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.

Google Fi’s new Unlimited plan includes 100GB of cloud storage

Google Fi’s new Unlimited plan includes 100GB of cloud storage

Google has announced the launch of a new Google Fi Unlimited Plan that works in a way similar to other unlimited offerings from competitors, making it more familiar for consumers. The new plan offers a number of perks, including discounted pricing when the customer has more than one line, a bundled Google One membership with cloud storage and more.

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California public health officials report seventh vaping-related death

California public health officials report seventh vaping-related death

Public health officials with the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency in California have reported the seventh death linked to the unnamed lung condition impacting hundreds of people who had a history of recent vape use. The death impacted an adult over the age of 40, according to an announcement from the county, which says this was related to electronic cigarette use.

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Nissan ‘ultimate’ gaming chair concepts are designed for esports

Nissan ‘ultimate’ gaming chair concepts are designed for esports

In honor of National Video Games Day, Nissan has unveiled its new concept 'ultimate esports' gaming chairs, ones designed to offer professionals both comfort and pleasant designs. The company detailed its chairs alongside concept sketches, explaining that the models were inspired by the GT-R NISMO, Armada SUV, and its LEAF EV.

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Largest neutron star ever discovered is insanely compact and massive

Largest neutron star ever discovered is insanely compact and massive

The most massive neutron star ever discovered has more than two times the mass of the Sun, but manages to pack it all into a sphere measuring around only 15 miles across. The discovery was recently detailed by West Virginia University, where researchers helped discover the new record neutron star. With its insanely high mass and compact nature, a study recently published on the discovery reveals that the star is on the brink of becoming a black hole.

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Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

Google Stadia on Android TV details leak with 2020 release date

A leaked slide from Google's Android TV presentation at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam has revealed that the company's recently unveiled Google Stadia platform will be integrated with the company's television platform next year. The slide, which mostly covers other aspects of Google's Android TV plans, reveals that this integration will arrive in 2020 with Android 11 R.

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Many common foods ruin the anti-cancer effect of tomatoes

Many common foods ruin the anti-cancer effect of tomatoes

Researchers with Ohio State University have found that consuming tomato products, such as a red sauce or salsa, with certain foods will neutralize the fruit's anti-cancer effect. Tomatoes contain a number of compounds that may help protect heart health and lower one's risk of developing cancer, but these same compounds may 'disappear' if the tomato product is eaten with a food high in iron.

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Verizon 5G Home service will be offered in all 5G mobile markets

Verizon 5G Home service will be offered in all 5G mobile markets

Verizon 5G Home, the home Internet service first announced by Verizon last year, will be available to all markets where the company offers 5G mobile service, the company revealed in a recently published investor note. The carrier's 5G rollout has been slow, meaning the majority of people interested in 5G Home aren't yet able to get the service. The good news is that things will eventually change.

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Another popular heartburn drug gets FDA cancer warning

Another popular heartburn drug gets FDA cancer warning

Since last year, the FDA has been looking into the presence of impurities in various types of medication, leading to multiple drug recalls over past months. In the latest announcement on this matter, the agency reports that some units of a popular heartburn and antihistamine drug called ranitidine may contain low levels of a cancer-causing impurity, though it isn't ordering a recall of the products at this time.

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Google Pixel Watch could take on Apple Watch with a hybrid heart

Google Pixel Watch could take on Apple Watch with a hybrid heart

Speculation about a future 'Google Pixel Watch' has been around for months, rumors fueled largely by a mixture of hope, patents, and leaks. Google shelled out $40 million earlier this year in a deal with luxury smartwatch company Fossil, something a new report claims was used to acquire key engineering talent from the company, as well as a digital-analog hybrid technology called 'Diana.'

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Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

Scientists warn antibiotic resistance is also impacting dolphins

A study out of Florida Atlantic University has found that dolphins are increasingly facing antibiotic resistance similar to humans. The research tracked antibiotic resistance related to bottlenose dolphins for 13 years, finding that since initially reporting high resistance in 2009, the degree of antibiotic resistance among wild dolphins has increased significantly.

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Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Hulu teases ‘Misery’ origin story with Castle Rock season 2 trailer

Last month, Hulu announced that the second season for its Castle Rock series will arrive on October 23, though it only provided a very brief teaser video that said, 'Misery arrives.' As expected given that the series is based on the Stephen King universe, that phrase referred to the novel Misery, which will be the foundation for Hulu's upcoming original work.

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NASA snaps photo of a violent icy avalanche on Mars

NASA snaps photo of a violent icy avalanche on Mars

Mars is home to a dusty landscape painted with orange and brown hues, pocked with craters, and adorned with a variety of hills and mountains. Depending on where you look, Mars is also home to numerous sheer cliffs that look like long striations when captured from a distance and like near-vertical rock walls when snapped by the Martian rover. One of the latest images of these cliffs includes a clearly visible avalanche.

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