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A startup called Nuada has developed a soft, robotic glove that gives people with hand pain or weakness a strong grip. According to co-founders Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the glove contains a "mesh" of artificial tendons and sensors. These are controlled by an electromechanical system contained in a smartwatch-like device worn on the same hand. A user activates the glove by lightly flexing their wrist. The glove then understands that they want an assist, and can help them with any movement.
Gogoro raised $300 million in a series C round led by Temasek Holdings, and joined by Al Gore's Generation Investment Management group, Sumitomo and others. Gogoro makes electric scooters and battery-swapping kiosks where users can charge or swap them out. SoftBank poured $250 million into Slack, the workplace collaboration platform that competes with Microsoft-owned Yammer and Facebook's Workplace. The deal valued Slack at $5.1 billion.
Twitter invites guest chefs to cook at the company cafeteria periodically. The latest was a salad-making robot called Sally from Chowbotics, a food automation startup. Twitter booked Sally rather than a human on Tuesday in recognition of the company's Hack Week for engineers, according to the company's global food program manager, John Dickman. Twitter typically books local chefs who come in to promote cookbooks, restaurants or to share a taste of their signature recipes.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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