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Twist, Memory

A standard thumb drive with a Rubik's Cube theme suggests a puzzling approach to hardware interfaces.

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10mm of Perplexity: World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

I don’t care how big or small the thing is, I still won’t be able to solve the damn thing. Evgeniy Grigoriev beat his own previous record of 12mm by creating this homemade fully-functioning 10mm-across Rubik’s Cube, which comfortably earns the honor of smallest Rubik’s Cube in the world. Perhaps even cooler, a 3D-printing company named Shapeways lets you buy ...

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Rubik’s Cube Can Always Be Solved in 20 Moves or Less

A team of researchers, using 35 years of Google-donated idle CPU time, has mathematically proven that all all 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 Rubik’s Cube arrangements can be solved in 20 moves or less. The God number, as users in the Rubik’s community like to call it. Every solver of the Cube uses an algorithm, which is a sequence of steps for solving the ...

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Rubik’s Cube for the Blind, Part Deux: The Ugly One

Alright, let’s just be honest here. This Rubik’s Cube isn’t going to be winning any beauty pageants in some alternative universe where Rubik’s Cubes actually have intelligence and hold their own contests. Unless, of course, Rubik’s Cubes have a whole different definition of beauty. Maybe multi-colored, multi-textured, torture device-looking gadgets are theirdefinitionof a really hot bod. Probably not though. Unlike ...

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Braille Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

The world of a blind geek must be a difficult one. Many of the luxuries we take for granted (watching Star Wars, reading fanfiction, witnessing Steve Jobs unveil the newest device in the Apple arsenal) just aren’t possible for the blind to the extent that the fully-functional among us have become accustomed to. Imagine Star Wars without being able to ...

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Make Your Own Rubik’s Cube Using Your Old Keyboard

Sure, you might be saying to yourself, what’s the use of destroying a perfectly good Rubik’s cube just so you can rebuild it using old keyboard keys? And I say to you… are you INSANE? If you want to get into the technicalities of things, what’s the point of doing anything for the sake of nothing? There doesn’t have to ...

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