The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.
We all know people who have fallen for a scam of one kind or another — and work from home scams are some of the most convincing, and dangerous, ones out there. In this episode, Kim brings you the shocking details of real online job scams, red flags you should look out for and success stories of people who found the real thing and made big money.
What do you do when you get a physical check? Say goodbye to driving to the bank to deposit it. Now, you can just fire up your banking app, sign, snap a few pictures and that’s it. But do you know how to set yourself up to bank online the safe way? Kim's got all the steps you need to know.
There are 15 billion stolen logins swirling around the Dark Web, and you can bet at least one of yours is included. Kim dives into this mysterious, insidious corner of the internet with security consultant and convicted hacker Kevin Mitnick. Hear five shocking, scary and totally true stories of dangers lurking on the Dark Web. From Navy sailors to 16-year-old students, anyone can be a target. Luckily, Kim is here to guide you with practical ways to protect yourself.
It doesn't matter if you bring in millions a year or put all your effort into just keeping your small business running — you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, how do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? Kim talks to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience.
Businesses have closed for good. Many people are struggling with the idea of months more of working from home. Others are still out of a job. The pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in some cities. Times are stressful, so Kim is taking a look at how technology can help you slow down, relax and release the stress.
Have you ever had a dream of selling everything for the freedom of the open road? How would you get the internet or entertainment like TV? What about email and staying in touch with family? Regular vacations are off the table this summer, but RVs have never been hotter. This is the story of Jackie and Hal, a couple that sold everything to live in an RV that they fondly call the bus. Learn how they did it, from buying the right RV to making their marriage work 24/7 in a small confined space.
More than half of Americans are working from home, and cybersecurity is on our minds more than ever. Most remote workers are confident their systems are secure, but recent numbers show about half are using their personal computers — which aren't protected the way in-office systems are. Kim talks with Charles Henderson, Global Partner and Head of IBM's X-Force Red, about common security myths and the truth you need to know.
This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com. In this hour, governments around the world have been scrambling to get contact tracing apps on smartphones to track the spread of COVID-19. We’ll tell you why it’s not working. Plus, Amazon is close to a major milestone on the stock market. And dozens of models of routers are vulnerable to being hacked. Find out if yours is on the list.
In the never-ending noise that is social media, how do you stand out? That's the question business owners and entrepreneurs are asking. Kim talks to top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about ways to shine in a crowded social world. And learn the biggest mistakes to avoid if you're trying to build your brand.
Ever wonder how people make money on YouTube? How about making money selling stuff on Amazon and taking a commission off those sales? Sean Cannell combined both and is making $40,000 a month reviewing cameras and accessories. His widely popular ThinkMedia YouTube channel has about 1.2 million subscribers. Learn how he grew his online business and what it takes to do the same yourself.
Happy July 4th! In honor of Independence Day, hear from inspiring folks who have struck out on their own and achieved their own financial independence. Get some ideas and inspiration to be your own boss and make money on your terms.
Do you enjoy rifling through the treasures at flea markets, garage sales, thrift shops and even online marketplaces? This one's for you. Rob and Melissa Stephenson turned what started as a side hustle to earn some "fun money" into a full-fledged career, and a mighty successful one at that. You'll never believe the items they bought for a few bucks that turned into hundreds or even thousands.
We talk all things flipping, and you can even learn Rob and Melissa's secrets yourself. Get their pro tips to start your own flipping business, and they'll help you out all along the way. Visit FleaMarketFlipper.com/kim and use promo code KIM to get $100 off their online university.
In the '90s, Wylie Gustafson recorded a yodel heard 'round the world: The famous "Ya-hoo-ooo" no doubt stuck in your head every time you read the company's name. He was paid just a few hundred dollars to record that famous clip ... until he sued Yahoo. Kim and Wylie talk about his iconic voice and the Super Bowl ad that kicked off his battle to get what he was owed.
You've probably heard of the hacktivist group Anonymous, but what do you know aside from some famous cyberattacks and those signature masks? Kim dives into everything Anonymous with Dr. Gabriella Coleman, an anthropologist and professor at McGill University. She studies hacktivist groups and tells us what Anonymous is up to these days and how you can help stop the spread of their sensational messages.
The unemployment numbers so far in 2020 are astounding, with 44 million people filing for unemployment since mid-March. That number is even higher if you factor in self-employed and gig economy workers. So what can you do if you've lost your job or fear you might? Kim talks to a man who makes $10,000 a year in the free time he could be wasting on Netflix. Plus, a teacher making extra cash at home and a caller who wants to take on a new side gig.
In the age of social media, news spreads fast. Not just real, trustworthy news either. Kim talks with Darren Linvill, Associate Professor of Communication at Clemson University, who studies social media misinformation. Learn about the unbelievable level of sophistication that goes into fake tweets to make them go viral, plus important advice on how you can spot and avoid spreading misinformation.
Carolyn Wilman, the "Contest Queen," has raked in $250K in online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. She can enter more than 200 sweepstakes in an hour-long sitting, and she joins Kim to tell you how to find the best online contests and how to maximize your chances of winning. Plus, they talk about how contests — and prizes — have changed during the pandemic.
By now, you’ve heard of ransomware attacks that take over computers of people like you but also businesses, hospitals and government agencies. These attacks are up 41% over the last year and it begs the question, why is this tactic so popular? Simply put, it nets hackers big money. In this Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a knight in shining software armor who has made it his mission to thwart ransomware attacks. Plus, cybersecurity tips from Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights.
In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim answers listener questions and talks to a few special guests. She gives advice on the best smart plugs, voice recognition software for writing a book, recording webinars automatically and more. Plus, Kim chats with a reporter who took the COVID-19 contact tracer training to see exactly how it works and a staff writer for Wired magazine who gets calls and emails meant for MacKenzie Bezos, Jeff Bezos' billionaire ex-wife.
In March, T-Mobile closed 80% of its stores due to the coronavirus pandemic. How did they manage a huge workforce of more than 110,000 employees? Kim chats with Jon Freier, T-Mobile's Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets, about the company's pivot during the pandemic, how to lead during a crisis and T-Mobile's on-going commitment to the military. Plus, can you guess what kind of calls and texts Elon Musk gets? Kim chats with a woman who knows firsthand.
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Coming up, widespread COVID-19 exposure notification is one step closer on iOS. Plus, this Memorial Day, learn more about your family members who served in WWII — for free. And meet a ransomware superhero who helps those who've been scammed and a woman who has Elon Musk's old phone number.
This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days with code "Kim" at getkim.com. Coming up, widespread COVID-19 exposure notification is one step closer on iOS. Plus, this Memorial Day, learn more about your family members who served in WWII — for free. And meet a ransomware superhero who helps those who've been scammed and a woman who has Elon Musk's old phone number.
Meet a bar worker and promoter named Steven Walsh who went from unemployed thanks to the pandemic to hosting trivia on Zoom and making thousands of dollars a day. Then, learn how small and mid-sized businesses can use data to advertise like the Fortune 500. Kim chats with Robert Brill, CEO of Brill Media. Plus, Kim talks to a caller who wants to get set up teaching a course online.
You can find success on social media or become a star on YouTube, but at the end of the day, you're reliant on that platform. Your success is tied to it, for better and for worse. But build up an email list and your contacts are yours. Kim chats with PowerInbox CEO Jeff Kupietzky about converting your email list into a living, while keeping your subscribers happy. Learn the best days and times to send email and insider tips to increase your open rates.
On this episode, Kim brings you the story of a man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship. Toshua Parker went from a quarter-million dollars in debt to the owner of a successful grocery story that's keeping Gustavus, Alaska stocked during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, meet Jonathan Bass, Head of Marketing and Communications at Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet. Wing has built an autonomous fleet of small, lightweight delivery drones that can transport small packages to homes in minutes.
When pro sports organizations canceled games for the foreseeable future, players packed up and went home. But the Phoenix Suns carried on the season in an unconventional way: Streaming virtual games through NBA 2K20 on Twitch. They got the stream up and running overnight, and millions and millions of viewers tuned in. Kim talks with Suns Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Dean Stoyer about how they pulled it all together.
Howard Scott Warshaw is infamous for designing and programming Atari games Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, often referred to as the world's worst video game. Warshaw is also known as the Silicon Valley Therapist. He and Kim talk about how to cope with the stress of the pandemic. Plus, Ryan Welch is on a mission to provide personal protective equipment through his nonprofit, Give Kits. The PPE is going to first-responders across the country.
For nearly 50 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. But the global pandemic hit, and now a crowd of people is off the table. Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO, about how they can capture that amazing auction energy online.
Plus, meet a bakery owner who turned his business upside down in two days, transforming his company from an in-person destination to a mail-order baking service.
We're staying six feet apart, gas is cheap and the middle seat on airplanes may be empty for a while yet. But what about our businesses and our future? Kim talks with Steph Smith, Senior Analyst at the Hustle, about which trends are worth watching to make sense of the complicated world. Plus, meet Nate Walowitz, regional coordinator and creator of Project THOR. After getting fed up with slow satellite internet options, Colorado residents took matters into their own hands to build their own solution.
We're staying six feet apart, gas is cheap and the middle seat on airplanes may be empty for a while yet. But what about our businesses and our future? Kim talks with analyst Steph Smith about which trends are worth watching to make sense of the complicated world. Plus, meet Nate Walowitz, regional coordinator and creator of Project THOR. After getting fed up with slow satellite internet options, Colorado residents took matters into their own hands to build their own solution.
Kim is joined by fellow radio host and relationship expert Laura Schlessinger. They talk about managing the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, from fear of the future to the anxiety you're feeling to struggling to get through the day. Plus, laptop buying tips on a budget and cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker.
In this episode, Kim talks to a virologist about the spread of COVID-19, the importance of technology in the fight and what it means for the future of healthcare. Plus, the best way to start streaming to lower your cable bill and advice on cutting the cord. And hear the hilarious story of a Zoom class gone wrong.
Misinformation, hoaxes and scams are rampant on the web. People are scared, and cybercriminals are taking advantage — hawking fake test kits, vaccines and financial aid, among other things. What do you need to know to stay safe? Kim talks to Tom Edwards, U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge, and Lori Hodges, Vice President of North America Risk at Visa, about the dangers you're facing online right now and the right steps to take if you've been scammed.
Scams, hacks and cyberthreats exploded in March and show no signs of slowing down as the coronavirus spread continues. Kim talks with Etay Maor, Chief Security Officer at IntSights, a company that helps enterprises defend against security threats. They dive into the outlandish scams finding traction and the more believable ones fooling people across the web.
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Coming up, one of the latest coronavirus-related scams involves a self-described “survivor” selling his immune blood and saliva on the dark web. Plus, the heartbreaking story of a woman who tried asking Alexa for help dozens of times before dying of COVID-19. And how a conspiracy about coronavirus and 5G has gotten so b
This week's episode is a full hour of The Kim Komando radio show. Try out the Komando Community and get full access to Kim's show. Coming up, one of the latest coronavirus-related scams involves a self-described “survivor” selling his immune blood and saliva on the dark web. Plus, the heartbreaking story of a woman who tried asking Alexa for help dozens of times before dying of COVID-19.
The internet is strained, and ISPs are dealing with more malicious activity than before the coronavirus pandemic. Kim talks with Kevin Hart, CTO for Cox Communications, about how to maximize your bandwidth. Plus, Kim's chat with fellow radio host Joe Pags. They talk all things work from home, including the dangers of Zoombombing.
Coronavirus scams are spreading at an alarming rate. To make matters worse, the junk email and bogus texts that normally flood our inboxes and phones become a lot harder to weed out when we're desperate for information. Kim talks to IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam capitalizing on our fears and confusion. Learn about the biggest spam campaigns making the rounds right now and how you can stay safe online.
When it comes to being isolated, astronauts are the real pros. In this episode, Kim talks to retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds the American record for the longest time spent in space. He’s shares the tactics he used to stayed sane in isolation for a year on the International Space Station and tips for leading a team through crisis.
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Medical workers in one state are wearing rings on their fingers packed with tech that could detect illness before symptoms appear. Watch out for false claims about the census and coronavirus. And in Kim's DIY Security tip, five steps you need to take with cyberattacks increasing.
This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Try out the Komando Community and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show for just a few bucks a month. Medical workers in one state are wearing rings on their fingers packed with tech that could detect illness before symptoms appear. Watch out for false claims about the census and coronavirus. And in Kim's DIY Security tip, five steps you need to take with cyberattacks increasing.
The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the economy and closing down businesses. In one week alone, a stunning 3.28 million people have filed for unemployment in the United States. Independent contractors and workers in the gig economy are among those hit the hardest. Kim talks to rideshare expert Sergio Avedian, Senior Contributor at TheRideshareGuy.com, about how dramatically decreased demand and more dangerous working conditions are impacting drivers.
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As if you don’t have enough to worry about, now trolls, scammers and other cybercrooks are trying to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how to avoid being taken. Plus, ISPs around the country are pledging to keep your internet service turned on, even if you can’t pay the bill.
This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. As if you don’t have enough to worry about, now trolls, scammers and other cybercrooks are trying to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how to avoid being taken. Plus, ISPs around the country are pledging to keep your internet service turned on, even if you can’t pay the bill.
The world feels like a different place right now. We're working from home, distancing ourselves from others and staying glued to the news as the coronavirus spreads and developments unfold. Kim and Mike dive into the impact technology is having in the fight against the virus, and what we're doing as a nation to stay safe, informed and sane. Plus, learn how the Komando team will pull off filming and broadcasting the national radio show right from Kim's house this weekend.
Skip the lines at the bank and do your financial transactions from the comfort of your own home? No brainer, right? Well, not so fast. There's no security guard standing watch over your online transactions, so you need to look out for yourself. Here’s how.
Stephen Austin isn't your typical TikTok star. To start, he's 81 years old. But that's a big part of what has made "Old Man Steve" such an endearing figure on the video platform. He and Kim chat about how he became the internet's grandpa. Plus, Kim interviews a gamer who makes $12,000 a month streaming through Twitch. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand.
Do you ever wonder who's behind the games you grew up loving ... or hating? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim interviews Howard Scott Warshaw, an American psychotherapist and former Atari game designer. Howard designed and programmed the Atari 2600 games Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — considered one of the worst games ever made.
Kim chats with fellow radio host Joe Pags about a $400K Shark Tank scam that just about anyone could fall for, the alarming rate at which smart speaks accidentally listen in on our conversations and the gross reality of ride share cars. (You'll think twice before you book your next Uber.) Kim has a few simple tools to help you fight unwanted spam calls, no downloads required. Coming soon: A brand new newsletter from Komando.com! The Current has all the tech news you love, with none of the annoying ads. Everything you need in less than 5 minutes. Tap or click here to get it in your inbox twice a week.
Ever wonder how online ads work and what determines what you see — and what you click? Kim talks to Google’s Head of Ads Research and Insights, Justin De Graaf, about what drives consumer behavior. Plus, 17-year-old Aidan Jackson shares how technology — and a friend 5,000 miles away — saved his life during a health scare. Meet the CEO of the DeLorean Motor Company, Stephen Wynne. He’s attempting to make the brand he grew up loving a modern success.
Let's go back in time to 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck as the third game of the World Series was set to begin. During this time of panic, when other modes of communication failed, a group of volunteers stepped up: ham radio operators. These brave people became unsung heroes, jumping into action to literally save lives. Find out how they did it and the place ham radio has in our world today.
Valerie Thompsons isn't happy just being fast — she wants to be the fastest. Valerie is an eight-time land speed record club holder, dubbed the world's fastest female motorcycle racer. She talks to Kim about the risks she takes and what keeps her motivated. Plus, Kim chats with Chad, an Amazon Flex driver, about the pros and cons of his line of work. And don't wait until April to file your taxes. There's a reason you should do it right now.
Six years ago, Jackie and Hal traded in their house for a home on the open road. On this episode, we're checking in to see what's gone right, what's gone wrong and how tech has played a role in their adventures. Get an inside look at what life is like in an RV — plus tips on how make the adventure profitable.
Green Bank, West Virigina is home to a massive telescope and a rule unheard of in today's world — no Wi-Fi allowed. Kim chats with Chuck Niday, who works in the so-called Quiet Zone. Zach King is a social media darling; he's the second biggest creator on TikTok and he's got 22.7 million followers on Instagram. His fame is well-earned. Zach is a digital magician who creates stunning visual tricks. And Kim helps a caller with an unbelievable story about his long-distance bride.
Take a visit with me to a small West Virginia town. The largest employer searches for life in outer space, but it’s illegal for residents to use cell phones, Wi-Fi and even certain remote controls. Listen to my free podcast to hear what community members say about living in the nation’s Quiet Zone.
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Build an audience, get them talking and stand out on a platform packed with people all trying to be heard. Easier said than done, right? If you're a business owner or entrepreneur looking to make a name for yourself on social media, don't miss this episode. Kim chats with business thought leader and top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about what it takes to succeed on social media — and the big mistakes you need to avoid if you want to build your brand.
In this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim chats with Chief Daniel Linskey, a former Boston police officer, about a dangerous job scam spreading right now. Plus, Congress launches an investigation into dating apps and the dangerous people using them. It's about time. And meet Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations for Blackmagic Designs. The company gives free access to $300,000 movie editing tools so anyone can create movie magic.
On this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks with talk radio host Joe Pags about the future of 5G and why Apple is taking its time releasing a 5G-ready phone. Plus, find out how AI is fighting the coronavirus — and how fast fake news about the illness is spreading. And meet Gary Fritz, Vice President and Chief of Applications at New Stanford Hospital, a $2 billion world-class facility in Palo Alto, California being called the hospital of the future.
Coronavirus is dominating headlines, and people are scared. And where there's fear, there's fake news. Learn how to spot misinformation. Plus, Kim chats with former CEO of Microsoft and chairman of the LA Clippers Steve Ballmer about his new site, USAFacts.org. This week's trivia is all about cell phones. Do you know how much the first handheld cell phone cost? All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition.
Technology is evolving faster than you can say "artificial intelligence." How does all this new tech impact our daily lives? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim explores a new world of gadgets — some useful, some useless and some in the middle.
Hear the heartwarming story of a couple who put their lives on hold for 57 days to search for their lost border collie, Katie. And you know ads follow you online but what about in real life? Kim dives into the world of digital tracking with an advertising expert. Plus, a caller looks for a creative solution to remember his mother through old voicemails. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition.
You know you're being tracked. Surveillance cameras everywhere you go, ads that follow you around the internet, Big Tech companies that have a shocking amount of information about you — but it doesn't stop there. In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim dives into who is spying on us and how we can hide from them in order to maintain our privacy. She's joined by Richard Eilert, an expert in geolocation and geofencing, about why your location means big bucks for companies.
Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson and a pioneer in online bidding. This year’s Scottsdale, Ariz. auction is the biggest in history. Learn about the technology that powers the world’s greatest collector car auctions. Plus, Kim helps a caller who was scammed trying to fix his computer, and meet a lost hiker who used her iPhone flashlight — and a dose of luck — to get out of a scary situation.
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Kim shares five things in tech you need to know right now, including a study that says 40% of American adults can't fix anything around the house without Google. Are you one of them?And if you have old gadgets lying around, don't miss this: Learn what tech devices are worth big money.
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Catch up on the top tech news of the day and meet digital movers and shakers on Komando On Demand: Insider Edition. Consumers spend billions of dollars a year on in-game purchases. Kim talks to a mom who discovered her son was buying much more than she realized through his Xbox. Plus, meet a man responsible for cleaning eight-story IMAX screens worth $250,000. And Kim brings you the shining stars of his year's CES, the annual tech trade show in Last Vegas.
What's the key to success? Habits! In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim brings you truly life-changing stories and tips from highly motivated movers and shakers. Meet VU Dream founder and podcaster Mark Metry, as well as CEO and renowned attorney Joseph Harary. They chat with Kim about how they became successful and what they did to get there. By the end of this podcast, you'll be loaded with tools to guide your own transformation.
Where do Uber and Lyft drivers go to get their questions answered? The Rideshare Guy. Kim interviews Harry Campbell, an aerospace engineer who left his job to become the go-to expert on all things rideshare. Plus, a young girl terrorized after a hacker accessed a family's Ring camera. Kim talks to her mom. And learn what internet speed you need and how to make sure you're getting what you pay for.
Every time you get online, you're bombarded with doctored images, fake videos, false accusations and outright lies. So how can you determine what's true and what's false? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the latest technology people are using to generate fake news and how to spot it. Kim talks to filmmaker Charles Dutka about how fake videos and images are created as well as Adrienne Gonzales, owner of Go Fraud Me, who combats fake online fundraisers.
Kim Komando talks to Heather Lloyd-Martin, who's been featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine and many others about using Search Engine Optimization to get to the top of Google's search results. How a lady turned her passion for baking into a business that makes over $200K a year. Plus, hot tips to hack-proof your life.
Just like our smartphones and computers, today's cars are connected. Car makers are using new technology to learn as much about us as they can — everything from our driving habits to our behaviors on and off the road. What will your new car know about you? And more importantly, what does that mean for your privacy? Kim takes an inside look at our future behind the wheel.
On this episode of Komando On Demand, Dr. Laura Schlessinger joins Kim to dive into the impact technology and social media have on relationships. Plus, meet Rob Walch, Vice President at podcast hosting company Libsyn. Can your podcast player track you? Find out. And Kim offers three tips for hiding your online activity from nosy advertisers.
A young woman lies sick on a bed. On the table next to her is a hypodermic needle. Her sister tells her, "You're hot," injects something into her backside and gives her a long, lingering kiss on the lips. Adult film? Nope. It's a cartoon featuring Elsa from "Frozen." "Elsagate" is a disturbing movement on YouTube targeting young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. Learn how to protect children from adult content that's disguised as safe for kids.
In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim talks to a mom who banned her kids from using technology for 30 days. You'll never believe the results. Plus, a warning for the students in your life: Put down the smartphone in class. Here's why. And Uber recently released its first-ever safety report. The data might make you rethink ridesharing services.
Robocalls are worse than ever, and try as they might, cell carriers and even the federal government are having a hard time stopping the onslaught. Scam calls aren't just annoying — they also pose a very real risk to consumers as it gets harder to identify and avoid malicious automated calls. In this Komando On Demand podcast, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from falling victim to these tricky and downright dangerous phone calls.
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to get your idea made into a Hallmark movie, Kim talks to a woman who did just that. How'd she do it? Find out. Plus, a serious warning from the FBI if you have a smart TV, and pro tips on making holiday travel easier using an app you probably already have on your phone: Google Maps. And don't miss this week's tech trivia!
Super-fast 5G service is spreading across the country. This wireless technology is much more than a just an upgrade. We're talking lightening-fast streaming and potential innovations like driverless cars and smart cities. But will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders?
On this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks to an expert in deepfake technology, Henry Ajder, head of communications and research analysis at Deeptrace. The company uses manual searching, web scraping tools and data analysis to detect deepfakes. Plus, don't miss this week's trivia. We'll tell you what computer has been the best selling model from the '80s till now. And learn about a robotic chef that can cook 2,000 different meals.
In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim dives into the Dark Web, where people can hire hit men, buy poison and hack your computer. Criminals lurk within the dark alleyways of the internet, waiting to take advantage of you and your loved ones. Kim talks to former FBI special agent Lawrence Wolfenden to take you behind the scenes of real Dark Web crimes.
Learn what went into tracking a father and daughter who sold Xanax disguised as organic fitness pills.
Streaming services have changed the way we watch TV. Instead of settling in to watch the newest episode of your favorite show as it airs, we now watch on our schedules or even binge watch entire seasons in one go. But this convenience comes with a downside: It's tough to keep track of when your favorite shows air. Kim and co-host Mike have five apps to help manage your binge watching so you don’t miss a thing.
Shopping season is here, and it kicks off with Black Friday! Deals are here, and Kim talks to a retail pro who breaks down all the top discounts. Meet Michael Zyda, a professor who built the country's No. 1 ranked video game program at USC. Plus, Kim chats with Dan Conway, author of "Confessions of a Crypto Millionaire," about how Bitcoin completely changed his life.
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Targeted ads might not surprise you anymore, but you won’t believe what some retailers are doing now when you browse their websites. Plus, adding a second screen to your phone could soon be possible thanks to a new device. And learn the secret way to dig up dirt on someone.
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In this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks to one of the founding fathers of VR, Jaron Lanier, about his revolutionary idea for how consumers can earn money from our data. Plus, find out if dash cam apps really work or you need a full-fledged camera to do the job. And don't miss this week's trivia. Can you guess the eight-digit password created by President Kennedy to authorize a nuclear launch?
Good website names are in high demand, and people are selling domains for figures that would astound you. In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim looks at the practice of selling website domain names and social media handles. She talks to Asen Kehayov, an ethical hacker and founder of InForceCyber.com, about how to be safe when buying and selling domains.
On this week's episode, hear the amazing story of a man who was saved by his Apple Watch after a scary accident. Plus, researchers say 10,000 steps a day isn't enough. What's optimal to keep you healthy? Kim shares the answer. And get the most out of your next Google search with these pro tips.
Kids run away in search of love only to be held captive by sex traffickers, hate groups and terrorists. Every 40 seconds, a child goes missing in the United States. Learn how innocent-looking apps and recruiters are luring in our kids in this can’t miss episode of Komando On Demand. It might just save a life.
In this week's episode of Komando On Demand Insider Edition: Are you sick of those annoying robocalls? Your carrier has ways to shut them down. Kim talks with a pro hacker who made $600K last year working 5 to 10 hours a week. If you're looking for a job, there's something employers are looking at much harder than your resume. Plus, don't miss this week's tech trivia.
Meet Brewster Kahle, founder of the Wayback Machine and Archive.org, a free online digital library that's been archiving web pages since the mid-1990s. After earning a fortune selling technologies to AOL and Amazon, Kahle set out on a mission to create an archive of web content so anyone can access it free and without barriers.
The holidays are fast approaching. Get in the spirit with the Hallmark Channel's Christmas movie checklist. Kim talks with a man whose sight was restored thanks to a groundbreaking brain implant. Plus, new cars come packed with high-tech features, but what if you drive an older model? No problem. Check out these 6 gadgets to modernize your ride.
Though most commonly used for playing games, there are so many more productive aspects to virtual reality and augmented reality that you may not be aware of. From real estate to education, virtual reality technology is changing the world. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the technology behind virtual and augmented reality and how it's shaping the reality around us.
Hundreds of parents in Canada are preparing to take legal action against the producers of Fortnite. Why? Their kids are addicted. Kim talks to director of "Netizens," a documentary about women and online harassment. She shares three stories from the film. And gone are the days just hoping for the right shot. Photographer and visual engineer Steve Giralt uses top-of-the-line cameras, lights and a $150,000 robot to create picture-perfect images and videos.
Whether it's a data leak or a data breach, it seems your private information is getting passed around (and into the wrong hands) every day. In this episode of Komando on Demand, guest host and renowned attorney Steven Teppler talks to retired FBI special agent Lawrence Wolfenden, a cybersecurity and privacy expert, about his experiences with electronic privacy issues as well as what the government can and can't do when it comes to protecting our privacy.
Struggling with slow Wi-Fi? Here's a way to boost your signal and get the speed you pay for. Learn 8 bad tech habits that are ruining your Windows computer, and Kim chats with a woman who turned a hobby into a side hustle. Plus, reviews are big business online, and it's easy to get fooled by fakes. Learn how to spot those you can trust from the rest.
Where can you go to gain access to technology, workspace, educational materials, entertainment and even help getting a job? Your local library offers that and so much more, for free. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim explores how local libraries are evolving to meet the public's needs and talks to students, teachers and library staff on what the future holds for libraries.
Ever wonder how private investigators track down info? Kim talks to PI Rich Robertson about how he uses technology to find people. Netflix feeling a little stale? Get 4 hacks for getting more out of the streaming mainstay. Plus, you want to edit your photos like a pro, but Photoshop is too pricey. Check out these 5 free alternatives instead.
Each time you hop into your car, you're taking your life in your hands. Do you realize how distracted other drivers around you are? Seconds are all it takes for things to go horribly wrong. On this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim takes a deeper look at the dangers of distracted driving and the importance you play in making the streets safer for yourself and other drivers.
A new study shows exactly what your TV knows about you — and it's a lot. Sick of your neighbors not cleaning up after their pets? This company is using DNA to catch lazy dogs owners. Find out 8 habits that leave you exposed online, and learn how to file for a $100 claim from Yahoo if you were impacted in its massive data breach.
Late nights at work, texting more often and other suspicious behaviors from a spouse are telltale signs they might be cheating. Is it an affair or is it something else? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim shows you technology to help you find out if your spouse is fooling around. You’ll hear from award-winning author, educator and private investigator Larry Kaye about the ethics of investigating a spouse or significant other.