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Soft Robotics raises $20 million to expand operations

Massachusetts-based Soft Robotics announced this week that it’s raised $20 million in funding, courtesy of Scale Venture Partners, Calibrate Ventures, Honeywell Ventures and Tekfen Ventures, along with existing investors like robotics giant, ABB. The round follows a $5 million Series A the company …

How Much Does It Take To Get Drunk, Based On Your Body Weight? Here's The Answer

Shutterstock<p>Ever wonder what’s going on inside your body after a couple beers? Besides the overwhelming need to shat, there’s a ton of different …

Geisinger CEO calls for The Year of the Patient

BOSTON – Geisinger Health System chief executive David Feinberg, MD, said the healthcare industry is at something of a crossroads that will lead …

Health Care Technology

Population health management: views from the front lines

<b>The opening leadership panel at Healthcare IT News' Pop Health 2016 event on Thursday was populated by physicians and clinicians. That's ironic,</b> …

Google I/O: Hands on Project Tango augmented reality

The first Tango-compatible device aimed at consumers will be a phablet from Lenovo, expected to sell for less than US$500, with more details coming …

Augmented Reality

Buy-to-let investors urged to look beyond London property for bigger returns and cheaper stamp duty

Property investors should look beyond London for the best returns when considering buy-to-let, according to research by LendInvest. Buying more …

4 Local Businesses Perfect for the New Equity Crowdfunding Law

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On May 16, 2016 the long awaited (four years, five months and six days after the law was signed by the president, but who’s counting) JOBS Act equity crowdfunding law goes into effect allowing startups and small businesses to …

Crowd Funding

The Money In Open-Source Software

Max Schireson Contributor<p>Max Schireson is the former CEO of open-source database company MongoDB and is currently an executive-in-residence at Battery Ventures.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Tracking the explosive growth of open-source software<p>Dharmesh Thakker Contributor<p>Dharmesh Thakker is a …

Open Source Software

Nuance now has a developer program to bring voice control to the Internet of Things

Nuance, the company responsible for the speech recognition software Dragon, is announcing Nuance Mix, a developer platform that will allow anyone to add natural language detection to an app.<p>The aim of Nuance Mix is the Internet of Things. It has the same technology that powers other Nuance …

The potential benefits of mobile devices and Apps for people with disabilities

I am always conscious about sensationalising technology and giving the impression that it is “the cure”. Technology is a fantastic tool for some …

Therapeutic riding is so much more than horse play

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Eddie Brennan is all charged up. The 4-year-old, who is autistic, has already raced through a puddle, and he writhes as his nanny struggles to remove his shoes and socks.<p>But when Brennan climbs on the back of Kattie, a dark bay therapy horse, something magical happens.<p>The …

GoPro's $60 'Fetch' harness captures a dog's perspective of the world

There's now an official GoPro harness designed to help attach the company's action cameras to your dog and capture the world from a canine's perspective. It's called Fetch — because of course that's the name they chose — and it retails for $60.<p>The harness has mounting locations for both a dog's …

How A Cross-Country-Loving Teen And His Service Dog Made History

Tyler and his dog, Hugo, run cross-country together.<p>Seventeen-year-old Tyler Gerdts, a junior at West High School in Davenport, Iowa, just logged a personal best during a challenging cross-country meet. His pointy eared pup, Hugo, ran alongside him for the entirety of the five kilometer …