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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.

Study finds vitamin triggers body to create special calorie-burning fat

Study finds vitamin triggers body to create special calorie-burning fat

The latest study on brown fat, a type of fat tissue that generates heat and burns calories, has linked the tissue with the common and necessary vitamin A. Specifically, researchers with the Medical University of Vienna have found that vitamin A plays an important role during the cold winter months to help the body convert ordinary white fat into calorie-burning brown fat as a way to help keep someone warm.

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Xbox One owners just got a new way to stream free live TV

Xbox One owners just got a new way to stream free live TV

Redbox, the company best known for its red movie vending machines, launched a free ad-supported live streaming TV service earlier this year, one you probably haven't heard of. Bringing attention back to the service is a new announcement from Redbox revealing that Xbox One owners can now access this streaming service through their consoles.

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Sony taps Travis Scott for a PlayStation 5 strategic creative partnership

Sony taps Travis Scott for a PlayStation 5 strategic creative partnership

Sony has announced a new partnership with rapper and producer Travis Scott, bringing him in as its new "strategic creative partner" for the PlayStation 5. The new partnership includes a video that features Scott and his Cactus Jack brand, as well as the PS5 console and its controller. Sony notes that it approached Scott after learning that he is a PlayStation fan.

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DoorDash helped fund a special type of physical restaurant in California

DoorDash helped fund a special type of physical restaurant in California

On-demand food delivery service DoorDash has 000ed with a California company to launch a special type of physical restaurant location in the state, one that will only offer delivery and take-out foods. The restaurant was originally scheduled to open back in March, but the pandemic delayed these plans. The launch involves opening a smaller variant of an existing physical restaurant.

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iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

iPhone 12 iFixit teardown reveals modular design for simple repairs

The iFixit 000 has wrapped up its teardown of Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, giving consumers a look under the hood at what makes the devices tick, what has changed over the previous model, and the kinds of difficulties one may face if they attempt to fix the phone on their own. In addition to disassembling the iPhone 12, the 000 also took apart the MagSafe power puck introduced with the new models.

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Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch release delayed until 2021

Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch release delayed until 2021

Electronic Arts has delayed the release of battle royale game Apex Legends for the Nintendo Switch, the company revealed, instead first gearing up to release the game on S000 in coming weeks. This delay will push the Switch release into 2021, leaving fans to play the title on the two big gaming consoles (PlayStation and Xbox), as well as on PC. As always, the game remains free to download.

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CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

CDC warns deli meats linked to serious illness and at least one death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked deli meats sold in multiple states with a serious foodborne illness that has claimed at least one life. A total of 10 cases have been reported under this outbreak, according to the agency, all of which required hospitalization. At this point in time, experts have linked the foodborne illness specifically with Italian-style meats like salami.

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Among Us hit with hack promoting Trump and threatening players

Among Us hit with hack promoting Trump and threatening players

InnerSloth is scrambling to deal with a mass hacking campaign that has hit its suddenly viral game Among Us, the company said in a number of tweets. The issue popped up following a highly popular live stream of the game involving US Representatives AOC and Ilhan Omar, marking the latest and most disruptive instance of hacking that targets players.

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NASA says Bennu asteroid sample is leaking, but it has good news

NASA says Bennu asteroid sample is leaking, but it has good news

NASA has shared a new series of images featuring OSIRIS-REx, the spacecraft that successfully nabbed a sample from the surface of asteroid Bennu. These images show some of the collected material, including larger rocks, escaping from the collection tool on the spacecraft -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. According to the space agency, scientists have a good reason to believe the Bennu sample is 'plentiful.'

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Fortnite Ghostbusters crossover is the Halloween treat no one expected

Fortnite Ghostbusters crossover is the Halloween treat no one expected

Fortnite fans have been treated to yet another Battle Royale crossover this season with the Marvel superheroes, villains, and their related abilities and henchmen. It seems this may not be the extent of Epic's crossover plans, however, with players noticing one subtle but massive clue to a new arrival in-game that is joined by a related data miner leak.

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fuboTV now lets Apple TV users watch four sports games at once

fuboTV now lets Apple TV users watch four sports games at once

FuboTV, a live streaming service that largely revolves around sports, has announced a new feature for Apple TV users that enables them to watch four shows at the same time. This new feature is a modern take on the old picture-in-picture feature that has been available on many TV models for years, taking advantage of the increasing screen sizes and platform capabilities.

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Stitcher podcast app reveals massive redesign with new features

Stitcher podcast app reveals massive redesign with new features

Podcast platform Stitcher has introduced a massive redesign for its mobile app, one that brings an updated, clean design alongside new features and more. The new interface comes amid the massive spike in podcast popularity and the subsequent rise of major competitors, including platforms like Spotify and audio apps like Google Podcasts. The new Stitcher design will be made available to users on iOS and Android.

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