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

GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro HERO 10 firmware update fixes camera’s overheating problem

GoPro is releasing a firmware update for its HERO 10 Black action camera that will, among other things, address the overheating issue some consumers have reported. The camera is capable of recording at up to 5.3K60, but the downside of this performance level is increased heat production that, in certain situations, may cause the camera to shut down unexpectedly.

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Samsung teams with Best Buy for authorized Galaxy S and Note phone repairs

Samsung teams with Best Buy for authorized Galaxy S and Note phone repairs

Samsung has teamed up with Best Buy to offer its customers additional in-person device repair options for Note and Galaxy S smartphones. More than 100 Best Buy stores will become Samsung Authorized Service Centers starting tomorrow, October 26, giving Galaxy S and Note device owners access to software troubleshooting and common hardware repairs, including screen and battery replacements.

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Johns Hopkins to lead first federally-funded psychedelic study in decades

Johns Hopkins to lead first federally-funded psychedelic study in decades

For the first time in around five decades, the US government has issued a federal grant for the study of psychedelics. The funds have been granted to three universities: New York University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The grant is intended to study the psychedelic compound psilocybin as a potential therapeutic tool for addressing addiction.

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Hello Fresh and EveryPlate meal delivery services recall onions in kits

Hello Fresh and EveryPlate meal delivery services recall onions in kits

EveryPlate and Hello Fresh, two meal delivery services, have recalled the onions found in their meal kits sold during a specific time period due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The two recalls follow last week's big onion recall announcement, which was made in conjunction with an ongoing investigation into a multi-state Salmonella outbreak across the US.

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Fortnite Power Leveling weekend is live: Get Supercharged XP bonus

Fortnite Power Leveling weekend is live: Get Supercharged XP bonus

Epic Games has announced the arrival of Power Leveling weekend in its hit battle royale game Fortnite. Today through early Sunday morning, players can log into the game to unlock a Supercharged XP perk, helping them rake in more points during gameplay to unlock Battle Pass items at a faster rate.

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Google Meet hosts can now silence and hide disruptive participants

Google Meet hosts can now silence and hide disruptive participants

Google Meet, the video chatting platform similar to Zoom, is getting an important new feature that allows hosts to better control the overall experience. Google has announced on its Workspace blog that starting now for some users and in the near future for everyone else, Google Meet hosts can mute and hide the video feeds of disruptive participants.

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LEGO Ideas Home Alone set packs 3,955 pieces and will arrive for the holidays

LEGO Ideas Home Alone set packs 3,955 pieces and will arrive for the holidays

LEGO has introduced its largest Ideas set ever, one based on the home and antics featured in the classic Christmas movie Home Alone. The set is a fan creation submitted as a LEGO Ideas concept by Ukrainian designer Alex Storozhuk. The massive Home Alone set includes faithful recreations of many popular scenes from the movie.

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Adobe is the latest tech company requiring employees to get vaccinated

Adobe is the latest tech company requiring employees to get vaccinated

Adobe has joined a growing number of major companies rolling out COVID-19 vaccine mandates for workers. Going forward, Adobe says its employees will have until early December to get vaccinated against the virus, or else they'll face unpaid leave, according to a leaked email. The mandate applies to Adobe's US-based workforce.

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PUBG: New State release date revealed: The wait is almost over

PUBG: New State release date revealed: The wait is almost over

Krafton, the company you may still know as Bluehole, has finally revealed the release date for its upcoming mobile twist on the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. The company first announced PUBG: New State in February alongside preregistration for the game, noting at the time only that it would arrive later on in 2021.

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Disney+ Star Wars Ahsoka series will include Hayden Christensen as Anakin

Disney+ Star Wars Ahsoka series will include Hayden Christensen as Anakin

Star Wars fans are eagerly anticipating the premiere of another spinoff series set in the science fiction universe, one that will revolve around the character Ahsoka. The series by the same name will star Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka, the Force-sensitive and Jedi-trained warrior featured in multiple Star Wars shows. Though the series isn't available yet, another key detail has been revealed.

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T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

T-Mobile will pay off your expensive smartphone contract if you switch

In its latest drastic bid to rake in new subscribers, T-Mobile has announced that it will pay off your existing smartphone, assuming you owe no more than $1,000 under your current contract. The promotion, of course, is contingent on switching from your existing carrier to T-Mobile, which launched the new offer on Friday. How does the promo work? T-Mobile says it'll dish out the payoff funds on a prepaid MasterCard.

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 dose for kids 5 – 11 offers substantial protection

Pfizer says its COVID-19 dose for kids 5 – 11 offers substantial protection

The full-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is already authorized for use in kids as young as 12 in the US, but public health officials have been working toward granting similar authorizations for vaccinating younger kids. A new study published today reveals that Pfizer's "kid-dose" COVID-19 vaccine offers youth ages 5 through 11 years around 91-percent protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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