Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech. Listen and you’ll be in the know with Kim Komando!
It’s confirmed - Alexa, along with thousands of Amazon employees ARE listening to your conversations. Learn how "Next-Gen TV" is yet another invasion of your privacy. Google wants you to use your smartphone as a physical key. How to stay safe when requesting an Uber or Lyft. A robotic vacuum is responsible for a tense police standoff. Find out how you can request a personalized shout-out from your favorite celebrity. Listen to the tech news you need to know.
By now we all know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo's phone was hacked. A new theory claims the Saudi government did the deed. A new hotel in China is using facial recognition for many of its services. While other companies are rolling out their 5G phones, Apple can't get a critical component. Amazon's Alexa is moving into the health care industry. The online game Fortnite is having serious adverse effects on kids. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.
Four major scam robocall operations were shut down by the Federal Trade Commission. Make sure to read the fine print before applying for that new Apple credit card. Experts say a 5G wireless network's fast speed may make it harder to know if your phone has been hacked. Amazon says that with a robotic body and eyes, Alexa could follow you around your home. A new artificial intelligence model may predict when some people will die. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.
Facebook stored hundreds of millions of unprotected passwords for years. If you’re filing a disability claim, be careful what you post on social media -- the government is watching. Ransomware attacks are becoming more personalized. A new smart paintbrush can turn anyone into a digital artist. AT&T's CEO is embarrassed by a robocall. How to avoid being scammed by fake IRS agents. Tune into these tech news stories and more from Kim Komando.
Check your laptop’s battery: There’s another big recall involving batteries catching fire. Targeted ads might soon be annoying you through your smart TV. Research shows many Android anti-virus apps don’t work. Facebook had a major power outage that was believed to be a server error, but could it have been a hack? An AI-powered robot is being built for unbiased job interviews. Apple AirPods are being Photoshopped onto famous works of art. All that and more in tech news from the digital world of Kim Kom
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants a privacy-focused Facebook. Doctored photos are the new trend for real estate listings. Hackers are stealing from fraudsters who tricked their subscribers. Google can now make phone calls to book restaurant reservations. Alexa can control your Roku streaming devices. The best software for filing 2019 taxes. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
An open database exposes millions of records from a Dow Jones watchlist. IBM is apologizing after racially insensitive terms were found as options on their job site. Motorola has confirmed they’re also releasing a foldable phone. Amazon is working on even more ways to get packages to you. A robot replica of a long-dead deity is teaching Buddhism at an ancient temple.
YouTube is pulling hundreds of channels and deleting millions of comments after an outcry over child exploitation. If you have a drone, make sure you get a registration number. Samsung has unveiled their new folding phone, along with a lot of other new tech. We’re getting a glimpse at just how far China goes with their mass surveillance. Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs for a new credit card. And Sphero is crowdfunding a robotic car for you to hack. All this and more tech news from komando.com.
Thousands of Android apps are tracking you, and there's not much you can do about it. Amazon and Google want to collect even more of your data through their smart speakers. A new viral internet challenge wants kids to go missing. A new study looks at the effect of video games on kids. A piece of artwork generated by artificial intelligence is going up for auction. Ford has created a conveyor belt bed to keep your partner in their own sleeping lane.
Mobile phone carriers might have sold your location data even more than first reported. A new online calculator could give you your odds of getting kidney stones again. Amazon might be testing their facial recognition software on sellers. A new study says electric cars lose a lot of power during extreme cold weather. A smartphone just helped complete a nearly 200-year-old symphony. Jack Spirko from the Survival Podcast will also be here to talk about food storage.
Last month's massive data breach has grown even larger. Another health insurer is offering an Apple Watch, but with a new app. Con artists are adapting in the Instagram era. A new floor lamp from Panasonic could raise privacy concerns because of a secret camera. And a Florida museum is unveiling an A.I. replica of an artist who died 30 years ago.
For a fee, men can "brainwash" their wives using social media. A doctor has won the right to remove certain Google search results. A Canadian bank is being blamed for allowing a big scam to keep going. The new GMC Sierra has cameras allowing for a transparent trailer view. Connect to Wi-Fi using a small wooden block. New Apple AirPods are rumored to also be able to monitor your health.
More than 770 million personal records exposed in massive breach. Stockholders want Amazon to end facial recognition sales to the government. New malware found in Telegram app. Apple wants seniors on Medicare to have Apple Watches. The Motorola RAZR is set to make a comeback.
A new take on a nearly 50-year-old game becomes an unexpected hit at CES. A tech refresh of a backyard staple means you can keep your drinks cold and your phone charged. A relatively new iPhone feature could be used to spy on you. The government shutdown could lead to frustration with your phone. New malware is hitting businesses to steal more data. And Jack Spirko from the Survival podcast joins to talk about storm safety for your family.
Doctors in Bulgaria figured out a way to create a rib replacement with a 3D printer. A futuristic hotel on wheels might change travel forever. Researchers have created artificial fingerprints that could ruin biometrics security. People in Arizona have been physically attacking self-driving cars. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.
Hackers are now taking control of smart appliances just to mess with people. Scientists at Cambridge have come up with a clever new way to study cancer. There's a fake Amazon Alexa setup app that you need to avoid. Amazon's Alexa was so popular on Christmas the system crashed for a while. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.
A huge growth in robocalls in 2018. Apple has amazing deals on iPads. Patch your Internet Explorer now. Saturn might lose its signature rings. Facebook keeps on sharing your information. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Netflix is working on a new feature that you might love. You won't believe which song is now the most-streamed. If you live in California, you might soon be taxed for sending text messages. Amazon has some great news for all you last minute Christmas shoppers. Apple is building a new campus in Austin, TX. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with users' information. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Another massive data breach has been found, exposing information of millions of U.S. citizens. If you’ve ever collected Precious Moments figures, your ship may have come in. One woman's obsession with Netflix drove her to extremes. You won't believe the new "smell-o-vision" type technology on the way. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Most of us use the internet every day. Are you putting much thought into what you are doing? Your online activity can have a dramatic impact on your life and your family’s security. In this week's Tech News This Week podcast, Kim runs down the list of the 7 things you should never do online. From internet hoaxes to the things we post on social media, these are the things we should avoid doing.
Beware, some of those Christmas gifts could violate your privacy. UnitedHealthcare is giving members a free Apple Watch. Some of those free VPN apps in official app stores are not as secure as they should be. Both cities that will host Amazon's new headquarters will have to split all the new jobs created. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
A groundbreaking Samsung foldable smartphone will hit the market soon, but you’re not going to like the price. Did you know that the grocery stores you are likely frequenting now have a new faster and cheaper service to get your groceries without setting foot in the store? The number of robocalls is on the rise and the problem is getting worse, here’s why. Would you feel comfortable letting an Amazon delivery driver enter your home when you’re not there? All that and more from the news desk of Komando
A flaw has been found in Apple gadgets that can lead to the ping of death. Walmart has kicked off the holiday shopping season early with some amazing Black Friday deals. A New York family was recently terrified when they found out a hacker was spying on them. If you’re worried about ads in your kids’ apps, Amazon may have a solution. There’s an app that will tell you how all of the contacts in your phone vote. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Apple is hosting another event next week to announce new Macbooks, iPads, AirPods and more. Netflix has some hidden codes that will really improve your streaming experience. Wordpress administrators are sounding the alarm about too many websites using old versions of its system that aren’t secure. You won’t believe how many people have asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them over the last year! Target and Walmart are taking aim at Amazon to capture holiday shoppers.
You won’t believe the song coming from massive glacial ice near Antarctica. Google is finally fixing a Chrome flaw that had everyone up in arms. Microsoft is still having problems with its latest Windows 10 update. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Weak passwords are against the law in this U.S. state to beef up security for internet-connected devices. If you’re annoyed with spam calls, this new Apple feature will block them for you. President Ronald Reagan is being brought back to life via hologram. All that and more.
Scammers have an easy way to hack into your iPhone. Police are using fitness trackers to solve crimes. The top tech careers that pay big bucks. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
There’s another scary example of how Facebook is breaching its user’s privacy. A computer programming language that’s nearly 60-years-old could be your ticket to a new career. A loving father has created a touching memorial to show how much his deceased daughter loved the iPhone. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
In this episode of Tech News This Week, your airline miles might be for sale on the dark web. With midterm elections around the corner, lookout for political scam calls on the rise. Our growing addiction to technology not only has an effect on our relationships, but on our pets too! All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
New report shows both older and younger Facebook users are taking a break and deleting the app altogether. Google is being accused of tracking users without their permission - You won’t believe its response. A lawsuit brings up the question: Does an employer have the right to read its employee’s personal information? All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
The internet will crash for millions of people in the next few days - Are you ready? Don’t fall for this new email offering free airline tickets, it's a scam. Another company has joined Apple in the $1 billion club and you won’t be surprised when you learn who it is. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
A scary phishing attack targeting banking customers is spreading across the globe. When it comes to finding cheap airline tickets, there may be a better choice than Google Flights. A gun rights advocate has found a way around a judge's ruling banning 3D blueprints online. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Another national retailer has been breached, this time a popular national chain restaurant, and your payment details may have been stolen. Facebook has a secret plan to block fake news by asking members to rate the trustworthiness of other members. Apple fans have new MacBook Airs and Mac Mini computers to look forward to this Fall. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
There is a sleazy sextortion scam making the rounds, and this one has a new twist. The number of robocalls Americans receive are on the rise as they find new ways to trick you, but there are ways to outsmart them. Some government agencies are illegally using a license plate recognition database to track people. All that and more in the Tech News This Week podcastfrom the digital world of Kim Komando.
An old-school ruse known as the white van scam is making its way into the digital age. Cybercriminals hacked into PGA files and demanded ransomware - Will this affect the golf tournament? Facebook announced that it will not only be a social media platform, it will soon double as a dating site. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Apple officially becomes the first U.S. company worth $1 trillion in the public stock market! Unsophisticated Chinese hackers are going old school to spread malware. Reddit was recently a victim of a massive data breach, were you impacted? Samsung's Galaxy S10 will be available early next year and you won't believe how much it's going to cost. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Artificial Intelligence machines can now perform an eye exam on diabetic patients and predict blindness. If you remember April the Giraffe, you’re in for a treat: she’s pregnant again and you can watch the live stream. Facebook is choosing to censor the wrong thing, this time it’s a painting. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Another massive data breach exposing thousands of U.S. voter files has been discovered. A top 10 list ranking Android manufacturers by failure rate has come out and Samsung tops it. Another Amazon Prime Day has come and gone, but now scammers are using it to spread phishing scams. A Georgia woman finds a family treasure at a local Goodwill. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Hackers are selling government credentials on the Dark Web for as little as ten dollars. Police aren’t happy with a new Apple update that blocks them from accessing suspect’s phones. Devious hackers found a way to steal hundreds of gallons of gas. Whole Foods shoppers will see massive savings on Amazon Prime Day. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Another strike against your privacy as reports show Google is allowing third-party developers to have access to your emails. We're not talking about computer programs, we mean real people, scouring your private information. Plus, a cellphone bug is randomly sharing photos on your phone with your contacts. And, Amazon has a deal for you to start your own business! All that and more in Tech New This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
AT&T is increasing one of its monthly fees that will generate almost a billion dollars per year at customers’ expense. Amazon just made a massive deal to acquire a company in the healthcare field. Sly criminals have found a way to rip people off by piggybacking on fears of WannaCry. Aging satellites left in space are prime targets for hackers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
If you’re a fan of online shopping you won’t like this. The Supreme Court just ruled that some of your online purchases can be taxed like never before. Google knows a shocking amount of information about you, so much that it might be able to predict when you’ll die. A tech support scammer is being fined millions that he’ll never actually pay. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Newly obtained documents show the Defense Department's concern over hackers taking over a plane mid-flight. Microsoft teams up with Walmart to take on Amazon Go and a massive merger between four of the country's largest companies could be bad news for consumers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
DNA testing services are gaining popularity, but one major company is now dealing with a massive breach that revealed information of millions of users. Plus, Apple's big announcements; the new features you'll get with iOS 12. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Malware affecting routers around the globe is prompting a warning from the FBI; what it wants you to do right now to prevent Russian hackers. Plus, the new malware striking computers and linked to North Korea, and Google Maps goes viral after a woman posts a racy video. Click here for all that and more in your free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Security experts issue a cyber warning after discovering 500,000 routers hacked by Russia. Plus, Facebook thinks you should send them your naked pictures so they can stop revenge porn. And we're talking about smart containers that will let you know when your food has spoiled! All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Facebook details the millions of posts it has deleted that break its rules. Meanwhile, the site suspends hundreds of apps suspected of misusing our data. Plus how to keep Russian hackers off your router and the word that sent the internet into a tizzy. Listen to the clip. Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Crooks are using a new tool called a ‘shimmer’ to go after debit and credit cards, forget about numbers or passwords, this scam goes after your card chip. Net neutrality will come to an end in one month, what will it mean for your internet use? Plus, Amazon has a plan to be part of future homes, and YouTube stars are cashing in by telling your kids to cheat in school. All that and more in your Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando
Twitter encourages everyone to change their passwords, Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of the Facebook data scandal, U.S. service members will no longer be able to purchase Huawei and ZTE phones on bases, NASA’s new mission to Mars will find out what’s beneath the red planet’s surface, An investigation shows that taking an Uber might be riskier than you thought, and Amazon wants to study your body to makes clothes fit better.
A grave warning about the future, as artificial robots could be responsible for starting a nuclear war, Preparations begin for the U.S. Government to prevent Russian hackers from affecting our democracy, and Facebook reveals the secrets to whether a post gets taken off of your feed. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
You need to change your iPhone password before hackers can take control, Netflix has piles of information about you - what can you do about it?, Russian cyberattacks could go after any computer in your home, Google Maps reveals a new plan to give better directions, The blue screen of death creates problems for Microsoft. Don't miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Advocacy groups file a complaint claiming YouTube illegally collects information on children, A Chinese company leads in the race to create the first foldable phone device, and credit card signatures are finally going away. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
If you’ve ever eaten at Panera Bread, you’re one of millions of customers who got affected by this massive data leak, Facebook is under pressure after 87 million users had their information shared in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Twitter defends itself after this week’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Facebook’s CEO may have to pay hundreds of millions in privacy violations, but if you think Facebook has a lot on you, wait until we tell you what Amazon has! All that and more in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando
See the disturbing video of the moment an Uber self-driving car hits a pedestrian and what investigators are blaming. Facebook is embroiled in a massive controversy after allowing the information of millions of users to be poached. Plus, a popular travel booking website is breached, exposing personal information. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech New This Week podcast, from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Thanks to a fire hazard, Amazon is recalling power batteries, what you need to know for a refund. Plus, hackers found an easy way to tap into your baby monitors and security cameras. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Shocking questions in a Facebook survey have everyone talking. Are they opening the door to pedophiles? Plus, everyone’s pointing to the Russians for spreading fake news but you will be surprised at what a recent study uncovered. More details in this Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Sexual predators are preying on women, by pretending to be drivers for Lyft or Uber. We’ll have the latest on the growing trend of charging for online news, and more on the new cellphones from Samsung, Apple and Energizer. Yes, the brand known for the drumming bunny is launching a smartphone. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Do you have “selfitis?” You might if you like to take a lot of photos of yourself. Why psychologists say they’re concerned with the trend. There’s a new app for consensual sex, all you have to do is click yes. Facebook turns to postcards to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Equifax’s major breach last year exposed the private information of millions of people. But what we now know about it is even more shocking. We have more on the critical data that hackers got their hands on and what you can do about it. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Don’t believe everything you see on Facebook! Your friends are probably sharing a message about making sure they stay on your feed, but it’s a hoax. Plus, Apple responds to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and consider an offer for replacement batteries. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
The U.S. military isn’t happy with a fitness network that released details of a billion workouts, including active military workouts, which exposed top-secret locations. Plus, ransomware attacks are up 90% and the word itself is being recognized. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
’Tis the season for tax scams and hackers are setting their sites on your W-2s. How they’re trying to intercept your refunds. Big Brother is using technology to watch your driving habits and now they want to use it to raise your rates. The MacBook Air and the new iPhone X could be on the chopping block. Imagine a grocery store with no cashiers or checkout lines. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando
A false alert and a sticky note with a password prominently showing, has many wondering how secure Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency is. Drug dealers are targeting your children through Facebook complete with hashtags and emojis. Ransomware is attacking cloud email services. Amazon wants to get in bed with you.
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining. Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers. AT&T walks away from a Chinese company smartphone deal. Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
2017 brought the iPhoneX, face ID, and XBox One X, but what will be the must haves and highlights of this new year. An Intel fail has the manufacturing company scrambling to fix a security flaw. Changing the way you watch TV, why more Americans are choosing to stream. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
What's your New Year's resolution? Make sure it includes tech!, Which is more secure, Face ID or Touch ID?, The iPhone X hype is fading, Learn the best Alexa commands for your Echo, South Korean government announced new legislation that would put tough regulations on the country's cryptocurrency markets. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
235 Million Americans personal information exposed in another massive data breach! Find out who the U.S. government is blaming for the WannaCry attack. Facebook is going to start demoting certain posts. We’ll tell you about the biggest losers and the wackiest tech gadgets of 2017. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Breaking news on net neutrality! What the FCC’s vote means for you and your internet access. Why Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt” from creating the social media site. Netflix defends itself over A Christmas Prince Tweet. Learn how to protect yourself from the Good Samaritan smartphone scam. Find out what password men are more likely to use than women. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
3 clever scams spreading on Facebook right now, Next cybersecurity attack could send company executives to prison, 3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo, A popular mattress maker is accused of tracking you, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.
Apple’s security flaw, DJI drones spying, Net neutrality hysteria, Hi-tech thieves hacking your keys, Bitcoins everywhere, Malware loaded apps, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.
Sometimes when you’re staying with a creepy relative or in a hotel you have the feeling you’re being watched. Creepers are getting creative and finding more places to hide small cameras. As if that’s not enough of a violation, the lack of legal action available will shock you. In this free podcast, I’ll share my own harrowing experience, how to spot hidden cameras, and what to do if someone’s been recording your every move.
Is your username and password up for sale? The chances are pretty high. Watch out for Bluetooth toys! Hackers are putting your kids at risk. You might want to pause before buying the iPhoneX, rumor has it Apple already has two more phones in the pipeline! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Would you upload your nude photo to stop revenge porn? That’s exactly what Facebook is asking you to do. Social Security numbers are facing major changes in the aftermath of the Equifax hack. A fast-spreading scam is targeting millions of Netflix users. Conspiracy theories once again pop-up on YouTube after the deadly Texas church shooting. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Be careful what you say around your phone – Facebook could be listening. TripAdvisor apparently deletes posts about dangerous vacation spots. Microsoft will pay you to use their search engine. And are you a smartphone zombie? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
You should fear the “Reaper” - a new, aggressive hack that targets your internet-connected devices. Amazon wants you to hand over the keys to your house, and you might agree to it. Pilotless air taxis are about to take to the skies. And an Apple founder says he won’t buy the new iPhone X? All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
The Krack Attack is after your Wi-Fi connection, but you can protect yourself. It’s true, unlimited access to data may soon be reality for everyone. McDonald’s wants you to lock up your smartphone – I’ll tell you why. And you’ll be amazed at the number of Netflix “binge watchers.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
It’s hard to imagine Facebook founder - Mark Zuckerberg - making a mistake. But he did and it’s costing his company a lot of money. Teenage girls looking for online fame are the victims of a new, dangerous scam. A popular AOL service is signing off forever. And I’ll tell you how to know if your email is being read. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
A family affected by terror-related violence is suing Facebook, claiming the social site was responsible, and other social media giants did nothing to stop fake news following the Las Vegas shooting. The Equifax breach just keeps getting worse. Researchers are working on a way to charge your phone in 5 minutes or less! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Equifax CEO is history - and, scammers are using the recent breach to trick you. Apple may not have your back with fixes to the new iPhone 8. Google and Levi’s design new smart jacket - will it be worth a hefty price tag? And, find out why Amazon is being called, “The Terrorists’ Best Friend.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando. Click here to listen to my free Tech News This Week podcast.
Is there any truth to the rumor that airlines jack the price of a ticket if you’re continuously searching for the same flight? Apple isn’t scoring any home runs with its new iPhone X. We’ll tell you why. As if Equifax’s security breach wasn’t bad enough, what the company is doing now could impact your security even more. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Though the new iPhone launch was exciting, the unveiling of the iPhone X brought very serious concerns about the facial recognition feature. This cool tech will tell you if you’re driving distractedly. Amazon is getting ready to launch two updated versions of the popular Fire TV boxes. Best Buy is banning antivirus software that was made in Russia. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
A devastating cyberattack exposed millions of Americans’ personal and financial information - here’s what you need to do to protect your info. The iPhone 8 is unlikely to receive the same glorious welcome as its predecessors. Guess which tech a Major League Baseball team is accused of using to cheat? Drama unfolds as Facebook gets caught in a big lie. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
It didn’t take long for Hurricane Harvey scams to flood the market - I’ll tell you how to avoid them while providing aid to disaster victims. Yahoo sits in the hot seat in court to answer over 1 billion users' questions about three data breaches. Snapchat takes a stand against fake news by delivering responsible journalism to users. And shopping by voice is now a reality, but it could cost you major cash.
More teens favor Instagram and Snapchat - does it mean goodbye to Facebook? How voice assistants like Siri and Alexa respond when users yell at them. Facial recognition could soon be taking over, Verizon's new unlimited data plan, Major phishing scam targets Amazon Prime Day customers, and what's new with the Android Oreo?
Parents and grandparents! Watch out, predators' new social media tricks lure in kids. Plus, Facebook's new camera, Amazon's fake products you should not buy, Microsoft Surface has issues, and turn off this setting on your phone or you might receive unsolicited perverted photos from strangers.
Parents beware! Disney is revving up their advertising efforts by collecting data from your kids’ apps. Have you ever texted while walking? Now, if you get caught texting in a crosswalk in this city, you’ll be slapped with a major fine. He wrote the book on creating strong passwords, but was he right? This security guru is admitting he was wrong. You might be getting your drone ready to fly for the upcoming eclipse, but these major precautions might make you rethink your flight plan.
What’s that sound? A mysterious Russian buzzing noise has been going on for decades and I’ll tell you how to listen in. Check out this cool app that allows you to send self-destructing files for free - James Bond would probably use it! Hey cable subscribers, two major networks are merging, and for you, that means more ways to watch. Don't miss the upcoming solar eclipse! Learn the dos and don’ts for the optimum viewing experience. Why is Google’s new advertising program under fire?.
Creepy! A company is giving its employees the option of being micro chipped, but why? A new technology aims to curb texting at the wheel to prevent distracted driving. In theory, it sounds great, but could it compromise your privacy? I bet you’d never suspect that Disney might be the next to record your information. Dangerous malware is invading Macs - Is your device at risk? Social media helped a young boy become reunited with his beloved teddy bear.
Can you believe an online class exists that teaches you how to become a scam artist? Batteries may not be included, but many high-tech toys come with a side of privacy concerns. A new app tells you what people really think about you - could it become a breeding ground for bullying? Police officers are about to get a little more help on the streets, thanks to a new body camera. The U.K. begins efforts to keep teens off of adult websites.
Authorities say without Alexa's intervention a woman would be dead - What prompted this smart speaker to call the cops? Exciting new laptop charges wirelessly, but there’s a catch. You wouldn’t expect it but internet service in rural areas is about to become much faster than you're probably getting at home. Imagine watching 3D TV in your home without the goofy glasses! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.
Thousands to lose their jobs at Microsoft; Technical challenges delay launch of new Fitbit smartwatch; Late-night cellphone use can cause depression in teens; Vinyl records are making a comeback; Companies in Germany face criticism for allowing racist social media comments; Why Facebook's legal victory might hurt you; Popular photo sharing service is accused of extortion; Hack your own computer; 'Side hustle' jobs may not be as lucrative as you think.
A vaccine might be all you need to protect your computer from the latest cyberattack being dubbed by some as GoldenEye; Has Amazon become too powerful?; In 10 years, you probably won’t recognize your iPhone; A new app is out that lets you find your dream date; Avis breaks into the self-driving car business; Google is going to stop scanning personal information from your emails; And you might start seeing drones in the workplace.
Another security breach exposes the data of 200 million Americans, Uber’s embattled CEO finally resigns after a shareholder revolt; Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reveal stunning new design; You’ll be shocked by how huge this 4K TV is – and it comes with a hefty price tag; A parent group in Colorado wants to ban smartphones from anyone under the age of 13; New iPhone app can detect when you’re depressed. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Kom
Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives; Microsoft announces release date for next generation Xbox One gaming console; Apple computers are now the target of new malware attacks; Uber’s CEO temporarily relinquishes his reign over the rideshare company; Former Microsoft CEO and NBA Clippers team owner invested millions in a free patriotic website; Samsung unveils an ultra-wide computer monitor, the largest on the market; Leak exposes exciting plans for Google’s new smartphone.
NSA contractor was tracked down and arrested by the FBI using a printed copy of a memo; Apple announces major updates to MacOS including changes to the Safari browser; Britain’s Prime Minister is calling for internet regulations in the wake of the London Bridge attack; The encrypted messaging app “Telegram” continues to be popular among ISIS sympathizers; AmazonBasics private label top sellers are batteries and baby wipes; Google launches campaign to protect pre-teens from online trouble.
More young people getting bullied through online gaming; Bad GPS directions waste drivers’ valuable time; A new Android smartphone promises to be the “iPhone killer”; Hackers are turning their attention from your email to your social media accounts; A court battle is brewing over the self-driving car technology called ‘lidar’; Airline policies regarding taking videos and photos on flights; If you’re feeling a little down, layoff Facebook.
More fake pictures circulated on social media after the concert attack in Manchester, England; Target pays $18.5 million fine over a security breach settlement; New Samsung S8 iris scanner security technology can be bypassed with a ridiculously simple trick; Apple is rumored to release three new notebooks next month; Microsoft just upgraded its new Surface Pro; Pittsburgh is putting on the breaks with Uber’s driverless cars; More insight into Facebook’s policy over what the company allows us to post.
WannaCry is the latest cyberattack to hit countries around the world. A 22-year-old U.K. man is being hailed an "accidental hero" for stopping it; A device called textalyzer is being developed to immediately inspect a driver’s cellphone after an accident; Hewlett Packard's new computer, The Machine, has memory that’ll hold more data than anything on the market right now; Fake ratings and phony likes on social media accounts from an office in China.