Katie.Show | EP 70: A Gadget to Keep Sharks Away

Did you know there is a gadget that can keep sharks away? In honor of Shark Week, Katie chats with Nathan Garrison, the co-founder of Sharkbanz, who shares how 10 years of research with scientists and marine biologists led him to create the world’s first shark deterrent wearable. 

First Look and unboxing of LEGO Brickheadz — Comic-Con exclusives

Katie Linendoll has the first look at LEGO Brickheadz being revealed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Only two of these sets are being revealed at #SDCC and you can win one by entering for a chance to purchase if you are on location. Or you can find out how you can win a set in this video!

Posted on July 19, 2017 and filed under Online.

Katie.Show | EP 69: Robots in Service of the Environment

Katie speaks with Matt Lloyd head of communications at iRobot and Chief Marketing Officer at RSE (Robots in Service of the Environment). Katie and Matt discuss a new robot created by RSE to tackle the invasion of the lionfish in Bermuda. 

This is an ecological story that Katie has been following for many years.

Posted on July 13, 2017 and filed under Katie.Show.

POPSUGAR. Tech Influencers Reflect on the iPhone's 10th Anniversary

Whether you love or hate Apple, you can't deny the impact a once 4.5-inch tall smartphone called the iPhone had on the world. Imagine thinking then of the world as we now know it — filled with blue iMessage clouds, a Siri who doesn't always get us, and a battery life that can barely just make it through the day. POPSUGAR spoke to five tech influencers about the impact the iPhone had on them.

Posted on June 30, 2017 and filed under Online.

These are the Hottest New Beauty Gadgets to Try Now

When shopping for health and beauty products, the list is long and the sheer scope can be overwhelming. Since I am frequently reporting on-air, keeping up with the latest makeup and beauty trends is part of my professional life and I am constantly testing out new gadgets and gizmos. Now, let me share what I've learned with you!

Posted on June 16, 2017 and filed under Online.

Katie.Show | EP 68: 100k bots and counting. Katie chats with Facebook Messenger team

Katie chats with Andrew Song and Allison Swope about the far reaching capabilities of Facebook Messenger. Of course you can communicate with your friends, but did you know that you can chat with TSA and/or order a pizza instantly?  With 1.2b users on Messenger, its no wonder that it takes 100k bots and counting to maintain the current platform. 

Katie on the DA SHOW: Closer Than You Think To Virtual Reality Season Tickets

As technology improves, there’s less incentive for sports fans to attend athletic events. Why pay for a ticket, parking, food, and beverages – and have to deal with unruly fans or, depending on the sport, the weather – just to sit in the upper deck and be so far removed from the action? Especially when a flat screen in a climate-controlled environment is often the alternative?

Posted on June 9, 2017 and filed under Online.

Katie at the TODAY Show: Gift Ideas for Grads & Dads!

Tech expert Katie Linendoll visits TODAY with an array of gift ideas for Father’s Day and graduation, including a new Pictar iPhone camera grip; “Star Wars” pizza cutters with sound effects; a life-size “Star Wars” BB-8 floor lamp, and a remote-control Zamboni that delivers frosty beverages

Posted on June 8, 2017 and filed under On Air.

Katie.Show | EP 67: It's Hi-Tech behind the scenes at the Cleveland Cavs' Arena

Technology is changing sports arenas and enhancing the fan experience. An inside look at the Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena. A chat with Priya Narasimhan, who is the founder of Yinzcam, and creator of over 160 professional team apps.  Katie also talks with Mike Conley, VP Digital for Cleveland Cavaliers, who is on the forefront of augmented reality, virtual reality, beacons and analytics. Together these two experts provide a high tech experience before the fans even step into the the arena.

Why all this STEM hype?

I remember my sheer excitement when I was invited to one of the first computer classes at my elementary school. I felt as though the world of technology opened up to me, and I think those early days of computing really inspired my future in technology. Since I was afforded that experience as a child, today I am a big supporter of encouraging the next generation of girls into STEM professions. 

Posted on May 19, 2017 and filed under Online.

Katie.Show | EP 66: Inside Elvis Presley’s Graceland

Walking in the footsteps of a true legend, Katie Linendoll visits Elvis’ Graceland. The second most visited historic home in the United States, Graceland has over 14 different areas of exhibits including The King's planes, army memorabilia and automobiles. Katie chats with Public Relations Coordinator, Libby Perry, about the historic landmark and the iconic Presley family.

Beautyrest Black Hybrid Reveal

The “most important tech reveal of 2017” combines luxury with technology, all within the showroom of everyday life.  Allow me to introduce the Beautyrest Black® Hybrid mattress.  I can tell you that for me, the experience of laying on this mattress was nothing short of an escape to luxury.  When you lie down, you feel the comfort of  the memory foam layers and support of the advanced coil construction. It’s a “wow” experience of what a bed should feel like at a luxury spa, but the best part is that it’s available for your own personal bedroom.