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Inside Italy’s only Starbucks
Starbucks is super commonplace in the U.S., but the company has a global presence that many others would kill to have. That being said, Italy only has one Starbucks to its name, but get this -- it's one of the largest and most beautiful coffee houses in the world. See how this Italian Starbucks is brewing up gourmet coffee and treats for its many visitors, and see why visiting this premium location is a unique experience all its own.
Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Its recent outbreaks have left thousands of people sick and devastated villages across West Africa. Despite how powerful this sickness is, there are ways to fight back and protect yourself. Learn the basics about Ebola, what the symptoms are, and what people are doing to stop it from spreading even further.
What it’s like on the longest flight in the
Flying international can seem like it takes forever, but the reigning champion of long flights has to be Singapore Airlines' nonstop between Newark, NJ and Changi, Singapore. This monster flight covers over 10,000 miles and can run almost 19 hours, but Singapore Airlines offers some unique amenities that make the lengthy journey feel less tiresome. Watch how passengers fly in style on the world's longest nonstop trip.
Why babies in medieval paintings look like ugly ol
Art museums are lovely to visit, but one thing always stands out among the classic works of medieval painter: the strange looking babies! If you look through centuries of paintings from the middle ages, a common theme you'll see are strange looking infants that look more like small men than children. Why is this such a common trope? As it turns out, there's a reason behind it, and it helps paint medieval art, religion, and society in a very different light.
Let’s all sing the praises of karaoke
Who loves karaoke? Whether you prefer it in open bars or behind closed doors, there’s nothing more fun than belting out tunes with good drinks and good friends. What you might not know, though, is that karaoke has origins from across the Pacific. Karaoke was actually invented in Japan, and the word itself is Japanese for “empty orchestra.” In this clip from CBS Sunday Morning, you’ll meet the inventor of karaoke, and learn why this pastime is still so popular around the world years later.
Hummingbird in a rain storm
Hummingbirds are some of the most impressive creatures in the natural world. They have the fastest heartbeats of any animal, and are capable of beating their wings 70 times per second -- all while weighing less than a nickel. Despite their advantages, rain can prove a serious obstacle for hummingbirds when survival is on the line. Watch as this brave hummingbird endures raindrops that threaten to send him crashing to the forest floor.
This book has served up delicious fare for centuri
Cookbooks have shaped cuisine around the world for as long as people have been able to write. More recent cookbooks like The Joy of Cooking are staples on many shelves, and have helped fill the bellies of families across the world. What you might not know, however, is that one of the world’s oldest cookbooks is still feeding fine-diners in Korea after 15 generations. The Eumsik Dimibang is filled with pages of delicious Korean recipes, and the author’s surviving family continues to swear by these dishes to serve customers today!
How non recyclable plastic bags are being turned i
Bluetooth speakers are the best. Hi quality sound, portable form factor, and no “strings” attached! Meanwhile, many of these speaker products contribute to pollution, with enclosures that don’t break down in the environment. Not to mention styrofoam packing material and bubble wrap that doesn’t mix well with wildlife and their homes. Luckily, this designer in England is crafting cool technology that plays nice with nature, and get this -- he’s making them out of grocery bags.
7 risky places to swipe your debit card
With the recent outbreak of data breaches at retail locations and restaurants, it doesn't feel safe to swipe your credit/debit card anywhere. It seems like we are risking our banking information to hackers and identity thieves each time we use them. This raises the question, is it time to stop using cards altogether and go back to cash? While we don't think you should abandon plastic entirely, there are some places where using cash is better for security.
3 Amazon Echo privacy settings you should turn on
The Amazon Echo and Alexa pioneered the whole smart speaker category of gadgets and they opened our eyes (and ears) to what an always-on, always-listening appliance can do - it answers your questions, controls your smart home, plays music, helps you organize your day, reads you the news and controls your TV. But before you welcome Alexa into your life, there are privacy and security risks inherent to these appliances. Check out the 3 privacy settings you should definitely have turned on.
Easy ways to organize your photo library
Are you a photography fanatic? If you're like the majority of people, your photos are unorganized or just living on your SD card. I spoke to a caller on my show who takes almost 7,000 pictures a year! Listen as I give her advice on the best way to organize the more than 20,000 photos she has taken over the past few years. I also go over color trends and answer the often asked question of why my studio is blue. Don't miss out on our great callers and helpful tips. To watch Kim's full show anytime you want, join Kim's Club.
3 sure-fire ways to save big money online shopping
Our goal this year should be to try and get ready for Christmas before Christmas Eve. This means we need to start holiday shopping ASAP. That's why you need to know about these three sure-fire ways to save big money shopping online this holiday season.
How to safely delete data forever on your PC or Ma
When you delete a file on your PC, or on a Mac, by sending it to the "Trash," it's easy to assume that the file is gone forever. But really, it's just been sent to another place. All those deleted letters, financial documents and compromising photos are still lurking on the computer. All it takes is a little know-how to recover them. Here's how to safely delete data forever.
Beware! New sneaky phishing scam is making the rou
Shopping season is upon us once again! In fact, email phishing scams remain the most widespread method for stealing customer information. There's one particular phishing scam that's making the rounds again and watch out! It can easily fool you if you're not paying attention.
What to buy and not to buy in November
You probably already know that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. But is November the best time of year to buy all of the items that you're looking for? This guide will help you figure out what to buy and what not to buy in November.
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Free alternatives to popular computer programs
When was the last time you bought a computer program? If it's been a while, you won't believe how expensive they are. Many of them cost $100 or more. In this Komando.com Flash Tip, we have four programs that will save you money without sacrificing quality.
Secrets to make flying better
Airports can get a little crazy. They're crowded, and travelers can be really cranky. There are lots of lines to stand in, lots of ways to get lost ... all in all there are lots of ways to become exhausted. In this Komando.com Flash Tip, we show you how to use your smartphone to help get rid of the brunt of these problems.
Turn your pictures into masterpieces
Thanks to digital photo editors, capturing a great photo is no longer like capturing lightning in a bottle! With even the most basic editors, you can fix little mistakes and turn that ho-hum picture into a fantastic photo. And we have five of them right in this Komando.com Flash Tip. EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Google - "As of March 15, 2016, we will no longer be supporting the Picasa desktop application. For those who have already downloaded this - or choose to do so before this date - it will continue to work as it does today, but we will not be developing it further, and there will be no future updates. If you choose to switch to Google Photos, you can continue to upload photos and videos using the desktop uploader at photos.google.com/apps."