AmberMac Archive: featured

#TheFeed: Finding Food & Drink, Connected Scooters, & Robot Drivers

TF098: We chat with CurEat’s Steve Managano about a new chef-inspired way to find places to eat or drink in an unfamiliar city. We also speak with Immotor Go founder Daniel Huang on what he learned from making battery accessories that launched him into the world of high-tech, smartphone-connected scooters. Read More

Magazine Feature: Amber Mac on PEI in Canadian Living

In the June 2017 issue of Canadian Living magazine, I share what it’s like growing up on Prince Edward Island. I also shared my top picks for things to do on PEI (if you haven’t been there in the summer or the fall, then you should go – and bring… Read More

#TheFeed: GeniCan’s Rob Griffin on smart trash

TF097: We chat with Rob Griffin about a new device that lets you throw away your trash to automate your shopping lists. We also speak with Rafi Haladjian from Sen.se about how an affordable sleep tracker called Sleep Peanut will help you wake up feeling great. Plus, we learn how… Read More

TV Interview: Uber Opens AI Research Hub in Toronto

Uber’s new state-of-the-art research facility in Toronto means the city is set to become a key player in driverless technology. With dozens of AI-related job opportunities, watch my 4-minute-long interview on Global News at Noon to find what it means for the future of autonomous vehicles in… Read More

Mother’s Day: Top 5 Tech Gifts Ideas

I recently did a quick search for Mother’s Day tech gifts, and I got the feeling that many of the articles were written by men. Let’s just say there are quite a few laptops, gaming systems, and portable chargers on the lists I found. While these items are all important, there are… Read More

Facebook LIVE: Mother’s Day Giveaway 2017

Women are big spenders. In fact, by 2018, Catalyst estimates that women will control $40 trillion of consumer spending worldwide. Moms make up a large percentage of this buying. When it comes to technology, this group also drives many of the electronics purchases in the home (from fitness trackers to… Read More

Product Review: Google Wifi

By the year 2022, the average household with two teenage kids will have 50 Internet connected devices in the home (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). It sounds like a lot of tech on one network, but if you start counting your smartphones, tablets, computers, gaming systems, and smart home… Read More

TheOtherMac: Best Way to Watch the Star Wars Movies

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was first exposed to it as a child in the 70s, and it’s a love that continues to this day. While I realize there are lots of other posts on which order to watch the Star Wars movies in, let me… Read More

The Mobile Shop LIVE: Choosing the Right Phone & Plan

I worked with The Mobile Shop on a great Facebook Live event on April 27th at noon ET where I shared tips to help you choose the right phone and, along with my guest host Amir, answered your questions. There are FREE phones to be won, so be sure to … Read More

#TheFeed: Amanda Lang’s New Book, Take-Out Help, Toys & FB AR

TF093: On this week’s ep, we talk with Bloomberg’s Amanda Lang on her new book, The Beauty of Discomfort, and she explains why it’s OK to get uncomfortable (in fact, she says it’s good for your business and your life). We also chat with Manish Rathu, CEO of JoyRun, about how… Read More