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Up-to-date tech news you care about Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech. Listen and you’ll be in the know with Kim Komando!








Predators target young models on Instagram, Facebook’s new camera features you have to try, Microsoft Surface quality issues exposed, and more

Instagram has revolutionized the modeling industry, but there’s a dark side: Predators are using social media to target young up-and-coming stars. Say cheese! You’ll definitely want to try the new features Facebook has added to its camera. Amazon apologizes by offering a refund to customers who bought fake eclipse sunglasses. Do your research before buying a Microsoft Surface laptop - I’ll tell you why. And turn off this setting on your iPhone or you might receive unsolicited lewd photos....

Duration: 00:15:43

Disney is tracking your kids, Texting and walking becomes a crime, A warning to drone photographers chasing the eclipse, and more

Parents beware! Disney is revving up their advertising efforts by collecting data from your kids’ apps. Have you ever texted while walking? Now, if you get caught texting in a crosswalk in this city, you’ll be slapped with a major fine. He wrote the book on creating strong passwords, but was he right? This security guru is admitting he was wrong. You might be getting your drone ready to fly for the upcoming eclipse, but these major precautions might make you rethink your flight plan. All...

Duration: 00:17:01

Find the best place to view the Solar Eclipse, Spy-like app sends free self-destructing documents, Google’s new ad program takes heat and more

What’s that sound? A mysterious Russian buzzing noise has been going on for decades and I’ll tell you how to listen in. Check out this cool app that allows you to send self-destructing files for free - James Bond would probably use it! Hey cable subscribers, two major networks are merging, and for you, that means more ways to watch. Don't miss the upcoming solar eclipse! Learn the dos and don’ts for the optimum viewing experience. Why is Google’s new advertising program under fire?. All this...

Duration: 00:15:27

New tech helps crack down on texting while driving, Dangerous malware is invading Macs, Social media reunites a boy and his teddy bear, and more

Creepy! A company is giving its employees the option of being micro chipped, but why? A new technology aims to curb texting at the wheel to prevent distracted driving. In theory, it sounds great, but could it compromise your privacy? You’ve heard that your smart devices could be eavesdropping on your conversations, but I bet you’d never suspect that Disney might be the next to record your information. Dangerous malware is invading Macs - Is your device at risk? Social media helped a young...

Duration: 00:13:59

Online class teaches next generation of scammers, Are internet-connected toys cute or creepy?, A new way to keep teens off adult websites, and more

Can you believe an online class exists that teaches you how to become a scam artist? Batteries may not be included, but many high-tech toys come with a side of privacy concerns. A new app tells you what people really think about you - could it become a breeding ground for bullying? Police officers are about to get a little more help on the streets, thanks to a new body camera. The U.K. begins efforts to keep teens off of adult websites. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in...

Duration: 00:18:32

Alexa calls 911 and saves a woman's life, Wireless charging laptop finally here, Internet service goes country, and more

Authorities say without Alexa's intervention a woman would be dead - What prompted this smart speaker to call the cops? Exciting new laptop charges wirelessly, but there’s a catch. You wouldn’t expect it but internet service in rural areas is about to become much faster than you're probably getting at home. Imagine watching 3D TV in your home without the goofy glasses! All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Duration: 00:17:02

Late-night cellphone usage linked to teenage depression, How a court ruling in favor of Facebook affects you, Hack your own computer and more

Thousands to lose their jobs at Microsoft; Technical challenges delay launch of new Fitbit smartwatch; Late-night cellphone use can cause depression in teens; Vinyl records are making a comeback; Companies in Germany face criticism for allowing racist social media comments; Why Facebook's legal victory might hurt you; Popular photo sharing service is accused of extortion; Hack your own computer; 'Side hustle' jobs may not be as lucrative as you think. All this and everything you need to stay...

Duration: 00:14:12

Protect your computer against ransomware attacks, Amazon’s ever-growing power, Google to stop spying on you and more

A vaccine might be all you need to protect your computer from the latest cyberattack being dubbed by some as GoldenEye; Has Amazon become too powerful?; In 10 years, you probably won’t recognize your iPhone; A new app is out that lets you find your dream date; Avis breaks into the self-driving car business; Google is going to stop scanning personal information from your emails; And you might start seeing drones in the workplace. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in...

Duration: 00:13:02

Uber’s CEO resigns, 200 million voter records exposed online, First look at the Galaxy Note 8 and more

Another security breach exposes the data of 200 million Americans, Uber’s embattled CEO finally resigns after a shareholder revolt; Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images reveal stunning new design; You’ll be shocked by how huge this 4K TV is – and it comes with a hefty price tag; A parent group in Colorado wants to ban smartphones from anyone under the age of 13; New iPhone app can detect when you’re depressed. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from...

Duration: 00:16:50

Life-saving drones, Apple computers may be subject to viruses, Microsoft unveils most powerful gaming system and more

Defibrillator-carrying drones could save lives; Microsoft announces release date for next generation Xbox One gaming console; Apple computers are now the target of new malware attacks; Uber’s CEO temporarily relinquishes his reign over the rideshare company; Former Microsoft CEO and NBA Clippers team owner invested millions in a free patriotic website; Samsung unveils an ultra-wide computer monitor, the largest on the market; Leak exposes exciting plans for Google’s new smartphone. All...

Duration: 00:11:45

How the NSA 'leaker' was tracked down using a printer, Apple unveils major updates to MacOS, Google launches campaign to protect teens online, and more

NSA contractor was tracked down and arrested by the FBI using a printed copy of a memo; Apple announces major updates to MacOS including changes to the Safari browser; Britain’s Prime Minister is calling for internet regulations in the wake of the London Bridge attack; The encrypted messaging app “Telegram” continues to be popular among ISIS sympathizers; AmazonBasics private label top sellers are batteries and baby wipes; Google launches campaign to protect pre-teens from online trouble;...

Duration: 00:13:46

Wrong GPS directions cost drivers countless hours on the road, Android takes on Apple with new smartphone design, Another security breach at large fast-food chain, and more

More young people getting bullied through online gaming; Bad GPS directions waste drivers’ valuable time; A new Android smartphone promises to be the “iPhone killer”; Hackers are turning their attention from your email to your social media accounts; A court battle is brewing over the self-driving car technology called ‘lidar’; Airline policies regarding taking videos and photos on flights; If you’re feeling a little down, layoff Facebook. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date...

Duration: 00:11:06

More fake photos on social media after tragic bombing, How secure is the new Galaxy S8 iris scanner?, Target's $18.5 million fine, and more

More fake pictures circulated on social media after the concert attack in Manchester, England; Target pays $18.5 million fine over a security breach settlement; New Samsung S8 iris scanner security technology can be bypassed with a ridiculously simple trick; Apple is rumored to release three new notebooks next month; Microsoft just upgraded its new Surface Pro; Pittsburgh is putting on the breaks with Uber’s driverless cars; More insight into Facebook’s policy over what the company allows...

Duration: 00:11:32

WannaCry cyberattack stopped by "accidental hero," Textalyzer to inspect driver's cellphone immediately after an accident, Hewlett Packard's The Machine to have the largest memory on the market

WannaCry is the latest cyberattack to hit countries around the world. A 22-year-old U.K. man is being hailed an "accidental hero" for stopping it; A device called textalyzer is being developed to immediately inspect a driver’s cellphone after an accident; Hewlett Packard's new computer, The Machine, has memory that’ll hold more data than anything on the market right now; Fake ratings and phony likes on social media accounts from an office in China. All this and everything you need to stay...

Duration: 00:11:12

School blocks student access to social media, Self-driving car future predictions, Uber under federal investigation

Schools restricting students’ access to social media; SpaceX plans to launch thousands of internet-providing satellites by 2019; Think tank company predicting all self-driving cars will account for 95% of the miles driven in the U.S. by 2030; New report shows shocking number of apps used monthly per person; Uber is being investigated by the federal government for using secret software; Google, Twitter, and Facebook are being sued for supporting ISIS; All this and everything you need to...

Duration: 00:10:16

Facebook's stopping live streaming?, More Americans use cellphones over landlines than ever before, shocking cord-cutting trends

Google warns users of a massive phishing scam, Facebook fights back against violent live video streaming, but some people are skeptical; Apple has more cash on hand than the United Kingdom and Canada combined; Learn the fascinating number of cable subscribers who have cut the cord this year, Tech Interns making more than most adults in the workforce. Why a Florida couple was ordered to hand over their passwords; All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today's digital world...

Duration: 00:12:30

Uber losing money, Netflix reaches huge milestone, Is Galaxy S8 worth all the hype?

Uber made more than $6 billion in profits last year - so why are they losing money? WhatsApp is at the center of a child porn ring in Europe; A high-schooler in Texas has been arrested for hacking into the district's computer system to change grades for money; Netflix is hitting a big milestone this weekend; Is the new Galaxy S8 all that it's cracked up to be? Sobering statistics regarding the number of drivers who use their phone behind the wheel, increasing their chances of getting into...

Duration: 00:10:36

Are airline passengers randomly selected to be bumped?, Apple's laptop popularity drops, Burger King commercial featuring Google Home backfires

Did a computer randomly select the passenger who was dragged off a United flight? FCC rejects in-flight cellphone calls; The Feds investigate whether Google underpays women for doing the same work as men; New research shows teens care more about this than TV or cable; Apple's laptop popularity has dropped; Samsung S8 problems spoil Samsung's anticipated launch; A Burger King TV commercial featuring Google Home epic fail.

Duration: 00:13:25

Verizon's new name for AOL and Yahoo, New invention for a self-healing smartphone screen. Plus, football fans can watch the NFL on Amazon.

Verizon has a new name for AOL and Yahoo and it's got people scratching their heads; A man is lucky to be alive after he got electrocuted by his smartphone charger; Amazon says parents will get a refund from the unauthorized purchases of their children; Scientists have created a smartphone screen cover that can heal itself after it's damaged; Parents addicted to smartphones are passing along those same bad habits to their children; Fans of the NFL can soon watch Thursday night games on...

Duration: 00:14:25

Tesla on autopilot involved in accident, Amazon testing a grocery pickup service, Apple releases four new iOS versions for all devices

New Amazon grocery pickup service called AmazonFresh is likely to revolutionize the grocery shopping experience, but guess who it's currently available to. Apple's releases of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 are available on all devices to bring better, more impactful changes for users. A Tesla was involved in a car accident with a motorcycle while on autopilot. You won't believe who it hit. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world...

Duration: 00:14:25

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