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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.
How to launch a new internet service provider from
Are you tired of having to pay internet service providers half your wallet every month? While this may not be the easiest thing to do, one man decided to make his own internet. In the small town of Dillon Beach in California, Brandt Kuykendall had found that the existing service in the town was too slow and expensive. After months of chasing down companies to get access to the internet infrastructure, he was able to start his own ISP in his garage. Now he has neighbors lined up for access to his faster internet. Want to see how he did it?
The tradition of lei making in Hawaii
Leis are a tradition in Hawaii, and there’s no better way to say aloha than by wearing one. The craft of lei making dates back to traditional times, and while it may seem as straightforward as putting flowers on a string, there are many different types and styles that are used. Want to learn about this artisanal craft?
Who is behind Sabrina’s Salem the Cat?
You may have noticed some new series on Netflix recently. One of the many new TV shows, "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," isn’t new at all. Instead, it’s a reboot of a show from the '90s, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." One of the coolest parts about the original TV show was the talking cat, Salem. If you remember the show, you might remember his sassy character getting involved in high jinks. But did you realize he was actually a puppet?
Distant galaxies sing an eerie song
Is this the sound of space? Well, not really, but it's one interpretation of it. Using an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, and with the help of System Sounds, NASA created this spooky audio clip. It's a "sonified" visualization of the galaxy cluster RXC J0142.9+4438. The program reads the galaxies as notes, and composed this spacey song.
This pig was found running on a freeway
What would you do if you were driving along the freeway and saw a little piglet running with you? This one woman decided to stop and save the piglet from speeding cars. Turns out she picked up the tiniest, bravest and most adorable pig in the world. Want to see the little piglet?
How to make a 1950s evening gown
Clothes weren’t always so easily available. If you wanted something nice to wear, you couldn’t always just go to the mall and pick something off the sale rack. At one point in history, people made their own clothes - can you believe it?! Some still do, but it’s much less popular. But the tradition can still live on! Here's an example of an amazing-looking 1950s gown.
How to keep important emails from being marked as
Have you ever found important emails in the spam/junk folder? If so, I'm sure you know how frustrating that can be. In this video Kim will tell you clever ways to keep that from happening in the future. You’ll learn tricks to make your emails go to specific folders based on the sender, and so much more. Don’t miss this Digital Life Hack from Kim Komando.
What are mobile pay apps and are they safe?
If you have ever been around millennials, you know that they never carry cash. They use these things called person-to-person payment apps. These programs allow you to transfer money between people with just a swipe of your finger. They require you to link your bank account so they can automatically send and receive money. That creates a situation that begs the question: Are they safe to use?
Dating App Ghostwriter Meredith Golden shares her
Kim speaks with the Dating App Ghostwriter, Meredith Golden. They discuss what exactly Meredith does for her clients and how her business, Spoon Meet Spoon, began. Meredith does all the work on the back end; all the clients have to do is show up to the date. She not only swipes right and left for you, but also chooses the right apps for you to use, helps focus your searches, perfects your profile and online presence, and coaches you on the dating lifestyle. Consider her the dating fairy godmother.
9 iPhone tricks you’ll use all the time
If you're an iPhone user, you probably know some features that you use time and time again. Here, I'm sharing 9 tricks that you may not know about. Did you know that you can use AirPods as a hearing aid? Or that you can have a group video chat so you can talk to all your friends at once? Watch this video for those and other tips you may not be aware of.
Could your smartphone save your life?
Nate Felix was in a car accident. He says that his iPhone saved his life. You need to know how. When Nate's Jeep flipped over last month, he couldn’t move. He got help by saying "Hey Siri" loud enough for his phone to make the call for him. Paralyzed from his neck down, Nate would have likely died of hypothermia over night without medical attention. Listen to his story in this great call from the Kim Komando Show.
How to shop for a house, in 3 steps with 6 online
Buying a house is never easy. There is so much that goes into the process it can feel almost impossible to do alone. That's where technology can be your best friend and help you get through it relatively simply. Here are 6 tools that will get you in that new beautiful home, and it will be easy as 1, 2, 3.
12 clever gadgets to use with your Amazon Echo or
These 12 items are the perfect way to get started on a smart home or build on your existing one. They work with Amazon Echo and Google Home, and the best part is, you can get all of them on Amazon. We've got info on lightbulbs, lawn sprinklers, keyless locks and even a clock that does more than just tell time.
How much is my house worth?
If you are thinking about selling your house anytime soon, then you are probably wondering exactly what it is worth as you don't want to get pushed around by real estate agents or potential buyers. These nifty sites can help you get started on your research. We recommend checking more than one, so you get a truer picture of the potential worth of your property.
Live from the Studio
March 16, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, the all-new 5G mobile network is almost here, but be ready to pay more each month. Plus, hundreds of scientists have a warning about Apple AirPods and other wireless earbuds, saying they could be a health risk . And, get ready for more targeted ads. They’ll soon be coming to your TV, too.
March 16, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, Apple is about to unveil their new streaming service, along with a monthly news subscription. We’ll tell you what you need to know. Plus, grocery stores are starting to use cameras that scan you when you come in. And, you won’t believe some of the things people leave in Ubers. We’ve got the highlights.
March 16, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, Facebook says their creepy VR avatars are the next step in communication, but it’ll be at the expense of more of your data. Plus, get ready for the Uber of the skies: on-demand private planes. And, various cities hope something called “Zombie” traffic lights will get pedestrians to look up from their smartphones.
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?
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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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