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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…
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…
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…

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…
Facebook says it will launch experimental apps under NPE Team name

Facebook says it will launch experimental apps under NPE Team name

Facebook is launching a new brand of experimental apps for consumers, developed under the “NPE Team, from Facebook” label. (NPE stands for “new product experimentation.”) The team will be developing new apps for iOS, Android, and the web, with a specific focus on consumer services, which is similar to Microsoft’s Garage group. In a blog…
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…
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.…
EA Access for PS4 launch date announced – Polygon

EA Access for PS4 launch date announced – Polygon

EA Access will launch for PlayStation 4 on July 24. For $5 a month, $30 a year, players on that console can get a library of Electronic Arts games and a discount on microtransactions. The launch date was announced today. Back in May, the publisher said that the service, previously available to Xbox One and…

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Week in Review: Corporate wickedness and mango Juul pods

Hey everyone. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how streaming networks were undoing their advantages and…

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