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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

TF118 - Why one couple signed a Stranger Things “spoiler” contract

10/31/2017
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We speak with Plastic Bank’s David Katz about turning your plastic water bottles into real currency. Fred Scarf, creator of the Meme Your Photos app, joins us to chat about the history of the meme and how to make your own on social media with his company’s new app. In Socially Speaking, we debate the benefits of signing a Stranger Things “spoiler” contract with your partner. Plus, Google shares their data about the scariest searches of October why the 80s is making a comeback.

Duration:00:51:22

TF117 - How to sell old gadgets without selling your privacy

10/24/2017
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We talk to Allen Lau from Wattpad, the storytelling platform, about their company’s venture into video. Plus, we speak to tech expert Marc Saltzman about tips to make a simple website in under an hour. We also get advice from our cyber security expert Ryan Duquette from Hexigent about how to sell (or recycle) your old tech without jeopardizing your personal data. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Facebook’s step into episodic content and how they will compete against Netflix.

Duration:00:50:10

TF116 - GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh on the Google Pixel 2

10/18/2017
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We talk to the founder of Zunum Aero about how they are developing a small electric aircraft that is set to take flight in 2020. Plus, GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh joins us from Vietnam with the latest from Google including their new smartphone, the Pixel 2. We take a look at Think Dirty’s app, a digital download to educate consumers about potential toxic ingredients in home and skincare products. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the fallout of the Harvey Weinstein story and why Rose...

Duration:00:49:09

TF115 - @Brittlestar shares his thoughts on how Cheez could be the new Vine

10/10/2017
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We talk to Google’s Alexandra Hunnings about the scariest searches in advance of Friday the 13th and Halloween. Plus, we we debate how technology companies market to kids. Our favorite video star @Brittlestar joins us to talk about what could be the next Vine (say Cheez!). In Socially Speaking, we dive into how artificial intelligence is going to affect the future of work and where automation is good for the economy.

Duration:00:50:25

TF114 - GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh with an iPhone vs Samsung showdown

10/3/2017
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GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh tells us which new smartphone camera takes the best pics. Plus, Ryan Duquette from Hexigent joins us with an Equifax update and how to protect our kids online. Plus, Ted Nash with the recipe for creating branded content that tells better stories. In Socially Speaking, we dive into what’s hot and what’s not in Halloween costumes in 2017.

Duration:00:50:04

TF113 - How Samsung is using VR to help with pain management

10/2/2017
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Kevin Jones, Samsung’s Senior Director for Strategic Alliances, joins us to have a look at their technological advancements in the health sector. We also speak to author John Ellis about how big data will transform transportation. Plus, MedChart CEO James Bateman talks about the future electronic medical records. In Socially Speaking, we discuss bullying in politics.

Duration:00:53:06

TF112 - Tom Merritt (DTNS) warns us about a hacker group called Dragonfly 2.0

9/20/2017
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Tom Merritt, host of Daily Tech News show, joins us to talk about the tech stories of the week, including the status of his Patreon campaign supporting new co-host Sarah Lane (she starts Oct. 2nd!). Michael speaks to Greg Feller, co-founder of Mogo, about how his fintech company is making it easier to get access to personal loans. Plus, Dr. John Wallenburg calls in to explain how researchers are using the latest medical technology to help children living with Cystic Fibrosis. In Socially...

Duration:00:50:25

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