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.

Wyze Handheld Vacuum arrives for cars and small messes

Wyze Handheld Vacuum arrives for cars and small messes

If you've been putting off getting a handheld vacuum for those times when pulling out the full-size vacuum is overkill, Wyze has a new offering that you may find exciting. Simply called the Wyze Handheld Vacuum, this new product has launched with a limited quantity available (initially, at least), and as is the company's nature, the price is fairly low compared to similar products.

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Study reports low-fat plant-based diet beat low-carb diet in fat loss

Study reports low-fat plant-based diet beat low-carb diet in fat loss

A new study from the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) reports that when it came to fat loss, participants fed a low-fat plant-based diet experienced better results than participants fed a low-carb animal-based diet. Participants in both groups were allowed to eat as much as they wanted.

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CBS All Access will be replaced by Paramount+ in March

CBS All Access will be replaced by Paramount+ in March

CBS All Access, the standalone streaming app that provides access to the vast CBS content library and the live channel, will be going away in early March. Here to replace it is Paramount+ from ViacomCBS, something the company said it would offer in place of CBS All Access way back in September. Now we finally know the launch date and what to expect.

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Epson’s new Pro EX projectors are made for home offices

Epson’s new Pro EX projectors are made for home offices

If you're working from home and want a large display for presentations or other work, Epson is here with new options: the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280. These models are made for home offices and 'hybrid workspaces,' according to Epson, which notes that the models can also be repurposed for the occasional home movie night.

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Fortnite leak suggests Lara Croft is its next big bounty hunter

Fortnite leak suggests Lara Croft is its next big bounty hunter

Lara Croft, the tomb raider herself, may be the next bounty hunter pulled into the Fortnite universe, at least based on a recent leak. The claim is based on some recent code found in the game's data files, though Epic hasn't yet confirmed whether it is true. Croft would join other notable fictional characters who have arrived as Season 5 bounty hunters.

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Check your freezer: Hot Pockets recalled over bits of glass and plastic

Check your freezer: Hot Pockets recalled over bits of glass and plastic

If you recently purchased some pepperoni Hot Pockets, now is the time to double-check whether they're safe to eat. According to a new recall from the US Department of Agriculture, Nestle has recalled more than 762,000 pounds of this product over potential contamination with bits of hard plastic and glass.

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Medium acquires Glose, a social ebook platform

Medium acquires Glose, a social ebook platform

Online publishing platform Medium has acquired Glose, a Paris-based online ebook store that includes some robust social features. The company announced the business deal on Friday, stating that it will integrate Glose with its platform to bring more than 1.5 million ebooks -- and the related Glose features -- to its users.

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Apple temporarily closes more US stores over COVID-19 situation

Apple temporarily closes more US stores over COVID-19 situation

After their regular shopping hours ended on Friday, Apple temporarily closed more than 20 of its retail stores in multiple US states over spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases. The details recently appeared on Apple's website, where the company also provides a tool to let customers see the current status of their local retail store.

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Netflix wins rights for Heart of Stone thriller starring Gal Gadot

Netflix wins rights for Heart of Stone thriller starring Gal Gadot

Netflix will be the worldwide home for the upcoming thriller Heart of Stone from Skydance Media, according to a new report. The company was one of many competing at auction to get the rights, ultimately beating them to bring the movie to its own streaming platform. The news follows a similar deal between Skydance and Amazon for The Tomorrow War.

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Bird can now tell when you skid its scooters, and you may get banned

Bird can now tell when you skid its scooters, and you may get banned

Scooter rental company Bird has announced a new update to its platform called Skid Detection, and it is designed to help keep you safe -- and catch you when you operate the electric scooters recklessly, assuming that's the case. The company says that it uses its sensor processing and vehicle diagnostics tech to determine when one of its e-scooters has skid across the pavement and whether one particular rider has performed 'an uncharacteristic amount' of them.

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Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

Facebook bans events near DC and state capitols over inauguration concerns

In light of safety concerns surrounding the upcoming US presidential inauguration, Facebook has decided to ban events on its platform that would take place near the US Capitol building and White House. As well, the platform has also banned new events that would take place near state capitols until after Inauguration Day.

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Stretching beats walking when it comes to lowering blood pressure

Stretching beats walking when it comes to lowering blood pressure

Stretching is more effective than brisk walking when it comes to lowering blood pressure, according to a new study from the University of Saskatchewan. This isn't the first time a study has found that stretching can benefit those who have high blood pressure or who are at risk of developing it, but this is the first study that has compared the activity to brisk walking.

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