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51 minutes | 3 days ago
TF239 - Accessible Education for All
Robert Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Business Development & Marketing for Electrify America gives us the details on their simplified charging station payment system: Plug & Chug. We also talk to Theodoros Zanos, Head of the Neural & Data Science Lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, who is researching an AI tool for vital-sign monitoring of hospital patients. Plus, Yezin Al-Qaysi, the CEO of Canadian company VYZR Technologies, discusses their new hazmat helmet, which provides full head and chest coverage to protect healthcare workers. Isabel Wang, co-founder of the Bridging Tech Charitable Fund, shares their mission to provide equitable access to education for those studying throughout the pandemic. Find out more information from our guests here: bridgingtech.org vyzrtech.com feinstein.northwell.edu electrifyamerica.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
51 minutes | 10 days ago
TF238 - Watching Movies In A Virtual World
Your next movie experience may be in a virtual world with Hoovie. We speak to the co-founder, Fiona Rayher, about their virtual space to host online screenings. Plus, grade 12 student, Sophia Joffe, discusses why she created the site eLearn.fyi, which compiles the best learning resources for students attending online school. Also, Rachel Zimmer, from U.K.-based Entrepreneur First, is launching a chapter in Canada and she explains their system for pairing co-founders with potential companies. In Socially Speaking, we talk about why the battle of misinformation is getting harder in the wake of the US Elections. Find out more information from our guests here: hoovie.movie elearn.fyi joinef.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
51 minutes | 17 days ago
TF237 - The App for Easier Sleep without Counting Sheep
AcousticSheep CEO, Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, discusses the newest app that will have users sleeping soundly with ease. Plus, Pandorabots CEO, Lauren Kunze, introduces us to the rules-first chatbot, Kuki, and explains what the company hopes to learn from its experiment with Facebook's Blenderbot. Also, GadgetMatch's Michael Josh gives us the lowdown on LG's newest phone and how it will shake up the mobile phone design market. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the business of loneliness and the effect of loneliness in the age of the pandemic. Find out more information from our guests here: acousticsheep.com/ pandorabots.com gadgetmatch.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
47 minutes | a month ago
TF234 - The Benefits Of A Screen-Free Day
New York Times author, Ashanti Martin, explores how social media platforms like LinkedIn handle content addressing racism in the workplace. Plus, filmmaker and Webby Award founder, Tiffany Shlain, on the benefits of screen-free days and her new book 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection. Also, we find out why our favorite Interet Dad, @Brittlestar, has a crush on Triller. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the COVID Alert App available to Canadians and how it keeps citizens informed while helping stop the spread of COVID-19. Find out more information from our guests here: Black LinkedIn Article - New York Times tiffanyshlain.com brittlestar.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
51 minutes | a month ago
TF233 - Is Google Meet A Zoom Killer?
Steve DiPaola, Professor at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University, discusses training healthcare workers in correct PPE use via advanced virtual training simulations. Plus, PitchMe CEO and co-founder, Dina Bayasanova, is swapping traditional resumés for AI matching based on an applicant's soft and professional skills. Also, we have Laura Chambers, CEO of Willow, reveal how their wearable breast pump makes pumping more efficient while providing added comfort and dignity to its users. In Socially Speaking, we question if Google Meet will be the death of Zoom. Find out more information from our guests here: dipaola.org pitchme.co shop.willowpump.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
TF232 - Taking A Virtual Commute To Work
Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the fuelService Canadian Ambassador, David Onley, joins us to discuss fuelService's recent Canadian launch and explain how the app assists drivers with mobility challenges. Plus, Microsoft's XBox team purchased ZeniMax Media. Bloomberg News' tech reporter Dina Bass reveals how the tech giant will be using it to develop a virtual commute for remote workers. Also, our best tech friend, Michael Josh, joins us with the lowdown on Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 2. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the new blacklight tool that divulges what data is being collected by a website before you visit it. Find out more information from our guests here: fuelservice.org Dina Bass - Bloomberg Michael Josh You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
TF231 - Ticket To Ride (In A Flying Taxi)
Reserve your ticket for the first ride in the Volocopter's public electric air taxi. CEO Florian Reuter joins us to talk about how their urban air mobility company took flight. Plus, we have tech executive, entrepreneur, investor and author, Maëlle Gavet, to provide her take on how big tech has gone off the rails (and how to get it back on track). Also, Incredible Health CEO, Iman Abuzeid, reveals their innovative approach to healthcare staffing where the hospitals are the applicants. In Socially Speaking, we question if Peleton should be afraid of Apple with its aggressive move into the health and fitness industry. Find out more information from our guests here: volocopter.com Maëlle Gavet - Twitter Incredible Health You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
TF230 - Getting Kids And Teachers Excited About Coding
What does the Future of Work look like? Ericsson's Head of ConsumerLab, Jasmeet Sethi, joins us with answers, including how we can prepare. Plus, we learn how teacher and Digital Literacy Coach, Stacey Bernier, fosters excitement for coding amongst kids and teachers alike. Also, the founder and CEO of Better1, Darab Ali, shares the immersive experience of their interactive online shopping service for the newest smart-living products. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how Ryan Reynolds owns the internet — full stop. Find out more information from our guests here: ericsson.com Stacey Bernier - Twitter better1.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
TF229 - BlackBerry Is Back
Save the Children helps provide children around the world a healthy start and the opportunity to learn. We have President and CEO, Janti Soeripto, join us to share some of the initiatives it has underway to continue their efforts throughout the global pandemic. Plus, we have one of the finalists from the Shad Canada's STEAM enrichment program, Mallory Moxham, join us to share how the event worked via online delivery. Also, the CEO of OnwardMobility, Peter Franklin, gives us the details on the return of BlackBerry in the smartphone market with the new 5G Android BlackBerry. In Socially Speaking, we chat about how the Fortnite vs Apple fight might reshape the App store. Find out more information from our guests here: savethechildren.org shad.ca onwardmobility.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 3 months ago
TF228 - The Latest In Back To School Technology
Joshua Karam, co-founder and CEO of Hyr Live, built the online platform with one goal in mind: to host a community of inspirational classes for food, beverage and pastry, taught to you at home. Plus, we get the inside scoop on the latest must-have gadgets for back-to-school with Technology Evangelist, Marc Saltzman. Also, Jennifer Lee, Managing Partner of Growth Platforms and Value Creation Services at Deloitte shares the company's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the future of the internet and ask: is it too late to remake the digital world for the better? Find out more information from our guests here: hyr.live marcsaltzman.com www2.deloitte.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
TF227 - What if TikTok Disappears?
Borrowell is helping customers reduce and manage their financial pressures during the global pandemic. Co-founder, Eva Wong, joins us to reveal their app's strategy. Plus, the car-buying app that gets users on the road with convenience with co-founder and President of Fair, Georg Bauer. Also, we explore TikTok's would-be replacement, Clash, with our favorite internet Dad, Brittlestar. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Twitter's stance on disinformation, including labeling government and state media officials to help users trace information and sources. Find out more information from our guests here: borrowel.com fair.com clashapp.co You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
TF226 - Adopting New Technologies To Service Retail Customers In A Pandemic
We have a tiny talk with Skyler Hammond who shares the story of his new book, "The Big Book of Teeny Tiny Stories", including his unique collaborations with artists from around the world. Plus, NBA players are keeping healthy with the Oura ring. CEO of Oura, Harpreet Rai, joins us to reveal how the ring works. Also, we have James Connell, Chief Ecommerce & Customer Experience Officer of Roots, on how they have been adapting in the coronavirus landscape by adopting new technologies to service customers and "future proofing" their business. In Socially Speaking, we discuss whether or not an analog life has advantages given our current state. Find out more information from our guests here: ateenytinystory.com ouraring.com Roots You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
TF225 - Is The Latest Smartphone Worth It?
Writer-director John Babu reveals how he focused on the potential of artificial intelligence while passing time during the lockdown. Plus, investigative reporter, Raphael Rowe, joins us to talk about his Netflix original documentary: Inside The World's Toughest Prisons. Also, Michael Josh from GadgetMatch answers our biggest smartphone question: Is the newest, souped-up version worth it or is a mid-range smartphone good enough? In Socially Speaking, we question if a wealth tax on the 1% is a good idea. Find out more information from our guests here: John Babu Raphael Rowe GadgetMatch You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
TF224 - Diagnosing Cancer with AI
Google announced a $10 billion investment to expand its footprint in India. Forbes Senior Contributor, John Koetsier, walks us through the tech giant's move. Plus, we have the CEO of the healthcare startup Paige.AI, Leo Grady, to explain how they use AI-generated clinical imaging data to diagnose cancer. Also, we take a look at Mighty Health, a health and fitness wellness app tailored to older adults, with the co-founder and CEO, James Li. In Socially Speaking, we muse about the bans and restrictions that countries and companies are implementing for users of TikTok. Find out more information from our guests here: www.mightyhealth.com/ paige.ai/team www.forbes.com/ You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
TF223 - Fight The Spread Of COVID-19 With The CoronaCheck App
We talk to Shad Canada's President and CEO, Tim Jackson, about their move from a traditional live-in STEAM enrichment program to an online platform. Plus, we check in with the Director of the Aga Khan Development Network Digital Health Resource Centre, Saleem Sayani, about their CoronaCheck app to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Also, we take a look at education and setting kids up for success in the digital age with the founder of the Digital Human Library, Leigh Cassell. In Socially Speaking, we compare the scenarios that have been devised for reopening schools and question which may be safest for students. Find out more information from our guests here: www.shad.ca www.akdn.org www.digitalhumanlibrary.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
TF222 - When Apps Challenge Sovereignty
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. Find out more information from our guests here: https://www.insider.com/author/paige-leskinenergicitycorp.com https://www.airvet.com/ http://wherecardsfall.com/ You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
TF221 - Providing Affordable Electricity In Africa
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. Find out more information from our guests here: energicitycorp.com officialblackwallstreet.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
TF220 - Rewarding Good Behaviour In Your City
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. Find out more information from our guests here: www.gspacetech.com colu.com You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 5 months ago
TF219 - The Future of Travel
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. Find out more information from our guests here: www.brittlestar.com www.johnnyjet.com cabana.life You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
54 minutes | 6 months ago
TF218 - Introducing the 5 Minute Dry Cleaning Robot
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. Find out more information from our guests here: http://www.bigdigital.ca http://www.getpresso.co https://earth.stanford.edu You can also find both AmberMac and Michael B on Twitter.
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