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There are few words that strike fear into the hearts of digital professionals quite like the term SEO. It stands for “search engine optimization,” and it’s the secret that stands between you and website traffic. In this episode, Kim sits down with SEO expert Steve Wiideman. He's worked with tons of brands — think Applebee's, IHOP and Skechers. He k…
 
Ben, Allie and Mike dive into the new year in tech news, including a COVID conspiracy theory too ridiculous not to share, price hikes coming to cable and internet bills, and a highly-convincing PayPal scam. Plus, tips for your new Amazon Echo and the scam of the week courtesy of the FBI. Find out if Ben can fool Allie and Mike in Brand New or Not T…
 
Go past the websites you visit every day, into the depths of the Dark Web. You'll find marketplaces selling ransomware, kits to start your own phishing campaign and even hackers for hire. In this episode, Kim is joined by top cybersecurity pro John Hammond of Huntress. Find out how he tracks down Dark Web criminals and the real-life consequences.…
 
Two years ago, hikers found a dead man in a tent. A year before that, he had left his tech job, with no phone or identification, to find peace on the Appalachian Trail. We told you the story late last year. In this Best Of episode, Kim dives into the mystery that captivated the internet, with a brand new update on what happened to the man who calle…
 
Can robots write movie scripts? Actually, they already are. But how widespread is the use of AI in movie-making? In this episode, Kim breaks open some Hollywood secrets. Sit down with two digital movie professionals who use artificial intelligence every day. In this episode, you’ll learn all about the starring role AI programs play in your favorite…
 
Get 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. In this Best Of episode, 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…
 
This year marked a huge shift in the economy, the workforce and the ways we work. Whether you work for someone else or own your own company, you have to know where we’re headed and the skills that will pay the bills in 2021. In this Best Of episode, Kim talks with LinkedIn’s Principal Economist, Dr. Guy Berger. They dive into this changing world to…
 
This week, the team from Komando.com breaks down the FTC order to Big Tech companies and what it could reveal about how your data is used. Plus, it's time to say goodbye to internet icon Adobe Flash, and package and shipping delays are officially here. And Allie pulls out all the stops to fool Mike and Ben in Brand New or Not True.…
 
Beneath the internet where you spend time working, playing, streaming and browsing is the Dark Web — where you can buy everything from malware to entire dossiers of personal information for much less than you might imagine. In this podcast, Kim explores the Dark Web, the biggest scams of 2020, and scams on the horizon for 2021 with Etay Maor, Chief…
 
Allie, Ben and Mike dive into the week in tech news, including a crazy conspiracy theory making the rounds on social media, Apple's shockingly expensive new headphones and a game-changing app from Google. Can Ben fool Allie and Mike in Brand New or Not True? And the inspiring story of an Amazon driver who saved a man's life.…
 
Think about just how powerful music is. The right song can make you laugh, dance, cry or sing. But did you know music can be deeply healing, too? Music therapy is being used to treat patients with cancer, Parkinson's, MS and Alzheimer's. In this podcast, Kim sits down with Joy Allen, chair of Berklee College of Music's Music Therapy Department. She…
 
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and the sales numbers are jaw-dropping. Find out just how much people spent — and the scams shoppers are already seeing. Plus, what's up with Facebook's new $1 billion acquisition, and should you opt-out of Amazon Sidewalk? Short answer: Yes. The team plays Brand New or Not True. Can Allie stump Ben and Mike?…
 
Every so often, Kim likes to gift an hour of the national radio show — commercial free and ready to listen to on your schedule. The show airs on more than 400 stations across the U.S. and on demand. Kim dives into all things shopping to help you find the best tech gifts for everyone on your list. From the tech obsessed to the tech-phobic, you'll fi…
 
In this best of episode, Kim sits down with a good friend of the Komando Show, Howard Scott Warshaw. He's notorious for creating what's regarded as the worst video game in history. A little hard on the ego, huh? Well, he's definitely bounced back. Howard and Kim talk about his start at Atari, how he became the therapist for all of Silicon Valley’s …
 
In this best of episode, Kim chats with author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier — one of the founding fathers of virtual reality — about what it could look like if we truly had control over our info online. 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…
 
In this best of episode, Kim dives into the world of automated cars. Self-driving cars aren’t some crazy future tech … They’re here now. That raises some questions. Do they actually work? Is it safe? Is it worth 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 Automat…
 
Dive into the week in tech news with Allie, Ben, Cassidy and host Mike. Amazon's online pharmacy is here, but think twice before you order. Plus, Twitter jumps on the stories bandwagon, Baby Yoda climbs aboard a SpaceX ship and Chrome's new update is the biggest performance booster in years. The team talks holiday shopping (have you started yet?) a…
 
Two years ago, hikers found a dead man in a tent. A year before that, he had left his tech job, with no phone or identification, to find peace on the Appalachian Trail. To this day, nobody knows who he is or why he died. In this episode, Kim dives into the mystery that captivated the internet. One day, the man called himself Denim for his jeans; th…
 
In this episode of Tech Refresh, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Netflix's new TV channel (really!), a $6K camera from Leica, and the never-ending notifications always buzzing and beeping at us. Plus, the latest tricks scammers are using to steal your money and a tribute to the late Alex Trebek. And find out if Mike can finally guess correctly in…
 
People say there are only two certainties: death and taxes. But another thing is also certain: technological advancement. In this fascinating, thoughtful and surprisingly funny podcast, Kim explores the deathcare industry, where tech startups are shaking up the funeral profession. Cutting-edge technology is changing the way we’re buried, and creati…
 
This week, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and Mike talk Amazon's potential plans to take over rural delivery, new ways debt collectors can harass consumers and a get-rich-quick scheme spreading through a popular app. Plus, the crew reveals the new most-popular video on YouTube and debates a 24-hour break from tech. Spoiler: It's not going to happen.…
 
There really is nothing like a concert. The feeling of the music, the energy, the sound. Then the pandemic hit. Musicians are taking their acts digital, and you're probably wondering what all the hype is about. We brought in Stephen White, CEO of StageIt, a web-based venue that hosts live shows via webcam. By the end of this episode, you’ll be able…
 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out this episode of our brand new podcast, Tech Refresh. The talented team at Komando.com dives into the week in tech news and all things digital. Plus, an old favorite is back: Brand New or Not True! See if the crew can stump Mike with a mighty convincing fake tech product. Check it out, an…
 
We’ve got more time to watch TV than ever before. That means you might have already blown through your “Must Watch” list. Or maybe you just finished an amazing show and you’re looking to rekindle that spark. Either way, this episode is perfect for anyone wondering what to watch next. Kim sits down with an entertainment expert and tells you just wha…
 
Welcome to Christmas in October. In years past, prices usually didn’t hit bottom until Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Cyber Monday. This year, however, retailers are jumping the gun on holiday sales and offering low price guarantees throughout the season. I have a ton of questions about Black Friday and when we should buy what. How can you make sure…
 
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 …
 
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 exper…
 
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 in…
 
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, o…
 
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 co…
 
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 encounte…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 D…
 
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 …
 
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 S…
 
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 …
 
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.…
 
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.…
 
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 mis…
 
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 n…
 
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.…
 
What is the connection between violent video games and real-life killing? Many of the culprits in public shootings are online gaming fans. What draws a would-be-killer into doing the unthinkable? In part of one of this chilling podcast, Kim is joined by former law enforcement officer Tim Dees to explore the possibilities.…
 
We all know people who have fallen for a scam of one kind or another — and work from home scams are some of the most convincing, and dangerous, ones out there. In this episode, Kim brings you the shocking details of real online job scams, red flags you should look out for and success stories of people who found the real thing and made big money.…
 
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