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Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.
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Toronto, ON

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CBC

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Nora Young helps you navigate your digital life by connecting you to fresh ideas in surprising ways.

Twitter:

@sparkcbc

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Radio: Spark P.O. Box 500, Stn. “A” Toronto, Ontario M5W 1E6 416-205-7021


Episodes

380: Phantom traffic jams, catfishing scams and smart speakers

1/12/2018
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A solution for mysterious traffic jams. A machine that dispenses short stories for travellers. How smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are used by blind people. A professor who had his pictures used in catfishing scams.

Duration: 00:54:41


379: Integrated shopping, 3-D printed wifi plastic, and more

1/5/2018
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How "intergrated shopping" may change online commerce. Why Thailand, Shanghai, Berlin, and even LA may lure top tech talent over Silicon Valley. Using the blockchain to help disadvantaged prisoners make bail. How a new kind of 3-D printed plastic connects

Duration: 00:54:41


378: surge toll roads, how to think and more

12/29/2017
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A new survival guide for thinking, because we're a lot worse at it than we think. A new study suggests most people think other's social lives are more exciting than their own, even though they're not. A look at the implications of applying surge pricing t

Duration: 00:54:41


377: notification fatigue, seasonal ghost stories and more

12/22/2017
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Early photographers remembered the dead by taking photos with ghosts. Neil Young's archives could signal a shift in the music streaming business. Cutting down on stressful notifications to improve your well being.

Duration: 00:54:41


376: cryptokitties, coworking, email trackers

12/15/2017
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Restaurants open doors during the day to become coworking spaces. Digital kitties make cryptocurrency more accessible. You give away private data just by opening your email.

Duration: 00:54:41


375: Your apps are watching you, sugarcane jet fuel and more

12/8/2017
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Clandestine app trackers. How AI is helping treat people with depression. 3D mapping coral reefs. Sugarcane could be the next jet fuel. Turning air pollution into ink for your pen.

Duration: 00:54:41


374: Bad bosses, good internet and more

12/1/2017
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With Google, Facebook and Apple leading our online experience, is net neutrality really possible? From clothing to bivalves, how entrepreneurs are using Facebook Live to sell. How the ad industry has shifted from tempting you to targeting you.

Duration: 00:54:41


373: Useless job interviews, vibration passwords and more

11/24/2017
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How Google knows exactly where you are, even with location data disabled. Why we should throw the job interview out with the trash. Signals from our vibrating bones could be the next password solution.

Duration: 00:54:38


372: Your podcast brain, the augmented reality future and more

11/17/2017
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This is your brain on podcasts. Designing social media for better mental health. Building AIs that build other AIs. How to prepare for an augmented reality future.

Duration: 00:54:38


371: Moral outrage goes viral and more

11/10/2017
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When moral outrage goes viral. The Bitcoin power drain. Optical Illusions for computers. Building AIs that build other AIs. Releasing new music on floppy disk.

Duration: 00:54:38


370: Hurricanes and power grids, cellphone privacy and more

11/4/2017
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Hurricanes and power grids. Law enforcement and cellphone privacy. Helping humans and computers understand one another.

Duration: 00:54:41


369: Self-teaching bots, AI copyright, and more

10/27/2017
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Robot e-mail answering. AI and intellectual property. Netflix "binge racers". Tech's Frankenstein moment. Unrestricted machine learning.

Duration: 00:54:41


368: Deadly devices, watching rocks and more

10/20/2017
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Trying to track online political advertising. Facebook, politics and foreign influence. Wi-Fi breach. Watching rocks. The cost of designing our devices to die.

Duration: 00:54:41


367: Loneliness, Algorithms, War and Peace

10/13/2017
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The trouble with advertising algorithms. The Loneliness Project. Why you should read War and Peace on your phone.

Duration: 00:54:40


366: Smelling data, competing for Amazon, and more

10/6/2017
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How your PC may be making someone else rich. Getting emotional about online privacy. Blade Runner and what it means to be human in the age of AI. And, cities battle to be home to Amazon's second headquarters

Duration: 00:54:40


365: Turning the economy upside down, leaking data's smell, surrogate robot students and more

9/29/2017
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How machines, platforms and the crowd are changing everything.

Duration: 00:54:36


364: Reimagining the classroom, the university, and the trades

9/22/2017
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How can we best prepare young people for a work environment that's constantly evolving?

Duration: 00:54:36


363: Social media for disaster, buffering, robot lawyers and more

9/15/2017
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How AI might help rescuers use social media in a disaster, The end of buffering in streaming media? Why the world isn't ready for robot lawyers, What Canadian workers can expert from automation, and Ageism: The hidden barrier in tech invention

Duration: 00:54:36


362: Machine learning outliers, smart device "ownership," and more

9/8/2017
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Do you really "own" your smart devices? How can machine learning understand unusual data? The video selfie as CV. A website that forces you to go offline to see it.

Duration: 00:54:34


The Spark guide to living, part 10: Creativity

8/30/2017
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Jumpstart your own creative process with our look at how innovative, creative and even brilliant ideas happen.

Duration: 00:54:34

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