Why You Should Care About Your Digital Footprint

*Sponsored Post This post was written as part of the Allstate Digital Safety Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine.

As a journalist and tech expert, I am known for my travels “Around the World in Katie Days.”On the road, living this fast paced, adventurous life I must stay smart, safe and use common sense.While traveling I am aware of the importance of protecting myself and my gear with practical things like wearing a seatbelt and keeping my most valuable gear with me as a carry on. While these concrete things seem so obvious, over time I have also learned that protecting my personal data left behind from online activities, or digital footprint, is just as important. That’s why I’m excited to partner with Allstate.

Photographing the Northern Lights in Alaska!

It’s the experience of a lifetime to witness the epic beauty of the Northern Lights. We had the special invite to head to Fairbanks, Alaska with Canon experts, including Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute, to learn how to photograph this celestial light show in person. During our time in Fairbanks we enjoyed the unparalleled beauty of the landscape and met some of the kindest, most accommodating people of anywhere on our travels. We realized that capturing the Northern Lights requires a trifecta of the right camera equipment, cold weather gear and ideal weather conditions. Together with our photographic guides, who led us to secret locations, we were extremely lucky to witness jaw dropping Northern Lights displays and capture the perfect shot.

More about this Alaska adventure on We Love Weather

 

 

 

Katie.Show | EP 82: From Social Media To Data Mining: Understanding the Facebook Privacy Breach

Katie Linendoll chats with Silicon Valley innovator and futurist Kevin Surace as Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before congress. They discuss the goals of Cambridge Analytica and what every consumer should be aware of when it comes to their privacy and digital footprint.

Katie.Show | EP 81: Ron Stephens: HP Launches a Custom Printer Into Space!

Katie Linendoll visits Cape Canaveral to follow up on a story that she has been covering with HP Printing and NASA. She watched as SpaceX Mission CRS-14 launched the printer into space! The HP ENVY ISS traveled aboard the Dragon Capsule on the Falcon 9 rocket with 5,800 lbs of other science and research equipment destined for the ISS.
Katie chats with Ron Stephens - R&D Manager, Specialty Printing Systems HP, Inc. to learn how his team collaborated to create this high tech zero gravity printer.

Katie.Show | EP 80: Matt O'Brien: eSports - Is the next athlete digital?

Can you make a career out of being a professional gamer? Its legit. The world of eSports and professional gaming has grown like crazy over the past few years. What many would write off as activities taking place in a parents basement are now selling out Madison Square Garden, attracting jaw dropping numbers of online streams, and earning pros prizes in the millions. Heck its even being considered as an Olympic sport!  Katie Linendoll chats with Matt O'Brien who is leading the charge for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their own eSports partnerships.

Katie.Show | EP 79: Sven Gerjets: CTO of Mattel

We often think that the toy industry is just about fun and games, but when it comes to the financial market it's a 26 billion dollar industry in the US alone! Katie Linendoll sits down to talk toys with Sven Gerjets CTO of Mattel at the Toy Fair 2018.  Topics include Mattel's vision to accommodate the modern tech kid; how they can take an iconic brand like Hot Wheels and give it an upgrade for the next generation; and how they are addressing privacy concerns with connected toys (something we never worried about in the Olden Days).

Posted on February 19, 2018 and filed under Katie.Show.

Hands on with Nintendo Labo and interview with Nintendo's David Young

Nintendo recently announced Nintendo Labo – STEM focused interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch. After a first hands on look (and build!) Katie Linendoll chatted with David Young, assistant manager PR Nintendo of America. Labo Variety and Robot kits will hit shelves April 20th.

Posted on February 5, 2018 and filed under Videos.

Katie.Show | EP 78: Hands on With Nintendo Labo

Nintendo recently announced Nintendo Labo – STEM-focused interactive kits that work with Nintendo Switch. After a first hands-on look (and build!) Katie Linendoll chatted with David Young, assistant manager PR Nintendo of America. Labo Variety and Robot kits will hit shelves April 20th.

Posted on February 2, 2018 and filed under Katie.Show.

Need New Makeup? This Interactive Mirror Makes Beauty Shopping a Cinch

Imagine if your vanity mirror suddenly sprung to life and declared that, although you are indeed among the fairest, an emphatic red lip could help you top the list.

Toronto-based tech company ModiFace has created a fairytale-like “mirror” that comes close. The brand launched in 2008 with addictively playful apps that let you virtually makeover selfies with exotic hairstyles, eye colors and more. Big beauty brands took notice when ModiFace moved their tech into an augmented reality experience, powered by high-tech cameras...

Posted on January 26, 2018 and filed under Online.