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.

Instacart teams with ALDI to pilot EBT SNAP same-day grocery option

Instacart teams with ALDI to pilot EBT SNAP same-day grocery option

On-demand delivery service Instacart has announced a new partnership with ALDI that brings same-day grocery deliveries and pickups to EBT SNAP recipients, giving them access to a safer, more convenient -- and in some cases, vital -- service. The support will be rolling out to ALDI stores in select markets soon with additional markets added in the near future, eventually totaling more than 570 grocery stores.

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Study finds surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk

Study finds surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk

Soybeans remain a common ingredient in many foods and regional diets, serving as the basis for everything from hummus to soy sauce, soy milk, and even simple beans found in soup. However, the ingredient is controversial in certain places -- in some cases with legitimate concerns and others unfounded. A new study has revealed a surprising link between eating soy and dementia risk, and it's good news.

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Acer unveils new FHD LED and laser projectors for homes and offices

Acer unveils new FHD LED and laser projectors for homes and offices

Acer has taken the wraps off new home theater projectors across four of its product lines, including both LED and laser models. These offerings target a variety of needs, including everything from a focus on energy efficiency to a relatively affordable price range. The LED projectors are made for a variety of environments and needs, including home theaters, offices, and classrooms; there are likewise laser models for large, bright venues like conferences.

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Whole Foods’ latest Amazon Prime perk: Free 1-hour grocery pickups

Whole Foods’ latest Amazon Prime perk: Free 1-hour grocery pickups

Whole Foods, the grocery store chain acquired by Amazon, has introduced yet another benefit for Amazon Prime subscribers, one that competes with Walmart and its own grocery pickup offering. As of now, Amazon Prime customers can place their grocery order online as usual, but then pick it up in person from the store in a single hour without any extra charge.

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Lomography’s latest film camera lets you inject liquid into the lens

Lomography’s latest film camera lets you inject liquid into the lens

Lomography has launched its HydroChrome Sutton, a 35mm film camera that features a unique liquid-injection lens for creating filter effects. Users are able to inject just about any liquid they'd like into the less, producing unique photos that can't be replicated a second time and that differ distinctly from digitally-applied image filters.

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Combining turkey amino acid with probiotics may help heal gluten damage

Combining turkey amino acid with probiotics may help heal gluten damage

Tryptophan, the amino acid most commonly associated with turkey, may be a surprising source of relief for celiac disease sufferers, assuming it is combined with certain probiotics. The findings come from McMaster University where researchers report that this combination may help patients recover from gluten-related damage and improve their response to a gluten-free diet.

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Dropbox’s new family plan offers 2TB of data and a ‘family room’

Dropbox’s new family plan offers 2TB of data and a ‘family room’

Dropbox has announced the arrival of a new family plan that is described as a way to help families keep in touch from a distance. The new plan offers 2TB of shared data between up to six users, enabling them to upload photos, documents, and other files. In addition to private storage, users are given access to a 'family room' folder that makes it possible for others in the family to see what has been uploaded.

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Netflix StreamFest promotion will briefly open service to the public

Netflix StreamFest promotion will briefly open service to the public

Netflix plans to make its streaming service available to everyone for a limited time through a promotion it will call StreamFest, the company has revealed. Though some details are still missing, it seems that StreamFest will be live for 48 hours during which time anyone -- including non-subscribers -- will be able to access the service and stream all of the content they want, no credit card required.

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Diets high in certain plant chemicals found to lower blood pressure

Diets high in certain plant chemicals found to lower blood pressure

Diets high in a certain type of plant chemicals may be an effective way to reduce one's blood pressure, at least according to a new study from the University of Reading. These chemicals, which are called flavanols, are found in a huge variety of plant foods like berries, teas, and even red wine and chocolate. The results were based on data from more than 25,000 people in the UK.

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Fortnite 14.40 patch arrives tomorrow and it’ll be unusual on PC

Fortnite 14.40 patch arrives tomorrow and it’ll be unusual on PC

Epic has dropped the Fortnite version 14.40 update details on its status Twitter account, revealing when the next patch will drop and when the downtime will start. As expected, the company is keeping quiet about what it has planned, but it has shared one advisory to avoid catching players off guard: this update will be a bit unusual for those who are PC.

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NASA gives sneak peek at a future lab for studying asteroid samples

NASA gives sneak peek at a future lab for studying asteroid samples

NASA's Johnson Space Center has offered the public a look at the laboratory currently under construction, one that will be used to study asteroid samples and other 'cosmic mysteries.' The sneak peek includes a render of one of the planned labs, which will be managed by the space agency's Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science division (ARES).

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Not getting enough sleep may open the door to negative, intrusive thoughts

Not getting enough sleep may open the door to negative, intrusive thoughts

If you often struggle with unwanted negative or otherwise unpleasant thoughts, the reason may be due to poor sleep quality. That's according to a new study from the University of York, which reports that sleep-deprived individuals are less capable of suppressing negative and unwanted thoughts compared to those who get enough sleep, potentially making existing psychiatric issues worse.

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