Komando On Demand

Komando On Demand

Ever wonder how technology has transformed your life? In this entertaining and informative podcast, Kim Komando provides insight on the ever-changing tech issues and topics that are relevant to you. This free podcast featuring interviews that Kim conducts with experts in their field. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of topics such as the Dark Web, the life of digital nomads, staying focused on the road, what it takes to keep the lights on and so much more. Subscribe below to receive the podcast automatically, download to your computer or media player, or listen directly from this podcast page.... Show More

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Looking to make an extra buck? In the Gig Economy, earning money isn't just about the 9-to-5 grind. Tech is changing the landscape of earning, for both employers and workers. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim takes a look at how people are making a quick buck on sites like Wonolo, Bellhops, Doordash and others — and talks to Randi Himelfarb, a video editor thriving in the Gig Economy.

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What if a complete stranger or, even worse, someone you trust decides to ruin your life? How easy would it be for them to destroy your career, credibility and social life? In this episode, Kim looks at the maliciousness of destroying someone online. Kim talks to a former cyberbully as well as Shannon Wilkinson, Founder and CEO of Reputation Communications, to find solutions for this problem.

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Gamers are making thousands and even millions of dollars per year, making esports a proven career option — but it's not an easy way to earn a living. Kim dives into what you need to know to succeed as a pro gamer, straight from today’s top players and nerd culture journalist Jessica Roar.

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Hidden cameras are everywhere, and if you're concerned about your privacy on vacation ... you should be. More and more travelers are finding cameras in rentals and hotels — hidden in unexpected places. Kim shares why spy cameras have become so commonplace, how to spot them, and what to do if you've been recorded without your say.

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Technology gives us access to more knowledge than ever, but is it also dumbing us down? Think about how often you turn to the internet to answer your questions or solve your problems. Could that dependence on tech inhibit us from thinking critically and making decisions? Kim talks with experts about technology, psychology and the changing definition of intelligence.

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Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you're a prime target for hackers, scammers and identity theft. Learn crucial safety practices to protect your wallet, privacy, bank account and home. In this episode, you'll get useful, actionable tips and tricks to stay safe.

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Travel can be stressful, and waiting in long lines and struggling through security isn't a great start to any summer getaway. But airports are getting major upgrades to help travelers navigate terminals more efficiently. In this episode of Komando on Demand, Kim looks at how airports are trying to ease the burden on travelers.

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Photos tell the story of who we are, what we see and how we see it. Here are some heartwarming tales of photos lost then found — sometimes years later — thanks to social media. Kim explores how photos shape us and why finding lost pictures can mean so much.

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Internet addiction destroys relationships, families, finances, futures and entire lives. How do addicts get hooked? It starts with carefully crafted techniques that websites and apps use to keep you coming back again and again. We dive into how these patterns work and how to break them once and for all.

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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.

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A young woman lies sick on a bed. On the table next to her is a hypodermic needle. Her sister tells her, "You're hot," injects something into her backside and gives her a long, lingering kiss on the lips. Adult film? Nope. It's a cartoon featuring Elsa from "Frozen." "Elsagate" is a disturbing movement on YouTube that targets young children. Renowned psychologist Dr. Christine Davidson joins Kim Komando to talk about Elsagate. List... Read more

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 9, 2019 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 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 Cri... Read more

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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.

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April 27, 2019 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 reconnected them. 

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April 13, 2019 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 laws about the issue are murky. But don't despair. There are ways to protect yourself.

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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.

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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.

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