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puzzles. machines


Symantec's Ramzan on solving the antivirus puzzle

q&a From puzzles and chess to ciphers and antivirus software, Zulfikar Ramzan talks about how he got into the computer security business and where it's headed.

By July 3, 2009


Official Rube Goldberg invention game comes to iOS

If you like building crazy contraptions, you'll love this app.

By December 9, 2013


Unmechanical (PC)

Unmechanical is a pretty and pleasant puzzler, though it doesn't make a lasting impression.

September 21, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 21, 2012

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Get an eight-game indie bundle for $5

Skip your daily latte and stock up on eight diverse Windows titles, all of which you can download immediately via Steam. Plus: a $149.99 Kindle Fire HD!

By February 20, 2013


TinkerBox for iPad: You'll want to tinker with these toys

Autodesk's free educational app is intended to help kids discover science and engineering--but mostly it's just "Incredible Machine"-style fun.

By February 1, 2011


Another good year for gamers who help scientists

Roughly 17,000 registered players of the DNA sequencing game Phylo have helped solve more than 350,000 problems since November 2010.

By December 12, 2011


Adventure classic Myst makes iPhone debut

Calling all nostalgia buffs: Myst is back, and it fits in your pocket. The PC classic looks, sounds, and plays just like the original, so get ready for some brain-bending island adventuring.

By May 4, 2009


Lego Rubik's robot solves cube in 12 seconds

A standard Rubik's Cube has more than 42 quintrillion possible positions. A Lego Mindstorms robot called CubeStormer can solve the cube in less than 12 seconds.

By February 17, 2010


Stanislaw Lem and giant robots in most epic Google doodle yet

Fancy starting your day with a giant, puzzle-setting robot? Google today pays epic tribute to sci-fi legend Stanislaw Lem.

By November 23, 2011


Best mobile games of February 2014

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in February 2014.

By March 5, 2014