• YC-Backed Slidepay Tries To Be The “Android” Of Payments Against Square’s Apple-Like Tack

    YC-Backed Slidepay Tries To Be The “Android” Of Payments Against Square’s Apple-Like Tack

    Back in February, I wrote about a startup called Cube that was trying to build a point-of-sale system for small and medium-sized businesses that would eventually give analytics about inventory. Cube has since pivoted, and now they’re going after a completely different market under a new name, Slidepay. They’re trying to offer a payments API for third-party developers that want… Read More

  • The Gesture Cube may not be real but it should be

    IDENT’s GestIC technology is a gesture-based interface system and they’re showing off by describing a cube of some sort that allows you to turn, twist, and pinch your data in 3D. Each side will have different functions and you can access messages and the web just by slipping and sliding on the surface. This is obviously as real right now as the Yeti but you could imaging something… Read More

  • Test your geekdom with these extreme Rubik's Cube-ish V-CUBEs

    I still can’t do the original Rubik’s Cube after watching a couple of YouTube instructional videos. Technically, these are called VCUBES but still retain all of theĀ original’sĀ fun. I’m thinking that these would make a great stocking stuffer for the math major in your family with prices starting at $35. Check the video after the break of a dude solving one of the 7x7x7… Read More

  • Iona Cube: Dead simple Internet radio for under $50 Conventional Internet radio hardware devices are about to get a kick in the expensive, cumbersome pants if Cambridge Consultants has anything to say on the matter. I got a quick peek at the pretty-much-ready-to-go Iona Cube concept at CES and I was mightily impressed. If and when this doodad finds a distributor… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Puzzles on the Portables

    Big things do indeed come in small packages, and this is notably true of the some of the latest puzzle games for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable. These offerings might not be overly complex, but don’t call them simplistic. They’re the types of games that are easy to learn, hard to master and even harder to put down. More importantly puzzle games are also the kind… Read More