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Tech blog roundup

by Saleem Khan, CBC News Online

The internet, video games and snot – that's right, snot – grabbed our attention over the last week. Here's the list:

Artificial 'snot' helps electronic nose
Picture this: Security flaw found in Photoshop
God of War II rules Canada
Disney tries social networking
Google still tops internet traffic

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