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.

Spotify finally adds the podcast feature users have been waiting for

Spotify finally adds the podcast feature users have been waiting for

Spotify made the jump into podcasts several months ago, now boasting a large library of content, including some major exclusives. Despite the amount of time the platform has offered this digital audio, it has still lacked some basic features podcast fans have become accustomed to, one of which is the ability to determine when new episodes are available on their favorite shows. That, finally, has changed.

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All of the Fortnite secrets you missed in Sony’s PS5 teaser yesterday

All of the Fortnite secrets you missed in Sony’s PS5 teaser yesterday

Yesterday, Sony revealed the gameplay for a number of titles coming to the PlayStation 5, as well as one game we're already familiar with: Fortnite. The entire clip was quite brief at only around 40 seconds in length and it mostly served to highlight the graphics boost players can expect to get on the upcoming console. However, if you looked closely, there were a few interesting teasers.

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NASA says Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has a cousin and it’s changing color

NASA says Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has a cousin and it’s changing color

NASA has published the most recent up-close image of Jupiter, the massive planet covered with beautiful, terrifying storms. The image was captured on August 25 by the Hubble Space Telescope, giving researchers an updated look at the planet and its recent changes. Most notable among those changes is, according to NASA, the Great Red Spot's 'cousin' and its morphing color.

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Firefox Send won’t return, Mozilla also targets Firefox Notes

Firefox Send won’t return, Mozilla also targets Firefox Notes

Mozilla has decided that Firefox Send, its encrypted file transferring service, won't be returning. The reason for this decision is the same reason that compelled Mozilla to take the service offline in recent months: some users were taking advantage of Send to ship around malware and phishing attacks. In addition, Mozilla has also made a big announcement about its Firefox Notes product.

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Amazon opens smart grocery store with Alexa, Prime perks, and Dash carts

Amazon opens smart grocery store with Alexa, Prime perks, and Dash carts

Amazon has announced the opening of a Fresh grocery store in California, one that features a variety of smart technologies designed to improve the shopping experience. The store is, as you'd expect from a grocery store, a place where the public can purchase food, household items, and similar products. Amazon has tied its Alexa and Prime services into its business plan, as well.

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Epson LS500 ultra short throw 4K HDR 120″ laser projector packs Android TV

Epson LS500 ultra short throw 4K HDR 120″ laser projector packs Android TV

Epson has introduced a new ultra-short-throw projector designed specifically for home entertainment needs; it offers 4K Ultra HD resolution alongside Android TV, enabling users to directly access and project content from their favorite streaming apps. As with other ultra-short-throw projectors, the Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS500 is designed to be placed very close to the wall or screen onto which the image is projected.

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Tropical fruit behind gluten-free flour is a sustainable ‘superfood’

Tropical fruit behind gluten-free flour is a sustainable ‘superfood’

A type of fruit that is commonly consumed and used to make gluten-free flour in tropical parts of the world is, in fact, a superfood, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. Called Breadfruit, this crop originates from the Pacific islands and is a staple food in South Pacific countries, according to the researchers, who note that the fruit is suitable for high levels of eco-friendly and sustainable production.

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Fortnite x Rocket League crossover inbound with Llama-Rama weekend event

Fortnite x Rocket League crossover inbound with Llama-Rama weekend event

Two hit games -- Fortnite and Rocket League -- are about to have a big crossover with a weekend event dubbed "Llama-Rama." The crossover is to celebrate Rocket League becoming free-to-play (as previously announced), according to Epic Games, which teased players in a tweet today promising dual-game rewards for those who participate later this month.

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PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy a PS5 will get a big exclusive treat

PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy a PS5 will get a big exclusive treat

Sony held a PS5 game teaser today, showing off the major titles that will soon be available on the PlayStation 5 console, as well as some of the more minor games in the pipeline like Five Nights at Freddy's. Coming alongside the gameplay previews was official pricing information for the two PS5 consoles, as well as the very brief mention of a perk that will be made exclusively available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

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Walmart+ subscription officially goes live to take on Amazon Prime

Walmart+ subscription officially goes live to take on Amazon Prime

Earlier this month, Walmart introduced its own subscription service called Walmart Plus (officially known as Walmart+). The service takes on Amazon Prime, offering similar pricing to give subscribers unlimited free grocery deliveries, among other things. Walmart+ officially opened to signups this week, meaning you can now create an account, claim the free trial period, and then sign up on a monthly or annual basis if you want to keep using it.

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Study details disturbing link between PTSD and spike in dementia risk

Study details disturbing link between PTSD and spike in dementia risk

If you suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), you face more than double the risk of developing dementia later in life -- at least according to a new study from University College London. This study represents the first time a meta-analysis has been conducted on worldwide data related to PTSD and the related dementia risk, shedding light on yet another potential long-term health consequence associated with mental illness.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War PS5 teaser includes surprise for PS4 owners

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War PS5 teaser includes surprise for PS4 owners

During its game presentation this afternoon, Sony has taken the wraps off a number of games that will be available on its upcoming PlayStation 5 gaming console, one of which is the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise -- Black Ops: Cold War. In addition to previewing the action, the team behind the game teased details about zombies and a special treat for PS4 owners.

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