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Dan Misener brings us the week's news highlights, through a numerical lens. With an emphasis on how the number of over-the-top messages (through free texting apps) we send, has now surpassed traditional SMS texting.

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Spark - The future of videoconferencingOct 26, 2014 | 8:53Spark The future of videoconferencing Audio
Spark The future of videoconferencing Oct 26, 2014 | 8:53Demetrios Karis studied videoconferencing and video portals at Google because he wanted to explore their benefits and limitations for group collaboration.
Spark - CyberslackingOct 26, 2014 | 7:29Spark Cyberslacking Audio
Spark Cyberslacking Oct 26, 2014 | 7:29Thomas O'Neill researches personality and cyberslacking because he believes it can help employees better manage their remote work.
Spark - Manipulative softwareOct 26, 2014 | 10:09Spark Manipulative software Audio
Spark Manipulative software Oct 26, 2014 | 10:09Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, futurist and author of The Distraction Addiction, explores how persuasive design of software changes our behaviour.
Spark - DIY wearablesOct 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.
Spark - Addiction by designOct 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.
Spark - 263: Gambling and addiction by design. Manipulative software. The future of videoconferencing. Cyberslacking. DIY wearables.Oct 26, 2014 | 53:59Spark 263: Gambling and addiction by design. Manipulative software. The future of videoconferencing. Cyberslacking. DIY wearables. Audio
Spark 263: Gambling and addiction by design. Manipulative software. The future of videoconferencing. Cyberslacking. DIY wearables. Oct 26, 2014 | 53:59The siren song of software design - is it luring us into being compulsive with our tech? Plus, a look at remote but collaborative work, and the case for do-it-yourself (rather than off-the-shelf) wearable tech.
Spark - Can zombies use touchscreens?Oct 26, 2014 | 2:15Spark Can zombies use touchscreens? Audio
Spark Can zombies use touchscreens? Oct 26, 2014 | 2:15Can zombies use touchscreens? Ken Hinckley from Microsoft Research explains why moisture is the key to undead tablet use.
Quirks and Quarks - Putting A Face on a Mystery Dinosaur, plus Chris Hadfield - Photographer To The Stars, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, and more - 2014/10/25Oct 25, 2014 | 53:18Quirks and Quarks Putting A Face on a Mystery Dinosaur, plus Chris Hadfield - Photographer To The Stars, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, and more - 2014/10/25 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Putting A Face on a Mystery Dinosaur, plus Chris Hadfield - Photographer To The Stars, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, and more - 2014/10/25 Oct 25, 2014 | 53:18Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-Head, Maple Migration Moderated, Oil Rigs Attract Fish, Chris Hadfield: You Are Here, Quirks Question Period - Space Magnets.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question Period:  Space Magnets - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 5Oct 25, 2014 | 3:41Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Space Magnets - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Space Magnets - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 5 Oct 25, 2014 | 3:41The fact that the Earth acts like a magnet answers the question about the effectiveness of magnets in space.
Quirks and Quarks - Chris Hadfield:  You Are Here - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 4Oct 25, 2014 | 16:09Quirks and Quarks Chris Hadfield: You Are Here - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Chris Hadfield: You Are Here - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 4 Oct 25, 2014 | 16:09Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his new book "You Are Here, Around The World In 92 Minutes."
Quirks and Quarks - Oil Rigs Attract Fish - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 3Oct 25, 2014 | 8:19Quirks and Quarks Oil Rigs Attract Fish - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oil Rigs Attract Fish - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 3 Oct 25, 2014 | 8:19The underwater structure for oil platforms provide a healthy habitat for fish.
Quirks and Quarks - Maple Migration Moderated - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 2Oct 25, 2014 | 8:39Quirks and Quarks Maple Migration Moderated - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Maple Migration Moderated - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 2 Oct 25, 2014 | 8:39Trees are moving north as the climate warms, but maples will have a hard time migrating.
Quirks and Quarks - Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-Head - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 1Oct 24, 2014 | 16:27Quirks and Quarks Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-Head - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-Head - 2014/10/25 - Pt. 1 Oct 24, 2014 | 16:27New specimens reveal a strange looking dinosaur in its complete form for the first time.
Spark - Ad trackingOct 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.
Spark - 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation.Oct 19, 2014 | 53:59Spark 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation. Audio
Spark 262: Tracking and hacking online marketing. An online country club. Phone calls for the hard of hearing. Autism and text communication. Sound innovation. Oct 19, 2014 | 53:59From tablets for people with autism, to the invention of radio -- the surprising, serendipitous path of innovation. Plus, ever wonder who knows what about you when you go online? We'll look at tracking and hacking online marketing.

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