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This strange parrot can’t fly
When you think of a parrot you picture a big colorful bird that can talk and fly. And for the most part, you’d be correct in thinking that. But there is one species of parrot from New Zealand that actually can’t fly. Even more, the uniqueness of this bird doesn’t stop there. You won't believe how strange this flightless bird is.
Why you won’t see people on Venus
Mars is the star of the show for space exploration, especially when it comes to finding another planet like Earth. It is similar in size, and can eventually be terraformed. But what about that other, closer planet that is often called Earth’s twin because of the similar size and composition? Venus may seem like a good choice for human exploration but is it really?
Cosmic time lapse of the evolution of our universe
Whether you are into the cosmos or not, the evolution of our universe is a pretty amazing thing! In this short time lapse video created by John Boswell, 13.8 billion years is compressed into a short video and demonstrates how ancient the universe is in comparison to how little time we have been around.
3 mouthwatering burger recipes you need to try
Is the regular burger getting old? Do you want to try something new, but aren’t sure what to do? There are thousands of gourmet burger recipes, but which ones are actually good, and which ones are a bust? Here are three amazingly delicious burgers you have to make.
What cake was popular the year you were born?
Maybe you have a favorite birthday cake, or a certain flavor you like, but have you ever wondered about the cakes people were eating when you were born? This cool video follows the history of cake trends in the United States, explaining how certain cakes became popular, and how others only got the spotlight for a short time, or even one special year.
Rescue dog celebrates her retirement
We might not think about it, but working dogs really give their entire life to the job. They are doing it every day, and for many, they save countless lives. This one Australian Shepherd has retired from being an avalanche dog. She’s contributed her whole life to saving others, so now she’s getting the best retirement.
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.
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Free software alternatives you may not have heard
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. Sometimes, you have to bite the bullet. But other times, there’s a free option that will get the same results.
Ways to fix your home Wi-Fi problems
When Wi-Fi slows down, so does our entire life. Our email and browsers stop loading. Our streaming movies freeze. Alexa stops responding. Our phones revert to data plans. Everything buffers at the same time, ruining the momentum of your routine. There are plenty of reasons why your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down.
5 tricks to get the best possible reception with y
Cable TV prices have skyrocketed over the years with many people feeling forced to pay outrageous prices to get live programming and specialty channels. But times have changed dramatically and now many are asking, have you cut the cable TV cord yet and turned to streaming services instead?
Useful online sites for almost anything
With literally millions of websites out there, it can be challenging and often quite time consuming to find a site or app that will help you. Well, search no more! I've compiled a list of useful sites you may not know about that offer free assistance for many tasks.
Get the best phone battery life with some quick ad
Your cellphone is only as good as its battery. Once its power source runs out, so does your ability to call, check email and pinpoint your location on a virtual map. You may be surprised to find out that some of the things you do with your phone are actually causing the problem.
Komando Flash Tips
Opt-out of online targeted advertising networks an
If you surf the web, you're going to see ads. That's a given, and there's not much you can do about it. What you can change is whether or not you see targeted ads. These are the ads that follow you from site to site and seem to know what you've been looking at online.
Introducing my new video site!
After months of hard work, I am excited to share with you my new and improved video site! I know you’re going to love it. It’s faster, more user-friendly and has fewer ads! You’ll still find my popular categories like flash tips, Komando reports and a slew of other fun stuff like recipes and viral videos. And don’t forget, if you are a member of Kim’s Club, you’ll also be able to watch me record my radio show live from the studio! Check it out for yourself! Click here to see my new and improved video site!