Spark | Jan 12, 2014 | 53:59

Connected Cars, Smart Homes, Solving the Password Problem, Playable Cities, and Indie Tech.

Pete Nowak on tech trends at CES. Matt Novak on retro CES. Bob Burrows on connected cars. Dan Misener and Anil Somayaji on solving the password problem. Clare Reddington on the playable city. Aral Balkan on indie tech.

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Spark Surfing, streams and clouds - the dangers of digital metaphor Feb 1, 2015 | 11:13According to Karen Levy and Tim Hwang, the metaphors we use to describe our digital life matter. The assumptions embedded in metaphors become embedded in our discussions, and that can make us lose track of what it is we're really talking about.
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Spark Teens could create a soundtrack for their grief with this app Feb 1, 2015 | 9:11Alex Rothera is designing a music-making app for grieving teenagers, so that they can express themselves digitally after the death of a loved one.
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