If Evil Were a Puzzle, It Would Look Like This X-Shaped Rubik's Cube

Although simple and straightforward in its design, the Rubik's Cube has been providing a formidable challenge to puzzle fans for 4o years now. But if arranging all of those colored squares has become child's play for you, don't worry, some twisted individual has created a Rubik's Cube with an X-shape that looks like a… » 8/27/14 2:20pm 8/27/14 2:20pm

You Can Actually Solve This Working Rubik's Cube Lamp

If you've reconciled your childhood frustrations and animosities towards the Rubik's Cube, you might be happy to hear there's now yet another way to make the iconic puzzle a part of a room's decor. Believe it or not this Rubik's Cube LED lamp is actually solvable, although you probably won't want someone to ever mess… » 4/10/14 10:40am 4/10/14 10:40am

If a Rubik's Cube Is Bruce Banner, This Thing's the Hulk

Solving a regular Rubik's Cube is already a daunting task for most of us, and that's just 54 colored squares you have to rearrange. Can you imagine if someone dropped this monstrosity into your lap? Completely scrambled and out of order? Resorting all of those colored rectangles would take a lifetime—and restickering… » 12/19/13 9:40am 12/19/13 9:40am

Watch Baxter Solve a Rubik's Cube: Working Bots Need Hobbies Too

Most of the videos you can find of Rubik's Cube-manipulating robots are purpose-built to solve the puzzle in record time. But Baxter, designed as an affordable and easy-to-teach replacement for assembly line workers, isn't designed for any specific task. And that's what makes watching him solve a cube even more… » 12/04/13 7:00pm 12/04/13 7:00pm

This Building is Controlled by a 3D-Printed Rubik's Cube

If you were walking down the street and someone handed you a completely colorless Rubik's cube and asked if you wanted to have a go, chances are you'd hand it back with a quick, "nahhhh, I'm cool." And you would just keep on walking. BUT! What if you looked up and saw the device was actually controlling an entire,… » 12/04/13 4:00pm 12/04/13 4:00pm

How to Cheat and Look Like You Can Solve the Rubik's Cube

I can't solve the Rubik's Cube. All the spinning I do, all the rejiggering I try, all I end up with is a mess of colors with no idea how I got there. It's okay though! I can now fake it like I know how. Matt Parker has figured out a way to cheat and make it look like you can solve the Rubik's Cube—even though you… » 1/04/13 11:00pm 1/04/13 11:00pm