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TF222 - When Apps Challenge Sovereignty

TF222 - When Apps Challenge Sovereignty

July 7, 2020

India banned 59 apps for posing a threat to sovereignty and integrity. We have Paige Leskin, Tech Reporter for Business Insider, join us to explain why. Plus, take care of your pets virtually with Airvet. Founder and CEO, Brandon Werber, shares how to connect with a veterinarian on-demand from anywhere. Also, we talk to CEO and Founder of Snowman, Ryan Cash, who won an Apple Design Award for the puzzle game Where Cards Fall. In Socially Speaking, we ask if floating cities are a viable solution for a sustainable future.

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TF221 - Providing Affordable Electricity In Africa

TF221 - Providing Affordable Electricity In Africa

June 30, 2020

We take a look at the Official Black Wall Street app with the founder, Mandy Bowman, who shares how the app helps consumers discover black-owned businesses across the globe. Plus, we cover all of the Apple announcements and updates from their recently streamed developer conference. Also, Nicole Poindexter, CEO of Energicity, discusses their goal to provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity to consumers in West Africa. In Socially Speaking, we wonder how Facebook is weathering the storm of the "Stop Hate For Profit" campaign.

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TF220 - Rewarding Good Behaviour In Your City

TF220 - Rewarding Good Behaviour In Your City

June 23, 2020

Adam Gilmour, CEO of Gilmour Space Technologies, joins us to talk about launching commercial rockets by the year 2022 in partnership with the University of Queensland. Plus, CEO of Colu, Amos Meiri, shares insight on the app-based rewards service structured around behavioural economics and their deal with the city of Akron, Ohio. Also we take a look at hi-tech gifts for Dads and Grads with tech journalist Marc Saltzman. In Socially Speaking, we delve into the latest Twitter update requiring users to read the link before sharing.

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TF219 - The Future of Travel

TF219 - The Future of Travel

June 16, 2020

Our favorite internet Dad, @Brittlestar, joins us with tips on how to make money on Facebook Live. We take a look at some great tech ideas for your Dad on Father's Day. Plus, travel expert, Johnny Jet, reveals the future of travel. Also, Cabana CEO, Scott Kubly, invites you to enjoy a socially-distanced, luxury vacation via their tech-enabled fleet of mobile hotels. In Socially Speaking, we question what responsibility big tech companies, like Twitter and Facebook, have with user-posted content.

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TF218 - Introducing the 5 Minute Dry Cleaning Robot

TF218 - Introducing the 5 Minute Dry Cleaning Robot

June 9, 2020

Presso's dry cleaning robot is the star of wardrobe departments in the world of TV and movies. CEO, Nishant Jain, joins us to share how their machine snagged the role. Plus, co-founder of Big Digital, Michael Girgis, reveals how the digital entrance tech SafeChek is supporting storefronts to maintain social distancing standards. Krishna Rao of Stanford University explains recent findings that demonstrate how artificial intelligence and satellite images can identify at-risk wildfire regions. In Socially Speaking, we speculate if there's an impending revolution in at-home fitness classes with the influx of virtual workouts during the pandemic.

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TF217 - Open Space for Everyone

TF217 - Open Space for Everyone

June 2, 2020

We dive into the race for space with Virgin Orbit's President & CEO, Dan Hart. Plus, CEO and Co-founder of PathSpot, Christine Schindler, on their hand-washing scanner that indicates if your hands are clean. Also, we have Chief's CEO, Carolyn Childers, on the social network focused on furthering women in leadership positions. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the jobs that robots are taking over in agriculture and other industries.

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TF216 - In the Office at Home

TF216 - In the Office at Home

May 26, 2020

Kirsten Korosec, senior reporter at TechCrunch, discusses the role of robots and the future of contactless delivery. Plus, Envision SQ President & CEO, Scott Shayko, reveals their pivot from battling air pollution to battling Covid-19. Also, OpenPhone co-founder, Daryna Kulya, on their role in the transition from corporate culture to working from home. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the upside and downside to the isolation that is space quarantining.

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TF215 - Technology To Detect The Coronavirus

TF215 - Technology To Detect The Coronavirus

May 19, 2020

How can temperature-measuring cameras assist in detecting the coronavirus? Drew Harwell from the Washington Post joins us to explain. Plus, we talk to Landon Downs, co-founder and President of 1QBit; the artificial intelligence tool that can diagnose lung abnormalities. Also, we find out more about Canada's Ocean Supercluster's new accelerated ocean solutions program from their CEO, Kendra MacDonald. The program aims to help keep the ocean sector afloat during the current economic downturn. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how companies like Twitter are keeping employees working from home permanently and what that looks like.

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TF214 - Keeping Tabs on Contract Tracing

TF214 - Keeping Tabs on Contract Tracing

May 12, 2020

NASA's Earth Science Acting Director, Dr. Paula Bontempi, joins us to talk about the global, virtual hackathon aimed at solving problems brought on by the pandemic in a joint Space Apps Covid-19 Challenge with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Plus, author Rick Terrien discusses his new book, Ageless Startup, and launching a startup at any age. Also, what you need to know about contract tracing apps to help combat the spread of Covid-19. In Socially Speaking, we debate the futures of hyperloop and high-speed travel.

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TF213 - Pivoting Business Operations To Help In The Pandemic

TF213 - Pivoting Business Operations To Help In The Pandemic

May 5, 2020

The DNA-testing Spartan Cube has pivoted for use as a fast-acting COVID-19 test. Spartan Bioscience CEO, Paul Lem, joins us to explain how. Plus, we talk to Dr. Jack Pottle, Chief Medical Officer for Oxford Medical Simulation about VR training for preparing frontline workers for emergency situations. Also, we look at 20 years of iRobot with Senior Product Manager, Brent Hild, and discover what's next for the Roomba. In Socially Speaking, we wonder if apps might hold the answer to lifting the lockdowns around the world.

 
 
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