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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!

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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!

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By Sdhhkmmmmm - Dec 02 2018
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Music overpowers the info. A LOT of infomercial garbage. Unsubscribing

Digital Goddess

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I have been listening to the Digital Goddess for many a year now. Thank you for all of your guidance and information over the years Kim. None better! Recommend.

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48 Ratings
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33
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2
5
3

Wasted podcast time

By Sdhhkmmmmm - Dec 02 2018
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Music overpowers the info. A LOT of infomercial garbage. Unsubscribing

Digital Goddess

By DK37830 - Nov 16 2018
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I have been listening to the Digital Goddess for many a year now. Thank you for all of your guidance and information over the years Kim. None better! Recommend.

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Komando Tech News This Week

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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!

A fitness social network unknowingly exposed the locations of secret U.S. military bases, Police could soon have a new tool to catch you speeding, A familiar tech word is added to the New Oxford English Dictionary, and more

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The U.S. military isn’t happy with a fitness network that released details of a billion workouts, including active military workouts, which exposed top-secret locations. Plus, ransomware attacks are up 90% and the word itself is being recognized. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Feb 02 2018

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Tax scams target your W-2s, Big brother’s watching you drive, The hi-tech grocery store with no cashiers or check out lines, Facebook regulated like big tobacco? and more

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’Tis the season for tax scams and hackers are setting their sights on your W-2s. How they’re trying to intercept your refunds. Big Brother is using technology to watch your driving habits and now they want to use it to raise your rates. The MacBook Air and the new iPhone X could be on the chopping block. Imagine a grocery store with no cashiers or checkout lines. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Jan 26 2018

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A major iPhone X concern, New tech fights distracted driving, Amazon to update popular product, and more  

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Though the new iPhone launch was exciting, the unveiling of the iPhone X brought very serious concerns about the facial recognition feature. This cool tech will tell you if you’re driving distractedly. Amazon is getting ready to launch two updated versions of the popular Fire TV boxes. Best Buy is banning antivirus software that was made in Russia. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Sep 15 2017

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App can detect anemia with one photo -- Company hired to help with ransomware just paid instead -- Facebook made shady moves with user info

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New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with users' information. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Dec 07 2018

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Major Apple security flaw, Net Neutrality, Bitcoin crazy, Fake Russian ads on Facebook, and more tech news you need to know now

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Apple’s security flaw, DJI drones spying, Net neutrality hysteria, Hi-tech thieves hacking your keys, Bitcoins everywhere, Malware loaded apps, and tech news you need to know now from Kim Komando and the Komando.com News Desk.

Dec 01 2017

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Exactis data breach leaks 340 million records -- AT&T finds sneaky way to increase revenue -- Amazon makes another move to take over the world -- A new scam based on WannaCry ransomware is spreading -- and more

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AT&T is increasing one of its monthly fees that will generate almost a billion dollars per year at customers’ expense. Amazon just made a massive deal to acquire a company in the healthcare field. Sly criminals have found a way to rip people off by piggybacking on fears of WannaCry. Aging satellites left in space are prime targets for hackers. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jun 29 2018

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Facebook shares your info with advertisers -- Old programming language is hot now -- Prepare for rising spam calls

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There’s another scary example of how Facebook is breaching its user’s privacy. A computer programming language that’s nearly 60-years-old could be your ticket to a new career. A loving father has created a touching memorial to show how much his deceased daughter loved the iPhone. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Sep 28 2018

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Facebook finally wants to protect your privacy -- Watch out for deep fake home listings -- Hackers steal from scammers who stole from you

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Mark Zuckerberg says he wants a privacy-focused Facebook. Doctored photos are the new trend for real estate listings. Hackers are stealing from fraudsters who tricked their subscribers. Google can now make phone calls to book restaurant reservations. Alexa can control your Roku streaming devices. The best software for filing 2019 taxes. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 08 2019

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YouTube pulls hundreds of channels after child exploitation outcry -- Get a registration number for your new drone -- All the highlights from Samsung's Unpacked event

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YouTube is pulling hundreds of channels and deleting millions of comments after an outcry over child exploitation. If you have a drone, make sure you get a registration number. Samsung has unveiled their new folding phone, along with a lot of other new tech. We’re getting a glimpse at just how far China goes with their mass surveillance. Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs for a new credit card. And Sphero is crowdfunding a robotic car for you to hack. All this and more tech news from komando.com.

Feb 22 2019

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235 Million Americans' personal information exposed, U.S. points the blame in the WannaCry malware, The biggest losers and wackiest tech of 2017

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235 Million Americans personal information exposed in another massive data breach! Find out who the U.S. government is blaming for the WannaCry attack. Facebook is going to start demoting certain posts. We’ll tell you about the biggest losers and the wackiest tech gadgets of 2017. All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando.

Dec 22 2017

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Amazon is terrorists’ favorite place to shop, Google and Levi’s introduce Smart Jacket, More updates about the recent Equifax breach, and more

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Equifax CEO is history - and, scammers are using the recent breach to trick you. Apple may not have your back with fixes to the new iPhone 8. Google and Levi’s design new smart jacket - will it be worth a hefty price tag? And, find out why Amazon is being called, “The Terrorists’ Best Friend.” All this and everything you need to stay up-to-date in today’s digital world from Kim Komando. Click here to listen to my free Tech News This Week podcast.

Sep 29 2017

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Chilling video of Uber’s self- driving fatal crash, Cambridge Analytica behind a Facebook crisis, YouTube Kids allowing controversial videos, Craigslist pulls its personal ads and more

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See the disturbing video of the moment an Uber self-driving car hits a pedestrian and what investigators are blaming. Facebook is embroiled in a massive controversy after allowing the information of millions of users to be poached. Plus, a popular travel booking website is breached, exposing personal information. Don’t miss everything you need to know in this free Tech New This Week podcast, from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 24 2018

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Tech News This Week: Watch out for predators' new tricks, Facebook changes again, Microsoft Surface isn't that great, and more

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Parents and grandparents! Watch out, predators' new social media tricks lure in kids. Plus, Facebook's new camera, Amazon's fake products you should not buy, Microsoft Surface has issues, and turn off this setting on your phone or you might receive unsolicited perverted photos from strangers.

Aug 18 2017

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Collection #1 megabreach -- Nike self-lacing shoes controlled by app -- Amazon’s facial recognition sales vote

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More than 770 million personal records exposed in massive breach. Stockholders want Amazon to end facial recognition sales to the government. New malware found in Telegram app. Apple wants seniors on Medicare to have Apple Watches. The Motorola RAZR is set to make a comeback. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jan 18 2019

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Sextortion scam has a new twist -- Robocallers’ sneaky new way to get you to answer -- Android app increases battery life

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There is a sleazy sextortion scam making the rounds, and this one has a new twist. The number of robocalls Americans receive are on the rise as they find new ways to trick you, but there are ways to outsmart them. Some government agencies are illegally using a license plate recognition database to track people. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Aug 16 2018

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Google investigated for tracking phones -- Employee sues employer for violating privacy -- What's the best senior phone discount?

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New report shows both older and younger Facebook users are taking a break and deleting the app altogether. Google is being accused of tracking users without their permission - You won’t believe its response. A lawsuit brings up the question: Does an employer have the right to read its employee’s personal information? All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Sep 14 2018

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Chrome update fixes sign-in problem -- Apple has another announcement coming -- Microsoft update still causing issues

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You won’t believe the song coming from massive glacial ice near Antarctica. Google is finally fixing a Chrome flaw that had everyone up in arms. Microsoft is still having problems with its latest Windows 10 update. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Oct 19 2018

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Hackers passing around billions of leaked records -- Get healthy and earn an Apple Watch -- Con artists in the Instagram era

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Last month's massive data breach has grown even larger. Another health insurer is offering an Apple Watch, but with a new app. Con artists are adapting in the Instagram era. A new floor lamp from Panasonic could raise privacy concerns because of a secret camera. And a Florida museum is unveiling an A.I. replica of an artist who died 30 years ago.

Feb 01 2019

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Staying with creepy relatives or in a rental or hotel? How you can spot hidden cameras

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Sometimes when you’re staying with a creepy relative or in a hotel you have the feeling you’re being watched. Creepers are getting creative and finding more places to hide small cameras. As if that’s not enough of a violation, the lack of legal action available will shock you. In this free podcast, I’ll share my own harrowing experience, how to spot hidden cameras, and what to do if someone’s been recording your every move.

Nov 22 2017

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Startup allows men to “brainwash wives” through social media -- Doctor wins right to be removed from Google search -- Bank blamed for allowing scam

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For a fee, men can "brainwash" their wives using social media. A doctor has won the right to remove certain Google search results. A Canadian bank is being blamed for allowing a big scam to keep going. The new GMC Sierra has cameras allowing for a transparent trailer view. Connect to Wi-Fi using a small wooden block. New Apple AirPods are rumored to also be able to monitor your health. 

Jan 25 2019

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Alexa IS listening to your conversations - 'Next-Gen TV' invades your privacy - Watch out for fake Uber, Lyft drivers

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It’s confirmed - Alexa, along with thousands of Amazon employees ARE listening to your conversations. Learn how "Next-Gen TV" is yet another invasion of your privacy. Google wants you to use your smartphone as a physical key. How to stay safe when requesting an Uber or Lyft. A robotic vacuum is responsible for a tense police standoff. Find out how you can request a personalized shout-out from your favorite celebrity. Listen to the tech news you need to know.

Apr 12 2019

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Did Saudis hack Jeff Bezos' phone? -- Chinese hotel uses facial recognition -- Apple behind on 5G phone

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By now we all know that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone was hacked. A new theory claims the Saudi government did the deed. A new hotel in China is using facial recognition for many of its services. While other companies are rolling out their 5G phones, Apple can't get a critical component. Amazon's Alexa is moving into the health care industry. The online game Fortnite is having serious adverse effects on kids. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.

Apr 05 2019

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FTC catches illegal robocallers -- Check Apple Card's fine print -- 5G network could be hacker heaven

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Four major robocall scam operations were shut down by the Federal Trade Commission. Make sure to read the fine print before applying for that new Apple credit card. Experts say a 5G wireless network's fast speed may make it harder to know if your phone has been hacked. Amazon says that with a robotic body and eyes, Alexa could follow you around your home. A new artificial intelligence model may predict when some people will die. Listen to these stories and more tech news from Kim Komando.

Mar 29 2019

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Facebook stores unprotected passwords -- The government may be watching your social media -- Ransomware gets personal

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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of unprotected passwords for years. If you’re filing a disability claim, be careful what you post on social media -- the government is watching. Ransomware attacks are becoming more personalized. A new smart paintbrush can turn anyone into a digital artist. AT&T's CEO is embarrassed by a robocall. How to avoid being scammed by fake IRS agents. Tune into these tech news stories and more from Kim Komando.

Mar 22 2019

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Major laptop battery recall catching fire -- Targeted ads coming soon to your smart TV -- Bogus Android antivirus apps

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Check your laptop’s battery: There’s another big recall involving batteries that could catch fire. Targeted advertising might soon be annoying you through your smart TV. Research shows many Android anti-virus apps don’t work. Facebook had a major power outage that was believed to be a server error, but could it have been a hack? An AI-powered robot is being built for unbiased job interviews. As part of a fun meme challenge, Apple AirPods are being Photoshopped onto famous works of art. All that and more in tech news from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 15 2019

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Facebook finally wants to protect your privacy -- Watch out for deep fake home listings -- Hackers steal from scammers who stole from you

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Mark Zuckerberg says he wants a privacy-focused Facebook. Doctored photos are the new trend for real estate listings. Hackers are stealing from fraudsters who tricked their subscribers. Google can now make phone calls to book restaurant reservations. Alexa can control your Roku streaming devices. The best software for filing 2019 taxes. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 08 2019

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Another exposed database reveals millions of records -- IBM apologizes for racially insensitive labels on job site -- Motorola confirms it’s releasing a foldable phone

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An open database exposes millions of records from a Dow Jones watchlist. IBM is apologizing after racially insensitive terms were found as options on their job site. Motorola has confirmed they’re also releasing a foldable phone. Amazon is working on even more ways to get packages to you. A robot replica of a long-dead deity is teaching Buddhism at an ancient temple. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Mar 01 2019

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YouTube pulls hundreds of channels after child exploitation outcry -- Get a registration number for your new drone -- All the highlights from Samsung's Unpacked event

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YouTube is pulling hundreds of channels and deleting millions of comments after an outcry over child exploitation. If you have a drone, make sure you get a registration number. Samsung has unveiled their new folding phone, along with a lot of other new tech. We’re getting a glimpse at just how far China goes with their mass surveillance. Apple is teaming up with Goldman Sachs for a new credit card. And Sphero is crowdfunding a robotic car for you to hack. All this and more tech news from komando.com.

Feb 22 2019

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Thousands of Android apps have been tracking you -- Amazon and Google want even more of your data through their smart speakers -- New internet challenge wants kids to go missing

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Thousands of Android apps are tracking you, and there's not much you can do about it. Amazon and Google want to collect even more of your data through their smart speakers. A new viral internet challenge wants kids to go missing. A new study looks at the effect of video games on kids. A piece of artwork generated by artificial intelligence is going up for auction. Ford has created a conveyor belt bed to keep your partner in their own sleeping lane. All that and more tech news from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Feb 15 2019

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Phone carriers may have sold more location data than first reported -- An online calculator predicts your chances for future kidney stones -- Amazon could be testing facial recognition on their sellers

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Mobile phone carriers might have sold your location data even more than first reported. A new online calculator could give you your odds of getting kidney stones again. Amazon might be testing their facial recognition software on sellers. A new study says electric cars lose a lot of power during extreme cold weather. A smartphone just helped complete a nearly 200-year-old symphony. Jack Spirko from the Survival Podcast will also be here to talk about food storage.

Feb 08 2019

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Hackers passing around billions of leaked records -- Get healthy and earn an Apple Watch -- Con artists in the Instagram era

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Last month's massive data breach has grown even larger. Another health insurer is offering an Apple Watch, but with a new app. Con artists are adapting in the Instagram era. A new floor lamp from Panasonic could raise privacy concerns because of a secret camera. And a Florida museum is unveiling an A.I. replica of an artist who died 30 years ago.

Feb 01 2019

16mins

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Startup allows men to “brainwash wives” through social media -- Doctor wins right to be removed from Google search -- Bank blamed for allowing scam

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For a fee, men can "brainwash" their wives using social media. A doctor has won the right to remove certain Google search results. A Canadian bank is being blamed for allowing a big scam to keep going. The new GMC Sierra has cameras allowing for a transparent trailer view. Connect to Wi-Fi using a small wooden block. New Apple AirPods are rumored to also be able to monitor your health. 

Jan 25 2019

17mins

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Collection #1 megabreach -- Nike self-lacing shoes controlled by app -- Amazon’s facial recognition sales vote

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More than 770 million personal records exposed in massive breach. Stockholders want Amazon to end facial recognition sales to the government. New malware found in Telegram app. Apple wants seniors on Medicare to have Apple Watches. The Motorola RAZR is set to make a comeback. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Jan 18 2019

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Crowdfunded Pong table a hit at CES -- New tech added to old coolers -- New iPhone feature makes spying easy

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A new take on a nearly 50-year-old game becomes an unexpected hit at CES. A tech refresh of a backyard staple means you can keep your drinks cold and your phone charged. A relatively new iPhone feature could be used to spy on you. The government shutdown could lead to frustration with your phone. New malware is hitting businesses to steal more data. And Jack Spirko from the Survival podcast joins to talk about storm safety for your family. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at komando.com.

Jan 11 2019

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3D-printed rib implanted in Bulgaria -- Rolling hotel rooms coming to highways -- This Facebook hack won't actually work

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Doctors in Bulgaria figured out a way to create a rib replacement with a 3D printer. A futuristic hotel on wheels might change travel forever. Researchers have created artificial fingerprints that could ruin biometrics security. People in Arizona have been physically attacking self-driving cars. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.

Jan 04 2019

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Trending Amazon Alexa setup app is a fake -- Now, they're hacking hot tubs -- Security cameras can be easily hacked

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Hackers are now taking control of smart appliances just to mess with people. Scientists at Cambridge have come up with a clever new way to study cancer. There's a fake Amazon Alexa setup app that you need to avoid. Amazon's Alexa was so popular on Christmas the system crashed for a while. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the news desk at Komando.com.

Dec 28 2018

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Robocalls exploded in 2018 -- Emergency patch for Internet Explorer -- Facebook won't stop sharing your info

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A huge growth in robocalls in 2018. Apple has amazing deals on iPads. Patch your Internet Explorer now. Saturn might lose its signature rings. Facebook keeps on sharing your information. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Dec 21 2018

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Netflix working on instant replays -- California may tax text messages -- Amazon extends free-shipping deal

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Netflix is working on a new feature that you might love. You won't believe which song is now the most-streamed. If you live in California, you might soon be taxed for sending text messages. Amazon has some great news for all you last minute Christmas shoppers. Apple is building a new campus in Austin, TX. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Dec 14 2018

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App can detect anemia with one photo -- Company hired to help with ransomware just paid instead -- Facebook made shady moves with user info

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New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with users' information. All that and more in Tech News This week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Dec 07 2018

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Millions exposed in another massive data breach -- One set of headphones wide open to hack attack -- Car crashed because driver was watching Netflix

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Another massive data breach has been found, exposing information of millions of U.S. citizens. If you’ve ever collected Precious Moments figures, your ship may have come in. One woman's obsession with Netflix drove her to extremes. You won't believe the new "smell-o-vision" type technology on the way. All that and more in Tech News This Week from the digital world of Kim Komando.

Nov 30 2018

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