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 Terminator and Sarah Connor skins revealed in new leak

Fortnite Terminator and Sarah Connor skins revealed in new leak

A new major Fortnite leak has dropped, one revealing the upcoming Terminator and Sarah Connor skins fans have been anticipating. The leak comes only days after Epic officially introduced the Predator skin we'd been waiting for, underscoring just how many relatively minor crossovers are arriving in the game this season.

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Google Meet gets live transcription feature from Otter.ai

Google Meet gets live transcription feature from Otter.ai

Otter.ai, a transcription service that uses artificial intelligence rather than human transcribers, has arrived on Google Meet as an alternative to Google's own captions feature. Otter already offers its transcription tech on Zoom, the competing video conferencing software, in addition to its own mobile apps and website.

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Study finds potential vegan diet nutritional risks in young kids

Study finds potential vegan diet nutritional risks in young kids

A new study out of Finland has evaluated potential health consequences associated with vegan diets specifically in young kids. Though many studies have looked into the potential benefits and downsides of a diet free from animal products, they tend to focus on adults -- and, as the new study highlights, those results don't necessarily translate to the right recommendations for children.

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Fortnite players have already found a Predator invisibility glitch

Fortnite players have already found a Predator invisibility glitch

Well, that didn't take long. The Predator skin finally arrived in Fortnite today, giving players access to a new bounty hunter with an awesome Mythic-tier cloaking device. The only problem? Players have already discovered a glitch that enables the invisibility cloak to stay persistently active during the entire match.

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Butternut squash noodles, blends and more recalled over risky bacteria

Butternut squash noodles, blends and more recalled over risky bacteria

Lancaster Foods has announced a recall of multiple butternut squash products, including noodles and chunks, over the potential presence of the bacteria Listeria Monocytogenes. This foodborne illness can be particularly risky to young kids, as well elderly and frail people, and anyone suffering from a weakened immune system.

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President Biden gets offer from Amazon to help with COVID-19 vaccine

President Biden gets offer from Amazon to help with COVID-19 vaccine

President Biden was on the receiving end of a letter from Amazon today, one offering the company's help with distributing the vaccine to the American public. The letter has been published in full, revealing that Amazon has teamed with a third-party occupational healthcare provider to vaccinate its workers on-site.

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Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

NHL Center Ice, the sports package for out-of-market satellite and cable subscribers, is now available to those who prefer to stream their entertainment. Sling TV has announced that has integrated NHL Center Ice with its platform, making it the first streaming service to offer the hockey portal. The addition comes shortly after the start of the 2021 NHL season, giving hockey fans who don't have traditional pay-TV a new option for watching the games.

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Feline obsession with catnip and silvervine may help keep bugs away

Feline obsession with catnip and silvervine may help keep bugs away

It's no secret that (most) cats are obsessed with catnip and a somewhat lesser-known plant called silvervine. The plant materials often provoke a euphoric response in cats, resulting in behaviors like playfulness, meowing, and rolling out. That latter activity -- rolling on the silvervine and catnip -- may have a secondary, and quite useful, benefit for cats.

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SpaceX will turn two oil rigs into floating rocket launch pads

SpaceX will turn two oil rigs into floating rocket launch pads

Private space company SpaceX has purchased two deepwater oil rigs that will eventually be used as floating launch pads for its future endeavors. The purchases were made last year, according to a new report, and both are located near SpaceX's Starship facility in Texas. The rigs have been named Phobos and Deimos, the names of two Martian moons.

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Beats Flex wireless earbuds are about to get new chill colors for winter

Beats Flex wireless earbuds are about to get new chill colors for winter

Apple's Beat Flex wireless earbuds are about to launch in two more color options, ones inspired by the cool days of winter. Starting at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET tonight, the Beats Flex will be available in Smoke Gray and Flame Blue, both with a pastel-like saturation similar to the already-available Yuzu Yellow and much lighter than the deeply saturated Beats Black color options.

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How to watch the 2021 Biden Inauguration Day event live

How to watch the 2021 Biden Inauguration Day event live

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th of January, is Inauguration Day in the US, marking the start of Joe Biden's term as the 46th US president. The inauguration will happen in an event at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- and though you can't attend yourself, you can still watch it live using a variety of platforms.

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2021 USPS Forever Stamps will feature stunning NASA Sun images

2021 USPS Forever Stamps will feature stunning NASA Sun images

NASA has captured a dizzying array of Sun images showing our star off in a variety of light, using contrast and color to showcase coronal loops, sunspots, coronal holes, plasma blasts, solar flares, and more. A selection of these images, each showing different solar phenomena, are coming to the USPS in the form of new Forever Stamps.

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