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Friday February 9th, 2018 night edition

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison will now offer free tuition and fees for in-state students from households that make less than $56,000 a year, The Associated Press reported.

The program, called Bucky’s Tuition Promise, is the latest move by a major university to try and make higher education more accessible and affordable for students.

In-state students at UW-Madison currently pay $10,533 a year in tuition and fees.

"Indeed, if they just read the popular press about student debt and sky-rocketing tuition their assumption will be that they can't.

Similar programs are growing in popularity across higher education as advocates argue that high tuition costs are blocking students from pursuing degrees.

The same day, the university regent’s finance committee signed off on increasing nonresident and graduate tuition for three schools at UW-Madison.

The full board is expected to approve the proposed increases on Friday, the AP reported. »

YouTube suspends Logan Paul’s ad revenue, blames ‘recent pattern of behavior’

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In a statement given to The Verge, a YouTube spokesperson said: “After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels.

In response to Logan Paul’s recent pattern of behavior, we’ve temporarily suspended ads on his channels.

Social media analysts SocialBlade estimate that Paul earns up to $1.2 million a month in ad revenue from his YouTube channels. »

Yes, Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4

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Internet rumours this week pegged Bandai Namco as being the mystery studio behind Metroid Prime 4 - something multiple sources have now confirmed to Eurogamer as being accurate.

Metroid Prime 4 was briefly announced via a logo shown during Nintendo's E3 2017 broadcast.

Since then, speculation has been rife over who was working on Metroid Prime 4, but nothing more has been announced about the game since. »

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 looks set to retain the headphone jack

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The Galaxy S9, 2018’s hottest phone until the next iPhone, has emerged in new leaked images today, and this time we’re seeing the first indication that it will still have a headphone jack.

Samsung, LG, and a couple of other companies like OnePlus have remained resolute in their inclusion of a headphone jack, but that was far from a certainty for the next Galaxy S iteration.

This is a phone that will compete against the iPhone X, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and more niche rivals like Google’s Pixel 2: all of them surviving sans a headphone jack. »