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Netflix working on instant replays — California may tax text messages — Amazon extends free-shipping deal
Dec 14 • 15 min
Netflix is working on a new feature that you might love. You won’t believe which song is now the most-streamed. If you live in California, you might soon be taxed for sending text messages. Amazon has some great news for all you last minute Christmas…
App can detect anemia with one photo — Company hired to help with ransomware just paid instead — Facebook made shady moves with user info
Dec 7 • 15 min
New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There’s a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with…
Millions exposed in another massive data breach — One set of headphones wide open to hack attack — Car crashed because driver was watching Netflix
Nov 30 • 19 min
Another massive data breach has been found, exposing information of millions of U.S. citizens. If you’ve ever collected Precious Moments figures, your ship may have come in. One woman’s obsession with Netflix drove her to extremes. You won’t believe the…
The 7 things you should never do online
Nov 23 • 17 min
Most of us use the internet every day. Are you putting much thought into what you are doing? Your online activity can have a dramatic impact on your life and your family’s security. In this week’s Tech News This Week podcast, Kim runs down the list of the…
Gadgets that endanger your privacy this season — Insurance company giving away Apple Watches — Apple, Facebook in a spat over Android phones
Nov 16 • 17 min
Beware, some of those Christmas gifts could violate your privacy. UnitedHealthcare is giving members a free Apple Watch. Some of those free VPN apps in official app stores are not as secure as they should be. Both cities that will host Amazon’s new…
Samsung foldable phone finally unveiled — Why robocalls keep increasing — Fast and convenient grocery service at a store near you
Nov 9 • 16 min
A groundbreaking Samsung foldable smartphone will hit the market soon, but you’re not going to like the price. Did you know that the grocery stores you are likely frequenting now have a new faster and cheaper service to get your groceries without setting…
Apple gadgets get shut down — More Black Friday deals are revealed — How to block in-app purchases for kids
Nov 2 • 18 min
A flaw has been found in Apple gadgets that can lead to the ping of death. Walmart has kicked off the holiday shopping season early with some amazing Black Friday deals. A New York family was recently terrified when they found out a hacker was spying on…
What Apple will show off at next week’s event — Hidden codes to get the most out of Netflix — 2 retailers announce free holiday shipping
Oct 26 • 18 min
Apple is hosting another event next week to announce new Macbooks, iPads, AirPods and more. Netflix has some hidden codes that will really improve your streaming experience. Wordpress administrators are sounding the alarm about too many websites using old…
Chrome update fixes sign-in problem — Apple has another announcement coming — Microsoft update still causing issues
Oct 19 • 15 min
You won’t believe the song coming from massive glacial ice near Antarctica. Google is finally fixing a Chrome flaw that had everyone up in arms. Microsoft is still having problems with its latest Windows 10 update. All that and more in Tech News This Week…
Weak passwords banned in this U.S. state — New iPhone feature planned to detect spam calls — Are aliens contacting earth through radio bursts?
Oct 12 • 18 min
Weak passwords are against the law in this U.S. state to beef up security for internet-connected devices. If you’re annoyed with spam calls, this new Apple feature will block them for you. President Ronald Reagan is being brought back to life via…
Scary new iPhone hack discovered — Surface Pro vs. iPad Pro — Navy debuts new high-tech destroyers
Oct 5 • 15 min
Scammers have an easy way to hack into your iPhone. Police are using fitness trackers to solve crimes. The top tech careers that pay big bucks. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.
Facebook shares your info with advertisers — Old programming language is hot now — Prepare for rising spam calls
Sep 28 • 15 min
There’s another scary example of how Facebook is breaching its user’s privacy. A computer programming language that’s nearly 60-years-old could be your ticket to a new career. A loving father has created a touching memorial to show how much his deceased…
Stolen frequent flyer miles on Dark Web — Scam political calls — Amazon convenience stores opening with no cashiers
Sep 21 • 18 min
In this episode of Tech News This Week, your airline miles might be for sale on the dark web. With midterm elections around the corner, lookout for political scam calls on the rise. Our growing addiction to technology not only has an effect on our…
Google investigated for tracking phones — Employee sues employer for violating privacy — What’s the best senior phone discount?
Sep 14 • 14 min
New report shows both older and younger Facebook users are taking a break and deleting the app altogether. Google is being accused of tracking users without their permission - You won’t believe its response. A lawsuit brings up the question: Does an…
Warning: The internet is crashing for millions — Free airline ticket scam — Crooks blackmailing companies and ruining their reputation
Sep 7 • 18 min
The internet will crash for millions of people in the next few days - Are you ready? Don’t fall for this new email offering free airline tickets, it’s a scam. Another company has joined Apple in the $1 billion club and you won’t be surprised when you…
Hackers are attacking two banks — Which is better, Google Flight or Kayak? — How robots in the ocean explore space, too
Aug 31 • 19 min
A scary phishing attack targeting banking customers is spreading across the globe. When it comes to finding cheap airline tickets, there may be a better choice than Google Flights. A gun rights advocate has found a way around a judge’s ruling banning 3D…
Data breach hits chain restaurant you likely frequent — Facebook devises rating system to track your trustworthiness — Get Windows 10 for free
Aug 24 • 14 min
Another national retailer has been breached, this time a popular national chain restaurant, and your payment details may have been stolen. Facebook has a secret plan to block fake news by asking members to rate the trustworthiness of other members. Apple…
Sextortion scam has a new twist — Robocallers’ sneaky new way to get you to answer — Android app increases battery life
Aug 16 • 15 min
There is a sleazy sextortion scam making the rounds, and this one has a new twist. The number of robocalls Americans receive are on the rise as they find new ways to trick you, but there are ways to outsmart them. Some government agencies are illegally…
Speaker scam goes online — PGA hit with ransomware — Facebook doubles as dating app
Aug 10 • 17 min
An old-school ruse known as the white van scam is making its way into the digital age. Cybercriminals hacked into PGA files and demanded ransomware - Will this affect the golf tournament? Facebook announced that it will not only be a social media…
Chinese hackers — Apple reaches $1 trillion — Magic mirror — And more
Aug 3 • 18 min
Apple officially becomes the first U.S. company worth $1 trillion in the public stock market! Unsophisticated Chinese hackers are going old school to spread malware. Reddit was recently a victim of a massive data breach, were you impacted? Samsung’s…
AI saves eyesight — Facebook censors paintings — April the Giraffe — and more
Jul 27 • 17 min
Artificial Intelligence machines can now perform an eye exam on diabetic patients and predict blindness. If you remember April the Giraffe, you’re in for a treat: she’s pregnant again and you can watch the live stream. Facebook is choosing to censor the…
Thousands of voter files exposed — Samsung leads Android manufacturers by failure rate — Amazon Prime Day phishing scams spreading — and more
Jul 20 • 16 min
Another massive data breach exposing thousands of U.S. voter files has been discovered. A top 10 list ranking Android manufacturers by failure rate has come out and Samsung tops it. Another Amazon Prime Day has come and gone, but now scammers are using it…
Government credentials sold on the dark web — Latest Apple update blocks police — Hackers steal hundreds of gallons of gas — and more
Jul 13 • 15 min
Hackers are selling government credentials on the Dark Web for as little as ten dollars. Police aren’t happy with a new Apple update that blocks them from accessing suspect’s phones. Devious hackers found a way to steal hundreds of gallons of gas. Whole…
Google app developers are reading your emails — Facebook unblocks your blocked contacts — AT&T and Sony hike fees — Amazon’s plan to make you an entrepreneur and more
Jul 6 • 24 min
Another strike against your privacy as reports show Google is allowing third-party developers to have access to your emails. We’re not talking about computer programs, we mean real people, scouring your private information. Plus, a cellphone bug is…
Exactis data breach leaks 340 million records — AT&T finds sneaky way to increase revenue — Amazon makes another move to take over the world — A new scam based on WannaCry ransomware is spreading — and more
Jun 29 • 16 min
AT&T is increasing one of its monthly fees that will generate almost a billion dollars per year at customers’ expense. Amazon just made a massive deal to acquire a company in the healthcare field. Sly criminals have found a way to rip people off by…
The Supreme Court sales tax ruling — What Google knows about you — Old school phishing tactics — and more
Jun 22 • 16 min
If you’re a fan of online shopping you won’t like this. The Supreme Court just ruled that some of your online purchases can be taxed like never before. Google knows a shocking amount of information about you, so much that it might be able to predict when…
Cyber-hijacking concerns — Apple makes it harder for crooks and cops to get into your locked iPhone — Is X-ray vision coming? and more
Jun 15 • 16 min
Newly obtained documents show the Defense Department’s concern over hackers taking over a plane mid-flight. Microsoft teams up with Walmart to take on Amazon Go and a massive merger between four of the country’s largest companies could be bad news for…
Major breach of DNA testing service — New Apple iOS12 features — Facebook bug exposes more — Alexa commands you need and more
Jun 8 • 14 min
DNA testing services are gaining popularity, but one major company is now dealing with a massive breach that revealed information of millions of users. Plus, Apple’s big announcements; the new features you’ll get with iOS 12. All that and more in Tech…
FBI says reboot your router — New malware you need to know about — Uber 911 — Google Maps’ racy video — Free movie scam and more
Jun 1 • 13 min
Malware affecting routers around the globe is prompting a warning from the FBI; what it wants you to do right now to prevent Russian hackers. Plus, the new malware striking computers and linked to North Korea, and Google Maps goes viral after a woman…
Russians hack half a million routers — Facebook wants your naked pictures — New tricks for your old phones — Container tells you when food is bad and more
May 25 • 12 min
Security experts issue a cyber warning after discovering 500,000 routers hacked by Russia. Plus, Facebook thinks you should send them your naked pictures so they can stop revenge porn. And we’re talking about smart containers that will let you know when…
Sex, Drugs, and Violence; Facebook removes millions of posts — Reality of flying cars — Russian hackers after your router and more
May 18 • 12 min
Facebook details the millions of posts it has deleted that break its rules. Meanwhile, the site suspends hundreds of apps suspected of misusing our data. Plus how to keep Russian hackers off your router and the word that sent the internet into a tizzy.…
Beware of the ‘black dot of death’ bug, New way crooks use to steal your credit card, Is Net neutrality dead?, Amazon invades new homes and more
May 11 • 12 min
Crooks are using a new tool called a ‘shimmer’ to go after debit and credit cards, forget about numbers or passwords, this scam goes after your card chip. Net neutrality will come to an end in one month, what will it mean for your internet use? Plus,…
You must change your Twitter password, The Pentagon removes these smartphones from military bases, Amazon wants to start scanning bodies and more.
May 4 • 11 min
Twitter encourages everyone to change their passwords, Cambridge Analytica shuts down in wake of the Facebook data scandal, U.S. service members will no longer be able to purchase Huawei and ZTE phones on bases, NASA’s new mission to Mars will find out…
Could technology cause nuclear war? U.S. government preps for Russian hackers, get paid to play a video game, and more!
Apr 27 • 12 min
A grave warning about the future, as artificial robots could be responsible for starting a nuclear war, Preparations begin for the U.S. Government to prevent Russian hackers from affecting our democracy, and Facebook reveals the secrets to whether a post…
Hackers can unlock your iPhone within minutes, Netflix knows more about you than you think, Why the IRS is living in the past and more!
Apr 20 • 14 min
You need to change your iPhone password before hackers can take control, Netflix has piles of information about you - what can you do about it?, Russian cyberattacks could go after any computer in your home, Google Maps reveals a new plan to give better…
Is YouTube collecting information on your kids?, A Chinese company could be the first to launch a foldable phone, and a huge judgment delivered in a revenge porn case.
Apr 13 • 12 min
Advocacy groups file a complaint claiming YouTube illegally collects information on children, A Chinese company leads in the race to create the first foldable phone device, and credit card signatures are finally going away. Don’t miss everything you need…
Panera Bread leaks millions of customers’ information, data breach hits Saks and Lord & Taylor, Zuckerberg does Capitol Hill and more.
Apr 6 • 12 min
If you’ve ever eaten at Panera Bread, you’re one of millions of customers who got affected by this massive data leak, Facebook is under pressure after 87 million users had their information shared in the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Twitter defends itself…
Facebook goes to Washington, Tax filing software you need to beware of, 5 stand outs from Apples new iPad and more
Mar 30 • 15 min
Facebook’s CEO may have to pay hundreds of millions in privacy violations, but if you think Facebook has a lot on you, wait until we tell you what Amazon has! All that and more in this free Tech News This Week podcast from the digital world of Kim Komando
Chilling video of Uber’s self- driving fatal crash, Cambridge Analytica behind a Facebook crisis, YouTube Kids allowing controversial videos, Craigslist pulls its personal ads and more
Mar 23 • 14 min
See the disturbing video of the moment an Uber self-driving car hits a pedestrian and what investigators are blaming. Facebook is embroiled in a massive controversy after allowing the information of millions of users to be poached. Plus, a popular travel…
Amazon’s massive recall, Microsoft warning for Windows users, Free speech survey is frightening, YouTube partners with Wikipedia, and more
Mar 16 • 16 min
Thanks to a fire hazard, Amazon is recalling power batteries, what you need to know for a refund. Plus, hackers found an easy way to tap into your baby monitors and security cameras. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim…
Facebook’s pedophile problem, Clever credit card scam you won’t notice, Who’s really responsible for fake news, Why Alexa’s laughing at you and more
Mar 9 • 13 min
Shocking questions in a Facebook survey have everyone talking. Are they opening the door to pedophiles? Plus, everyone’s pointing to the Russians for spreading fake news but you will be surprised at what a recent study uncovered. More details in this Tech…
Sex predators use Uber and Lyft to target women, Pay up for online news, Plus, the smartest kitchen appliance ever and more
Mar 2 • 15 min
Sexual predators are preying on women, by pretending to be drivers for Lyft or Uber. We’ll have the latest on the growing trend of charging for online news, and more on the new cellphones from Samsung, Apple and Energizer. Yes, the brand known for the…
Selfies; a mental disorder?, Click yes for sex, the new hook-up app, Where are your kids and grandkids hanging out online? and more
Feb 23 • 22 min
Do you have “selfitis?” You might if you like to take a lot of photos of yourself. Why psychologists say they’re concerned with the trend. There’s a new app for consensual sex, all you have to do is click yes. Facebook turns to postcards to prevent…
The Equifax data breach is worse than we thought! Facebook’s new “protect” feature might not be protecting you after all. Microsoft wants to do away with passwords.
Feb 16 • 19 min
Equifax’s major breach last year exposed the private information of millions of people. But what we now know about it is even more shocking. We have more on the critical data that hackers got their hands on and what you can do about it. All this and…
Another popular Facebook hoax is making the rounds. An iPhone X bug makes it almost impossible to answer the phone. And a smartphone screen made out of diamonds could be hitting the market soon.
Feb 9 • 19 min
Don’t believe everything you see on Facebook! Your friends are probably sharing a message about making sure they stay on your feed, but it’s a hoax. Plus, Apple responds to lawmakers on Capitol Hill and consider an offer for replacement batteries. All…
A fitness social network unknowingly exposed the locations of secret U.S. military bases, Police could soon have a new tool to catch you speeding, A familiar tech word is added to the New Oxford English Dictionary, and more
Feb 2 • 19 min
The U.S. military isn’t happy with a fitness network that released details of a billion workouts, including active military workouts, which exposed top-secret locations. Plus, ransomware attacks are up 90% and the word itself is being recognized. All this…
Tax scams target your W-2s, Big brother’s watching you drive, The hi-tech grocery store with no cashiers or check out lines, Facebook regulated like big tobacco? and more
Jan 26 • 22 min
’Tis the season for tax scams and hackers are setting their sites on your W-2s. How they’re trying to intercept your refunds. Big Brother is using technology to watch your driving habits and now they want to use it to raise your rates. The MacBook Air and…
Apple and Amazon creating jobs and reinvesting billions into the U.S., Post-it note problem for Hawaii’s Emergency Agency, text-bombs and new ransomware targeting your devices
Jan 19 • 22 min
A false alert and a sticky note with a password prominently showing, has many wondering how secure Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency is. Drug dealers are targeting your children through Facebook complete with hashtags and emojis. Ransomware is…
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining, Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers, Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show, LG unveils the Wall TV and more
Jan 12 • 17 min
Kodak is getting into Bitcoin mining. Design flaws in computer chips could put you at risk with hackers. AT&T walks away from a Chinese company smartphone deal. Oddball gadgets introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show. All this and everything you need…
New year and new tech! What does 2018 have in store?, Mistake inside? A big security flaw in microprocessor chips. Find out why Americans are opting for streaming over cable and satellite and more
Jan 5 • 20 min
2017 brought the iPhoneX, face ID, and XBox One X, but what will be the must haves and highlights of this new year. An Intel fail has the manufacturing company scrambling to fix a security flaw. Changing the way you watch TV, why more Americans are…
New Year’s “tech” resolutions. Get ready for distance wireless charging! A researcher discovers self-healing glass and more
Dec 29, 2017 • 17 min
What’s your New Year’s resolution? Make sure it includes tech!, Which is more secure, Face ID or Touch ID?, The iPhone X hype is fading, Learn the best Alexa commands for your Echo, South Korean government announced new legislation that would put tough…
235 Million Americans’ personal information exposed, U.S. points the blame in the WannaCry malware, The biggest losers and wackiest tech of 2017
Dec 22, 2017 • 19 min
235 Million Americans personal information exposed in another massive data breach! Find out who the U.S. government is blaming for the WannaCry attack. Facebook is going to start demoting certain posts. We’ll tell you about the biggest losers and the…
Breaking news on net neutrality, Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt,” Netflix defends itself over “A Christmas Prince” Tweet and more tech news you need to know now
Dec 15, 2017 • 19 min
Breaking news on net neutrality! What the FCC’s vote means for you and your internet access. Why Facebook’s former vice president feels “tremendous guilt” from creating the social media site. Netflix defends itself over A Christmas Prince Tweet. Learn how…
‘Tis the season for Facebook scams, U.S. government uses drones for spying, Beware of fake phone chargers, and more tech news you need to know now
Dec 8, 2017 • 17 min
3 clever scams spreading on Facebook right now, Next cybersecurity attack could send company executives to prison, 3 essential privacy settings for your Amazon Echo, A popular mattress maker is accused of tracking you, and tech news you need to know now…
Major Apple security flaw, Net Neutrality, Bitcoin crazy, Fake Russian ads on Facebook, and more tech news you need to know now
Dec 1, 2017 • 19 min
Apple’s security flaw, DJI drones spying, Net neutrality hysteria, Hi-tech thieves hacking your keys, Bitcoins everywhere, Malware loaded apps, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.
Staying with creepy relatives or in a rental or hotel? How you can spot hidden cameras
Nov 22, 2017 • 24 min
Sometimes when you’re staying with a creepy relative or in a hotel you have the feeling you’re being watched. Creepers are getting creative and finding more places to hide small cameras. As if that’s not enough of a violation, the lack of legal action…
Your password for sale on the Black Market, Connect toys putting kids at risk, what Apple has up its sleeve after the iPhone X, and more
Nov 17, 2017 • 18 min
Is your username and password up for sale? The chances are pretty high. Watch out for Bluetooth toys! Hackers are putting your kids at risk. You might want to pause before buying the iPhoneX, rumor has it Apple already has two more phones in the pipeline!…
Facebook wants your nude photo, The end of Social Security numbers?, Netflix scam targets millions, and more
Nov 10, 2017 • 16 min
Would you upload your nude photo to stop revenge porn? That’s exactly what Facebook is asking you to do. Social Security numbers are facing major changes in the aftermath of the Equifax hack. A fast-spreading scam is targeting millions of Netflix users.…
Facebook accused of eavesdropping, Smartphone zombies are getting hurt, TripAdvisor hides travel warnings, and more
Nov 3, 2017 • 16 min
Be careful what you say around your phone – Facebook could be listening. TripAdvisor apparently deletes posts about dangerous vacation spots. Microsoft will pay you to use their search engine. And are you a smartphone zombie? All this and everything you…
The “Reaper” is attacking computers, Amazon asks for your keys, Pilotless airplanes take to the skies, and more
Oct 27, 2017 • 16 min
You should fear the “Reaper” - a new, aggressive hack that targets your internet-connected devices. Amazon wants you to hand over the keys to your house, and you might agree to it. Pilotless air taxis are about to take to the skies. And an Apple founder…
What is Krack and why should you fear it?, Unlimited data coming soon for all, Fast food chain says put down your phone, and more
Oct 20, 2017 • 16 min
The Krack Attack is after your Wi-Fi connection, but you can protect yourself. It’s true, unlimited access to data may soon be reality for everyone. McDonald’s wants you to lock up your smartphone – I’ll tell you why. And you’ll be amazed at the number of…
Facebook founder fights off failure, Teens are being targeted by new online scam, How to know your email is being read, and more
Oct 13, 2017 • 16 min
It’s hard to imagine Facebook founder - Mark Zuckerberg - making a mistake. But he did and it’s costing his company a lot of money. Teenage girls looking for online fame are the victims of a new, dangerous scam. A popular AOL service is signing off…
Viral fake news about Las Vegas shooting, Equifax breach keeps getting worse, Smartphones are mood-killers, and more
Oct 6, 2017 • 16 min
A family affected by terror-related violence is suing Facebook, claiming the social site was responsible, and other social media giants did nothing to stop fake news following the Las Vegas shooting. The Equifax breach just keeps getting worse.…
Amazon is terrorists’ favorite place to shop, Google and Levi’s introduce Smart Jacket, More updates about the recent Equifax breach, and more
Sep 29, 2017 • 15 min
Equifax CEO is history - and, scammers are using the recent breach to trick you. Apple may not have your back with fixes to the new iPhone 8. Google and Levi’s design new smart jacket - will it be worth a hefty price tag? And, find out why Amazon is being…
Major travel rumor debunked, More iPhone X disappointments, Equifax controversy continues, and more
Sep 22, 2017 • 16 min
Is there any truth to the rumor that airlines jack the price of a ticket if you’re continuously searching for the same flight? Apple isn’t scoring any home runs with its new iPhone X. We’ll tell you why. As if Equifax’s security breach wasn’t bad enough,…
A major iPhone X concern, New tech fights distracted driving, Amazon to update popular product, and more
Sep 15, 2017 • 17 min
Though the new iPhone launch was exciting, the unveiling of the iPhone X brought very serious concerns about the facial recognition feature. This cool tech will tell you if you’re driving distractedly. Amazon is getting ready to launch two updated…
Massive Equifax breach compromises millions, Consumers aren’t excited about the iPhone 8, Major Facebook lies revealed, and more
Sep 8, 2017 • 15 min
A devastating cyberattack exposed millions of Americans’ personal and financial information - here’s what you need to do to protect your info. The iPhone 8 is unlikely to receive the same glorious welcome as its predecessors. Guess which tech a Major…
Watch out for Hurricane Harvey scams! Yahoo heads to court, Snapchat fights fake news, and more
Sep 1, 2017 • 17 min
It didn’t take long for Hurricane Harvey scams to flood the market - I’ll tell you how to avoid them while providing aid to disaster victims. Yahoo sits in the hot seat in court to answer over 1 billion users’ questions about three data breaches. Snapchat…
Are Snapchat and Instagram more popular than Facebook? Users lash out at Alexa and Siri, Amazon Prime Day customers watch out, and more
Aug 25, 2017 • 16 min
More teens favor Instagram and Snapchat - does it mean goodbye to Facebook? How voice assistants like Siri and Alexa respond when users yell at them. Facial recognition could soon be taking over, Verizon’s new unlimited data plan, Major phishing scam…
Tech News This Week: Watch out for predators’ new tricks, Facebook changes again, Microsoft Surface isn’t that great, and more
Aug 18, 2017 • 15 min
Parents and grandparents! Watch out, predators’ new social media tricks lure in kids. Plus, Facebook’s new camera, Amazon’s fake products you should not buy, Microsoft Surface has issues, and turn off this setting on your phone or you might receive…
Disney is tracking your kids, Texting and walking becomes a crime, A warning to drone photographers chasing the eclipse, and more
Aug 11, 2017 • 17 min
Parents beware! Disney is revving up their advertising efforts by collecting data from your kids’ apps. Have you ever texted while walking? Now, if you get caught texting in a crosswalk in this city, you’ll be slapped with a major fine. He wrote the book…
Find the best place to view the Solar Eclipse, Spy-like app sends free self-destructing documents, Google’s new ad program takes heat and more
Aug 4, 2017 • 15 min
What’s that sound? A mysterious Russian buzzing noise has been going on for decades and I’ll tell you how to listen in. Check out this cool app that allows you to send self-destructing files for free - James Bond would probably use it! Hey cable…
New tech helps crack down on texting while driving, Dangerous malware is invading Macs, Social media reunites a boy and his teddy bear, and more
Jul 28, 2017 • 14 min
Creepy! A company is giving its employees the option of being micro chipped, but why? A new technology aims to curb texting at the wheel to prevent distracted driving. In theory, it sounds great, but could it compromise your privacy? I bet you’d never…
Online class teaches next generation of scammers, Are internet-connected toys cute or creepy?, A new way to keep teens off adult websites, and more
Jul 21, 2017 • 18 min
Can you believe an online class exists that teaches you how to become a scam artist? Batteries may not be included, but many high-tech toys come with a side of privacy concerns. A new app tells you what people really think about you - could it become a…
Alexa calls 911 and saves a woman’s life, Wireless charging laptop finally here, Internet service goes country, and more
Jul 14, 2017 • 17 min
Authorities say without Alexa’s intervention a woman would be dead - What prompted this smart speaker to call the cops? Exciting new laptop charges wirelessly, but there’s a catch. You wouldn’t expect it but internet service in rural areas is about to…
Late-night cellphone usage linked to teenage depression, How a court ruling in favor of Facebook affects you, Hack your own computer and more
Jul 7, 2017 • 14 min
Thousands to lose their jobs at Microsoft; Technical challenges delay launch of new Fitbit smartwatch; Late-night cellphone use can cause depression in teens; Vinyl records are making a comeback; Companies in Germany face criticism for allowing racist…
Protect your computer against ransomware attacks, Amazon’s ever-growing power, Google to stop spying on you and more
Jun 30, 2017 • 13 min
A vaccine might be all you need to protect your computer from the latest cyberattack being dubbed by some as GoldenEye; Has Amazon become too powerful?; In 10 years, you probably won’t recognize your iPhone; A new app is out that lets you find your dream…
Uber’s CEO resigns, 200 million voter records exposed online, First look at the Galaxy Note 8 and more
Jun 23, 2017 • 16 min
Another security breach exposes the data of 200 million Americans, Uber’s embattled CEO finally resigns after a shareholder revolt; Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reveal stunning new design; You’ll be shocked by how huge this 4K TV is – and it comes…
Life-saving drones, Apple computers may be subject to viruses, Microsoft unveils most powerful gaming system and more
Jun 16, 2017 • 11 min
Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives; Microsoft announces release date for next generation Xbox One gaming console; Apple computers are now the target of new malware attacks; Uber’s CEO temporarily relinquishes his reign over the rideshare…
How the NSA ‘leaker’ was tracked down using a printer, Apple unveils major updates to MacOS, Google launches campaign to protect teens online, and more
Jun 9, 2017 • 13 min
NSA contractor was tracked down and arrested by the FBI using a printed copy of a memo; Apple announces major updates to MacOS including changes to the Safari browser; Britain’s Prime Minister is calling for internet regulations in the wake of the London…
Wrong GPS directions cost drivers countless hours on the road, Android takes on Apple with new smartphone design, Another security breach at large fast-food chain, and more
Jun 2, 2017 • 11 min
More young people getting bullied through online gaming; Bad GPS directions waste drivers’ valuable time; A new Android smartphone promises to be the “iPhone killer”; Hackers are turning their attention from your email to your social media accounts; A…
More fake photos on social media after tragic bombing, How secure is the new Galaxy S8 iris scanner?, Target’s $18.5 million fine, and more
May 25, 2017 • 11 min
More fake pictures circulated on social media after the concert attack in Manchester, England; Target pays $18.5 million fine over a security breach settlement; New Samsung S8 iris scanner security technology can be bypassed with a ridiculously simple…
WannaCry cyberattack stopped by “accidental hero,” Textalyzer to inspect driver’s cellphone immediately after an accident, Hewlett Packard’s The Machine to have the largest memory on the market
May 19, 2017 • 11 min
WannaCry is the latest cyberattack to hit countries around the world. A 22-year-old U.K. man is being hailed an “accidental hero” for stopping it; A device called textalyzer is being developed to immediately inspect a driver’s cellphone after an accident;…