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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.
The new Costco item people are going crazy for
We cover Costco a lot, but we could have never expected it to go this far! A new item hitting stores in Australia is garnering both praise and controversy for its super-sized offering of sugar, icing and mini M&Ms. What item could generate so much hype? Well, you'll understand when you see it -- and you might want one for yourself!
50 people show us their states’ accents
The U.S. is a big place. Each state bears its own unique set of cultures, customs, and -- yes, even accents. This may come as a surprise to most citizens since we tend to not hear our own accents. But no matter how each of us sound, we're all Americans. Now, see how different speech can be between all 50 states.
This massive diamond is a freak… and it̵
As valuable as diamonds are, they're not particularly rare on Planet Earth. That's why there's no shortage of diamond-tipped tools and industrial equipment, which utilize the unmatched hardness of the gemstones for a variety of purposes. In one of these industrial diamond mines, however, a massive stone was unearthed that has its owners scratching their heads. What could this massive 187 carat diamond be worth?
How oysters can clean up polluted water
Anyone who's lived near the ocean, a lake, or a river knows how disgusting polluted water can be. It looks gross, smells bad, and harms the animals living under the surface. Despite our best efforts, cleaning pollution from waterways can be difficult -- but one method has the potential to be extremely effective. And get this: it comes from nature. Watch as these oysters clean a tank of dirty water just by filter-feeding. You won't believe your eyes!
Alexa, play ‘The Kim Komando Show”
Exciting news! Full episodes of "The Kim Komando Show" are now available on Amazon Echo. Just say, "Alexa, play The Kim Komando Show" and follow the prompts to sign up. For just $2.99 per month, listen to full episodes of my weekly show on your time! Stay up on the latest digital news, get tips to stay safe and secure online, and learn how to use the latest technology to make your life better — and what to avoid. Alexa, play The Kim Komando Show!
How Chick-fil-A got big by keeping its menu small
Nobody could have imagined a restaurant that's closed for an entire day each week would be successful -- but Chick-fil-A has defied the odds. In fact, it's one of the fastest-growing and most successful chains in the country. How did it do it? As it turns out, it all starts with the menu...
10 secrets you didn’t know about Costco food
We're big fans of Costco here, but the big-box titan's food court is its real crown jewel. Not only are the food prices affordable and the portions generous, but the food is actually quite delicious. Here are 10 little-known secrets about Costco's beloved food court that'll make you even hungrier than before!
The Mars homes that NASA awarded $500k
Getting to the Red Planet is one thing, but living there -- that's the engineering challenge of the future! Living on Mars presents a host of tremendous challenges, such as protection from the intense cold and solar radiation. However, these designers have some pretty radical ideas about what space habitats can look like.
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.
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June 22, 2019 – Hour 1
Amazon wants you to turn your dumb speakers into smart ones using Alexa, but it’ll cost you. Plus, video doorbells add a layer of convenience and security to your home, but now they’re becoming a thief’s favorite target. And, if you want a better night’s sleep, you might consider taking this robot to bed with you.
June 22, 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.
June 22, 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.
June 15, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, you might start seeing your home security footage showing up in ads on social media without even knowing it. Plus, you’ve got surveillance cameras at ground-level and in satellites and now they’re in between in some hi-tech new balloons. And, learn what your stolen account information is worth on the dark web.
June 15, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, facial recognition smart glasses are already being used by law enforcement in China and now a U.S. company is working on similar tech. Plus, if you live in a tiny apartment, robotic furniture might be for you. And, airbags inside your car keep you safe in a crash, but airbags on the outside could mean even more protection.
June 15, 2019 – Hour 3
In the final hour, start your summer off with all kinds of tech to take on vacation, from waterproof drones to professional level lighting for your smartphone. Plus, Google Maps has added a speedometer feature to help keep you from being distracted. And, we’ll tell you about the best smartphones you can buy now without breaking the bank.
June 8, 2019 – Hour 1
In the first hour, just days after rolling out one-day Prime delivery, Amazon is just about ready to take to the skies with new drones. Plus, you’ll never believe how much data is collected by some sleep trackers. A hint: it’s not just sleep. And, it’s the time of year to watch out for hurricanes along with scammers who use those disasters to cash in.
June 8, 2019 – Hour 2
In the second hour, get ready for the world’s first non-invasive glucose monitor that checks your blood sugar without drawing blood. Plus, a circus is taking a stand against animal abuse by switching to holograms. And, as smartphones go all-screen, cameras still stick out like a sore thumb. How about a camera under the screen? It’s real.
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.
Clever Alexa commands you can use again and again!
More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the device itself, Amazon Echo. For many owners, Alexa is more than a mere virtual assistant; she has become something like a domestic companion, a Rosie or R2-D2 that can also order takeout.
Incredible useful travel apps you didn’t know ab
Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you travel, and you can access your apps in seaports and souks around the globe. Many apps are designed to enhance the travel experience.
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.
Change this one setting to get faster internet spe
Have you ever been frustrated by slow internet speeds? There are many things that could be causing delays in your connection speed. No one likes waiting for web pages to load or videos to play. But if you haven't changed this setting on your computer, you're probably not getting the speeds you deserve.
Sell your old cellphone for big bucks
When learning about and playing with your new smartphone, did you ever stop to think about what to do with the old one? Throw it out? Give it away? You weren't planning on using it ever again, after all, and it was just going to be a high-tech paperweight. While it may be too late for the phone you replaced years ago, it's a good thing to know that you can actually sell your old phone. And not for pennies, either. But for real money.
These forensic tools expose any photo’s hidd
Images contain a treasure trove of hidden, useful data, including date and time of image capture, time zone, type of smartphone used, and the geographical location. To expose any photo’s hidden data, forensic tools may be used. Forensic tools can detect simple metadata or perform more advanced functions, such as to determine if a photo was altered.