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Privacy not a blocker for ‘meaningful’ research access to platform data, says report

European lawmakers are eyeing binding transparency requirements for Internet platforms in a Digital Services Act (DSA) due to be drafted by the end of the year. But the question of how to create gover

Google’s latest experiment is Keen, an automated, machine-learning based version of Pinterest

A new project called Keen is launching today from Google’s in-house incubator for new ideas, Area 120, to help users track their interests. The app is like a modern rethinking of the Google Aler

ChromaCode’s tech to boost COVID-19 testing gets Bill Gates’s backing

Boasting a technology that can dramatically increase the capacity of existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing used to identify people infected with COVID-19 and other illnesses, ChromaCode ha

Borderlands 3 bridges the gap between citizen science and blockbuster games

The Borderlands series has long offered players a chaotic loot scramble of explosive cel-shaded cartoon violence and intricately tuned shooting that leaves anything that isn’t the fun part on th

Frontiers launches a portal to help connect coronavirus and COVID-19 research with funding

Open science platform and publisher Frontiers wants to make sure that efforts by researchers to pursue science-based solutions to the global coronavirus pandemic, and learn more about the virus and th

Pew: 30% of US adults have used online dating; 12% found a committed relationship from it

Dating app usage in the U.S. is on the rise, but so are the issues it brings. According to a new Pew Research Center report on online dating, out today, 30% of U.S. adults have at some point used a da

Prolific wants to challenge Amazon’s Mechanical Turk in the online research space

Prolific, a U.K.-based startup that wants to make it easier to conduct online research, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round is co-led by Silicon Valley-based Pioneer Fund, and Altair Ca

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from their Apple devices. Today, that app has gone live for both iPhone and A

A startup just launched red wine to the International Space Station to age for 12 months

Space-based businesses don’t all have to be about communications or Earth observation — European startup Space Cargo Unlimited, for instance, is focused on what operating in a microgravity

Week in Review: Regulation boogaloo

Hello, weekenders. 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 t

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain, and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feas

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwin

Facebook users who quit the social network for a month feel happier

New research out of Stanford and New York University took a look at what happens when people step back from Facebook for a month. Through Facebook, the research team recruited 2,488 people who average

Morressier makes it easy to share early research

By the time you hear about a research project online or in the news it’s probably already gone through countless iterations and changes. Until Morressier, however, that early-stage research was

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transform

Watch this tiny robot crawl through a wet stomach

While this video shows a tiny robot from the City University of Hong Kong doing what amounts to a mitzvah, we can all imagine a future in which this little fellow could stab you in the kishkes. This w

Amazon expands its Alexa Fund Fellowship to a total of 18 universities, up from 4 last year

Amazon announced this morning a further investment in voice technology with an expansion of its Alexa Fund Fellowship to 14 new universities, up from only 4 in 2017, the Fellowship’s first year.

Teaching computers to plan for the future

As humans, we’ve gotten pretty good at shaping the world around us. We can choose the molecular design of our fruits and vegetables, travel faster and farther and stave off life-threatening diseases

MIST paints your walls so you don’t have to

If you’ve ever painted a room you know that getting every nook and cranny is pretty difficult and Tim Allen help you if you have hardwood or carpet. The tarp alone costs more than the paint. Now

Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional

Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like the Echo must have a whole collection of microphones in them — but they take up space, requi
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