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Spark: Test driving the PS3's DualShock 3

By Nora Young, host of CBC radio's Spark

Gamers who use Sony's PS3 have been in a state of withdrawal since the gaming system came out. They've been deprived of the DualShock 3 controller for Playstation 3 since it shipped out last year. Well, the quivering controller is finally out! In this video column, Jesse Wente and Nora Young, host of CBC Radio's Spark, take the DualShock 3 for a test drive.

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Nicholas Carr's vision of cloud computing

By Nora Young, host of CBC radio's Spark

"Cloud computing" is a buzz term in tech circles these days. It refers to the move from computing as something that happens on the hard drive of your computer - with software you've loaded onto it - to computing done remotely on a grid of computers, with software accessed online.

In his new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, Nicholas Carr looks ahead to the seismic shifts this move to cloud computing may bring with it, raising questions about security, privacy, and economics.

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Nora Young: Virtual worlds for totally wired teens

By Nora Young, CBC Radio - Spark

There's a lot of buzz in mainstream media about virtual worlds for adults, such as Second Life. But while socializing with an avatar is still a novelty for many North American adults, virtual worlds for kids and tweens are booming.

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