It's as varied a bunch of apps as ever hitting Apple's store this week. From the Times Concise Crossword to the iStudiez Pro revision planner, the App Store is both all work AND all play this week. Keep an eye...
Likwid is the latest music based app game from FunMobility. However, whereas most music games stick almost religiously to the tap-a-long format laid down by the likes of Guitar Hero, Likwid prefers brain-bending puzzles. The objective is to fill targets,...
Rubiks puzzles. I hate them. Never could solve one. Never had the patience to. However, I do appreciate the genius of their design, well, I did. Until I met the Rubik's Touch Cube.
The trouble is that it's exactly the same mental proposition as the original Rubik's Cube only with a completely rubbish interface in the way. From my, admittedly limited, time with the one in the vid, I found the touch effect pretty terrible and, given that they're charging £139.99 for each one when they're launched, I'd chalk it up as "one for the enthusiast".
Tetris, a perennial favourite among puzzle games, has been remade in HD for a modern audience. "Oh no!", you cry, "they've only gone and done a Phantom Menace on it!" - but fear not, for this is just as pure as the original. All they've done is increase the resolution. Massively.
So much so, that it now takes a good seven or eight minutes to make a line, and the record for even losing is somewhere around six minutes. Can you lose quicker than that? Our comments section is broken, so send us a tweet instead. @techdigest is what you're after.
Tetoris (via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
Depending on your viewpoint and cynicism levels today, the Rubik's TouchCube is either an extremely cool update of the 1970s puzzle world-beater, or a cynical attempt to cash-in on today's touch screen madness.
Frankly, we're prepared to confound your expectations by going for option #1 - it's a very cool little toy. The Rubik's TouchCube not only LIGHTS UP for your amusement, it also MAKES SOUNDS - sampled clunks and clicks, similar to those made by furious boffins racing each other to complete the thing the quickest...
Whether you like it or not.
The Revolution is more of a gimmicky remix of the old Cube than a new lifelong challenge, with loads of flashing lights and pre-programmed sounds giving the goldfish-brained youths of today something to stare gormlessly at...
A computer has calculated that any configuration of the classic 3x3 Rubik's Cube can be solved in a maximum of 26 moves.
This astounding news comes just weeks after scientists programmed a computer played the perfect game of draughts. Haven't these computers got anything better to be doing with their CPUs?
The Rubik's Cube has 43 quintillion (43,000,000,000,000,000,000) possible combinations, so the scientists had to simplify the problem by figuring out which arrangements of the Cube are equivalent, identifying special arrangements of the Cube, and not analysing combinations already solvable in under 26 moves.