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Almanac: The birth of Dracula
You've seen him in movies, read about him in books, and know of his frightful presence. Even the mere mention of his name can send shivers down the spine. That name is Dracula, and despite being one of the most popular characters in literature and culture, the lord of the night is actually based on a real man: Vlad Tepes. Learn the true story behind one of the most fearsome faces in pop culture.
How this surf instructor is changing lives
For people dealing with health and mobility issues, time among nature can be one of the most therapeutic treatments available. Because of this, educators around the world are trying to reconnect people with the environment. This surf instructor from California is making waves with his lessons, and helping people gain a new lease on life -- as well as an appreciation for the ocean.
This dad interviewed his daughter on her first day
Life moves by too quickly at times -- especially if you have kids. One moment, they're just tiny babies in your arms. The next, they're in a car of their own, driving away to college. Because of this, it's important to appreciate the time in between, like this one father did. Every year on his daughter's first day of school, he turned on the camera and asked for her thoughts. Now, you can see more than a decade of growth happen right before your eyes. They grow up so fast...
Ranking fast food french fries from worst to best
We all have our loyalties when it comes to fast food, but fries are undoubtedly the highest point of contention. Nobody can seem to agree which fries are the best between restaurants, but we all have some idea of what the "perfect fry" is supposed to taste like. Thankfully, the folks at Mashed have put together the definitive listing of which fry is the best of them all. A must watch!
Ford’s delivery robot walks on two legs like a h
One of the holy grails for robotics engineers is perfecting what's called "bipedal locomotion." In simple terms, this means walking on two legs. Despite how simple it might look, an incredible amount of balance is required -- but the result is a robot that's more compact and agile than ever. Now, automotive giant Ford is debuting its own bipedal robot. Its job: delivering packages to your door. Watch how it moves!
We share our home with two bobcats
Bobcats are one of the most beautiful wild animals in North America. Slightly bigger than a common cat, these graceful felines display very similar behaviors to the kitties we're used to at home. However, they're much stronger, play harder, and have a feral streak that makes them endearing to some and dangerous to others. This family decided to adopt not one, but two bobcats as pets -- and you won't believe how well they get along.
What I Streamed and Liked ‘Nailed It! Season
Andrew Babinski, Kim's cohost, recommends 'Nailed It,' a Netflix original in its third season. This isn't your mother's cooking show. Contestants with no kitchen talent -- or a reputation for kitchen disasters -- compete for cash by recreating edible masterpieces. Hosted by comedienne Nicole Byer and pastry chef Jacque Torres. Check out the official trailer for Season 3, which premiered May 17, 2019.
Quantum computers – FULLY explained!
If you've noticed that "advancement" in smartphones and computers seems to have slowed a bit compared to the end of the last decade, you're not alone. In many ways, we're getting closer to reaching an upper limit with our current technology -- but that doesn't mean innovation will stagnate. The next generation of computers are in the works, and their power will be so far beyond what we have now they'll almost seem to work by magic. Quantum computing is the wave of the future, but what is it exactly? This video will explain how it works, and what it means for you.
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.
The best low-cost cellphone plans for 2018
Have you taken a look at your cellphone bill lately? It's most likely higher than you thought and you wonder why that is. Fortunately even the most expensive of carriers offer cheaper options, and while they may not be offered at the same price point as what is sold by lesser carriers, they provide the top-notch quality at a more affordable rate.
How to save your relationship from the devastation
Sally from Tennessee called into the show to talk about her husband's addiction to porn over the last 15 years. He wants to quit, but it has been a long and difficult road that has had some devastating effects on their marriage. Kim gives Sally tools that will offer long-term benefit not only break the addiction but also save their marriage.
Streaming video to watch this weekend: Kim’s
Every week, Kim gives listeners her movie pick to watch or stream over the weekend. This week's choice is "The Music of Silence" which chronicles the life of world famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli, who transcended his blindness through his singing. If you are looking for an inspiring and heart-warming story this weekend, this is the perfect movie to watch!
The best streaming services you can get for $25 or
Saving money is a good idea. A smart way to do that is to find ways to lower your monthly bills. One bill in particular comes to mind when thinking about spending less. Of course I'm talking about the cable bill. Cable and satellite companies have been raising prices for years. It's gotten to the point where it can cost up to a couple hundred dollars per month just to watch television. Don't fret! There are still quality streaming services out there that you can get at a bargain price.
Kim helps caller find a long-lost friend to thank
Peri from Kentwood, MI called in to the Kim Komando Show looking for Kim to help her find a middle school friend named Norma. Peri wanted to find Norma to thank her for saving her life all those years ago and to tell her how much their friendship meant to her. If you've had a person impact your life, this story will tug at your heartstrings. Kim gives Peri advice on how to reconnect with her long lost friend Norma.
10 clever Gmail settings that will fix your inbox
Do you have problems with your email? Gmail is clearly the email program of choice for the majority of people. Free and with virtually unlimited storage, it boasts more than 1 billion active users! Google packs so many features into gmail but as we all know, more features means more clutter and more confusion. But don't worry, we will help you become a pro at managing your email.
Electric or gas-powered cars – Which one is
We're in the age of the eco-friendly car boom. Hybrid vehicles aside, electric cars run solely on battery power and that means no trips to the gas station. The idea is to save money, right? Gas may be expensive but electricity is not particularly cheap, either. Add to the equation the price of an electric car compared to a fuel-efficient standard vehicle and some questions seem to arise. Kim Komando looks at the pros and cons of electric versus gas-powered cars and answers the question: which is cheaper?
Live from the Studio
California introduces data protection law
Do you know the police can search your digital data any time? California joined four other states with the passage of a bill requiring a warrant before a search occurs. In this Komando.com Report, we look at the national implications of California's S.B. 178.
How to save your text messages
Trust us, there is no easy way of exporting text messages from an iPhone to a format that is suitable for printing.You can create screenshots, you may argue, but if we're talking about a text conversation with hundreds of messages then forget about it. Here's the easiest way for both Apple and Android.
Free software to replace Microsoft Office, Photosh
When you're already spending several hundred dollars or more on a new computer, you don't want to be spending the same amount on software. Unfortunately, programs like Microsoft Office and Photoshop can be bank-account breakers. Fortunately, open source software is here to save the day.
The all new Kim’s Club from Komando.com
Kim's Club is back and better than ever! Get instant access to watch and listen to my show anytime and go behind the scenes commercial-free. Learn new tech tips from the Komando Technology Academy. Come visit me at my studio for VIP tours. Plus, more new features, a lower price, and discounts for seniors and service personnel!Watch this video for all the new features you can get as a Kim's Club member.