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.

Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

Tesla Model S ‘Plaid’ with 1,100HP goes up for preorder

As part of Tesla's Battery Day, Elon Musk officially showed off the rumored 'Plaid' Model S, a version of the sedan that packs insane performance and that will hit the market next year. During the Battery Day presentation, viewers were given a look at the 'Plaid' version of the vehicle in a video clip, with Musk stating that the Model S packs 1,100HP and is able to go from zero to 60MPH in less than two seconds, among many other things.

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CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

CDC warns COVID-19 pandemic could result in a deadly Halloween

October is nearly upon us and it'll naturally bring with it a variety of spooky events and festivities. While the theme of death that permeates Halloween is in good fun, this year may actually be deadly for those who decide to participate in social events, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned. The pandemic is still underway and it will soon be joined by the flu season in many regions, making such gatherings particularly risky for those who participate and those who come into contact with careless partygoers.

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Fortnite’s Battle Bus is moving over to Rocket League for Llama-Rama

Fortnite’s Battle Bus is moving over to Rocket League for Llama-Rama

One of the most iconic video game vehicles at the moment -- the big blue Battle Bus in Fortnite -- is about to arrive in another hit video game: Rocket League. The swap was announced by Epic Games this week ahead of a planned crossover event between the two games, one that will celebrate Rocket League's official transition to a free game business model. Want to join in the celebration? You'll need to participate in the Llama-Rama.

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Study finds older adults are mentally and physically younger than ever

Study finds older adults are mentally and physically younger than ever

A newly published study from the University of Jyväskylä has found that present-day older adults are mentally and physically younger than those of similar age who lived just 30 years ago. The researchers focused on adults ages 75 to 80 and compared data on their cognitive and physical performance with the same data on adults in the same age group from the 1990s, finding that everything from strength to working memory and even walking speed are 'significantly better' in modern elderly populations.

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Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is expanding its drone delivery tests with the announcement of a pilot project involving Quest Diagnostics. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to order their own blood tests, will work with Walmart to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to consumers, enabling them to test themselves in the safety of their own homes. The catch? This isn't a widespread service yet, so you must live in one of two particular parts of the US.

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Fortnite taps hit Korean boy band BTS for Party Royale Dynamite premiere

Fortnite taps hit Korean boy band BTS for Party Royale Dynamite premiere

Epic Games has announced that hit South Korean boy band BTS will be holding a virtual music video premiere in Fortnite's Party Royale mode. This won't be the first time Epic has brought in musicians to play in its battle-free game mode, but BTS is arguably the most popular thus far. The band previously teased an upcoming concert at a 'secret' venue, which they collectively revealed is Fortnite in a video published today.

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NASA says rocky asteroid Bennu is home to chunks of another asteroid

NASA says rocky asteroid Bennu is home to chunks of another asteroid

NASA has released the latest update on its OSIRI-REx mission, which involves a spacecraft that is closely orbiting a very rocky, somewhat angular asteroid called Bennu. The space agency explains that Bennu is an asteroid made of rubble from other space rocks; it is the result of some massive collision in the past. Studying the rubble has revealed the presence of meteorites that originated from another -- and much larger -- asteroid nearby.

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Study finds wearing glasses may drastically cut COVID-19 infection risk

Study finds wearing glasses may drastically cut COVID-19 infection risk

Though the mouth and nose get the most attention, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can also be transmitted to someone through the eyes, making it important to wash one's hands before touching one's eyes. However, touch isn't the only route of delivery, with droplets also having the potential to travel through the air to uninfected people. A new study that focused on COVID-19 patients in China found a link between wearing eyeglasses every day and much lower levels of infection compared to patients who didn't wear glasses.

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Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

Apple Watch Series 6 teardown details subtle changes and repairability score

The iFixit team has published their teardown of the newly announced Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch, detailing the device's various components and the notable changes over the previous model, as well as revealing how difficult the watch will be to repair. The teardown details the Apple Watch Series 6 featuring LTE and GPS that is now available to purchase.

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Giant Venezuelan tarantulas may be an unlikely source of relief from IBS

Giant Venezuelan tarantulas may be an unlikely source of relief from IBS

A type of massive venomous tarantula found in Venezuela may be an unlikely source of pain relief for the millions of people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), according to a new study out of Australia. Called the Venezuelan Pinkfoot Goliath, this tarantula can have a leg span measuring up to nearly a foot in diameter, putting it among the largest tarantulas in the world.

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FDA warns more thyroid drugs recalled because they’re not potent enough

FDA warns more thyroid drugs recalled because they’re not potent enough

On Thursday, September 17, the Food and Drug Administration brought attention to another voluntary recall of thyroid medication -- and as with the previous recall, the drugs may be too weak to properly treat those who take them. This follows a similar recall of thyroid medications issued in recent weeks, though that one was issued for the opposite reason: the drugs were too potent, putting patients at risk of becoming hyperthyroid and developing the risks associated with that.

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Fortnite players are using Iron Man and Crash Pad combo for hilarious launches

Fortnite players are using Iron Man and Crash Pad combo for hilarious launches

The fourth season of Fortnite's second chapter has ushered in a variety of mythic-tier superpowers belonging to a variety of popular Marvel characters, including Iron Man. One superpower players get from Iron Man gives them the ability to boost themselves into the air and fly around a bit, but recently it has been discovered that pairing this boost with a Crash Pad has hilarious results.

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