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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 British Airways restores 'many' of its IT systems after planes grounded
British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and running, but travellers still face cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights.
New 8 dead in Mississippi shootings
Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a series of shootings, including a sheriff's deputy.
Mosul civilians in 'grave danger' as ISIS resists Iraqi forces
The United Nations humanitarian co-ordinator in Iraq says civilians are being hit hardest as the military assault against ISIS militants in Mosul enters its final phase.
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Who is Andrew Scheer? His rise from House Speaker to Conservative leader video
Andrew Scheer, and longtime Saskatchewan MP, former House Speaker and now the new leader of the federal Conservative Party, is no stranger to making political history.
New Rescue crews hoist 4 from boat in distress off Nova Scotia coast
Both the coast guard and Joint Task Force Atlantic responded to a distress call from a ship about 287 kilometres southeast of Halifax early this morning.
Check your pantry: more flour brands added to national flour recall list
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added more brands to its recall list of flour and flour-based products, over further fears of E. coli contamination.
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Politics »

Analysis Andrew Scheer's unlikely path to victory: Social conservatives and Quebec video
Andrew Scheer's narrow victory over Maxime Bernier for the Conservative leadership can be chalked up to two factors: Bernier's underperformance in his home province of Quebec and a significant showing from social conservatives.
Analysis Trump dominates difficult summit that leaves G7 divided on climate
The stories to accommodate the predictably unpredictable U.S. president filled the global media as the idyllic town of Taormina in Italy braced for Donald Trump's first full international summit.
Analysis Is Andrew Scheer the smart choice or the safe choice? video
Standing at centre stage, Andrew Scheer looked out at members of the Conservative Party who assembled at a Toronto convention centre, raised his eyebrows, let out a small breath and smiled.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Alicia Keys, Canada's indigenous movement share human rights award
American recording artist Alicia Keys is sharing a top humanitarian award with indigenous rights activists in Canada. They were given Amnesty International's "ambassador of conscience award."
Gregg Allman's death prompts tributes from Cher, Keith Urban, Guns N' Roses' Slash
Cher, Keith Urban and Slash from Guns N' Roses are among the many musicians and entertainers paying tribute to Gregg Allman following news of the Tennessee-born rocker's death at age 69.
Southern rock legend Gregg Allman dies at 69
Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday at age 69.
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Technology & Science »

Photos Citizens produce stunning images of Jupiter from Juno spacecraft
Here are some of the most stunning images of Jupiter to come from NASA's Juno spacecraft which has been in orbit around the giant of our solar system since July — and they've been processed by ordinary citizens.
Blog Planting trees can't counter carbon emissions: Bob McDonald
Trees absorb carbon dioxide, but we just can't plant enough to absorb all our fossil fuel emissions.
Endangered turtles saved by citizens of Ontario hamlet
For years, on a 3.6-kilometre roadway in southern Ontario, thousands of turtles and snakes were struck and killed. Then residents of the small town decided to put an end to it.
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Money »

Canadian teenagers smarter than most about money, OECD finds
Canadian teenagers are more financially literate than most people their age in other rich countries, but more than one in eight still fails to meet what the OECD considers a baseline level of proficiency in the topic.
People with serious food allergies want impostors to stop faking it in restaurants
People with serious food allergies want others to stop faking allergies in restaurants. They worry the tall tales may compel kitchen staff to stop taking any claim seriously.
Another emissions scandal and dangerous avocados: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet video
Miss something this week? Here's the consumer news you need to know.
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Consumer Life »

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Sports »

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Andre De Grasse narrowly misses podium at Prefontaine Classic video
Canadian sprint sensation Andre De Grasse posted a sub-10-second time in the men's 100-metre final but finished just off the podium Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.
Coming Up Extreme sports: FISE World Series video
Watch live action from the Festival International des Sports Extrêmes (FISE) World Series event in Montpellier, France.
Canada 150 Harry Jerome: Race against time video
He owned a share of the 100-metre world record while still a teenager and went on to win an Olympic medal, but Canadian sprinting legend Harry Jerome struggled to outrun the prejudice of his day.
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Diversions »

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