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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

NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own limited edition US quarter

NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own limited edition US quarter

The United States Mint has announced the limited edition quarters to be released under the American Women Quarters Program, including the five notable figures who will be featured on each quarter. The coins will be released yearly through 2025 with US Mint orders for those who want to collect them. Among others, NASA astronaut Sally Ride will get her own coin.

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Chrome on Android adds Follow button for RSS feeds

Chrome on Android adds Follow button for RSS feeds

Though we'll probably never see the return of Google Reader, the company has tossed its users a bone in the form of a new Follow button on Chrome. The feature is only available on Android at this time, though it is now present in the browser's stable build. The feature's rollout to everyone follows the company's test earlier this year.

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Anker Liberty 3 Pro TWS earbuds pack auto-customized ANC and ACAA 2.0

Anker Liberty 3 Pro TWS earbuds pack auto-customized ANC and ACAA 2.0

Anker has launched a new pair of true wireless earbuds under its Soundcore brand, the Liberty 3 Pro. This is the latest model in Soundcore's Liberty product line, offering active noise cancellation alongside an upgraded driver configuration, according to the company. Anker says the Liberty 3 Pro is its "best sounding" true wireless earbuds released thus far.

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Facebook says it fixed the issue behind its latest product outage

Facebook says it fixed the issue behind its latest product outage

The previous week has been a rough one for Facebook, which experienced a widespread outage across its product family that left many people scrambling for alternative platforms. October 4 brought a massive outage that spanned from Facebook to Oculus, though the company resolved it after several hours. A few days later, the company was hit by another outage.

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Nestle tests realistic plant-based shrimp and eggs amid vegan trend

Nestle tests realistic plant-based shrimp and eggs amid vegan trend

Nestle has announced the launch of two new plant-based food products meant to serve as alternatives to shrimp and eggs. The company uses a variety of plant-based proteins and other ingredients to mimic the texture and appearance of eggs and shrimp without animal-based products, meaning both products are suitable for vegans.

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The Expanse season six gets first trailer and confirmed release date

The Expanse season six gets first trailer and confirmed release date

Amazon has released the first trailer for season six of The Expanse, the hit science fiction show it picked up following Syfy's abrupt cancellation. Amazon said late last year that it would bring The Expanse back for a sixth -- and final -- season, and now it is offering fans their first look at what they can expect.

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Fortnite Fortune card hints another Walking Dead crossover is coming

Fortnite Fortune card hints another Walking Dead crossover is coming

Earlier this week, Epic Games introduced Fortnitemares 2021, the latest Halloween event in its hit battle royale game Fortnite. One of the things introduced as part of this year's Fortnitemares is Fortune Cards, which tease the new skins that will arrive in the game's Item Shop. The first week's skins have almost entirely been revealed, but there's one left and it sure looks like a Walking Dead crossover.

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USDA says some pork products recalled over Listeria risk

USDA says some pork products recalled over Listeria risk

The USDA has published a Class I recall involving some pork products due to their potential contamination with Listeria. The frozen pork products covered by this recall were produced over a two-day period last month, though some recipients may still have the products in their freezers. As with other recalls involving Listeria, consumers are warned not to eat the pork.

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Plant-based Impossible Nuggets are heading to Burger King

Plant-based Impossible Nuggets are heading to Burger King

Fast-food company Burger King will expand its plant-based food menu by offering Impossible Nuggets, a meat-free alternative to traditional chicken nuggets. According to Burger King, it will be the first fast-food restaurant chain to offer Impossible Nuggets as a menu item, though only some stores will offer them initially.

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YouTube’s automatic live stream captions arrive for all creators

YouTube’s automatic live stream captions arrive for all creators

If you're tired of waiting for a live stream to end so that you can watch it with captions, YouTube's latest announcement includes some good news. The company has revealed that its automatic captions feature is now available to all creators on the platform, including accounts that didn't meet its previous subscriber requirement.

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Netflix plans That ’70s Show streaming spinoff set in the ’90s

Netflix plans That ’70s Show streaming spinoff set in the ’90s

Netflix will be the future home for a That '70s Show spinoff series set in the 1990s instead of the 1970s. The idea to bring back the hit sitcom updated for the next generation of viewers isn't a new one, but despite talks about a spinoff, one hasn't been confirmed...until now. That '90s Show will include Red and Kitty Forman.

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CDC says 1 in 500 US kids have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19

CDC says 1 in 500 US kids have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID-19

Though many reports related to the COVID-19 pandemic focus on the death toll, there is a wider impact on society that ranges from those left with long-term disabilities caused by the disease to those who have had their lives thrown into chaos as the result of a death. The CDC is emphasizing this in a new study that estimates how many kids in the US have been left orphaned as a result of the pandemic.

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