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Launch HN: Prolific (YC S19) – Quickly find high-quality survey participants

Hey HN,We’re Katia and Phelim, cofounders of Prolific (https://www.prolific.co). We help psychological and behavioral researchers quickly find participants they can trust.We built Prolific because Katia had a hard time finding participants for her psychology studies during her PhD. She briefly used Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk), but didn’t like the user experience and couldn’t get the…
Facebook will launch new Portal models this fall – Engadget

Facebook will launch new Portal models this fall – Engadget

Facebook has apparently been busy designing new variants of its Portal video chatting devices. According to the company's Vice President of AR/VR, Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, Facebook plans to unveil new Portal models this fall. Bosworth has made the announcement on stage at the Code Conference in Phoenix, where he told the audience that the social…
Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas in 2020

Self-driving startup Zoox announced it is testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. It’s the second test city for the five-year-old company, which has been testing its self-driving cars exclusively in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Zoox, which is based in the Silicon Valley town of Foster City, Calif., will start by…
With Chandrayaan-2 launch, India’s ISRO shoots for the Moon on a shoe-string budget

With Chandrayaan-2 launch, India’s ISRO shoots for the Moon on a shoe-string budget

India took a giant leap in its space program on Monday after its space agency launched a spacecraft that is scheduled to touch down on the Moon in September. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is India’s equivalent of NASA, confirmed the successful launch of the spacecraft as the nation inches closer to become…
Launch Center Pro adds custom home screen icons to iOS via workaround

Launch Center Pro adds custom home screen icons to iOS via workaround

Launch Center Pro can now be used to create custom iOS home screen icons, a feature that Apple hasn’t previously officially supported on its phones. The new functionality is coming with version 3.1 of Launch Center Pro, which includes a new Icon Composer that was originally designed to let you create your own “App Store…

What happens when you launch Google Chrome for the first time?

Welcome home! This timeline is where you’ll spend most of your time, getting instant updates about what matters to you. Tweets not working for you? Hover over the profile pic and click the Following button to unfollow any account. Say a lot with a little When you see a Tweet you love, tap the heart…
Walmart to launch in-home grocery delivery in three cities, starting this fall

Walmart to launch in-home grocery delivery in three cities, starting this fall

Walmart on Friday announced plans for a new, in-home grocery delivery service which would allow the retailer to deliver items directly to a customer’s fridge or freezer, even when the customer isn’t home. The service, called InHome Delivery, works by way of smart entry technology combined with proprietary cameras worn by the delivery associates that…
California AB 5 bill: Uber and Lyft launch campaign to defeat bill

California AB 5 bill: Uber and Lyft launch campaign to defeat bill

Uber and Lyft really, really don’t want their drivers to be company employees. Both ride-hailing companies have launched an aggressive public campaign to escape California’s crackdown on the gig economy. In the past two weeks, they’ve published an op-ed in the San Fransisco Chronicle and are now enlisting drivers and lobbyists to help weaken AB…
ULA tapped to launch Astrobotic’s lunar lander to the Moon in 2021

ULA tapped to launch Astrobotic’s lunar lander to the Moon in 2021

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has been chosen to launch the lunar lander of one of the companies chosen by NASA for its commercial lunar payload program. ULA will deliver Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander to the Moon in 2021, the companies announced today. Peregrine will fly aboard ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket, taking off from Space Launch…
T-Mobile will launch 5G in six cities on June 28th with Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G

T-Mobile will launch 5G in six cities on June 28th with Samsung’s Galaxy S10...

The first phone to use T-Mobile’s new 5G network will be launching this Friday, June 28th. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G will only be available in the US cities — Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York City — where T-Mobile has established millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, the groundwork for its 5G networks.…

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Disney+ will fix The Simpsons’ joke-destroying 16:9 aspect ratio starting in...

With the launch of Disney+ this week, many fans were excited to have easy access to all 30 seasons of The Simpsons — only to find to their chagrin that their original 4:3 aspect ratio had been discarded for a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, cropping out many visual gags entirely. But now, Disney says that…

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