Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Spark Speech Donors Audio
Spark Speech Donors Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Until now, people living with severe speech disorders only had a few computerized voices to choose from. Spark host Nora Young speaks with Rupal Patel, who is using speech donors to create new, personalized voices that match the individual.
Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Spark Speech Donor Sample Audio
Spark Speech Donor Sample Feb 23, 2014 | 0:18Rupal Patel is using speech donors to create individualized voices for those with speech disorders. Here is an example of the "old" voice a young girl uses now, followed by her speech donor, and then her new voice.
Jan 16, 2014 | 32:53Spark Barbara van Shewick on Net Neutrality Audio
Spark Barbara van Shewick on Net Neutrality Jan 16, 2014 | 32:53Could your ISP intentionally slow down Netflix or throttle your Skype calls in order to make their own services more appealing? Stanford law professor Barbara van Shewick explains recent U.S. Net Neutrality news, and what it could mean for Canadians.
Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Spark Minecraft for Parents Audio
Spark Minecraft for Parents Dec 13, 2013 | 12:17Lots of adults play Minecraft, but the virtual construction video game seems to hold a particular fascination for kids. Educator and author Cori Dusmann has tips on what adults need to know to get their kids started.
Dec 11, 2013 | 25:35Spark Another Encore for the Encore Audio
Spark Another Encore for the Encore Dec 11, 2013 | 25:35Jeff Knoll is the CEO of Encore Cinemas in Oakville, Ontario. After a last ditch effort to find investors, the cinema is now able to make the necessary conversion from 35mm to digital projectors to stay open.
Nov 29, 2013 | 14:59Spark Startup Visa 101 Audio
Spark Startup Visa 101 Nov 29, 2013 | 14:59Investor Boris Wertz explains the Canadian Start-Up Visa program, which is designed to attract foreign entrepreneurs to create Canadian businesses and jobs.
Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Audio
Spark Privacy, Security, and the NSA Nov 20, 2013 | 14:27It's been nearly 6 months since the first of Edward Snowden's leaks about surveillance by the NSA, with more to come on Canada's CSEC. We decided to check in again with Ron Deibert, author of Black Code, which has just come out in an expanded edition.
Nov 18, 2013 | 19:59Spark Bye-bye Batteries Audio
Spark Bye-bye Batteries Nov 18, 2013 | 19:59Imagine a cell phone that never needs to be charged. We're not there yet, but researchers like Joshua Smith are working on a new breed of battery-free electronics.