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TF138 - MIT Technology Review’s Erin Winick on teaching STEM through fashion

4/24/2018
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We talk to Dr. Jordan Nguyen from Psykinetic about their revolutionary technologies that transform the lives of people living with disabilities. Also, we speak with Erin Winick, an associate editor at MIT Technology Review and the founder of Sci Chic, about the fashionable side of science, technology, and engineering. Plus, Andy Walker explains new developments in DNA sequencing and the impact it is having on health care. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the data scandals that are...

Duration:00:50:13

TF137 - Smart Cities Are Now Watching You With Facial Recognition

4/18/2018
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We talk to Neil Robertson from AnyVision about their partnership with smart cities using facial recognition software. Also, Sasha Mojtahedi shares how his online bartering community Bunz is taking the leap into cryptocurrency. Plus, Jereon Tas from Philips joins us to talk about using new tech to bridge the gap between consumer tech and health care. In Socially Speaking, we discuss new tools that UBER is launching to keep riders safe.

Duration:00:50:07

TF136 - Meet the world’s youngest HoloLens developer, 14-year-old Sabarish Gnanamoorthy

4/11/2018
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We talk to the world’s youngest HoloLens developer about his navigation platform WayPointAR. We also speak with the CEO of Just Booked about how to get your own personal chef at home on a budget. Plus, Mathew Ingram of the Columbia Journalism Review joins us to break down the fight between Amazon and President Trump. In Socially Speaking, we discuss why Facebook is adding message retraction to Messenger and how this feature started out as an executive-only tool.

Duration:00:51:12

TF135 - What the future of 5G means for North America

4/5/2018
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We talk to Mark Henderson from Ericcson Canada about how they are leading the charge with 5G, the next generation of mobile networks. Also, Jeff Kirk from Moonshot gives us a rundown of today’s most important artificial intelligence applications. Plus, we talk to Markus Stripf from Spoon Guru about how to find the right food plan through machine learning. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Twitter’s new way to give users the ability to share their favorite part of a livestream.

Duration:00:49:44

TF134 - What the Cambridge Analytica scandal means for your future on Facebook

3/27/2018
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We talk to cyber crime and digital inspector Ryan Duquette about the Cambridge Analytica scandal and what it means for your future on Facebook. We also teach you how to become a mashup master with Rave, a machine learning tool for music lovers. Plus, we talk to @Brittlestar about which short-form content platform will rise above the rest in a post-Vine world. In Socially Speaking, we discuss why the posts you follow on Instagram are now in chronological order (once again!).

Duration:00:49:50

TF133 - How a new senior-friendly robot can keep track of your medication

3/20/2018
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We talk to GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh about the new Galaxy phones that Samsung launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also, we speak with James Wyman, the co-founder of Pillo, about his company’s companion robot that can help you (and your parents) better manage your health. Plus, Swob founder Alexander Florio explains how his new app makes it easier to find a casual job in today’s gig economy. In Socially Speaking, we debate the ethics of brain hacking.

Duration:00:49:31

TF132 - The future of autonomous vehicles in snowy Russia

3/12/2018
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We talk to Amanda Cosco, founder of Electric Runway, about how technology is going to disrupt the fashion industry overseas. Also, we speak with Darrell Etherington from TechCrunch about the future of autonomous vehicles on the snowy roads of Russia. Amanda Lang, of the podcast series The AI Effect, joins us to demystify how automation is going to affect the future of work. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how Airbnb is targeting high-end travellers with a luxury service.

Duration:00:50:33

TF131 - How Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab is using VR to test empathy

2/20/2018
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We talk to the co-founder of the app Flipd about how her company’s app can reduce distractiond in the classroom and help students with their academic performance. Also, we talk to Amanda Bradford about her boutique dating app The League, an exclusive dating app that matches smart, busy, and ambitious people together. Plus, Jeremy Bailenson, the founding director of Standford’s Virtual Human Interactions Lab, joins us to talk about the impact of virtual reality. In Socially Speaker, we...

Duration:00:50:19

TF130 - Robotic Toy Maker Sphero on the journey from Star Wars to STEM

2/15/2018
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We talk to the co-founder of Sphero, the builder of the Star Wars app-enabled droids, about bringing that technology into the educational space. Plus, we talk to Alyson Gausby, Head of Research at Twitter Canada, about the science behind what happens to our brains when we’re watching live events on Twitter. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Facebook’s new downvoting button that lets users flag inappropriate or insensitive comments.

Duration:00:50:33

TF129 - The story behind BlockChain Fashion Week in Kiev

2/6/2018
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@Brittlestar joins us to talk about why Hollywood celebrities are diving head first into raw posts on social media. Plus, the CEO of NKOR shares the story behind the first ever BlockChain Fashion Week in Kiev. We also speak to the co-founder of DuckDuckGo about their anti-tracking search engine and what new updates we can expect (and how voice is affecting search). In Socially Speaking, we dive into where an AirB&B booking is cheaper than a hotel room in the world’s hottest cities.

Duration:00:50:02

TF128 - How virtual reality is the helping theme park designers dream big

1/31/2018
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We learn how to awaken your inner Jedi using augmented reality for the ultimate Star Wars battle. Plus, James Anderson from FORREC explains why virtual reality is the next step in designing theme parks. Also on the show, GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh joins us to talk about what to expect from Samsung’s new Galaxy S9, which is set to be released at the Mobile World Congress. In Socially Speaking, we talk about whether or not Twitter’s move into AI will be the edge the company needs to compete...

Duration:00:50:28

TF127 - Today Show Tech Expert Carley Knobloch on why voice is 2018’s top trend

1/23/2018
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Strainprint’s Andrew Muroff joins us to share how his company’s new app helps medical cannabis users to track their intake and learn which strains and dosages work best for them. Plus, Today Show Tech Expert Carley Knobloch gives us her top picks from CES in Las Vegas and Liat Hertanu from 24me has tips to stay productive on the go in 2018. Plus, in Socially Speaking, we discuss why teens are falling for the Tide Pod Internet dare and what Tide should do about it.

Duration:00:52:14

TF126 - @Brittlestar on the future of social media platforms in 2018

1/9/2018
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Online celebrity @Brittlestar joins us to break down which platforms are going to lead the social media way in 2018. We also talk to Justin Payeur, product evangelist for the Boomerang Parental Control app, about managing new holiday devices and keeping your kids safe online. Plus, Darrell Etherington from TechCrunch shares his thoughts about SpaceX reaching the International Space Station. In Socially Speaking, we debate if Instagram is going to be the new dating app of 2018.

Duration:00:49:51

TF125 - How the Midnight Sun Solar Rayce Car Team is Kickstarting its Way to the Finish Line

1/2/2018
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We talk to TimeHero co-founder Scott Brooks about how their app uses AI to keep your productivity on track. We also speak with Ari.farm about bringing nomadic Somali livestock farmers into the digital economy. Plus, the Midnight Sun Solar Rayce Car Team joins us from Waterloo to share how it is using crowdfunding to win the American Solar Challenge. In Socially Speaking, we discuss why in the world wide web Taylor Swift would want to build her own social network.

Duration:00:50:30

TF124 - Why the Nintendo Switch is the gadget of the year

12/18/2017
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We talk to Andrew Collins, Communications Manager for Nintendo Canada, about how the Switch have made them the hottest video game company of 2017. We also speak with author Kathy Buckworth about her top three tech tips to make the holidays run smoother. Plus, Steve Carlin from Softbank Robotics joins us to chat about Pepper, the coolest answer to better customer service. In Socially Speaking, we debate the three geekiest toys of the years (including Star Wars suits!).

Duration:00:54:15

TF123: 12 University of Toronto Engineering-approved gifts for everyone on your list

12/7/2017
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We have some student-built gift ideas from Tyler Irving from the University of Toronto’s Engineering Department, including a build-it-yourself robot kit, a revolutionary pressure cooker, and a first-of-its-kind universal hex key, all designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students. We also talk to GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh about Olly, the little home robot with a lot of personality. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the Facebook algorithm and how it’s making it more difficult every...

Duration:00:51:32

TF122 - How Kickstarter campaign The Pin Project is helping refugees through meaningful work

11/28/2017
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Our favorite Internet celeb, @Brittlestar, joins us to give us tips on how we can make money with online content. We also talk to Jenny Bird about The Pin Project, which is helping refugees make beautiful jewelry to achieve long-term self-reliance through meaningful work. Plus, TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington shares that latest on self-driving cars from Apple and Lyft. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the sugar debate that is happening in social media and how it affects your health.

Duration:00:50:42

TF121 - Why Twitter’s ‘TweetStorm’ feature could be a mistake

11/21/2017
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Cyber crime specialist Ryan Duquette from Hexigent joins us in studio to talk about tips for adults on how to handle cyberbullying when it happens to them. We also talk to Ajay Yadav, founder and CEO of the Roomi app, about how his service can help you find the perfect roommate. Plus, we hear about SnapType, an app that will help students to keep up with peers in their class if their penmanship is holding them back, with co-founder Ben Slavin. In Socially Speaking, we share what you need...

Duration:00:49:53

TF120 - The good, bad, and ugly side of 280 characters on Twitter

11/14/2017
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We talk to Live Green Perks about how their urban app is rewarding residents who shop green. Plus, Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist Vala Afshar calls in from Dreamforce to share his thoughts on how Artificial Intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution will change the way we do business. In our tech wish list, we review a powerful long-lasting laptop and how smart home accessories can brighten up your home this holiday season. In Socially Speaking, we dive into the good, bad, and...

Duration:00:49:58

TF119 - Teen blogger Hannah Alper on 19 young people making a difference

11/7/2017
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We talk to Hannah Alper, a 14-year-old blogger and activist, about her new book, Momentus. We also speak to the founder of Spectrums about how his new company makes it easy to create one single identity for all your social media accounts. Plus, Amber shares updates from her high-tech kitchen and how GE is leading the way in smart home innovation. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the future of CAPTCHA and how A.I. is catching up to human accuracy (and whether or not that is a good thing).

Duration:00:50:08

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