Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston

Senior editor at SlashGear, and a member of the team since 2012, Brittany A. Roston combines a deep knowledge of technology with the bleeding-edge in science and health. Whether reviewing the latest laptops and PCs, or distilling the insights from the vanguard of global research, Brittany's talent lies in her ability to communicate the complex in a way that's both clear and entertaining. Email

Timberline solar roof gives Tesla’s tiles some competition

Timberline solar roof gives Tesla’s tiles some competition

Roofing company GAF Energy has announced Timberline Solar, a new solar roof option for consumers who want to decrease their dependence on the electrical grid and their home's carbon footprint. Timberline Solar is a new product poised to take on Tesla's Solar Roof in a big way, not the least of which is due to GAF Energy's massive presence in the roofing industry.

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GM’s BrightDrop EV vans found a huge new customer

GM’s BrightDrop EV vans found a huge new customer

GM brand BrightDrop has announced a new partnership with Walmart that'll involve thousands of its electric vehicles for use in the retailer's last-mile delivery network. In addition, BrightDrop and FedEx have expanded their existing partnership, increasing the delivery company's initial EV reservation from 500 to 2,000 vehicles.

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NASA’s X-59 supersonic stealth jet faces a critical test

NASA’s X-59 supersonic stealth jet faces a critical test

Lockheed Martin has temporarily rehomed the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft it is building for NASA, the space agency has announced. The supersonic plane has left Lockheed's California facility for a new temporary spot in Texas where it'll undergo "critical ground testing." The tests will serve as a major milestone on the path to the X-59's first flight.

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Samsung foldable and slidable display prototypes show Galaxy’s flexible future

Samsung foldable and slidable display prototypes show Galaxy’s flexible future

Samsung made waves in the mobile industry with its Galaxy Z Flip and Fold smartphones, two foldable models that have since received next-generation upgrades. This is only the starting point for Samsung's foldable and otherwise flexible display aspirations, however, and the company has made that extra clear as part of its CES 2022 showcase.

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Roborock has new wet-dry and robotic vacuums to clean home messes

Roborock has new wet-dry and robotic vacuums to clean home messes

What's better than a vacuum? A vacuum that can find and clean up messes entirely on its own. That's where the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra comes in, a robotic model Roborock has announced as part of its CES 2022 wares. Joining the autonomous vacuum is the company's new Dyad, a wet-dry vacuum that can be used to clean up just about any kind of spill, even liquid ones.

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Targus launches Cypress Hero backpack with built-in Apple Find My tracker

Targus launches Cypress Hero backpack with built-in Apple Find My tracker

Targus, the company arguably best known for its tech backpacks and other bags, has introduced a bunch of new products for CES 2022, including two that are particularly notable: the Cypress Hero Backpack with Apple Find My tech and the new DOCK720 hybrid dock with USB-C connectivity. Each model is exciting in its own way, offering everything from location tracking for Apple users to 8K display support.

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Oral-B iO10 electric toothbrush packs smart tools for personalized brushing

Oral-B iO10 electric toothbrush packs smart tools for personalized brushing

Oral-B has expanded its iO electric toothbrush line with the iO4, iO5, and iO10 with iOSense. The latter model is the most notable of the new line, adding in connected tech that, Oral-B claims, helps users better monitor and control their oral health using things like live coaching and a brushing timer. The new iO toothbrushes were introduced as part of Oral-B's CES 2022 offerings.

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How to Solve Google Chrome’s Privacy Error Message

How to Solve Google Chrome’s Privacy Error Message

Google Chrome, the company's web browser, comes with a number of built-in safety features, one of which is warning users when their connection isn't private. This is an important warning, as it helps keep users' information secure, but there are times it may show up in error -- and, fortunately, Google has a list of troubleshooting methods to fix the problem.

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What’s the Difference Between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now?

What’s the Difference Between PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now?

Sony's PlayStation platform extends beyond the console itself, encompassing multiple services, including PlayStation Now (PS Now) and PlayStation Plus (PS Plus). Both of these services are optional and, because of the naming structure, it can be easy to mix them up. In reality, both are very different from each other, and there's an easy way to quickly tell them apart.

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The Best Smartphones of 2021 Ranked

The Best Smartphones of 2021 Ranked

The smartphone market has someone for everyone, whether you're looking for a budget device that doesn't compromise on features or a flagship model sporting the latest and greatest hardware. Despite chip shortages, shipping delays, and production bottlenecks, manufacturers still managed to deliver an assortment of new handsets in 2021, including these top-of-the-line models.

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Why You Should Always Enable 2-Factor Authentication

Why You Should Always Enable 2-Factor Authentication

You've no doubt heard about two-factor authentication at some point in the relatively recent past, but if you're like many consumers, there's a good chance you haven't actually used it yet. If that's the case, it's time to learn about what, exactly, two-factor authentication is, how it works, and why it is very important that you use it.

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JLab’s new Go Air Tones are the ultimate true wireless stealth earbuds

JLab’s new Go Air Tones are the ultimate true wireless stealth earbuds

JLab has introduced a new pair of true wireless earbuds called the Go Air Tones that have two very unique defining features: they're incredibly inexpensive and they're designed to blend in with (more or less) your skin. The design choice is far different than the typical earbuds we see, ones that often sport flashy and/or shiny elements that make them readily apparent to others nearby.

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