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Brittany Roston is SlashGear's Entertainment, Health, and Science Editor. She has over a decade of experience writing about entertainment, health, and science for many media outlets.

Study finds only one daily alcoholic drink may jeopardize heart health

Study finds only one daily alcoholic drink may jeopardize heart health

The European Society of Cardiology has published a new study that found people who consume one alcoholic drink per day may be at greater risk of developing a type of abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (afib). The findings join a large body of research on alcohol consumption and its potential health impacts and benefits.

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Epic hints that Fortnite Crew plan will soon have more content

Epic hints that Fortnite Crew plan will soon have more content

On Thursday, Epic Games detailed the status of its January 2021 Fortnite Crew plan, as well as its plans for the future. The company hasn't yet revealed what subscribers can expect to get in February's drop, but it has teased that future Crew bundles may include more content than players currently receive.

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Hulu will get Disney’s Nomadland movie the same day as theaters

Hulu will get Disney’s Nomadland movie the same day as theaters

Nomadland, a drama that will hit some IMAX theaters later this month, will be available to stream on Hulu on the same day it gets its widespread premiere in theaters throughout the US. Though it hasn't taken as big of steps as Warner Bros when it comes to embracing streaming during the pandemic, this won't be the first time Disney has launched a movie on digital.

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2021 iPhone in-screen Touch ID tipped as Apple tests foldables

2021 iPhone in-screen Touch ID tipped as Apple tests foldables

A new leak has dropped a number of details on Apple's alleged upcoming plans for its iPhone and iPad products, not the least of which is a possible folding handset. That's a more distant look at the future, one that may not become a reality, but the leaks also include alleged changes in this year's models.

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Apple Podcasts may soon get a premium subscription service

Apple Podcasts may soon get a premium subscription service

Apple may be planning to release a subscription service for podcasts, a move that would bring it into competition with Spotify, Stitcher, and other companies offering exclusive content. The move wouldn't be surprising given the increasing popularity of podcasts and Apple's long dominance in the podcast distribution market.

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CDC warns new COVID-19 variant is in US and spreading fast

CDC warns new COVID-19 variant is in US and spreading fast

A new and more contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strain is spreading quickly in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is urging the public to follow prevention guidelines. The agency warns that this variant may 'increase the US pandemic trajectory in the coming months.'

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Blue Origin crew capsule upgrades demonstrated in successful launch

Blue Origin crew capsule upgrades demonstrated in successful launch

Private space company Blue Origin has announced the successful demonstration of upgrades made to its New Shepard program's crew capsule. For this launch, the NS-14 capsule featured various updates that are intended to improve the astronaut experience, including easier access to Mission Control, cushioned wall linings, and more.

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Instacart shoppers will get a small stipend for COVID-19 vaccine

Instacart shoppers will get a small stipend for COVID-19 vaccine

Instacart has announced that it will provide a small stipend to encourage its shoppers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The stipend will be made available to the company's in-store shoppers, shift leads, and full-service shoppers, according to Instacart, which says the financial incentive will be available starting on February 1.

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Turtle Beach acquires Neat, maker of unique microphones

Turtle Beach acquires Neat, maker of unique microphones

Gaming accessories company Turtle Beach has acquired Neat Microphones, the company behind a variety of uniquely-designed analog and USB microphones. Demand for microphones has increased as more consumers take up gaming streaming, podcasting, and other activities that require high-end microphones. The announcement comes ahead of Neat's 2021 product launches.

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DARPA launches ENVision program to transform night vision goggles

DARPA launches ENVision program to transform night vision goggles

Night vision technology is nothing new, but despite modern innovations, the goggles remain fairly large and bulky. In addition to adding weight to a soldier's helmet and potentially putting a strain on their neck muscles, the goggles also have a small field of view, making it more tricky to evaluate one's surroundings. DARPA aims to change that.

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Hisense Laser TV line expands with new TriChroma 2021 models

Hisense Laser TV line expands with new TriChroma 2021 models

Hisense has announced its new TriChroma Laser TV line at CES 2021, updating the product family it first introduced back in 2014. The new models will be available in sizes ranging from 75-inches to 100-inches, bringing what Hisense says is 'significantly improved' color, brightness, and immersion.

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NASA prepares to share sounds from Mars as Perseverance nears planet

NASA prepares to share sounds from Mars as Perseverance nears planet

On February 18, a little over a month from now, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on the Red Planet, bringing with it new tools and technologies for additional exploration. Among the items carried by the rover is a microphone located on its SuperCam instrument -- and NASA plans to use this to record natural sounds on Mars.

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