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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

Robots, space (both real and in science fiction), the spin on Windows Vista and the surprising things people will click on while surfing the internet were all among the subjects that have caught our attention lately. Here's the list:

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CBC IN MEXICO 'I am a man with no land': African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada
African migrants who have passed through South and Central America are in limbo at the Mexican border, fearful of travelling to the U.S. or even of passing through the U.S. to reach Canada.
Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who shot prone Palestinian assailant, sentenced to 18 months
A young Israeli soldier convicted of killing a Palestinian assailant lying wounded on the ground is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, far less than prosecutors requested, in one of the most divisive cases in Israel's history.
Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore in Libya
Scores of bodies of African migrants wash ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, according to a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent.
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Sanctuary city movement grows in Canada, but could bring tension with police, immigration officials
More and more Canadian cities are thinking about protecting undocumented migrants. But what does that mean for police and federal immigration officials?
Analysis Liberal backbenchers, Tory leadership hopefuls among Parliament's biggest dissenters
An analysis of House of Commons voting records reveals the MPs who break ranks with their parties most often — but even the most frequent dissenters do it rarely.
Feature Raising Elaan
They’re best friends, colleagues and neighbours. But Natasha Bakht and Lynda Collins aren’t lovers, so according to law, they couldn’t both be mothers to the same profoundly disabled boy.
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CBC IN MEXICO 'I am a man with no land': African migrants wait in limbo, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada
African migrants who have passed through South and Central America are in limbo at the Mexican border, fearful of travelling to the U.S. or even of passing through the U.S. to reach Canada.
Analysis Liberal backbenchers, Tory leadership hopefuls among Parliament's biggest dissenters
An analysis of House of Commons voting records reveals the MPs who break ranks with their parties most often — but even the most frequent dissenters do it rarely.
Analysis Hydro bills will be the focus as Queen's Park resumes
Three issues will dominate the agenda at the Ontario Legislature this spring: hydro, hydro and hydro.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Former teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia
Former teen idol David Cassidy, 66, said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health.
Larry Coryell, virtuoso jazz fusion guitarist, dead at 73
Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.
'They had a real empathy for the men': Stories of Canadian women as war correpondents
Debbie Marshall chronicles the work of journalists offering a female perspective in the book Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War
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Technology & Science »

Government to weed out pesticides from foreign websites
The federal government is moving to close a loophole that allows Canadians to make legal online purchases of pesticides not registered for use in Canada, and have them shipped into the country.
Media ask judge to order release of San Bernardino iPhone records
Three news organizations have asked a judge to force the U.S. government to reveal how much it paid for a tool to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters.
As Arctic warms, Canada's glaciers playing major role in sea level rise
Canada's glaciers are responding rapidly to a warming Arctic and are a major contributor to sea level rise, a new study suggests.
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Money »

January inflation reading expected to creep higher
Economists will be looking forward this week to an expected increase in January's reading on Canadian inflation, and for figures to show that retail sales ended 2016 on a mixed note.
Former Canadian union leader Bob White dies video
Bob White, the Canadian labour leader who led the Canadian Auto Workers union's split from its American counterpart and later became that union's founding president and the president of the Canadian Labour Congress, has died at age 81.
Tim Hortons and Burger King owner, Restaurant Brands, nears deal to buy Popeyes: report
Restaurant Brands International Inc. , owner of the Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, is nearing a deal to acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc., people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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Consumer Life »

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Analysis NHL trade deadline: Doan, Iginla hope for one more shot at the Cup
Two of the more compelling players who may change addresses before the NHL trade deadline next Wednesday are veteran forwards Shane Doan and Jarome Iginla, who both may have enough left to help a contender.
Ontario skip turned coach key to N.W.T. early success at Scotties
Ontario skip John Epping reached out to Kerry Galusha about helping out with her Yellowknife team two years ago.
Jacob Trouba suspended for illegal check on Senators' Mark Stone
The NHL has suspended Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba for two games for an illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.
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Diversions »

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