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.
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.
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 7, 2013 | 17:17Spark Memes in Digital Culture Audio
Spark Memes in Digital Culture Nov 7, 2013 | 17:17Limor Shifman argues that internet memes are more than silly entertainment, they engage us politically. Here she explains the inner workings of the current crop of Rob Ford memes to host Nora Young.
Sep 6, 2012 | 18:16Spark Telecommuting Robots Audio
Spark Telecommuting Robots Sep 6, 2012 | 18:16Nora Young speaks with Ivan Bowman. Ivan lives in Halifax, NS while his colleagues are in Waterloo, ON. To stay connected, he uses an interactive robot at the Waterloo office that he controls from home.
Apr 18, 2013 | 8:05Spark Twitter #music with Jay Frank Audio
Spark Twitter #music with Jay Frank Apr 18, 2013 | 8:05Earlier today, Twitter launched its new #music service, which aims to help you find and listen to music, based on artists you follow, and what other Twitter users are listening to. Music writer and record company CEO Jay Frank weighs in.