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Senior editor at 88gadget.info, and a member of the 000 since 2012, 123 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

Impossible Foods’ plant-based pork is heading to select restaurants

Impossible Foods’ plant-based pork is heading to select restaurants

You'll soon have the opportunity to enjoy your favorite pork recipes without breaking your plant-based diet. Impossible Foods, the company best known for its Impossible Burger, has announced plans to bring its plant-based pork alternative to some restaurants in the coming months. This new plan comes only weeks after the company's faux chicken nuggets arrived in restaurants.

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Uber Eats adds emoji searches for when you’re too tired to type

Uber Eats adds emoji searches for when you’re too tired to type

Have you ever found yourself exhausted after a day of work and suddenly so hungry you can't work up the effort to cook a meal...or even type in a full search term? If so, Uber Eats' latest update is made for you. Going forward, users can now search for the food item they want by entering an emoji into the search field instead of words.

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Epic Games says it will fix Fortnite Season 8’s slow XP problem

Epic Games says it will fix Fortnite Season 8’s slow XP problem

Fortnite Chapter 2 - Season 8 is still fresh, but players have had access to it long enough to notice one big issue: it requires too much time and grinding to get enough XP for leveling up. The problem has become more apparent as players get into higher tiers, leading to complaints on social media and now, finally, a response from Epic Games.

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YouTube Premium users get experimental video downloads on desktop

YouTube Premium users get experimental video downloads on desktop

If you're a YouTube Premium subscriber, you get access to upcoming (and still experimental) features before the company releases them for everyone. One of the latest additions to the experimental features list is support for video downloads on desktop, offering the same offline playback opportunity that has been available on mobile for quite a while.

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OnStar Guardian is getting its own Alexa skill for home emergencies

OnStar Guardian is getting its own Alexa skill for home emergencies

OnStar Guardian, the safety app that helps families stay connected with each other, will soon have its own Amazon Alexa skill. With the expanded support, which GM says is coming soon, Alexa users will be able to use their voice to contact OnStar advisors and more using the smart home devices they already own.

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Robinhood crypto wallets inbound: Testing, release date, and details

Robinhood crypto wallets inbound: Testing, release date, and details

Trading platform Robinhood plans to test cryptocurrency wallets starting next month, the company has revealed, though only some users will get access to the product initially. The company promises a variety of features that may lure in casual crypto enthusiasts, including the ability to receive, send, and hold supported digital coins, track one's portfolio, and more.

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Rocket Lab and JAXA 000 to launch space debris removal mission

Rocket Lab and JAXA 000 to launch space debris removal mission

Private aerospace company Rocket Lab has announced plans to launch a space debris removal demonstration mission on behalf of Japan's space agency JAXA. The launch will involve Rocket Lab's Electron rocket and Astroscale Japan's Active Debris Removal satellite. JAXA selected the technology demonstration as part of its first phase Commercial Removal of Debris Demonstration Project.

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Common dog parasite is mutating to resist the drugs that destroy it

Common dog parasite is mutating to resist the drugs that destroy it

One of the most common parasites that infest dogs -- hookworms -- is developing a resistance to all of the drugs approved by the FDA to treat the infection, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. This parasite infects a dog's intestines, leading to anemia, weight loss, and other issues that threaten the dog's health and life.

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Lab-made llama nanobodies may be a potent treatment for COVID-19

Lab-made llama nanobodies may be a potent treatment for COVID-19

Llamas may be the key to a simple and effective COVID-19 treatment, according to a new study from The Rosalind Franklin Institute. Key to this potential treatment is nanobodies, a unique type of small antibody produced by llamas. This isn't the first time researchers have looked at llama antibodies as a potential way to treat diseases in humans -- llamas similarly offer the potential for addressing influenza.

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Chocolate milk recalled in multiple states over failed pasteurization

Chocolate milk recalled in multiple states over failed pasteurization

Green Field Farms, a business in central Ohio, has announced a recall of around 1,200 containers of chocolate milk distributed in many states east of the Mississippi river over a pasteurization issue. According to the advisory, this milk may not have been pasteurized adequately, leaving the potential for a foodborne illness resulting from pathogens that may be present.

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Marvel’s scripted and unscripted podcasts get Apple Podcasts channel

Marvel’s scripted and unscripted podcasts get Apple Podcasts channel

In October 2019, it was announced that Marvel would bring several podcasts exclusively to the SiriusXM and Pandora audio platforms, giving fans access to both scripted and unscripted content based on hit superheroes and the wider Marvel universe. Fast-forward nearly two years and SiriusXM is back with an update on this effort, noting that it now has a Marvel podcast channel on Apple Podcasts.

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Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers ultra-cheap Internet to Federal Pell Grant recipients

Comcast offers a low-cost Internet plan for eligible subscribers called Internet Essentials. In an announcement about the plan today, the service provider revealed that it will open the Internet Essentials plan to undergraduate college and university students who received the Federal Pell Grant, enabling them to get online for ten bucks a month.

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