# Blink and You'll Miss the World's Fastest Rubik's Cube Solve [Update]

Speedsolvers, your new time to beat is 4.74 seconds.

# This Is the Fastest Rubik's Cube-Solving Machine So Far

At the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, a bunch of students just invented a machine called Ruby, which can solve a Rubik's Cube in 10.69 seconds—the fastest ever for a robot.

# Shrinking A Rubik's Cube Only Makes It Harder To Solve

Somebody got the bright idea to shrink a Rubik's cube down to 10mm—that's less than half an inch. The cube is fully functional too, so for fat fingered dummies like me, it's that much more impossible to solve. Thanks.

# Motorola Droid Lego Robot Solves A Rubik's Cube Faster Than You Can

Unless, of course, you happen to be the current world record holder, who can solve a cube in under 20 seconds. This Lego Mindstorms 'bot was built by ARM, and managed to solve the cube in 25 seconds flat.

# Cube Lube: 'What It Takes to Really Move Your Cube'

This is a real ad found in 1982 comic books— coincidentally, the same year I was birthed by a cylinder of Tinkertoys. [flickr via CavalcadeofAwesome via Neatorama]

# Braille Rubik's Cube Would Take 54 Times As Long To Complete

Somehow, I think this braille Rubik's Cube would be a lot harder to solve than that other blind-friendly touch cube with different textures for each panel. Not saying I've ever solved a classic Rubik's Cube, mind. [Konstantindatz via Yanko Design]

# Meet the Rubik's Slide: New Shape, New Frustrations

I'm not one of those people who ever figured out the secrets of the original Rubik's Cube, so it was with some trepidation that I tried out the Rubik's Slide, the newest take on the classic toy. It was hard.

# ARM-Powered Lego Robot, Solver of 4x4x4 Rubik's Cubes and My Heart

It's by no means the first Rubik's Cube solver we've seen, but it's definitely the first I've encountered that runs on phone. The ARM-packing Nokia N95 rests above the cube, scanning it with its camera as it solves. Double bonus points for working with a 4x4x4 Cube instead of the standard 3x3x3.

# Transformers AllSpark Rubiks Cube Really Needs a Robot To Solve

Unfortunately, you won't be able to easily transform this Rubiks cube, and there are no robots around to help. You are on your own buddy. [Entertainment Earth via Gearfuse via Crunchgear]

# The Petaminx: A Mind-Boggling, Satan-Loving Homemade Dodecahedral Puzzle

As technology advances, I have to say I'm no longer that easily impressed. Solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube in under a minute? Meh. Solving this DIY Petaminx? Congrats—you're probably autistic. [Make - Thanks Seung!]

# Man Solves Rubik's Cube After 26 Years of Trying, Weeps in Victory

You know those guys who can solve a Rubik's cube in a matter of seconds? Well, Graham Parker is definitely not one of them.

# Pantone Rubik's Cube: Color Matching For Nerds

If pouring over color swatches at Home Depot leaves you overwhelmed, the Rubitone could make the process easier by helping to assess your options in a form that nerds can understand. Unlike a traditional Rubik's cube, the object here is not to solve it, but to match colors that might look good in a bedroom or living…

# LED Rubiks Cube is Unnecessary Digitization of a Classic

So I can totally see the point of the new Mirror Rubiks cube, since it's a harder, weirder, even more tactile version of the classic...but this LED Magic Cube 2.0 version just leaves me scratching my head. Why make a physical digital pushbutton version of an absolute classic puzzle?Part of the joy of the original was…

# Rubiks Cube Alarm Clock Puts a Twist Into Telling Time

If this were just a simple clock shaped like a Rubiks Cube it would be cool. Throw in the ability to twist the top row to switch between time, temperature, alarm and date modes and it becomes awesome. Plus, it is priced at an affordable \$24.98 and you never have to endure the shame of being unable to solve it. [What…

# Rubik's Cube Security Gadget Looks Too Complicated To Be Useful

Could you imagine if you had to solve a Rubik's cube every time you had to access your email? Your Google Groups friends would call you up in about a week wondering if you died. Cheng-Li Hung thinks differently, and designed up this rather cool-looking (and slightly simplified) Rubik's security system. To secure your…

# Build Your Own Rubik's Cube Subwoofer in 164 Easy Steps

Well, maybe not "easy" steps—after all, it took designer Zachary Paisley 80 days, some serious manual labor, \$1586 in total build costs, and a whole lot of math to put together the world's first Rubik's Cube-shaped 15-inch Direct-Servo Subwoofer. I think you will agree that the results were worth the effort.…

# Rubik's Revolution: Crapping All Over 2 Classic Games

Imagine your two most beloved childhood games. Now imagine them mating and producing a deformed child. That is what the Rubik's Revolution is—the deformed love child of the classic Rubik's Cube and color/sound game, Simon. They took all of the puzzle out of the Rubik's Cube by not allowing the blocks to rotate. There…

# Rubik's Cube For the Lazy

If they've got Rubik's Cubes for the blind, why not one for the lazy? Speaking of lazy, whatever happened to those omnipresent moving walkways, auto-shavers, and sexy, sexy robots from The Jetsons? We thought the future was supposed to be so lazy-friendly, when it turns out we have to do even more work than before.

# Rubik's Revolution: Hot Potato in a Cube

After 300 million Rubik's Cubes have sold worldwide, it's apparently time for a revolution (translation: new product that won't be as big a deal). While manufacturers added obligatory lights, sound and voice effects to the Cube, they've tweaked altered obliterated gameplay in the process. How so?