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Solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube In Just Over Two Minutes Is Miraculous

Yesterday Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs managed to break the world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik’s Cube in just over two minutes and twenty-three seconds. For those of us who still have trouble just zipping up a jacket, watching him spin and unscramble this cube is incomprehensible. » 7/29/15 4:14pm Wednesday 4:14pm

Beach Towel Board Games You Play With Discarded Bottle Caps

A day at the beach usually doesn’t involve board games because the sand will quickly gobble up dice, Monopoly hotels, and Scrabble letter tiles. But since building sand castles gets boring quick, someone’s created a series of board game beach towels that can be played with bottle caps, seashells, or even small rocks. » 7/22/15 1:50pm 7/22/15 1:50pm

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2015

The panels and events at San Diego Comic-Con are only part of the story. Every year, companies spend millions of dollars to market to this captive audience of fans. Some of it is pretty clever. Some of it... is horrible. Here’s the worst badvertising, and the best radvertising, of Comic-Con 2015. » 7/14/15 4:14pm 7/14/15 4:14pm

There's Finally an Official Star Wars App To Feed Your Obsession 24/7

There’s no shortage of Star Wars-related games on the iTunes and Google Play stores, but today finally sees the launch of the first official Star Wars app that will now serve as your one-stop portal for everything from news, to trivia, to even sound effects. Never again will you have to scramble to find a Wookiee roar… » 7/08/15 9:02am 7/08/15 9:02am

A Jaws-Themed Deck of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark—almost. » 7/03/15 5:00pm 7/03/15 5:00pm

The Complete Guide To Every Single Terminator, From T-1 To T-3000

Most of us just know a few of Skynet’s most famous killer cyborgs. The T-800, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The T-1000, made of liquid metal. But there have been a stunning 15 models of Terminator, from Cyberdyne and Skynet, as featured in the movies, TV series and games. Here’s our complete guide to all the… » 7/01/15 6:14pm 7/01/15 6:14pm

The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has a Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful… » 6/26/15 9:33am 6/26/15 9:33am

Sony's VR Headset Feels Great. Now It Needs More Games.

I sit down in the dilapidated wooden chair, and put on the headset. It’s the twelfth time this week. I’ve gotten really used to Sony’s Project Morpheus, and I love the way it feels. I pretty much just press a button to pull the display closer to my face, and boom—I’m in another world. I just wish there were more… » 6/20/15 2:00pm 6/20/15 2:00pm

The World's Smallest Perplexus Puzzle Looks Like a Nightmare To Solve

The makers of those spherical Perplexus maze puzzles are masters at driving you to the brink of insanity. And now they’ve gone and created an even faster way to frustrate you with a miniature four-inch version of their original maze sphere requiring an even steadier hand to solve. » 6/20/15 11:00am 6/20/15 11:00am

How Ingress, Google's Real-World Smartphone Game, Got Me Out of My Shell

Getting out of the house and meeting new people is hard. For a long time, I let inertia limit me to the same neighborhood and daily routine—until I started playing a mobile, augmented-reality game from Google called Ingress. In just a few months, I’ve explored places I’d never seen before, met tons of new and… » 6/10/15 3:40pm 6/10/15 3:40pm

Get Lost in the Intricate Details of These Amazing Pinball Machines

You may never have noticed, but pinball machines are actually works of art. Yesterday, we featured 50 back glass masterpieces from the collection of PBall Gallery, a pinball museum in Budapest, Hungary. Today, let’s look at all the incredible details of the machines themselves. http://gizmodo.com/50-gorgeous-ex... » 6/04/15 5:15pm 6/04/15 5:15pm

The Marvel vs. DC Debate Finally Ends With These Comic Book Chess Pieces

Everyone just assumed that the Marvel Comics vs. DC Comics debate would rage on forever—or at least until mankind became extinct. But Eaglemoss has finally come up with a way to figure out which company is better, Marvel or DC, with custom chess pieces featuring the most popular comic book characters from each side of… » 5/18/15 2:12pm 5/18/15 2:12pm