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The reality of Apple’s iPhone Factories
If you didn’t know already, those sleek iPhones you see almost everyone holding are one of the many products used in the U.S. that are made in China. Although they are designed in California, the phones themselves get manufactured across the ocean all over China. One NYU grad student went undercover to see what really goes into making the popular mobile phones.
Eat this pho in 90 minutes and it’s free
Pho is a Vietnamese soup that consists of broth, rice noodles, veggies, and usually different types of meat. It’s a very popular dish, and is widely regarded as comfort food. But one place in Seattle has made a challenge to dedicated pho eaters: A gallon sized order of pho.
Repairing the mother of all computers is a lesson
With over a hundred pieces of museum-worthy antique technology, Marc Verdiell is obsessed with computers. But instead of going out and getting the newest gadget, his new project is repairing one of the largest and clunkiest computers out there. He has to go to the roots of computer engineering to fix this computer, which was the first computer built with an operating system that supported a graphical user interface.
Capture moments from someone’s life via audi
Ruth from Valdosta, Georgia called my show wanting some advice on the best ways to capture stories from her mother's life. It's such a great idea to capture these stories and moments from someone's life and can be such a lasting legacy for future generations.
The different types of chopsticks you didn’t kno
When you order Chinese takeout or Japanese sushi, it is sometimes fun to try eating it with the wooden chopsticks, but in the U.S., those might be the only types of chopsticks you ever see. However, there are actually different types of chopsticks, and they each have their own different uses and shapes.
5 reasons your next light bulbs should really be s
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
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 telemarketer
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?
Live from the Studio
4 clever ways to prevent spying and 1 way to spy
Cybersecurity is much like driving a car: one accident can change everything, sending ripples of misfortune through every aspect of your life. Protecting your devices may seem excessive, even silly. Do you really need two-factor identification? Aren’t all those complicated passwords just a little annoying? Isn’t public Wi-Fi use acceptable in small doses?
Useful smartphone tricks you wish you knew before
Most of us use our smartphones for texting, searching the internet and actually making/taking phone calls, but did you know that our smartphones can do much more? Well, the answer is yes! There are many awesome built-in features that our smartphones already have that can make your life easier now.
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.
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!