Kim’s News Updates

 

01:46

Get cool, new tech for your home, without the huge expense!

Get cool, new tech for your home, without the huge

Homeowners can often save money on buying expensive, high-tech gadgets for their home by calling their insurance companies. Many of them are giving discounts or subsidies for things like Wi-Fi-enabled smoke detectors and doorbells. Kim Komando explains why in this news update.

 

02:26

Spotting Craigslists Scams

Spotting Craigslists Scams

With more than 100 million new postings to Craigslist every month, generating over $300 billion a year in profits, no one should be surprised that there are plenty of scams to go around. Kim Komando helps you with spotting Craigslist Scams.

 

02:15

Who owns your digital data when you die?

Who owns your digital data when you die?

When someone dies, we have a complex, but tried and true, system of laws covering what happens to everything they own. Kim Komando explains, Who owns your digital data when you die?

 

00:44

Top Story: You have to update your iPhone now!

Top Story: You have to update your iPhone now!

There's a huge security risk with your iPhone that you need to fix immediately. A bug has been found that could let a cybercriminal easily take over your phone. I'll tell you about the scary attack and what you need to do to fix it.

 

01:19

The rise of the digital assistant

The rise of the digital assistant

Think about your smartphone's grip over every moment of your life. It’s with you all the time. Texts, email, phone calls, and every other bit of information you need, moment-by-moment. But that could all soon change with the race to create the perfect digital assistant. Watch as Kim breaks it all down for you.

 

01:10

Court violates woman’s 5th amendment rights

Court violates woman’s 5th amendment rights

The U.S. Constitution Fifth Amendment guarantees us that our government cannot force us to testify against ourselves. Traditionally, that meant putting us on the stand and making us answer questions. But here we have a serious case where law becomes very uncertain because it has not yet been tested with this technology.  Watch to get the full story. 

 

01:13

How to spot hidden spy cameras

How to spot hidden spy cameras

Right now, Airbnb is being sued after a female renter found a camera in the living room of the apartment she was renting. Airbnb's rules require owners to notify guests if cameras are present. But that doesn't mean they always do. Tune in as Kim tells us how to spot hidden spy cameras before you get too comfortable in your rental. 

 

01:06

Social media’s dumbest idea yet

Social media’s dumbest idea yet

Not only do mobile phones in the car pose a threat with texting, there is also the matter of taking selfies while driving, live streaming drunk driving, and now, another popular social media site is to blame for a crash that led to serious and permanent brain damage of one individual. 

 

01:13

The two biggest social media scams unveiled

The two biggest social media scams unveiled

Hackers and scammers are steadily worming their way into Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and are tricking users into giving out sensitive and personal information. Watch as Kim gives the details of these scams so you know what to keep an eye out for. 

 

01:08

The one thing home buyers want more than anything

The one thing home buyers want more than anything

Data from home sales shows that home buyers are willing to pay, on average, $33K more for one thing, and it's not a spare bed room or hot tub. Find out what it is in this breaking news alert from our very own Kim Komando. 

 

01:13

This tiny device can crack your iPhone’s code in around six hours

This tiny device can crack your iPhone’s cod

When the FBI entered the high-stakes legal battle to force Apple to create a program to hack iPhones, James Comey made some misleading statements to both Congress and the American people. One of those claims was that unless Apple was forced to design the hack, there was no way to access the terrorist’s iPhone. But as it turns out, he was wrong. In this video, Kim talks about a little device that can crack and iPhone in around six hours. Which makes you wonder, why didn't the FBI know about it?

 

01:13

Apple’s VP of Marketing takes ‘Apple Snobbery’ to a whole new level

Apple’s VP of Marketing takes ‘Apple S

Apple products are known for their sleek designs and forward-thinking innovation, but they're also known for their high price tags. And, according to Apple's VP of Marketing, customers those price tags shouldn't thwart customers. In a recent statement he showed a bit of "Apple Snobbery". Watch this video to see if he's right, or if he's out of touch with reality. 

 

01:13

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better

If you're sick and tired of weak in-flight Wi-Fi, you're not alone. In-flight Wi-Fi never really got off the ground, since it used to rely on cellular towers. But now, there's a new development that will actually help Wi-Fi take flight, so that you won't be disconnected while in the air. In this special news update, Kim shares how in flight Wi-Fi is about to be transformed.

 

01:13

PC sales plummet. Is this the end?

PC sales plummet. Is this the end?

Analysts and experts have been predicting the death of the PC for over a decade, but it's always held on. Now it looks like the end might finally be at hand as sales fall faster than ever. Here's why and what the "Post-PC" era looks like.

 

01:16

Facebook’s biggest fear

Facebook’s biggest fear

Facebook makes it's money from users sharing everything about themselves with other Facebook users. Unfortunately for the tech giant, people are starting to share less. Find out why and what it means for Facebook.

 

01:11

Avoid a tricky CEO-email scam

Avoid a tricky CEO-email scam

It's a growing threat in companies of every size. Scammers posing as high-level executives are tricking employees into revealing sensitive information. Find out how to keep your company safe.

 

01:13

iPhone battery life myth busted

iPhone battery life myth busted

Conventional wisdom says that to save battery life on your iPhone, you should close any apps you aren't using. It makes sense. So why does Apple say that's exactly the wrong thing to do?

 

01:13

Avoid scams on Craigslist

Avoid scams on Craigslist

Craigslist is a great place to buy and sell items, but it has a big problem with scammers. Fortunately, avoiding most scams is easy if you remember a few simple rules.

 

01:11

Should you trust your life to Siri?

Should you trust your life to Siri?

In the series "Star Trek: Voyager," the crew survived for years with an emergency medical program for a doctor. Are today's virtual assistants like Siri as helpful in an emergency?

 

01:03

A lesson for tech companies

A lesson for tech companies

The iPhone is providing a great example right now of the best way for companies to avoid future cyberattacks. Find out what's special about the iPhone that other companies should copy.

 

01:13

Don’t lose your computer to ransomware

Don’t lose your computer to ransomware

Ransomware is one of the biggest digital security threats right now, and you don't want it anywhere near your computer. Fortunately, you can often avoid it with two simple rules.

 

01:13

Google could be your next cellular provider

Google could be your next cellular provider

Google has a habit of shaking up industries, such as online search, mobile gadgets and Internet service providing. Now it's targeting cellular plans, and the Big Four mobile carriers should be worried. 

 

01:13

Is your smartphone the perfect spying tool?

Is your smartphone the perfect spying tool?

As the ongoing FBI vs. Apple battle shows, law enforcement wants access to our gadgets. What information could the FBI learn with full access to your phone? The answer will shock you.

 

01:15

How to help topple an oppressive dictator

How to help topple an oppressive dictator

North Korea has one of the most oppressive dictatorships in the world, and you can help bring it down and free millions of people. It simply takes a donation of an unused item you have lying around your home. 

 

01:37

Drone-hunting predator isn’t what you’d expect

Drone-hunting predator isn’t what you’

World governments are struggling with drones flying where they shouldn't and endangering lives and property. There are plenty of anti-drone technologies taking shape, but the police in Holland have come up with the best one yet, by far.

 

01:42

Ultra fast wireless broadband on the horizon

Ultra fast wireless broadband on the horizon

Tired of your slow connection and don't want to pay to run the cable for fiber? A new company might have the solution: wireless broadband. Find out about the new technology that makes this system unique and where it's rolling out.

 

01:36

House of the lost iPhones

House of the lost iPhones

Forget the Bermuda Triangle. A house in Atlanta seems to be the new mystery spot thanks to a string of vanishing phones. Wait until you hear the full story.

 

01:14

What’s your ‘threat score’?

What’s your ‘threat score’?

You know about your credit score, but did you know that the police are assigning individuals a "threat score"? Your threat score could change how the police interact with you in the future. Here's how it gets calculated.

 

01:14

Who is the best hacker in the world?

Who is the best hacker in the world?

You might think the best hackers in the world are Russian or Chinese, or some gifted kid in his parents' basement. That's who you usually hear about. However, the real answer is something else entirely. 

 

01:20

The latest gun safety technology

The latest gun safety technology

In the latest round of the gun control debate, several types of safety technology are being put forward for consideration. Find out what they are and whether or not they'll really work.

 

01:15

FAA’s new app for legal drone use

FAA’s new app for legal drone use

The FAA has a new app that keeps you on the right side of the law by telling you where you can and can't fly. Find out why this is a must-have for every drone operator.

 

01:18

The new rules of English Grammar

The new rules of English Grammar

The English language has changed a lot over the last thousand years, and that change is only getting faster thanks to technology. Learn how proper punctuation might mean something different than you think in the age of texting. 

 

01:18

Parental alert: Facebook just made teen sexting easier

Parental alert: Facebook just made teen sexting ea

Facebook is following the lead of its rival Snapchat and offering "disappearing photos." Teens might think if they use this for sending racy photos they can't get caught. Here's how it could get them labeled as a sex offender.

 

01:20

TVs from one manufacturer are spying on you

TVs from one manufacturer are spying on you

As TVs get smarter, they don't just do what you tell them; they know what you're doing. One manufacturer is using this knowledge to keep tabs on what you watch and sell your viewing habits to advertisers.

 

01:16

How the police use Google to track your every move

How the police use Google to track your every move

Police don't have to tag you with a GPS tracker to see where you go; you're doing the work for them with your smartphone. Here's how the police can get your location data for the past few years.

 

01:17

The end of expensive set-top-box rentals?

The end of expensive set-top-box rentals?

Renting set-top boxes is a hallmark of having a cable or satellite service, and it costs you hundreds a year. However, that could be coming to an end, and here's what will replace it.

 

01:12

Now is the best time to buy a PC

Now is the best time to buy a PC

If you're thinking of buying a new PC, this is the best time for it. Kim talks about why prices are better than ever and what you can expect from the latest technology.

 

01:16

How to get a holiday job at Amazon

How to get a holiday job at Amazon

'Tis the season for seasonal jobs, and once again the world's largest retailer, Amazon, is the place to work. Find out how you can become one of the 100,000 workers it's hiring right now.