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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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.
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!).