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Will you be able to solve this three gods riddle?
It’s quite possible the hardest logic riddle ever, but after watching this video, you’ll know how to solve it! You and your crew have crash landed on an alien planet, and want to get home. Will you be able to appease the three gods there that rule the land?
Can you solve this planet riddle?
You are in a galactic police spaceship, and have just found a group of rebels hiding in a nearby cluster of seven planets. You need to catch them before their reinforcement arrives, but every hour they move to a new planet. Can you solve the riddle and catch the rebels before their backup arrives?
The hidden formula behind the jokes on late night
When you have to write dozens of topical jokes a day, you can’t wait for inspiration to strike. You need to follow a template that’ll get you there fast. Take a look at the secret process that Jimmy, the other Jimmy and the others use to generate the jokes they tell each night. They’re not so much clever as perfectly constructed to get the laughs.
What I streamed and what I liked: “Chappaqui
This show follows the scandalous and mysterious events surrounding the tragic drowning of a young woman, as Ted Kennedy drove his car off the infamous bridge. Not only did this event take the life of an aspiring political strategist and Kennedy insider, but it ultimately changed the course of presidential history forever.
The tumultuous year Intel was born
Intel was born in 1968, 50 years ago, as two middle-aged engineers ushered in the era of fast, cheap electronics. As computer chips got smaller and smaller, their abilities got bigger and bigger. Intel may have missed out on chips for cellphones, but they have their sights set on whatever comes next, from self-driving cars, AI and drone tech.
The Go-Go’s just keep on going
For 40 years now, the Go-Go’s have been one of the most successful all-female bands in rock history, having sold 7 million records worldwide. To get there, a lot of barriers had to be broken. Hear the members of this 1980s hit-making band talk about their lives, their musical style and why they think they still “got the beat.”
How to walk your cat
Cats can be great companions. They love to lounge around the house, and often have a life of their own that may not depend on their owners. But there are some cats who, like dogs, love going on walks and being outside. These owners tried to see if their cats would like going on a walk.
Wi-Fi vs. Bluetooth vs. USB tethering: Which is be
You have your laptop open and ready. You need to answer some emails or complete a work assignment, but there’s no Wifi in sight. This could end up being a frustrating situation, but there’s a simple workaround that can get you online in a jiffy. All you need is a device, either Apple or Android, with a cellular connection. But which is the best way to connect? It all comes down to what you need to accomplish.
Podcast: Hi-tech farms – Is automated techno
When you think about farms and ranches, what comes to mind? You’ll be surprised to know just how hi-tech they have become. Drones, self-driving tractors and sophisticated imaging are about to revolutionize the way our food is grown. Will technology replace farmers?
Podcast: Alex Jones, the First Amendment and Big T
The First Amendment states that our government can't regulate our right to free speech but what about Big Tech? Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and other tech companies have been cracking down on conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones. In this Consumer Tech Update podcast Kim explores the topic of free speech and Big Tech.
Podcast: How to outsmart hackers and scammers when
You go on vacation to escape. But one thing you can’t escape is the danger of being hacked, scammed or tracked - and as traveler, you’re a prime target! In this episode of Komando on Demand, you'll learn crucial safety practices to safeguard your internet security, whether travelling for business or pleasure. So before you even log on to book a flight, hotel, or car you need to arm yourself.
Slay vampire electronics to save big money
Americans spend $19 billion a year (that’s around $165 per household) on something completely wasteful. You’ve probably never thought about it, but idle electronics, also known as “vampire electronics,” consume all day and night. They us nearly a quarter of an average home's energy. Do you know how much energy is being sucked away in your home? You'd be surprised.
How to raise awareness for worthy causes
Stephen from Texas has been battling kidney disease for several years. He called in to the show asking Kim about the best ways to raise awareness about kidney donation on social media and more specifically about his own need for a kidney transplant. Kim gives Stephen some tips on how to start an awareness campaign that can help him and others in need.
How to stop Google from tracking and targeting you
Have you ever noticed that Google's ads seem to know more about you than you know about yourself? When Google posts an ad about horror movies, for example, and you happen to be a horror movie buff. Google has a way of knowing what topics interest you. Did you know you can tell Google to stop tailoring its ads to your interests?
What I streamed and what I liked: “Nailed It
Do you enjoy baking? Then you know how important it is to follow a recipe. You're going to enjoy the Netflix Original called "Nailed It", where contestants compete to win a $10,000 grand prize to create edible masterpieces. But there's a twist: the contestants have a terrible baking track record. It's a hilarious show that is guaranteed to make you laugh.
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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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5 obscure Amazon settings you should change now
If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more than just free two-day shipping with a Prime account. With these different areas collecting data about you, if you are trying to maintain some semblance of your privacy, you’ll definitely want to check these five not-so-obvious settings.
Most popular iOS apps of all time
One thing that makes smartphones great is the abundance of apps that are available. It's been a decade since the first iPhone. That means Apple's App Store wasn't far behind. Over the past 10 years, there have been tons of iOS apps that people around the globe have fallen in love with. App Annie put together a list of the most popular iOS apps over the last decade.
The 7 best beaches of the world
There are hundreds of beaches where you can spend your vacation. But how do you know which ones will provide you with the breathtaking views that you are craving? No worries, we're here to help. That's why we're going to share with you seven of the best beaches in the world. Let's start with number seven and count down to the top spot.
3 vacation scams to avoid
Ever booked a trip somewhere exotic, only to arrive and find out they lost your reservation? Or come home to realize that some of the credit card transactions aren't from you? Tourists are easy targets for hackers and criminals. That's why you need to know how to spot them.
3 incredibly useful Google products and services y
You know Google. Everyone knows Google. In fact, Google is so popular that "Google" has become synonymous with web searches. But the number of searches isn't Google's only secret. In fact, Google owns dozens of products and services. You've used many of them, like Google Maps, Earth, the web browser Google Chrome, Gmail and many others. Still, there are Google products you've never heard of, or used, but you probably should.