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.

Study finds omega-3 pills may protect against stress and reduce aging

Study finds omega-3 pills may protect against stress and reduce aging

Taking omega-3 supplements, which are readily available at most health food stores and pharmacies, may help protect against the damaging effects of stress. That's according to a new study from The Ohio State University, where researchers studied the effects of up to 2.5 grams of omega-3 supplements taken daily, finding benefits when it came to inflammation and cortisol resulting from stress.

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Sony’s latest Home Cinema Projector has native 4K and a huge price tag

Sony’s latest Home Cinema Projector has native 4K and a huge price tag

Sony has announced two new projectors designed for home theaters: the VPL-VW325ES and VPL-VW1025ES. Both models feature native 4K support, according to Sony, which packed in features like its X1 projector picture processor and dynamic HDR enhancement. Both models are available now, but they come with substantial price tags.

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Researchers discover monster centipede in Japan that feasts in rivers

Researchers discover monster centipede in Japan that feasts in rivers

Researchers in Japan have discovered a new amphibious centipede species that live around streams and attack freshwater prawns for meals. The creature measures around 8-inches in length with a terrifying jade-colored appearance, and it holds the distinction of being the largest (known) centipede in Taiwan and Japan.

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Geico security breach exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers

Geico security breach exposed customers’ driver’s license numbers

A letter submitted by insurance company Geico to the California attorney general's office details a data breach that took place earlier this year, exposing customers' driver's license numbers. The letter doesn't include certain pertinent details such as how many people were potentially impacted by the security issue, though it did note the numbers may be used as part of unemployment benefits fraud.

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State Department ‘Do Not Travel’ list adds 80% of countries over pandemic

State Department ‘Do Not Travel’ list adds 80% of countries over pandemic

In a travel advisory update published today, the US Department of State 'strongly' recommended that all citizens 'reconsider' any international travel they have planned. The reason, according to a release from the agency, is the continued presence of SARS-CoV-2 and the risks related to COVID-19. With this update, the State Department will label around 80-percent of countries at 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' risk.

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Nextdoor app targets toxic behavior with anti-racism warning

Nextdoor app targets toxic behavior with anti-racism warning

Nextdoor, the app that allows neighbors to connect with each other and share details about their communities, is introducing a new feature that will detect and warn against potentially racist content. The company announced the new feature today, explaining that it will ask users to reconsider their posts before sharing them if certain offensive language is detected.

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Facebook plans huge audio push with Soundbites, podcasts, and tools

Facebook plans huge audio push with Soundbites, podcasts, and tools

Facebook has announced some big plans related to audio and its place on the company's primary social media platform. Starting later this year, the company plans to introduce multiple changes for its users, including the addition of sound creation tools backed by artificial intelligence and a new audio format the company calls Soundbites.

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CDC says 39% of people in US have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

CDC says 39% of people in US have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 numbers this weekend, revealing a slow but steady trend upward in cases over the past several days. As well, the agency has published its data on the US vaccination rate as of late Saturday, April 17, revealing that more than 205,000,000 vaccine doses have been administered.

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Netflix’s Castlevania will end with season four, but the universe may live on

Netflix’s Castlevania will end with season four, but the universe may live on

In the summer of 2017, Netflix launched an anime series called Castlevania based on the video games by the same name. Now, a few years later, the streaming service is set to end the series with its fourth season, though the universe itself may live on in the form of an entirely new series, according to a new report.

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Universal Studios Hollywood reopens and it has a new dinosaur to celebrate

Universal Studios Hollywood reopens and it has a new dinosaur to celebrate

As expected -- and after a very long wait -- Universal Studios Hollywood has reopened to the public, though it's not quite the same as it was before it shut down. The theme park opened its doors on Friday in California, giving the public access to its attractions, including a new ride and an updated Jurassic Park attraction with a massive new dinosaur.

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Borat Supplemental Reportings special is coming to Amazon Prime

Borat Supplemental Reportings special is coming to Amazon Prime

If you couldn't get enough of the Borat sequel Subsequent Moviefilm, Amazon has some good news: there's a Borat special in the pipeline and it's more than an hour long. This isn't a third movie, mind, but rather is a special with scenes that didn't make it in Subsequent Moviefilm. Amazon announced the news with a trailer.

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Epic teams with Spotify to offer Fortnite Crew music perk

Epic teams with Spotify to offer Fortnite Crew music perk

If you're a Fortnite Crew subscriber, you can get a Spotify Premium subscription for free as a new perk. The offer will go live on April 22 and remain available for active subscribers to claim until June 30, according to Epic, which notes that you can only redeem the perk using a Spotify account that has never previously had a Premium subscription.

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