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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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CBC IN LONDON The officer and the MP: both tried to save lives, only one succeeded
Keith Palmer and Tobias Ellwood, both fathers and at one time soldiers, are both being praised for their heroism in Wednesday's attack in London.
Updated Republicans abruptly pull controversial health-care bill off House floor video
In a humiliating setback, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their Obamacare repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.
Khalid Masood, once named Adrian Russell Ajao, used rental car to mow down pedestrians video
Police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted thousands of witnesses as they look for clues about why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior police official said Friday.​
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Analysis Everyone thinks Parliament should be reformed, but no one can agree on how video
The latest attempt at parliamentary reform in Canada seems in danger of being strangled by parliamentary democracy.
Dennis Oland's lawyers prepare to seek 'complete vindication'
Dennis Oland's second degree murder case soon could be back before the Supreme Court of Canada as his defence lawyers prepare next steps in their bid toward his "complete vindication."
FIFTH ESTATE 'Strong suspicion': Dylan Koshman's 2008 disappearance in Edmonton upgraded to homicide investigation
An eight-year-old missing person case involving the disappearance of Dylan Koshman in Edmonton has been upgraded to a homicide investigation, The Fifth Estate has learned.
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Politics »

Updated Republicans abruptly pull controversial health-care bill off House floor video
In a humiliating setback, U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders pulled their Obamacare repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.
Analysis Everyone thinks Parliament should be reformed, but no one can agree on how video
The latest attempt at parliamentary reform in Canada seems in danger of being strangled by parliamentary democracy.
Some Mounties swapping red serge for blue as they seek jobs with other forces
Heavy caseloads, a toxic workplace culture, concerns about officer safety and low pay are among the reasons cited by Mounties who spoke to CBC News after leaving the RCMP for new careers at other Canadian police forces.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

How moving to Canada helped Amy Jo Johnson, the first Pink Power Ranger, reinvent her career
The crush of fame that came with starring in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers in the '90s was almost too much for a young Amy Jo Johnson to handle. But it was the start of a varied and ultimately successful career.
No changes to The Last Jedi because of Carrie Fisher's death, says Disney CEO
Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming Star Wars sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher.
As It Happens Sesame Street puppeteer hopes new Muppet with autism will help kids understand each other
Sesame Street puppeteer Stacey Gordon hopes the new character Julia will help children understand that "kids who might behave like Julia are just like they are."
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Technology & Science »

New Black hole gets unusual 'kick' out of galaxy core thanks to gravitational waves video
A team of international researchers got a bit of a shock recently: A supermassive black hole — something that normally anchors the centre of a galaxy — was spotted speeding away from its home. The reason? Gravitational waves, says the research team.
The politics of Pluto: 10 years later, the bitter debate rages on
More than 10 years after Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet, the debate continues, with leading scientists on both sides becoming more vociferous and maybe a little testy.
Blog Trump's proposed NASA cuts take aim at Earth science
Officials at NASA were delighted that U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal allocates $19.1 billion for the agency, down only 0.8 per cent from last year, but the proposal also cuts several programs to study the Earth.
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Money »

Keystone XL pipeline gets OK from U.S. State Department
Calgary-based TransCanada has received a presidential permit from the U.S. State Department that allows it to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
Toronto stock index extends rally, Wall Street mixed after 'Trumpcare' pulled
Canada's main stock index extended its rally for a third consecutive day on Friday after beginning the week at its lowest level this year, as Wall Street idled on the latest 'Trumpcare' news.
Inflation rate cools to 2% in February
Canada's inflation rate was two per cent in February, a slight cooldown from January's level.
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Consumer Life »

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Bettman says IOC, IIHF must make concessions on Olympics
The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday.
Hockey Night in Canada: Free live streams on desktop & mobile
CBC Sports will provide free live streams of all Hockey Night in Canada games on all platforms, including the Maple Leafs visiting the Sabres and the Oilers hosting the Avalanche.
Preview Canadian MacDougall set for debut run at 'stacked' cross-country worlds
Brogan MacDougall reportedly is in "excellent form" ahead of her debut run at Sunday's world cross-country championships (CBCSports.ca, 7 a.m. ET) in Kampala, Uganda, where the 16-year-old high school standout will lead Canada's 27-athlete contingent.
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