Dominoes, dominoes everywhere!
Do you know what 250,000 dominoes looks like? If you don't, then this video is a must-watch. Three huge domino events were featured at Zeal Credit Union’s Incredible Science Machine: Game On! From the largest domino field, to the largest domino structure, these amazing creations were built over seven days, and are quite amazing. This one featured popular games and incorporated Rube Goldberg machines, too!
Carrying $1 million in cash is easier than you thought
Have you ever seen a movie and wondered how someone could carry so much money in just one briefcase? It always seems like millions of dollars should take up so much room, but it’s actually much easier to carry $1 million in cash than you think. So the next time you need to carry $1 million, here's how easy it is.
What I Streamed – Mary Poppins Returns
It was Kim’s pick this week on “What I Streamed.” Kim watched "Mary Poppins Returns," and even though she didn’t think she was going to like this one, she was pleasantly surprised with her decision! If you’re feeling nostalgic, watch this movie and let us know if you liked it like Kim did. Here’s a trailer to get a glimpse.
New ‘Toy Story 4’ trailer!
It’s the Disney Pixar classic we all know and love, Toy Story. "Toy Story 4" promised new and old characters, and a vibrant new story, but not much was shown in the teaser that was released a few weeks ago. However, now that the latest trailer is out, it only gives us more to look forward to when it's released in June!
Amazon Alexa is taking over your house
Smart homes are the technology of the future. If you’re looking to get a smart home, there are a few devices you can use to control it. But, which one is the best? Alexa, Google Home or something else? The answer depends on which device has the most control over smart products, and Alexa seems to be on the cutting edge of taking over your house!
Watch teenagers react to Windows 95
Many teenagers today are used to the latest and greatest in computer platforms. Each year, companies update their software and make their systems better, but that wasn’t always the case. You probably remember Windows Vista, or even Windows XP. But what happens when a teenager comes face to face with what computers looked like in the 1990s?
Do you know why sea cucumbers are so expensive?
While the name may make you think of an exotic marine plant, sea cucumbers are actually animals that can be found on ocean floors. While the ordinary vegetable cucumber only costs about $3 a kilogram, sea cucumbers can cost over $3,000 for the same weight. Why are they so expensive, and what could they possibly be used for?
How to launch a new internet service provider from your garage
Are you tired of having to pay internet service providers half your wallet every month? While this may not be the easiest thing to do, one man decided to make his own internet. In the small town of Dillon Beach in California, Brandt Kuykendall had found that the existing service in the town was too slow and expensive. After months of chasing down companies to get access to the internet infrastructure, he was able to start his own ISP in his garage. Now he has neighbors lined up for access to his faster internet. Want to see how he did it?
The tradition of lei making in Hawaii
Leis are a tradition in Hawaii, and there’s no better way to say aloha than by wearing one. The craft of lei making dates back to traditional times, and while it may seem as straightforward as putting flowers on a string, there are many different types and styles that are used. Want to learn about this artisanal craft?
Who is behind Sabrina’s Salem the Cat?
You may have noticed some new series on Netflix recently. One of the many new TV shows, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," isn’t new at all. Instead, it’s a reboot of a show from the '90s, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." One of the coolest parts about the original TV show was the talking cat, Salem. If you remember the show, you might remember his sassy character getting involved in high jinks. But did you realize he was actually a puppet?
Save money with these discount cables and chargers for iPhone and Android
We use smartphones for virtually everything in our lives. That little device in your pocket has become so essential that keeping it charged is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, Kim covers both with information such as making sure the chargers for the Android are compliant with USB-C specifications, whether the chargers for Apple are premium Lightning cables, and much much more. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show as Kim shares secrets to save money.
How to keep important emails from being marked as spam
Have you ever found important emails in the spam/junk folder? If so, I'm sure you know how frustrating that can be. In this video, Kim will tell you clever ways to keep that from happening in the future. You’ll learn tricks to make your emails go to specific folders based on the sender, and so much more. Don’t miss this Digital Life Hack from Kim Komando.
What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?
If you have ever been around millennials, you know that they never carry cash. They use these things called person-to-person payment apps. These programs allow you to transfer money between people with just a swipe of your finger. They require you to link your bank account so they can automatically send and receive money. That creates a situation that begs the question: Are they safe to use?
Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her secrets with Kim
Kim speaks with the Dating App Ghostwriter, Meredith Golden. They discuss what exactly Meredith does for her clients and how her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, began. Meredith does all the work on the back end; all the clients have to do is show up to the date. She not only swipes right and left for you, but also chooses the right apps for you to use, helps focus your searches, perfects your profile and online presence, and coaches you on the dating lifestyle. Consider her the dating fairy godmother.
9 iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time
If you're an iPhone user, you probably know some features that you use time and time again. Here, I'm sharing 9 tricks that you may not know about. Did you know that you can use AirPods as a hearing aid? Or that you can have a group video chat so you can talk to all your friends at once? Watch this video for those and other tips you may not be aware of.
Could your smartphone save your life?
Nate Felix was in a car accident. He says that his iPhone saved his life. You need to know how. When Nate's Jeep flipped over last month, he couldn’t move. He got help by saying "Hey Siri" loud enough for his phone to make the call for him. Paralyzed from his neck down, Nate would have likely died of hypothermia over night without medical attention. Listen to his story in this great call from the Kim Komando Show.
How to shop for a house, in 3 steps with 6 online tools
Buying a house is never easy. There is so much that goes into the process it can feel almost impossible to do alone. That's where technology can be your best friend and help you get through it relatively simply. Here are 6 tools that will get you in that new beautiful home, and it will be easy as 1, 2, 3.
12 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or Google for a smart home
These 12 items are the perfect way to get started on a smart home or build on your existing one. They work with Amazon Echo and Google Home, and the best part is, you can get all of them on Amazon. We've got info on lightbulbs, lawn sprinklers, keyless locks and even a clock that does more than just tell time.
How much is my house worth?
If you are thinking about selling your house anytime soon, then you are probably wondering exactly what it is worth as you don't want to get pushed around by real estate agents or potential buyers. These nifty sites can help you get started on your research. We recommend checking more than one, so you get a truer picture of the potential worth of your property.
Kim’s advice for musicians to get noticed on Spotify
El from Los Angeles, CA called Kim to ask how to increase Spotify numbers for some musicians she is working with. After reaching out to some curators of playlists that will feature some of their music, El found that the results were a little underwhelming and decided to call Kim for some advice. There are several ways to increase a musician's exposure on Spotify and get the public listening. Kim gives El several good tips and advice that every up-and-coming musician should know.
How to stop your smart TV from spying on you
Don't look now, but you won't believe how your smart TV is not just gobbling up your viewing data, but it may also be gathering information about your home. Can you minimize your smart TV's snooping activities? Our advice: Turn off its tracking features. I'll tell you how.
Kim’s tips for having a great website
Billy from Mexico called The Kim Komando Show with some questions about how to increase his website traffic. Billy and his wife retired early in life and have been traveling the world. Billy started a website 14 years ago in order to educate people about how to have financial freedom. The problem is, Billy's website doesn't get as much traffic as he would like. Kim gives Billy some great tips about how to update his website, make it mobile-friendly, and more. Don't miss this great call with Kim!
7 digital tricks you’ll use time and time again
On your computer, phone or tablet, there are tons of secret tricks you may not even know about! These tricks can often save you time, make you more efficient and can be downright impressive. From using your voice to type to making your smart speaker do your bidding, here are 7 great digital tricks that you'll be using time and time again.
Can you make money selling ringtones?
Derby from Los Angeles, Calif., called The Kim Komando Show to ask about how to sell ringtones. After doing some research, Derby found that there are still plenty of apps and websites selling ringtones. The ringtone market has seen a steep decline over the years, and with all the smartphones, it's pretty easy for people to make their own. Kim cautions Derby to do more research before he makes the leap to sell ringtones and discusses the current market.
DIY ways to fix your crappy home Wi-Fi
Slow Wi-Fi is the best, right? Yes, that was sarcasm, because no one loves slow Wi-Fi. You're lying on the couch and streaming that newest Netflix show that everyone is watching, and all of a sudden you get the buffering. Well, there are some nifty do-it-yourself trick that can help solve that.
Tips and tricks for preserving family history
Kandy from Phoenix, OR called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to make a book out of her 92 year-old mother's poetry. Kandy's mom lives in a very rural area and she wanted some tips about the best way to start preserving her writing. Kandy also wanted to know the best way to record her mother telling the stories behind her poetry. Kim give Kandy some great tips on how best to preserve this piece of her family history.
Stop your phone from being tracked with these settings
We are quickly moving toward, or are already in, an information economy. This means that companies are acquiring information on everyone and then selling it to advertisers. That little device in your pocket is one of the main contributors. But how can you stop it from gathering this information? I'll show you.
March 23rd, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, Apple made some surprise announcements over the past few days, updating some products that haven’t been touched in years. As Keurig coffee maker sales slump, they’re partnering with Anheuser-Busch to create an all-new version for cocktails. And there’s an incredible smart paintbrush you have to see to believe.
March 23rd, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, a new hearing aid promises not only better hearing but to translate up to 27 languages. Google is taking a big step into the video-gaming world, but a lot of questions still remain that could impact your wallet. And Dyson might be known for their innovative vacuums, but they’ve got other bright ideas like their new smart lamp.
March 16, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, the all-new 5G mobile network is almost here, but be ready to pay more each month. Plus, hundreds of scientists have a warning about Apple AirPods and other wireless earbuds, saying they could be a health risk . And, get ready for more targeted ads. They’ll soon be coming to your TV, too.
March 16, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, Apple is about to unveil their new streaming service, along with a monthly news subscription. We’ll tell you what you need to know. Plus, grocery stores are starting to use cameras that scan you when you come in. And, you won’t believe some of the things people leave in Ubers. We’ve got the highlights.
March 16, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, Facebook says their creepy VR avatars are the next step in communication, but it’ll be at the expense of more of your data. Plus, get ready for the Uber of the skies: on-demand private planes. And, various cities hope something called “Zombie” traffic lights will get pedestrians to look up from their smartphones.
February 23, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour of the Kim Komando Show, get a look at how far China will go to spy on their citizens. Plus, an airline passenger discovers a camera embedded in the seatback display. And, if your Android phone battery is draining fast or isn't responsive, you might have been roped into a major fraud operation.
February 23, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, we’ll tell you about the foldable phone Samsung is ready to release, but it’ll cost you. You’ve heard about smartwatches and smart shoes, but a smart basketball jersey? Here's what the NBA showed off. And move over letters and numbers, one country is adding emoji into the mix.
February 23, 2019 – Hour 3
In hour three, just about everything in your home can be made smart, and that includes your circuit breakers. One automaker wants to help you avoid red lights. And the new Nike self-lacing shoes are having some technical difficulties: a firmware update is “bricking” their high-tech shoes.
February 16, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour of the Kim Komando Show, your smart speakers collect a lot of data about you, but now they want even more. Plus, data breach: if you have an account at one of these sites, your username and password might be for sale. And just about anything that’s connected can be hacked these days, including a popular new way to get around town.
February 16, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour of the Kim Komando Show, artificial intelligence is being used in a lot of fields, but it also has an artistic side. If you have a set of these washer and dryers, you don’t have to worry about running out of detergent any longer. And a major retailer is making changes to their app after some sneaky price changes based on where you are.
February 16, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, Apple’s got a big announcement coming up, but some businesses aren’t thrilled about it. If you get lost, your smartphone and augmented reality will help you get to your destination. And there’s no shortage of match-making apps, but a new one that’s just for cattle might be the first of its kind.
February 9, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour of the Kim Komando Show, it’s a violent and scary new trend for thieves looking to steal iPhones. Here's how you can protect yourself. As auto technology evolves, cyber experts say cars are becoming more vulnerable to hackers. And if you have teens in the family, this is the new app they’re using.
OneRepublic – ‘Good Life’
Music video by OneRepublic performing Good Life. (C) 2011 Mosley Music/Interscope Records