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.

Sleep Smarter to Enhance Your Lifestyle

I cover a lot of crazy and over-the-top items when it comes to technology, so sometimes I forget that tech can also enhance our overall quality of life. We all love that companies are churning out the next big thing in innovation almost every day, but what about the technology that we can’t see? Ironically, there is a movement right now driven by companies and products aiming to educate us on just that.

Posted on May 8, 2017 and filed under Online.

What a Tease! The Most Important Tech Reveal of 2017 is Upon Us

We often think of technology as a piece of equipment we carry in our pockets or wear on our wrists, but next Tuesday, May 9, Mattress Firm will showcase a product with patented technology to help improve your sleep and overall quality of life.  It’s going to be the Most Important Tech Reveal of 2017.

Posted on May 2, 2017 and filed under Online.

Katie.Show | EP 65: Attention Gamers - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Here!

Katie Linendoll chats with Nintendo NY Regional Manager, PJ Sadler, at the Nintendo NYC store, which he manages. PJ and Katie fire up a little Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, chat about E3 and Nintendo NES Classic Edition, and also take some fan questions.

Why you need to understand your credit score

I could not believe it when my sister, Emily, told me that she wanted to buy her first home. I remember when we used to play with our Barbie Dreamhouse and build forts together in the backyard! I was so excited for her, as this is such a major life milestone, but when she started explaining the financial process, I realized I had no idea how competitive the housing market is and how important it is to have a strong line of credit.

Posted on April 30, 2017 and filed under Online.

TODAY Show: Best new travel tech

Memorial Day weekend and summer vacation time aren’t far away, so tech expert Katie Linendoll is on TODAY with the best new travel gear, including a folding beach wagon that lets sand go right through it and compression packing cubes that can store up to 13 dress shirts in the large size. She also shares a first look at Nintendo’s much-anticipated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe video game.

Posted on April 30, 2017 and filed under On Air.

First look: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Nintendo Regional Manager PJ Sadler at Nintendo NY

Katie Linendoll interviews Nintendo Regional Manager PJ Sadler at the Nintendo NY store the day of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch for the Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was showcased live on TODAY show for a first TV look then Katie popped over to the Nintendo NY store in Rockefeller Center for this interview with PJ minutes later!

Posted on April 30, 2017 and filed under On Air.

KIDS GO STEM

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April is Math and Statistics Awareness Month, so Katie Linendoll is in the studio! She's showing off new STEM tech toys your kids are going to love.

Posted on April 16, 2017 .

Katie.Show | EP 64: Exclusive chat with Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aimé

Join me for a fascinating discussion with Nintendo President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aimé. Reggie discusses his crazy past few months with the release of the Nintendo Switch console, which had record breaking sales, and also the launches of the NES Classic Edition console and the Super Mario Run app. Note that this interview first aired on Facebook Live with Katie Linendoll at the Nintendo World Store in NYC on March 9th.

Katie.Show | EP 63: Terry Fator: The $100 Million Dollar Ventriloquist

Terry Fator is a ventriloquist, singer, comedian, impersonator and top headliner in Las Vegas. Often called the VOICE of Entertainment, Fator is best known for his win on Season 2 of America’s Got Talent. Fator just extended his 10-year 100 million dollar contract in Las Vegas and was recently named the Best Family-Friendly Show by Las Vegas Review Journal. Katie Linendoll sits down with Terry behind the scenes of his show at the Mirage to chat his humble roots, passion for Nintendo, and never ending love of performing.

Katie.Show | EP 62: Susan Reynolds Talks IBM Watson

Katie Linendoll sits down with Susan Reynolds, Vice President, Partner Ecosystem, IBM Watson Customer Engagement at IBM's annual IBM Amplify event in Las Vegas.  Watson might be best known for his remarkable performance on Jeopardy, but this was only the start. As a leading edge cognitive system, Watson is forging new partnerships between people and computers .  Susan discusses how Watson can help businesses better serve their customers, hospitals better understand their patients and retailers better target their audiences.

The Rising Sun: Shinsuke Nakamura WWE Entrance Cover

We hope you enjoy this rendition of "The Rising Sun" entrance theme of Shinsuke Nakamura WWE/NXT Superstar. This was inspired after watching violinist Lee England Jr. perform this at the NXT TakeOver in Brooklyn. The arena was lit! I decided to give it a different spin with the help of my super talent girlfriends. We shot this in a very cool and vintage spot in NYC :)

Posted on March 24, 2017 and filed under Videos.

Keep Austin Weird…. And Financially Tech Savvy!

Austin’s such a great place to explore the latest trends and innovations – and that was definitely true at the Capital One House @ Antone’s in the heart of SXSW where I spent a day immersed in learning about some of the latest digital, tech and design innovations in banking. I left the House to get some additional equipment twice and had a hard time getting back in – the true sign of a successful event! If you weren’t able to make it to Austin, I’ve put together a roundup of some of the best financial innovation highlights that were announced on location as another year of SXSW wraps up!

Posted on March 21, 2017 and filed under Tech.

How to save in-store with your smartphone

I’m not ashamed to admit that I take my loyalty programs very seriously. From Starbucks® to CVS®, I love finding digital tools to help me save money. Being conscious about money is smart and the way that I was raised. I remember sitting with my mom on Sunday mornings where we combed through the newspaper, cut out coupons and then arranged them in an accordion folder. Somehow my mom would manage to take me and my three older sisters to the grocery store and save us money at the same time!

Posted on March 14, 2017 and filed under Tech.