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.

Duet Display second screen app finally launches on Android

Duet Display second screen app finally launches on Android

The second screen app Duet Display has finally launched for Android, enabling users to turn their smartphone or tablet into an extra monitor for their laptop or desktop. The service has historically only been available for Apple devices, but the company was forced to change its focus after Apple introduced its own second screen feature called Sidecar.

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Poor sleep habits may be deadly when mixed with certain health issues

Poor sleep habits may be deadly when mixed with certain health issues

Sleeping less than six hours every night may be deadly for people who have certain common health conditions, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. A study on this topic was recently published by the American Heart Association; it followed more than 1,600 adults ages 20 through 74, finding that short duration sleep may be a high risk factor for the development of cancer and early death in some people.

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Vaping deaths reported in Nebraska and New Jersey as cases grow

Vaping deaths reported in Nebraska and New Jersey as cases grow

Nebraska and New Jersey are the latest states to report deaths caused by a severe lung condition linked to the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices. Officials in Nebraska disclosed the death on September 30 followed by a similar disclosure from the New Jersey Department of Public Health earlier today. Both deaths involved adults, one of whom was over the age of 65.

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Yahoo video app with sports and more arrives on Android TV

Yahoo video app with sports and more arrives on Android TV

The Yahoo app has officially launched on Android TV, giving users access to the professional sports content made available through the platform, as well as other video entertainment and news. The app is available to Android TV users in the United States as of now and its only requirement appears to be a device that is running at least Android 5.1.

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PUBG Mobile’s ‘The Walking Dead’ crossover is now available

PUBG Mobile’s ‘The Walking Dead’ crossover is now available

Battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting its own tie-in with the arrival of 'The Walking Dead' content in PUBG Mobile. The company first announced plans to bring TWD characters and related gear to its battle royale game late last month, though it didn't have much to say about the tie-in at that time. Players can now access that content starting today.

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Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ trailer brings Ryan Reynolds and explosions

Netflix’s ‘6 Underground’ trailer brings Ryan Reynolds and explosions

Netflix has released the trailer for 6 Underground, an original movie from Michael Bay that stars Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool fame. Anyone familiar with Michael Bay movies will recognize the filmmaker's style, including a mixture of dramatic music punctuating narrative that is interspersed between explosions and clips of action. We now know when the movie will be available to stream on the platform.

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NASA’s InSight shares two audio recordings of quakes on Mars

NASA’s InSight shares two audio recordings of quakes on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has sent back data that produced two audio recordings of quakes taking place on Mars. The space agency refers to these as 'peculiar' sounds, sharing each with the public as audio files anyone can download. The data was captured with a highly sensitive instrument called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS), which is designed to pick up on vibrations resulting from things like a breeze.

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Pandora overhauls mobile apps with personalized ‘For You’ feed

Pandora overhauls mobile apps with personalized ‘For You’ feed

Starting today, Pandora users on iOS and Android are getting an updated version of the app that features the Pandora Modes station already offered on the service's desktop site, as well as a new 'For You' tab that features extremely personalized content based on the user's own streaming habits. The update builds upon the company's personalized nature, enabling users to discover new music and podcasts they're most likely to enjoy.

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UPS drone delivery subsidiary is the first to get major FAA certification

UPS drone delivery subsidiary is the first to get major FAA certification

In an announcement today, the FAA revealed that it has granted UPS Light Forward, a subsidiary of delivery company UPS, with both air carrier and operator certification. This makes UPS Flight Forward the first company to get the full Part 135 Standard certification for operating a 'drone airline,' paving the way for an expansion of the company's existing drone delivery efforts across many industries.

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New analysis details the numerous health consequences of vaping

New analysis details the numerous health consequences of vaping

A new analysis has detailed the various health consequences of vaping based on all peer-reviewed studies published on vaping and electronic cigarettes to date. The team found that electronic cigarettes have been linked to many potential health consequences in both humans and animals, including cell and lung health changes similar to diseases caused by smoking traditional cigarettes.

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2019 Fortnite Halloween skins leak ahead of official release

2019 Fortnite Halloween skins leak ahead of official release

Fortnite fans are anticipating a new batch of skins for Halloween this year, though none have been officially introduced at this time. That hasn't stopped dataminers from searching for evidence of what players can expect, and at least one of those efforts may have paid off. A well-known dataminer in the Fortnite community has published what appears to be Epic's 2019 Halloween skins for its battle royale game.

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NASA’s call for human lunar lander proposals has ‘ambitious’ deadline

NASA’s call for human lunar lander proposals has ‘ambitious’ deadline

NASA is now accepting proposals for human lunar landing systems, the space agency announced on Monday. The call has been put out under the Artemis program following two previous drafts issued on July 19 and August 30. According to NASA, the first selected private American company that completes its lunar lander will have the distinction of carrying astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.

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