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.

Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Amazon has some good news for Disney+ subscribers

Some signs over the past couple of months had teased the potential for a Disney+ launch that wouldn't include support for Amazon's Fire TV platform. In an announcement today, the company put those rumors to rest by confirming that Fire TV will support the Disney+ streaming service when it launches in a little over a week from now. Users will be able to download the Disney+ app from the Amazon App Store.

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Juul stops selling mint flavor after studies link it to teen vape use

Juul stops selling mint flavor after studies link it to teen vape use

Vaping company Juul has announced that it has stopped selling mint-flavored pods, one of the remaining flavors it was still offering to customers in the US. The decision comes shortly after the publication of studies that found mint is one of the most popular flavors among teenagers who vape. Juul has already faced scrutiny over what some have alleged as the targeting of minors with some of its past marketing.

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Adobe Creative Cloud apps will soon support live-streaming

Adobe Creative Cloud apps will soon support live-streaming

Adobe Creative Cloud applications will soon support live-streaming, according to the company, enabling users to share their creations with fans in real-time. The announcement was made during the company's' MAX 2019 conference, during which Adobe also introduced its Photoshop and Illustrator for iPad products. In addition to making it easier for users to connect with fans, the built-in functionality could also open the door to educational opportunities.

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YouTube homepage redesign brings useful features to desktop and tablets

YouTube homepage redesign brings useful features to desktop and tablets

YouTube is rolling out a redesigned homepage on desktop and tablets, offering what it says is a UI that makes it easier for users to discover new videos to watch. Among other things, users will note the arrival of 'richer' thumbnails, as well as longer video titles that help the user see what, exactly, they're about to watch. As well, channel icons are easier to see, some content shelves have been removed, and more.

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HBO’s new giveaway involves cardboard boxes made for privacy

HBO’s new giveaway involves cardboard boxes made for privacy

HBO seems to feel bad for the people forced to live in close proximity with other human beings, hence the unveiling of HBO Box. This new product -- which is only being made available in the form of a giveaway -- is exactly what it sounds like: a large cardboard box. The HBO Box is big enough to put over the upper half of your body, allowing you to watch your favorite shows in peace.

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Fortnite players get free V-Bucks over false ban warnings

Fortnite players get free V-Bucks over false ban warnings

Earlier this week, Fortnite players were caught off guard by the sudden appearance of a warning screen that threatened to ban the player's account over 'teaming.' The warning was appearing for users while they were spectating players who were still in the match, resulting in concerned posts on Reddit and Twitter. Epic is using V-Bucks to make up for the scare.

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Netflix won’t work on these devices after December 1

Netflix won’t work on these devices after December 1

Last month, Netflix began notifying users that some older devices would no longer be supported by the platform starting on December 1 due to 'technical limitations.' The advisory didn't include any specific models, however. Roku had acknowledged that its first two devices would lose support, but no other details beyond that were available. Now we finally know more.

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Modern test finds new HIV strain in old virus sample

Modern test finds new HIV strain in old virus sample

American drug company Abbott Laboratories has announced the discovery of a new HIV strain. Called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L, this strain is the first subtype of the Group M virus discovered since the year 2000 when guidelines were established for identifying new strains. According to Abbott, the third and last known sample of the 'L' subtype was collected in 2001.

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Amazon Prime adds big discount for active military and veterans

Amazon Prime adds big discount for active military and veterans

Amazon has rolled out another discount to its Prime membership service, this one offered exclusively to active and retired military service members. The new discount cuts a substantial chunk off the membership's price tag, joining the existing discounts for students, Medicaid participants, and EBT cardholders. The company requires proof of eligibility: here's how to submit it.

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Finding Jack war movie will star a digitally recreated James Dean

Finding Jack war movie will star a digitally recreated James Dean

A digitally recreated version of iconic actor James Dean -- who died in a car crash in 1955 -- will star in an upcoming Vietnam War movie called Finding Jack, the filmmakers behind it have revealed. Permission to use Dean's likeness was given by his family, paving the way for the latest example of using CGI for works that posthumously cast cultural icons and celebrities.

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CDC warns childhood abuse can cause chronic illness and career issues

CDC warns childhood abuse can cause chronic illness and career issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a new advisory stating that the United States can improve overall public health by reducing the number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which include everything from having a parent in prison to witnessing traumatic events and being abused. These experiences have been linked to increased risk of health issues, including chronic illnesses.

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V-MODA M-200 over-ear studio headphones can be customized

V-MODA M-200 over-ear studio headphones can be customized

High-end audio company V-MODA has launched M-200, its new pair of studio headphones. The model packs an over-ear design and a level of quality that'll appeal to audiophiles and anyone who works with audio at the professional level. The M-200 packs 50mm drivers and what the company calls 'clear and neutral' audio quality that makes it easy to pick out the smallest sounds.

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