Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston

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.

Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ launch

Disney’s The Mandalorian schedule leaks ahead of Disney+ launch

Star Wars fans are in for a big treat when Disney Plus launches in mid-November. Disney is planning to kick things off with an original in the science fiction universe called The Mandalorian, a series that early reviews have heavily praised as a worthy installment in the franchise. Ahead of the launch, the full (alleged) release schedule for the show has leaked, indicating that episodes will drop on a weekly basis.

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Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

Intermittent fasting may ‘significantly’ boost exercise motivation

In addition to its other potential health benefits, intermittent fasting may cause hormone changes that boost one's motivation to exercise. The findings were detailed in a study recently published in the Journal of Endocrinology, where researchers explain that intermittent fasting -- as well as general meal restriction -- boosts the 'hunger hormone' ghrelin and its ability to boost exercise motivation.

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Fortnite dumpster hiding bug catapults players to their death

Fortnite dumpster hiding bug catapults players to their death

If you're playing Fortnite this weekend, beware of a newly discovered bug that is turning dumpsters into deadly destinations for some players. As recently highlighted on Reddit, this bug is impacting players as they attempt to exit the dumpster, causing them to skyrocket upward with a trail of smoke behind them. Once they finally return to their proper form, they're sent to their death below.

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Twitch’s new Watch Parties test taps Prime Video for movie night

Twitch’s new Watch Parties test taps Prime Video for movie night

Streaming platform Twitch is testing a new feature called 'Watch Parties' that allows streamers to watch movies from Prime Video with viewers who have a Prime subscription. The feature is only available to invited streamers at this time, but it hints at a future feature that'll make it possible for many people located around the world to tune into the same movie night.

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Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon 5G goes live in three major sports and entertainment arenas

Verizon Wireless has announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband service is now live in three big sports and entertainment arenas in Denver, San Francisco, and Phoenix. The service will be expanded to cover a total of 10 arenas in coming months, according to the company, which is working to bring its ultra-fast mobile broadband to a number of big venues.

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HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support and hardware wallet

HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support and hardware wallet

Following a teaser about it earlier this year, HTC has officially released its new Exodus 1s, a smartphone it claims can run a full Bitcoin node. The device is billed as a 'cryptophone,' one targeted at cryptocurrency enthusiasts who want to merge their favorite obsession with their handset. The model also features a hardware wallet that's isolated from the operating system for storing crypto coins.

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Call of Duty: Mobile gets Halloween event and Sniper Only mode

Call of Duty: Mobile gets Halloween event and Sniper Only mode

Weeks after its release, Call of Duty: Mobile has been updated with a new Halloween mode that includes themed cosmetics and a restyled Standoff map that includes Halloween elements. In addition to the new event, Activision has also added a new Sniper Only mode and new challenges related to it, as well as details on updates on cheater reports, limited-time modes, ranks and progression, and more.

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Netflix pauses Cowboy Bebop production after star suffers injury

Netflix pauses Cowboy Bebop production after star suffers injury

Netflix has temporarily suspended production of its Cowboy Bebop original after its lead actor John Cho suffered a knee injury on set. Reports of the incident refer to it as a 'freak accident' during what was a highly rehearsed scene, one that unfortunately requires surgery to treat. It will take seven to nine months before production resumes.

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Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville arrives on PC, PS4, and Xbox

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville arrives on PC, PS4, and Xbox

Following weeks of testing, Electronic Arts has officially taken the wraps off Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. The game follows the second Garden Warfare title, giving fans the latest installment of 3D zombies and plant-based fighters. The game is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One; it includes three regions where players can roam free, as well as more than a dozen customizable character classes, half a dozen online player modes, and more.

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Three-hour Disney Plus trailer packs almost every show and movie

Three-hour Disney Plus trailer packs almost every show and movie

Disney is making a strong point about the vast size of its Disney Plus ("Disney+") content library by publishing a new video trailer. Unlike other promotional trailers, which are typically anywhere from 20 seconds to a few minutes long, the new Disney Plus trailer will take more than three hours to watch. The video contains clips of nearly every video that'll be available to stream.

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Alphabet’s Wing starts delivering packages with drones in Virginia

Alphabet’s Wing starts delivering packages with drones in Virginia

Following news about its plans, Alphabet's Wing has started delivering small packages to people in Virginia using drones. The deliveries are made possible thanks to the company's Air Carrier Certificate received from the FAA, which officially makes Alphabet the first company to offer a commercial air delivery service to private residences in the US.

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Fortnite’s new 3D Headphones setting makes it easier to track enemies

Fortnite’s new 3D Headphones setting makes it easier to track enemies

Epic does a fairly good job of helping Fortnite players figure out where opponents and in-game objects are located, but it can still be tricky to tell whether a sound is coming from above or below, among other things. Here to help fix that is a new 3D Headphones setting that, when enabled, provides a proper binaural audio experience that improves the location of sounds positioned around the player's head.

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