Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston

Brittany write for both a living and for fun, which is a strange sort of dichotomy. She spends her days getting paler in the land of anti-sun known as the Pacific Northwest.

Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Airstream and AT&T launch new 4G LTE system for camper trailers

Travel trailer company Airstream has teamed with AT&T to offer the carrier's 4G LTE data plans with its campers, the company has announced. Called Airstream Connected, the new offering can be used to add mobile broadband access to any of the company's touring coach and trailer vehicles. This service joins the 2019 Airstream Classic trailers that have built-in 4G LTE connectivity.

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Space Force to be overseen by US Air Force under newly signed directive

Space Force to be overseen by US Air Force under newly signed directive

The Trump administration is moving forward with its Space Force plans, officials have announced. Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 today for establishing the Space Force under the Department of the Air Force, though the proposal still has to be submitted to Congress. The Air Force has estimated a substantial cost for the new military service at $13 billion.

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Epic plans to sue organizers behind unauthorized UK Fortnite event

Epic plans to sue organizers behind unauthorized UK Fortnite event

Epic Games reportedly plans to sue the organizers behind a botched Fortnite live event that has held in the UK last week. The festival, which was called Fortnite Live Norwich, was supposed to provide attendees with the opportunity to experience a Fortnite-themed event in real life, but reports from people who attended reveal that it was poorly staffed with lackluster activities and long wait times.

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Lightsaber dueling sport gets support from French Fencing Federation

Lightsaber dueling sport gets support from French Fencing Federation

France is now officially home to what may be the most entertaining sport: lightsaber dueling. The sport has received support from the French Fencing Federation, which is reportedly providing fencing clubs with lightsabers for training and battles. What makes lightsaber dueling an appealing sport? It gets kids off their phones and engaging in a physical activity.

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Arrested Development Season 5, Part Two hits Netflix next month

Arrested Development Season 5, Part Two hits Netflix next month

Beloved sitcom Arrested Development will return to Netflix on March 15, bringing the second half of Season 5. Referred to as Part Two, this new batch will include eight episodes that'll be available to all Netflix subscribers globally. The new episodes join the first batch of Season 5 that was released by Netflix nearly one year ago.

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FDA warns risky plasma infusions from young donors won’t prevent aging

FDA warns risky plasma infusions from young donors won’t prevent aging

The FDA has issued a report warning the public against receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors under the assumption that it will reverse aging or eliminate diseases. The advisory was prompted by reports from several states, according to the agency, about establishments allegedly offering infusions of plasma from young donors under claims of health and medical benefits.

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Study finds dementia takes away the ability to daydream

Study finds dementia takes away the ability to daydream

A heartbreaking study out of the University of Sydney has found that people suffering from a type of early-onset dementia lose their ability to daydream and engage in inner monologues. Without the ability to let their mind wander, frontotemporal dementia patients are stuck always living in the moment, unable to anticipate the future or think about their past.

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YouTube Music finally gets Android Auto support in latest update

YouTube Music finally gets Android Auto support in latest update

YouTube Music is finally getting support for Android Auto, joining Google Music and other audio apps already supported by the platform. With this addition, Android Auto users are able to directly access their YouTube Music content via the platform's interface using a couple taps. When launched, the YouTube Music inclusion offers recommended content, downloads, and more.

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COD Black Ops 4: Operation Grand Heist season drops on PS4 tomorrow

COD Black Ops 4: Operation Grand Heist season drops on PS4 tomorrow

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 players will get access to the game's new season "Operation Grand Heist" starting tomorrow, February 19. The game will arrive for PlayStation 4 owners first, later launching also for Xbox One and PC players. Activision gave fans a look at what to expect in a trailer released today, as well as some details about big changes.

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Panasonic Lumix TZ95 packs 4K recording and 30x zoom in a tiny body

Panasonic Lumix TZ95 packs 4K recording and 30x zoom in a tiny body

Joining its newly launched FZ1000 II digital camera is a new compact travel zoom model, the Lumix TZ95, from Panasonic. The TZ95 packs a bunch of features into a tiny body, offering photographers more options than they'll get from their smartphone, but without the bulk of larger, heavier digital cameras. Among other things, the Lumix TZ95 features 4K video recording, a zoom lens, and optical image stabilization.

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Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II unveiled: 20MP, 16x zoom, and 4K recording

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 II unveiled: 20MP, 16x zoom, and 4K recording

Panasonic has quietly launched an update for its Lumix FZ1000 ultra-zoom digital camera. The new FZ1000 II point-and-shoot model features a fairly substantial body coupled with a 20.1-megapixel high-sensitivity MOS sensor and a 16x zoom lens. Buyers get a variety of features, including support for 4K video recording, at a price that undercuts mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

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Nissan ROAM camper power pack gives second life to used EV batteries

Nissan ROAM camper power pack gives second life to used EV batteries

Nissan and OPUS Campers have taken the wraps off a new camper concept that taps used electric vehicle batteries to offer power while on the go. Called the Nissan x OPUS concept, this camper features ROAM, a portable and weather-resistant power pack from Nissan Energy. Unlike the gas generators used by some campers, ROAM is silent and free of emissions.

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