How to make soup dumplings
You might have seen this delicacy at some Asian restaurants, and if you’ve ordered it, it was probably one of your favorite dishes. While soup dumplings may seem confusing at first, they aren’t too difficult to make, and with this great recipe they can be one of your favorite dishes to make at home as well as when eating out.
The creative ways that different drivers tried to avoid tolls
It can be annoying going through toll roads and having to pay, but tolls are there to fund the roads we drive on. Everyone pays them, or at least almost everyone does. Some people are going to outrageous lengths to avoid paying the toll fees.
The world’s first Escape Room
You might have seen these types of rooms popping up all over cities, and they have become quite a popular past-time. In Budapest, there are over 80 escape rooms scattered throughout the city. But what’s behind this worldwide fascination with the real escape room puzzle?
Analyzing time travel in fiction
Time travel in fiction is exactly that, fiction. But in the forms of entertainment that use it, there are many different approaches to doing so. While there is the problem of how time travel physically works, there are other interesting things to notice about how pieces of fiction handle time travel, and the different types of time travel that exist.
Bowling lanes have hidden oil patterns
Aside from immense talent, you probably didn’t know what separated you, the average bowler, from the professionals. While a lot of the difference is due to talent, practice, and dedication, the professionals are also able to read and understand the hidden oil patterns on every lane they bowl.
It is so easy to swim in the Dead Sea
If you’ve ever swum in the ocean, you know that it may be difficult to stay afloat, and unless you have a flotation device you might find yourself constantly thrown underwater. But if you don’t like having to constantly try and stay afloat, the Dead Sea might be the perfect vacation spot for you. Because of its specific chemical composition and salt content, the Dead Sea is easier to float in than other bodies of water.
What does gallium do to an aluminum can?
Gallium is an interesting element. It’s a metal that has a melting point very close to room temperature, so holding it in your hand can make it melt into a liquid very easily. But if you haven’t heard of this metal, it has some other cool properties too. One of which is how it interacts with aluminum objects, like a soda can.
How did the U.S. government keep a town of 75,000 secret?
In Tennessee, there’s a town called Oak Ridge that doesn’t exist. Well, it actually does exist, but no one knew about it. During WWII, many residents were asked to leave town, and the workers that came in their place were told nothing about what they were doing.
10 insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files
As the services we use on a daily basis become larger targets for hackers, that means it's even more critical that we all take the necessary steps to protect our private data. With cybercrime so rampant these days, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself. To help you out, here are 10 insider ways to keep hackers and scammers away from your private files.
Best online banks that give you more for your money
Have you noticed how fees are turning up on pretty much everything in life? Even banks are charging fees on things you wouldn't expect these days. That's why it's a good idea to check out some non-traditional banks if you're looking to save money. Did you know there are online banks that offer lower fees and higher interest rates? It's true.
How to access a deceased loved one’s online accounts
Thomas from Indiana called into the show asking about different ways to obtain his son's online login information. Thomas' son passed away in March and had written a lot of poetry that they wanted to have made into a book for friends and family. The problem is, obtaining login information from companies like Google and Facebook are difficult. There are ways to contact them directly in this situation and each company's website has instructions on what you can do.
15 tech freebies you wish you knew about sooner
When was the last time you bought a computer program? If it's been a while, you won't believe how expensive they can be. Fortunately, there are free services out there that can fulfill a specific tech need. From online storage to office suites to free multimedia editing software, these are high-quality, well-developed and easy-to-use programs that you can use on a daily basis.
What is Reddit? Introducing the self-described “front page of the internet.”
Reddit is not just the place where viral content is born. It's also a venue where questions are answered, debates are waged, and community knowledge is shared. This website is where the internet hive mind is in full force and where unexpected and mind-blowing content constantly flows. Learn more about this huge internet community and answer the question... are you ready to Reddit?
Tech-savvy ways to save on your household budget
Have you noticed how much everyday expenses have risen over the past few years? The housing market has been soaring in most areas of the U.S., so rent and mortgage payments are climbing. Since the cost of living is constantly on the rise, it would be nice to find ways to save a few bucks here and there. That's why you need to know these tech-savvy ways to save on your household budget.
Protect your home router against hackers and DNS poisoning
Cal from Overton, NV had some questions in regards to preventing hackers from gaining access to his router. When a router is compromised, a hacker can inflict damage, not just on the router itself, but on every connected device running on your network. A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. Here are some ways to keep them at bay and protect your home network.
6 tricks to keep your packages from being stolen by porch thieves!
Have you ever been victimized by "porch thieves" AKA "porch pirates" AKA "porch robbers"? They roam neighborhood streets and steal delivered packages off a home's front door or porch. It's a growing epidemic and a real concern for online shoppers. To help combat such dastardly deeds, here are six options you can try to stop getting victimized and have that extra peace of mind when you shop online.
10 ways to get Amazon Prime for less
Amazon Prime's original annual price of $79 wasn't raised until 2014, when the company bumped up the cost to $99 each year. That price hike didn't seem to hurt them. With more than 100 million subscribers, Prime is a full-fledged powerhouse. Now, 4 years later, Amazon is again adding $20 onto the price of Prime membership. And it's piling on the perks in hopes you won't mind the new $119 annual price.
Some tips on controlling content your child sees from the internet
Pat from Florida called in to my show wanting some tips on how to control what content her grandchild sees on the internet. There are so many ways that parents can block access to certain areas of the internet such as parental controls, filtering software and hardware, and others.. Here are a few tips on how to set up some controls on what your children have access to on their gadgets using a couple of different cool tools.
Brilliant things to do with that old cellphone you have lying around
Do you have a drawer full of old cellphones just lying around? Letting them simply pile up and collect dust isn't just a waste of money but also a missed opportunity. You'd be surprised by how many useful functions your old devices are capable of. That's why you need to know these clever ideas on how you can repurpose your old gadget.
Hunt down your lost pet with a GPS pet tracker
Losing your pet is a heart-wrenching experience. Ron from Florence, AZ lost his cat a while back (luckily, it was found!) and called in asking how he could keep track of his wayward cat to prevent this from happening again. Many people chip their animals but that only works if they are scanned by someone with the proper technology. That's why pet trackers are such a wise investment.
Ways to stop annoying robocalls and spam calls
Telemarketing calls are certainly nothing new, annoying us for decades now. Aside from trying to sell you stuff, robocalls can be downright deceptive and malicious. Robocall scams are actually trying to rip you off or steal your identity. So how do you protect yourself from these robocall and telemarketing scams?
Make money publishing your own eBooks!
People ask me all the time how they can make extra money, and there are plenty of ways to do it. However, writing a book is one that many overlook. I believe everyone has a book in them. Fortunately, no one said it had to be a novel. Whatever your subject, no matter how big or small, there's most likely an audience somewhere. The trick is getting your work in front of them.
How do I know that my devices are secure?
Hackers are relentless! They are lurking in every corner of the web, waiting for that inadvertent click, that hasty install, or that vulnerable gadget that can be exploited. Don't be shocked, but an unpatched and unprotected PC can get hacked in less than five minutes when connected to the internet! Knowing the signs that your gadget is hacked or compromised is critical.
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.
June 16, 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