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3 ways Artificial Intelligence will change the world

When it comes to A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) the implications of recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have spurred heated debate globally and for very good reason. When you begin to look at the factual implications of A.I. the rubber meets the road at the end of the day. As you begin to do the digging on this topic the warts and …

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CamSoda creates crypto currency controlled phone sex service

Porn company, CamSoda, has created a phone sex service that’s controlled by major crypto currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin. The service, Bitcast, tracks the real-time USD value of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, via a chart and then syncs it with a string of internet-connected Lovense sex toys. The vibration on the sex toy is controlled by the …

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Matthews ready to return to Maple Leafs lineup after missing a month

NASHVILLE — The hurtin’ tune that Auston Matthews has been singing for the past four weeks finally can be put in the remainder bin in Music City. The Maple Leafs’ top centre on Wednesday declared himself set to return to the lineup after recovering from a right shoulder injury. Wonderful timing, of course, considering the Leafs will take on the …

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Raptors drop old-fashioned shootout to LeBron, Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Perhaps the Cavs and Raptors will meet yet again in the playoffs when the stakes will be higher than Wednesday’s meeting at the Q. Perhaps the Raptors will find some way to slow down LeBron James and perhaps the entertainment value will be as good, perhaps even better. What’s obvious is the Raptors have plenty of work to …

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Oilsands alliance aiming to cut down on reliance for steam, a major greenhouse emissions source

CALGARY—An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions. Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern …

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Why breaking up with Facebook can be hard to do

NEW YORK—Facebook’s latest privacy scandal, involving Trump campaign consultants who allegedly stole data on tens of millions of users in order to influence elections, has some people reconsidering their relationship status with the social network. There’s just one problem: There isn’t much of anywhere else to go. Facebook has weathered many such blow-ups before and is used to apologizing and …

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RBC chief Dave McKay tops big banks pay at $12.4 million as CEO wages rise 7%

TORONTO — The chief executives of Canada’s five biggest banks collectively earned roughly $53.6 million in the latest fiscal year, up more than seven per cent from a year earlier. But it was a particularly good year for TD Bank’s chief executive Bharat Masrani, who got a more than 20 per cent increase in total direct compensation to pull in …

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Trump’s new State Department hawk could be bad news for Iran

The revolving door at the Trump White House puts me in mind of something a certain close observer of a certain corporate leader once said about the latter’s management style: “He surrounds himself with weak people, because he thinks it makes him strong.” It was not a compliment. Granted, Gary Cohn, Trump’s recently departed economic adviser, and more recently Rex …

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Carabins’ Régis Cibasu and Félix Ménard-Brière work to impress scouts

It’s never a good sign when the media outnumber the scouts at a player’s pro day — even in Montreal, when the Canadiens are out of town and people are scrambling for a story. Having said that, receiver Régis Cibasu and kicker Félix Ménard-Brière, along with the agent who represents the two Université de Montréal players, weren’t about to complain …

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Game Report: Canadiens limp home after yet another road loss in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The good news for the Canadiens is they get to go back home. The bad news is that Montreal is expecting a snowstorm on Tuesday — which sort of sums up this season for the Canadiens. The Canadiens ended a 12-day, six-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night at Nationwide …

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