Episode 34

Synthesized voices and headphones that spy on you


April 26th, 2017

1 hr 3 mins 1 sec

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About this Episode

Dan's away this week, so Marc and Riley are left to argue about: Lyrebird, a Montreal company that can synthesize a voice with just 1 minute of speech; the rise and prevalence of contactless payments in Canada; Invest Ottawa's ploy to attract immigrant tech workers to the city; Bose headphones snooping your audio data.

Speed round:
-Emoji are the new gargoyles
-Spotify is hiring to launch self-branded hardware
-Amazon's launching a marketplace for subscriptions
-April 23 was the first day Britain produced power without coal since the 1880s
-Check your credit card statement if you've been to a Holiday Inn recently

Riley — Don’s Photo Walk
Marc — Office Space: Idle Profits

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