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Each week on The Feed @AmberMac and Michael B showcase the latest in the world of technology and social media with their SiriusXM CanadaTalks Channel 167 audience across North America

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Each week on The Feed @AmberMac and Michael B showcase the latest in the world of technology and social media with their SiriusXM CanadaTalks Channel 167 audience across North America

    Disney+ Subscribers Are Not Slowing Down & Making Tech Sustainable and Accessible By Renting

    Disney+ Subscribers Are Not Slowing Down & Making Tech Sustainable and Accessible By Renting

    Space Historian, Dwight Steven-Boniecki, joins us for a discussion on "space junk" and what happens to the capsules, space stations, and satellites after they’ve been used. Plus, imagine a future where tech is sustainable and accessible for all. We talk to Kelly Bergeron, Co-Founder of Poptronic, a hardware-rental service that is aiming to do just that. Also, the GEDI mission (Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation) has provided the first 3D map of the world’s forest. Laura Duncanson, a research scientist on the team joins us with details on why this is important and worth extending the mission. In Socially Speaking, we talk about a dating app that only wants you to swipe right — politically that is.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:31] Dwight Steven-Boniecki: https://searchingforskylab.com (searchingforskylab.com)
    [17:42] Apptastic
    [25:13] Kelly Bergeron: https://poptronic.ca (poptronic.ca)
    [33:32] Laura Duncanson: https://gedi.umd.edu (gedi.umd.edu)
    [41:37] Swiping Right Politically in Dating

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 49 min
    TikTok Continues To Have National Security Issues in the US & Get Your Car Charged by a Robot Valet

    TikTok Continues To Have National Security Issues in the US & Get Your Car Charged by a Robot Valet

    Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, shares his perspective on library-lending and the future of digital books. Plus, charging your car will be easier with Ziggy the electric robot valet. CEO of EV Safe Charge, Caradoc Ehrenhalt, shares more about Ziggy. Also, we're joined by Paul Raphael, co-founder of the production studio behind the Emmy award winning series: Stories in Space, which takes a look at life at the International Space Station. In Socially Speaking, we compare technology that is built to last versus technology that is built to fail.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:48] Brewster Kahle: https://archive.org/ (archive.org)
    [16:56] Apptastic
    [25:15] Caradoc Ehrenhalt: https://evsafecharge.com/ (evsafecharge.com)
    [33:50] Paul Raphael: https://felixandpaul.com/ (felixandpaul.com)
    [49:52] Technology Built To Last vs. Built To Fail

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 51 min
    Instagram Experiences Backlash & Protecting The World Cup From Rogue Drones

    Instagram Experiences Backlash & Protecting The World Cup From Rogue Drones

    We take a look at one ride sharing program that has safety at its heart. HERide is for women by women and we talk to founder, Jillian Anderson. Plus, reading is a little easier through listening. Co-Founder and CEO of Peech, Andrey Poznyak, discusses the app that converts longform articles and documents into audio clips. Also, Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies, joins us to reveal how they are developing a way to bring down rogue drones in built-up locations, including working at the upcoming FIFA World Cup. In Socially Speaking, we chat about Google's strategy to save money by taking a pause.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [09:36] Jillian Anderson: https://www.heride.com/ (heride.com)
    [17:40] Apptastic
    [26:08] Andrey Poznyak: https://peechapp.co/ (peechapp.co)
    [33:13] Timothy Bean: https://fortemtech.com/ (fortemtech.com)
    [41:29] Google's Strategy To Save Money By Pausing

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min
    Canada Went Dark For 19 Hours & New Emojis Coming Soon

    Canada Went Dark For 19 Hours & New Emojis Coming Soon

    Heads up, Zoom! Snapchat could be a competitor with a web-based version of the app. Plus, we talk to Boris Dayma who has created Craiyon: an AI model that can draw images from any text prompt. Also, more emojis will be arriving on our smartphones soon. We chat with Keith Broni, Emojipedia’s Editor-in-Chief about the new images. In Socially Speaking, we dive into Gizomodo’s article on the best gadget’s for a power outage or a blackout.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [10:37] Zoom's Web-Based App
    [18:34] Apptastic
    [26:44] Boris Dayma: https://www.craiyon.com/ (craiyon.com)
    [34:25] Keith Broni: https://emojipedia.org/ (emojipedia.org)
    [43:29] Best Gadgets For A Blackout

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min
    Elon Walks Away From Twitter & Protect Your Home When You’re On Vacation

    Elon Walks Away From Twitter & Protect Your Home When You’re On Vacation

    We talk to Vanessa Ford, COO of Kukua, the team that is behind Super Sema, which is the first African animated superhero series that combines fun, adventure and learning to get kids excited about STEAM. Plus, helping farmers make more food using less energy is the goal of FYTO. The founder and CEO, Jason Prapas, joins us to share how they are unlocking sustainable agriculture with aquatic plants. Also, travel expert, Johnny Jet, stops by with travel tips, including how to protect your home while you're on vacation. In Socially Speaking, we discuss the "when I text you" meme and what it actually means.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [08:33] Vanessa Ford: https://kukua.me (kukua.me)
    [16:42] Apptastic
    [25:44]Jason Prapas: https://www.fyto.us (fyto.us)
    [33:37] Johnny Jet: https://www.johnnyjet.com/ (johnnyjet.com)
    [42:31] What the "when I text you" meme actually means

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 49 min
    Beyonce Is In On The Great Resignation Labor Trend & The Global Demand For Critical Minerals

    Beyonce Is In On The Great Resignation Labor Trend & The Global Demand For Critical Minerals

    We talk to Duncan Wood, VP for Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Center, about the global battle to secure critical minerals like nickel, lithium and cobalt. Plus, JP Gladu, a prominent Indigenous business leader, joins us to discuss the roadblocks to accessing Canada's critical minerals, including solutions for a way forward. Also, we take a look at some hot tech for the sizzling days of summer. In Socially Speaking, we dive into the history of deliberate spreading of confusion and deceit known as agnotology and how it is affecting us today.
    Links to this week's stories and discussion:
    [09:15] Duncan Wood: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/ (wilsoncenter.org)
    [18:48] Apptastic
    [25:38] JP Gladu: https://mokwateh.com/ (mokwateh.com)
    [33:41] Hot Tech For Summer'=
    [43:54] Socially Speaking: The Deliberate Spreading of Misinformation

    You can also find both https://twitter.com/ambermac (AmberMac) and https://twitter.com/MBancroft80 (Michael B) on Twitter.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

RJSJiffy ,

Awesome Podcast for the Office

We subscribe and listen in the office! Super relevant for a tech startup!

Jacob1235664346 ,

Great technology show

Amber and Michael are always informed with the latest trends and news in the technology industry. They are a pleasure to listen to!

The Silent Seller ,

Firs Rate Tech Show

I have listened to the first three episodes of this new series with AmberMac and Michael Bancroft and look forward to more. With so many places to get the tech news these two play well of each other and their producer and present excellent content. Amber Mac is a tech vet getting her feet wet way back in the early days with Razorfish when an iPhone was just a gleam in Steve Job’s mind. Her experience and depth of understanding that both she and Michael have brings a quality to the listener that surpasses many of the other options out there. I am so glad they started this show on Sirius and that I can get to hear Amber and Michael again on a regular basis,

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