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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

We've had a lot on our mind in the last few days (including technical issues) so for your browsing convenience, here's the latest quick hit summary of a few of them. (Surprise! Nothing on video games!):

Robot wars, junior edition
Aldrin wants to create space lottery
Staring at the sun: In 3-D!
2 Qk 4 U: 13-year-old wins texting competition
Solar cellphone screen soon?
Craplets backlash rising
Walt Mossberg launches website

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Updated Istanbul airport reopens as bombing investigation continues video
Turkish officials say Istanbul's busy Ataturk International Airport has reopened, hours after three suicide bombers killed 41 and wounded 239, as investigators work to determine who was behind the attack.
Analysis Global markets oversold unless Brexit is a sign of something worse: Don Pittis
Market signs show that cooler heads may be prevailing on Brexit. But a much more disruptive crisis may only be diverted by a new political economy in Britain and elsewhere.
CBC IN PHILIPPINES Police begin 'aggressively implementing' war on criminals
The crackdown to rid the Philippines of criminals, small-time and big-time, began even before the man who promised it, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, took office.
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CBC Investigates Police finding in Ashley Machiskinic's death disputed by family, former Vancouver officer
Even in retirement, there are police findings former Const. Dave Dickson will not accept. The Vancouver Police Department's assessment that Ashley Machiskinic did not die in suspicious circumstances is one of them.
What past U.S. presidents have said to Parliament video audio
For the ninth time, Parliament will hear from the President of the United States on Wednesday when Barack Obama addresses a joint session. Each previous speech has included a salute to the relationship between Canada and the United States, but with unique reflections on the moment in history.
Analysis Milking won't stop until Canadian online shoppers speak up: Neil Macdonald
In the hot lobbying firefight going on at the moment over the government’s systematic stifling of international online shopping by Canadians, one important voice is absent: consumers. This is not terribly unusual. Farmers seldom ask the cow for permission to milk it.
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Politics »

Peacekeeping replaces pipelines in Canada - U.S. dialogue
When Barack Obama sits down for a private meeting with Justin Trudeau after today's Three Amigos Summit, international peacekeeping, and how Canada can help the U.S. co-ordinate international missions, is expected to be on the agenda.
Analysis 2 of the next 3 Amigos could mean trouble for Trudeau video
A soon-to-be lame duck U.S. president and an unpopular Mexican president in the last half of his term are Justin Trudeau's best hope for getting things done in North America — considering who might follow them as Canada's next two amigos.
Analysis Milking won't stop until Canadian online shoppers speak up: Neil Macdonald
In the hot lobbying firefight going on at the moment over the government’s systematic stifling of international online shopping by Canadians, one important voice is absent: consumers. This is not terribly unusual. Farmers seldom ask the cow for permission to milk it.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Feature Steve Martin curates Lawren Harris exhibit at the AGO
An exhibition of over 30 paintings by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris, co-curated by comedian and art lover Steve Martin, is on display at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto from July 1 to Sept. 18.
Scotty Moore, guitarist behind early Elvis Presley sound, dead at 84
Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.
Analysis Game of Thrones post-mortem: Season 6 zooms past George R.R. Martin's novels
Was the first Game of Thrones season to leap beyond George R.R. Martin's bestselling novels the best one yet? A trio of CBC Thronies weigh in on season 6: the good, the bad and the poorly written.
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Technology & Science »

NASA's Juno snaps its 1st picture of Jupiter and its moons
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent its first photograph of Jupiter back to Earth.
Bird wings from Age of Dinosaurs found trapped in amber
Ninety-nine million years ago, two baby birds met an unfortunate end and their severed wings became encased in amber. This is their story.
Q&A 'Facebocrastination' a problem for students, researchers find
Facebook is an incredibly powerful global communication tool. But it can also be an incredible time-suck when you should be working. And now, there's research to explain why 'Facebocrastination' is such a problem.
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Money »

Analysis Global markets oversold unless Brexit is a sign of something worse: Don Pittis
Market signs show that cooler heads may be prevailing on Brexit. But a much more disruptive crisis may only be diverted by a new political economy in Britain and elsewhere.
Analysis Milking won't stop until Canadian online shoppers speak up: Neil Macdonald
In the hot lobbying firefight going on at the moment over the government’s systematic stifling of international online shopping by Canadians, one important voice is absent: consumers. This is not terribly unusual. Farmers seldom ask the cow for permission to milk it.
Toyota announces recalls for emissions units, airbags
Japan's Toyota Motor Corp has recalled 3.37 million cars worldwide over possible defects involving airbags and emissions control units.
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Consumer Life »

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Analysis Golf divided over Rio Olympic participation, concerns over Zika
While golf's top men continue to back out of the Rio Olympics, citing concerns over Zika, none of the LPGA players have changed their plans to compete as the sport makes its return after a 112-year absence.
Wimbledon Cinderella man Marcus Willis prepares to face Roger Federer in 2nd round
Even Roger Federer appreciates the novelty of the journey that brought his out-of-nowhere opponent to their second-round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Analysis Marcus Stroman: Should he be sent to the minors?
Marcus Stroman hasn't been pitching well lately. So, what should the Blue Jays do? Send him to the minors to work on regaining his mechanics, or let him work out his problems with the Jays?
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