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TF150 - How To Better Protect Your Phone From Hackers

9/15/2018
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We speak to the co-founder of LoveBox about how to stay connected when you’re on the road thanks to tiny heart-shaped gadget. Also, Hexigent’s Ryan Duquette explains how to protect your phone from hackers. Plus, we look at PocketTalk, a little device that could make a big difference for world travellers. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how the tech industry keeps us hooked on notifications, alerts, and more.

Duration:00:47:10

TF149 - Getting ready for the fall with Google Home

9/14/2018
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We speak to Google about how Google Home can help students and parents get ready for fall. Also, we talk to Phil Vokins from Intel about new tech jobs (that didn’t exist when Amber and Michael were kids!). Plus, our favorite social media celebrity Brittlestar joins us in studio to reveal how he’s becoming a novelist on Instagram . In Socially Speaking, we talk about Twitter’s new unfollow feature.

Duration:00:51:15

TF148 - Is it worth switching to the Samsung Galaxy Note9?

8/23/2018
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GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh joins us to talk about Samsung’s new device and what you need to know about upgrading. Also, we welcome Michael Smit from Ziva VFX to learn how his company created the most realistic shark on the big screen for The Meg. We also speak to Josh Lessing from Root AI about why robots might be picking your peppers in the future. In Socially Speaking, we debate Netflix and their Summer of Love and why there is an influx of rom com’s trending.

Duration:00:50:29

TF147 - Audible CEO Don Katz on how listening beats watching for emotional engagement

7/6/2018
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Audible CEO Don Katz joins us to talk about a new study that determined that listening to audiobooks is more emotionally engaging then watching TV. Also, Open AI fills us in on how they put together a team of robots that beat humans at Dota 2, one of the world’s most difficult games. We also speak to the CEO of Winnie, a mobile app that makes the lives of parents easier by giving them information they need about nearby kid-friendly places. Plus, GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh joins us to talk...

Duration:00:48:48

TF146 - An introduction to IGTV, Instagram’s new YouTube competitor

6/28/2018
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We talk to Ryan Duquette, our cybercrime specialist from Hexigent, about Apple’s decision to block law enforcement’s access to the iPhone. Also, our favorite Internet video star @Brittlestar joins us to talk about Instagram’s new venture, IGTV, which gives video creators the ability to produce and share up to one hour of video. Plus, Amber explains her new partnership with Actua and how to teach kids STEM skills this summer. We also chat with the co-founder of Circle with Disney about how...

Duration:00:50:06

TF145 - What MIT’s pyschopath bot, Norman, tells us about the future

6/25/2018
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We talk to Workali about how they are matching jobs seekers and recruiters all with an AI bot. Also, storyteller Cameron Brown shares how he brought 80 strangers together for his video, “There Is Still Time.” Plus, Viryl Technologies joins us to talk about how they are helping the vinyl industry make a comeback with a process to modernize the record press. In Socially Speaking, we talk about a psychopath bot called Norman and how MIT made it to teach us about the future.

Duration:00:50:08

TF144 - Guy Kawasaki explains why families need the new “anti-social” app, Privy

6/13/2018
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We talk to author and tech evangelist Guy Kawasaki about the new anti-social app, Privy. Also, the co-founder of the Meditation Station app, Cyd Crouse, reveals how to carry around a meditation teacher in your pocket all day long. Plus, our favorite tech reporter Michael Josh breaks down the latest news from WWDC, Apple’s worldwide developers conference. In Socially Speaking, we discuss why Google is dropping a major Pentagon project and what it means for the future of ethical AI.

Duration:00:49:50

TF143 - What you need to know about GDPR in Europe and beyond

5/29/2018
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We talk to Étienne Mérineau, the co-founder of heyday.ai, about how bots can make us superhuman (or at least change the way we work). Also, we discuss Mark Zuckerberg’s face-off with the European Parliament and how it quickly turned into an awkward exchange. Plus, we talk to @Brittlestar about one of the newest and fastest growing apps in the world, Like - which he says is like musical.ly on steroids. In Socially Speaking, we explain why you are getting so many privacy policy updates in your...

Duration:00:50:15

TF142 - What we need to do to robot-proof the future of work

5/25/2018
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The President of Northeastern University joins us to talk about how humans and machines are going to complement one another in the future of work and education. Also, Mike Greenly from MDA talks to us about Canada’s role in the next generation of space exploration. Plus, Andrea Iervolino breaks down how TaTaTu is bringing social cryptocurrency to the entertainment industry. In Socially Speaking, we debate what data tells us about the history of pop music: spoiler Alert, it’s getting sadder.

Duration:00:50:08

TF141 - What Net Neutrality Means and Why You Should Care

5/15/2018
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Laura Tribe, Executive Director of OpenMedia, joins us to talk about Net Neutrality, what it is and why you should care about its role in the Internet age. Plus, we chat with Jennifer Heath from Piccolo Heath about work-life balance and what it will take to reclaim our private time. Social media superstar @Brittlestar shares why his latest health scare taught him to shut down in the age of non-stop digital. In Socially Speaking, we debate how the sharing company could potential disrupt the...

Duration:00:50:31

TF140 - The Right to Disconnect in the Age of the Freelance Economy

5/10/2018
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Daniel Lamarre, the CEO of Cirque Du Soleil, joins us to talk about how they are partnering with OneDrop to give people in need access to clean water. Also, Mike Harvey joins us to talk about why the Collision Conference is leaving the Big Easy for Toronto. Plus, we talk to Dr. Harvey Karp, the developer behind SNOO Smart Sleeper, which is a responsive bassinet that boosts sleep for babies and parents. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the right to disconnect.

Duration:00:50:27

TF139 - How Law Enforcement Tracks a Suspect’s Digital Footprint

5/2/2018
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After the recent attack in Toronto, cybercrime expert Ryan Duquette walks us through what law enforcement are learning about the suspect online. We also talk to the makers of a hitchhiking robot, Hitchbot, about his path from the unpredictable streets to a safe museum. Michael Josh from GadgetMatch joins us with the latest smartphone from Huawei and how it could compete with today’s DLSRs. In Socially Speaking, we discuss robots in the classroom and the positive role they can play.

Duration:00:49:43

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

3/13/2018
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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 distraction 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 Stanford’s Virtual Human Interactions Lab, joins us to talk about the impact of virtual reality. In Socially Speaker, we discuss...

Duration:00:50:19