Want to learn more about this digital life we’re all immersed in? Each day, Kim Komando shares the tech news that impacts you, smart tips to get more out of your devices, and essential ways to protect yourself from hackers and scammers — all in just 30 minutes.
Best Amazon Echo tips, Google tricks, USB secret
June 6, 2022
Plugging in a USB cable the right way feels like a no-brainer. Then why do we get it wrong on the first try so often? Here's a secret trick you can use to put your USB drive in the right way the first time. I'll also share a useful Google trick, news of an Instagram scam, Zuckerberg's latest metaverse hijinks and whether the Ford F-150 Lightning Truck is worth the money. You'll also learn about 15 clever uses for your Amazon Echo — and security steps you can’t skip.
A new kind of ransomware is on the loose, and victims can't pay to get the encryption key to their files — they must complete three acts of charity. Plus, Val Kilmer is back in "Top Gun: Maverick," thanks to the help of AI and deepfake technology. And Facebook is losing one of its best security features. We'll tell you what to do instead to keep your account safe.