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TF250 – Virtual Reality Employee Training

TF250 – Virtual Reality Employee Training

February 23, 2021

Michael Carvin, founder and CEO of SmartAsset, joins us to share their approach to equipping users with the necessary tools for navigating personal finance decisions. Also, we talk to the founder and head of product at Sketchbox, Joe Connolly, about implementing virtual reality employee training that eliminates the need for an in-class presence. Plus, Fortune’s Editor-in-Chief, Clifton Leaf, discusses their newly-released digital series on climate change — produced in collaboration with Bill Gates. In Socially Speaking, we consider the need for simplicity in tech and lament its ongoing challenges despite how much tech is integrated into our daily lives. 

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TF249 – Finding The Perfect Shoe Fit From Home

TF249 – Finding The Perfect Shoe Fit From Home

February 16, 2021

We get an in-depth look at Arcadia, a Montreal-based startup that is combining eSports VR technology with real athletics to get people off the couch. The co-founder and CEO, Christopher Olimpo joins us to explain how. Also, we have Sophie Howe, founder and CEO of Xesto, share their innovative online shoe shopping solution to find the right fit with just your iPhone. Plus, Fundmetric CEO, Mark Hobbs, reveals their strategy for updating how charities use data to help them better connect and communicate with their donor community. In Socially Speaking, we give you our thoughts on Clubhouse after using it the past week.

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TF248 - The Wild Ride Of The GameStop Stock

TF248 - The Wild Ride Of The GameStop Stock

February 9, 2021

Gavin Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of Gwoop, gives us all the details on how they launched training programs to help video game players hone their skills. Also, GadgetMatch's Michael Josh joins us to breakdown Apple CEO Tim Cook's speech about upcoming privacy changes regarding sharing iPhone user behavior. Plus, we revisit last week's wild ride that was GameStop stock with our financial expert from CNBC, Deirdre Bosa. In Socially Speaking, we examine the newest, hottest app in social media: Clubhouse, including the details on how to join.

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TF247  -  The Reality For Seniors In Long Term Care Facilities

TF247  -  The Reality For Seniors In Long Term Care Facilities

February 2, 2021

Ali Rae, Digital Senior Producer and host of #AllHailTheLockdown, discusses the 5-part series that focuses on the global response to the pandemic. Also, we have David Cravit, a member of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons Board of Directors, who reveals the lack of care for seniors in Canadian long term care facilities. Plus, we examine Bodyguard, an app that protects you from cyberbullying and hate speech, with Managing Director, Matthieu Boutard. Next, we hear from President and CEO of BlueNalu, Lou Cooperhouse, about their mission to produce healthy seafood products that support the sustainability of our oceans with cell-based fish products. In Socially Speaking, we celebrate the success of Wattpad with CEO Allen Lau.

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TF246  -  Virtual Fitness In A Pandemic

TF246 - Virtual Fitness In A Pandemic

January 26, 2021

General Counsel for The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), Benjamin Bull, guides us through the recent lawsuit against Mindgeek — the parent company of Pornhub — accused of hosting content containing child sex abuse. Also, we talk to the president of Orangetheory Fitness Canada, Blake MacDonald, about their interactive virtual coaching platform that brings real-time coaching from local and certified coaches to a small group setting. Plus, Reese Mozer, co-founder and CEO of drone developer American Robotics, reveals FAA approval to operate its fully-automated "Scout" drones without on-site humans. Next, CNN's Technology reporter, Brian Fung, predicts the future of social media moderating and ban protocols. In Socially Speaking, we sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly coming from TikTok.

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TF245  -  Helping The Community To Shop Local

TF245 - Helping The Community To Shop Local

January 19, 2021

Matt Crowell, Founder and CEO of GetintheLoop, joins us to share how they are making it easier to shop locally while connecting with small businesses in your community. Also, GrandPad's Head of Innovation and co-founder, Isaac Lien, reveals how their purpose-built tablet is heping connect seniors to healthcare professionals from the safety of their own homes. Plus, tech expert, Marc Saltzman, brings us all the new technology and the top trends shown at the Consumers Electronics Show, which happened virtually this year. In Socially Speaking, we dive into the truth about transparent screens question if they are just a gimmick.

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TF244 - How Augmented Reality Can Transform Your Business

TF244 - How Augmented Reality Can Transform Your Business

January 12, 2021

Jeremy Dalton, head of XR at PwC UK and author of Reality Check: How Immersive Technologies Can Transform Your Business, joins us to reveal how companies can integrate Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality into their businesses. Also, we talk to the Co-Founder of Develop for Good, Amay Aggarwal, about how their matching service is designed to connect motivated and ambitious undergraduates in computer science, design and economics to nonprofits with specific projects that require expertise. Plus, we look into a platform that provides car rentals to those in need of a vehicle. Founder of KYTE, Ludwig Schoenack, shares how they are making this possible by providing delivery directly to a customer's front door. In Socially Speaking, we question if shaming public figures who straddle COVID rules is an appropriate action.

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TF243 - Is Zoox the Future of Transportation?

TF243 - Is Zoox the Future of Transportation?

December 22, 2020

Bradley Tusk, CEO of Tusk Ventures, joins us to explain how the tech community will deal with policy battles in 2021. Also, we talk to Zoox co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Jesse Levinson, about their electric, autonomous robotaxi and what it means for the future of transportation. We have Samuel Stupp, Professor and researcher at Northwestern University, join us to reveal their new, water-powered dancing robot. Plus, our favorite interet Dad, Brittlestar, is here to let us know how celebrities have been cashing in on Cameo and declare the biggest performer on the platform in 2020.

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TF242 - Building a Safer Online Environment for Kids

TF242 - Building a Safer Online Environment for Kids

December 16, 2020

The Chief Security Evangelist at ESET, Tony Anscombe, breaks down their new resource platform for kids, parents and educators called "Safer Kids Online" that aims to build a safer online environment. Also, we talk to Tomas Ronis, the founder and CEO of real estate startup Rhenti, about their mission to make the rental leasing process fast, easy and transparent for both the renters and property owners. Plus, we have Dyson Design Engineer, Michael Leat, join us to share their global results from its air quality lockdown project, which were obtained from an air quality backpack with Dyson connected purifiers. In Socially Speaking, we reveal the 5 signs of Emotional Intelligence that you need to know about today. 

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TF241 - The Latest in Tech for Teens and Tweens

TF241 - The Latest in Tech for Teens and Tweens

December 8, 2020

Save time and money with FoodBoss: the food delivery search comparison engine. We talk to the Co-Founder and CEO, Michael DiBenedetto, all about how it works. Also, CEO of the National Angel Capital Organization, Claudio Rojas, explains how they foster investment in early-stage companies and reveals plans for their Atlantic Summit in mid-December. Plus, Cure Hydration's Founder, Lauren Picasso, shares how their sports drink mix is a healthy choice for maintaining hydration while working out. In Socially Speaking, we chat about a new reality series that Facebook is producing and what we think the show will be about.

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