The Feed with Amber Mac & Michael B
NASA‘s One-of-a-Kind Defence System | TF284

NASA‘s One-of-a-Kind Defence System | TF284

November 30, 2021

NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, Lindley Johnson, divulges the plan to protect earth from asteroids with a first-of-its-kind planetary defence system. Plus, we talk to the Co-Founder and President of Nommi, Buck Jordan, about their robotic kiosks and the future of kitchens. Also, David Nussbaum, the Founder and CEO of PORTL, explains their holoportal system, including how users can appear in a full-size, lifelike 3D form to interact with people anywhere around the world. In Socially Speaking, we chat about Adele's Spotify change that prompts records to play tracks in subsequent order, as artists have designed, rather than via a shuffle default. 

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Keep Your Holiday Shopping Safe With a VPN | TF283

Keep Your Holiday Shopping Safe With a VPN | TF283

November 23, 2021

Anand Srivatsa, CEO of Tobii Tech joins us to talk about how they are bringing their eye-tracking tech to the iPad with the TD Pilot, which will turn Apple’s tablet into a powerful all-in-one tool for people with physical impairments. Plus, we learn how important a VPN is for shopping during this holiday season with the Chief of Cyber Safety Education at NortonLifeLock, Paige Hanson. Also, Amber gives us her five product picks to make your home smarter. In Socially Speaking, we take on a lighter subject as we chat about the merging of furniture and technology.

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The Basics of Cryptocurrency | TF282

The Basics of Cryptocurrency | TF282

November 16, 2021

We learn the basics of cryptocurrency and how to invest with Tyrone Ross, CEO of Onramp Invest. Plus, student, Naila Moloo, on The Knowledge Society and speaking at the Web Summit in Portugal. Also, we find out about WW’s goal of inspiring healthy habits for real life with Kevin O’Brien, President and GM of WW Canada. In Socially Speaking, we talk about social commerce and how people can shop live on social media platforms as part of the future of online shopping.

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Improving Global Access To Education in STEM Fields | TF281

Improving Global Access To Education in STEM Fields | TF281

November 9, 2021

Diego Stone, CEO of Krilltech and winner of the Web Summit KPMG Private Enterprise Global Tech Innovator competition, joins us to explain their nanobiotech solutions for sustainable crop production. Plus, with S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day on November 8th, Day Martin Basiri, CEO and Co-Founder of ApplyBoard, shares their mission to improve global access to education and encourage opportunities in S.T.E.M. Fields. Also, our favourite internet person, Brittlestar, chats about humour during the pandemic and getting back to seeing people face-to-face. In Socially Speaking, we discuss IKEA going green this coming Black Friday, including the ways that people can help.

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Canada’s Role in the Future of Climate Change #COP26 | TF280

Canada’s Role in the Future of Climate Change #COP26 | TF280

November 2, 2021

This week the UK hosts the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, joins us to discuss the critical importance of uniting world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action, including Canada's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and creating sustainable,  energy efficient changes to protect our planet. Plus, we discover that the future of farming will include localized and indoor solutions with Dave Dinesen, CEO of CubicFarms. Also, we talk to Simon Mainwaring, Founder and CEO of We First and the author of the new book LEAD WITH WE: The Business Revolution That Will Save Our Future, about his blueprint for business. In Socially Speaking, we chat about "super apps," including what they are, and why they are needed.  

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Connecting Families With Pediatric Telehealth Services Across Canada | TF279

Connecting Families With Pediatric Telehealth Services Across Canada | TF279

October 26, 2021

What's the ROI of being nice online? We talk to author and speaker, Dave Delaney, who shares his "Nice" method of communicating. Plus, how KixCare connects families and their children with pediatric telehealth services across Canada with the Co-Founder of KixCare, Elyssa Elman. Also, we go in-depth on the misadventures of Facebook and the speculation of a rebrand with Alex Heath, senior reporter at The Verge. In Socially Speaking, we muse about robots and the future in the world of warfare.      

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How To Make Your Home Smarter | TF278

How To Make Your Home Smarter | TF278

October 19, 2021

We talk to Bloomberg reporter and author of the Screentime newsletter, Lucas Shaw, about where Netflix is investing its content dollars with the success of Squid Game. Plus, Marc Saltzman joins us to identify ways to make homes smarter, including the latest in Smart Home tech. Also, we have the Executive Director of Urban Movement Labs, Sam Morrissey, discuss the future of mobility in Los Angeles, with a focus on air taxis. In Socially Speaking, we chat about the first unmanned drone delivery of a transplant that happened in Toronto this past September.     

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Keeping Safe From The Dangers of AI-Based Applications | TF277

Keeping Safe From The Dangers of AI-Based Applications | TF277

October 12, 2021

We take a look at the newest offering from D-ID with CEO and Co-founder, Gil Perry. Plus, we have the Deputy News Editor of The Verge, Kim Lyons, who reveals the new "Run For Office" in-app tool from Snapchat, which is designed to encourage young adults to run for local office. Also, we talk to the founder and president of Encode Justice, Sneha Revanur, about how they are educating users on the dangers of AI-based applications. In Socially Speaking, we share a cybersecurity tip for a better password. 

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Simplifying Tasks with Advancements in Artificial Intelligence | TF276

Simplifying Tasks with Advancements in Artificial Intelligence | TF276

October 5, 2021

Chris Velazco, tech writer for the Washington Post, joins us to chat about the slew of new devices that Amazon announced, including a home assistant robot named Astro. Plus, Kristian Ranta, CEO of Meru Health, joins us to talk about how they are improving the lives of people living with burnout, depression and anxiety. Also, we have the CEO of Deeplite, Nick Romano, with us to reveal their key advancements in AI in areas such as dental health and communications. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how to find that sweet spot that provides the best sleep.    

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Erica Ehm Discusses Empowering Youth Through the Inside>Out Initiative | TF275

Erica Ehm Discusses Empowering Youth Through the Inside>Out Initiative | TF275

September 28, 2021

Managing Director of Volvo Car Canada, Matt Girgis, on their Casca limited-edition sneaker, which is launching in recognition of the brands’ shared vision for a carbon-neutral future to celebrate World Car Free Day. Plus, we discover how to use technology to redistribute unused food to people in need with Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr and author of Everybody Eats. Also, Erica Ehm, Co-founder of the Inside>Out Initiative, shares how they empower youth to learn, work, and live better lives. In Socially Speaking, we dive into the dark side of the Facebook files.    

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