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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.
US military warns people preparing to storm Area 5
What started as a funny joke on Facebook has morphed into a campaign for millions of Facebook users to storm the clandestine Air Force base at Groom Lake, Nevada -- better known as "Area 51." The goal: "Let's see them aliens." As humorous as this may sound, the Air Force is warning people that it might not be such a wise idea to storm an active military base...
How to spot spy cameras in your vacation rental: C
We've all heard stories of people finding hidden cameras in vacation rentals. If you've ditched hotels and prefer to book accommodations through sites like Airbnb and VRBO, how do you ensure your privacy isn't being violated? In this DIY Security tip, Kim reveals common hiding places for surveillance cameras, plus shows you how sneaky hosts could conceal monitoring devices.
Walter Cronkite and the Apollo 11 landing
It was 50 years ago that mankind first took a step on the surface of the moon and ushered in the Space Age. Since then, we've seen incredible technological progress on all fronts -- but nothing else has equaled the level of pride, accomplishment, and triumph of the lunar landing in the hearts of Americans. Now, see the news just as audiences did in 1969 with a report by the legendary Walter Cronkite.
Making Google Home more accessible
Voice-activated smart speakers and home assistants make life easier, but what about for people who can't speak? Kim talks to Lorenzo Caggioni, a Google Strategic Cloud Engineer, who wanted to make the technology accessible to his brother, Giovanni. Giovanni, who has Down syndrome and is legally blind, is non-verbal. Lorenzo worked to make the family's Google Home system work for his brother, giving him more independence and access to the same technology the rest of the family uses.
Man rockets through the air in Paris as France cel
Say what you will about the French, but they know how to throw a parade! Every Bastille Day, the French military puts on an incredible display of patriotism -- complete with military vehicles, soldiers, and flag-waving fun for everyone present. This year though, they had a different idea. Watch as a futuristic hoverboard steals the show at the 2019 Bastille Day parade!
Revolutionary virtual reality therapy is helping s
A reported one in five war veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan return home with PTSD. Kim talks with Chris Merkle, a Marine serving in Iraq and Afghanistan for 14 years, who used virtual reality to work through his post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and find peace.
Flying cars, doctors using games to hone their ski
In "Tomorrow's Tech Today," Kim shows you upcoming and future technology you don't want to miss. An Australian company wants to take racing to the skies with an electric-powered, plane-helicopter-car hybrid. Plus, more than 400,000 medical professionals are using games to practice their skills, and a new Samsung artificial intelligence project uses just a single photo to create realistic video. Kim explains the scary reality behind the technology.
7 Google tips and tricks: Better search results, c
You might use Google every day, but these pro tips will turn you into a search expert. Kim shows you how to improve and expand your results, get more search options, clear your history, translate straight from Google, search a specific website and more.
DIY Security – How to delete your personal d
Despite being data-hungry, Google still has a good reputation for a tech company. But that doesn't mean that it's immune to the same greedy tactics other businesses pull. Google keeps tabs on your location, tracks search history, and builds a digital profile based on your browsing habits. That being said, it is possible to look up and delete most of the data Google has on you. We'll be going over Google's data tracking habits, and how you can remove each piece of your digital footprint.
Kim helps listener find $25k in unclaimed money
Long-time listener Robert from Harrisonburg, Virginia, called Kim to thank her for giving him advice that helped him find more than $25,000 in unclaimed money. If you are wondering how he did that, you're not alone. Learn how Robert found that his mother left him money in a probate account he didn't know about.
Kim helps a caller who’s a victim of the “brus
One of Kim’s fans calls in about random deliveries he has been receiving at his home. This concerns him since his personal information is out there being used without his consent. He doesn’t know if he is being charged for these deliveries or if someone has opened up an account under his name and has been ordering products. Thankfully, Kim eases our minds and explains how the so called “brushing” scam isn’t anything to be worried about. Tune in and find out why.
Don’t be tracked, use these Google alternatives
Google has long been known to track you online and that can make you feel uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be that way. It might seem hard at first but once you get going, you may realize you didn’t need all those Google apps or services. We will talk about search engine alternatives that don’t track their users. If you want to message like Gmail, but don’t want to use Gmail, we will discuss the best alternatives. It might be time to say goodbye Google.
DIY – How to unsend email using Gmail
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.
How to detect if someone is snooping on your compu
If you are worried that someone might be snooping on you, you’re not alone. Don’t live in fear. There are ways to check and make sure there’s no creeping going on with your computer. Kim will teach you how! For example, you can check recent items to see traces of documents that have been opened. Kim will share with you secret ways you can follow to detect a snooper.
5 essential email hacks you’ll wish you knew soo
Emails, emails, emails. They just keep coming. It seems like everyday there is a long list of emails waiting for you to reply. And then you have to sift through them to figure out which are spam and which are real. Well, thankfully Kim is here to teach us 5 essential email hacks that can make our emailing that much easier. Kim will teach us how to stop the creepy tracking from robo-emails and how to stop images from automatically loading in the background. We will also go over how to protect your recipients privacy, because there is a right way and a wrong way to send a mass email.
Success story: How to make money online
Kim Komando receives a call from Jade Oliver @heavenlyhomesandgardens who left her corporate law job to start an upcycling business. What started out as a way to make some extra money to pay for her law school, has now turned into a full time, hugely successful career. Join Kim and Jade in their discussion about the journey Jade took to becoming an eBay entrepreneur.
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.