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Brittany Roston is 88gadget.info's Entertainment, Health, and Science Editor. She has over a decade of experience writing about entertainment, health, and science for many media outlets.

A Quiet Place Part II movie release date bumped yet again

A Quiet Place Part II movie release date bumped yet again

A Quiet Place Part II, the sequel to the 2018 horror movie, was originally set to hit theaters in March 2020 -- around the same time the pandemic was declared, causing widespread lockdowns and throwing the movie industry into chaos. As with many other planned movie releases, A Quiet Place Part II was delayed...and now it has just been bumped to a later date by several months.

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Xbox Live Gold price increase reversed and new perk added

Xbox Live Gold price increase reversed and new perk added

Following heavy criticism of the change, the Xbox 000 has announced that it will not be increasing the price for its Xbox Live Gold subscription service. 'We messed up today and you were right to let us know,' the company said in its update on the matter. Instead, the company says you'll no longer need Xbox Live Gold to play free-to-play games on Xbox consoles.

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Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google Search on mobile is about to get a big visual redesign

Google is about to roll out a redesigned Search on mobile, the company said in a blog post today, explaining the adjustments users can expect. Google describes the updated UI as a 'major visual redesign,' one that is intended to simplify things for users, bringing 'information into focus,' improving the readability of text, and more.

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Epic addresses claim that Fortnite account data is being leaked

Epic addresses claim that Fortnite account data is being leaked

Epic Games has released an official statement on claims that Fortnite account data, namely email addresses, are being leaked. The allegation seemed to kick off with a tweet from pro player Yung Calc, who tweeted a message encouraging players to disable the 'Show on Career Leaderboard' setting over concerns that their emails were being leaked.

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Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Pinterest’s new AR feature lets you try on virtual eyeshadow

Shopping online is the primary way people get most of the items they want or need, but there are some downsides: you can't try on clothes to make sure they'll fit right and it's not easy to determine whether a particular makeup color will look good on you. Pinterest has introduced another feature that addresses the latter problem, one that lets you virtually try-on eye shadow before buying it.

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You can’t be fat and healthy at the same time, study warns

You can’t be fat and healthy at the same time, study warns

A new study is dashing the 'health at every size' myth, revealing that it isn't possible to be both fat and healthy at the same time. Researchers warn that an active lifestyle simply isn't enough to mitigate the inherent health risks that come with obesity, at least the ones related to heart health, putting many people at risk of chronic disease.

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Houseplants may offer major mental health benefits during pandemic

Houseplants may offer major mental health benefits during pandemic

Having plants in the home helped improved mental wellbeing for many people, according to a new study from the University of Seville. This isn't the first study to link exposure to plants with psychological wellbeing, but it is unique in one big way: it focused specifically on the COVID-19 lockdowns and how houseplants may have been a benefit for those stuck at home.

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Biden appoints Steve Jurczyk as NASA’s Acting Administrator

Biden appoints Steve Jurczyk as NASA’s Acting Administrator

On January 20, and as expected, NASA's now-former administrator Jim Bridenstine stepped down from his role. Soon after, the Biden administration announced that NASA's Steve Jurczyk, who has been with the space agency for decades, will serve as acting administrator until a permanent replacement is found.

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Fortnite Sarah Connor and Terminator skins arrive: Watch the trailer now

Fortnite Sarah Connor and Terminator skins arrive: Watch the trailer now

Just hours after a leak that revealed the new skins, Epic Games has officially launched its new Terminator T-800 and Sarah Conner offerings. The new skins were introduced alongside a new launch trailer showing Agent Jonesy and how he brought the two characters to the battle royale island, where they'll now operate as bounty hunters.

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Injectable extended-release HIV regimen gets milestone FDA approval

Injectable extended-release HIV regimen gets milestone FDA approval

The FDA has announced its approval of the first injectable extended-release regimen for adults who have HIV-1 infections. For patients who meet the criteria for the regimen, Cabenuva can reduce the number of dosing days to only 12 per year, according to ViiV Healthcare, which says the regimen can replace antiretroviral regimens in eligible adults.

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Netflix buys Sony animated movie originally destined for theaters

Netflix buys Sony animated movie originally destined for theaters

Netflix has purchased The Mitchells vs. The Machines, a Sony Pictures movie that was originally planned for a theatrical release. The deal gives Netflix the worldwide rights to the movie, with the exception of China, meaning you'll soon be able to stream it on the platform. The animation comes from producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the duo that produced Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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Microsoft Edge is the latest browser to get leaked passwords warning

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser to get leaked passwords warning

Microsoft is adding a new Edge feature that will be familiar to Chrome and select other browser users: an alert when your password is compromised. Called Password Monitor, the security feature is designed to alert users when their password has been discovered as the result of a third-party breach, such as from an old forum you used to post on that was later compromised.

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