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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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Up to 40 feared dead in California warehouse party fire video
The city of Oakland, Calif., had been investigating whether people were illegally living in a warehouse that was the site of a deadly fire that broke out during a late-night party on Friday, killing at least nine people and as many as 40, officials said on Saturday.
Cuba bans naming monuments after Fidel Castro video
The cremated remains of Fidel Castro, which have been taken on a slow and winding journey across the island, arrived in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, where thousands gathered at a rally to honour the former leader.
Jill Stein's Green Party drops Pennsylvania recount bid
Green Party-backed voters dropped a court case Saturday that had sought to force a statewide recount in Pennsylvania, in what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had framed as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
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Nova Scotia to close public schools as teachers take job action
The Nova Scotia Liberal government vows to force a contract on teachers Monday, the same day the union intends to start job action.
Friends, family gather to remember Jehovah's Witness who died after giving birth
A public memorial event for Éloïse Dupuis was organized by her aunt, Manon Boyer, to celebrate Dupuis's life.
School bus with 25 students rolls near Pine Dock, Man.
25 students were in a school bus when it slid off on a highway in the north Interlake and rolled onto its side Saturday afternoon.
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Politics »

Analysis What we're talking about, and not talking about, when we talk about 'elites' audio
Pity the poor elite, so dismissed and scorned these days by the righteous politician. In 2016, they're an easy target for blame and a handy tool of distraction.
New Britain to get 1st major exhibition of Canada's Franklin artifacts
Upward of 22 unique artifacts from HMS Erebus, the sunken Arctic ship from Sir John Franklin's 19th-century expedition, will be on display in Greenwich, England, next year even as their ownership remains in dispute in Canada.
MMIW commission won't hear testimony from families until spring 2017
Three months after the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women officially began, advocates worry that families have been "left in the dark" about when they might be expected to testify and are feeling disengaged from the process that is supposed to give them a voice.
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Health »

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Arts & Entertainment»

Video Programmed to thrill: sci-fi hit Westworld's finale 'satisfying,' promises star Jimmi Simpson video
For Westworld fans trading wild theories about where the headline-grabbing HBO series is headed, Jimmi Simpson has been in your shoes. 'I've seen all of them and they're amazing.' The actor talks show controversy, bonding with co-star Evan Rachel Wood and what's in store for the sci-fi hit.
Photos If I Ran the Zoo sculptures reveal the Dr. Seuss you never knew
New exhibition at Toronto's Liss Gallery presents 17 of Dr. Seuss's little-known sculptures together for the first time.
FEATURE Rare collection of 150K vintage posters needs new Vancouver home
In a small, unfinished basement room near the PNE, two men are trying to preserve the unofficial compendium of Vancouver's cultural history.
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Technology & Science »

Blog A planet's worth of human-made things has been weighed
The collected weight of everything human beings have made — from buildings to ballpoint pens — is staggering.
Scientists gathering in Winnipeg to focus on 'complex' changing Arctic climate
The largest single gathering of scientists focused on the rapidly changing Arctic gets underway in Winnipeg on Monday.
Is chocolate really good for you? UBC scientists make new tool to measure antioxidants
Every chocolate lover wants the headlines about antioxidants in chocolate to be true. And for better or for worse, determining just how much of the disease-fighting molecules are contained in this popular treat may be getting a little easier with a new tool created by UBC researchers.
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Money »

New Beyond the hippie stereotype: A closer look at the opposition to Trans Mountain video
The roots of the opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion run deep.
MARKETPLACE Using Air Miles for overseas flights? It may not be a great deal
Millions of Canadians collect Air Miles reward points on everything from groceries to gas, with many saving their miles for travel. CBC’s Marketplace looked into whether using Air Miles to score flights is always a good deal.
Air Miles caves and botched broccoli: The Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
If you've been too busy this week to keep up with health and consumer news, CBC's Marketplace is here to help.
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Consumer Life »

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Kaillie Humphries golden in season-opening World Cup video
Canadian bobsleigh star Kaillie Humphries added another gold medal to her trophy case Saturday, finishing first in the season-opening World Cup on the track she won her first Olympic gold six years ago.
Recap Canucks get revenge with shootout victory over Leafs video
The last time Ryan Miller faced the Toronto Maple Leafs his night ended with an ejection following a wild line brawl.
Recap Draisaitl scores OT winner, Oilers sink Ducks video
Connor McDavid gets most of the attention, but he isn't the only youngster on the Edmonton Oilers making an impact right now.
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Diversions »

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