
There are a good many reasons why your credit may go down the tubes, and in fact some might be your fault. There is also the possibility that someone will steal your identity or hack into your accounts. Whatever the reason, anything that can help us keep our credit on the right track is a good thing, and when the help comes for free it's even better.
Watch out for dynamic pricing when shopping online
Dan from Ocean Park, WA called in to The Kim Komando Show to ask why a product he almost bought on Amazon had doubled in price when he searched for it again at a later date on Amazon. There are many factors that go into that price shift that you may not be aware of. Kim shares with Dan what causes these price fluctuations and how sellers use this tactic to make a profit.
The most fun and useful things you can do with a smart assistant
The voice-controlled smart home is the hottest trend in consumer tech since the smartphone itself. And in the center of the smart home revolution are smart speakers/virtual assistants like Amazon Echo/Alexa, Google Home/Google Assistant and Apple HomePod/Siri. Do you have a virtual assistant at home? Are you using it to its full capacity? We have some tips and tricks that will help you fully embrace the smart home revolution.
How to track your child’s smartphone use
Joseph from Mt. Laurel, NJ called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to track and safeguard his daughter's new smartphone. These days, it's harder than ever to keep tabs on what our kids are doing. That's because they've got two lives: The one you can see and monitor; and the virtual one, where you may have no idea what they're up to. Kim gives Joseph some awesome advice on how to set up boundaries for his daughter to use her new phone and shares an app that will allow him to supervise, manage and protect his daughter's device use.
Wireless security cameras with the most free cloud storage
Home security is as important as ever, and the great news is there are plenty of cameras that will help protect our homes. They are easy to set up and do a great job of monitoring what goes on in and around your home, with some doing even more than that. But along with just watching the happenings, one of the best things they can do is record the video to be watched later. After all, you probably don't have time to just monitor your home all day, but may at some point have a need to check the tape.
How to get your money back when you book your vacation rental online
Linda from Idaho had been planning a trip to North Carolina and had booked and paid for a rental home online. When Hurricane Florence hit and her flight was cancelled, she naturally figured she could get a refund on her rental. That wasn’t the case. Out of frustration, Linda called The Kim Komando Show for advice from Kim on how she could get her money back.
Secrets to getting the best airplane Wi-Fi possible
You'll finally have speedy in-flight internet. Here's how to make the slow, sluggish and unpredictable airplane Wi-Fi a lot less expensive and a lot faster! Keep reading to find out how these simple tricks can improve your Wi-Fi on your next flight.
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.
October 20, 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