Oct 26, 2014 | 7:23Spark DIY wearables Audio
Spark DIY wearables Oct 26, 2014 | 7:23Kate Hartman wrote Make: Wearable Electronics because she thinks making your own electronics can help you better understand the future of technology that we wear on our bodies and clothes.
Oct 26, 2014 | 12:46Spark Addiction by design Audio
Spark Addiction by design Oct 26, 2014 | 12:46Natasha Dow Schull's research shows that casinos engineer machines to increase the time players use them, suggesting that it's not just a matter of 'self-control' for gamblers.
Oct 19, 2014 | 6:17Spark Ad tracking Audio
Spark Ad tracking Oct 19, 2014 | 6:17Online ads target us and now follow us wherever we go online. Ashkan Soltani says this is invasive, so he's created Floodwatch to increase awareness about online advertising and tracking.
Oct 19, 2014 | 8:05Spark Autism and text Audio
Spark Autism and text Oct 19, 2014 | 8:05Rhonda McEwen discusses new research that shows that communicating via text on screens may be more comfortable and effective for people on the autistic spectrum.
Oct 19, 2014 | 8:08Spark RogerVoice Audio
Spark RogerVoice Oct 19, 2014 | 8:08Olivier Jeannel is deaf, but he wanted to be able to make a phone calls. So he created RogerVoice, a mobile app that transcribes phone conversations in real time so that deaf and hard of hearing people can talk on the phone.
Oct 19, 2014 | 9:00Spark Online country club Audio
Spark Online country club Oct 19, 2014 | 9:00Netropolitan is billed as an online country club for people with more money than time. So will people with money make time for it? James Touchi-Peters discusses his ad-free social network for the wealthy.
Oct 19, 2014 | 11:52Spark How we got to now Audio
Spark How we got to now Oct 19, 2014 | 11:52Steven Johnson in his book, How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World, argues that the "hummingbird effect" explains the long history of innovation.
Oct 17, 2014 | 7:48Spark Hacking online marketing Audio
Spark Hacking online marketing Oct 17, 2014 | 7:48Online marketing uses lots of techniques to target shoppers, like offering different prices to different web visitors based on how much marketers think they'll pay. Turns out consumers can use that targeting to their own advantage.
Oct 5, 2014 | 8:55Spark The Second Machine Age Audio
Spark The Second Machine Age Oct 5, 2014 | 8:55Andrew McAfee, co-author of The Second Machine Age, argues that because of the encroachment of artificial intelligence on employment, we need to take concrete steps as individuals and societies to help manage the issue.