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Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.

Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.
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Kim Komando is your tech expert. Listen to her take on real topics you care about every weekday. You'll hear facts, opinion and the latest tech information underneath the surface. Don't miss your daily tech update in just one minute.

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@kimkomando

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English

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Episodes

Arizona’s fatal Uber crash and what Uber must do now

6/22/2018
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An auto industry report is slamming carmakers for using misleading names for vehicle technology. This, as a police report, reveals a false sense of security led to a fatal self-driving Uber crash. Listen to this Consumer Tech Update as Kim gives her opinion on what Uber has to do now.

Duration:00:01:06

Good or bad for America - Behind the online sales tax supreme court ruling

6/21/2018
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The Supreme Court ruled allowing the states to collect sales taxes on online sales. Let’s get to the heart of the matter: Do you think this is right or wrong for America?

Duration:00:01:06

Why Facebook is alienating millions

6/20/2018
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Are you one of the millions who ended their relationship with Facebook? Breaking up is hard to do but Facebook is acting like a psychotic ex, hounding you to come back. This is what Facebook is doing to get you back.

Duration:00:01:07

Your Privacy - Amazon’s Alexa comes to Marriott hotel rooms

6/19/2018
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When you get a hotel room you expect privacy, right? That’s why not everyone is happy about Amazon and Marriott hotels teaming up. By this summer, all hotel rooms will have Alexa. Listen to this Consumer Tech Update as Kim explains how it will work and raises questions we all should be asking.

Duration:00:01:07

Fake News; Americans are having trouble distinguishing factual statements from opinions

6/18/2018
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Can you tell a real story from an opinion piece? According to a new poll, most Americans cannot. In this Consumer Tech Update, Kim puts us to the test. Do you think you can pass? Click here to find out.

Duration:00:01:06

Two U.S. Senators demand answers to Amazon Echo & Alexa’s eavesdropping

6/17/2018
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After a family proved that Alexa was listening in on private conversations, two U.S. Senators want answers from Amazon. Listen to this Consumer Tech Update as Kim asks why they want answers from Amazon.

Duration:00:01:11

Police angry as Apple makes it even harder to hack into a locked iPhone

6/14/2018
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Apple’s next upgrade will make it impossible for crooks to crack the code on your iPhone. But the new iOS will also stop police from being able to get into iPhones during investigations and they are not happy about it. Listen to Kim explain how Apple plans to lock down iPhones in this Consumer Tech Update.

Duration:00:01:07

Bigger and more expensive cable & satellite bundles

6/13/2018
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Two big mergers happened in the last two days, and neither of them is good for you and me. With At&T taking over Time Warner and Comcast buying 20th Century Fox, we’re about to start paying more for our entertainment. Kim explains it all in this Consumer Tech Update.

Duration:00:01:07

Why the AT&T - Time Warner takeover is such a big deal

6/12/2018
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It’s a multi-billion dollar takeover and it’s bad news for you and me. Listen to this Consumer Tech Update podcast as Kim explains why the AT&T/Time Warner merger is so extraordinary and why should be worried.

Duration:00:01:07

Top online vacation scams and how to avoid them

6/11/2018
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As you head out for vacation, you can bet that scammers are working hard to snag your hard earned money. Here are the most important things you should do before booking a rental.

Duration:00:01:07

The world’s fastest supercomputer now claimed once again by the U.S.

6/8/2018
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Great news: America once again owns the world’s most powerful supercomputer, performing at 200 Trillion calculations per second! But what is it good for?

Duration:00:01:11

Who are the biggest cybersecurity threats to the U.S.?

6/7/2018
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The U.S. is a target of cyber attacks and cyber terrorists. An FBI agent mapped out the biggest threats. What’s being done and what would happen if we were hit with a massive attack?

Duration:00:01:07

Apple’s new app for addicted smartphone users

6/6/2018
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There is direct clinical and medical evidence that heavy smartphone users experience physical symptoms when their device is taken away. Even with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter some are still in doubt that addiction is real. Add to that list Apple!

Duration:00:01:06

Why millions may not want to upgrade to this falls iPhone X Plus

6/5/2018
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We always want the latest and greatest gadget but this time around iPhone users may be happier with the latest upgrade instead of the new upcoming iPhone X Plus. Listen to my free Consumer Tech Update podcast and I’ll tell you why

Duration:00:01:07

Should you give your DNA to testing companies?

6/4/2018
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DNA testing companies promise to break down your genetic code if you send them a sample of saliva. They’re making billions, but at what cost to your privacy? Listen to this free Consumer Tech Update podcast for more on why you need to pay attention to their terms and conditions.

Duration:00:01:06

What your kids will be doing on their smartphone this summer

6/1/2018
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Kids are putting away lunch boxes and backpacks to enjoy summer vacation. That means more time for smartphones! But do you know where your kids will spend their time online? Click here to listen to my Consumer Tech Update and I’ll tell you what’s in and what’s out.

Duration:00:01:06

The Problem with Hillary Clinton running Facebook

5/31/2018
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Hillary Clinton had an interesting answer to the question of where she would like to be a CEO. Without hesitation she said Facebook. In this Consumer Tech Update, Kim shares why Mrs. Clinton’s answer is raising eyebrows and why it really wouldn’t be a good idea.

Duration:00:01:07

On Facebook, who actually owns your digital data?

5/30/2018
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Facebook’s been using your personal data to make money for years. Now one user has uncovered just how valuable your data is. But whose data is it once you share it? Listen to my free Consumer Tech Update for more on this million dollar question.

Duration:00:01:07

How to keep Alexa, Siri and your smartphone from uninvited listening

5/29/2018
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Our smart assistants are helpful, until we lose control and they start listening all the time and sharing unintended conversations. We need to turn off their eyes and ears all together! You’ll be surprised by the easy hack FBI members use! Click here to listen to my Consumer Tech Update as I share some tips to take the control back!

Duration:00:01:07

Harsh reality of today’s self-driving cars

5/28/2018
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Are you excited for self-driving cars? The thought of basically having your very own autonomous chauffeur? Don’t get too worked up! I think it’s going to be a while. Click here to listen to my Consumer Tech Update and I’ll tell you why.

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