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Tech Refresh with Kim Komando and Friends

Tech Refresh is your fun talk show about all things digital — the good, bad and uplifting. From what you should buy to the latest crazy internet trends, Kim, Allie and Matt break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

Latest episodes

A special interview with Kim Komando

May 27, 2022
In this special episode of Tech Refresh, Kim sits down with Content Queen Allie to talk about her career in broadcasting, building a business, her family and the tragedy that shaped who she is today.

Self-driving e-bikes, crypto crash, UFOs

May 20, 2022
Cryptocurrency crashed. Here's where we are and what's next. Plus, a safer way to fill in forms online and an app that lets you see all the grocery store deals in your area. Oh, and the Pentagon reveals UFO sightings and Harley-Davidson's e-bike now has Google Cloud services.

Crypto chaos, photo tip, Windows and Mac tricks

May 13, 2022
Capturing movement with your smartphone’s camera is tough. Here’s an insider trick the pros use to get the best action pics. Plus, Matt has all the details on a free game you can play on your browser. (Hint: It involves YouTube.) Also, cryptocurrency and NFT investors are having a rough time. Here's why.

Dangerous prayer apps, malware-infested movies, browser hack

May 6, 2022
China plans a mission to collide with an asteroid. Find out why. Speaking of stars, don't download free movies starring these specific actors. Plus, how to get more private data removed from Google Search results and how to set up your browser to do what you want when you open it. Kim and the crew will also tell you all about mental health and prayer apps that fail to protect your privacy.

Free audiobooks, front door scam, check your phone's privacy report

April 29, 2022
Scammers might show up at your home. If they claim to be an "energy auditor," slam the door in their faces. Plus, Elon Musk buys Twitter, new EVs are on the way and Google's plans for "ambient notifications." And learn how to check your phone's hidden privacy report and find full audiobooks on YouTube.

Text scams, bad news for Netflix, missing AirPods

April 22, 2022
Kim and the team break down this week's biggest tech stories, from Netflix's subscriber drop to Pokemon's strange acquisition — and a tale about a stolen pair of AirPods you won't believe. Plus, Ben rooted around the FBI's archives and found a guide to internet slang. It won't help you sound cool, but it sure is funny.

John Oliver vs. Congress, Android malware and a YouTube trick

April 15, 2022
Elon Musk wants to own Twitter — and he's making bold moves to take it over. Kim has all the details. Plus, Ben will help you spot malicious Android apps and Allie has the funny story behind John Oliver's prank on Congress.

Alexa on wheels, ShadowDragon surveillance and how iOS 15 improves your phone

April 8, 2022
ShadowDragon collects data from 120 major sites going back a decade. That means it may have collected your info over the past 10 years. Plus, Allie has all the details on the iPhone 13 and iOS 15. Ben tells the team about Amazon's best smart home gadgets, including Astro, the wheeled Amazon Echo that can help you around the home.

Spotting fake news, find any photo, scam calls mistake

April 1, 2022
We all know what happened at the Oscars, but did Will Smith make a bald joke years ago on “The Arsenio Hall Show”? Kim has a simple trick to save you all that scrolling when you’re looking for a photo among thousands on your phone. And Allie has four tips to slow those annoying — and dangerous — scam calls.
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