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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, Allie, Ben, Cassidy and host Mike break it down. Listen once and you’re hooked, it’s that simple.

Latest episodes

Influencers shilling crypto, update your iPhone, medical data breach

June 18, 2021
Cryptocurrency is going mainstream, and influencers like Kim Kardashian are cashing in. Apple just released an urgent update for older iPhones and iPads, and a new medical data breach could give cybercriminals even more fuel to come after you.

FBI app crackdown, X-rated emails, tech productivity hacks

June 11, 2021
The FBI busted criminals using a super-secret app to communicate all their comings and goings. Kim has the scoop on how they did it. Scammers are sending X-rated emails to scare people into paying up, and the team dives into tech productivity hacks to make life easier.

Amazon Sidewalk, eBay and PayPal break up, UFO report

June 4, 2021
Another massive ransomware attack hits the U.S. How will this impact your next meal? Amazon's new wireless network is coming soon, and you're part of it unless you opt out. Plus, a big change coming to eBay and what we're expecting from the upcoming UFO report from the Pentagon.

Porch pirates, lock down your Google searches, blind man sees again

May 28, 2021
What do your phone’s passcode and your Venmo account have in common? Find out. Plus, an obscure video game accessory selling for hundreds of dollars, and our tactics to fight back against porch pirates. In the tech tip, a new Google setting you need to enable if you don't want others snooping through your searches.

The government agency monitoring what you do online

May 21, 2021
Which government agency is watching what we do online? The answer will surprise you. Plus, fake crypto apps scamming people out of their cash, Google's latest additions to Maps and more, and an app that started a manhunt ... for the wrong guy.

Voice of Alexa revealed, Dogecoin drama, Amazon review scam

May 14, 2021
Hackers managed to shut down one of the largest gas pipelines in the U.S. What else could they do? Plus, the voice of Alexa revealed, a massive Dogecoin scam operation hits for $5 million, and a handy travel hack.

Craziest cryptocurrencies, Apple's 'Epic' trial, IP address scam

May 7, 2021
Apple is in an 'Epic' court battle that could change the way we pay for apps. You've heard of Bitcoin, but what about some of the other cryptocurrencies that make up this $2 trillion industry? Then Ben, Mike and Allie talk streaming devices. Spoiler: Roku reigns supreme. And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True.

Global chip shortage, hide your files, favorite phones over the year

April 30, 2021
Kim and the crew break down the latest tech news, including a global chip shortage that's going to make getting your hands on electronics and appliances even more expensive. Plus, a 21-year-old Blockbuster rental came back to haunt a woman applying for a new driver's license. The team reminiscences over the best cell phones from years past, and see if Ben can fool Mike and Allie in Brand New or Not True.

History on Mars, crypto 101, dream smart home tech

April 23, 2021
After a year of binge-watching, Netflix is losing subscribers. They have a new way to make money, and Kim has the details on how it could impact the movies you already love. Ben nerds out over the little rover-that-could flying on Mars, and the crew talks smart home tech. What would you buy if money were no object? And find out if Allie can fool the guys this week in Brand New or Not True.
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