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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.
Fifty years of Apollo Technologies in your life
It's been 50 years since mankind first set foot on the moon, but even today, we still feel the ripple effects of our greatest achievement. From the machinery that moves our vehicles to the technology we carry in our pockets, the space race fueled innovation across the entire spectrum of science. In this clip from NASA, see exactly how the trip to our closest celestial neighbor paved the way for decades of invention.
Smartwatch turns your arm into a touchscreen, prot
In this episode, which aired on Bloomberg TV Saturday, July 20: A major mobile carrier says they’re the first cell service provider to automatically block annoying robocalls. We’ve got the details. Plus, learn about a crazy high-tech smartwatch that turns your arm into a fully-functional touchscreen. And we’ll tell you how to check if your phone really is safe from hackers, scammers and snoops.
Border between the US and Canada splits this road
Have you heard of Canusa Avenue? It's a road that runs directly across the border between the U.S. and Canada -- with the border itself splitting the road in half. Because of this, there are strict penalties for crossing the street. Yet, at the same time, there are no barriers at all! What's the deal with this wild road?
Brave bird stops moving tractor to save her eggs
When we use our technology, sometimes we forget to consider how other creatures are affected. And as this video shows, the bond between mother and child goes far beyond time -- and species as well. Watch as this mother bird bravely stands up to a machine many times her own size in order to protect her precious eggs.
How to remove your personal data from broker sites
You might be shocked to see how much of your personal info is floating around online. But it doesn't have to stay that way. We'll show you how to keep your private information locked down and how to remove it from data broker sites that store and sell your details.
Would you try these pickle ‘sandwiches?̵
The definition of 'sandwich' varies wildly depending on who you ask. Some are strict believers that a sandwich must have two pieces of bread, but others aren't so sure. Now, watch how this one sandwich shop is preparing low-carb hoagies that use a crunchy pickle as a shell for its 'sandwiches.'
Is Amazon Prime worth it? 7 tips to get the most o
Get the most out of your Amazon Prime membership! If you're just using it for free shipping, you're missing out — Prime has so much more to offer. Here are 7 ways you should be using your Prime membership. You can expand your closet with Amazon wardrobe, get access to services like Twitch and Woot, find extra info about your favorite movies and TV shows, score discounts at Whole Foods and more.
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
July 20, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, ever feel like you’re being watched? The Happiest Place on Earth is going all-in tracking theme park guests to generate extra profits for Disney. Plus, Elon Musk wants you to buy a Tesla, go to space and now get a microchip implanted into your brain. And, forget the cameras; now you can add flamethrowers to your drone.
July 20, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, there’s another delivery robot on the way and this one’s fast enough to take travel in the bicycle lane. Plus, we’ll tell you about amazing new hologram technology for translating languages. And, the world’s largest outdoor TV is on the way, and you won’t believe how much the 300-inch beast costs.
July 20, 2019 – Hour 3
In the third hour, a viral joke about raiding Area 51 with more than a million people to “see them aliens” is getting a real warning from the U.S. Air Force. Plus, take me out to the ballgame where you might soon see robots as umpires. And, what you need to know about the trending app that makes you look older and its major privacy risks.
July 13, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, one major wireless carrier is taking a big step in the fight against robocalls. They’ll soon block robocalls for you, and you won’t have to lift a finger. Plus, Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know to be prepared. And, watch out for this Zoom flaw that could put your Mac at risk.
July 13, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, instead of just having a tiny screen on your smartwatch, what if you could have a virtual screen on your arm? Plus, concept cars come and go, but this one’s a little different because it comes equipped with an AI butler. And, there’s new malware that’s infecting millions of devices around the globe. We’ll tell you what to look for.
July 13, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, listen to one of the most common robocall scams going on right now, claiming to be from Social Security. Plus, Walmart is going hi-tech when it comes to training new associates, using virtual reality. And, move over Netflix because yet another streaming service is on the way. And HBO Max is taking “Friends” with it.
July 6, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, it’s not just their own citizens being spied on. Now the Chinese government is also putting spyware on tourists’ phones. Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Fold might finally be ready for release. And, we already know Alexa keeps records of your conversations, and now we know just how long they’re kept - unless you intervene.
July 6, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, flying cars are on the way but before you see taxis and other vehicles fill the skies, you might see flying car races. Plus, if you see your doctor playing video games on the job, it’s probably a good thing. And, one man says after cancelling his Amazon Prime subscription, Alexa had something to say about it - it wasn’t nice.
Top 10 digital life hacks, special guests you don&
In this week’s episode, which aired Saturday, June 29 on Bloomberg TV: See some of Kim’s favorite gadgets, tech, interviews and more from past episodes. Plus, you’ll meet some of the most amazing guests who have shared stories about how tech has made a difference in their lives. And, learn about our most popular Digital Life Hacks and DIY Security Tips.
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.
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.
How to set up a VPN at home or work to protect you
When it comes to browsing online, anonymity is key to keeping yourself safe. You can easily adopt certain measures that'll ensure what you do online remains private as you zip across various websites, and it all has to do with something called a virtual private network (VPN). Learn how to protect yourself, and set up your very own VPN in this D-I-Y video.