Fun and healthy children’s snacks
It’s easy to buy your kids some snacks at the grocery store, but often you aren’t sure exactly what goes into them. Feeding children healthy food is very important, and doing so from home can not only make your kids healthier, but also save some money too!
Is Facebook listening in on your microphone?
Why does it feel like Facebook and its advertisers are listening and watching your every move? The moment you think you need some cough syrup, an advertisement pops up directly targeted at you. Are they really listening in on you? How are they so quickly able to fill your newsfeed with targeted ads?
Unlimited data won’t stay forever
Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones, and had an unlimited data plan grandfathered into your current mobile network plan. If not, you know it’s the most expensive plan, and many companies don’t even offer it. If they do, they usually cap network speeds after a certain amount of data.
Breakfast cereal companies are going back to sugar
While many companies are being pushed toward healthier options and many Americans are trying to eat healthy, cereal companies are doing the exact opposite to combat declining sales. Instead of reducing sugar, they are adding more to their products in an effort to get more products sold.
Is it a plane or is it a jet ski?
Lightweight, easy to maneuver and fun to ride in! It’s the FlyNano. This cool looking vessel/aircraft offers a unique ride for riders/flyers. While still in development stages, it runs on a rechargeable battery and although a pilot’s license is not required to operate, flight experience is recommended.
Eat cookies by the bucket
If you visit Minnesota during the Minnesota State Fair, be sure to stop by Sweet Martha’s, a popular stand that not just bakes cookies, but serves them by the bucket! Around 48 cookies go into each bucket, and it’s your decision whether you want to share with friends and family, or keep all the sweetness to yourself!
Young boy is self-proclaimed the real life “cyber-ninja”
Meet David Begnaud, a 12-year-old Texas boy, who is traveling the world to help raise awareness on the importance of protecting digital information. David demonstrates the ease of hacking regular household items to expose potentially serious gaps in safety and security.
5 ways to share files too big for email
Have you ever wanted to send your friend a high-quality video, but it was too big to send over email? Going through the process of finding other ways to send big files is frustrating, especially when texting and emailing won’t work. These ways will save you the hassle and are free!
How does stretching change your body?
Can you touch your toes? Science says that if you can, and if you are more flexible or stretch more regularly than others, things may be changing in your body on the cellular level. But what exactly is happening, and are flexible and non-flexible people really that different?
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.
20 best perks you get with an Amazon Prime membership
Think about it, how many times a year do you order products from Amazon? Now add up the amount you would pay to ship each of those items. Most likely, what you would pay for two-day shipping on every order dwarfs the $99 annual fee to be a Prime member. Saving money on shipping may be the perk that draws you in, but it's certainly not the only one that should catch your attention. There are so many perks that come with Prime, you probably don't even know them all.
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.
April 21, 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