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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.
What happens to the stuff you return to stores?
As a society of consumers, we tend not to think about what happens to the things we throw away or return to the store. Well, believe it or not, there’s actually a number of special processes to get unwanted goods to their proper destination, and where it all ends up might surprise you.
How Amazon delivers on one-day shipping
It’s absolutely insane how far shipping has advanced in the past five years. While Amazon Prime was already the stuff of logistical legends, the company’s One-Day Shipping is changing the game yet again. Now, you can see how Amazon makes magic happen for customers across America.
Why Apple products use 30 year old software
Remember NeXT? You probably don’t, but if you use a Mac, you are certainly feeling the effects of this defunct software company. Founded by Steve Jobs after his ouster from Apple in the '90s, the company’s NeXTSTEP operating system still helps power Mac OS today! Now, get the whole story about this mysterious, short-lived computer company.
Whirlpool collects rain and fills a canal inside a
Sculptures in public spaces don’t only have to be a treat for the eyes. Sometimes, they can serve a valuable function like this art piece in Singapore. Placed in a mall, the sculpture collects rainwater and fills the canals that traverse its many walkways. Its breathtaking to behold.
Parents! Use my free tech safety contract to keep
Today's children grow up with technology, and kids are always connected. A digital life comes with dangers -- from scammers to child predators. That's why Kim created this technology contract that acts as an agreement between you and your children, so you'll always be in the know about their online activities to keep them safe. Download the contract at komando.com/contract
Tomorrow’s Tech Today: Smart sheets, AI furn
In "Tomorrow's Tech Today," Kim shows you new upcoming and future technology you don't want to miss. The future is here, and smart homes are even cooler than what we saw on "The Jetsons." Check out smart sheets, AI furniture and a state-of-the-art coffee table. These high-tech planters are perfect if your green thumb isn't so green. And forget flying cars. You're going to want this flying motorcycle.
Facebook settings you need to change right now
It’s no secret, Facebook isn’t the safest place to hang out when it comes to your personal data. Did you know that you can stop targeted ads from following you around online by tweaking the information that Facebook uses? And what about ads that your friends have liked? How do they affect you? Kim shares all this and more details to help you stay safe on Facebook.
CEO of Zollipops, Alina Morse, calls The Kim Koman
Kim speaks with Alina Morse, the teen CEO of Zollipops, about her success story at such a young age and her innovative edible invention: candy that is actually good for your teeth! Believe it or not, that is really a thing. This lollipop actually cleans your teeth, tastes good and is available at major grocery stores.
Save money with these discount cables and chargers
We use smartphones for virtually everything in our lives. That little device in your pocket has become so essential that keeping it charged is of the utmost importance. Whether you’re an Android or Apple user, Kim covers both with information such as making sure the chargers for the Android are compliant with USB-C specifications, whether the chargers for Apple are premium Lightning cables, and much much more. Watch this clip from The Kim Komando Show as Kim shares secrets to save money.
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.
Live from the Studio
August 17, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, you might start seeing cameras where you least expect, as the Pentagon is testing surveillance balloons over six U.S. states. Plus, robocall blockers are meant to protect your privacy, but they could actually be doing the opposite. And, it seems no connected device is safe from hackers, not even your fancy DSLR camera.
August 17, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, learn about spears and boats equipped with shark-repelling technology. Plus, there’s a new trend for redesigning office spaces to lower your stress levels and make you happier. And, one woman decided that the best way to never lose her car key again was to have it implanted directly into her arm.
August 17, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, a new foldable phone is on the way from another major tech firm, but will it cast a shadow over Samsung’s Galaxy Fold? Plus, watch where you’re walking because you might be seeing a lot more delivery robots hitting the pavement. And, Google has a new tool for teachers to put a stop to plagiarism in the classroom.
August 10, 2019 – Hour 1
Learn how technology is ushering in the concerts of the future, from augmented reality to immersive 3D sound. Plus, there’s a new sport to play and it was created entirely by artificial intelligence. And, make sure you’re aware of new I.D. requirements for domestic air travel. They go into effect sooner than you think.
August 10, 2019 – Hour 2
Facing scrutiny from the public and quite a few governments, Facebook unveiled a site and app redesign, along with other big changes. Plus, you’ll never believe some of the most vulnerable passwords people are still using. And for the very first time, an aerial drone was used to deliver a life-saving organ for a transplant surgery.
August 10, 2019 – Hour 3
Google made some big announcements this week, from more AR to issues involving your privacy. We’ve got the details. Plus, a lot of advocates are voicing their concerns about Amazon Echo Dots for kids, and the sensitive data they collect. And move over, self-lacing shoes, Nike is ready to start scanning your feet to find that perfect fit.
August 3, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, another day, another data breach but unlike a number of others so far this year, this one affects more than 100 million people who used Capital One. Plus, the next time you buy a house, Amazon might give you thousands of dollars worth of coupons and tech. And, your generic phone chargers could lead to serious injuries.
August 3, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, you won’t believe what one group says will be in homes of the future, like furniture that changes shape. Plus, here’s your chance to get your very own flying motorcycle, but i’ll cost you. And, you may think you’ve seen crazy smartphone designs before, but a new Samsung patent for a 3-screen phone could take the cake.
Using AI to detect knock-offs and counterfeit item
Finding a good deal online is great, but getting ripped off? Not so much. Fake and counterfeit luxury goods are a big problem online and in stores, and it can be hard to know if what you're buying is the real deal. That's where Entrupy comes in: The AI solution authenticates bags, watches, jewelry, electronics and more using a handheld device equipped with a small microscope. And it really works: Entrupy's algorithm is 99.1% accurate. Kim talks with Vidyuth, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Entrupy and the co-inventor of Entrupy’s patented technology.
Social media influencer advice: How to grow your I
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a social media influencer? Meet Kallie House, an Instagram fitness influencer who shares her daily life with thousands and thousands of followers. In 2015, Kallie started tracking her workouts at https://www.instagram.com/kalfitlife. Before long, the former elementary school teacher was getting thousands of new followers each month. Kallie shares how she maintains her successful account and how changes in Instagram's algorithm have impacted her business. She also shares a rule of thumb for influencers wondering how much to charge advertisers and sponsors.
3 new online marketplaces better than Craigslist
Once upon a time, Craigslist was a great idea. Post classified ads for free! Buy and sell what you want without any hassles! Craigslist was easy and straightforward. You could quickly post text and photos, then take them down whenever you wanted. You didn't even have to post your email address. Now, 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.
How to tell if someone is bugging or tracking you:
Ever get that feeling someone is watching? They could be. Kim walks you through simple ways to tell if someone is secretly filming or listening to you — or even tracking you with GPS. Plus, a few easy tricks to find out if your phone has been bugged.
How to freeze your credit and why you’d need
You may not have thought about freezing your credit, and now that you heard of the idea you may be wondering why you should. Well, it is one of the top ways to guard against identity theft, ensuring there will be no change to any of it unless you say so. Here is a step by step description of how to do so.
Modem Vs. Router, what’s the difference? DIY
Quick: If I ask you to find the router (not the modem) in your house, can you? What's the difference? We might use them all the time, but do we really know what they do? Since they both look similar, we can easily confuse them for doing the same thing, but that’s not the case. They take on different tasks but work together to assure everything in your home network stays connected. Let's learn together!
How to know if that Facebook request is legit | DI
If you’re on Facebook, chances are you’ve received the occasional friend request from someone you don’t recognize. Maybe you’ve met them and just don’t remember. It’s also possible it’s a scammer trying to take advantage of you. Watch this video so you can learn what to look for -- and quickly spot a fake.
Where to mount your TV? Is it OK to put it over a
Odds are that the center piece and focal point of your living room is your TV. It's our main point of entertainment and many families gather around it to watch movies and favorite shows. If that TV is a flat screen you probably have it mounted on the wall. As with most things, there is a right way and a wrong way to mount a TV -- and it's all about location. I'll show you where.
How to avoid data overage on your home Wi-Fi | DIY
Think you've got unlimited data usage at home? Think again, especially with all the connected devices and streaming content, you could max out your data. This DIY video from The Kim Komando Show explains how to tell if you've gone over your limit and what to do about it.
How to unsend email using Gmail | DIY How-to from
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. Tune in and find out how!
3 police scanner apps you have to try | DIY How-to
If you like to keep up to date with what's going on around you, including public safety alerts and traffic reports, you could buy a dedicated police scanner, but those can be expensive. Ever see something happening in your neighborhood -- you know, with police cars or a fire engine -- and wonder what was happening? Watch and learn about three apps you can use for iPhone or Android.