I’ve been producing Komando on Demand for a few years now, and I love it because I get to pass along helpful information that’s relevant to people like you — those who actually use everyday technology to live, work and play. I cover topics that range from breaking news of the day to tech trends, and I talk to people who are experts in their fields.
My end-of-year gift to you: A playlist of the top 25 episodes of Komando on Demand from 2018. Below is a sample of those top podcasts. I highlight 10 of them below, and you can see and listen to the full list from our podcast network Podnet.
Back from the dead – Hollywood spends major cash to resurrect entertainers for movies and concerts
Remember when Star Wars filmmakers used visual effects to bring Princess Leia to life in “Rogue One” after actress Carrie Fisher died? In this Dec. 7 episode, I talk with Hollywood digital artists who use high-tech computer animation to bring deceased actors back to life. Is this cool technology or just plain weird?
How video gamers are making millions
I can see why this one was a favorite among Komando on Demand listeners. I talk to a “nerd culture journalist” about how gamers turn a passion into a profession and make real money being professional gamers.
Who’s watching you? The threat of hidden cameras in the digital age
In this episode of Komando on Demand, I talk about how hidden spy cameras have become prevalent — they’re smaller and better than ever — and how you can protect yourself from being recorded.
Generation Deceived: The tech behind the fake news
How can you tell fake from real news? I talk to a videographer Charles Dutka and the woman behind GoFraudMe, a website devoted to busting fake crowd-source fundraising campaigns on sites like GoFundMe. They explain how technology is used to create fake videos, images and stories.
The inside scoop on Amazon Go, the cashier-less stores
Is this the future of shopping? No lines, no checkout, just grab and go? That’s what Amazon is testing with its new Go stores in Seattle, Chicago and San Francisco. In this episode, I talk about self-service shopping and how AI and algorithms may change the way we shop.
Your smart TV is spying on you
Smart devices are connected to the internet, which means they’re targets for hackers. I talk with experts about how to make sure your smart TV and other connected devices are safe from these threats.
Connected cars are the future of driving
Sure, we get excited when we think about the future of smart and self-driving cars, especially when they save us time and money. But here’s the thing: These connected cars will be collecting information about us and constantly sharing it. With who? I cover that in this episode of Komando on Demand.
How to outsmart hackers and scammers when you travel
How prepared are you really, when you go on vacation, especially if you’re traveling to a foreign country? I’m going to take you on an anti-hacking vacation on this episode of Komando on Demand. Spoiler alert: Think before you share your location on social media!
Location technology and GPS systems are tracking your every move
Do we care that we are being constantly tracked via our smartphones, tablets and connected devices? It’s pretty cool that this technology is free and helps us plan our lives, but does GPS technology make us vulnerable? I answer that question in this podcast.
Millennials in the workforce
What comes to mind when I say “Millennials in the workforce”? Entitled? Lazy? Empowered? Impulsive? Fearless? In this episode of Komando on Demand, I talk about what we can learn about this generation and how they use technology.
Listen to Komando on Demand best of 2018
If you’re new to Komando on Demand podcasts, you will find them on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and my own podcast network Podnet. Download the best of 2018, and subscribe to stay connected and listen to new podcasts. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy making them for you!