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Spark - Speech Donors with Professor Rupal Patel (Full Interview)Feb 23, 2014 | 12:32Spark Speech Donors with Professor Rupal Patel (Full Interview) Audio
Spark Speech Donors with Professor Rupal Patel (Full Interview) 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.
Spark - Speech Donor (Sample)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.
Spark - Bonus: The social lives of networked teensFeb 11, 2014 | 29:52Spark Bonus: The social lives of networked teens Audio
Spark Bonus: The social lives of networked teens Feb 11, 2014 | 29:52Wondering what the kids are up to these days on social media? In her book, It's Complicated, danah boyd argues things aren't quite what they seem when it comes to networked teens.
Spark - Barbara van Shewick on Net NeutralityJan 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.
Spark - Minecraft for ParentsDec 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.
Spark - Another Encore for the EncoreDec 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.
Spark - Market Manipulation in a Digital AgeDec 8, 2013 | 19:38Spark Market Manipulation in a Digital Age Audio
Spark Market Manipulation in a Digital Age Dec 8, 2013 | 19:38Full Spark interview with Ryan Calo on a future of 'digital market manipulation', where emerging technologies may make it possible to market based the vulnerabilities of consumers.
Spark - Startup Visa 101 (Full Interview)Nov 29, 2013 | 14:59Spark Startup Visa 101 (Full Interview) Audio
Spark Startup Visa 101 (Full Interview) 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.
Spark - Startup Visa 101 (Panel)Nov 29, 2013 | 18:37Spark Startup Visa 101 (Panel) Audio
Spark Startup Visa 101 (Panel) Nov 29, 2013 | 18:37Three tech entrepreneurs want permanent resident status in Canada, and have applied to the brand new Start-Up Visa program.
Spark - "Status Update" with author Alice Marwick (Full Interview)Nov 21, 2013 | 18:39Spark "Status Update" with author Alice Marwick (Full Interview) Audio
Spark "Status Update" with author Alice Marwick (Full Interview) Nov 21, 2013 | 18:39In her new book "Status Update" Alice Marwick explains how the culture of Silicon Valley impacts the social media we use every day.
Spark - Privacy, Security, and the NSANov 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.
Spark - The Legacy of Viridian Design, 5 Years LaterNov 19, 2013 | 22:47Spark The Legacy of Viridian Design, 5 Years Later Audio
Spark The Legacy of Viridian Design, 5 Years Later Nov 19, 2013 | 22:47Today marks the fifth anniversary of the end of Viridian Design, Bruce Sterling's avant-garde movement focusing on environmentalism through art, design and technology. Tim Maly reflects.
Spark - Bye-bye BatteriesNov 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.
Spark - Dinosaur Torture: Robot Ethics with Kate DarlingNov 14, 2013 | 12:05Spark Dinosaur Torture: Robot Ethics with Kate Darling Audio
Spark Dinosaur Torture: Robot Ethics with Kate Darling Nov 14, 2013 | 12:05Is it OK to torture a robot? To lock a Roomba in the closet all day? To kick a Furby or decapitate a Pleo? Researcher Kate Darling thinks we might consider legally protecting robots from abuse in the same way we protect animals.
Spark - Dirty Little Secrets of Web Design with Harry Brignull (Full Interview)Nov 8, 2013 | 13:03Spark Dirty Little Secrets of Web Design with Harry Brignull (Full Interview) Audio
Spark Dirty Little Secrets of Web Design with Harry Brignull (Full Interview) Nov 8, 2013 | 13:03Harry Brignull decodes the tricks designers use to deceive web visitors.

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