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.

Here’s your first look at Hasbro’s next Fortnite figurines and Loot Shark

Here’s your first look at Hasbro’s next Fortnite figurines and Loot Shark

Soon after launching its 'The Foundation' figurine for pre-order, Hasbro has taken the wraps off its next half-dozen Fortnite figurines -- as well as a Shark toy that includes water skis for playing like you're in the game. The toys were revealed as part of the Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest event, but you can't order the items yet.

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Next Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons movies arrive in 2023

Next Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons movies arrive in 2023

The next movie based on the Dungeons & Dragons universe has been bumped to 2023, meaning fans will have to wait nearly a full year longer than anticipated to watch the film. Dungeons & Dragons was one of the multiple movies that have been rescheduled by Paramount Pictures, joining others like Top Gun: Maverick, plus Paramount has finally announced the premiered dates for a few anticipated movies.

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Fat tissue in obesity is out of tune and that’s a big problem

Fat tissue in obesity is out of tune and that’s a big problem

A new study from the University of Helsinki's Obesity Research Unit has found that fat tissue's energy 'powerplants' are knocked out of tune in obese individuals, making it harder to lose weight and keep it off -- in addition to paving the way for a variety of health problems. Though similar changes were found in the muscle tissue of obese individuals, the change wasn't as drastic.

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Another study finds a good reason to switch from smoking to vaping

Another study finds a good reason to switch from smoking to vaping

When it comes to harm reduction, switching from smoking cigarettes to vaping an electronic cigarette may be ideal for helping protect your health, at least according to a new study from Imperial Brands. That's not to say that vaping is a healthy activity, but when compared to smoking combustion cigarettes, the new research found good news when it comes to DNA damage potential.

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Stunning Neuralink video shows monkey playing Pong using its mind

Stunning Neuralink video shows monkey playing Pong using its mind

Pong is back, but not in the way you think. Elon Musk's Neuralink has just shared a video showing a monkey playing the iconic game, doing so only using its mind to control the paddles. The key to this seemingly magical ability, of course, is a small implant called Neuralink placed in the monkey's brain and the software used to analyze how the monkey's neurons responded to joystick movement.

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Disneyland’s massive Avengers Campus will open to the public in June

Disneyland’s massive Avengers Campus will open to the public in June

In early June, Disneyland will open its new Avengers Campus to the public, giving superhero fans the chance to explore iconic destinations from the Marvel universe, meet the Avengers, participate in ride-through attractions, and more. Disneyland Resort is located in California, which recently revealed plans to start opening back up.

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Fortnite tool shows how much money you’ve spent in the game

Fortnite tool shows how much money you’ve spent in the game

Fornite has been around for going on four years now, a couple of years of which have included a high level of popularity. The game is free with monetization coming in the form of a Battle Pass and optional Item Shop goods, including skins, cosmetics, audio, and emotes. If you've been playing the game for a while and wonder just how much you've spent, a new tool will give you the answer.

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Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Comcast Xfinity Flex gets support for Discovery+ streaming service

Xfinity Flex, Comcast's 4K set-top box, now supports Discovery+, the standalone streaming service from Discovery Network. In addition, the company says that Comcast will soon roll out support for the streaming service on its X1 platform, making it directly accessible to Xfinity TV subscribers.

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Facebook will help its users stop falling for satire Pages

Facebook will help its users stop falling for satire Pages

Satire news articles and social media posts aren't anything new, but many people keep falling for them -- and, depending on the nature of the satire, they may end up with the wrong idea about important topics. Facebook is home to a number of satire Pages, and now the social media network is taking steps to help its users understand posts from them.

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NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter flight livestream plans detailed

NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter flight livestream plans detailed

After a couple of previously announced milestones involving its Mars ingenuity helicopter, NASA has detailed its plan to live stream the spacecraft's first controlled flight. Of course, this won't include an actual video feed of the helicopter as it fires up for its historic moment, but it will bring viewers along on the journey.

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CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

A significant portion of the US has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many more will be added to the numbers in the next few weeks. This, naturally, raises questions about travel and what a vaccinated person can safely do following the vaccination waiting period. According to the CDC, a trip to Canada shouldn't be on your list -- even if you're fully vaccinated.

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Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Exercise may trigger overeating in people trying to lose weight

Many people increase their physical activity when attempting to lose weight, but doing so may result in accidentally sabotaging one's self, according to a new study from the Technical University of Munich. The researchers found that after exercising, participants were more likely to eat a greater quantity of food and to seek immediate snacking.

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