Likwid iPhone app lets you bop along to music-based puzzles

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,…

SHINY PREVIEW: Rubik's Touch Cube

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”.

Touch technology coming to toys of the 1970s – Rubik's TouchCube

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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…

You're getting a Rubik's Revolution for Christmas

snoop_dogg-rubik-revolution.jpgWhether 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…

Computer proves Rubik's Cube solvable in 26 moves or less — that's 26 years too late for me

rubiks_cube.gifA computer has calculated that any configuration of the classic 3×3 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.