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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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Updated Multiple arrests across Manchester in wake of suicide bombing video
Manchester police said a fifth person has been arrested in connection with Monday night's suicide bomb attack after an arena pop concert in the U.K.
California Republicans fight the sanctuary state
California is set to become the U.S.'s first sanctuary state, barring police from enforcing the president's immigration policies. But some jurisdictions that support Trump are fighting back.
Uber stiffed New York City drivers by millions of dollars
Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years, and says it will refund affected drivers.
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Uncertain outlook keeps Bank of Canada firmly on sidelines for now
The Bank of Canada keeps its benchmark interest rate steady , but signals that could change once the weak U.S. economy starts to rebound as expected through the latter part of the year.
New How Alberta's fentanyl crisis escalated despite years of warnings
Addictions experts warned fentanyl abuse would become a problem in Alberta years before the current crisis. Now, the government is scrambling to keep up. A special report from CBC Edmonton's Roberta Bell.
53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit
An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires.
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Politics »

'Taxing the rich' gets biggest reaction in real-time survey of 2017 budget speech
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's budget speech in March was watched closely by 54 people asked to spin a dial up or down based on whether they liked or disliked what he said minute by minute. The results: "tax fairness" got the best numbers, a defence review was a yawn.
U.S. views on NATO polarized while allied support climbs video
A new report by the Pew Center, a U.S. think-tank, says NATO is looking a lot better to allies than it did two years ago, despite the harsh rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump. The research was released just ahead of this week's summit.
53 First Nations reserves lack adequate fire protection: audit
An Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada audit has found that 53 First Nations reserves lack adequate resources to fight fires.
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Health »

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Public spaces are tricky to police — and attackers know to exploit it
Event venues may be ramping up their security after Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K. But curbing attacks on so-called soft targets may prove a near-impossible task, security consultants say.
Alias Grace, Frankie Drake Mysteries, 21 Thunder set for CBC-TV
The anticipated miniseries Alias Grace, a female detective series from the producers of a Murdoch Mysteries, fast-paced soccer drama 21 Thunder and a new Allan Hawco drama based on Lisa Moore’s novel Caught are part of a packed lineup of new programming coming to CBC.
Top Gun 2 is 'definitely happening,' says Tom Cruise
The Danger Zone may have gotten old and dusty, but Tom Cruise says he's about to fly back in.
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Technology & Science »

Google's AI wins Go match in China, but blocks online broadcast
​Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it.
Global seed vault at risk — and climate change is to blame, say experts
The deep Arctic is home to a vault that's keeping almost a million seed varieties safe. But rising temperatures have put them all at risk.
Toronto tech firms seeing more interest from U.S. job seekers — and not just because of Trump
Technology leaders say Toronto's growing momentum is a chance to 'reverse the brain drain and prevent it altogether' by attracting and retaining top talent.
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Money »

New Graco recalls My Ride 65 car seats in Canada for restraint defect
Graco's Canadian division is recalling 1,393 car seats with potentially defective harness restraints.
New Coffee roaster Kicking Horse sold to Italy's Lavazza
Italian coffee conglomerate Lavazza has bought an 80 per cent stake in B.C.-based Kicking Horse Coffee in a deal that values the company at $215 million.
Uncertain outlook keeps Bank of Canada firmly on sidelines for now
The Bank of Canada keeps its benchmark interest rate steady , but signals that could change once the weak U.S. economy starts to rebound as expected through the latter part of the year.
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Consumer Life »

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Sports »

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Lizanne Murphy wants to be remembered as the ultimate teammate
When Lizanne Murphy retired from the Canadian women's basketball team two weeks ago, her emotions poured out. In her first-person piece to CBC Sports, Murphy reveals that playing for Canada wasn't just winning, it was the relationships she built with her teammates which mattered most.
The Ryder Cup of triathlon? Simon Whitfield helping launch new event
Everyone seems to love the triathlon at the Olympics, but the sport can struggle to maintain momentum during the four years in between. A new, team-based competition hopes to change that, with the help of a Canadian legend.
8 tweets that defined the Sens vs. Pens Game 6 nail-biter
The Ottawa Senators survived with a big win and these tweets encapsulate the emotional ride that was Game 6.
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Diversions »

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