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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

The future was on our minds a lot this week, between space, blogs, the environment, global warming, the cars we wish we could have and the crass consumerism of it all. Peer across the space-time barrier in this week's blog picks:

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Live Officers surround Charlotte, N.C., protesters reacting to fatal police shooting video
A group of around 100 demonstrators have gathered across the street from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., to protest the shooting death last week of a black man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer.
Breaking Shooting in Sweden leaves 4 wounded
Swedish police say four people have been wounded in a shooting in Malmo, the country's third-largest city. Newspaper Expressen says gunmen on motor scooters opened fire Sunday evening on a car they had been chasing through a neighbourhood in southern Malmo.
Russian actions in Aleppo 'barbarism,' not counter-terrorism, says U.S. ambassador at UN
Russia's actions in Syria amount to "barbarism," not counter-terrorism as Moscow insists, Samantha Powers, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday.
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Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after nightclub shooting video
Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks is dead after an early morning shooting incident outside of a nightclub in southwest Calgary, the team has confirmed.
Royal visit: Prince William and Kate touch down in Vancouver video
The royal tour of British Columbia continued today as Prince William and Kate arrived by float plane just before 11 a.m. for a public appearance at Jack Poole Plaza.
Exclusive Canada's prison visitation system 'high-tech, low-touch,' says correctional investigator
Inmate grievances about family visits to federal prisons are increasing, according to Canada's correctional investigator.
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Politics »

Analysis Canada showing Haiti some tough love
Canadian officials say Haiti has abused the goodwill of international donors by failing to respect the results of an election they paid for. And Canada is warning the island nation not to expect help to continue if things don't change.
Canadian taken hostage in Libya
Ottawa has confirmed that a Canadian is among three people taken hostage in Libya earlier this week.
Liberals face rumblings of East Coast discontent a year after electoral sweep
Less than a year after the federal Liberals won all 32 seats in Atlantic Canada, some East Coasters are feeling taken for granted.
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Arts & Entertainment»

New Jolie-Pitt split: Private lessons from a public divorce
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt weren't speaking as celebrities when they issued statements regarding their divorce last week — they were speaking as parents first. Here's what experts say is important to keep in mind for the well-being of the kids.
Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Martin rock Global Citizen fest
Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits, Eddie Vedder partnered with Chris Martin and Kendrick Lamar was enthusiastic and energetic during his hour-long set at the Global Citizen Festival in New York.
Bill Nunn, Do the Right Thing and Sister Act actor, dead at 63
Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the Spider-Man movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as Do the Right Thing and He Got Game, has died.
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Technology & Science »

Fuel cells set to power up the drone industry video
Drones have been used for years by military organizations for intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance and striking targets. But their widespread use in commercial applications is only just starting to take off thanks to key advances in drone technology.
How to protect yourself after the Yahoo email hack, whether you use Yahoo or not
If you have a Yahoo email address, or ever had one in the past, you could be affected by a massive hack of half a billion accounts. Here's what you can do to protect yourself.
Elephant ivory trade under scrutiny at upcoming wildlife conference
The fate of the elephant hangs in the balance this weekend as the international body that regulates trade in endangered species gathers in South Africa.
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Money »

Analysis Waiting for OPEC: changing circumstances and new possibilities — maybe
An informal gathering of OPEC this week is widely expected to produce no substantive changes. So why are oil markets paying so much attention?
Analysis Our uncomfortable ride with central bankers who can't take us home again: Neil Macdonald
The world's central banks responded to the Great Recession by printing money. Lots of it. The practice drove down interest rates to nearly zero, robbed savers of return on their investments and rewarded those who live beyond their means. Things were supposed to return to normal eventually. Well, don't count on it.
Bad news, brunch fans: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.
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Recap Europe edges Sweden in OT to reach World Cup final
An overtime goal from Tomas Tatar propelled Europe past Sweden into the World Cup of Hockey final.
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez dies in boating crash
The Miami Marlins have confirmed that star pitcher Jose Fernandez has died following a boating crash off Miami beach early Sunday.
Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks dead after nightclub shooting video
Calgary Stampeder Mylan Hicks is dead after an early morning shooting incident outside of a nightclub in southwest Calgary, the team has confirmed.
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