Tech You Should Know

Tech You Should Know

The tech world changes by the minute. Stay up to date with Kim Komando, award-winning radio show host, nationally syndicated columnist and digital lifestyle expert. Kim brings you insider secrets to protect yourself online, make money from home, secure your devices, avoid scams and more.... Show More

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October 19, 2020 37 min
This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando Show, airing on more than 400 stations across the U.S. Listen on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days with code at getkim.com. Coming up, while some argue our internet freedoms are under attack in America, it’s nothing compared to what’s happening in other countries since the pandemic began. Plus, there’s a new custom...
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We’ve come a long way from the days of mail-in Netflix subscriptions and Blockbuster rentals. Today there are so many streaming services to choose from. You probably subscribe to a few, but have you thought about what those services know about you? With anything tech-related, you have to follow the money. Kim talks with Dan Rayburn, streaming expert and Chairman of the NAB Show Streaming Summit, to take you behind the scenes. This ...
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Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Does it actually work? Is it safe? Is it work shelling out $8,000 for Tesla’s “full self-driving” option? To find out, Kim sat down with Consumer Report’s Head of Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing. So hop in and buckle up — we’re diving into the incredible world of automated cars.
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Amazon Prime Day is in its sixth year, but the 2020 version won't look like years past. The-two day affair kicks off at midnight EST on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and I want to make sure you're prepared to get the most bang for your buck. I brought in shopping expert Kristin McGrath, Editor of BlackFriday.com, to give us the details on what we can expect, offers to hold out for, and the sales to steer clear of. Trust me, you don'...
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You may think advertising runs the internet, but the big data behind it is where the real profits come from. We're being followed all around the internet and tracked where we go through our phones, watches, tablets, cars, smart speakers and a multitude of other devices. If Big Tech can cash in on our data, why can’t we? Kim talks with author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier — one of the founding fathers of virtual reality — ...
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It’s part 2 of our election episode, and we’re diving even deeper into the 2020 Election’s biggest security threats. We’re talking about ransomware, delays, government hacks and more. Planning to vote this year? You’ve got to listen to this!
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It’s almost time for Americans to vote, and most of us have the same question: Is the tech taking and counting our votes secure? In part one of our Election 2020 deep dive, Kim lays out all the different security threats you have to deal with when you vote. Whether you cast your votes by ballot, voting booth or through a website, you could encounter wannabe election engineers. Luckily, you’ve got Kim Komando on your side. Get all t...
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You can Google someone or check social media to find out more about them. Eventually, you’ll land on the background check sites. Enter someone’s name and they show you tiny details. Pay a fee and you can get even more info. But what do the pros use to get the intel they need? Kim talks to Rich Robertson, a Certified Legal Investigator who has taken the lead on hundreds of complex criminal and civil cases. Finding any dirt on someon...
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With millions of users around the world, Amazon has drawn scammers like moths to flames. There are many different cons that cybercriminals have tailored specifically for Amazon, and they’re complex enough to have stolen millions in cash. That’s why Kim's giving you the low-down on 5 Amazon scams you’ve got to watch out for. With the holiday season right around the corner, this is essential listening for anyone who’s about to st...
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Only two organizations use the term “user,” illegal drugs and Big Tech. If you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or another site, you cannot afford to miss this podcast. Algorithms make sure you see only what you want to see and trackers follow you everywhere. Get the inside scoop from Jeff Orlowski, Director of Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma.
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We're in the middle of a fundamental shift in our workforce. Whether you work for someone else or own your own company, you have to know where we're headed. To do that the right way, you have to let the data speak to you. And to get the facts, Kim tapped into LinkedIn's Principal Economist Dr. Guy Berger. They dive into this changing world to tell you where the jobs are and what you need to know to get one.
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How’d you like to walk around knowing that you’re the guy who made the worst video game in history? A little hard on the ego. Well, Howard Scott Warshaw has definitely bounced back. He and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s movers and shakers, and how to cope with the pandemic.  This Tech You Should Know podcast is from the archives, but it's definitely one you don’t want ...
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This episode is a special hour of Kim's Tech Insights Show airing on SiriusXM Business Radio. Meet cybercrime hero Michael Gillespie, who fights against ransomware with free tools for victims. Plus, security officer Etay Moar has tips on avoiding pandemic scams, and Steve Ginty, Director of Threat Intelligence for Risk IQ, has the shocking figures behind just how bad things are online right now. You won't believe just how o...
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You've seen them online: Life coaches that promise to help you skyrocket your career, get in shape, be a better parent, a better spouse, a better human. But what exactly do they do?We talk to a coach who makes a whopping $750,000 a year helping people break out of their 9-to-5 jobs — and we'll show you how to use your unique skills to do the same.
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In part 2 of this podcast, Kim dives into the world of sports memorabilia and collectibles. Just how much is that signed baseball card or vintage jersey worth? Collections full of rare or mint items can fetch astounding sums, and you could be sitting on your own gold mine and not even know it.
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You may be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Dive into the world of collectibles with Kim and see how you could find fortune in unexpected places. You can make bank through old tech, classic toys, baseball cards and more. Meet a few people who have done just that, and find out the tricks they use to score impressive finds.
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August 25, 2020 34 min
Think about just how much technology has shaped today's world — from smart assistants in our homes to self-driving cars to powerful computers we carry around in our pockets, But what is the next tech frontier, and what will it look like for our everyday lives? I'll walk you through the wild world of future tech.
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Today we’re giving you an inside look into Have I Been Pwned? — one of the best tools at your disposal when it comes to protecting yourself online. It's the world's largest database of stolen login information. Kim talks to the man behind it, Troy Hunt, to give you a step-by-step guide on what you can do if your info has been compromised. Don't miss this deep dive into online security, no IT degree required.
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This week's exclusive episode of Tech You Should Know is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Listen to every episode on your schedule on the Komando Community. Try it free for 30 days at getkim.com.  Online fraud has been surging since the pandemic began. But have you ever wondered who’s behind it, or where they are? Plus, more bad news for TikTok as it’s been discovered that its Android app has been collecting ...
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In part two of this look at the correlation between shootings and online behavior, Kim talks to retired FBI agent James Fitzgerald and linguistics professor Tim Grant about the tech clues that indicate a potentially dangerous person. Listen for insider tips, case studies and interviews to help you spot trouble before it starts.
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