Check out this cool new sand-drawing robot!
In the summertime, one of the best places to go is to the beach! While swimming in the ocean can be lots of fun, sometimes the best activity is playing in the sand. Whether it’s building sandcastles or digging holes, beach sand is one of the best creative tools. But if your creativity levels aren’t as developed as you’d like, then this robot will be your go-to for writing messages in the sand!
Over-complicated life hacks with hot glue
Have you ever wanted life hacks to make living easier? Well these overly complicated life hacks are sure to satisfy, especially if you have a lot of glue guns at home. From making new and unique sandals to fixing everyday items, this video will show you all the cool and complicated ways you can put that glue gun to use around your home!
What is the fastest and most efficient way to sort your bookshelf?
You work at the school library, and have just been given a shipment of over a thousand unsorted books. They need to be sorted alphabetically before tomorrow, because that’s when school starts. What is the quickest way to alphabetize them?
Check out this new way humans are filming lions and sharks
If you’ve ever wondered how nature documentaries are able to get such close-up shots of wildlife, it may be surprising to learn just how much work goes into getting those amazing videos. Whether they are stationary cameras, or what seems like a Go-Pro attached to the animals, innovations regarding filming nature have been extraordinary.
‘The Windsors’ (Netflix)
The Windsors is a British comedy soap opera based on the lives of the members of the Royal Family. While “The Windsors” may contain many fictional stories, they are based on true events. It’s written by the co-creators of “Star Stories” and while it may not be as dramatic as the other titles on this list, sometimes you need a break from all the serious drama.
‘The Queen’ (Rent on Amazon)
While this film isn’t available to stream on Netflix or Hulu, you can rent it on Amazon, and it’s worth it. Made by Peter Morgan, who also created “The Crown,” “The Queen” follows Elizabeth after Princess Diana’s death. Helen Mirren plays the Queen, and won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress in this part. Become immersed in her amazing performance, and don’t forget to check out the play that was adapted from it as well!
‘The Royals’ (Netflix)
This series is a six-part documentary that follows the royal family throughout the years. Each episode of “The Royals” is themed, ranging from the royal weddings, royal pets, and of course, royal scandals. Mostly focusing on the younger generation of the royal family, this series is sure to be an interesting watch.
Not British but certainly royalty. This show is still going on, but it’s already on its third season so there will be some catching up to do. “Versailles” follows the french King Louis XIV and his decision to move the royal court from Paris to Versailles. It’s troubled times for the king as his kingdom is losing money, and people are not happy with the move. English actor George Blagden, known for his role as Athelstan in “Vikings” stars as King Louis XIV in his quest for power. Definitely worth a watch just for the power struggle. It’s available to stream on Netflix.
‘The Tudors’ (Netflix)
This series is set in England during the Reign of King Henry VIII in the 16th century. “The Tudors” follows the young king as he has to deal with conflicts inside and outside of his kingdom. If you decide to check out this series, you might recognize familiar faces such as Henry Cavill from “Man of Steel” and Natalie Dormer from “Game of Thrones.” This title is available to stream on Netflix.
‘Downton Abbey’ (Amazon Prime)
This beloved series follows the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family in the early 1900s. “Downton Abbey” follows main historical events like the sinking of the Titanic, among others, and how they affect the family members who live on the estate. While the show did end in 2015, the six seasons were nominated for multiple Emmys, and Maggie Smith also won three Emmys for her portrayal of Lady Violet Crawley. Definitely worth a binge, with a splash of tea.
‘The King’s Speech’ (Netflix)
For those who want to learn more about Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, “The King’s Speech” is the perfect destination. Not only did it give Colin Firth his first Oscar, but it also won Best Picture in 2010. The movie follows King George VI as he struggles to overcome his speech impediment, a process you might remember from the first season of “The Crown.” Definitely a must-watch for fans of the series. It’s available to stream on Netflix.
How easily can a rat get into your toilet?
Have you ever thought about where all the water and other stuff goes when you flush your toilet? Maybe. But have you ever thought about what could come up into your toilet from that place? Maybe not. Unless it’s happened to you, you’ve probably never worried about things crawling up into your toilet. For rats, however, it’s all too easy.
What happens to your body if you only drink energy drinks?
Whether it’s helping you stay awake for some late-night work, or you need a pick-me-up during the day, energy drinks are becoming a popular drink of choice to get the morning pep. However, what are the actual health effects when it comes to consuming energy drinks? What happens to your body, and is there a way to avoid it?
Top smart home system to modernize your house
Mark from Nashville called in to The Kim Komando Show to ask Kim about the best alternative to install a smart home system in his new home. Kim gives him a review of various systems out there outlining what they offer and where they fall short. Think of the everything you can turn into smart technology from our kitchens to our bedrooms. Appliances such as refrigerators, ovens and stoves are turning "smart" along with our TVs, beds and even toilets. Is investing in this technology worth the price? This video will give you the tools to decide.
20 Google products and services you didn’t know existed
Google is so popular that it is used as a verb to describe the act of web searching. But that's not Google's only use. You may recognize other products and services us as Google Maps, Google Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.
One way to boost your home network that you need to know about
Do you have spots in your home that get very little to no reception? Many people do and a common solution is to use Wi-Fi hotspots from their cellphone. But what if you live 4 feet underground or your home is made of concrete? Blair from Indiana does so he called The Kim Komando Show to Kim's advice on how he could get better cell reception within his home. Kim gives him a solution that even you can use in order to maximize Wi-Fi in your home.
Streaming video services compared: What’s the best value?
Sorting through the cacophony of streaming video services is challenging. Ultimately, you want to get the best streaming experience for your money. The three big players right now are Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu and they’re competing for your attention with original movies and television shows as well as vast catalogs of video choices from other studios.
Listen up! 5 things hackers tell you not to do or you’ll be their next victim
Are you doing everything you can to stay as secure as possible online? Likelihood is you’ve done at least one of these things that can put you in harm’s way, especially number 5. That’s when hackers come in and take advantage. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for Kim’s advice on simple things you should avoid doing online to stay clear of hackers.
If you shop online using your smartphone watch out!
Debbie from New York called in to The Kim Komando Show asking about how to be safe when doing financial transactions using her smartphone - especially in public. If you’re like Debbie, this information is very important. These days, you can use your Android smartphone or iPhone to digitally pay for everything from groceries to your dry cleaning. But be careful!
5 essentials when buying a connected car
Cars have come a long way since they first hit the roads. Bluetooth capabilities, rear-view cameras, navigation systems and zoned temperature controls are just a few of the ways our vehicles have improved in the past few years. As car technology constantly improves, connected cars are now offering even more exciting features that you won't believe.
Clever ways to immediately lower your cellphone bill
Most mobile providers have stopped offering free or highly-discounted phones when your contract is up every couple years. Now, they allow you to distribute payments for your new gadget over a period of time, typically 24 or 30 months. Gadget payments are then added to your monthly service bill, which means you can expect a pretty hefty bill each month. That's why you need to know these five useful ways to lower your cellphone bill.
How to avoid being tracked online
In our modern era of personalized ads and online user tracking, I don't blame you if you're concerned about the digital tracks you are leaving behind whenever you are online. Big data is big business nowadays, and your browsing and search habits get collected, cataloged, analyzed and fed through algorithms that are designed to monetize your every move. Thankfully, there are a number of tools out there that can help you boost your online privacy.
The value of vinyl records
Nowadays, CDs aren't even the primary way people consume music. Most of us have moved onto streaming music with services like Pandora, Spotify, and Amazon Music Unlimited. But with the resurgence of vinyl, there's an opportunity for wise collectors to make some serious coin. If you had the foresight to hang on to that record collection all these years, you might be sitting on a pile gold...so to speak.
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.
July 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