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.

Sennheiser GSP 370 wireless gaming headset offers 100-hour battery life

Sennheiser GSP 370 wireless gaming headset offers 100-hour battery life

Sennheiser has launched its new GSP 370 wireless gaming headset, a model sporting an over-ear design and ultra-long battery life. The new model is compatible with PC and Mac, as well as the PlayStation 4 console, making it suitable for the majority of gamers. Among other things, Sennheiser says players can expect up to 100 hours of battery life per charge, as well as low latency despite the wireless connection.

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Uber Pet will make it easier to ride with animals starting October 16

Uber Pet will make it easier to ride with animals starting October 16

Uber is testing a new feature that'll make it easier for riders to summon pet-friendly cars in the US, the company has announced. Called Uber Pet, this feature has already been deployed in select international markets, making it easy for customers to indicate that they plan to bring a pet with them on the trip. The feature will go live later this month in a number of US cities, including Tampa Bay, Phoenix, Denver, and more.

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Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney+ gets new multi-year plan option, but only for a limited time

Disney is gearing up for a major streaming service launch next month. When it arrives, the company's new Disney+ service will cost $6.99/month, a rate equivalent to Hulu's ad-supported plan and lower than many competing services like Netflix. The company has also detailed discount and bundle options, something that was just expanded with another ultra-cheap plan that users will need to pay upfront.

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Most Americans still lack basic knowledge about online security

Most Americans still lack basic knowledge about online security

A new report out of the Pew Research Center reveals that many Americans have gaps in their knowledge about digital security, particularly things like how private web browsing works, what two-factor authentication is, and more. The results are based on a survey that contained 10 questions that focused on aspects of social media and cybersecurity.

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Facebook brings Workplace video chat support to Portal devices

Facebook brings Workplace video chat support to Portal devices

Facebook wants to bring its Portal devices to offices, something that'll be made possible with the launch of Workplace for Facebook on the connected devices. The company revealed its plan at a conference held earlier today. Facebook will allow up to 50 people to participate in video chats over Portal as part of its new support, among other things.

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Sling TV’s new Micro Guide makes it easier to casually browse shows

Sling TV’s new Micro Guide makes it easier to casually browse shows

Over-the-top television service Sling TV has been updated with a new guide style called 'Micro Guide' that makes it easier for users to keep watching their current show while also browsing through what's available on other channels. In addition, the service has added a new search feature that makes it easier to find shows across a variety of categories, as well as popular content.

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ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

Food company Aleph Farms has announced that alongside its partners, an experiment on the Russian side of the International Space Station resulted in the successful cultivation of beef steak in space. The experiment took place in late September and involved the use of a bioprinter, according to Aleph Farms, a startup that specializes in lab-grown meat.

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‘Rabbids Coding’ teaches kids the basics of coding for free

‘Rabbids Coding’ teaches kids the basics of coding for free

Late last month, Ubisoft introduced Rabbids Coding, a new educational game featuring the company's rabbid characters that helps teach kids the basics of coding. In an update on the game today, Ubisoft has revealed that the game is now free for anyone to download through the company's Uplay launcher on PC. Parents can expect kids to learn about algorithms, optimization, and more.

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CDC warns pregnant women in the US aren’t getting vital vaccines

CDC warns pregnant women in the US aren’t getting vital vaccines

The majority of pregnant women in the United States haven't received two vaccines that could greatly reduce their risk of developing two common illnesses widely found in hospitals. Both whooping cough and the flu can be contracted by new mothers and their newly born babies, putting both the mother and infant at risk of hospitalization or, in a worst-case scenario, death.

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Dog ownership may boost lifespan, especially for people who live alone

Dog ownership may boost lifespan, especially for people who live alone

Owning a dog may increase one's lifespan, particularly for people who live alone and who have suffered from two common health emergencies: stroke and heart attack. The findings were recently published in an American Heart Association journal where researchers detailed their work. The benefits may largely be due to the increased physical activity and decreased sense of loneliness associated with dog ownership.

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TCL 8-Series 4K QLED Quantum Contrast Roku TVs arrive for preorder

TCL 8-Series 4K QLED Quantum Contrast Roku TVs arrive for preorder

The television company best known for its Roku Smart TVs has just launched its 8-Series models at Best Buy. TLC has packed a number of notable features into its latest series, including Quantum Dot and Quantum contrast tech and Mini-LED backlights. The company is offering its new series in two large sizes, 65-inch and 75-inch, both with 4K resolutions and Roku OS built-in. The models went up for pre-order today.

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Google gives Docs, Sheets, and Slides a design refresh on Android

Google gives Docs, Sheets, and Slides a design refresh on Android

Google has introduced a new design for its Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets apps on Android, giving them a look that's more consistent with the rest of the company's G Suite apps. The actual functionality of these apps remains unchanged, according to the company -- this is a purely visual upgrade, one that is first arriving for Slides and Docs.

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