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Internet addiction: How Facebook and Instagram keep you hooked
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.
Workplace of the future: Employees get microchipped
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.
Why YouTube's problem with child predators is hard to fix
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.
Tech stops high-speed chases-Get EDNA out of your car-Grow your social media following
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.
Getting online overseas -- Funny sign goes viral on social media -- Alternatives to Gmail
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.
Break through the noise and market your business on social media
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.
Apps and safety tips from an online dating pro: ‘Stop with the bathroom selfies’
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.
Is YouTube promoting sex, drugs and violence to your kids?
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.
Smart home tips from a guy who did it and lived to tell
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
Digital smell technology could mean sending odors through virtual reality and the internet
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?
"Internet of things" connected cars will invade your privacy
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.
New radiation treatments give cancer patients a second chance at life
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.
Privacy and data protection in the "internet of things" age
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
How downsizing brought a couple closer together than ever
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.
Dark web crimes: Catching father-daughter drug dealers
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.
Time travel the internet with Wayback and Internet Archive founder
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!
Make 30% more in revenue using this secret strategy
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.
The rare and amazing events happening in space in 2019
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
How to avoid work-at-home scams and make money with legitimate jobs
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 Series 4 can detect A-Fib and save your life
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?
Can meditation apps really help your body, mind and spirit? Here’s the science.
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.
Back from the dead - Hollywood spends major cash to resurrect entertainers for movies and concerts
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 genealogy - From finding a blood relative to solving a shocking crime
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.
Go inside the world of child sex trafficking, abduction, and hate group recruiting
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.
How virtual reality is making us smarter, faster, and more efficient
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.
The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on 4K TVs, computers, smartphones, smart speakers, and more
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.
Medical device hacking and the vulnerability of connected medical devices
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.
Tired of the TSA lines? Airport tech is the wave of the future
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.
Who’s watching you? The threat of hidden cameras in the digital age
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.
Apple iOS 12 and what you need to know about Apple's latest operating system
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.
Are employees getting microchip implants for convenience and security?
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.
Cancer: How DNA detectives are cracking the case against the world’s most perplexing killer
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.
Location technology and GPS systems are tracking your every move
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.
The inside scoop on Amazon Go, the cashierless stores
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.
Epidemic on the rise: The dangers of texting and distracted driving
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?
Is your phone safe? Hackers can easily hijack it and steal your information
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.
Proton Therapy - Killing cancer using tiny particle technology
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.
Best streaming services and how to watch your favorite football games
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.
How to restore a ruined online reputation from the ground up
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.
Education, technology and free perks you never expected to get at your local library
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.
How Facebook and Instagram keep you hooked and clicking
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.
Smart home devices that pamper, cook, clean, and spoil you
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.
Virtual personal assistants that will crack you up
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 secrets: How to build your business from the ground up
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.
How to outsmart hackers and scammers when you travel
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.
Hi-tech farms: Is automated technology replacing farmers?
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.
Smile! Surveillance cameras are always watching you
We don’t notice surveillance cameras watching us anymore. They’re everywhere! But what if your spouse was suddenly able to watch you cross the street without your knowledge. Would you consider that creepy? What if one day artificial intelligence with facial recognition was used to learn everything about you before you even enter a store? It’s only going to get more pervasive.
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators
What it takes to invent the next breakthrough in technology is an idea, innovation, and the courage to ignore the naysayers. You’ll hear success secrets from today’s top innovators and visionaries and get a sneak peek at what’s brewing in the think tanks of tomorrow. You’ll be introduced to pioneers and entrepreneurs who didn’t get their big break until their 50s and 60s. Listen to my Komando On Demand podcast for inspiration and wisdom from some of history’s greatest minds.
U.S. to deploy border protection tech used for rhinos in Africa
What do protecting rhinos and our border have in common? Black market and violence. In an effort to stop these criminal activities, advanced technology was created. You’ll learn how rhino poaching was reduced by 96%, and how this advanced technology is helping protect school shootings and border control.
Are we alone? How technology is used to find alien life
The nation's top scientists believe there is intelligent life outside our solar system. They point to the numbers and pure science. Kim talks to Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak about the high-tech tools scientists are using to prove their theory right. Learn why they're certain they'll be proven right within the next 20 years.
AI’s human voices sound a little too real for many
Can you tell the difference between computer-generated voices vs. human voices? Voice used to be a human attribute. Not anymore! AI can duplicate virtually any voice, including your own. Join Kim Komando and learn more about this life-changing technology taking over soon in this Komando on Demand podcast.
Much common 20th-century technology has been rendered obsolete. Let's take a look back at the tech we couldn't live without and learn what’s replacing it. Join Kim Komando for a fun trip down memory lane.
Cyberwar is coming and the Russians are leading the way
Almost 3 years ago Russia dropped a cyber-bomb on Ukraine, hacking energy companies and wiping out power to hundreds of thousands. Government security agents say that was just the beginning. A test of sorts for possibly a much bigger plan. Listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast as I take you through the history of cyber warfare and share things you should be doing now to prepare for a possible cyber attack.
Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life
Implanted or wearable, new technology is making your life easier and healthier. It not only improves your life, it will even save it! In this Komando on Demand you're getting two podcasts in one - I’m exploring the new solutions to battle hearing loss and give you bionic hearing and the new wearable devices that could change your life.
What is Exactis -- and how did it leak the data of nearly every American
Data broker Exactis tracks about 400 traits on every American. That information is now out in the wild. A hacker can drain your bank account using your email address. Listen to this Komando On Demand Podcast for a deep look into how this data got leaked by the company and what you need to do now.
Virtual reality is about to change the world like never before
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?
Smell technology is coming to VR and online shopping
Most technology has so far targeted mainly our sense of sight and sound. Soon, we may be able to sense, transmit, and receive smell through the internet. Applications range from virtual reality to online shopping. Listen to what the future of your digital life holds for your nose. It’s fun and exciting!
New ways crooks are using ATMs to empty your bank account
Anytime you swipe your credit or debit card, you are putting your money at risk. Hackers and scammers have gotten more sophisticated. In this free Komando on Demand podcast, I will tell you how to spot the skimmers and shimmers.
The dangers posed by artificial intelligence are real
Will we create a super-intelligent AI and forget to give it a conscience? How far is too far when it comes to AI? Listen to this free Komando on Demand podcast as I explore the real risks that face all of us as the AI world gets bigger and smarter.
Podcasting insider tricks from a top media buyer’s perspective
Podcasting is exploding. It’s expected to be a billion-dollar industry within 5 years. In this Komando on Demand podcast, Kim speaks with the head of a top advertising agency about how to get started, how to make money, and how you can be part of this next revolution.
You won’t believe robocallers' latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them
You’ve heard them – the annoying robotic calls that try to scam you with free vacations or false threats from the IRS. In fact, it is estimated that scammers make 2.5 billion robocalls in one month alone. This poses 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.
Scary! Hidden cameras are a vacationer's privacy nightmare
Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? More and more vacationers are discovering hidden cameras in their rentals or hotel rooms, and you won’t believe some of the nooks they are found in. As if the thought of being recorded isn't scary enough, the legal action (or lack thereof) in many privacy cases will surely frighten you. In this Komando On Demand 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 Amazon’s Alexa listening and recording more than you realize?
Is Alexa spying on you? Your personal voice assistant might be a double agent. It works for you by answering questions and making life easier. She’s also working for Amazon collecting information.
You can listen to everything Amazon has stored away and delete your past. You might have growing privacy concerns.
In this free Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll hear how to listen to everything you have said to Alexa and how to the delete the recordings.
Russian hacking hits home and the FBI has a mission for you
The FBI is sounding the warning that we are all at risk of Russian hackers. The cyber attack groups are zeroing in on the router in our homes to use against us. But there are steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of these organized cyber crooks. Listen to my Komando On Demand podcast for more on what the hackers are after and how you can stop them. You’ll want to share this important information with your family and friends.
Each time you "click here to agree," a piece of your privacy dies. Most of us use smartphones, Facebook, Twitter, Google and dozens of other apps. Each one makes you agree to a contract that you likely didn't read. Do you know what you've given up? Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast about how our need for convenience is coming at a very high price.
As much as we'd like to believe flying cars will be a thing really soon, they won't. It's going to take years before that technology is perfected. Just look at how self-driving cars are moving along. But our cars ARE changing. In the next five years, we can expect them to be connected like never before. What will your new car know about you? Listen to my Komando on Demand podcast for an inside look at your future behind the wheel.
Your smartphone camera can do much more than take a great picture. It can become a scanner, game system, security system, even translator. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast about using your camera to the best of its capabilities.
Seeing is no longer believing - How video manipulation is becoming the next level of fake news
Technology allows you to literally put words in someone else’s mouth. Video manipulation is advancing to a point where even terror attacks and mass destruction can be falsely created. We are on the cusp of a new era, where fake news will look more real than ever. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast about why you can’t believe everything you see and how video manipulation could be a major threat to national security.
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. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for the 7 things you should never do online.
Crazy tech is coming to us you'll either love or hate
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?
Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for a list of technologies that will mold our fate.
Facebook started as a way to connect people, not as a political pundit. Today it seems like everyone is talking politics on their timelines. Do you want to turn your feedback into a place to share life updates, post pictures and just relax? You’re about to be flooded with political posts as midterm elections approach. But you don’t have to be!
Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for how to silence the political rants on your Facebook feed.
Would you live in 6-months of darkness and temperatures more than 100 degrees below zero for your job? In a rare interview, Kim talks with one elite scientist, stationed at the South Pole, about how he copes with life in this desolate environment.
Are you looking to get back to work, clear up some debt or find a side job to make extra cash? All you need is an internet connection. It’s quick, it’s easy and you can add flexibility to your busy schedule. This podcast will walk you through the steps so you can get started utilizing your skills to make extra cash. Listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for some of the best ways to make money on your own time.
Is the Chinese government using smartphones to spy on you?
Is it protection or paranoia? The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei or ZTE. Both makers deny the surveillance, but the idea of cyber snooping comes with precedence.
3 ways to search the web without Google tracking you.
Google saves your search history and tracks what you click online. If you need a break from the surveillance, you have options. You can use a search engine that does not mark your every move. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for three ways to hunt the internet that you may find refreshing.
Is it a smart idea to base a child's education on her or his DNA? What if you knew right at birth whether your child would excel at math, science or music? Would you want to know? Testing DNA for IQ could take the stress off parents and teachers. It might also lead us to an eugenics society. Listen and learn what could be on the horizon.
Can DNA predetermine your future? Scientists think intelligence can be measured with a simple swab of your saliva. Advanced technology reading the DNA of children and foreshadowing their lives. It sounds like science fiction becoming reality. The new developments could lead to a future most never saw coming. Click here to listen to part one of my free Komando on Demand podcast about whether intelligence, is in your genes.
5G is coming and it will cost you! What you need to know
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 ever seen before. Will this breakthrough come at a cost to your health, increasing the risk of disease and disorders?
Netflix and relax with these 7 handy tips for everyone
Remember the days of going to the store to rent your favorite movie? Then the disappointment when there were no copies available? Netflix sure fixed that problem and now is growing into a media giant. Movies, TV Shows, original programming, all at your fingertips, whenever you want. But there’s more to Netflix than you might know! Listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for handy tips to help you get the most out of your video-streaming service.
Facebook's widening privacy scandal affects you like you never imagined possible.
Facebook's scandal gets worse as more details emerge about how they tracked you like you never knew before. In my podcast, I talk to some of the leading technology and data breach attorneys, John Yanchunis and Steven Teppler, about what's in store for Facebook and also what we can do to protect ourselves in this age of dwindling privacy. It's become clear that your information is the currency of the 21st century. Have we lost trust in Facebook?
Cambridge Analytica Facebook manipulated us we helped
Your online privacy is compromised! Cambridge Analytica manipulated you, then harvested your personal data and psychographic profiles through Facebook. But did you help? Is it too late to protect yourself? Can you get your privacy back? What are your rights? Does online privacy even exist? The laws are changing, so listen now for my inside scoop from an Internet Security Lawyer and a risk management pro – on this week’s Komando on Demand free podcast.
Part 2 of our series on The Dark Web. It’s a fascinating and dangerous place, but as public intrigue grows, so does the number of horrific stories that emerge from this misunderstood corner of the internet. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain how this modern technology is enabling modern slavery and I’ll talk to the freedom fighters who bring cyber criminals to justice.
The Dark Web where crime hackers and government co-exist
There's the internet you probably have never seen. The Dark Web is a hidden network of about 50,000 sites where criminals, hackers, trolls, extremists and governments exist. Listen and learn how it works and what steps people take to access it.
Cancer-fighting nanorobots seek and destroy tumors along with other breakthroughs to end cancer
With the latest in cancer detection technology, your odds of preventing it go up. The more you know about your own DNA, the better chances you have of ambushing cancer long before it happens. And if it does happen? Nano Robots may soon help. Cancer detection, prevention and defeat are now partners, and you shouldn’t be afraid to learn about them.
High tech bullet-proof police protection gear that you can get too.
For every police officer that goes down in the line of fire, hundreds are saved by new technologies in ballistics, body armor, bullet-proof protective gear and trauma prep packs. Now you can get the very same gear used by Special Elite, Armed Forces and Law Enforcement to protect you and your family. In this free Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll tell you about the cutting edge tools to gear up, prepare smart, and stay ready.
Cyber-Sniffing K-9s: Man’s best friend, Cybercrime’s worst enemy
Dog is man’s best friend, but a Device Detection Dog is a cybercriminal’s worst enemy. If you’re stashing illegal data of any kind, a well-trained K-9 will find it. You can flush it, bury it, put it in your gas tank, swallow it … but you can’t hide electronic evidence from a detection dog. In this free Komando on Demand podcast you’ll hear the latest tactics used to crack down on child pornography and cybercrime.
Baffled by Bitcoin? Masters of Cryptocurrency explain everything you need to know
In 2009 Bitcoin sold for a handful of change. Today Bitcoin is worth around $11,000, but it’s been at nearly $18,000. So … bite the bullet or bail out? In this podcast, I have critical investment advice including public offerings, security practices & common mistakes – from both masters & critics of cryptocurrency. All that and more from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Foodies on fire, making money by showcasing their cooking skills online.
Move over cookbooks, now you can find any recipe online and watch everyday people making incredible dishes. These food vloggers have turned their love of cooking into a money-making business and you can too! Want to share your recipes and cooking expertise with a worldwide audience? Listen to my free podcast, sit back and take some notes as these food blogging experts share their advice.
Hearing your way through the evolution of the internet
Tune your listening skills as you never have before – and actually hear the evolution of technology. The progression of the internet and computers can be dissected by sounds. Put your hearing skills to the test and take a trip through time as computers evolve.
Downsized, free and living life on the open road - Part 2
Almost 3 years after trading in their home for an RV and selling everything in exchange for a carefree life on the open road, we’re checking in with one of our favorite couples to see what they have learned, what they’d do differently and if they have any regrets. Plus, life with an RV can be fun and profitable! How owners are capitalizing on adventure.
Downsizing for the freedom of the open road - Part 1
One couple sells everything they have; including the kitchen sink, to travel the highways and byways of the United States. You'll learn from their mistakes and find out if you have the right stuff to make it without a home base. Listen to my free podcast to hear their story.
Catch the rarest and most breathtaking Super Blue Blood Eclipsed Moon!
On January 31st, a rare and beautiful astronomical event will take place. The Super Blue Blood Eclipsed Moon will grace our skies. Not only has it captured the attention of the world’s astronomers and astrophysicists, it has piqued the interest of history buffs and theologians. Here’s the fun part … this particular moon is totally photographical, I’ll have the best advice and talk to astronomer, and educator Andrew Fraknoi along with popular tech videocaster Jeremy Judkins as we share must-have tip
Breaking down the Bitcoin – everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask
You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, but like many, are completely confused by the new digital currency. Bitcoin’s value is soaring, but there are so many questions surrounding this fairly new cryptocurrency. Listen to me FREE Komando on Demand podcast as I answer the questions you’re too embarrassed to ask and find out the pros and cons of buying and selling Bitcoins.
Do you have or did you just get a “smart” TV? Most new models have smart technology, which mean your TV will connect to the Internet. It also means you’re a target for hackers. Listen to my Komando On Demand FREE podcast to hear why you should be worried and what you can do about it.
Billionaire innovators: What’s the secret to success in creating the next “it” thing in tech? - Part 1
So what does it take to invent the next breakthrough in technology? Our world is constantly being shaped by inventors, entrepreneurs and geniuses who defy the odds and follow their dreams. If you have a great big idea that you are passionate about, this two part podcast series is for you. In part 1 of this Komando On Demand podcast series, you’ll hear success secrets from today’s top innovators and visionaries and get a sneak peek at what’s brewing in the think tanks of tomorrow.
How technology is wiping out cancer and heart disease
Disease elimination in our lifetime? It’s closer now than ever before. Hear the latest about how tech, medical and science communities are zeroing in on Cancer, Sickle Cell Anemia, Heart Disease and others!
Beware of Barbie! And more of the unsuspecting gadgets that are listening to you in your home!
Forget privacy! Even if you think your home is a safe haven, the “Internet of Things” is taking over and listening to your every move. Smartphones, TV’s, barbie dolls and even crockpots are listening and storing your conversations. All of it prime information for anyone who wants it. Listen to my free podcast to hear what types of appliances are gathering information, where it’s going and what you can do about it.
How Star Wars' The Last Jedi is bringing dead actors and new characters to life
Star Wars’ The Last Jedi takes digital characters to a new innovative level. Learn the secrets directly from the computer engineers and animators who are bringing the characters to life. You’ll never look at Star Wars’ the same way again.
Living in the no-tech town; No cellphones, Wi-Fi or even TV remotes
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.
They used to say smoking was not harmful to our health. Today, researchers and doctors are warning about radio frequency radiation, but are we listening? Don’t miss this Komando On Demand FREE podcast as I talk to the researchers behind the film “Generation Zapped,” an eye-opening documentary about the health risks caused by RF frequencies.
What new “smart” gadgets will be under your tree this year? Smart TVs, refrigerators and more sure can make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Pretty soon everything in our home will use smart technology. As exciting as it is, there are dangers you need to be aware of. From the archives of Komando on demand, Kim talks about the warning signs as technology takes over!
Part 2 of our series on The Dark Web. It’s a fascinating and dangerous place, but as public intrigue grows, so does the number of horrific stories that emerge from this misunderstood corner of the internet. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain how this modern technology is enabling modern slavery and I’ll talk to the freedom fighters who bring cyber criminals to justice
Get ready to save. In this Komando On Demand FREE podcast, I talk to a savvy shopper who is forced to get creative with finances after her husband loses his job. How she saves $11,000 on a $15,000 yearly grocery bill. Listen to my Komando On Demand FREE podcast to hear how you can do the same!
In part one of a two part series on a disturbing place most have only heard about. The Dark Web. We talk to the documentary filmmaker who will surprise you when he says the media has gotten it all wrong. Listen to my Komando On Demand FREE podcast to hear why he says the Dark Web is not what you think.
Living the hi-tech life! Are you ready make your home in a city of the future?
Take a walk through the city of the future – the smart city. These connected cities will have features like self-driving cars, internet-connected homes, sustainable power and more. But will the smart city be bright and shiny, full of robots and tech or dark and gloomy. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I will explore the city of the future and talk to the experts who are building the tech that will change the way we live.
Cody Wilson is out to disrupt the firearm industry by implementing some of the coolest tech around - 3-D printers. But will his idea of giving anyone with a computer and an internet connection the ability to manufacture a weapon a good idea? For better or worse, technology will undoubtedly play a role in the future of weaponry - and accountability. In this Komando On Demand podcast, I will explore this highly charged topic as I talk to Cody about his Ghost Gun.
Are meditation and mindfulness apps solid advice or a silly waste of time?
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, I will share some valuable insight to decide whether these apps are worth checking out - and why.
Technology is revolutionizing the fight against Breast Cancer
Everyone from nurses to NFL players wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll talk to two women who battled this deadly disease and explore the new technologies that are saving women’s lives.
Hackers are not only targeting your computer, they are targeting your body
Millions of internet-connected medical devices have been sold to Americans over the last few years. Smart medical devices such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, syringes, and defibrillators help save patients’ lives. But many of those devices have little to no digital security, making them tempting targets for hackers. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain why hackers are targeting these devices and what tools help provide you and your family members' safety.
Cyber Security Awareness Month - The online threats you need to know about now
Every October has been set aside as National Cyber Security Awareness Month - a public service campaign to educate people about risks to their online privacy. This year's campaign is especially pressing with the recent cyberattacks on Equifax, the DNC and more. Cyber security awareness is at an all-time high. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll tell you about major online threats that you need to know about, and how to protect your personal information from hackers.
Emergency medical tech: The latest devices that could save your life
Recent news has been a tragic reminder of how fragile life is – hurricanes and acts of terror taking lives and challenging medical responders. The good news is, better and faster medical technology is emerging, such as devices to stop massive bleeding to trackers for babies and Alzheimer’s patients. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll talk to the experts who are hard at work developing tech to help you avoid the doctor and prepare you for emergencies.
Modern slavery: Model escapes captors who allegedly try to sell her on the Dark Web
The Dark Web. It’s a fascinating and dangerous place, but as public intrigue grows, so does the number of horrific stories that emerge from this misunderstood corner of the internet. One such story is the traumatic nightmare that British model, Chloe Ayling claims she went through when she was kidnapped and sold online. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explain how this modern technology is enabling modern slavery and speak with the freedom fighters who bring cyber criminals to justice.
By now you’ve heard about the massive security hack at the credit reporting firm, Equifax. So, how and WHY did half of all American’s sensitive data fall victim to this breach? In this Komando on Demand podcast, we’ll explore the weakness in Equifax’s security protocols, and find out if the hack could have been avoided. Also, why did two of the firm’s top executives sell their Equifax stock before telling the public? Plus, we’ll tell you what you need to know about protecting your identity.
You won’t believe robocallers' latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them
You’ve heard them – the annoying robotic calls that try to scam you with free vacations or false threats from the IRS. In fact, it is estimated that scammers make 2.5 billion robocalls in one month alone. This poses 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.
Robots are among us. They’re in our schools, hospitals, malls, offices and assembly lines. They’re skilled, fast, accurate, and sometimes even friendly. But are these digital beings only here to help or should we watch out for them? In this Komando on Demand podcast, experts in AI creation and robot ethics will tell you all you need to know about Artificial Intelligence and the future of robots in the workforce.
DO NOT donate to Hurricane Harvey charities until you listen to this podcast
Fake charities and donation scams are on the rise in the aftermath of disasters. Scammers take advantage of public goodwill and steal billions of dollars from people who want to help. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll tell you how to protect yourself and your loved ones from these crooks, while still providing aid to those in need.
You may think you know what time is. Are you right?
What time is it? Did you know that people around the globe work day and night trying to define time? In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll explore the quirky aspects of a leap-year, and why the experts are arguing about a simple second.
How often do you turn to your device 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.
Solar Eclipse 2017: Expert tips and everything you need to know beyond the dark
Join us for this encore presentation of my Komando on Demand series about the once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event. In this podcast, you’ll hear from experts about cool eclipse facts and viewing tips. Plus, we’ll delve deeper into science, technology and astrophysics, and how, together, they help discover possible alternate realities, hidden matter, mysteries of time and light and possibly habitable planets - all from the study of eclipses!
Back from the dead - Hollywood spends major cash to resurrect entertainers for movies and concerts
Cool or creepy? The entertainment industry is spending millions to resurrect dead celebrities. They’re doing it with sophisticated digital technology that will ensure that iconic figures like Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Audrey Hepburn live on forever. In this Komando on Demand podcast, I’ll speak with some of the digital wizards who work major movie magic to bring deceased actors and entertainers back to the big screen.
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators – Part 2
In part 2 of this Komando On Demand series, you heard that high profile people initially laughed at the idea of the iPhone, which is now wildly successful. Such is the tale of many of our world’s brightest ideas. In this final part of the Billion Dollar Podcast, I will introduce you to pioneers and entrepreneurs who didn’t get their big break until their 50s and 60s. Listen to my free podcast for inspiration and wisdom from some of history’s greatest minds.
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators - Part 1
In part 1 of this Komando On Demand podcast series, you’ll hear success secrets from today’s top innovators and visionaries and get a sneak peek at what’s brewing in the think tanks of tomorrow. Join us next week for more wisdom from today’s tech stars.
Scary! Hidden cameras are a vacationer's privacy nightmare
Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? More and more vacationers are discovering hidden cameras in their rentals or hotel rooms, and you won’t believe some of the nooks they are found in. And as if the thought of being recorded isn't frighten enough, the legal action (or lack thereof) in many privacy cases will. In this Komando On Demand 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.
Solar Eclipse 2017: A bright future beyond the dark - Part 2
On August 21st, people from around the world will join millions of Americans for an unforgettable experience – The Great American Total Solar Eclipse. In Part 1 of this Komando on Demand series, you heard from experts about cool eclipse facts and viewing tips. In Part 2, we delve deeper into science, technology and astrophysics, and how, together, they help discover possible alternate realities, hidden matter, mysteries of time and light and possibly habitable planets - all from the study of eclipses!
Total Eclipse 2017: Expert tips and everything you need to know - Part 1
On August 21st, people from around the world will join millions of Americans for an unforgettable experience: The Great American Total Solar Eclipse. Spectators will see the sun disappear behind the moon revealing streams of light around the moon's silhouette. If you are planning to watch it live, host a viewing party, or simply stream it online, these tips are for you.
Social media and websites have not only changed the way we promote ourselves and our business, but it's also changed the way we make money. In this podcast we'll tell you about some young people who have used social media to earn more money than their parents, and how social media helped take a fitness nutrition company from making thousands of dollars in its first year to millions in the second year. Plus, get tips on how to use social media to make money on the side or even grow your new business.
Could eSports outperform football, baseball and basketball?
Could video game competitions become more popular than the Super Bowl? eSports, as they're called, have such a huge following that TV networks have started to bid on the right to broadcast them. In this Komando on Demand podcast, we’re going to meet a competitive gamer and a woman who made a name for herself hosting the most popular competitions in America.
Finding a sperm donor has become as easy as online shopping
Imagine swiping left or right on your smartphone to choose your child, or scrolling through Facebook & Craigslist for a sperm donor. Today, non-traditional methods are taking over. The process is as easy as pointing & clicking. A day or two later, sperm is delivered to your house. In this Komando on Demand podcast, we speak with experts from a national sperm bank & a company that created an in-home kit to measure sperm count.
Back in the early years of broadcast, musicians and aspiring talk personalities relied solely on sponsorships and big business to put money in the bank. Then, advertisers stepped in. Now, we live in a world where anyone can stream live, and some have figured out how to make money doing it. But can you truly make a living on the air? In this Komando on Demand podcast, you’ll hear from the latest generation of broadcasters who are making money streaming live, right from their home.
Do you have a teen in your family? This podcast is for you! We will be discussing a serious threat facing our youth in the digital world – teen sexting. This dangerous practice is causing serious legal and social consequences that will negatively impact our kids' future. It is our job as parents to help change this dialogue. But how can you keep your kids from being exposed to obscene material and sharing it with others? We’ll look at all of these issues and more in this Komando on Demand podcast.
Critical advice every entrepreneur needs to know on being successful
We are all in some way entrepreneurs: You're the president of your own career, your own life, your own finances, your own health. David Friend, owner of Carbonite, has been a successful entrepreneur for over 25 years. In this podcast, we interview David, talk about his success, his new venture and his advice on becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Take an intimate tour of a disturbing place - The Dark Web - Episode 1
The first episode of a two-part series on a world most have only heard about: The Dark Web. We tell the story of an organization that lost its innocence after losing thousands of dollars. Discover how The Dark Web is allowing crime to run rampant.
Take an intimate tour of a disturbing place -- The Dark Web-Episode 2
The second part in the series on a world most have only heard about: The Dark Web. We talk to the documentary filmmaker who will surprise you when he says the media has gotten it all wrong. Discover how The Dark Web is not what you think.
With just a video camera and internet connection you can star in your own show on the Web. The Queen of Useless Robots and Clintus TV's Clintus McGintus, went from scratch to success. Find out how these two YouTube big superstars got to fame and make money!