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00:36

What happens when you shake a soda on the ocean floor?

What happens when you shake a soda on the ocean fl

Chris Hadfield is an accomplished astronaut and traveler with a passion for science. As the first Canadian in space, his time outside of the International Space Station has also been filled with discovery. In this clip, Chris performs an experiment in a submersible at the bottom of the ocean floor by shaking a soda to the point of exploding. What makes this video so fascinating, though, isn’t what happens … It’s what doesn't.

 

01:45

New York MTA has a warning for people who drop their AirPods

New York MTA has a warning for people who drop the

AirPods are insanely popular, with units out of stock at Apple Retail Stores on a regular basis. Because of this, you’d think people would be more careful with their expensive earbuds when traveling. Alas, the smooth design doesn’t exactly mesh well with the hustle and bustle of the New York City subway system. Now, the MTA has issued a warning for all AirPod owners. You won’t believe how many people lose their AirPods on the tracks!

 

01:48

How to know if someone blocked your number

How to know if someone blocked your number

When you block a number, you no longer receive calls or text messages from that person. With Apple’s iPhone, it also blocks FaceTime contacts. This can be helpful for stopping some unwanted spam calls, but it can also be used for personal reasons. You won’t get any sort of official notice if someone blocks your calls, but you can make an educated guess by looking for these signs.

 

04:21

An elevator that goes sideways?

An elevator that goes sideways?

Elevators are only designed to go up and down, right? Well, these German engineers had a different idea in mind. With the help of some incredible mechanical engineering, these lifts are able to go up, down and sideways like something out of Willy Wonka. How long did it take to design this thing?

 

02:22

This talented boy cuts fruits by throwing playing cards

This talented boy cuts fruits by throwing playing

Talents come in all shapes and sizes, and this is no exception. While some people may have a skill with throwing knives or darts, this boy ups the ante by throwing harmless playing cards with deadly efficiency. You have to see this!

 

02:42

Protect your info: Echo Show, Facebook Portal, Nest Hub smart home privacy fixes

Protect your info: Echo Show, Facebook Portal, Nes

Smart screens are handy, but do you feel comfortable knowing Google, Facebook and Amazon may be watching everything you do? If you want to enjoy the convenience of a video voice assistant without sacrificing your privacy, here are the best ways to configure your smart home hub so big tech companies can't watch and listen whenever they please.

 

01:55

5 essential tech options for your new car

5 essential tech options for your new car

The cars on the road are more computer than hot-rod, these days. If you’re looking to find out the best ways to take advantage of technology on the road, here are Kim’s top picks for essential technology features for your automobile.

 

02:02

Nixie tubes are making a comeback

Nixie tubes are making a comeback

Remember Nixie tubes? These cool analogue displays were extremely popular throughout the mid 20th century, and found a variety of industrial and military uses during their tenure. Now, Nixie tubes are making a comeback in this retro-styled clock that gives your home (or bunker) the perfect Cold War aesthetic.

 

02:42

This man spent $70K on a mobile game

This man spent $70K on a mobile game

Ever hear of FGO? No, not Faygo the soft drink. "Fate/Grand Order" is a smash-hit video game for smartphones with a massive cast of characters based on people from history and myth. To unlock these characters, though, you have to spend real-world money. Now, meet the game’s reigning champion: A man with enough disposable income to make your head spin. Would you spend this much on a game?

 

04:53

A look inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum

A look inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum

In the devastation that followed the 9/11 attacks, America chose to rebuild. Now, at the former site of the World Trade Center, a new museum has risen from the ashes. Featuring artifacts recovered from Ground Zero as well as moving artistic tributes, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is truly a national icon.

 

04:15

6 fitness gadgets to help you lose weight and get healthy

6 fitness gadgets to help you lose weight and get

Looking to get healthy and improve your fitness? If you put in the work, these gadgets can help! Kim shows you 6 products that will make hitting your fitness goals easier and more fun. Some are wearable, others get you moving, but all are aimed at keeping you in shape.

 

02:08

9/11 survivors honor the first responders who saved their lives

9/11 survivors honor the first responders who save

It was a day of tragedy that defined a generation. Now, 18 years later, the U.S.A. is still honoring the sacrifices and bravery of everyone that did their part to aid the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Now, see how these survivors are thanking the couragous folks that saved their lives. We will never forget.

 

02:20

Pilot records selfie video after plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean

Pilot records selfie video after plane crashes in

It's a nightmare scenario come to life: A pilot's plane crashed into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean more than eight miles off the shore. In a twist that could only come in the digital age, the pilot not only remains calm but records the entire incident as the plane sinks into the sea. Thankfully, the pilot and passenger were rescued by a friend above, but getting a first-person perspective of treading ocean water is a sight to behold.

 

03:14

How food commercials are made

How food commercials are made

Have you ever seen delicious looking ice cream in a TV commercial and just want to take a bite for yourself? Well if you did, you'd be in for a shock: That's actually mashed potatoes! Ice cream can melt under the hot lights of a studio, so some crafty substitution and special effects are needed to make it pop. Now, see how the advertising industry does the same kind of wizardry for other food commercials.

 

01:11

New watercraft cleans as it rides

New watercraft cleans as it rides

It takes just one person to make a difference in this world. At least, that’s what these inventors had in mind when they introduced a new way to clean the oceans. The 4ocean Mobile Skimmer is a custom boat that siphons up plastics and trash in the water it glides through. Amazingly, it leaves the waters it visits in a better state than when it arrived.

 

03:07

This model train set just broke a world record!

This model train set just broke a world record!

The Guiness Book of World Records is famous internationally for documenting the most intense achievements on Earth — even if they’re sometimes a little strange like “the world’s longest fingernails.” But this record is truly impressive: a scale model train set with over 50,000 feet of track! It’s astonishing to behold.

 

01:36

Storage full? 3 hacks to free up space on your smartphone

Storage full? 3 hacks to free up space on your sma

That pesky "storage full" notification always comes at the worst time. Instead of scrambling to delete photos and apps to free up space on your smartphone, take our advice. Check out these 3 hacks to help you organize your photos and videos, clear up digital clutter and see exactly what's eating up all the space on your device.

 

05:40

Meet the 10-year-old coder catching the attention of Silicon Valley

Meet the 10-year-old coder catching the attention

Kim got her start in tech young, so Samaira Mehta's story is close to her heart. This whiz kid learned to code at age 6 and shares her love of technology with a board game that teaches computer programming concepts. And it's a hit! To date, she's sold more than 17,000 copies. Kim talks with Samaira about what sparked her to create a coding game and her future plans.

 

02:48

This 12-year-old has taken the art world by storm

This 12-year-old has taken the art world by storm

Move over Picasso, there's a new modern artist in town. Only this time, she's a fraction of the age of the world's most famous painters! Meet 12-year-old Aelita Andre, an art prodigy from Australia who has made a splash in the fine arts scene with her colorful works. Some of her paintings have already even sold for thousands of dollars! Here's how she works her craft.

 

03:24

Woman makes sweaters out of dog hair

Woman makes sweaters out of dog hair

If you have a pooch who sheds, you've probably thought at some point "I could knit a sweater out of all this hair!" Well, one lady had the same idea — only this time, she decided to make a business out of it. Now, meet the one person making real-life sweaters out of dog hair. Apparently, they're not even itchy! Would you wear one?

 

01:42

Addicted to social media? It’s no coincidence

Addicted to social media? It’s no coincidenc

How often do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through your social media feeds? You're not alone. In fact, Facebook has about 2.3 billion monthly active users who spend nearly an hour on the site every day. Social media sites thrive on the addiction they create, and Kim is saying no more to wasting all those hours.

 

02:02

Stop your TV from collecting your private data and selling it to advertisers

Stop your TV from collecting your private data and

Algorithms are working behind the scenes in your TV, tracking every ad, show and movie you watch ⁠— whether you're watching on cable, through your favorite streaming platform or even on Blu-ray or DVD. That data is then sold to advertisers. But you can stop it. Kim walks you through how this tracking works and what you can do to protect your privacy.

 

00:49

Dramatic delivery of huge wind turbine blade in China

Dramatic delivery of huge wind turbine blade in Ch

If you've ever shipped a large package across the country, then you already know how expensive the process can be. Well, try this on for size: delivering a gigantic wind turbine to the countryside! Watch as this skilled truck driver navigates China's mountainous terrain to safely deliver the cargo. It's impressive to behold.

 

01:45

You won’t believe this backflipping robotic cheetah

You won’t believe this backflipping robotic

MIT's robotics program is one of the best in the world, and their latest project is already making audiences "flip" out. This adorable, feline-shaped bot can do backflips from a free-standing position. And, most importantly, it can stick the landing. How on Earth did they do it?

 

02:02

Stop your TV from collecting your private data and selling it to advertisers

Stop your TV from collecting your private data and

Algorithms are working behind the scenes in your TV, tracking every ad, show and movie you watch ⁠— whether you're watching on cable, through your favorite streaming platform or even on Blu-ray or DVD. That data is then sold to advertisers. But you can stop it. Kim walks you through how this tracking works and what you can do to protect your privacy.

 

01:26

Security settings to turn on your router before it’s too late

Security settings to turn on your router before it

You may not know it, but you might be vulnerable to being hacked right now. And it might not just be your computer. If hackers get into this one device, they can get into virtually every other device in your house — even your home security system. I'm talking about your router, of course, and most people don't realize just how vulnerable the typical router it. That's why I'm giving you 5 tips on how to better protect your router and make sure you are secure.

 

02:09

Interesting, life-changing ways to use Alexa

Interesting, life-changing ways to use Alexa

Alexa is no longer "new." The smart-tech revolution is now in full swing, and Amazon Echo is at the heart of it. More than 66 million people own voice-activated speakers. Now it's time to see what Alexa can really do. Most users know how to select songs and search the internet for information. These skills are handy, but they're only the tip of the digital iceberg.

 

01:42

Hilarious police captain turns the tables on a scam caller

Hilarious police captain turns the tables on a sca

Police officers are experts at dealing with criminals and scam artists. It’s a big part of their job after all. But what about scammers and criminals that only exist over the phone? Well, this gives our law enforcement time to have a little harmless fun. Watch as this police captain totally pulls one over on an unsuspecting phone scammer.

 

01:54

The Titanic is being eaten away by bacteria

The Titanic is being eaten away by bacteria

The tragedy of the Titanic is a story of loss and hubris, but in the end, it’s not an iceberg that will doom the sunken ship. As of right now, the wreck of the Titanic is being lost to history with the help of microscopic bacteria that have adapted to eat away metal. Here’s why this ship may be no more in the years to come.

 

01:38

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which is best?

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which is

Most of us now have access to an alternative to the good old-fashioned wallet. The biggest three options for mobile payment systems today are Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. They all turn your smartphone (or smartwatch) into a mobile wallet, letting you pay for purchases without having to fish out a credit card or cash. Now that you know your options, we'll help you figure out which one is best.

 

06:42

Runner makes creative GPS art from exercise routes

Runner makes creative GPS art from exercise routes

Meet Lenny Maughan, a San Francisco marathoner who uses the fitness GPS app Strava to create amazing works of art. Over the past few years, Lenny has created dozens of drawings — from Batman to Frida Kahlo — to make his long runs more fun and exercise his creativity. He tells Kim about his favorite pieces over the years and the interesting ways he shakes up his running routine.

 

03:32

How Adidas is turning plastic bottles into shoes

How Adidas is turning plastic bottles into shoes

Recycling is a trend that will only continue to grow as industries find more ways to reuse our waste products. A perfect example is this new model of shoe from Adidas, which has fibers that are woven from recycled plastic and originally come from water bottles. It’s good for the environment, and looks good to boot!

 

02:58

Carnival ride mishap is a scary close call

Carnival ride mishap is a scary close call

Carnivals along the beach are one of the joyful pastimes of coastal living. But sometimes, things don’t always go as planned. Watch as this carnival ride’s mechanism breaks in half before a crowd of stunned onlookers. Thank goodness nobody was hurt!

 

03:06

7 essential smartphone maintenance tips

7 essential smartphone maintenance tips

In this Digital Life Hack, Kim walks you through everything you need to do to keep your Apple or Android smartphone running smoothly. Improve your battery life, increase your phone's available memory and say goodbye to unexpected crashes and restarts. Kim tells you which apps hog your storage, how to check for malware, why you need to keep up with updates and much more.

 

04:21

Want a ticket to space? It’ll cost you a pretty penny

Want a ticket to space? It’ll cost you a pre

In Tomorrow's Tech Today, Kim shares all the upcoming technology, gadgets and innovations you don't want to miss. The first commercial space port is under construction. That means yes, you can go to space — but be prepared to pay a pretty penny. Scientists are working on a new way to perform organ transplants you'll have to see to believe, and a new headphone brand blows your earbuds out of the water.

 

10:06

That one time Disney tried to start a mobile phone service

That one time Disney tried to start a mobile phone

Disney’s power has grown wildly in the past few years. Not only do they possess a large amount of top-tier movie studios, they even have a private navy of cruise ships at their disposal. But there was one area they tried — and failed — to expand into, and it’s a story for the ages.

 

10:17

This woman is building her own submarines

This woman is building her own submarines

There’s a whole wide world of mystery deep beneath the waves. In fact, scientists estimate 95% of the oceans are unexplored. That’s why one marine biologist is attempting to spend as much time underwater as possible — and to do so, she’s refurbishing these old submarines by herself!

 

01:29

Is your child safe online? The truth about kids and strangers on the internet

Is your child safe online? The truth about kids an

Kim recently heard from a mom who was concerned her young daughter was chatting with a man she doesn't know online. She should be. Kids talking to strangers online is much more common than you might think. Here's Kim's take on why it's important to keep an eye on exactly what your child is doing on the internet.

 

01:41

How to protect your privacy on Facebook

How to protect your privacy on Facebook

Sure, Facebook is free to use but the social media giant has to make money somewhere. Turns out you're the product. Facebook collects and sells your data to advertisers, but you can take back your privacy! Here are the best ways to adjust your Facebook settings so you can stay below the radar.

 

10:08

Remote control Concorde model takes flight

Remote control Concorde model takes flight

There’s an incredible amount of effort that takes place in the hobby of model plane building. Not only must the scale be correct, but the details and construction as well. But once that model is complete, there’s no other feeling compared to seeing it take flight for the first time. Watch as one master craftsman flies his own model Concorde to soaring heights.

 

02:58

Watch this amazing “robo-thread” in action

Watch this amazing “robo-thread” in action

Neurosurgery is one of the most complicated and intricate forms of medical treatment in the world, with doctors spending years in school perfecting their craft. But in the future, they may not need to work so hard. This new steerable robot is as thin as a thread, and can easily move through the structures of the brain like never before. It’s astonishing to see.

 

11:21

Woman diagnosed with incurable breast cancer raises awareness through a viral challenge

Woman diagnosed with incurable breast cancer raise

When Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she realized how little hope there is for women diagnosed with incurable breast cancer. Now she's raising awareness and money with a fun viral challenge that's spreading online. Kim and Rebecca chat about how she's coping with her diagnosis and encouraging others to fund important research.

 

05:28

World’s best airports to spend a layover

World’s best airports to spend a layover

Layovers are one of the most annoying parts about air travel. Nobody wants to spend hours on end in an airport, so to combat this, designers worldwide have tried to make the process a lot less painful. See how these airports make layovers not only nice, but gorgeous to boot!

 

04:32

What makes Krispy Kreme doughnuts so delicious?

What makes Krispy Kreme doughnuts so delicious?

You don’t have to work in law enforcement to be a doughnut fanatic. But out of all of the competing chains in this country, only Krispy Kreme seems to hold a cult-like grip on its many fans. What is it that makes these delectable doughnuts so desirable? As it turns out, it’s all in the prep work.

 

04:19

The surprising way artificial intelligence is changing farming

The surprising way artificial intelligence is chan

You may not think high-tech when you envision a farm, but you'd be surprised. Today's farms are using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to increase efficiency, output and even food safety. Kim chats with Alan Bauer of Earlham Institute about the future of agriculture and the impact science can have on our food supply.

 

01:01

Astronaut builds LEGO Lunar Lander in zero-gravity

Astronaut builds LEGO Lunar Lander in zero-gravity

Mike Massimino is a former NASA astronaut, so he knows a thing or two about navigating a ship in zero-gravity. But now, he faces a challenge unlike any before: build a miniature scale model of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander in a zero-gravity plane. If you thought spilling blocks all over the floor made building difficult, wait till you see all the floating pieces. At least you can’t step on them.

 

06:40

How to track your child’s smartphone use

How to track your child’s smartphone use

Joseph from Mt. Laurel, NJ called in to The Kim Komando Show with a question about how to track and safeguard his daughter's new smartphone. These days, it's harder than ever to keep tabs on what our kids are doing. That's because they've got two lives: The one you can see and monitor; and the virtual one, where you may have no idea what they're up to. Kim gives Joseph some awesome advice on how to set up boundaries for his daughter to use her new phone and shares an app that will allow him to supervise, manage and protect his daughter's device use.

 

02:54

7 hidden Alexa secrets you didn’t know you needed

7 hidden Alexa secrets you didn’t know you n

Alexa sure is handy, as long as you know the pro tricks for getting the most out of the Amazon smart assistant. Kim shares 7 tips to make your Echo experience more secure, useful and fun. Learn how to adjust your privacy settings, change the way Alexa sounds, upgrade your audio and much more with this week's Digital Life Hack.