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.

Netflix renews Locke & Key comic book adaptation for second season

Netflix renews Locke & Key comic book adaptation for second season

Netflix has renewed its comic book adaptation Locke & Key for a second season, the company announced on Monday. The renewal isn't surprising -- many Netflix originals get a second season, and most even get a third. Whether the series will manage to survive past the 'three-season curse' is another matter. As expected, the second season will be exclusive to Netflix.

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Lyft drivers directed to Amazon as demand for rides plummets

Lyft drivers directed to Amazon as demand for rides plummets

Employment issues have impacted millions of people across the US as an increasing number of states shut down non-essential services. Many people have been left scrambling for work, and some are turning to gig economy jobs like ride-hailing services. The only problem? Very few people are ordering rides right now, meaning driving isn't the source of income it used to be. That's where Amazon comes in.

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Amazon leak claims workers offered higher pay as grocery demand grows

Amazon leak claims workers offered higher pay as grocery demand grows

Amazon is offering its own warehouse workers a pay increase to $19 an hour as an incentive to get them to work with its Whole Foods grocery business, a new leak claims. The move is said to be the result of a big increase in online grocery orders, something that has become very popular amid the ongoing quarantine. The leaked Amazon message reportedly states there has been 'a mass increase' in Prime Now grocery orders.

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Fortnite cardboard box glitch makes players totally invisible

Fortnite cardboard box glitch makes players totally invisible

Fortnite is known for its various glitches, the most extreme of which are typically patched quickly by Epic. The company even maintains a public Trello account where players can monitor which bugs are in the pipeline for a fix, as well as the priority Epic has given them. Despite this, some bugs remain in the game and one involves a popular item; with it, players can make themselves invisible.

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Fox Sports is airing an esports Madden NFL Invitational event today

Fox Sports is airing an esports Madden NFL Invitational event today

Last week, it was revealed that NASCAR would hold an esports event in place of the actual races it had to cancel because of the coronavirus outbreaks in the US. In an announcement on Saturday, Fox Sports revealed that the NFL is similarly embracing esports during this time with its upcoming Madden NFL Invitational. This event will air on Fox Sports today, March 29, on behalf of the CDC Foundation.

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360 YouTube channel brings popular Disney World rides to VR

360 YouTube channel brings popular Disney World rides to VR

If you're growing tired of being stuck at home and looking for a new experience, a YouTube channel called 'Virtual Disney World' (which isn't affiliated with Disney despite its name) has aggregated a huge playlist of 360-degree videos taken on popular theme park rides around the world. Anyone who owns a VR headset -- even something as simple as a cardboard holder for a smartphone -- can enjoy the videos.

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Google Play Store removes Infowars app over coronavirus video

Google Play Store removes Infowars app over coronavirus video

Google has banned the Infowars app from the Play Store after it was used to spread misinformation about the novel coronavirus behind the ongoing pandemic. Attempts to access the app's URL now returns an error message stating that the product is no longer available. It took Google more than a year longer than Apple to boot the app from its mobile platform.

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NASA taps SpaceX for future cargo deliveries to the lunar Gateway

NASA taps SpaceX for future cargo deliveries to the lunar Gateway

In an announcement on Friday, NASA revealed the first private American space company to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract under the Artemis program: SpaceX. Under this new deal, SpaceX will eventually deliver various experiments, supplies, and other cargo to the planned lunar Gateway. The space agency has described this as a 'significant step forward' in its Artemis program, which is aiming for a manned return to the Moon by 2024.

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Minecraft Dungeons revealed in new 45-minute gameplay preview

Minecraft Dungeons revealed in new 45-minute gameplay preview

Mojang's upcoming Minecraft Dungeons has been delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the game is still inbound and we finally have a good idea about what to expect. A new gameplay video shows the first 45-minutes of the upcoming title, giving fans a look at the dungeon crawler's graphics, interface, enemies, fighting style, complexity, and more.

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Don’t expect any April Fools’ Day jokes from Google this year

Don’t expect any April Fools’ Day jokes from Google this year

Google has historically participated in the tradition of attempting to prank the public every April Fools' Day (April 1), but things will be different this year. A newly leaked company memo from Google's head of marketing Lorraine Twohill reveals that this year's practical jokes have been canceled in light of the pandemic. Matters around the world are quite serious at the moment and joking, the leaked memo states, may be in poor taste.

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Netflix reveals Dragon’s Lair original, possibly with Ryan Reynolds

Netflix reveals Dragon’s Lair original, possibly with Ryan Reynolds

Classic video franchise Dragon's Lair will be returning to the small screen, this time as an original Netflix creation. The video streaming company announced its new project on Friday, stating that it is currently in talks with actor Ryan Reynolds to play the game's main character Dirk the Daring. A number of people are on board the project to serve as producers.

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Fortnite bot caught teleporting helps unravel game mystery

Fortnite bot caught teleporting helps unravel game mystery

The bots -- and, indeed, most things added to Fortnite after Epic stopped publishing patch notes -- have remained a big mystery for players. The machine-operated opponents behave somewhat erratically and have a habit of suddenly appearing in places you thought you'd just checked out, raising questions over how, exactly, they got there so fast. The answer may be teleportation.

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