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.

Fortnite mobile voice chat returns, but only for Android

Fortnite mobile voice chat returns, but only for Android

Epic has been busy squashing various bugs in Fortnite, and amid the work comes a new announcement: voice chat has returned to the game on Android. According to the company, it has resolved the issues that were impacting mobile players on Android, but the feature still isn't available for iOS. The company hasn't clarified what issues were behind the performance trouble.

Continue Reading

Alamo Drafthouse’s Season Pass plan will launch across US this year

Alamo Drafthouse’s Season Pass plan will launch across US this year

Last summer, Alamo Drafthouse took the wraps off its own movie subscription plan, an alternative to MoviePass. The plan is offered as a Season Pass, which began beta testing in June 2018. According to a new interview with company founder and CEO Tim League, the service will officially be available for everyone by the end of the year.

Continue Reading

FDA launches anti-smoking ‘One Leaves’ Xbox game for teens

FDA launches anti-smoking ‘One Leaves’ Xbox game for teens

The FDA teamed up with FCB New York, an advertising agency, to launch One Leaves, an anti-smoking Xbox and PC game targeted at teenagers. The game is offered under the tobacco prevention campaign "The Real Cost," and is part of an initiative discouraging teens from picking up the habit. Players are introduced to a horror storyline, one involving, of course, the death and diseases caused by smoking.

Continue Reading

Facebook Messenger gets quoted replies to keep chats organized

Facebook Messenger gets quoted replies to keep chats organized

Facebook has pushed out a Messenger update that makes it easier to keep track of the messages each user is responding to. The new ability essentially brings threaded messages to the chatting app, which in this case means replies that quote and respond directly to a previous message. These direct replies support GIFs, emoji, images, and other media in addition to text.

Continue Reading

San Francisco may ban e-cigarettes over unknown health risks

San Francisco may ban e-cigarettes over unknown health risks

San Francisco may become the first US city to ban electronic cigarettes, also called 'vapes,' until more information about their potential long-term health effects are known. Some past preliminary studies have highlighted potential health concerns related to liquid nicotine products, including one that found increased risk of wheezing. Critics have lambasted the proposals, however, expressing concerns that it may drive some people back to tobacco cigarettes.

Continue Reading

Harvard study reveals how lack of sleep increases heart disease risk

Harvard study reveals how lack of sleep increases heart disease risk

A new study out of Harvard University details an association between lack of adequate, restful sleep and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Though the risk has been known for years, the new Harvard research looks at the chemical changes that pave the way for health problems, pointing toward an increase in white blood cell levels that promote clogged arteries.

Continue Reading

Netflix Battle Kitty series brings interactive storytelling for kids

Netflix Battle Kitty series brings interactive storytelling for kids

Netflix is back with another interactive original series targeted at children, this one called Battle Kitty. The show revolves around an animated cat that must use its super-strength to battle monsters and, hopefully, be crowned Champion of Battle Island. Throughout the series, young viewers make choices that influence the outcome, giving them a role in the adventure.

Continue Reading

Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Self-driving car company Waymo is planning to open an 85,000-square-foot "technical service center" in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced on Tuesday. According to Waymo, this new service will more than double its current capacity for servicing, maintaining, and growing its Waymo One fleet. As well, the company says it will hire "up to" hundreds of new employees in the city.

Continue Reading

Epic adds official Fortnite Creative submission page for creators

Epic adds official Fortnite Creative submission page for creators

Epic has introduced a new and improved way to submit Fortnite Creative content. Starting today, players can use an official submission page to deliver their maps for Epic's evaluation. This page replaces the hashtags that were previously used on social media to get Epic's attention, helping players get a chance at having their content featured as an island or on The Block.

Continue Reading

NASA says Bennu surprises include particle plumes and rough terrain

NASA says Bennu surprises include particle plumes and rough terrain

Asteroid Bennu, the space rock currently orbited by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, has offered up a couple surprise discoveries over past weeks, according to the space agency. OSIRIS-REx arrived at Bennu back in December 2018, kicking off a couple years of observations before the spacecraft's eventual return to Earth. If everything goes as planned, NASA will receive a physical sample collected from Bennu.

Continue Reading

The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

The Deliverator compact EV brings green deliveries to cramped cities

Arcimoto has launched pre-orders for the Deliverator, a three-wheeled electric vehicle designed specifically for deliveries. The vehicle has a 100-mile range and a top speed of 75mph, making it more substantial than the small autonomous delivery buggies some other companies have introduced. The model offers better efficiency than traditional delivery trucks, however.

Continue Reading

MoviePass brings back $9.95 unlimited plan, but there’s a catch

MoviePass brings back $9.95 unlimited plan, but there’s a catch

MoviePass has resurrected its $9.95/month unlimited subscription plan, offering consumers a limited time chance at getting to see as many movies as they'd like in a month for less than ten bucks. The company previously offered this unlimited movie plan, but changed it soon after as the company's coffers were drained and it scrambled to stay in business. Though the unlimited plan only costs $9.95/month, there's a big catch.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next