Scooter startups are worth billions
What’s the quickest way to make a billion dollars? Well right now, you should make your own scooter startup. You know those pay-to-use scooters that are piling up all over the place? Those companies are now worth billions of dollars. Are dockless scooters and bikes really the future of personal transportation, or are they a passing fad that will soon disappear?
Secrets of our favorite game show ‘The Price is Right’
"The Price is Right" has been on television since 1972. It’s probably one of the most popular game shows on TV, and while it’s previously been hosted by Bob Barker, the new most recent host is Drew Carey. There are popular different games, cool prizes and vacations, and surprisingly, the show is still hot in 2018. But how did this grand show come to be?
A Veterans Day salute of proud soldiers
Veterans Day stands for a lot of things to many people. But for the men and women who served, the day is very personal. Three veterans from World War II, Vietnam and the Global War on Terror tell what Veterans Day means to them. It's a strong message of pride, freedom, honor and sacrifice.
This ‘Home on the Range’ ranch home costs $35 million
Have you ever wanted to fulfill your dreams of living the cowboy lifestyle on a large farm estate? Maybe wake up in the morning to feed the cows, ride the horses and then later explore your 30,000 acres? The Hobble Diamond Ranch offers a multitude of amenities, and is accentuated by the Yellowstone River that runs through the property.
How to do the trampoline wall trick
So you’ve seen some cool people doing awesome tricks, now’s the time to learn how one of them is done! The trampoline wall trick may seem scary and difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. This trick can also have some pretty crazy applications.
People being awesome in the summer
When it gets cold and snow covers the ground, it may make you think back to those long summer days. If you’re looking for a trip back to the sunshine, this video is a great compilation of what makes summers epic. From surfing to jumping off cliffs, these people nail it.
This is the coldest town on earth
Winter is just around the corner, if not here already, and that means hot chocolate and sweaters. But for one town in Central Siberia, it means way below zero degrees and being constantly on guard against frostbite. It can get so cold that your eyelashes freeze together! What is life like in the coldest town?
Hospital waste is used to save lives
In many hospitals across the world, there’s a glaring problem. Many facilities in many countries are in dire need of medical supplies. Back in the United States, federal regulation requires hospitals and clinics to dispose of supplies after discharging patients, regardless of whether the supplies are clean and unused. Elizabeth McLellan saw a solution. She started collecting discarded supplies and giving them to places that still need them.
Weird singing from Antarctic ice shelves
Scientists have discovered something weird happening to the Antarctic ice shelves. Seismic changes are occurring in the Ross Ice Shelf, and as a result, it’s emitting certain noises. While some say it may sound like a flute blowing constantly on the ice, the music is pretty frightening.
Publishing a book from a hacker’s point of view
Karl from Oklahoma City, a former hacker, called in to The Kim Komando Show to ask about how to publish and promote a book. Karl, a former hacker, has decided to write a book about ID theft from a hackers' point of view. Having a former hacker give tips and advice about what people can do to safeguard their personal data is a huge benefit to everyone. Kim asks Karl about his days as a hacker, about his book and then gives him some advice on how to get it published.
How to use your phone as your home internet provider
In this day and age, we all require the internet for a wide variety of tasks throughout our day-to-day lives. We need to connect with our friends and family, be entertained, find out information, or basically anything else. With that being said, a new wave of so called 'Cord Cutting' seems to be on the rise. First it was getting rid of the landline phone, then it was cable, now it's home internet service.
Clever ways to free up space on your smartphone
Have you ever gotten that alert that says your phone is too full and you need to delete items to open up space? It can seem annoying and hard to choose what to delete. Do you delete photos, apps, contacts? There is a right and a wrong way to go about doing this. I can show you what to delete first and what to save or move somewhere else, and it's actually pretty simple.
Set up your financial accounts like you’re going to be hacked
One of the most important things we need to protect in this digital day and age is our financial accounts. That means bank accounts, credit accounts, retirement accounts, and more. And with more and more hackers getting at our personal information, it really is time you look at these accounts like it's an inevitability that they get hacked at some point. The good thing is I have put together a list of 5 things you can do right now to protect yourself when that day comes.
One Man, Three Hacks. What happened to this guy can happen to any of us.
Kim talks to a caller named Barry in Virginia who had his information hacked not once, not twice, but three times and is now looking for a solution to make sure he can keep is personal data and information protected in the likely case it will happen again. Kim give Barry some good tips on how he can secure his network and personal data.
Don’t get ripped off, check your internet speed
Many internet service providers make claims about how fast their internet speed is, and that can be really important when it comes to how we use it. Many times you will be streaming or trying to connect a new device and it will get extremely slow or sometimes not work at all. But that's why I have a solution for you. There are free online programs you can use to check your internet speed and make sure your ISP is being truthful about their speed claims.
Trace a server’s IP to find out who sent you an email
We all know phishing scams have become a large part of today's internet culture. You receive an email and you are not sure whether or not you should open it. Well, what you might now know is there is a way to see where that email was sent from and even what server it came from. This can help you establish if the email is dangerous or not. Now, it might take a little leg work, but that's why I am here to walk you through the steps.
Great Amazon Prime perks you didn’t know about until now
You may have heard of Amazon Prime, the service that allows you to get 2-day shipping with any order you place. What you might not have heard of is the entire suite of benefits you receive when you sign up for Amazon Prime. There are so many I decided to compile a list of the 10 best. While they are all amazing, #6 might just take the cake.
Kim’s picks of gadgets that are worth your money
When it comes to gadgets, there are so many out there that could really help make our lives better or easier. That sounds great, except for one problem. There are so many. But that should not stop you from upgrading your tech. With that in mind, here are some gadgets I not only think you'll want to have, but are also worth the money.
Finding unclaimed money and upgrade your smartphone
Flo from Charlottesville, VA called in to The Kim Komando Show to thank Kim for helping her find some unclaimed money. Flo is a subscriber to Kim's email newsletters and after reading an article about how to get unclaimed money, Flo found out she has some extra funds coming in. With her new windfall, Flo asks Kim for some tips about upgrading her smartphone.
Roku vs Amazon Fire TV vs Apple TV vs Chromecast vs the other TV streamer boxes
More people than ever are getting rid of overpriced plans and are turning to leaner and cheaper online streaming TV services. But, of course, if you want to stream online TV content on an actual TV, you will need a streaming device of some sort. Be it a Roku, an Apple TV, a Chromecast or an Amazon Fire, this will simplify your transition from a cable TV service to a streaming one.
10 free things every Amazon Prime member gets
One of the most well-liked things Amazon introduced to us was Prime. While it is free to use Amazon, people who subscribe to Prime receive many benefits, including access to different Amazon content as well as faster deliveries. That's not all you get, though. If you are not a Prime member, you'll be interested to know what you're missing out on. And if you are, there's a good chance you don't know about everything you get with the subscription.
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.
November 10, 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