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Cybersecurity tips from a white hat hacker - April 7, 2020

Coronavirus scams are spreading at an alarming rate. To make matters worse, the junk email and bogus texts that normally flood our inboxes and phones become a lot harder to weed out when we're desperate for information. Kim talks to IBM social engineer Stephanie Carruthers, aka _sn0ww, about the surge in spam capitalizing on our fears and confusion. Learn about the biggest spam campaigns making the rounds right now and how you can stay safe online.

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Tips for living in isolation from a NASA astronaut - April 3, 2020More >>

When it comes to being isolated, astronauts are the real pros. In this episode, Kim talks to retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds the American record for the longest time spent in space. He’s shares the tactics he used to stayed sane in isolation for a year on the International Space Station and tips for leading a team through crisis.

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Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show - March 31, 2020More >>

This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Try out the Komando Community and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show for just a few bucks a month. Tap or click here to try it out. Medical workers in one state are wearing rings on their fingers packed with tech that could detect illness before symptoms appear. Watch out for false claims about the census and coronavirus. And in Kim's DIY Security tip, five steps you need to take with cyberattacks increasing. This is just 1 hour of the 36 hours of quality programming available only to Komando Community members. Listen on any device, on your schedule. Sign up so you never miss a thing! Try the Komando Community while you're thinking about it. Tap or click here to sign up.

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What it’s like to be an Uber driver during the COVID-19 pandemic - March 27, 2020More >>

The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the economy and closing down businesses. In one week alone, a stunning 3.28 million people have filed for unemployment in the United States. Independent contractors and workers in the gig economy are among those hit the hardest. Kim talks to rideshare expert Sergio Avedian, Senior Contributor at TheRideshareGuy.com, about how dramatically decreased demand and more dangerous working conditions are impacting drivers.

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Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show - March 24, 2020More >>

This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Exclusive for you, try out the Komando Community — and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show — for free. Use promo code Kim for your 90-day trial. Create your profile and leave your tech questions in the forum. Tap or click here to try it out. As if you don’t have enough to worry about, now trolls, scammers and other cybercrooks are trying to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how to avoid being taken. Plus, ISPs around the country are pledging to keep your internet service turned on, even if you can’t pay the bill right now because of the pandemic. This is just 1 hour of the 36 hours of quality programming available only to Komando Community members. Listen on any device, on your schedule. Sign up so you never miss a thing! Use promo code Kim to try the Komando Community while you're thinking about it.

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Coronavirus tech insights and how I'm doing my national radio show from home - March 20, 2020More >>

The world feels like a different place right now. We're working from home, distancing ourselves from others and staying glued to the news as the coronavirus spreads and developments unfold. Kim and Mike dive into the impact technology is having in the fight against the virus, and what we're doing as a nation to stay safe, informed and sane. Plus, learn how the Komando team will pull off filming and broadcasting the national radio show right from Kim's house this weekend. Watch The Kim Komando Show or download the podcast in the Komando Community. Try it now for free. After your 90-day free trial, it costs $4.99 a month. Just use discount code Kim. Tap or click here to join, and don't forget to post your tech questions in the forum.

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Online banking: Can you trust it?  - March 17, 2020More >>

Skip the lines at the bank and do your financial transactions from the comfort of your own home? No brainer, right? Well, not so fast. There's no security guard standing watch over your online transactions, so you need to look out for yourself. Here’s how.

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81-year-old TikTok star - Gamer who earns $12K a month - March 13, 2020More >>

Stephen Austin isn't your typical TikTok star. To start, he's 81 years old. But that's a big part of what has made "Old Man Steve" such an endearing figure on the video platform. He and Kim chat about how he became the internet's grandpa. Plus, Kim interviews a gamer who makes $12,000 a month streaming through Twitch. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand.

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The man behind the 'worst video game in history' - March 10, 2020More >>

Do you ever wonder who's behind the games you grew up loving ... or hating? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim interviews Howard  Scott Warshaw, an American psychotherapist and former Atari game designer. Howard designed and programmed the Atari 2600 games Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — considered one of the worst games ever made.

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Shark Tank $400K scam - Smart home 101 - Stop spam calls for good - March 6, 2020More >>

Kim chats with fellow radio host Joe Pags about a $400K Shark Tank scam that just about anyone could fall for, the alarming rate at which smart speaks accidentally listen in on our conversations and the gross reality of ride share cars. (You'll think twice before you book your next Uber.) Kim has a few simple tools to help you fight unwanted spam calls, no downloads required. Coming soon: A brand new newsletter from Komando.com! The Current has all the tech news you love, with none of the annoying ads. Everything you need in less than 5 minutes. Tap or click here to get it in your inbox twice a week.

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DNA tests, smart TVs and devices (even sex toys!) privacy exposed and data tracking - March 3, 2020More >>

You’re being tracked through your tech in ways that will shock you. Kim speaks with top national digital expert and lawyer Steven Teppler about what’s going on and what you can do about it.

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Google's head of ads research - Bringing the DeLorean back to life - Website marketing 101 - February 28, 2020More >>

Ever wonder how online ads work and what determines what you see — and what you click? Kim talks to Google’s Head of Ads Research and Insights, Justin De Graaf, about what drives consumer behavior. Plus, 17-year-old Aidan Jackson shares how technology — and a friend 5,000 miles away — saved his life during a health scare. Meet the CEO of the DeLorean Motor Company, Stephen Wynne. He’s attempting to make the brand he grew up loving a modern success.

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The social network before social networks - February 25, 2020More >>

Let's go back in time to 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck as the third game of the World Series was set to begin. During this time of panic, when other modes of communication failed, a group of volunteers stepped up: ham radio operators. These brave people became unsung heroes, jumping into action to literally save lives. Find out how they did it and the place ham radio has in our world today.

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World's fastest woman - Delivering for Amazon - Avoid tax scams - February 21, 2020More >>

Valerie Thompson isn't happy just being fast — she wants to be the fastest. Valerie is an eight-time land speed record club holder, dubbed the world's fastest female motorcycle racer. She talks to Kim about the risks she takes and what keeps her motivated. Plus, Kim chats with Chad, an Amazon Flex driver, about the pros and cons of his line of work. And don't wait until April to file your taxes. There's a reason you should do it right now.

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Life on the road: Downsizing to an RV - February 18, 2020More >>

Six years ago, Jackie and Hal traded in their house for a home on the open road. On this episode, we're checking in to see what's gone right, what's gone wrong and how tech has played a role in their adventures. Get an inside look at what life is like in an RV — plus tips on how make the adventure profitable.

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Wi-Fi is illegal in this town - Digital magician Zach King - Email spoofing - February 14, 2020More >>

Green Bank, West Virginia is home to a massive telescope and a rule unheard of in today's world — no Wi-Fi allowed. Kim chats with Chuck Niday, who works in the so-called Quiet Zone. Zach King is a social media darling; he's the second biggest creator on TikTok and he's got 22.7 million followers on Instagram. His fame is well-earned. Zach is a digital magician who creates stunning visual tricks. And Kim helps a caller with an unbelievable story about his long-distance bride.

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Bonus episode: Full hour of The Kim Komando Show - February 12, 2020More >>

This week's exclusive episode of Komando On Demand is a full hour of The Kim Komando national radio show. Exclusive for you, try out the Komando Community — and get full access to 36 hours of Kim's show — for free. Use promo code Kim for your 7-day trial. Hurry, offer ends soon! Tap or click here to try it out. Kim shares five things in tech you need to know right now. Did you know a handful of major tech companies make up almost 20% of the stock market? Find out why that should worry you. Plus, scary new malware is targeting critical infrastructure control systems. Kim has the details. And 13 years after the debut of the iPhone, once-reigning smartphone maker BlackBerry might finally be finished for good. This is just 1 hour of the 36 hours of quality programming available only to Komando Community members. Listen on any device, on your schedule. Sign up so you never miss a thing! Use promo code Kim to try the Komando Community while you're thinking about it.

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How to succeed on social media - and the biggest mistakes you're making - February 11, 2020More >>

Build an audience, get them talking and stand out on a platform packed with people all trying to be heard. Easier said than done, right? If you're a business owner or entrepreneur looking to make a name for yourself on social media, don't miss this episode. Kim chats with business thought leader and top technology influencer Evan Kirstel about what it takes to succeed on social media — and the big mistakes you need to avoid if you want to build your brand. Learn more about Evan on his website or check out his Twitter @evankirstel.

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FBI warning: Job scams to watch for - Dating apps safety - Coronavirus in your inbox - February 7, 2020More >>

In this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim chats with Daniel Linskey, former chief of police of Boston and fellow at The Duff & Phelps Institute, about a dangerous job scam spreading right now. Plus, Congress launches an investigation into dating apps and the dangerous people using them. It's about time. And meet Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations for Blackmagic Designs. The company gives free access to $300,000 movie editing tools so anyone can create movie magic.

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Hospital of the future - The lowdown on 5G - Dangerous TikTok challenges - February 4, 2020More >>

On this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition, Kim talks with talk radio host Joe Pags about the future of 5G and why Apple is taking its time releasing a 5G-ready phone. Plus, find out how AI is fighting the coronavirus — and how fast fake news about the illness is spreading. And meet Gary Fritz, Vice President and Chief of Applications at New Stanford Hospital, a $2 billion world-class facility in Palo Alto, California being called the hospital of the future.

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Coronavirus fake news - Steve Ballmer - Using tech to fight Australia's wildfires - January 31, 2020More >>

Coronavirus is dominating headlines, and people are scared. And where there's fear, there's fake news. Learn how to spot misinformation. Plus, Kim chats with former CEO of Microsoft and chairman of the LA Clippers Steve Ballmer about his new site, USAFacts.org. This week's trivia is all about cell phones. Do you know how much the first handheld cell phone cost? All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition.

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Future tech: Useful or useless? - January 28, 2020More >>

Technology is evolving faster than you can say "artificial intelligence." How does all this new tech impact our daily lives? In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim explores a new world of gadgets — some useful, some useless and some in the middle. 

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Should Apple unlock terrorists' phones? - Saving treasured voicemails - 57-day search for lost dog - January 24, 2020More >>

Hear the heartwarming story of a couple who put their lives on hold for 57 days to search for their lost border collie, Katie. And you know ads follow you online but what about in real life? Kim dives into the world of digital tracking with an advertising expert. Plus, a caller looks for a creative solution to remember his mother through old voicemails. All that and more on this episode of Komando On Demand: Insider Edition.

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You're being tracked: How companies watch your every move - January 21, 2020More >>

You know you're being tracked by surveillance cameras everywhere you go, ads that follow you around the internet and Big Tech companies that have a shocking amount of information about you — but it doesn't stop there. In this episode of Komando On Demand, Kim dives into who is spying on you and how you can hide from them to maintain your privacy. She's joined by Richard Eilert, an expert in geolocation and geofencing, about why your location means big bucks for companies.

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Barrett-Jackson online bidding tech - Tech help scam - iPhone saves lost hiker - January 17, 2020More >>

Kim talks to Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson and a pioneer in online bidding. This year’s Scottsdale, Ariz. auction is the biggest in history. Learn about the technology that powers the world’s greatest collector car auctions. Plus, Kim helps a caller who was scammed trying to fix his computer, and meet a lost hiker who used her iPhone flashlight — and a dose of luck — to get out of a scary situation.

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Dangers of in-game spending, cleaning $250K IMAX screens, CES tech wins - January 10, 2020More >>

Catch up on the top tech news of the day and meet digital movers and shakers on Komando On Demand: Insider Edition. Consumers spend billions of dollars a year on in-game purchases. Kim talks to a mom who discovered her son was buying much more than she realized through his Xbox. Plus, meet a man responsible for cleaning eight-story IMAX screens worth $250,000. And Kim brings you the shining stars of this year's CES, the annual tech trade show in Last Vegas.

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