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Nintendo of America president to retire, Bowser to take the helm

– A A + Listen No, not that Bowser: senior vice-president of sales and marketing Doug Bowser will replace long-serving president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé when he retires on April 15, the video game company announced on Thursday.
Fils-Aimé has been with Nintendo of America for 15 years and has served as president and COO of the company for 13 years.
Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look. pic.twitter.com/EAhaEl5oEJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019
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His tenure with the company began during the GameCube and Game Boy Advance era, and he led the firm through the release of its two most profitable consoles, the Wii and the 3DS.
“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aimé said in a release. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude — for the incredibly talented..

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As Canada considers ban on Huawei 5G, chairman says he hopes for ‘level playing field’

– A A + Listen TORONTO — Huawei Technologies Inc. is adamant that it won’t abandon Canadian consumers, telecommunications companies and universities, even if the country’s government bans its 5G technology.
Help us improve Globalnews.ca Take the survey now! Story continues below Speaking through a translator at a media roundtable Thursday, the technology giant’s chairman Liang Hua stressed that he believes there is a way for the business to forge ahead in the country, though he noted the relationship between Canada and the company’s home country China is “not ideal.”
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“If Huawei were to be excluded from the deployment of 5G in the country then there are still customers th..

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New camera technology, current laws make fight against peeping Toms difficult: experts

– A A + Listen Hans School lays out several seemingly household items on the front counter of his Yonge Street store, Spy Tech spy shop.
Among them a pen, a pair of glasses and a coffee cup.
All of them are also hidden cameras.
“The sale of these type of electronic products are always going up,” said School.
“Because as the price goes down more and more people are buying these things.”
Help us improve Globalnews.ca Take the survey now! Story continues below School adds that the cameras disguised as common objects are advancing quickly in video quality and sound. What’s more, with Wi-Fi and data plans becoming cheaper and readily available, people can live-stream what they see on the other side of their cameras directly on their smartphones as it’s being recorded.
It’s exactly the type of product pe..

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U.K. approval of Huawei 5G networks would give Canada breathing room, expert says

– A A + Listen OTTAWA – Canadian officials will be “cheering from the sidelines” over fresh signals that Britain believes it can manage any security risks posed by Huawei Technologies’ involvement in building a next-generation wireless data network, says an intelligence expert who closely studies the issue.
British media reports say the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre has concluded that with care and safeguards, Huawei equipment can be used in “5G” networks, amid pressure from the United States to ban the Chinese supplier.
Help us improve Globalnews.ca Take the survey now! Story continues below If Britain gives Huawei a cautious green light, it will allow Canada room to make an independent decision, said Wesley Wark, an intelligence expert who teaches at the University of Ottawa.
“Whether such ..

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Website uses artificial intelligence to generate realistic human faces from scratch

– A A + Listen A software developer has developed an artificial intelligence-powered website which generates a different face from scratch each time you refresh your browser.
Every time a visitor to the website, ThisPersonDoesNotExist, reloads the page, an algorithm generates a lifelike human face – one that doesn’t actually belong to anyone.
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The technology was developed by Uber software developer and website creator Phillip Wang, who told Digital Trends that the idea for the project began in 2014 during a conversation with Google deep learning research scientist Ian Goodfellow. Goodfellow introduced the concept of a generative adversarial network (GAN) to produce the images.
Wang used the latest GAN, developed by Nividia A.I. Labs and released by the researchers on GitHub, to train his deep learning algorithm to generate ..

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