Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston

Senior editor at SlashGear, and a member of the team since 2012, Brittany A. Roston combines a deep knowledge of technology with the bleeding-edge in science and health. Whether reviewing the latest laptops and PCs, or distilling the insights from the vanguard of global research, Brittany's talent lies in her ability to communicate the complex in a way that's both clear and entertaining. Email

Dropbox Apple Silicon support promised, but the damage is already done

Dropbox Apple Silicon support promised, but the damage is already done

Dropbox still lacks a native app for Apple's latest Mac models running its M1 silicon, forcing users to utilize a battery-hungry version of the software operating under Apple's Rosetta translation process. A recent tweet highlighting some posts on the Dropbox forums stirred up chaos among Dropbox users by indicating a native M1 app may never arrive, and now the company is trying to clear up the confusion.

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Mercedes Sustaineer EV concept packs solar panels for greener deliveries

Mercedes Sustaineer EV concept packs solar panels for greener deliveries

Mercedes-Benz has introduced a concept electric van based on its eSprinter model, demonstrating technologies that may one day make last-mile deliveries better for the environment. Called the Sustaineer, this EV concept is fully electric and designed to offer a sustainable experience in the city, including everything from a filter that helps clean the air while driving to solar panels on the van's roof.

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Fortnite Crew November bundle brings the final First Shadow skin

Fortnite Crew November bundle brings the final First Shadow skin

As anticipated, November's Fortnite Crew bundle will bring the final skin in the three-part First Shadows series. Epic has confirmed the release date, as well as the other items that will be made available to subscribers. Epic first announced its plan to release a three-part Crew series involving three different characters with the same storyline, one released per month in September, October, and November.

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Amazon plans Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for its own Fire TVs

Amazon plans Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for its own Fire TVs

We've known for a while that Amazon had plans to make its own Fire smart TVs, the first models of which are now rolling out to buyers. The company has revealed that it plans to add two big previously unannounced features to its latest Fire TV models: support for Apple's HomeKit and AirPlay 2.

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More raw onions recalled over salmonella: The brand and bags to avoid

More raw onions recalled over salmonella: The brand and bags to avoid

Another raw onion recall has been announced, expanding the number of companies and suppliers alerting their customers to potential Salmonella contamination. The latest advisory comes from Potandon Produce, LLC, which says its Green Giant brand is impacted by the issue. Yellow and white whole onions sold in multiple bag sizes are covered by the recall.

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Analysis uncovers the Twitter accounts behind Harry and Meghan hate

Analysis uncovers the Twitter accounts behind Harry and Meghan hate

Following their exit from the royal life in early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Harry and Meghan experienced a considerable amount of hate on social media, among other places, including substantial abuse targeted specifically at the duchess. Bot Sentinel Inc. analyzed the phenomenon to determine what, exactly, was fueling this negativity and whether it was simply the result of organic activity or something more coordinated.

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ICON and Lennar plan to 3D print an entire Texas neighborhood

ICON and Lennar plan to 3D print an entire Texas neighborhood

ICON, a company that specializes in 3D printing-based construction technologies, has teamed up with home construction company Lennar to announce an ambitious new project: 3D printing an entire neighborhood of houses in Texas. The project will break ground in 2022, according to ICON, which says it'll leverage its technologies to help build 100 homes in a new community co-designed with the architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

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Wyze Switch and Bulb White offer smart home lighting on a budget

Wyze Switch and Bulb White offer smart home lighting on a budget

Joining its newly unveiled Solar Panel and Lamp Socket, Wyze has also taken the wraps off two new products: the Wyze Switch and Wyze Bulb White. The two new products expand the company's growing home automation product line, offering consumers inexpensive options for transforming their home's existing lighting system into a smart home feature.

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Photoshop will soon let creators add verification to newly minted NFTs

Photoshop will soon let creators add verification to newly minted NFTs

Adobe has made a number of product announcements at its MAX 2021 event, not the least of which are a number of new features for its popular image-editing and creation software Photoshop. One of these new features revolves around blockchain technology, making it easier for content creators to prove that they're the person behind non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offered on platforms like OpenSea and SuperRare.

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A Quiet Place is getting a horror video game adaptation in 2022

A Quiet Place is getting a horror video game adaptation in 2022

Hit movie A Quiet Place is the inspiration for a single-player horror video game adaptation scheduled for release next year. It's easy to see why the movie would inspire a video game: the plot revolves around walking as quietly as possible to avoid alerting hostile, violent aliens who really dislike noise.

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Yubico Security C NFC is a cheap USB-C security key for phones and PCs

Yubico Security C NFC is a cheap USB-C security key for phones and PCs

Yubico's latest security key is the Security Key C NFC, a cheaper alternative to the company's existing YubiKey 5C NFC. The new product enables users to easily secure their Android smartphone, iPhone, or computer running Windows 10 using a physical key that makes it much harder for hackers to infiltrate an account.

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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA panel recommendation for young kids

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA panel recommendation for young kids

The US is one step closer to the anticipated authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for young kids ages five to 11 years. An independent panel of advisers has recommended the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children who fall in this age group, bringing the US closer than ever to a vaccine option that covers the majority of the population.

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