Mar 30, 2014 | 11:43Spark Clive Thompson on personal clouds Audio
Spark Clive Thompson on personal clouds Mar 30, 2014 | 11:43Tech journalist Clive Thompson runs his own "personal cloud" on a server that sits under his kitchen table. Clive says it's now easier than ever to keep our personal data out of the hands of corporations by running our very own servers.
Mar 23, 2014 | 5:41Spark Upload Speeds with Pete Nowak Audio
Spark Upload Speeds with Pete Nowak Mar 23, 2014 | 5:41Getting things up onto the internet is becoming just as important as downloading things from it. Spark contributor Peter Nowak brings us the bad news -- Canada doesn't rank very well in international comparisons for upload speeds.
Mar 23, 2014 | 8:19Spark Crisis Texting with Ron White Audio
Spark Crisis Texting with Ron White Mar 23, 2014 | 8:19Samaritans Inc. is a suicide prevention organization that partnered with Crisis Text Line to offer crisis counselling via text. Ron White talks about the differences between traditional telephone crisis counselling and texting.
Mar 23, 2014 | 9:02Spark Crisis Texting with Bob Filbin Audio
Spark Crisis Texting with Bob Filbin Mar 23, 2014 | 9:02Traditional telephone help lines for are turning to texting as a way of offering crisis counselling to teens. Bob Filbin of Crisis Text Line analyzes the data from those communications offers insights that can be used to help teens in distress.
Mar 23, 2014 | 10:53Spark The Sound the Cloud Makes with Zenon Radewych Audio
Spark The Sound the Cloud Makes with Zenon Radewych Mar 23, 2014 | 10:53We say our data is in "The Cloud", but really it's held in physical places - giant data centres that store stacks and stacks of computers that hold our data. Zenon Radewych, principal with architecture firm WZMH, took Nora on a tour.
Mar 23, 2014 | 53:59Spark Crisis text lines for teens, Slow upload speeds, Audio games, Designing better data centres, and The sound the cloud makes Audio
Spark Crisis text lines for teens, Slow upload speeds, Audio games, Designing better data centres, and The sound the cloud makes Mar 23, 2014 | 53:59Bob Filbin and Ron White on crisis text lines for teens. Pete Nowak on Canada's upload speeds. JP Davidson on audio games. Zenon Radewych and Brewster Kahle on designing better data centres.
Mar 16, 2014 | 11:01Spark "Jugaad" Innovation with author Navi Radjou Audio
Spark "Jugaad" Innovation with author Navi Radjou Mar 16, 2014 | 11:01Entrepreneurs in the developing world use ingenious workarounds to innovate amid scarcity, like the $25 fridge made of clay that needs no electricity. Author Navi Radjou argues this "jugaad" innovation can teach western business a thing or two.
Mar 16, 2014 | 10:03Spark Scarcity key to invention - Gautam Ramdurai Audio
Spark Scarcity key to invention - Gautam Ramdurai Mar 16, 2014 | 10:03Growing up in a small town in eastern India, Gautam Ramdurai saw people innovating using what they had on hand to get the job done. Now, as Insights Lead at Google, Gautam uses the principle of 'what do I have' to innovate quickly and effectively.
Mar 16, 2014 | 6:30Spark Connecting the World with journalist Mat Honan Audio
Spark Connecting the World with journalist Mat Honan Mar 16, 2014 | 6:30What's the best way to get Silicon Valley engineers to design for the developing world? Make them use the same patchy networks and basic devices their customers use. Journalist Mat Honan explains how low end tools are helping connect the world.