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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

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 combines spatial audio tech and Dolby Atmos

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 combines spatial audio tech and Dolby Atmos

Audio company Bose has introduced its new Smart Soundbar 900, a long speaker for your home entertainment system. The model packs Bose's spatial audio technology, offering an audio experience that seemingly projects different aspects of the audio to various parts of the room. A 'comparable' experience is offered even if the source doesn't offer Dolby Atmos audio.

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Hulu price increase arrives in October: All the details

Hulu price increase arrives in October: All the details

Hulu has sent out an email alerting its subscribers to an upcoming price increase, giving them a chance to decide whether they want to renew their plan next month or cancel before the higher rate takes effect. According to the company, consumers will pay a dollar more per month for the cheaper plan with ads, as well as for the more expensive plan that doesn't include ads.

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NASA shows off images of Perseverance’s first Mars rock sample

NASA shows off images of Perseverance’s first Mars rock sample

A few days after announcing that the Perseverance rover's second sample collection effort was a success, NASA has shared images of the actual sample within the titanium tube where it is stored. The sample image was made possible using a camera on the rover called the Sampling and Caching System Camera, confirming that a tiny piece of Mars has been fully and completely stored.

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Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

We've known since Zuckerberg's confirmation in July that Facebook plans to launch a pair of smart glasses. The product was said at the time to feature Ray-Ban's 'form factor,' and now we have the vaguest idea of what the design may look like. Ray-Ban has launched a promotional page on its website with a teaser for the smart glasses, as well as a reveal date.

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Study claims getting rid of cash could benefit society, but there’s a catch

Study claims getting rid of cash could benefit society, but there’s a catch

A new study from the University of Georgia claims that getting rid of cash could ultimately benefit the average US family, but only if a certain change is made alongside it: lowered taxes. Though some experts have predicted that society will eventually get rid of fiat currency, the idea is controversial -- physical cash, after all, is completely anonymous and private, unlike digital transactions.

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Oxford prepares human trial for combo cancer vaccine and immunotherapy

Oxford prepares human trial for combo cancer vaccine and immunotherapy

A potentially powerful anti-cancer vaccine combined with immunotherapy is headed to human trials later this year. The work comes from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the University of Oxford, which reported on Friday that the vaccine showed promise in tests involving mice with tumors. The cancer vaccine shows more promise than cancer immunotherapy on its own.

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Wyze Night Light Review: Deceptively classy

Wyze Night Light Review: Deceptively classy

Wyze, the company you probably best know for its cheap smart bulbs and home security cameras, recently introduced a new product called Wyze Night Light. The name refers to the product -- it's literally a night light. Unlike the cheap night lights you can find at the hardware store, however, this one packs a surprising number of features, as well as a design so classy someone could mistake the light as a permanently installed fixture.

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Rare Spider-Man comic book scores huge bid days before auction

Rare Spider-Man comic book scores huge bid days before auction

Heritage Auctions is in possession of Amazing Fantasy #15, a Marvel comic book published in 1962. This is the first Marvel comic book to feature the now-iconic superhero Spider-Man -- and, in the case of this auction, the comic book is in 'pristine' condition. The auction house is accepting bids for the comic book ahead of its live auction next week, and someone has already put down more than $2 million for the product.

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Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Hardware store Home Depot has launched Hubspace, a new smart home app that can be used with a variety of connected items to easily bring them together and control them using a phone. Home Depot says its Hubspace product is simple to use, with the key aspect revolving around the scanning of QR codes found on compatible smart home products.

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HBO Max orders Dead Boy Detectives pilot, but a series isn’t guaranteed

HBO Max orders Dead Boy Detectives pilot, but a series isn’t guaranteed

WarnerMedia has ordered a pilot episode of Dead Boy Detectives based on the DC Comics characters created by popular author Neil Gaiman. As the name suggests, the story revolves around two dead individuals who hang around Earth investigating crimes rather than moving on to the afterlife.

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Nintendo leak claims Switch Online will get Game Boy titles in near future

Nintendo leak claims Switch Online will get Game Boy titles in near future

If you own a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite console and have a subscription to Nintendo's online services, you have free access to an emulator packed with classic NES and Super Nintendo games. According to multiple new leaks, Nintendo may be gearing up to expand its emulated offerings with the addition of Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles.

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Texas abortion website shows blocked messages amid fake tips campaign

Texas abortion website shows blocked messages amid fake tips campaign

The Texas Right to Life group's abortion whistleblower website has been inaccessible for many users today; instead of displaying its anonymous tip page, the website is instead showing a 503 error and telling users they've been blocked. The message given explaining the reason for the block varies based on whether the user is out of state or using a VPN.

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