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Scientists are fighting malaria with mosquitoes
It may sound silly, but scientists are actually working on remaking mosquitoes so they aren’t those annoying, disease-carrying pests anymore. Instead, the new genetically engineered insects might actually be the key in saving the lives of millions of children, and also ridding the world of a disturbingly large tiny nuisance.
Mini apartments in Hong Kong
If you think living in a New York apartment may be cramped, these micro apartments in Hong Kong beg to differ. While Hong Kong is growing to be the costliest housing market, the apartments are getting smaller and smaller. As one resident describes it, these size changes have saddening effects on the residents. Others, however, are standing up to the task.
How administering hands-only CPR can save a life
It’s something you’ve seen on TV shows and in movies when someone is incapacitated. They are on their back and immediately someone starts performing CPR. While it has been proven that mouth-to-mouth resuscitation isn’t that effective, using only your hands to perform CPR could actually save someone’s life, if done correctly.
These astronauts answer your most common questions
If you’ve Googled anything recently, chances are there are a lot of other people who have Googled it too. If you’re wondering about anything concerning space, wouldn’t it be cool to have a real astronaut answer your question? That’s just what they did in this video.
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 bi
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
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 mone
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 acco
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.
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3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist
Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Meet cool singles! Craigslist was stripped-down and straightforward. You could throw up text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address. Thirty years later, Craigslist is a ghost of its former self. As goes the internet, new marketplaces keep opening up, and I’ve been very pleased with many of these alternatives.
Best streaming service: Netflix vs. Vudu vs. Amazo
When you’re picking a streaming video service, so many questions pop up: how much does it cost? What movies does it have? Can you find current episodes of your favorite TV show, or are they all from past seasons? Is there an app, and how well does it work? The list goes on and on.
5 ways to slash your smartphone bills
Remember, a smartphone is a small computer, and computers are expensive. Even older-model phones can cost hundreds of dollars, never mind the $1,149 you'd have to pay for an iPhone X with 256GB, or the Samsung Galaxy S9, which costs upwards of $950. No matter the carrier, the freefall days of free and discounted phones are over, at least among mainstream providers. The pressure to own a smartphone is high, so how do you keep those expenses as low as possible?
Insider tricks to keep hackers and scammers from s
Cybercriminals are out in full force looking for ways to steal your data. It’s worth money to them. That’s why we’ve seen a massive uptick in the number of data breaches over the past few years. Unfortunately, most folks don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late. With cybercrime so rampant, you need to be proactive about protecting yourself.
Tips and apps for office administration
Terry from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, called in to the show to learn how to optimize their on site security reporting. Their community hires off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood and are looking to update how officers check in, how they report, and how they can communicate more effectively in the field.
Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!
More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.
Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab
Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.
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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!