Spend some downtime sharpening your mental tools with one of these casual puzzle games. Just be careful not to become addicted!
A series of brain teasers, called Test of Wits, put brainy hurdles in front of 2,000 smartphone users. Apple users finish 5 seconds before anyone else.
Scientists at the University of Illinois in Chicago discover that men solve brain teasers better after a couple of beers. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was known to give interviews while drinking beer. Coincidence?
In a New York Times op-ed, Steve Jobs' biographer, Walter Isaacson, describes how Jobs wasn't all that interested in, for example, rigorously solving classic tests of "intelligence," like brain teasers--which Bill Gates would have loved.
An online quiz set up by British bookmaker Ladbrokes has found that iPhone users are quicker to answer problems correctly than other smartphone users.
In Huebrix for Windows Phone, 2 bucks gets you over 400 clever puzzles in a minimalistic, well-polished game.
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People who own an iPhone are smarter than Android owners, according to the results of a mental agility test conducted by, er, Ladbrokes.
Cornell is proud that its home town, Ithaca, N.Y., is named the most brainy city in the U.S. However, on its Twitter feed, it misspells the name of the organization giving the accolade.
Tim-e is a robotic iPhone alarm clock that dances and gives you lip. Won't that get you out of bed?