Are you smarter than your smartphone? And how "smart" is that
"smart"phone, anyway? At the ARM Developer Conference in Silicon Valley
this week, we found out. An HTC
Nexus One smartphone
was able to solve a
Rubik's Cube in 12.5 seconds, which is probably far quicker than you
ever could. No offense.
It's possible that this was the fastest time ever for an electronically
solved Rubik's Cube. There's a video here which shows the current 3x3x3
cube-solver’s 15-second average, while the video beneath that shows an
ARM-powered Android solve of a 7x7x7. The technology behind this all is
rather impressive, and detailed in the via link. But by now, you've
probably already drifted away to watch the videos. Without a doubt, they
are the most impressive parts.