Tragic Southwest Airlines engine failure
On April 17, 2018, a Southwest flight from New York to Dallas had an emergency landing in Philadelphia due to an engine explosion. The pilot was able to safely land and save most passengers. The cause of the explosion is still unknown, but it could have been due to metal fatigue on the engine’s fan blades.
Going Light: The phone that gives you only what you need
With the growing dependence on technology, it gets harder and harder to separate ourselves from our screens. Whether it’s our phone, computer, tablet, or TV, screens are everywhere sucking time out of our days with social media browsing and advertisements. Here’s one phone that only has what you need, and isn’t bogged down by time-wasting apps. It’s what they call “going light”.
The origin of famous logos you didn’t know about
There are famous logos recognizable from all around the world. You probably have something near you right now with a logo on it. Is it a bitten apple? Maybe a swoosh? We all know our favorite brands like the back of our hands, but do you know how they got there?
What is the world’s busiest airport?
If you’re thinking it’s somewhere in China or Europe, you’d be wrong. Located in the United States, this airport may not seem like a hot destination, but it’s a major connecting hub for flights across the globe. Even outperforming China’s capital airport, you’ll never guess how many passengers arrive and leave here annually.
The proper way to eat sushi
If you think you know everything about the correct way to eat food, think again. One of the food categories that is actually notorious for being eaten incorrectly is sushi. If you think it is a matter of eating it with a fork vs. chopsticks, that’s not exactly right. Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa shows you the correct way to eat sushi.
What would life be like without Facebook?
Kim Komando and Andrew Babinski have a little fun in the studio showing what life would be like without Facebook. Could we share and connect with other people in the same ways we do on Facebook? Sharing pictures, sending messages, even sharing what we have for lunch today, Andrew and Kim discuss this topic in a way that will make you think and laugh. Is this what life would be like without Facebook?
SECRET WAY iPhone screens are fixed
If you have ever owned an iPhone, chances are you know the feeling of a broken screen. Maybe it was just a hairline fracture, or maybe there were spider web cracks all over the front side. If you decided to get it fixed, it had to be taken to the Apple store, and up until now, getting a screen fixed was a process clouded in mystery.
This 5-layer brownie cheesecake will make your mouth water
If you are looking for a delicious cheat food, you need not go further. For the chocolate cookie lover with a sweet tooth, this five-layer brownie cheesecake, with Oreos, brownie, and chocolate chip cookies, is a delicious treat that isn’t difficult to make.
Elon Musk’s high-speed hyperloop
What if you could skip the traffic jam and get to work or school without worrying about commute time? What if you could go 700 mph in a pod to get where you need to go? That idea may not just be a fantasy of the future, as Elon Musk recently tweeted about his plans for a hyperloop, with speed tests coming soon.
This boy built a prosthetic arm with Legos
Self-named “Hand Solo,” 18-year-old David Aguilar was born with his right arm not fully developed. But that didn’t stop him from having a lifetime passion for Legos. At the age of 9, he built his first prosthetic arm with Legos, but it didn’t work that well. Nine years later, he tried again.
These noodles are actually shaved ice
This may look like a new trend, but it’s been popular in South Korea for a while. Not only does this shaved ice look like noodles, but how you eat it is half the fun! This sweet meal comes in many flavors, with different toppings, and will leave you wanting more.
Why American schools last so long
If you can remember back to high school, waking up before the sun rises and going to class until right before dinner made the days long and boring. Either students are falling asleep in class, or their attention starts to waver later in the day. But America has one of the highest number of hours children spend in schools, even though they aren’t the highest performing students.
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Was my Facebook profile part of the Cambridge Analytica breach?
Lee from Colorado Springs, CO called in to my show and asked about whether her recently deactivated Facebook account had to be re-activated in order to see if her information was part of the Cambridge Analytica breach. Facebook launched a tool to check and see if your private data has been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Watch my call with Lee to learn more about how you can protect your personal information on Facebook.
My list of 20 incredibly useful websites you wish you knew earlier
With more than a million websites you can visit now with a click of a button, there's bound to be something that you can use to solve your tech issue. Most of the time, smaller websites are like hidden gems just waiting to be discovered, you just have to know where to look. Some of these sites are so useful, you can't believe you haven't heard of them before!
Money Tip: Best streaming apps to cut the cord
Cable bills have been getting out of control for quite some time now. But, millions of Americans have already taken the leap and gotten rid of their cable or satellite service. This is a great way to save up to hundreds of dollars per year. If you decide that you want to cut the cord, you'll probably want to download a streaming app or two and there are plenty to choose from.
Essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo
Bob called into my show with some concerns about his new Amazon Echo, namely in regards to privacy and security. Smart assistant enabled speakers like Amazon's Echo, and Echo Dot can be extremely helpful in our everyday lives. However, there are some privacy concerns that you need to be aware of before bringing them into your home. The good news for Bob, and everyone else who owns a smart assistant device, is there are several ways to make things more secure.
5 must-do spy hacks you didn’t know until now
Privacy and security seem to be on everyone's mind today. Which makes sense, because cybercriminals are constantly on the attack. No matter what the situation, you don't want critical data falling into the wrong hands. Fending off these attacks is something everyone should know how to do. That's why I'm going to tell you about five must-do spy hacks you didn't know until now.
5 reasons a Chromebook should be in our arsenal of gadgets
Do you have a Chromebook? If you don't know, they are similar to a laptop but just a little bit different. Chromebooks run on a web-based operating system by Google known as Chrome OS. It's specifically built to be used with an internet connection and they are fairly inexpensive.
5 reasons your next light bulbs should really be smart bulbs
Smart home devices are fundamentally changing the way we live. With connected appliances, the dream of controlling every single aspect of our homes with a virtual butler is fast becoming reality. At the center of the smart home revolution is the smart bulb. With prices finally coming down to affordable levels, connected bulbs are poised to become common fixtures in homes everywhere.
Russian hackers are after your tax return, how not to get hacked
Ugh! It's that time of year again. Yep, you guessed it....tax season. Due to the massive Equifax data breach that was revealed last year, you probably shouldn't wait until the last minute to file. Hackers are ruthless and have no problem targeting your taxes. That's why you need to know the safest way to file your taxes so you won't be hacked.
Digital Life Hack: Stop robocalls and telemarketers for good!
Unsolicited robocalls have become a serious epidemic lately. A recent study shows that the number of spam calls has been rising across the country at an alarmingly rapid pace. People in the U.S. receive an average of just under 19 spam calls every month. That's why you need to know how to stop annoying robocalls on your smartphone. One way to try and stop these intrusive calls is with robocall blocking apps. Kim shows us some of the best options available.
Kim’s Top 5 databases to opt-out of now
Robocalls and direct mail marketing can get annoying. I want to give you five ways to stop marketing phone calls and direct marketing ads from taking over your life. Be prepared, though, because you'll need to set aside several minutes or even an hour or more to opt out of some of these, but it will be worth it.
Digital Life Hack: Amazon Alexa Skills
Alexa can be found on several devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and more. The device is programmed to respond to almost unlimited commands and variations, and there are tens of thousands of individual “skills” you can add to her repertoire. Even though there are already tons of Alexa skills to choose from, wouldn't it be nice to make some custom skills of your own?
Best sites to find deals on foreclosed homes
Here's a tip for that might help you see an almost-immediate bump in your home's equity. Of course, we cannot promise a big financial return - there are too many factors in play. But we can point you to an investment opportunity that has proven to be a massive windfall for many wealthy people. I'm talking about foreclosures and in this video I am giving you some of the best websites to find awesome deals on foreclosed homes.
One of the Great Calls on The Kim Komando Show
The ongoing battle between big tech companies and the government continues in the wake of the school shooting in Florida. A caller to my show asked about how it was possible for a person to comment on YouTube, which requires an account, and law enforcement not be able to identify the person with that account info. Check out this video as I discuss this disconnect between tech companies and the government with a caller from Denver, CO.
April 14, 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