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.
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.
We talk to Andrew Collins, Communications Manager for Nintendo Canada, about how the Switch has 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 year (including Star Wars suits!).
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 day to get organic reach.
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.
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 to know about Twitter's new 'TweetStorm' feature.
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 ugly side of 280 characters on Twitter.
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).
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.
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.