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Life Beyond the Arc

Is a heavy reliance on the 3-pointer the future of basketball? Plus, a few things to like and not like in the NBA this week.<p>Nevada Smith, coach of …

Samsung Launches Android Gamepad

Apple began allowing third-party gamepads on the iPhone with iOS 7, and Samsung is also upping its presence in the space after announcing its own gamepad (the not-so-creatively named ‘Smartphone GamePad’) for Android 4.1 phones.<p>Unlike the iPhone gamepads which attach themselves to the device, …

Amazon said to be buying payments startup GoPago

The e-commerce giant looks to be treading into PayPal and Square's digital payments territory.<p>Word has it Amazon is eyeing payments business GoPago, which could give it a leg up in the mobile payments business. According to reports in Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera, GoPago …

FinTech

Why I'm Glad Instagram Direct isn't a Snapchat or Messaging App Clone

Before Instagram Direct was unveiled, I had reservations about how private messaging would be integrated into the platform.<p>The pure, immediate joy of Instagram comes from its simplicity, both in terms of its design and the sharing it facilitates. You capture a photo or short video clip, then post …

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

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