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Boston College professor offers extra credit for students to go on dates

A Boston College philosophy professor—known as the “dating professor”—offers extra credit to her students who (while sober) ask someone out on a date, go out on that said date and have no physical contact.<p>The Washington Post reported on Monday that Professor Kerry Cronin said she came up with the …

College & University

Ray tracing explained: The future of hyper-realistic graphics

Ray tracing has long been gaming's holy grail. A method of creating hyper-realistic lighting and graphics, for years ray tracing has been promised as the technology that will take games the next step closer to total realism. Ray tracing has perennially been just on the horizon, but at GDC 2018, …

Graphics

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday.<p>British drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals is seeking permission to sell its purified form of an …

Cannabis

Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind,” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice .” Soon they quit their jobs because they were earning enough from artists …

Music Production

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Taught EA A Lesson It Won't Forget

Star Wars Battlefront II's loot box controversy undoubtedly stole the game's thunder when it released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last November. After pre-release gameplay revealed the game was essentially "pay-to-play" thanks to the way the progression system worked, EA pulled in-game transactions …

Star Wars Battlefront

ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk

NEW YORK (AP) — Before airing George Stephanopoulos' interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in the broadcast.<p>ABC News President James Goldston …

Donald Trump

God Of War PS4 Review Roundup [Updated]: Here's What Critics Are Saying

Ever since God of War was revealed for PS4, it's been clear the game would differ from its predecessors in the series. It appeared to be slower, with more of an emphasis on character development and very different combat. The game has also learned a lot from fellow PS4 exclusive The Last of Us.<p>Now, …

Santa Monica

Apple reportedly launching subscription news service

A premium Apple News app<p>Apple acquired the “Netflix of magazines” last month, and it’s now planning to create its own premium news service. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that Apple’s Texture acquisition will see the service, which offers more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a month, combined into Apple’s News …

App Store

Samsung design patent reveals a notch and we can already hear the screams

• Samsung has applied for a patent on a smartphone design that features a display notch.<br>• The design also hints that the device would include an in-display fingerprint scanner.<br>• The South Korean manufacturer has previously made fun of Apple’s iPhone X notch.<p>Samsung has submitted a patent application for …

Patents

Starbucks's CEO Showed a Classy Example of What a Great Leader Does When Managing a Crisis

Two black men are racially profiled and arrested inside a Starbucks store, although no crime was committed. Here's what Starbucks' chief executive officer, Kevin R. Johnson, did next.<p>If you're just getting wind of the latest race-related debacle, it involves two black men arrested at a Starbucks in …

Leadership

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won’t have traditional single-player campaign

Black Ops 4 will instead focus on multiplayer and Zombies, according to sources<p><i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 4</i> won’t include a traditional single-player story mode, according to sources with knowledge of the project’s status. The shift in creative direction will make <i>Black Ops 4</i> the first mainline Call of …

Call of Duty

People are using 'Far Cry 5' to chill and fish instead of destroying the cult

<i>Far Cry 5</i> is a game in which you desperately defend yourself against a heavily armed religious cult. Or, if you prefer, you could use it as a nice …

Fishing

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Income Inequality

Apple will repair some Apple Watch 2 models that have swollen batteries or won’t power on for free

The policy only applies to 42mm-sized models<p>Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don’t turn on, according to a new service policy seen by <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>The policy states that “some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may experience an …

Apple Watch

Shenmue 1 & 2 Being Released On PS4, Xbox One, And PC, But Aren't Remasters

Sega's beloved Dreamcast classic Shenmue is coming to modern platforms. During the Sega Fes event in Japan, the publisher announced it is bringing both the first Shenmue and its sequel, Shenmue II, together in one package to PS4, Xbox One, and PC later this year. And while they will boast some …

Retrogaming

Elizabeth Warren has a great idea for making Tax Day less painful

You shouldn’t have to file your taxes. The government should do it for you.<p>If you’re finishing up your income tax return at the last minute and frustrated by this annual ritual of busywork, you should know about a bill that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced last spring that would make doing …

Finance

PUBG's New Blue Zone Makes The Game More Tactical

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>’ latest patch gives the meditative survival shooter a big, welcome change of pace. <i>Battlegrounds</i>’ blue circle, which …

Gaming Industry

Mozilla activates Tracking Protection by default for Firefox on iOS

Mozilla has a handful of updates for Firefox on iOS, privacy-minded and otherwise. Now, Tracking Protection is turned on by default rather than being an opt-in bit buried in the settings menu. You can set specific filters so retail sites (or others) can or can't track you, according to the Mozilla …

Software

MoviePass wants to build a Rotten Tomatoes for movie lovers

MoviePass, already on a quest to make moviegoing affordable, wants to build a recommendation engine to help people find movies they’ll love.<p>The US movie subscription service wants to build a review and recommendation system fueled by its own users. Movie-review aggregation sites like Rotten …

Rotten Tomatoes

Experts Reveal 3 Reasons Why Bitcoin's Price is Edging to $8,000

The coin is jumping up 10 percent.<p>Bitcoin is showing signs of recovery. After a four-month decline from its mid-December high of $19,500 to a Monday …

Cryptocurrency

Samsung's 49-inch monitor will make you hate your puny screen

Disclosure<p>Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission …

Gear & Gadgets

300,000 people say they're ready to protest if Robert Mueller is fired

<b>(CNN) —</b> If President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, the liberal group MoveOn.org plans a quick and expansive response.<p>The group is calling for hundreds of rallies to take place across the country protesting Trump's action if such a firing occurs.<p>So far MoveOn's gotten around 300,000 …

Donald Trump

Paul Ryan Was a Failure, Even on His Own Terms

A decade ago, Paul Ryan, who was then a member of the House Budget Committee, introduced a tax-and-spending bill called the Roadmap for America’s Future Act of 2008. With the Democrats in control of the Senate, there was no immediate prospect of the bill being put into law. Rather, it was a …

Economics

Yellow Fever Encroaches Megacities, Straining Global Vaccine Supply

For the first time ever, Brazil is attempting a nationwide immunization campaign against yellow fever.<p>An ongoing outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease has killed hundreds of people in parts of Brazil where yellow fever traditionally wasn't considered a threat and most residents aren't vaccinated …

Public Health

iMovie for iOS updated for iPhone X, now uses Metal for graphics processing

Following updates to iMovie and Final Cut Pro on macOS earlier this week, Apple has finally updated the iOS version of iMovie for the larger screen size of the iPhone X. The new version also uses Apple’s Metal framework for graphics processing within the app as well. Full release notes below:<p><i>What’s</i> …

App Store

This Scandinavian diet created by a Danish CEO and dietitian has been hailed as 'the simplest diet in the world'

When it comes to health and well-being, simplicity is key. If something can fit into your daily routine and not feel like too much of a chore, you're probably more likely to stick to it.<p>Suzy Wengel, a Danish dietitian who's the CEO of a biotech company, believes she has the answer to weight loss …

Weight Loss

Bitcoin spikes 14% in less than an hour

• <b>Bitcoin surged Thursday morning, spiking more than 14% in less than an hour.</b>• <b><br>You can track the price of bitcoin in real-time here.</b><p>Bitcoin surged more than 14% in less than an hour Thursday morning, bringing the world's largest cryptocurrency closer to the $8,000 level that it has not seen since …

Cryptocurrency

Republicans fear potential impeachment move if Democrats win in 2018

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> There are growing concerns inside the White House and among GOP leadership that Democrats will immediately seek to impeach President Donald Trump should Republicans lose control of the House this November, six White House and congressional sources tell CNN.<p>"POTUS is aware" of the …

Donald Trump

Here’s what Apple Watch may look like with bigger display

The Apple Watch is set to get some of its biggest upgrades ever this year, including a bigger, brighter display.<p>Rumors have suggested Apple plans to increase the display on the Apple Watch Series 4 by about 15%. The move could add more room for a bigger battery, but a new concept mockup of the …

Apple Watch