THIS WEEK: Human spinal implant designed by computer; Smartphone case adds enterprise scanning; Android Studio 3.1 Released; New York is Testbed of 'COSMOS' Mobile Tech Project; Amazon's Budget-priced S3 Service; Goo.gl service ends; Samsung To Enter Mobile Payment Market

 

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Spinal Implant Designed by Computer, 3D-Printed

When California-based medical device maker NuVasive was looking for some out-of-the-box thinking, a computer provided it in spades.

 

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'Scandit' Rugged Case Adds Scanning to iPhone, Android

A sled-like Scandit Case adds the scanning experience of a dedicated barcode scanner on some Android devices and most iPhones.

 

Android Studio 3.1 Adds C++ Performance Profiler

Available now for download, the latest SDK enhances lint support for Kotlin, adds quick boot to the Android emulator and improves SQL query and table creation.

 

'COSMOS' Selects New York as Mobile-Tech Test Hub

 

Amazon Drops Price, Features of S3 Service

The less-expensive version of Amazon's cloud-based storage service comes with a few less "9s" of availability and other limits.

 

Samsung to Enter Mobile Payment Market

From its February acquisition of LoopPay mobile wallet maker, Samsung is prepping a tokenized payment system to rival ApplePay.

 

Google to End Goo.gl URL Shortner

Google last week ended goo.gl, the URL shortening service it launched in 2009. Current account holders can view analytics until April 13, 2019; existing links will work indefinitely.