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TECH 20 Mar 2018 | 9:48 AM

Startup Affirm creates Apple Pay credit card without the plastic

Affirm Inc, a startup from PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, is going after millennials with a new kind of credit card alternative that only exists online.

TECH 09 Oct 2014 | 9:20 AM

Fantastic plastic? Smart card with multiple payment solutions

Another tech company is attempting to consign the credit card to the history books and replace it with something ‘smarter'.

TECH 28 Feb 2018 | 1:30 AM

3D printed braces cut orthodontia costs, but dentists say they’re not worth it

For a glimpse of the future of orthodontics, consider a peek inside Motor City Lab Works, a Birmingham, Michigan, office filled with 3D printers and other equipment that create custom retainers and clear plastic aligners.

Technology 30 Aug 2010 | 12:00 AM

Bio-plastics: Cashew nut computers?

A UNIQUE plastic made from cashew nut shells could be used in consumer electronics by 2013.

TECH 17 Mar 2014 | 4:58 PM

Trash to treasure: Bicycle brings 3D printing to Taiwan streets

Cycling through the streets of Taiwan's capital, staff from a design company turn discarded plastic cups and bottles into pieces of art on the spot with Mobile Fab — an ordinary bike kitted out with a computer and 3D printer.

TECH 19 Dec 2018 | 3:00 AM

Why you should give your grandparents a 3D printer for Christmas

Senior citizens might really like – and use – a 3D printer to manufacture plastic gadgets that help them do routine tasks like open jars and put on socks.

TECH 28 Aug 2018 | 9:00 AM

Plans on making untraceable 3D guns can’t be posted online

A US judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk.