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

February 20, 2018

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 discuss why big brands are standing up against today's tech giants.

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

February 15, 2018

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.

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TF129 - The story behind BlockChain Fashion Week in Kiev

February 6, 2018

@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.

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

January 31, 2018

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 with the big players online.

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

January 23, 2018

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.

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

January 9, 2018

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.

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

January 2, 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. 

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

December 19, 2017

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!).

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

December 7, 2017

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. 

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

November 28, 2017

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.

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