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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

SiriusXM’s new satellite radio plan is made for two-car households

SiriusXM’s new satellite radio plan is made for two-car households

Many cars now come with Bluetooth support, which means satellite radio service is less relevant than ever. Despite that, SiriusXM is still a thing and for those who prefer the satellite radio experience while driving, it has a new plan called Platinum VIP. The new plan offers service for two cars, including streaming access, under a single rate.

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To cut dementia risk, cities need to get aggressive about air quality

To cut dementia risk, cities need to get aggressive about air quality

Air pollution may be a risk factor for dementia that is difficult for many people, particularly those who live in big cities, to avoid. Several new studies recently presented during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference highlight the link between dementia risk and pollution, presenting evidence that improving air quality may likewise result in a decrease in dementia cases.

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Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2bn cut to get Blue Origin back in Artemis

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2bn cut to get Blue Origin back in Artemis

Jeff Bezos, the founder of private space company Blue Origin, has penned an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson that talks about a recent controversy involving the agency and SpaceX while offering a new proposal: it'll cover up to $2 billion to get back into the Artemis program. As well, the company is offering to take on the burden of significant costs above the $2 billion figure.

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Study links too many cups of coffee with huge spike in dementia risk

Study links too many cups of coffee with huge spike in dementia risk

The world's most popular beverage, coffee, may be risky to brain health if consumed in excess, according to a new study. The research comes from the University of South Australia, which says its study is the largest on this particular topic conducted thus far. The new study follows past research linking regular caffeine consumption with brain shrinkage.

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Fortnite adds outfits that can be wrapped like weapons: How to use them

Fortnite adds outfits that can be wrapped like weapons: How to use them

Epic has announced a big new feature for its battle royale game Fortnite: wrappable outfits. With this new style, players are able to apply their existing and future wraps to their outfits in the same way they can wrap weapons and vehicles. The new ability includes support for wrapping pickaxes and back bling, too.

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Netflix Fear Street blooper reel gives behind-the-scenes look at trilogy

Netflix Fear Street blooper reel gives behind-the-scenes look at trilogy

Netflix tried (and largely succeeded) to make its own summer movie event with a trilogy of teen-focused horror flicks based on the old Fear Street books. During the Comic-Con@Home event, the streaming service released a blooper reel from the set, giving fans a look at the comedic mistakes that plagued the scary series.

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Sony leaks PS Plus August 2021 games and they include cartoon zombies

Sony leaks PS Plus August 2021 games and they include cartoon zombies

Sony accidentally leaked its PlayStation Plus game lineup for August 2021, and though the company has already deleted its premature posting, the Internet managed to grab all of the details. The lineup includes three games, according to the leak, only one of which is notable...and it involves cartoon zombies.

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NASA taps SpaceX for yet another mission, this time to Europa

NASA taps SpaceX for yet another mission, this time to Europa

NASA has announced the recipient of its Europa Clipper Mission contract and you can already guess who won it: SpaceX. The private space company has been tapped by NASA many times over recent years for a variety of missions, including cargo launches to the International Space Station. This time around, SpaceX will launch the Europa Clipper spacecraft as part of NASA's effort to study Jupiter's moon.

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HBO Max 2022 movie plans detailed: Pandemic influence is here to stay

HBO Max 2022 movie plans detailed: Pandemic influence is here to stay

The pandemic disrupted the movie industry in a big way and it looks like its influence is here to stay. WarnerMedia has revealed that several Warner Bros movies will be released on its HBO Max streaming service the same day they're released in theaters next year, a sort of continuation of its hybrid movie launch strategy deployed in 2021.

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Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids series for Paramount+ gets its first trailer

Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids series for Paramount+ gets its first trailer

The animated Star Trek TV series for children that was announced last year, Prodigy, finally has a trailer, giving fans their first look at the animation style and what they can expect. The series comes from Viacom's Nickelodeon for the CBS streaming platform Paramount+. Among other things, the trailer includes a familiar voice that old-school Star Trek fans will immediately recognize.

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Hundreds of very common chemicals found to increase breast cancer risk

Hundreds of very common chemicals found to increase breast cancer risk

Hundreds of chemicals found in everyday products may increase one's risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. These chemicals impact breast cancer risk by causing breast tissue cells to secrete more of the hormones that can lead to breast cancer, the researchers explain, though how they cause this change isn't clear.

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Fortnite Short Nite 2 brings short movies and a premiere to Party Royale theater

Fortnite Short Nite 2 brings short movies and a premiere to Party Royale theater

Epic Games has announced the return of its Short Nite event with the new Short Nite 2. As with the original event, this latest short film showcase is happening in Fortnite's battle-free Party Royale mode where players can gather around the big screen. The first short debuted earlier today with more to come throughout the weekend.

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