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9 great puzzlers and brain teasers for Android

Spend some downtime sharpening your mental tools with one of these casual puzzle games. Just be careful not to become addicted!

By October 22, 2013


A brain teaser, Web-style

By August 8, 2005


iPhone users smartest, Test of Wits says. BlackBerry? Sorry

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.

By January 1, 2014


Online quiz finds iPhone users the smartest

An online quiz set up by British bookmaker Ladbrokes has found that iPhone users are quicker to answer problems correctly than other smartphone users.

By January 5, 2014


iPhone robot is an alarm clock with attitude

Tim-e is a robotic iPhone alarm clock that dances and gives you lip. Won't that get you out of bed?

By May 15, 2013


Was beer the secret to Facebook's success?

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?

By April 15, 2012


Isaacson: Jobs was ingenious, but not necessarily smart

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.

By October 30, 2011


Jeff and Scott hop on the Molentary Express: Hands-on Professor Layton 2 for the Nintendo DS

CNET gets deep into the second game in Nintendo's puzzling top-hatted adventure series.

By August 24, 2009


Will Apple offer ratings for iPhone games?

The president of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board says that it's a "no-brainer" for iPhone games to be rated the same way console or PC games are.

By June 10, 2009


VCs invest in alternate reality

"Perplex City" gets cash infusion to help expand online mystery puzzle game.

By December 6, 2005