Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more.Subscribe below to receive the podcast automatically, download to your computer or media player, or listen directly from this podcast page.
Amazon has a new, but dumb, plan to help Alexa next time you ask a tough question. Feeling forgetful? These apps will help keep you organized, remind you to pay your bills on time and more. Kim talks with the Contest Queen, Carolyn Wilman, who has won more than $250,000 in prizes from contests and sweepstakes. Plus, meet an engineer who makes big money developing Alexa skills.
Medical devices keep your body healthy, but the scary reality is they're also becoming a security concern. From pacemakers to hospital equipment, hackers can compromise anything that connects wirelessly. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks into the myths and realities of medical device hacking and security. Learn about the very real risks and what's being done to make devices and hospitals safer.
Apple unveiled its new fall product lineup, including the iPhone 11, and Kim answers your top 5 questions. Amazon's relationship with local police forces is growing through the Ring doorbell video network, and it could impact your privacy. Meet a white-hat hacker who shows Kim just how easy it is to fall victim to a phishing scam — and she's got the pro tips on how to stay safe. Plus, a startup CEO fighting crime in neighborhoods across the country. And 20 ways to make extra cash online, on your schedu
There's a new data breach around every corner, and hackers are fighting to get their hands on your personal information. The one way to protect yourself is with a VPN, or virtual private network. Kim talks with Harold Li, Vice President at ExpressVPN, about the importance of having a VPN to keep you protected and secure in this dangerous digital world.
Think about how much of your private info lives inside your phone. And with a clever trick, hackers can access all of it. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim explores the serious threat of hijacking smartphones and how cybercriminals can ruin your life. She talks with an ethical hacker about what you can do to safeguard your device.
You see work-from-home ads everywhere, from roadside posters to online pop-up ads. Are they a legitimate way to make money? The answer is complicated. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at work-at-home scams and horror stories about honest people who just wanted to earn a little extra cash. Listen and learn from their mistakes.
Looking to make an extra buck? In the Gig Economy, earning money isn't just about the 9-to-5 grind. Tech is changing the landscape of earning, for both employers and workers. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at how people are making a quick buck on sites like Wonolo, Bellhops, Doordash and others — and talks to Randi Himelfarb, a video editor thriving in the Gig Economy.
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.
Gamers are making thousands and even millions of dollars per year, making esports a proven career option, but it's not an easy way to earn a living. Kim dives into what you need to know to succeed as a pro gamer, straight from today’s top players and nerd culture journalist Jessica Roar.
Hidden cameras are everywhere, and if you're concerned about your privacy on vacation ... you should be. More and more travelers are finding cameras in rentals and hotels — often hidden in unexpected places. Kim shares why spy cameras have become so commonplace, how to spot them, and what to do if you've been recorded without your say.
Technology gives us access to more knowledge than ever, but is it also dumbing us down? Think about how often you turn to the internet to answer your questions or solve your problems. Could that dependence on tech inhibit us from thinking critically and making decisions? Kim talks with experts about technology, psychology and the changing definition of intelligence.
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you're a prime target for hackers, scammers and identity theft. Learn crucial safety practices to protect your wallet, privacy, bank account and home. In this episode, you'll get useful, actionable tips and tricks to stay safe.
Travel can be stressful, and waiting in long lines and struggling through security isn't a great start to any summer getaway. But airports are getting major upgrades to help travelers navigate terminals more efficiently. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at how airports are trying to ease the burden on travelers.
Photos tell the story of who we are, what we see and how we see it. Here are some heartwarming tales of photos lost then found — sometimes years later — thanks to social media. Kim explores how photos shape us and why finding lost pictures can mean so much.
Internet addiction destroys relationships, families, finances, futures and entire lives. How do addicts get hooked? It starts with carefully crafted techniques websites and apps use to keep you coming back again and again. We dive in to how these patterns work and how to break them once and for all.
Why would any employee want to be microchipped? Would you do it? Some see microchipping as the next logical step in employee security and efficiency. Others see it as an invasion of privacy like the classic novel "1984" where Big Brother watches you 24/7. Kim explains the technology behind embedding RFID microchips in our bodies, how some employers in Sweden are already doing it, and how this technology works.
There is a disturbing movement on YouTube that targets young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. Listen to this fascinating conversation and learn how to protect children from adult content that's disguised as safe for kids. Dr. Davidson is the founder of Davidson Learning Center and DrDavidson.com. She specializes in education for autistic children, a population that is especially vulnerable to disturbing online video content.
Will technology finally put a stop to lethal high-speed car chases? Is your car holding onto information that you might not want to share with others? If you want to grow your social media following, Kim has some advice. Plus, in our Digital Life Hack, Kim tackles the tough topic of divorce. Listen as Kim answers callers' questions and more.
If you travel overseas and you need to get online, would you know what to do? Have you ever seen a road sign that made you laugh out loud? And what’s a better email option than Gmail? Listen in as Kim answers these questions and provides you with information and laughs.
The U.S. government’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency describes ransomware is a type of malware designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. It typically spreads through phishing emails or by unknowingly visiting an infected website. Experts predict that ransomware attacks will cost businesses nearly $11 billion this year. Parham Eftekhari, executive director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, says we can fight ransomware.
How many hours a day do you use your cellphone? How many wireless devices are in your home? Those devices emit radio frequency radiation. Scientists continue to study the effects of prolonged exposure to this type of radiation to see if they can cause cancer or ADHD in adults and children. Get some answers by listening to this podcast.
If you've ever lost anything of sentimental value, you'll relate to the stories in this podcast. You'll hear tales of lost cameras and valuable photos that were returned to their owners -- sometimes years later -- and how technology and social media reconnected them.
There was a time when tiny cameras brought to mind images of James Bond. But these cameras are now available to anyone who can afford them. And they are increasingly being used to spy on guests in hotel rooms and rental properties. Lawyer Marc Lamber says laws about the issue are murky. But don't despair. There are ways to protect yourself.
Robocalls and phone scammers are getting worse. Most are merely annoying but some can be terrifying, like the scammer who threatened to kill Lynda and William Webster. Webster's name may sound familiar: He's the former head of the FBI and CIA. Plus hear some creative and hilarious ways people are getting even with robocalls, and learn tips you can use today.
A Texas-based tech company launched a new system that rates websites that collect your personal data. They've recently published their "data privacy misleaders board" -- a list no company wants their website to be on. Who's on it? Osano CEO and co-founder Arlo Gilbert talks about the companies that are the best and worst at collecting and sharing your personal information.
Did you know there’s a link between liking curly fries and your intelligence? According to social media algorithms there is. When you click a link, like a page or friend another person, you’re giving away valuable information. Researchers use data from hundreds of thousands of people looking for subtle patterns to find out details about you and track you. What they do with the results could determine your future.
Clinical trials help doctors test medications on real patients. Successful clinical trials have helped patients beat cancer and added more years of quality life. If you're interested in clinical trials, listen as Dr. David Fogleman of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center explains how clinical trials work.Anderson Cancer Center provides answers.
Whether you work for a Fortune 500 company, a small mom-and-pop shop, or act as a "solo-preneur," you need to market your business online. With so many digital channels, where do you get the most bang for your digital marketing buck? We talk to Jeremy Wood of Hootsuite about using social media to connect with your audience. And Mike Huber of Vertical Measures tells us about using social media to build an "owned" audience. Is there some magical formula that works? Listen to this conversation and find out.
Imagine ridding yourself of all but the most essential items to travel and live around the world, while still running a business. Digital devices make such a lifestyle possible. Listen as one American couple talks about the exhilaration of leaving most of their possessions behind to live and work as "Digital Nomads." But, as you'll hear, it's not all fun and games. It takes a lot of work to make it work.
Online dating expert and ghostwriter Meredith Golden, the founder of SpoonMeetSpoon.com, offers tips to choose the best dating apps that fit your lifestyle. We put our own Mike James in the hot seat, and Meredith helps him improve his online dating profile (Spoiler alert: He’s doing it all wrong). Find out the do’s and don’ts of creating a great dating profile. If you or someone you know is looking for love, you do not want to miss this conversation.
Yep, those sci-fi movies and shows like "Blade Runner" and "Westworld" about robots imbued with enough A.I. to make them seem human are developing at a rapid pace. Kim talks to Ryan Steelberg, president of Veritone, a leading provider of artificial intelligence technology and solutions, about how robots are becoming less fantastical. Ryan describes how one man in Great Britain has his "companion" robot sit with this family at mealtimes. You don’t want to miss this conversation.
As many as 26 million people may have taken an at-home DNA test. If you're thinking of taking one, you have to prepare yourself for the results. You may discover things about your family tree that you didn't want to know. On the other hand, the results could yield a pleasant surprise. But how accurate are the results? Listen as Kim explores the world of at-home DNA testing with Lindsay Groves, senior product specialist at 23AndMe, and Robert Bennett, a forensic toxicologist and DNA scientist.
Tax season is scary, especially this year with the new codes. Meet accountant Howell Cheek with Sigrist, Cheek, Potter & Huyser who can talk about the philosophy of taxes dating as far back as Plato (but don’t worry, he doesn’t). Kim talks with Howell, who offers easy-to-understand, concise tips about medical and charitable deductions, as well as the increase in the standardized deduction. He also talks about which business-tech deductions have been eliminated and why. Howell breaks it all down for us.
In today’s quickly changing world, war is no longer defined by bullets, bombs, and bloodshed. There isn’t even an enemy you can always identify. It’s called Cyberwar. The United States is under attack right now. No one knows exactly where some of the attacks are coming from. Listen for proof of these attacks and how they could lead to a much bigger war in the near future.
Consider this: A robot might be flying your next flight home. Will you want to be on that flight? We talk to Jeremy Straub, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at North Dakota University, who talks about his findings and what we should expect in the future. Kim also talks to Stephen Lapoint, former instructor and pilot with the United States Air Force and veteran pilot of American Airlines for almost 20 years to get his perspective on robots replacing human pilots.
There is a disturbing movement on YouTube that targets young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. Listen to this fascinating conversation and learn how to protect children from adult content that's disguised as safe for kids. Dr. Davidson is founder of Davidson Learning Center and DrDavidson.com. She specializes in education for autistic children, a population that is especially vulnerable to disturbing online video content.
You've decided to upgrade your home to a smart home but, where do you start? Should you use an Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Apple Home Pod to connect your devices? Kim and her cohost Andrew Babinski talk about the latest trends in smart home tech, and Andrew shares the trial and error he went through when he started "smartifying" his home. They also talk about some pretty weird smart tech like smart diapers, smart toothbrushes, coffee makers, and… Jim Beam? Kim and Andrew break it all down.
What’s real? What’s fake? Facebook’s AI algorithms can’t answer these questions, so it hired outside firms to do it. These human “content moderators” decide what’s fake, real, satire, inappropriate and illegal. It’s not working. Hear from Brooke Binkwoski, former Facebook fact-checker, about the real story, and learn how Facebook’s content moderators watch the seedy side of life all day, so you don’t have to. BONUS: Listen for the secret password in this episode for a chance to win an En
What if you could smell any odor during a movie you’re watching? Technology has focused on our sense of sight and sound. But what if you can sense, transmit, and receive smell through the internet? Technology like Smell-O-Vision is making a comeback in applications ranging from virtual reality to movie watching. Listen to what the future of your digital life holds for your nose. Will you love it or hate it?
Cars have become part of the "internet of things." They are connected to our devices, the internet as well as big tech companies. Car makers are taking advantage of this new technology to know as much about us as they can. Our cars will be able to track our behaviors, allow advertisers to send us targeted ads, and track our driving habits. What will your new car know about you? And more importantly, what does that mean to your privacy? Kim gives us an inside look at our future behind the wheel.
Every year we wait in anticipation to hear what new Apple products are coming. We talk to expert Rob Walch with Libsyn about the latest Apple rumor mill. Expect to see new AirPods with rumored health benefits, not to mention that men over 45 will particularly love them, and you won't believe why! You’ll hear about the new MacBook Pro, the 6K display, a service they are calling the "Netflix of News" and other new gadgets from Apple. Plus - we give advice on how to become a successful podcaster.
Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the scariest things that can happen to a person. Thankfully, radiation treatments have come a long way. We talk with Dr. Cullen Taniguchi, radiation oncologist with MD Anderson Cancer Center, about the latest advancements in treating cancer with radiation, side effects and success rates. We uncover the unbelievable connection between the body temperature and the ability to heal. Listen to success stories of cancer patients who fought against the odds and recovered.
The "things" in the internet of things are getting smarter: We have smartphones, smart light bulbs, smart appliances, smartwatches -- all connected through the internet. That’s cool and convenient, right? There's one big problem: They're designed to be connected, but not to be secure. We talk to Steven Teppler, a renowned privacy and cybersecurity attorney from Mandelbaum Salsburg, about how connected devices put people at risk for not only stolen data, but data we unwittingly share with big tech companie
After retirement, Hal and Jackie decided to downsize, live in an RV and travel the country. What started out as a fun idea became a new lifestyle and the adventure of a lifetime. Their love grew stronger and they are now inseparable. Listen to their story, their day to day life on the road, and what they learned along the way.
We take a peek 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, trying to take advantage of you and those you love. We talk to former FBI special agent Lawrence Wolfenden and take you behind the scenes of true Dark Web crimes. Learn what went into tracking a father and daughter who sold Xanax disguised as organic fitness pills, and find out how they were caught and uncover the truth behind the Smiley Face Killers.
What’s in your gut? We have been hearing so much about gut bacteria. Recent innovations in DNA research have helped doctors uncover the link between gut health and many diseases, including cancer. Kim talks with Dr. Cullen Taniguchi, a radiation oncologist with MD Anderson Cancer Center about the connection between gut health and cancer. Learn about your microbiome and how you can arm it to fight disease. BONUS: Listen for the secret password in this podcast for your chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot!
Streaming services have completely changed the way we watch TV. Long gone are the days when new programs launch in the fall, run for 22 weeks, wrap in the spring and go into reruns over the summer. With networks, premium cable channels and streaming services producing original content, there’s no longer a set schedule. It's hard to keep track of when your favorite shows air. Kim and her co-host Mike James have five apps to help manage your binge watching so you don’t miss a thing.
Join Kim as she talks with Brewster Kahle, founder of the Wayback Machine and Archive.org, a free online digital library that has been archiving web pages since the mid-1990s. After earning a fortune by selling technologies to AOL and Amazon, Kahle set out on a mission to create an archive of web content. Hear about his goal to create the world's largest free online public library, and find out how you can contribute your family's history to the archive of the internet.
Google has become the go to search site but have you ever googled a word only to be bombarded by targeted ads and links that had nothing to do with your question? In this podcast, we will share with you alternatives to Google that will give you the desired results. Whether you’re looking for movies to stream or fabulous photos from space, and anything in between. These browsers will give you less ads, and in many cases, won’t track you like Google does!
We are all familiar with online display ads. They are those ads that jump at you when you are browsing a website. What you may not know, is how these ads end up on a particular page or why you are seeing them. Kim talks to specialist Heath Shaffer, owner of boutique AdOps firm NicheREV, for an insider scoop on everything that goes into the ads that you see, from advertisers who bid for the spot to the details that go into serving the ad on the website, and most of all, how to make money as a publisher.
Have you ever had an app ask you to access your phone's location? How about the app that wants access to your smartphone camera and contact list. It has become second nature to share this info with the app, but did you ever stop to think: where does all this data go? Our lives are being tracked and sold to companies. In this podcast you will learn who is tracking you, how they can get to your personal information and most importantly where your data is being sent.
Do you know what the main key ingredient to success is? Habit! Get ready for some truly life-changing stories and tips from highly motivated movers and shakers. You'll learn from their habits how they stay on top of their game. We talk to VU Dream founder and podcaster Mark Metry as well as CEO and renowned attorney Joseph Harary 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 you on your own transformation.
Solar & lunar eclipses, planetary flybys, and other rare events in space are making 2019 the year to look skyward. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at all the cool things that are happening in the sky this year that can't be missed. We talk to renowned astronomer Andrew Fraknoi, professor at the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at San Francisco State University, about what specific events we will see in the sky this year and what's the best way to view them.
2018 was an interesting year for tech. Between anxiety-inducing social network breaches and new forensic DNA databases to buggy mobile devices and killer driverless cars, it seems we've seen it all. But now that we are in 2019, what tech devices are we going to see this year? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the tech that did not make it in 2018 as well as what tech we might be seeing as we enter the new year.
The future may get here faster than we think, as the world races toward 5G wireless technology. 5G will be faster, revolutionary and could even fight terrorism? This is much more than a just an upgrade; it could allow for driverless cars and smart cities. It will be unlike anything the world has seen before. Will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders? In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim looks at why 5G is both astonishing and dangerous.
Vinyl records, cassettes, and CDs were once the staple for listening to music. Then, the invention of the MP3 player revolutionized the portable music industry and set the stage for the technology we have today. But when and where did the MP3 player get its start? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the history of music technology and how the MP3 player revolutionized how we listen to music, audiobooks, and so much more.
They used to say smoking wasn't harmful to our health. Today, researchers and doctors are warning about radio frequency radiation which comes from our wireless technology, but are we listening? Don’t miss this Komando On Demand podcast as I talk to the researchers behind the film "Generation Zapped," an eye-opening documentary about the health risks caused by RF frequencies such as brain cancer, ADHD, and other medical issues
Have you ever wanted to work a side job to make a little extra money from home? Maybe you've dreamed of leaving your current job to work full time from the comfort of your own home. Sounds good, but how do you differentiate between scams and legitimate money-making jobs? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a hard look at work-at-home scams as well as work at home success stories. Kim also gives some tips and advice on how to tell whether that job offer is legitimate or a scam.
The Apple Watch was built with the intention of being a health and fitness gadget. Most wearable devices can take our pulse and measure our blood pressure. Apple took this to the next level when it introduced a new feature this year. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at the new Apple Watch Series 4 and its new ability to take an ECG. But how reliable is it?
Trouble sleeping? Anxious? Depressed? You’re not alone. What if the relief you needed was right at your fingertips? Mobile meditation apps have been popping up and many are turning to them for relief. But are they really worthwhile and effective? In this Komando On Demand podcast, Kim will share some valuable insight to decide whether these apps are worth checking out - and why.
The entertainment industry is spending millions to resurrect dead celebrities using sophisticated digital technology that will ensure that iconic figures like Michael Jackson, Carrie Fisher and Audrey Hepburn live on forever. Could this technology replace real life actors? And what are the moral ramifications of this amazing technology? In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim speaks with some of the digital wizards who work major movie magic to bring deceased actors and entertainers back to the big screen.
How often do you turn to the internet for answers about health concerns, creating travel plans, where to eat, and directions to get there? If your answer is "All the time," you're not alone. But could our dependence on tech be inhibiting us from thinking critically and making decisions? While the jury is out about whether or not our tech is really dumbing us down, there might be some evidence that we are relying on tech to perform things that used to define us as uniquely human.
Forensic DNA analysis has been used by law enforcement for years to help solve some of the biggest crimes. But with the rise of DNA analysis and forensic genealogy companies such as 23andMe, Ancestry, and Genomelink, some ethical questions must be answered. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim explores how law enforcement uses forensic DNA analysis to solve notorious criminal cases as well as the ethics and privacy issues of DNA data banks.
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 our kids in this can’t miss Komando on Demand episode. It might just save a life.
How will technology shape our future? There is no doubt that automation will evolve and life will change. Technology will have a profound effect on what’s ahead in the coming years. We can barely keep up with the pace at which it is expanding. So what will our lives be like in the future? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at a list of technologies that are shaping our future and how they will impact our daily lives.
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. Are we ready? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the technology behind virtual and augmented reality and how it is shaping the reality around us.
Shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday means getting the best deals on the latest tech like laptops, televisions, tablets, smartphones, and so much more. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim shares insider secrets on scoring the best deals you can get your hands on during the biggest shopping days of the year. Kim talks to retail and shopping expert Sarah Hollenbeck from blackfriday.com about some of the best deals from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Macy's, and other retailers.
Hacked medical devices are quickly becoming a top security threat. From pacemakers to hospital equipment, anything that connects wirelessly can be compromised. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks into the myths and realities of medical device hacking and security. Kim talks to Christian Espinosa, a cybersecurity professor at Maryville University and CEO of Alpine Security, about medical device security and what's being done to make devices and hospitals more secure.
Are you dreading holiday travel this year? From mile-long security lines to taking off shoes and going through humiliating security scanners, holiday travel can be stressful. But, airports are getting major upgrades that will help travelers navigate the terminal more efficiently. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at how airports are trying to make things easier on travelers in order to alleviate stress during the holidays.
Want to make a living playing video games? You can possibly make thousands or even millions, but it’s not easy money. Esports is now a proven career option, but do you have what it takes to get in the game? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at everything you need to know about how to succeed at being a professional gamer, straight from today’s top players and nerd culture journalist Jessica Roar.
In this digital age, hidden surveillance is everywhere and if you've ever felt watched in the past, odds are you probably were. From Airbnb to a house of worship, hidden cameras are everywhere. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at how hidden spy cameras have become so prevalent in our society and how technology has enabled these cameras to be placed anywhere. Kim also gives tips and advice on how to protect yourself from hidden cameras.
Whether you are buying a new iPhone XS, XR, or XS Max or you are upgrading the system on your current iPhone, there are a lot of new features to Apple iOS 12. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the iOS 12 operating system's features and enhancements that differentiate it from previous iOS versions. Kim also talks to Rob Walch from the "Today in iOS" podcast about some hidden tips and tricks of iOS 12 you might not know about.
You've probably heard of flipping real estate and on the web, a domain name is a piece of digital real estate. Good website names are in high demand and people are selling domains and making big bucks. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the practice of selling website domain names and how people are making good money at doing it. Kim also talks to Asen Kehayov, an ethical hacker and founder of InForceCyber.com, about how to be safe when buying and selling domains.
Microchip implants are starting to increase in popularity, especially for employers microchipping their employees. But, is this the next step toward a frightening 1984, Big Brother society that many have warned us about for years? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the technology behind embedding RFID microchips in our bodies, how some employers in Sweden are already starting to microchip their employees as well as how this technology works.
Unexplained cancer outbreaks are happening around the world. But here’s the mystery – why is the epidemic striking certain parts of the world, while others remain untouched? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at how, with the latest technology, teams of "DNA Detectives" are discovering surprising clues in the fight to cure cancer. Kim talks to Dr. Cullen Taniguchi of the MD Anderson Cancer Center who shares crucial, new information about the progress of the fight against cancer.
It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, and whether it's a data leak or a data breach, it seems that your private information is getting passed around every day. In this episode of Komando on Demand, guest host and renowned attorney Steven Teppler talks to retired FBI special agent Lawrence Wolfenden, now a cybersecurity and privacy expert, about his experiences with electronic privacy issues during his career as well as what the government can and can't do when it comes to protecting our privacy.
It seems like every time we fire up the computer, we are bombarded with doctored images, fake videos, false accusations, and outright lies. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the latest technology that 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.
Looking for a way to make some extra money but find your time is limited? Many employers don't want to go through the hassle of hiring employees but still need people to meet specific needs. Enter the Gig Economy. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at how people are making a quick buck on sites like Wonolo, Bellhops, Doordash and others. Kim talks to Randi Himelfarb, a video editor who is thriving in the Gig Economy.
Businesses are leaving Facebook in droves, but not for the reasons you may think. In this episode of Komando on Demand, you'll find out why Kim Komando, along with celebrities like Cher and businesses like Mozilla and Pep Boys are abandoning Facebook. Kim also talks about what you need to know about Facebook’s controversial new posting guidelines for businesses and gain fresh marketing ideas.
It's a fact that if you own a cellphone, you're being tracked. But have you ever wondered who is tracking you and how much they can actually see? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at who is spying on us and how, if possible, we can hide from them in order to maintain our data and privacy. Kim also talks to Richard Eilert, an expert in geolocation and geofencing and how your location means big bucks for companies.
You may or may not have heard of Kimberly Proctor, a teenage girl who was brutally murdered by 2 young boys. Following a trail of digital clues like texting, emailing and even a World of Warcraft chat room, police tracked down her killers. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim talks to retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald and linguistics professor Tim Grant at how digital forensics can help solve crimes.
What if you could go into a store, grab what you want and leave? No lines, no waiting, no… cashiers? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at Amazon Go, the future of shopping technology, and how AI and Algorithms are changing the way you shop. It looks like shopping in a brick-and-mortar store is going to rock again.
Gaming expert or mass murderer? In many cases, the two are closely linked. With public shootings on the rise, you need to know the clues in technology that indicate a potentially dangerous person. In part 1 of this special Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the connection between violent video games and what goes on in the mind of some of these culprits. She also gives some insider tips, case studies and interviews to help you spot trouble before it starts.
Each time you hop in your car you're taking your life in your hand. Do you realize how distracted other drivers are around you? Seconds are all it takes for things to go horribly wrong. In 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.
With more and more Millennials immersed into the workforce, changes are happening. Their wants and needs are different from previous generations. In this Komando on Demand podcast get an in-depth understanding of what Millenials consider the ideal work environment, and the role that technology is playing in their behavior. Should employers jump on board and embrace some of their ideas?
Your phone is your most prized possession, making it the most vulnerable security risk you own. Did you know that hackers are able to access nearly all your accounts with just your phone number? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim explores the serious threat of hijacking smartphones and how cybercriminals can ruin your life. Founder and CEO of InForceCyber.com Asen Kehayov, who is a Certified Ethical Hacker from Bulgaria, advises on what people can do to safeguard their data.
Late nights at work, texting more often and other suspicious behaviors from a spouse are tell tale signs that they might be cheating. Is it an affair or is it something else? In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim delves into the technology that will help find out if a 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.
Radiation treatment for cancer is very hard on patients. But now, doctors are using a powerful technological treatment that targets just the cancer cells while leaving the patient with minimal side effects. It’s called Proton Therapy. In this heartfelt episode of Komando on Demand, Kim explores this new form of cancer treatment that’s taking the medical world by storm, and talks to Lee Chamblee, the Education Program Coordinator at the University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center.
Video streaming services can help you cut the cord and save a ton of money every month. You can stream content on your schedule as well as choose what you want to watch. In this episode of the Komando on Demand podcast, Kim compares several video streaming services. Whether it's movies, television or watching the big football game that you’re most interested in, there are many streaming services out there that can deliver the content you want without the big price tag.
What if a complete stranger, or worse yet someone you know and trust, decides to ruin your life? How easy would it be for them to destroy your career, credibility and social life? On this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at the maliciousness of destroying someone online. Kim talks to a former cyberbully as well as Shannon Wilkinson, Founder & CEO of Reputation Communications to find solutions for this problem.
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.
Social media is at the center of everyone's day. We seem to gravitate towards checking our Facebook account or posting that picture on Instagram, reading the news or shopping online. Do you ever stop to think: How are these websites keeping us hooked? In this episode of Komando On Demand, we look at how programmers keep us coming back time and time again. Hear from experts who share insight on what goes on behind the scenes.
Are you a morning person? Well, your day’s about to get a lot more exciting with some brand new technology. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim talks to Patrick Sweetman with Voice First Tech about new smart home technology and how it can completely change your daily life. Some of these devices are weird, some are useful and some are a little scary, all controlled with voice command. You won’t want to miss this.
In the mood for a good laugh? You won't believe the latest easter eggs, jokes and jabs from Cortana, Siri, Google Home, Apple HomePod and Amazon Alexa. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim shows up in rare comedic form in this lighthearted, crack-me-up podcast. It's tech meets humor in this out-of-the-box episode that will tickle your funny bone!
Success comes in many forms. From humble beginnings to top leader in his industry, this podcast takes you through the story of Dan Granger, CEO of the ad agency Oxford Road. Dan’s company went from a startup to making over 1 million dollars in billing in its first year! In this episode of Komando On Demand we take a look at the company’s trials and tribulations and how Dan overcame insurmountable obstacles and embarked on the journey of a lifetime.
You go on vacation to escape. But one thing you can’t escape is the danger of being hacked, scammed or tracked - and as a traveler, you’re a prime target! In this episode of Komando on Demand, you'll learn crucial safety practices to safeguard your internet security, whether traveling for business or pleasure. So before you even log on to book a flight, hotel, or car you need to arm yourself.
Is this a frightening Hollywood movie plot? A weaponized cyberattack can quickly take down critical utilities and infrastructures like the electrical power grid, leaving millions of people vulnerable to the elements, and the U.S. economy vulnerable to ruin. The aftermath of such a severe attack can take years before we can recover (if ever). In this episode, we explore the vulnerabilities of cyberattacks on our power grid and what's being done to prevent this from happening.
When you think about farms and ranches, what comes to mind? You’ll be surprised to know just how hi-tech they have become. Drones, self-driving tractors and sophisticated imaging are about to revolutionize the way our food is grown. Will technology replace farmers?
As convenient as online banking is, it’s important not to get too comfortable. There is no security guard standing watch over your online transactions. Online banking could expose you to hackers and malware that are looking for windows of opportunity to seize your sensitive information. So you need to be your own security guard! Here’s how.