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.

Netflix may acquire unreleased Disney thriller destined for streaming

Netflix may acquire unreleased Disney thriller destined for streaming

Netflix is on the verge of acquiring a new movie from Disney's 20th Century Studios, a report claims, a transaction that would see the thriller debut on Netflix's own platform. Called The Woman in the Window, the movie directed by Joe Wright stars Amy Adams -- and it is, sadly, the last book adaptation from the Fox 2000 division Disney shut down after acquiring Fox.

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Harvard study links certain type of childhood trauma with faster aging

Harvard study links certain type of childhood trauma with faster aging

A new study from Harvard University has linked childhood trauma with changes in how fast one experiences biological aging. Known as adverse events in early life, this trauma can vary and include things like neglect, living in poverty, violence in the household, and similar things. Past research has linked these experiences with poor health outcomes later in life; the latest study builds upon that, linking trauma and abuse with earlier puberty and more.

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Fortnite will likely get cars this week: Here’s a look at Whiplash

Fortnite will likely get cars this week: Here’s a look at Whiplash

Fortnite players have been anticipating the arrival of cars in the game, something we've known about since the season's launch trailer. Late last month, Epic revealed that it was delaying the release of the cars for reasons that weren't clearly stated. The company had indicated that cars wouldn't arrive in the game until around the middle or end of August, but there are a couple of good reasons to believe that cars will be arriving with this week's update.

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Plant-based Impossible Burger just hit shelves at another big retailer

Plant-based Impossible Burger just hit shelves at another big retailer

Impossible Foods has been aggressively expanding the availability of its Impossible Burger, a plant-based ground beef alternative that offers a faithful imitation of actual meat. Just days after the product arrived nationwide at Walmart stores, the plant-based food company has returned with another announcement: consumers can now get this burger product at around 1,200 Publix grocery stores.

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Dish acquires carrier Ting Mobile: What this means for subscribers

Dish acquires carrier Ting Mobile: What this means for subscribers

Dish, the company is best known for its satellite television service, has announced the acquisition of Ting Mobile, a prepaid carrier that offers a unique pay-per-usage subscription model. Tucows, the previous owner of Ting Mobile, is onboard to serve as Dish's technology partner for its own retail wireless business. What does this mean for existing Ting Mobile customers? Read on to find out.

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Marijuana may interfere with dozens of common prescription drugs

Marijuana may interfere with dozens of common prescription drugs

A new study out of Penn State warns that the various cannabinoids found in cannabis ("marijuana") may interfere with a variety of prescription medication, including commonly prescribed drugs. Research into this topic is particularly important in light of the growing use of cannabinoids for medicinal purposes. Among other things, the researchers encourage doctors to explore the potential of cannabinoid-medication interactions among their patients.

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Google Pixel Live Caption feature gets support for video and voice calls

Google Pixel Live Caption feature gets support for video and voice calls

Google's Live Caption feature is getting a big expansion, building upon its existing video and audio captioning to include another useful feature -- video and voice call captions. With this new capability, users will be able to read captions generated for their ongoing conversations, helping the user follow the conversation without having to turn up the audio in a situation where it may not be appropriate. Only certain devices have access to this feature, however.

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Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones revealed in promo video leak

Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones revealed in promo video leak

Sony's anticipated noise-canceling WH-1000XM4 headphones have once again leaked, this time in a promotional video. This isn't the first time we've heard about this model -- it was previously listed by Walmart on its website, detailing its various features. This time around, the leak reveals the new model's design in addition to rapidly detailing the headphones' key capabilities.

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Rocket Lab will resume launches in August despite recent failure

Rocket Lab will resume launches in August despite recent failure

Despite its launch failure in July, Rocket Lab has confirmed that it will still conduct a new launch in August, taking another shot at launching one of its Electron rockets. The company says that its team is 'confident' that they found the cause of the launch failure that occurred last month, one that resulted in the loss of various payloads, including a satellite that was being launched on behalf of camera company Canon.

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Fortnite finally adds Atlantis POI: What players should know

Fortnite finally adds Atlantis POI: What players should know

Epic has added the fabled 'Atlantis' point of interest to Fortnite, though that isn't its official name. It seems 'Atlantis' was used as a codename for the actual destination, which is called Coral Castle. The name fits in with the other naming conventions used in the game, making it a bit more unique than the arguably generic 'Atlantis' moniker. Some things about Coral Castle are as expected, however, including the location's unique design.

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Some Chromebook owners now get three months of Stadia Pro for free

Some Chromebook owners now get three months of Stadia Pro for free

Google has just introduced another perk for Chromebook owners, this one involving its Stadia cloud gaming service. This new perk differs from the existing Stadia offering made available to Chromebook owners, the one offering a Premiere Edition discount to certain model owners. This time around, Google is giving Chromebook owners free access to Stadia Pro for three months -- but only some Chromebook purchases are eligible.

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FDA says there’s a new Salmonella outbreak: onions recalled across US

FDA says there’s a new Salmonella outbreak: onions recalled across US

The FDA has published an advisory warning that a new Salmonella outbreak has resulted in nearly 400 cases across the United States. Though the agency says that it and the CDC are still investigating and that a final conclusion isn't yet available, the issue may be linked to onions from Thomson International. As a result, the company has recalled many of its onions 'out of an abundance of caution.'

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