Sam Adams

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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

When principal Kelli Hoffman ran into her students at a McDonald’s during summer break, she knew they weren’t there for the McNuggets.The two rising …

Retailers: Nintendo NX Price Should Be $260 Or Less

E3 2016 has long since come and gone, and as expected, there was no news regarding the Nintendo NX – the company’s upcoming console, set to launch …

'Fallout 4' is the first game to break my 'Destiny' addiction

But I haven't touched the game in two weeks now — something I haven't done since last September, when "Destiny" first launched.<p>That's because I've been spending my last two weeks playing "Fallout 4." And you know what? I really don't miss "Destiny" at all right now.<p>I'll just come right out and say …

Xbox One Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 Games List Leaked In Full

It’s a big couple of weeks for gamers with the release of Fallout 4 on the horizon and Microsoft’s Xbox One seeing its software receive its biggest …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

The mobile games market is an absolute mess, thanks to you

Consumers and developers must work together to bring back the golden age of mobile gaming<p>A mobile game my team and I poured our hearts and souls into is receiving rave reviews from users. The game, <i>Battlestation: Harbinger</i>, was featured by both Apple and Google as one of the best new games in their …

Game Development

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Read. Get paid. And don't give up. Laurie Penny's advice for young journalists

After Felix Salmon warned aspiring journalists that a world of woe awaits them, NS columnist Laurie Penny has some more cheery advice.<p><b>1. Make sure</b> …

Resistance: Retribution for PSP is going offline in May

Another Resistance game is losing its multiplayer features. Sony announced today that <i>Resistance: Retribution</i>, the 2009 Sony Bend game released for PlayStation Portable, will have its online features disabled on May 5.<p>Last year, Sony discontinued online services for PlayStation 3 games <i>Resistance:</i> …

Online Life

Bill Gates Is About To Unveil The Most Powerful Tool In The History of Social Activism

Since Bill Gates started writing his annual letter in 2009, he’s pretty much stuck with the accomplishments and plans of the Gates Foundation. Not this year: tacked at the end of an ambitious outline for the next 15 years, to be made public today, Gates will announce an initiative with the …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

America's first offshore wind project hit with waves of controversy

America’s first-ever offshore wind farm is going over-budget before construction even begins, critics say.<p>The $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, a private project benefiting from millions in federal subsidies, plans to pioneer offshore wind energy in pursuit of an eco-friendly, sustainable energy …

Baked Pears with Cinnamon Honey

<b>Baked Pears with Cinnamon Honey</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 medium pears<br>• 3 tablespoons honey<br>• 2 tablespoons butter (vegan if desired)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon<br>• 1/4 teaspoon …

Obama Talks About His Own Experience With Racial Profiling

The Obamas opened up about their experiences with racial profiling in an interview with People magazine that will hit newsstands Friday.<p>"I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years," Michelle Obama told the magazine. "Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived …

Major League Gaming is opening an arena for e-sports in the US next month

Competitive gaming is growing so huge in popularity that it will soon have a dedicated arena in the United States. Major League Gaming has announced that the MLG.tv Arena will open in Columbus, Ohio next month. The company describes it as a "state of the art venue designed to showcase and broadcast …

Destiny: The Dark Below review: no light above

<i>The Dark Below</i> is the perfect expansion for <i>Destiny</i> — it's just as grandiose and ultimately shallow as the main game.<p><i>Destiny</i> suffered from two glaring problems at launch: a lack of content, and a lack of variety in that content. Those issues were compounded by the game's MMO-inspired structure, a …

Remembering Ralph Baer, the inventor of home video games

I lost a friend this month.<p>I first got to know Ralph Baer a little over seven years ago when he reached out to us at The Strong to see if we might be interested in preserving materials documenting his lifework. We, of course, were interested — after all, he was a legend, the man who patented the …