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Top 5 Automotive Tech Trends

The largest auto show in Canada just hit downtown Toronto, featuring more than 1,000 hot new vehicles in a massive 650,000 square-foot space. I spoke at the Volkswagen booth on Friday about emerging tech trends in this industry, alongside one of the company’s key marketing executives. During our chat with… Read More

The Feed: Savvy Sexy Social, Kids’ Debit Cards, Sleep Tech, and AI

We chat with Savvy Sexy Social video blogger Amy Schmittauer about how to vlog Like a Boss. CBO Johnson Cook joins us to talk about Greenlight, a new and innovative debit card that’s built just for kids. Plus the President of Sleepace, Howard Borenstein, shares how his company’s devices… Read More

AmberMac Valentine’s Day Facebook Live Special

Check out my Valentine’s Day Facebook Live Special. We’ve got prizes, dating app ideas, business of Valentine’s Day stats, and lots more! PS: If you missed it, check out my “Dating in 2017: 5 Hot Apps for Valentine’s Day” post, too. Read More

The Feed: LEGO’s Boost is Bringing Coding to Kids

Michael McNally joins us to talk about how the world’s most famous toy company is using programming to bring LEGO to life. Plus, get expert advice from real “Sensay” people while chatting on your favorite messaging app. We also speak with Stream about making a living as a live… Read More

Dating in 2017: 5 Hot Apps for Valentine’s Day

New year, new love. January and early February are hot months for single adults. In fact, Match.com sees a 60% increase in new members between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day. This dating empire started in 1995 and now owns Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, part of Tinder, and many other sites for… Read More

The Feed: Sudo Safety, More Musical.ly, and Beddit Sleep Tracking

Steve Shillingford joins us to chat about his new app Sudo, which puts safety and privacy back in your hands thanks to on-demand phones numbers and email addresses. Plus, @Brittlestar is back to talk about Musical.ly and why your pre-teens and teens can’t get enough of growing community. We… Read More

4 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

“If we look at the life cycle of technologies, we see an early period of over-enthusiasm, then a ‘bust’ when disillusionment sets in, followed by the real revolution” – Ray Kurzweil When I moved to work in San Francisco in the late 1990s, I experienced the dot-com boom’s inflated tech… Read More

How to Protect Your Devices from IoT Threats (Twitter Chat)

Don’t miss my Twitter Chat on Saturday, January 7th starting at 6pm ET / 3pm PT with Liron Segev (@Liron_Segev), Enobong Etteh (@BooredatWork), and Bitdefender (@BitdefenderBOX) from CES 2017. Follow the hashtag #IoTSecurity2017 and keep an eye on my Twitter account (@AmberMac) to take part –… Read More

CES 2017: Battling Smart Home Hackers

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a massive trade show the size of 43-football fields, is celebrating its 50th year.  Last year, CES had its largest attendance ever, with more than 170,000 visitors and industry professionals, many of whom are back again this year… Read More