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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

T-Mobile will sell a limited edition 5G-inspired gin starting tomorrow

T-Mobile will sell a limited edition 5G-inspired gin starting tomorrow

T-Mobile is the latest company to launch a promotional limited edition alcohol product, though it is going with liquor instead of wine. The new product, which will be available to purchase starting tomorrow, is named after 5G as a way to promote the Uncarrier's fastest mobile network. Appropriately, the liquor is called '5Gin.'

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John McAfee dies of apparent suicide ahead of extradition to US

John McAfee dies of apparent suicide ahead of extradition to US

John McAfee, the man you most likely know as the founder of the popular antivirus software McAfee, was found dead in his prison cell in Barcelona, Spain, earlier today. According to prison officials, the death is believed to have been a suicide after a court in Spain ruled that McAfee could be extradited to the US to face charges of alleged tax evasion.

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US Navy tests its most advanced aircraft carrier by blowing stuff up

US Navy tests its most advanced aircraft carrier by blowing stuff up

The United States Navy is testing whether its latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is ready to take on the trials of war. To do this, the Navy is detonating explosives near the ship in order to make sure it can handle the kind of events that may be encountered during an actual war. The explosions were strong enough to register as small earthquakes.

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Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

The public has long associated stress with the development of gray hairs, an observational link so common that it spawned phrases like, "You're giving me gray hair." A new study has confirmed that yes, indeed, experiencing too much stress may cause some of your hair to lose its youthful color -- but this isn't a permanent change and you can, with some relaxation, reverse the color loss.

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Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

A new study has found a link between cannabis product use and issues related to suicide, including thinking about and attempting to commit suicide. The research focused specifically on young users below the age of 35, noting that though this link was found, the findings don't necessarily mean that cannabis use is the cause of the observed association.

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Netflix’s Sexy Beasts reality show is the ultimate form of blind dating

Netflix’s Sexy Beasts reality show is the ultimate form of blind dating

Television shows that revolve around dating are nothing new, and that may be why Netflix has gone to fairly extreme lengths to make its own installment in the genre stand out. Sexy Beasts is a new reality show on Netflix that is all about blind dates, but not in the way you think. Contestants are fitted with elaborate makeup and prosthetics to completely hide their real selves behind a veneer of wildlife and mythical beasts.

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Fortnite Mothership starts abducting players, and that’s a good thing

Fortnite Mothership starts abducting players, and that’s a good thing

The massive Mothership over the Fortnite island has started abducting players, but the activity is different than what we've seen from the smaller UFOs thus far. Players who are grabbed by the Mothership aren't simply healed and dropped somewhere else; rather, they're given access to the massive vessel where they're able to acquire some key weapons to get a fighting edge.

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Adult Swim makes Rick & Morty Season 5 Episode 1 free to stream

Adult Swim makes Rick & Morty Season 5 Episode 1 free to stream

Hit adult animation Rick & Morty is back with its fifth season and you can watch the premiere for free right now. Adult Swim has made the first episode of the season available in its entirety on YouTube, though you'll need to tune into the network through a live TV service on Sunday nights to catch the rest of the episodes.

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Brave’s privacy-centric search engine arrives: Why you should use it

Brave’s privacy-centric search engine arrives: Why you should use it

In early March, Brave announced that it had acquired open search engine Tailcat and that it would be used as the foundation for launching Brave Search, a privacy-centric alternative to Google Search and Bing. Fast-forward a few months and Brave Search is now available as a public beta that anyone can fire up and use.

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NASA taps Tide to develop special laundry detergent for astronauts

NASA taps Tide to develop special laundry detergent for astronauts

Given how many years humans have spent in space, it may be surprising to learn that NASA still lacks a laundry detergent solution for its astronauts. Presently, individuals living on the International Space Station must wear the same clothes multiple times in a row before breaking out a new set of clothes, which are delivered as part of cargo shipments.

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White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

After reaching multiple goals related to the nation's COVID-19 vaccination effort, it seems likely the Biden administration will miss its upcoming July 4th milestone. The president previously said his administration was hoping to reach a 70-percent COVID-19 vaccination rate among adults ages 18 and older in the US by July 4, but now the White House says it'll take a few extra weeks to hit that goal.

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New type of artificial skin can form bruises that heal on their own

New type of artificial skin can form bruises that heal on their own

Researchers have created an artificial skin that can 'bruise' upon impact similar to actual skin, helping reveal when a robot or prosthetic is potentially damaged. The fake bruises are intended to function as a type of warning sign that the artificial limb or structure may need to be evaluated to ensure it doesn't continue to unintentionally strike an object.

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