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Black Friday 2018: 5 deals we know about so far
The best time to plan your Black Friday shopping is right now. Even if you're not going to be throwing elbows down at Walmart, you want to make sure there's money set aside for big purchases. Sure, it ruins the surprise a little, but who wants to be waiting in line for one thing then find out there's something even better across town? Deals are already beginning to leak out, even with Black Friday this far away. Here's five big deals we already know about on electronics and other tech goodies for Black Friday.
Digital Life Hacks – Listen to favorite radi
Smart speakers can be an incredible tool. They can be used for so many different tasks that can make your life that much easier. Have you ever wondered if you can listen to your favorite radio stations on your Alexa, Google Home, Amazon Echo or other smart speaker? If you have a smart speaker, Kim will give you the best apps for listening on your device.
Huge mistakes everyone makes shopping at Costco
Those of us who shop at Costco know how important it is. After all, where else can you find entire crates of paper towels, XXXL bags of beef jerky, and delicious $2.00 pizza? Well, as good as Costco can be, many shoppers are making mistakes that can drastically raise the price of a Costco run. Want to learn how to save more money and shop smarter? This video will show you how. Don't worry, you can still chow down on samples.
What’s it like to work with robots at an Ama
Researchers are constantly saying that robots will one day replace us in the workforce. In many industries, such as manufacturing, we've already seen this happen. Not all companies are keen to replace their human workers, however. One company believes that combining human and robot workers into a single workforce will increase productivity and service across the board. Who is this? Only the biggest shipping and fulfillment company in the world: Amazon. See how humans and robots are working together to get your packages to your doorstep.
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In the first episode of this new season, Amazon has thousands of people working to improve Alexa, but you won’t believe what they hear. Plus, find out if facial recognition could be coming to a hotel near you. And, if you’ve ever wondered if someone is snooping on your PC or Mac, we’ll tell you the secrets tech pros don’t want you to know.
Laurel & Hardy Song Comparison
Laurel & Hardy are classic comedians that transcend time with their beloved acts. In the 2018 biopic “Stan & Ollie,” actors Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly disappear into their roles and transform into the famous duo with stunning results. This video delivers a side-by-side comparison of the original Laruel & Hardy and their modern day doppelgangers. You won’t believe how close they get!
The Future of Flight-Hailing
When’s the last time you hailed a taxi? Uber and Lyft have already changed the way we take car rides, but what about the way we catch a flight? This private aviation startup has created a system that pairs passenger with private planes and pilots. His hope is to transform the way that people fly, but will this new platform stay exclusive to the ultra-rich? Or will everyone be able to take flight from their phone?
Food Truck Serves 3,000 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
If you’ve ever been to Los Angeles, you’ll know the kind of crowds that food trucks can draw. Delicious, hot food cooked while you wait. A small, independent business model. Food trucks have it all, but sometimes all they need is a single menu item done in many different ways. This food truck from the UK only sells grilled cheese sandwiches, but their popularity is massive. Would you try one of these food truck sandwiches?
Watch Disney’s “Stuntronics” Rob
Stunt actors are a classic feature of Hollywood that continues to the present day. If Disney has its way, however, stunt performers may soon be out of a job. Disney is debuting the Stuntronic robot, a machine that is capable of performing acrobatic stunts with a humanoid shape. Not only can this robot perform the stunts with grace, it even moves like a real person. Can this new robot keep actors and stunt performers from getting injured?
Kim helps a caller who’s a victim of the “brus
One of Kim’s fans calls in about random deliveries he has been receiving at his home. This concerns him since his personal information is out there being used without his consent. He doesn’t know if he is being charged for these deliveries or if someone has opened up an account under his name and has been ordering products. Thankfully, Kim eases our minds and explains how the so called “brushing” scam isn’t anything to be worried about. Tune in and find out why.
Don’t be tracked, use these Google alternatives
Google has long been known to track you online and that can make you feel uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be that way. It might seem hard at first but once you get going, you may realize you didn’t need all those Google apps or services. We will talk about search engine alternatives that don’t track their users. If you want to message like Gmail, but don’t want to use Gmail, we will discuss the best alternatives. It might be time to say goodbye Google.
DIY – How to unsend email using Gmail
Have you ever sent an email that you wish you could take back? Well, believe it or not, there is a way you can stop that email from being seen by whomever you sent it to. That way, next time you accidentally send that work email to your boss regarding something embarrassing, there’s a way to reverse that mistake.
How to detect if someone is snooping on your compu
If you are worried that someone might be snooping on you, you’re not alone. Don’t live in fear. There are ways to check and make sure there’s no creeping going on with your computer. Kim will teach you how! For example, you can check recent items to see traces of documents that have been opened. Kim will share with you secret ways you can follow to detect a snooper.
5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew soo
Emails, emails, emails. They just keep coming. It seems like everyday there is a long list of emails waiting for you to reply. And then you have to sift through them to figure out which are spam and which are real. Well, thankfully Kim is here to teach us 5 essential email hacks that can make our emailing that much easier. Kim will teach us how to stop the creepy tracking from robo-emails and how to stop images from automatically loading in the background. We will also go over how to protect your recipients privacy, because there is a right way and a wrong way to send a mass email.
Success story: How to make money online
Kim Komando receives a call from Jade Oliver @heavenlyhomesandgardens who left her corporate law job to start an upcycling business. What started out as a way to make some extra money to pay for her law school, has now turned into a full time, hugely successful career. Join Kim and Jade in their discussion about the journey Jade took to becoming an eBay entrepreneur.
5 sites to get free TV without any streaming costs
Cutting the cable doesn't always cut the bill. Now, besides paying for cable, we pay for multiple streaming services with different exclusive content. But why do that when there are free streaming services out there? Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show for a Money Tip that will give you 5 streaming services you can use immediately for FREE!
Kim advises caller on the difference between Googl
Kim speaks with a caller who works at a Christian School in Illinois and is looking to put the right type of office software on the children's laptops. She was told about the free version of Microsoft for teachers and students, but has been experiencing nothing but a hard time getting it properly installed. That's where Kim comes in! Kim shares information on G Suite for education.
Live from the Studio
April 13, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, what we’ve long suspected is true: Alexa along with thousands of Amazon employees are listening to your conversations. Plus, robocallers are getting scarier than ever by using new technology. And, find out about an app that can help you take back some of your privacy from Facebook, Twitter and Google.
April 13, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, a new milestone in jet engines that could one day mean flying across the Atlantic from New York to London in less than an hour. Plus, delivery by drones is becoming a reality in some places. And, the folding phones are finally here. Find out how to pre-order Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold.
April 13, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, Amazon wants you to turn your dumb speakers into smart ones using Alexa, but it’ll cost you. Plus, video doorbells add a layer of convenience and security to your home, but now they’re becoming a thief’s favorite target. And, if you want a better night’s sleep, you might consider taking this robot to bed with you.
April 6, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, millions of Facebook records have been discovered on exposed servers, including passwords and comments. Plus, with yet another big data breach involving your payment cards, you might rethink how you pay for things. And, learn how you can spot a fake Uber driver, so you don’t become a victim.
April 6, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, learn about a hi-tech hotel where facial recognition is used for everything, including check-in and paying your bill. Amazon’s making their next big move, this time into space with a plan for worldwide internet service. And, vacation rentals are still having a problem with hidden cameras.
Useful ways to repurpose your old cellphone
A smartphone is really just a computer. It’s smaller, of course, and many things are less convenient than on a regular desktop. But smartphones have powerful features, and once you’ve upgraded to a better model, you may wonder what to do with all that valuable hardware. After all, the phone may have been state-of-the-art when you bought it.
Success! Older Airbnb hosts are raking in the doug
Have you ever wondered how some older Airbnb hosts are making a pretty penny sharing their extra space? According to AARP, adults 60 and older are the fastest-growing demographic of Airbnb hosts and are making tons of money doing it. Who couldn't use a little extra cash nowadays?
Step-by-step guide to stop robocalls
We all get those automated and voiced calls from telemarketers either phishing or trying to sell us something. The good news is, there are a few things we can do to stop these. One easy way is to block the incoming caller numbers but that won’t stop them all but there are a few others that can really make a difference!
Fix for everyday tech problems faster than you thi
Modern technology offers many conveniences and it has definitely changed our lives for the better. But with all these welcome advantages come some smaller caveats, of course. Battery anxiety, wire clutter, dropped phones, tangled cords, larger electric bills - it's the price we pay for modern technology.
7 clear-cut signs you’ve been hacked
It may not surprise you to know that you actually make it easy for hackers to do their job. All the technology that you use, including your computer, smartphone, routers and other devices are all vulnerable to cybercriminals. These cybercrooks are good at what they do but there are ways to protect yourself.
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?
Komando Flash Tips
Change this one setting to get faster internet spe
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed. No one likes waiting for web pages to load or videos to play. But if you haven't changed this setting on your computer, you're probably not getting the speeds you deserve.
Sell your old cellphone for big bucks
When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.
These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidd
Images contain a treasure trove of hidden, useful data, including date and time of image capture, time zone, type of smartphone used, and the geographical location. To expose any photo’s hidden data, forensic tools may be used. Forensic tools can detect simple metadata or perform more advanced functions, such as to determine if a photo was altered.
Stop robocalls with Google Voice
Even with the National Do Not Call Registry in place, automated phone calls can still come flooding in. Many businesses sell your information to third parties. In fact, agreeing to this kind of information trade can be part of the deal for many free or low-cost services. The bottom line: Robocalls are annoying and need to be stopped.
How to know if someone blocked your number
When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.
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