TF137 - Smart Cities Are Now Watching You With Facial Recognition

April 18, 2018

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.

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

April 11, 2018

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.

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

April 5, 2018

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.

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

March 27, 2018

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!).

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

March 20, 2018

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.

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TF132 - The future of autonomous vehicles in snowy Russia

March 13, 2018

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.

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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 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 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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