19 surprising things pilots can do onboard
You’d think that pilots in an aircraft would need to pay more attention to what they’re doing than drivers on the road, but surprisingly, planes handle quite a few functions automatically. See what kind of antics pilots are up to in this illuminating video.
Guide to cutting the cord — 5 things you nee
Nobody likes paying for cable these days. And with so many excellent streaming solutions out there, why would you? Between Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku devices, users have a selection of premium gadgets and streaming services to choose from -- each with more choices and original content than any basic cable subscription could come up with. If you're interested in taking the plunge and cutting the cord once and for all, we've built a guide for you to show you how.
Earth’s magnetic North Pole is shifting south…
There exists a popular apocalyptic theory that the world will end once the planet’s magnetic poles “reverse themselves.” As sci-fi as it may sound, however, the concept is true. It’s just not the harbinger of the end-times that people think it is. Here are the facts on a mysterious process happening deep within the Earth.
What happens to the stuff you return to stores?
As a society of consumers, we tend not to think about what happens to the things we throw away or return to the store. Well, believe it or not, there’s actually a number of special processes to get unwanted goods to their proper destination, and where it all ends up might surprise you.
How Amazon delivers on one-day shipping
It’s absolutely insane how far shipping has advanced in the past five years. While Amazon Prime was already the stuff of logistical legends, the company’s One-Day Shipping is changing the game yet again. Now, you can see how Amazon makes magic happen for customers across America.
Why Apple products use 30 year old software
Remember NeXT? You probably don’t, but if you use a Mac, you are certainly feeling the effects of this defunct software company. Founded by Steve Jobs after his ouster from Apple in the '90s, the company’s NeXTSTEP operating system still helps power Mac OS today! Now, get the whole story about this mysterious, short-lived computer company.
Whirlpool collects rain and fills a canal inside a
Sculptures in public spaces don’t only have to be a treat for the eyes. Sometimes, they can serve a valuable function like this art piece in Singapore. Placed in a mall, the sculpture collects rainwater and fills the canals that traverse its many walkways. Its breathtaking to behold.
Parents! Use my free tech safety contract to keep
Today's children grow up with technology, and kids are always connected. A digital life comes with dangers -- from scammers to child predators. That's why Kim created this technology contract that acts as an agreement between you and your children, so you'll always be in the know about their online activities to keep them safe. Download the contract at komando.com/contract
Tomorrow’s Tech Today: Smart sheets, AI furn
In "Tomorrow's Tech Today," Kim shows you new upcoming and future technology you don't want to miss. The future is here, and smart homes are even cooler than what we saw on "The Jetsons." Check out smart sheets, AI furniture and a state-of-the-art coffee table. These high-tech planters are perfect if your green thumb isn't so green. And forget flying cars. You're going to want this flying motorcycle.
Disney and Apple take on Netflix in the Streaming
These days there are so many different choices for streaming and entertainment that it can be hard to tell them apart. Now, two massive names are entering the fray — each with a realm of content all their own. Are more streaming options better for American consumers? Or will we all just end up paying the same as we did for cable packages in the end?
This is what the early days of digital were like
Here's some food for thought: Before the mid-1990s, most homes didn't have internet. Video games were mostly single-player, software came on physical "discs," and hand-drawn animation was still the norm. But 20-some-odd years is a good deal of time for things to change, and once you watch this video, you won't believe just how different life is today.
Online reputation: What to do when someone tries t
What if a complete stranger or, even worse, someone you trust decides to ruin your life? How easy would it be for them to destroy your career, credibility and social life? In this episode, Kim looks at the maliciousness of destroying someone online. Kim talks to a former cyberbully as well as Shannon Wilkinson, Founder and CEO of Reputation Communications, to find solutions for this problem.
Essential laptop maintenance tips & tricks
If you want your laptop to work well for years to come, you've got to treat it right. In this Komando DIY, we'll show you everything you need to do each month to keep your computer running smoothly. Learn an easy trick to clean up old files, a simple way to tidy your desktop, the best tools to care for the outside of your computer and more.
Ring doorbell app saves family, Amazon pays you to
In this episode, which aired on Bloomberg TV Saturday, August 10: You can buy just about anything on Amazon and now they want to help sell you a new house — with some real incentives. Plus, if you’ve ever wanted your very own flying motorcycle, now’s the time. A warning, though, you’ll probably pay less for a house. Kim talks to a couple who say their Ring doorbell saved their lives. And in Kim's Digital Life Hack, learn about 10 great tech gadgets perfect for your pets.
Dad and kids print a life-size 3D Lamborghini
Laser physicist Sterling Backus wanted a fun way to teach his kids about science. Printing a Lamborghini Aventador fit the bill! The Colorado family is creating a supercar, piece by piece, as a STEAM project. Sterling and Kim discuss exactly how they're building the car and everything his kids are learning along the way.
The latest in hearing aids
Back in the old days, when you lost your hearing, that was it! Now, there's a multitude of options for folks looking to hear the world in greater clarity. Advances in science and engineering have made hearing aids stronger, better, and more affordable than ever. Here's why.
The false watermelon fact you always thought was t
Have you ever heard that if you swallow watermelon seeds a new melon will grow inside you? That's a myth, of course, but this large green fruit is prone to a host of misinformation. Now, the folks at Mashed are debunking another urban legend about watermelons that you may have seen on social media.
Smart diapers, a high-tech motorcycle helmet and a
In "Tomorrow's Tech Today," Kim shows you new upcoming and future technology you don't want to miss. The world's first flying car skyport is coming to Miami, and a new high-tech motorcycle helmet will make riding down the highway a whole lot more fun. Plus, an AI-powered robotic bartender and smart diapers for parents who want an app for everything.
The most popular cake the year you were born
Tastes change over time, and with them, so do the foods we eat. This is especially true for desserts, as cultural attitudes towards health, excess, and sweetness morph through the decades. Now, you can get a sneak peak at which type of cake was the most popular in the year you were born. You won't believe how much has changed in the past 50 years!
Elderly ‘grandma’ fashion models take
Despite their age, these Chinese "grandma" models are taking the fashion world by storm. All of them are over 60 years old, and since beginning their modeling careers, have inspired countless senior women in China to wear their best outfits with pride. Who ever said it was impossible to be cool when you get older?
iPhone battery explodes, totally destroys mom̵
Lithium-ion batteries are the gold standard for smartphones. But the technology is far from perfect and the batteries — especially those from questionable manufacturers — can come with safety risks that include catching fire or even exploding. Kim talks to Jabricia Pratt, an Oklahoma city mom whose SUV was damaged considerably after a battery exploded.
Galaxy Note 10: A day with Felipe Pantone
Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 10 has made a huge impact on the web and people worldwide are scrambling to get their hands on the exciting new device. Now, Samsung is showcasing an artist's perspective of what it's like to use the new phone. Watch this kaleidoscopic voyage into the art world with the help of the Galaxy Note 10.
How Steve Jobs saved Pixar from bankruptcy
Believe it or not, Pixar wasn't always the cinematic juggernaut it is today. For a time, the visionary company was financially floundering -- until one man decided to take the company under his wing. That man was none other than Steve Jobs himself. And the role he played for Pixar helped shape them into the gargantuan success they are today.
Paralyzed man regains control of his hand using an
Nine years ago, Ohio native Ian Burkhart's whole life changed after a wave pushed him into a sandbar — paralyzing the former athlete. Now, thanks to BATTELLE NeuroLife® technology, Ian is able to use his hand again. A muscle stimulation device and a brain computer interface pair up to give him back some of his freedom. Kim and Ian talk about his injury and the ways advancements in technology are changing lives.
This is why Chick-fil-A’s chicken is so deli
If you find yourself driving to Chick-fil-A frequently to satisfy your chicken cravings, don't worry -- you're not alone! America just can't seem to get enough of the company's tasty, fried goodness. And believe it or not, there's a good reason why the food is so uniquely delicious. Dare to find out what makes each bite of Chick-fil-A so satisfying?
NASA discovers new Earth-like planet just 31 light
Space is vast. So vast, in fact, that we measure interstellar distances in "light-years" -- that is, the distance light (the fastest thing in the universe) travels in an entire year. In other words, that's 299,792,458 meters per second! That's an insanely long stretch of travel, but the good news is that one of the closest habitable planets has been discovered. It's only 31 light-years away to boot, so it'll only take us around 500,000 years to reach! Ready to pack your bags?
10 must-have tech gadgets for your pets
Calling all pet lovers! These 10 gadgets will keep your dogs, cats and other furry friends entertained, well behaved and always in sight. Calm anxious dogs, see what your animals are up to while you're not home and even curb barking. Plus, tech to keep an eye on your escape artist pooch and make sure only your cat can get in and out of the house.
How a food photographer uses robots to create the
Gone are the days just hoping for the right shot. Photographer and visual engineer Steve Giralt uses top-of-the-line cameras, lights and — get this — a $150,000 robot to create picture-perfect images and video. His clients include Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Pepsi, Jack Daniels, Kraft and Heinz. Kim and Steve talk about the tech that powers his work, what's coming for the future of robots in photography and how AI could change what Steve does.
World’s best experiences for ‘Harry Po
'Harry Potter' has brought joy to countless families across the world. And it's no wonder why -- after all, who hasn't wished they could attend the magical school of Hogwarts for themselves? Well, Hogwarts may be inaccessible to muggles like us, but here are some of the best real-life 'Harry Potter' experiences you can find.
The Alaskan town FULL of bald eagles
The bald eagle is a proud symbol of American heritage -- but when's the last time you've seen one in your backyard. Especially if you live in the city, spotting one of these beautiful birds can be a bit of a challenge. Unless, that is, you live in this one Alaskan city where nearly everyone has an eagle story of their own.
Using technology to treat depression and ‘re
Doctors are using technology to treat depression — with a new system called TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation. The noninvasive procedure uses magnetic fields, like an MRI, to stimulate the areas of the brain that are affected by mental illnesses like clinical depression. Kim talks to Dr. TeeJay Tripp and his patient, Candise Miller, about the impact TMS is having and how technology is changing healthcare and mental health care.
How to find out if someone blocked your number in
When someone blocks your number, they'll no longer receive your calls or text. On iPhones, even your iMessages and FaceTime won't get through. How can you tell if someone blocks your number? Here are a few signs that may clue you in, including how many rings you'll hear when you call and a message you could hear. Plus, get tips for what to do if you suspect you've been blocked but want to be sure.
How scientists colorize photos of space
One of the saddest things you learn as you grow up (aside from the truth about Santa and the Tooth Fairy) is the fact that all those brilliant pictures you see of outer space are made in a computer. That's right -- all of the brilliant colors found in nebulas and star systems are added after the fact. But why is this? Well, science holds the answer, and aside from just looking pretty, there are some very good reasons why certain colors are chosen. The scientists behind these images aren't just astronomers -- they're artists.
The sculpture that looks like a real-life cartoon
You've never been to a place like Gibbs Farm in New Zealand. Not only is this place closed to the public most of the year, but the grounds function more as an art gallery than a farm. The owners commissioned some of the world's best sculptors to contribute, but one piece stands out as the strangest. Is this giant piece of tissue actually 2-dimensional? Or is it just your imagination?
Why I’m no longer using Alexa or Google Home
Have you ever talked about something with a loved one, only to be overrun with related ads online? You're not alone. Privacy concerns just keep piling up for virtual assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, and they may be listening to more than you think. Here's why Kim is done with smart speakers eavesdropping on every word.
This is why Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscui
Let's be honest: While we may say we're going to Red Lobster for the Surf-N-Turf, we all know what the real prize is. Cheddar Bay Biscuits are, to put it mildly, a heavenly piece of doughy goodness. Delicious, flakey, and oh-so-snackable, it boggles the mind why such a small appetizer could have such a reputation. Here's why.
How an Emoji is made
We use them every day, but how many of us know where Emojis come from? Well, believe it or not, many can trace their origins back to ordinary internet users like you and me! In fact, a good number are crowdsourced and there's even a way to submit your own design if you're creative enough. Do you have what it takes to make a top trending Emoji?
Protect your online info: How VPNs work, what to l
A VPN gives you an extra layer of security, protecting your private data from hackers and scammers online. Kim walks you through exactly how a VPN can help you stay safer on the web. plus she'll tell you what to look for in a VPN service since not all are created equal.
Are your home’s routers, TV, and phones hack
Our homes are more connected than ever before. On one hand, this has made daily living more convenient, with services available by voice command or button. On the other hand, by connecting everything in our home to the internet, we open ourselves up to hackers. In order to safeguard our homes from cybercriminals, the best strategy is to hack-proof the most common points of entry: Our routers, our smart TVs, our voice assistants, and our smartphones. I'll show you how.
This indoor skydiver is defying gravity and expect
For those of us who aren't brave enough to jump out of a moving plane, indoor skydiving is a safe alternative that keeps up the thrills while playing down the chills. Now, the practice has become popular enough for some to start treating it like a real sport! Watch as this indoor skydiver does an array of mindbending stunts and tricks in total zero gravity!
What you should know before eating another Oreo
Few things are as pure Americana as the classic Oreo cookie. Whether you pair it with milk, eat up the center, or just savor them the way they come, there's no wrong way to enjoy them. Now, you can bite into some delicious facts and secrets about one of America's all-time favorite snacks.