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Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for tweets

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WASHINGTON — Twitter said Tuesday it was easing its 140-character limit for tweets, allowing users to add links, attachments and some other features without adding to the count.

The move comes as Twitter’s efforts to increase its user base and engagement have been sputtering, raising questions about its growth trend.

“Over the past decade, the tweet has evolved from a simple 140-character text message to a rich canvas for creative expression featuring photos, videos, hashtags, Vines and more,” Twitter product manager Todd Sherman said in a statement.

“So, you can already do a lot in a tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more,” Sherman said further adding that names in replies, and media attachments such as photos, videos and polls would no longer be counted toward the character limit.

He added updates would be implemented “over the coming months” and said developer partners would be given the tools to enable the change on sites that use Twitter.

Relaxing the 140-character limit, which was set due to mobile-phone text-messaging constraints in place when Twitter launched in 2006, is expected to encourage more use and sharing of pictures, videos and links.

Another new feature will enable users to retweet or “quote” their own messages “when you want to share a new reflection or feel like a really good one went unnoticed”.

Twitter will also broadcast the “reply” tweet to all followers of a given user. This will eliminate the need for a sometimes misunderstood technique in which users had to add a character to a reply to allow it to be viewed broadly.

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Boston Dynamics’ robot can open up doors and hold for others to enter

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Secretive robotics firm Boston Dynamics has posted a new video to its YouTube channe on Monday showing off its SpotMini robo-canine, in which he can be seen opening a door all on his own and hold until another enters the door.

In the 45-second video, titled ‘Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?’ a SpotMini walks over to a door before realizing it can’t get through.

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Another SpotMini quickly comes to his rescue and extends his clawed arm, which he uses to grab the door handle.

The robot then grabs the handle, turns it, and pulls back the door. Using one of its front legs, the robot manages to hold open the door as the claw releases the handle and pens the door fully.

The SpotMini is seen holding open the door as his fellow robo-dog friend then casually walks through the door.

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