TF147 - Audible CEO Don Katz on how listening beats watching for emotional engagement

July 6, 2018

Audible CEO Don Katz joins us to talk about a new study that determined that listening to audiobooks is more emotionally engaging then watching TV. Also,  Open AI fills us in on how they put together a team of robots that beat humans at Dota 2, one of the world's most difficult games. We also speak to the CEO of Winnie, a mobile app that makes the lives of parents easier by giving them information they need about nearby kid-friendly places. Plus, GadgetMatch's Michael Josh joins us to talk about how China's most popular smartphone brand, Xiaomi, is now worth billions.

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TF146 - An introduction to IGTV, Instagram’s new YouTube competitor

June 28, 2018

We talk to Ryan Duquette, our cybercrime specialist from Hexigent, about Apple's decision to block law enforcement's access to the iPhone. Also, our favorite Internet video star @Brittlestar joins us to talk about Instagram's new venture, IGTV, which gives video creators the ability to produce and share up to one hour of video. Plus, Amber explains her new partnership with Actua and how to teach kids STEM skills this summer. We also chat with the co-founder of Circle with Disney about how they are helping parents control what kids can see online. In Socially Speaking, we debate the merits of instantly replying to emails.

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TF145 - What MIT’s pyschopath bot, Norman, tells us about the future

June 25, 2018

We talk to Workali about how they are matching jobs seekers and recruiters all with an AI bot. Also, storyteller Cameron Brown shares how he brought 80 strangers together for his video, "There Is Still Time." Plus, Viryl Technologies joins us to talk about how they are helping the vinyl industry make a comeback with a process to modernize the record press. In Socially Speaking, we talk about a psychopath bot called Norman and how MIT made it to teach us about the future.

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TF144 - Guy Kawasaki explains why families need the new “anti-social” app, Privy

June 13, 2018

We talk to author and tech evangelist Guy Kawasaki about the new anti-social app, Privy. Also, the co-founder of the Meditation Station app, Cyd Crouse, reveals how to carry around a meditation teacher in your pocket all day long. Plus, our favorite tech reporter Michael Josh breaks down the latest news from WWDC, Apple's worldwide developers conference. In Socially Speaking, we discuss why Google is dropping a major Pentagon project and what it means for the future of ethical AI.

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TF143 - What you need to know about GDPR in Europe and beyond

May 29, 2018

We talk to Étienne Mérineau, the co-founder of heyday.ai, about how bots can make us superhuman (or at least change the way we work). Also, we discuss Mark Zuckerberg's face-off with the European Parliament and how it quickly turned into an awkward exchange. Plus, we talk to @Brittlestar about one of the newest and fastest growing apps in the world, Like - which he says is like musical.ly on steroids. In Socially Speaking, we explain why you are getting so many privacy policy updates in your inbox.

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TF142 - What we need to do to robot-proof the future of work

May 25, 2018

The President of Northeastern University joins us to talk about how humans and machines are going to complement one another in the future of work and education. Also, Mike Greenly from MDA talks to us about Canada's role in the next generation of space exploration. Plus, Andrea Iervolino breaks down how TaTaTu is bringing social cryptocurrency to the entertainment industry. In Socially Speaking, we debate what data tells us about the history of pop music: spoiler Alert, it's getting sadder.

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TF141 - What Net Neutrality Means and Why You Should Care

May 15, 2018

Laura Tribe, Executive Director of OpenMedia, joins us to talk about Net Neutrality, what it is and why you should care about its role in the Internet age. Plus, we chat with Jennifer Heath from Piccolo Heath about work-life balance and what it will take to reclaim our private time. Social media superstar @Brittlestar shares why his latest health scare taught him to shut down in the age of non-stop digital. In Socially Speaking, we debate how the sharing company could potential disrupt the car rental industry.

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TF140 - The Right to Disconnect in the Age of the Freelance Economy

May 10, 2018

Daniel Lamarre, the CEO of Cirque Du Soleil, joins us to talk about how they are partnering with OneDrop to give people in need access to clean water. Also, Mike Harvey joins us to talk about why the Collision Conference is leaving the Big Easy for Toronto. Plus, we talk to Dr. Harvey Karp, the developer behind SNOO Smart Sleeper, which is a responsive bassinet that boosts sleep for babies and parents. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the right to disconnect.

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TF139 - How Law Enforcement Tracks a Suspect’s Digital Footprint

May 2, 2018

After the recent attack in Toronto, cybercrime expert Ryan Duquette walks us through what law enforcement are learning about the suspect online. We also talk to the makers of a hitchhiking robot, Hitchbot, about his path from the unpredictable streets to a safe museum. Michael Josh from GadgetMatch joins us with the latest smartphone from Huawei and how it could compete with today's DLSRs. In Socially Speaking, we discuss robots in the classroom and the positive role they can play.

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TF138 - MIT Technology Review’s Erin Winick on teaching STEM through fashion

April 24, 2018

We talk to Dr. Jordan Nguyen from Psykinetic about their revolutionary technologies that transform the lives of people living with disabilities. Also, we speak with Erin Winick, an associate editor at MIT Technology Review and the founder of Sci Chic, about the fashionable side of science, technology, and engineering. Plus, Andy Walker explains new developments in DNA sequencing and the impact it is having on health care. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the data scandals that are surrounding Facebook.

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