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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

The future was a recurring theme on our blog this week, from Web 2.0 to software (including video games). Get a peek at the rest of the 21st century:

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22 million more Americans would become uninsured under Senate health-care bill, CBO estimates
The Senate health-care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared with the current law, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Updated Brazil's attorney general formally accuses President Michel Temer of corruption
Brazil's attorney general has formally accused President Michel Temer of corruption.
Palestinians in Gaza worry they could suffer in simmering Gulf dispute video
Tiny, oil-rich Qatar is the largest international donor to the people of the Gaza Strip. But an ongoing diplomatic dispute between the Gulf nation and Saudi Arabia and other Arab states has put many Palestinians in the coastal enclave on edge.
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'Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism
The federal government has launched a $35-million centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian youth.
Special Report Stolen sisters: 5 untold MMIWG stories from First Nation with most unsolved cases
CBC News traces the untold stories of five Indigenous women and girls from Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., through the eyes of the family they left behind.
Updated Ex-nurse who killed 8 seniors in her care sentenced to 8 concurrent life terms video
Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer told a Woodstock, Ont., courtroom Monday that she was "extremely sorry" for killing eight nursing home patients before being sentenced to eight concurrent life terms in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
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Politics »

Trudeau government promises to defend lumber industry in face of new U.S. duties
The Trudeau government says it will vigorously defend the softwood lumber industry, including through litigation, after the U.S. Department of Commerce slapped it with an additional 6.87 per cent in preliminary average anti-dumping tariffs.
Liberals ease trade with Belarus, leaving N. Korea as last country on restricted list
The Trudeau government is moving to normalize trade with Belarus, even though the eastern European country faces human rights criticism. A recent cabinet decision means the nation, which borders Russia, will be removed from the list that restricts trade.
'Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism
The federal government has launched a $35-million centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian youth.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Super Nintendo Classic console launches Sept. 29
Nintendo has announced the Super NES Classic console, a miniaturized version of its 16-bit console from the 1990s and a followup to last year's wildly popular NES Classic.
It's 'paw-sta' not 'pa-sta': How Canadian actors erase accents for U.S. work
Canadian actors are made well aware of their accents while working in the U.S. because even a single word pronounced the wrong way is enough to stop filming.
Video Blue ring, meet RedBall: Giant inflatable art project rolls through Calgary video
A world famous street art project has made its way to Calgary to appear in seven of the city's most recognizable locations, a new one each day, until Canada Day.
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Technology & Science »

Social media giants join to combat online extremist content
Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.
HitchBOT creators to study whether robots can help patients change behaviour
The project is part of the new collaboration between IBM and Hamilton Health Sciences, which officially launched its new office space on Monday.
Canada and China sign no-hacking agreement to protect trade secrets
Canada and China have agreed not to engage in state-sponsored hacking of each other's trade secrets and business information.
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Money »

GM CEO Mary Barra sees need for engagement with Trump video
At a time when some business leaders have pulled away from working with U.S. President Donald Trump, the head of General Motors sees a need for engagement with the White House.
Ontario pitches new rules to crack down on ticket scalping and bots
The Ontario government plans to introduce new rules this fall that would crack down on scalping tickets for sports, concert and other events at inflated prices.
Disgruntled U.S. Tim Hortons franchisees follow Canadian example, form alliance
A group representing Tim Hortons franchisees who are unhappy with the management of the coffee-and-doughnut chain says it now has a U.S. chapter, a development that could put further pressure on the parent company.
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Teemu Selanne leads 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees video
Teemu Selanne, who scored an NHL-record 76 goals in his 1992-93 rookie season and finished a 21-year career with 684 goals, was among seven nominees announced Monday for this year's Hockey Hall of Fame induction class.
Video Monday moments: Nico Hischier goes number one, and Lance Stroll drinks from a shoe video
In this week's Monday Moments, Rob Pizzo fills you in on what happened at the NHL Entry Draft (including some big trades), and Lance Stroll makes history on the F1 track.
Canada 150 How Canada invented 'American' football, baseball, basketball and hockey
Our neighbours to the south may not want to hear this, but a case can be made that Canada more or less cooked up all of North America's "Big Four" sports.
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Diversions »

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