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.

Scientists find compound that may reverse aging fertility in women

Scientists find compound that may reverse aging fertility in women

For women, fertility begins to decline throughout one's 30s, ultimately reaching a point where pregnancy may no longer be possible in one's 40s. This loss of fertility is due to poor egg quality, something that has become particularly concerning in developed nations where women are waiting until older ages in order to get pregnant. According to a new study, reversing the clock on aging eggs may be as simple as taking an oral compound.

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Netflix is making one of its originals free for anyone to stream

Netflix is making one of its originals free for anyone to stream

Netflix is doing something a bit unusual: making one of its original movies free for anyone to stream. Yes, that includes people who don't subscribe to the service, but there is a catch. You'll only be able to watch the movie without a subscription until March 9, after which point it will revert back to being a subscriber-only offering. The change comes in time for Valentine's Day.

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Hidden Holly Hedges message hints at major Fortnite flood event

Hidden Holly Hedges message hints at major Fortnite flood event

A player has spied a cleverly hidden secret message in Fortnite Chapter 2's Holly Hedges location. The message involves an H-shaped house that has been known to players, something that, it turns out, is the last letter in a full word potentially hinting at an upcoming game event. Assuming the speculation is true, Fortnite players may soon face a giant flood.

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New Pallas images reveal the asteroid looks like a giant golf ball

New Pallas images reveal the asteroid looks like a giant golf ball

A study recently published in Nature Astronomy reveals images of an asteroid called Pallas -- one that, it turns out, looks like a giant golf ball. The appearance is due to a large number of craters on the asteroid's surface, one so full of pockmarks that it looks like it was aggressively damaged. The asteroid, which is named after the Greek goddess of wisdom, was discovered in the early 1800s.

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Hyundai and Canoo team to develop skateboard-based EV platform

Hyundai and Canoo team to develop skateboard-based EV platform

Los Angeles-based Canoo has teamed up with automaker Hyundai to help develop an all-electric platform for future Kia and Hyundai electric vehicles. This platform will be based on Canoo's own skateboard design, according to the company, which will help lower vehicle prices by simplifying and standardizing the development process. By using Canoo's skateboard architecture, Hyundai also expects to decrease the complexity of its electric vehicle assembly line.

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Study links two types of exercise with ‘substantial’ brain benefits

Study links two types of exercise with ‘substantial’ brain benefits

Many people are taking supplements that claim to boost brain plasticity, but a new study out of Australia has found that partaking in one of two different types of workouts -- or both, if you're particularly energetic -- may be more effective. In addition to identifying two beneficial types of exercise, the study also found that a different type of activity may block the brain benefits by increasing cortisol, the stress hormone.

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Samsung integrates Google Duo in the Galaxy S20’s dialer app

Samsung integrates Google Duo in the Galaxy S20’s dialer app

Samsung has teamed with Google to offer its Duo service directly within the Galaxy phone app, the company announced at its Unpacked event today. The detail was revealed amid Samsung's unveiling of its new folding clamshell-style smartphone and the anticipated Galaxy S20 model. This native Duo integration will offer Galaxy customers an experience somewhat similar to Facetime on iPhone.

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Chart compares Apollo 11 Guidance Computer to ordinary USB-C chargers

Chart compares Apollo 11 Guidance Computer to ordinary USB-C chargers

Programmer Forrest Heller recently published a chart comparing the Apollo Guidance Computer used during NASA's Apollo 11 mission with three modern USB-C devices, including an ordinary Google Pixel phone charger and two other, more powerful, USB-C chargers. The chart and its related details offer a fascinating breakdown of the modern and historic technology, revealing that an ordinary Anker charger has more power than the technology that helped take humans to the Moon.

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Having an optimistic partner may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Having an optimistic partner may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Having a happy partner may be a key aspect of preventing the development of dementia or Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Lifestyle factors are believed to play a big role in whether someone will develop dementia; having a healthy, happy partner was found to increase the odds of someone improving their lifestyle risk factors for the condition, decreasing their odds of suffering from the disease.

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Butter Royale food fight game launches on Apple Arcade

Butter Royale food fight game launches on Apple Arcade

Do you like the spirit of battle royale games but can't quite get into the highly competitive titles like Fortnite and Apex Legends? That's where a new Apple Arcade game called Butter Royale comes in. The mobile game tasks players with competing to be the last one standing, but the gameplay is fundamentally different from other battle royale games.

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Opera 56 for Android adds new Reader Mode and custom action button

Opera 56 for Android adds new Reader Mode and custom action button

Last week, Opera browser for Android was updated to version 56, adding a couple of important features alongside a bunch of smaller, but no less important, tweaks. The biggest change to arrive in Opera 56 for Android is the addition of a new Reader Mode, a feature that makes it easier to read cluttered, messy web pages. As well, users can now customize the browser's action button.

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Intel Xe graphics card presentation leaks Arctic Sound details

Intel Xe graphics card presentation leaks Arctic Sound details

Details about the anticipated Intel Xe 'Arctic Sound' discrete graphics cards have been leaked from the Intel Data Center Group, according to a new report. The leak involves what is claimed to be an internal presentation from the group that includes specifications for the graphics cards. The information was reportedly accurate as of early last year, but it's unclear what may have changed in the months since.

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