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TF188 - Increase Your Productivity With The Latest Smart Home Tech

TF188 - Increase Your Productivity With The Latest Smart Home Tech

August 20, 2019

We talk to the Samsung Canada's Director of Product Management, Terry Chen, about their newest flagship phones: the Galaxy Note 10 and the Note 10 Plus. Next, we're joined by Fred Twum-Acheampong from Globe Living who explains the new app that helps you rent out your living room to strangers (and why it's something folks are doing). Also, we have a smart home expert from Home Depot on the latest technology in appliances that will decrease your stress and increase your productivity. In Socially Speaking, we discuss new tech streamlining the bar industry, which is informing bartenders who is next to serve and preventing cuts in line.

TF187 - Hang Out With Your Far Away Friends With Squad

TF187 - Hang Out With Your Far Away Friends With Squad

August 13, 2019

We're joined by the winner of the $100,000 Telus Pitch, Divy Ojha, who shares how his company, FoodFund, partners with local farmers to sell produce at a discount when it doesn't meet the cosmetic standards of major grocery chains. Plus, we have Esther Crawford from the app, Squad, which lets you hang out with friends in real time and share what is on your screen. Also, Mark Kaufman from Mashable chats about his latest article based on the UN report of the 7 lessons we need to learn to save the planet. In Socially Speaking, we recognize what is was old is new again. Are we truly being innovating or are we just regurgitating old ideas?

TF186 - Athletes Turning Success On The Court Into Success In Business

TF186 - Athletes Turning Success On The Court Into Success In Business

August 6, 2019

We talk to the cofounder of Zipnostic, Dr. Gene Ukrainsky, on their efforts to deliver real-time emergency health support at a low cost and without a trip to the hospital. Plus, we have Brent Chaters, the co-host of Accenture's podcast, Marketing Disrupted, to reveal the role of marketing officers in this age of digital disruption. Also, WNBA star, Kayla Alexander, joins us to discuss the Athlete Technology Summit and how athletes want to turn their success on the court into success in the business world. In Socially Speaking, we chat about wearable tech and the contact lenses that will zoom when you blink twice.

TF185 - The Rise of TikTok and Will it Survive?

TF185 - The Rise of TikTok and Will it Survive?

July 23, 2019

Our favorite internet star, Brittlestar, gives us the lowdown on this year's VidCon and the rise of the popular app, TikTok. Plus, we catch up with Amber on her #mactothefuture adventure as she completely modernizes a historic home with high-tech updates. Also, we talk to Evan Conrad, the founder of the cognitive behaviour app, Quirk. In Socially Speaking, we weigh the pros and cons of FaceApp and question if uploading your image takes away a piece of your privacy.

TF184 - Scoot Around The City On E-Scooters This Summer

TF184 - Scoot Around The City On E-Scooters This Summer

July 16, 2019

We talk to the CEO of Bird Canada, Stewart Lyons, about bringing the e-scooter rentals to Canada. Plus, we have gaming expert, Jenn Cutter, to let us know what your kids are buying too much of this summer. Also, we're joined by Mark Little, the co-founder of Kinzen, who reveals how their app lets you build your own news adventure in your neighborhood. In Socially Speaking, we chat about Bill Gates' opinion on what Steve Jobs did to keep the doors open at Apple.

TF183 - Looking Pretty Through A Filter

TF183 - Looking Pretty Through A Filter

July 2, 2019

We talk to the Chief of Brands for GE Canada about how they have incorporated the Facebook augmented reality filter into their new Café line of appliances. Plus, we have the Canadian Country Lead for Bumble, Emily Ramshaw, on how the app helps women date, find friends and build businesses. Also, we're joined by David Stein, the Managing Partner of the Leaders Fund, to discuss the Leaders Prize and what is it all about. In Socially Speaking, we chat about looking pretty through the lens of filters.

TF182 - It’s All About The ‘Gram

TF182 - It’s All About The ‘Gram

June 25, 2019

It's all about the 'Gram as we talk about IGTV's refocus away from strictly vertical videos with our favorite video star, Brittlestar. Plus, we have the CEO of Freeletics, Daniel Sobhani, on their customizable fitness training app that requires no equipment and uses artificial intelligence. Also, we talk to the CEO of Tile, CJ Prober, about the rise of their tracking app that helps you find lost stuff and what is coming up next for the company. In Socially Speaking, we chat about Raptors Mania and all the digital stories that came out with the Toronto Raptors winning the NBA Championship.

TF181 - Where Is Apple Heading This Summer?

TF181 - Where Is Apple Heading This Summer?

June 19, 2019

We talk to Christopher Walker, a Professor of Astronomy at the University of Arizona, about why new telescopes look like giant beach-balls and how they can help us learn more about space. Plus, we have Michael Josh fresh from WWDC, Apple's Developer conference, to share where the tech giant is heading this summer. Also, Sherif Khair, CEO of iVirtual Technologies, shares their new app, Heymoji, and how it can create a 3D avatar based on your own likeness. In Socially Speaking, we dive into Mary Meeker's top internet trends in 2019.

TF180 - How Social Media Is Reshaping The Way We Watch Sports

TF180 - How Social Media Is Reshaping The Way We Watch Sports

June 11, 2019

We talk to Paul Plumeri, VP of Global Brand Marketing at the Wall Street Journal, about the Future of Everything Festival's focus on projects and products that will transform how we live. Plus, we have Twitter Canada's Christopher Doyle on how Twitter is reshaping the way we watch sports. Also, Lisa Wentz, author of Grace Under Pressure, provides her tips and tricks to improve your public speaking abilities. In Socially Speaking, we learn how you can receive $100,000 to help your small business with the Telus Pitch.

TF179 - Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

TF179 - Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

May 28, 2019

We talk to Dylan Collins, CEO of SuperAwesome, about their approach to keeping your kids safer online with KidSwitch. Plus, we have the VP of Marketing and Sales from Inkblot Therapy, Julie Sabine, to explain how they match clients with therapists and accessing their services from the comfort of your home. Next, we're joined by Ava Science co-founder, Lea Von Bidder, who shares how their bracelet is using science to help women identify their five most fertile days when trying to conceive. In Socially Speaking, we chat about an app from Japan called STOPit, which allows women to notify people nearby if they experience inappropriate behaviour or have safety concerns during their commute.