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Your daily tech update from American's digital pro, Kim Komando. Stay up on the latest tech news with Kim's trusted advice, opinions and actionable tips — all in one minute.

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Earlier this week, the FBI arrested a Texan man for trying to "blow up the internet." But is that even possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Watching the evening news on any given day, you would think that every parent in America is demanding that schools reopen. In reality, many parents and students love their online classes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As we begin returning to offices, restaurants, and retail outlets, here's a word of caution. No business should ever accept a COVID-19 vaccine card as proof that someone has been vaccinated. The online scams are rampant! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why take one great photo of something with your phone when you can easily take five? There’s no problem until you either run out of storage space on your phone or want to organize your photo collection. Then it’s time to bring in the big guns to remove the duplicates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Right now, picture dollar bills flying out the windows of your home. That’s what’s happening thanks to what’s called vampire power. Fortunately, you don’t need garlic to get rid of these vampires. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The internet is going crazy over a picture of Khloe Kardashian in a bikini — but for the reasons you might not think. It's a realistic photo, but the Kardashian Team wants it taken off the internet forever. But is this even possible? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When you're feeling aches or pains, you probably turn straight to Dr. Google for a diagnosis. After this episode, though, you might change your tune. New research about Googling health symptoms will surprise you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If COVID isn’t enough, there’s a new pandemic to worry about. And even though it may sound like a low-quality Hollywood movie, it’s real. It’s the invasion of the Zoom Zombies! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you’re spring cleaning, be on the lookout for retro tech. Don’t toss out gadgets from the '80s or '90s. Some of these things are worth thousands! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We’ve been through gasoline shortages, toilet paper shortages, Clorox wipe shortages. Right now, we’re in the middle of a lumber shortage. And what’s next is going to affect us all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
If you’ve never taken a peek at your home using Google Earth, you’ll be surprised how much of your life is visible to the world. And Google Earth’s Street View can be even more intrusive, showing your home as well as cars in the driveway. Here’s how you can restore at least a little bit of your privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Smartphones are now all about the camera. Before you buy a new one, take this true or false test: The more megapixels, the better the picture. True or false? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Everybody goes to Google when they have burning questions. But you shouldn't use it for these specific queries. Here are three things that you should never search for on Google or any other web search engine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Imagine a battery that never needs recharging. Actually, you don't have to imagine it, since that technology has already arrived! Here's how it works. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not too long from now, you’ll need proof that you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel. You might even need proof to get a job! Here's the problem, though: No one can trust the so-called proof. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Get this: Even though much of America is working from home, we’re sleep deprived and 30 percent say they’re online “constantly.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As of today, about 28% of the U.S. population has been vaccinated. Many states are opening vaccination appointments to everyone 16 and over. Now, scammers are literally coming out of the woodwork. Here’s how you can protect yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How many times a day do you check your smartphone? Not just for calls, but social media, email, and texts too? You won't believe how many times the average American checks their smartphone each day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Every tech device in your home contains at least some personal information about you. That's why you should wipe smartphones, tablets and computers clean before giving them away. Don't forget to reset your printers, too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
At yesterday’s Congressional hearing with the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet, lawmakers in both parties made it clear social media has too much control over what you see and hear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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