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.

Jeff Bezos announces $10 billion Earth fund targeting climate change

Jeff Bezos announces $10 billion Earth fund targeting climate change

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world's richest person, has committed $10 billion under his newly announced Bezos Earth Fund. In an announcement on Instagram today, Bezos stated that he wants 'to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.' Bezos indicates that the $10 billion is just the start of his financial investment into the planet.

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Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea over coronavirus

Overwatch League moves matches to South Korea over coronavirus

Overwatch League, the professional esports league that was forced to cancel a number of matches in China over the novel coronavirus outbreak, has announced that it will hold makeup matches for those events in South Korea. The decision to hold these matches in Seoul was made 'in order to protect the health and safety of our fans, players, and staff,' according to the league.

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Study finds concerning link between air pollution and heart attacks

Study finds concerning link between air pollution and heart attacks

A new study out of the Yale School of Public Health has found that air pollution may be able to trigger non-fatal heart attacks, making the ultrafine particles found in this pollution a ‘serious public health concern.’ The research was recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives; it warns that the heart attack risk is particularly high in the first few hours after exposure.

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Killing Eve season 3 teaser trailer reveals premiere date

Killing Eve season 3 teaser trailer reveals premiere date

The BBC has revealed the upcoming premiere date for the third season of its hit drama Killing Eve. The show first debuted in April 2018 with an annual season release schedule. In keeping with the trend it has established, the BBC will release the show’s forth season in April, but it has little else to say about the premiere at this time.

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity relocated to Spaceport America in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity relocated to Spaceport America in New Mexico

Using the carrier aircraft VMS Eve, Virgin Galactic says that it successfully relocated the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane to its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America. The plane was located in Mojave, California, whereas Spaceport America is located in New Mexico. The flight between the two states also gave Virgin Galactic a long period of time during which it evaluated the spaceplane.

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Facebook cancels its big San Francisco conference over coronavirus

Facebook cancels its big San Francisco conference over coronavirus

Facebook has decided to cancel its big global marketing summit that was scheduled to take place in San Francisco due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the company has revealed. The decision wasn't made due to any sort of outbreak in that region, but rather out of 'an abundance of caution,' according to a Facebook spokesperson. The decision follows the Mobile World Congress cancellation.

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Fortnite gets ‘Never Gonna’ emote for Rickrolling friends

Fortnite gets ‘Never Gonna’ emote for Rickrolling friends

Epic has added a classic meme to its Item Shop with the addition of the new 'Never Gonna' emote in Fortnite. The company introduced the new emote by Rickrolling its customers; it tweeted a YouTube video called 'Watch How This Bear Made The Unlikeliest Of Friends' with a thumbnail showing an actual bear. Clicking the video, however, played Fishstick dancing to the 'Never Gonna' emote.

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Android Auto adds local weather icons to the status bar

Android Auto adds local weather icons to the status bar

If your vehicle has Android Auto, you can now use the system to quickly view your local weather. Users started noticing the new feature over the last week, reporting that they show up as two small icons in the platform's status bar. Don't expect to get a full weather forecast, but it's not like you're missing much -- you could easily view a more detailed outlook from your phone when you're not driving a vehicle.

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NASA CAPSTONE CubeSat will be launched by Rocket Lab

NASA CAPSTONE CubeSat will be launched by Rocket Lab

NASA has announced the recipient of its CAPSTONE CubeSat contract, revealing that the California-based company Rocket Lab will provide the launch services for this particular mission. Rocket Lab is commercially licensed by the FAA as a launch provider, according to NASA, which says that its CAPSTONE CubeSat weighs only 55lbs and is destined for cislunar orbit around the Moon.

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Instagram Latest Post feature found, but don’t expect to use it

Instagram Latest Post feature found, but don’t expect to use it

The Instagram app recently revealed an internal feature called 'Latest Posts' that, based on the name, would enable users to view the most recent posts made by the accounts they follow. The feed filter excited some users who hoped this would essentially mark the return of the chronological feed, but it seems you shouldn't get your hopes up. Instagram confirmed the feature's existence but said it isn't what it appears to be.

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Gmail for iOS adds attachment support for Apple’s Files app

Gmail for iOS adds attachment support for Apple’s Files app

Google is making it easier for Apple mobile device owners to attach files to emails using their iPhone or iPad. In an announcement this week, Google said that it has added support for Apple's Files app to Gmail on iOS; this means you'll be able to directly attach files from this app using the Gmail app. The change is rolling out now to all Gmail users on iOS.

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Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta Airlines has announced intentions to become the first carbon-neutral airline across its global operations. The company has pledged $1 billion that will be used over the next decade to reach this goal, which will cover Delta's land and air operations. According to the company, 98-percent of its emissions come from aircraft; in order to neutralize this, the company plans to reduce its carbon footprint and more.

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