Komando On Demand

Komando On Demand

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America’s Digital Pro Kim Komando shares her insights on the ever-changing world of technology.


Workplace of the future: Employees get microchipped
Jun 13 • 45 min
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.…
Why YouTube’s problem with child predators is hard to fix
Jun 6 • 39 min
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…
Tech stops high-speed chases-Get EDNA out of your car-Grow your social media following
May 30 • 25 min
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,…
Spying smart speakers — Ads for anvils — Using social media to grow a business
May 22 • 25 min
Are smart speakers spying on you? Is your smartphone targeting your ads based on your calls? Can you grow your business just by using social media? Listen the the answers for these questions and more.
Getting online overseas — Funny sign goes viral on social media — Alternatives to Gmail
May 17 • 28 min
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…
Ransomware taking more hostages
May 9 • 23 min
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…
Can your smartphone cause cancer or ADHD?
May 3 • 34 min
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…
Technology helps lost cameras go home
Apr 27 • 22 min
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…
Who’s spying on you?
Apr 13 • 25 min
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…
Ex-director of FBI, CIA takes on a phone scammer
Apr 11 • 26 min
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…
New list: Worst companies for data privacy
Apr 9 • 26 min
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…
Social media tracks your every online move
Apr 6 • 17 min
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…
How clinical trials can help beat cancer
Apr 4 • 40 min
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…
Break through the noise and market your business on social media
Apr 2 • 24 min
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…
To ‘Digital Nomads’ the world is their office
Mar 30 • 19 min
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…
Apps and safety tips from an online dating pro: ‘Stop with the bathroom selfies’
Mar 28 • 39 min
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…
‘AI is like fire’ — and it’s spreading
Mar 26 • 35 min
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…
DIY DNA: Are the results accurate?
Mar 21 • 47 min
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…
Don’t (completely) fear the tax man
Mar 19 • 34 min
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,…
Cyberwar: How the U.S. is under attack right now
Mar 14 • 18 min
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…
Are robots taking over pilots’ jobs?
Mar 12 • 54 min
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…
Is YouTube promoting sex, drugs and violence to your kids?
Mar 7 • 41 min
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…
Smart home tips from a guy who did it and lived to tell
Mar 5 • 39 min
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…
Facebook’s fake-news fact-check fail
Feb 28 • 44 min
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…
Digital smell technology could mean sending odors through virtual reality and the internet
Feb 26 • 22 min
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…
“Internet of things” connected cars will invade your privacy
Feb 21 • 21 min
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…
3 things that every Apple fan needs to know
Feb 19 • 39 min
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…
New radiation treatments give cancer patients a second chance at life
Feb 14 • 33 min
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…
Privacy and data protection in the “internet of things” age
Feb 12 • 27 min
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…
How downsizing brought a couple closer together than ever
Feb 7 • 52 min
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…
Dark web crimes: Catching father-daughter drug dealers
Feb 5 • 23 min
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…
Can you get cancer from what you eat?
Jan 31 • 27 min
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…
Best apps to manage what you watch on TV
Jan 29 • 24 min
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…
Time travel the internet with Wayback and Internet Archive founder
Jan 24 • 33 min
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…
Best Google search alternatives
Jan 22 • 28 min
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…
Make 30% more in revenue using this secret strategy
Jan 17 • 46 min
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…
Apps that are tracking you and stealing your data
Jan 15 • 25 min
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…
Morning routines of the super successful
Jan 10 • 44 min
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…
The rare and amazing events happening in space in 2019
Jan 8 • 33 min
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…
The tech that didn’t make it to 2019
Jan 3 • 32 min
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…
What you need to know about the 5G revolution
Jan 1 • 30 min
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.…
How the MP3 player revolutionized the world
Dec 27, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Can your smartphone really cause cancer or ADHD?
Dec 25, 2018 • 36 min
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…
How to avoid work-at-home scams and make money with legitimate jobs
Dec 20, 2018 • 25 min
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…
The Apple Watch Series 4 can detect A-Fib and save your life
Dec 13, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Can meditation apps really help your body, mind and spirit? Here’s the science.
Dec 11, 2018 • 32 min
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…
Back from the dead - Hollywood spends major cash to resurrect entertainers for movies and concerts
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Is Google making us dumb or making us smarter?
Dec 4, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Forensic genealogy - From finding a blood relative to solving a shocking crime
Nov 29, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Go inside the world of child sex trafficking, abduction, and hate group recruiting
Nov 27, 2018 • 42 min
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…
The technology that will shape our future
Nov 21, 2018 • 28 min
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…
How virtual reality is making us smarter, faster, and more efficient
Nov 20, 2018 • 26 min
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…
The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on 4K TVs, computers, smartphones, smart speakers, and more
Nov 15, 2018 • 25 min
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…
Medical device hacking and the vulnerability of connected medical devices
Nov 14, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Tired of the TSA lines? Airport tech is the wave of the future
Nov 8, 2018 • 23 min
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…
How video gamers are making millions
Nov 6, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Who’s watching you? The threat of hidden cameras in the digital age
Nov 1, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Apple iOS 12 and what you need to know about Apple’s latest operating system
Oct 29, 2018 • 36 min
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…
How to earn extra cash selling your domain name
Oct 25, 2018 • 27 min
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…
Are employees getting microchip implants for convenience and security?
Oct 23, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Cancer: How DNA detectives are cracking the case against the world’s most perplexing killer
Oct 18, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Can the government protect your online privacy?
Oct 16, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Generation Deceived: The tech behind fake news
Oct 11, 2018 • 32 min
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…
How to take advantage of the Gig Economy
Oct 9, 2018 • 30 min
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…
Why businesses are leaving Facebook in droves
Oct 4, 2018 • 41 min
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…
Location technology and GPS systems are tracking your every move
Oct 2, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Tech clues to catch a killer - Part 2
Sep 27, 2018 • 22 min
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…
The inside scoop on Amazon Go, the cashierless stores
Sep 25, 2018 • 19 min
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.…
Tech clues to catch a killer - Part 1
Sep 20, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Epidemic on the rise: The dangers of texting and distracted driving
Sep 18, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Millennials in the workforce
Sep 15, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Is your phone safe? Hackers can easily hijack it and steal your information
Sep 13, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Technology to bust a cheating spouse
Sep 11, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Proton Therapy - Killing cancer using tiny particle technology
Sep 6, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Best streaming services and how to watch your favorite football games
Sep 4, 2018 • 20 min
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…
How to restore a ruined online reputation from the ground up
Aug 30, 2018 • 35 min
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…
Education, technology and free perks you never expected to get at your local library
Aug 28, 2018 • 9 min
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…
How Facebook and Instagram keep you hooked and clicking
Aug 23, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Smart home devices that pamper, cook, clean, and spoil you
Aug 21, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Virtual personal assistants that will crack you up
Aug 16, 2018 • 26 min
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,…
Success secrets: How to build your business from the ground up
Aug 15, 2018 • 39 min
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…
How to outsmart hackers and scammers when you travel
Aug 9, 2018 • 26 min
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…
How the power grid can go down from a cyberattack
Aug 8, 2018 • 15 min
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…
Hi-tech farms: Is automated technology replacing farmers?
Aug 2, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Critical steps to secure online banking
Aug 1, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Smile! Surveillance cameras are always watching you
Jul 26, 2018 • 29 min
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…
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators
Jul 25, 2018 • 38 min
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…
U.S. to deploy border protection tech used for rhinos in Africa
Jul 19, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Are we alone? How technology is used to find alien life
Jul 17, 2018 • 18 min
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.…
AI’s human voices sound a little too real for many
Jul 12, 2018 • 38 min
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…
10 hot technologies that are now extinct
Jul 11, 2018 • 27 min
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
Jul 6, 2018 • 24 min
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…
Bionic hearing and wearable technology are about to save your life
Jul 3, 2018 • 28 min
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…
What is Exactis — and how did it leak the data of nearly every American
Jun 29, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Virtual reality is about to change the world like never before
Jun 27, 2018 • 27 min
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
Jun 21, 2018 • 20 min
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…
New ways crooks are using ATMs to empty your bank account
Jun 19, 2018 • 17 min
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
Jun 14, 2018 • 16 min
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
Jun 13, 2018 • 30 min
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…
You won’t believe robocallers’ latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them
Jun 7, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Scary! Hidden cameras are a vacationer’s privacy nightmare
Jun 5, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Is Amazon’s Alexa listening and recording more than you realize?
May 31, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Russian hacking hits home and the FBI has a mission for you
May 31, 2018 • 13 min
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…
Terms of service killed your privacy
May 31, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Connected cars are the future of driving
May 24, 2018 • 19 min
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…
7 amazing things your smartphone camera can do
May 23, 2018 • 17 min
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
May 17, 2018 • 21 min
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…
7 things you should never do online
May 16, 2018 • 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. Click here to listen to my free Komando on Demand podcast for the 7…
Crazy tech is coming to us you’ll either love or hate
May 10, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Politics on Facebook brings out the worst
May 9, 2018 • 16 min
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…
How scientists at the South Pole live
May 3, 2018 • 20 min
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.
5 Great ways to make money online.
May 1, 2018 • 17 min
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…
Is the Chinese government using smartphones to spy on you?
Apr 26, 2018 • 19 min
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.
Apr 24, 2018 • 13 min
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…
Can DNA tests predict your intelligence? - Part 2
Apr 19, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Can DNA tests predict your intelligence? - Part 1
Apr 19, 2018 • 20 min
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…
5G is coming and it will cost you! What you need to know
Apr 12, 2018 • 28 min
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.…
Netflix and relax with these 7 handy tips for everyone
Apr 10, 2018 • 12 min
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…
Facebook’s widening privacy scandal affects you like you never imagined possible.
Apr 5, 2018 • 18 min
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…
Cambridge Analytica Facebook manipulated us we helped
Mar 29, 2018 • 28 min
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…
The fascinating and dangerous Dark Web
Mar 23, 2018 • 17 min
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…
The Dark Web where crime hackers and government co-exist
Mar 23, 2018 • 15 min
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
Mar 15, 2018 • 30 min
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…
High tech bullet-proof police protection gear that you can get too.
Mar 8, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Cyber-Sniffing K-9s: Man’s best friend, Cybercrime’s worst enemy
Mar 1, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Baffled by Bitcoin? Masters of Cryptocurrency explain everything you need to know
Feb 22, 2018 • 30 min
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 &…
Foodies on fire, making money by showcasing their cooking skills online.
Feb 15, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Hearing your way through the evolution of the internet
Feb 8, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Downsized, free and living life on the open road - Part 2
Feb 1, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Downsizing for the freedom of the open road - Part 1
Jan 30, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Catch the rarest and most breathtaking Super Blue Blood Eclipsed Moon!
Jan 25, 2018 • 20 min
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…
Breaking down the Bitcoin – everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask
Jan 11, 2018 • 28 min
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…
Your smart TV is spying on you
Jan 5, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Billionaire innovators: What’s the secret to success in creating the next “it” thing in tech? - Part 1
Dec 27, 2017 • 21 min
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…
How technology is wiping out cancer and heart disease
Dec 14, 2017 • 33 min
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!
Dec 12, 2017 • 20 min
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…
How Star Wars’ The Last Jedi is bringing dead actors and new characters to life
Dec 7, 2017 • 15 min
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
Dec 5, 2017 • 11 min
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…
Can your phone cause cancer or ADHD?
Nov 30, 2017 • 35 min
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…
Dangers of Making Your House a Smart Home
Nov 28, 2017 • 20 min
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…
The fascinating and dangerous Dark Web
Nov 24, 2017 • 18 min
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 you can save 73% on your grocery bill
Nov 21, 2017 • 26 min
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…
Take a trip inside the deep dark web
Nov 21, 2017 • 16 min
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…
Living the hi-tech life! Are you ready make your home in a city of the future?
Nov 16, 2017 • 16 min
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…
How real is the risk posed by 3-D printed guns?
Nov 9, 2017 • 17 min
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…
Are meditation and mindfulness apps solid advice or a silly waste of time?
Nov 2, 2017 • 31 min
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…
Technology is revolutionizing the fight against Breast Cancer
Oct 26, 2017 • 18 min
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
Oct 19, 2017 • 16 min
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…
Cyber Security Awareness Month - The online threats you need to know about now
Oct 12, 2017 • 15 min
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…
Emergency medical tech: The latest devices that could save your life
Oct 5, 2017 • 30 min
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…
Modern slavery: Model escapes captors who allegedly try to sell her on the Dark Web
Sep 29, 2017 • 20 min
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…
Equifax: Biggest consumer data breach in history
Sep 21, 2017 • 19 min
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…
You won’t believe robocallers’ latest schemes! Here are ways you can outsmart them
Sep 14, 2017 • 22 min
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…
The robot revolution is here – are you ready?
Sep 7, 2017 • 43 min
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…
DO NOT donate to Hurricane Harvey charities until you listen to this podcast
Aug 30, 2017 • 18 min
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…
You may think you know what time is. Are you right?
Aug 23, 2017 • 23 min
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.
Is Google making us dumb or making us smarter?
Aug 17, 2017 • 36 min
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…
Solar Eclipse 2017: Expert tips and everything you need to know beyond the dark
Aug 15, 2017 • 55 min
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…
Back from the dead - Hollywood spends major cash to resurrect entertainers for movies and concerts
Aug 10, 2017 • 16 min
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…
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators – Part 2
Aug 3, 2017 • 21 min
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…
The billion dollar podcast: Success secrets from today’s top tech innovators - Part 1
Jul 28, 2017 • 20 min
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
Jul 20, 2017 • 23 min
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,…
Solar Eclipse 2017: A bright future beyond the dark - Part 2
Jul 13, 2017 • 30 min
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…
Total Eclipse 2017: Expert tips and everything you need to know - Part 1
Jul 6, 2017 • 31 min
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…
Secret ways to make money on social media
Jun 29, 2017 • 23 min
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…
Could eSports outperform football, baseball and basketball?
Jun 22, 2017 • 16 min
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…
Finding a sperm donor has become as easy as online shopping
Jun 15, 2017 • 17 min
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…
Living the Dream: Money in the Music Stream
Jun 7, 2017 • 17 min
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…
One danger every teen faces in technology
Jun 1, 2017 • 19 min
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…
Critical advice every entrepreneur needs to know on being successful
May 25, 2017 • 26 min
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,…
Take an intimate tour of a disturbing place — The Dark Web-Episode 2
Mar 9, 2017 • 15 min
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.
Take an intimate tour of a disturbing place - The Dark Web - Episode 1
Mar 9, 2017 • 22 min
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.
How to make money on YouTube
Apr 28, 2016 • 17 min
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…