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Rubik's Cube World Record - Patrick Ponce 4.69

adminka : September 2, 2017 10:00 : Articles, Important, News, Rubik's Cube

15 year old Patrick Ponce (USA) set a new Rubik’s Cube Word record single with an amazing 4.69 seconds result on the second round of the Rally In The Valley 2017 Middletown, Virginia USA competition on 2nd September 2017. He managed to shave four hundredth of a second from the former record set by Feliks Zemdegs, who is still holding the average record with 5.97 seconds.

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Rubik's Cube World Championships 2017 Paris

adminka : July 24, 2017 10:47 : Articles, News, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

Most hobbies or sports have one competition, normally annually or biannually, that trumps the rest in terms of the competition, the stakes and the glory. We have the World Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Winter Games and many more. Rubik’s Cube speedsolving has its own version – The World Championships. Every two years, some of the fastest speedcubers across the globe meet at one venue to compete for the World Champion title in their respective events.

rubiks cube world championship paris 2017
Erno Rubik the inventor of the Cube and Max Park, the winner of the Rubik’s Cube World Championship 2017 Paris

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Feliks Zemdegs world record average: 5.97 seconds

adminka : June 29, 2017 07:03 : Important, News, Rubik's Cube

The Australian speedcubing legend Feliks Zemdegs broke the Rubik’s Cube World Record average with 5.97 seconds in Latin America Cubing Tour 2017 – Chía, Colombia on June 28, 2017. The previous 6.39 record was held by Max Park (USA). Feliks Zemdegs currently holds the World Record for the fastest solve on a competition with 4.73 seconds which he set in December 2016.
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Non-Cubers say the Darndest Things

adminka : June 15, 2017 07:42 : Articles, Interesting, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

Non-Cubers say the Darndest Things

At the time of its release, the Rubik’s Cube was the most popular toy in the world. It received multiple awards due to its popularity including back-to-back Toy of the Year awards in 1980 and 1981. However, the cube’s popularity fell off following the initial few years of excitement and entertainment, and although by the mid-1980s 1/5th of the globe had played with a cube, it wasn’t talked about very much throughout the late-80s and 90s. However, in the early 2000s, the puzzle made a resurgence when a new hobby surfaced: Speedcubing. Speedcubing sowed its roots at the 1982 World Championship in Budapest, but in 2003 it was a whole new world. More and more people were finding the old Rubik’s branded cube that everyone had somewhere around the house, googling a tutorial and getting hooked.

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Cube 3x3 Competition - Write and Win!

adminka : April 11, 2017 07:12 : Articles, Important, News, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

We are organizing a content writing competition to promote Rubik’s Cubing and Twisty Puzzling! Write an article and win the twisty puzzle bundle of your dreams!

All qualifying works will be published on the website and the author of the best article will receive his twisty puzzle wish list from the webshop of his choice.

You can choose from many topics to write about – How you met the cube, why you started cubing, tell a funny story about the cube or you can write about your favorite cuber or favorite twisty puzzle. Send an article in each topic to increase your chances. more »

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Feliks Zemdegs World Record: 4.73s

adminka : December 11, 2016 21:11 : Articles, Important, News, Rubik's Cube

This record has been broken!

Only 5 weeks since Mats Valk set the Rubik’s Cube Single World Record at 4.74 seconds, and today we receive the news that Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) broke it with 4.73 seconds shaving off one hundredth of a second from the previous time.
This is the third sub-5 seconds Rubik’s record and it was registered on POPS Open 2016 competition, which was held in Melbourne Australia on December 11 2016.

Feliks Zemdegs Rubiks Cube World ecord 2016 4.73 seconds

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Mats Valk World Record: 4.74s

adminka : November 6, 2016 16:07 : Important, News, Rubik's Cube

Update: this record was broken by Feliks Zemdegs >>

It’s official! Mats Valk broke the first sub-5 seconds record of Lucas Etter, setting the new Rubik’s Cube single World record at 4.74 seconds.

Mats Valk 4.74 seconds

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Why Speedcubers Dislike Rubik's Branded Products

adminka : February 21, 2016 21:15 : Articles, Interesting, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

Why speedcubers and the twisty puzzle community generally dislike Rubik’s branded products

Despite being the inventor of the type of puzzle we use today, Seven Towns’ Rubik’s puzzles and brand aren’t particularly enjoyed by many puzzlers, especially the Rubik’s community. There’s no real hatred towards the brand (although some actions of the Seven Towns company have given some reasons to explain why some people have more of a dislike towards them than others).

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Tony Fisher's largest Rubik's Cube

adminka : February 12, 2016 14:31 : Articles, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube

Tony Fisher, British puzzle designer, the inventor of the Fisher Cube, the Golden Cube, the Tony’s Pillowed Holey Skewb and many other custom twisty puzzle designs posted on his YouTube channel a video of himself forming the checkerboard pattern on a fully functional 1.56m (5.11 ft) wide cube.

We have to mention that this is not Tony’s first big cube. He has got one with an edge of 30 cm.

Giant Rubiks Cube by Tony Fisher

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World's largest order 22x22x22 Rubik's Cube

adminka : January 18, 2016 21:49 : Articles, Important, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

A 22x22x22 Rubik’s Cube became the world’s highest order twisty puzzle, created by corenpuzzle. It was completed in mid-January 2016 and it contains 2691 functioning parts made with a consumer 3D printer.

2x2x2 rubiks cube

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How we maintain Ruwix

adminka : December 17, 2015 16:44 : Articles, Interesting

We thought that it would be handy to publish a blog entry about what it takes to run a website like Ruwix for those who are interested in web development and would like to start their own cyber adventure. Thanks to the Internet, anyone can share their thoughts and ideas with the World without any significant programming skills and technical knowledge. Let’s see the steps that you have to follow in order to start your own website and to attract visitors.

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How to win a million with the Rubik's Cube

adminka : December 8, 2015 22:17 : Articles, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube

A psychology student from Münster, won the German “Who wants to be a millionaire” quiz show on 7 December 2015 with a Rubik’s Cube related question.

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Lucas Etter solved the Cube in 4.90 seconds

adminka : November 22, 2015 11:00 : Articles, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube

Update 2016: This rekord was broken by Mats Valk (4.74 sec)

Breaking News!
The official WCA Rubik’s Cube Single World record was broken on the River Hill Fall 2015 competition which was held in Clarksville, Maryland (USA) on the 21st of November 2015.
Keaton Ellis broke the World Record of Collin Burns (5.25) first, with an amazing 5.09 result but since Lucas Etter beat this time at the same competition on the same day, this one never counted as a record.
The World Cube Association regulation says:
9i2) All the results of a round are considered to take place on the last calendar date of the round. If a regional record is broken multiple times on the same calendar date, only the best result is recognised as breaking that regional record.

New Rubik’s Cube World Record: Lucas Etter 4.90

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Presenting the 28x28x28 Rubik's Cube?

adminka : July 13, 2015 21:20 : Articles, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

28x28x28 Rubik's Cube
The new 28x28x28 Cube

A Taiwanese Puzzle Corporation announced they are working on a fully functional 28x28x28 Rubik’s Cube prototype. The solution of such a puzzle is not any more challenging than a 6x6x6 cube, but it’s pushing the limits of high order puzzle manufacturing. Let the engineers design the monster of the twisty puzzles which soon might be the most cherished item of any puzzle collection.
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Cubers win Romania's Got Talent 2015

adminka : June 13, 2015 10:38 : Articles, News, Rubik's Cube

A group of three cubers won the biggest Romanian talent show on 12th June 2015. Cristian Leana (20), Martin Fronescu (12) and Flavian Glonţ (17), members of the SpeedCubing group managed to make it to the finals and impress both the jury and the public with their amazing blindfolded performance. They deserved the great prize of 120.000€!

This was the second attempt for Cristian on the stage of Romania’s Got Talent. He also entered the competition in 2012 and made it all the way to the finals but this year, being part of a group proved to be more efficient.

romanias got talent 2015 winners speedcubing

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New World record - Collin Burns 5.25

adminka : April 28, 2015 14:58 : Articles, Interesting, News, Rubik's Cube

Update 21 November 2015: This record has been broken!

…by Lucas Etter on the River Hill Fall 2015 competition which was held in Clarksville, Maryland (USA) on 21st of November 2015.


Breaking News! Collin Burns (USA) breaks the Rubik’s Cube single world record on Doylestown Spring 2015 official WCA competition. He managed to shave 3 tenth of a second off the record of Mats Valk (Netherlands), setting the new record to 5.25.
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Become a publisher!

adminka : February 26, 2014 13:39 : Articles, News

We need original articles for our website and we want you to help us!

Send us any interesting article, tutorial, puzzle description, story and we’ll publish it on our website. Help us improve our bibliography!

Please read the following terms and conditions and make sure your article fulfills them before you submit for revision:

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Pictures you've got to check twice

adminka : February 9, 2014 20:25 : Articles, Interesting

In this gallery I shared some funny pictures taken in the perfect moment from the perfect angle giving the scenario a different meaning. I’m sure you’ve got to analize some of them twice.
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Spot the difference game

adminka : November 20, 2013 15:34 : Articles, Interesting, Rubik's Cube

The following picture pairs seem to be identic but that’s just the first impression. Can you spot the small differences between these near-identical Rubik’s Cube related images?

Click on the images and they will pop up. Hit the Esc button or click the image to close them. To reveal the solutions scroll to the bottom of this page.

Beginner

Rubik's Cube wall-e spot the difference

If you’ve never played Photo hunt before you should begin with this warm-up puzzle. Starring Wall-E the robot on this one. I’m sure you’ll easily find all the 7 differences.

Intermediate

Rubik's Cube halloween costume spot the difference

Some very happy guys on this picture, one of them wearing a Rubik’s Cube costume. This one is not that hard yet. There are 9 differences between the two pictures.

Advanced

Rubik's Cube wca speedcubing competition spot the difference

A photo taken on a Rubik’s Cube competition. The room is full of speedcubers trying to solve the Rubik’s Cube. It’s not that easy to find all the 8 differences in the crowd.


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Best YouTube comments ever

adminka : June 7, 2013 10:17 : Articles, Interesting

I think these are the best youtube comments ever 🙂

Enjoy!

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New Rubik's Cube Notation widget

adminka : May 8, 2013 18:06 : Articles, News, Rubik's Cube, Widgets
letters in the Rubik's Cube algorithm
U: Up face clockwise

As most of you know we use letters to mark different rotations so we can describe any Rubik’s Cube algorithm. Speedcubers are already familiar with the notation of the Rubik’s Cube, and some of them probably know the advanced notation as well which describes not only the face rotations but slice turns, double layer turns, whole cube turns etc.

To demonstrate these operations I have created a 3D model of the puzzle where you can try all these rotations and it will probably help you memorize them better.

The program is using the latest HTML5 techniques and it’s not guaranteed that your browser can render it properly but the latest Google Chrome and mobile browsers can display it.
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CubeTimer updates

adminka : April 23, 2013 17:23 : Articles, News, Rubik's Cube, Widgets

The online Rubik’s Cube Timer aka CubeTimer has got some new useful features which will make our life easier. In this article I will present some of these.
The first major improvement helps the mobile users to measure their Rubik’s Cube solution times much easier. The CubeTimer has got a new design which accomodates to the browser window size. So if you launch the program on a smartphone with narrow screen size then the Start/Stop button will be a bigger tap button, the graphical display will be hidden and the control panel will accomodate to your device. To see this new feature in action simply drag the corner of your internet browser window and shrink it to see how the program responds.

Print feature on the Cube Timer

CubeTimer updateNow you can simply save or print your times using the small print button which you can find at the bottom corner of the measured times. The printer will not print the whole page as you see it on the computer screen, just the important information.
With the appropiate software you can save this print view directly to a .pdf file. I use and recommend Cutepdf writer for this.

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Translate the Rubik's Cube solver

adminka : April 20, 2013 21:16 : Articles, News, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles, Widgets

The online Rubik’s Cube solver is used by 2-3000 people every day. We have visitors from all over the World, mainly young people use this free online application. Help us translate the program to your language so everyone can use it even if they don’t speak English very well.
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The best free blogging websites

adminka : January 18, 2013 15:39 : Articles, Interesting

Recently I had to create 20 micro blogs so I’ve registered on a couple of free blogging websites. It turned out it’s not so simple to find that many functional blogging sites. I think the biggest blog sites like WordPress, BlogSpot or Tumblr fave taken over the majority of the market and the small ones are closing business or they’re struggling for survival. I had to find 20 working sites at all costs.

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Simple JavaScript page scroll

adminka : January 7, 2013 19:09 : Articles, Widgets

I was looking for a simple JavasCript page slider which scrolls the webpage a few pixels or to a label on the page. The ScrollTo jQuery solution was the first thing I found, which has many different ways to specify the target position. This is an elegant solution but I was looking for something simpler.

Click to scroll down

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Useful links for web developers

adminka : December 5, 2012 21:33 : Articles, Interesting, News, Widgets

We always use different online tools when working on our website. On this page we’ve collected our favorite free useful online gadets for web developers and web designers. You can find here SEO tools, different converters, testers, generators, checkers and more…

Online HTML editor

A free online tool we use every time we post an article to Ruwix
HTML Editor   This one is GREAT.   🙂

How to Create a Blog?

A complete tutorial of creating a blog from registering the domain name to monetization and more. websitesetup.org

How to start a blog online

How to Start a Blog: Step-By-Step Guide with Pictures HowToStartABlogOnline.net

Make a Website Hub

A really simple guide on how you can build your own website in just 60 minutes. makeawebsitehub.com

RGB Color Code

Online tool to convert colors (hex, rgb, hsv, cmyk etc) rgbcolorcode.com

HTML code cleaner

This online tool cleans HTML documents: strips inline styles, empty tags, consecutive breaks are reduced. Very useful if you want to copy content from a Microsoft Word document to plain html. www.html-cleaner.com, www.html-online.com
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New Twitter Widget

adminka : November 20, 2012 11:31 : Articles, Widgets

In October 2012 Twitter changed the way you can embed a Twitter feed widget on your website. So the widgets you had on your websites might not load new tweets or it simply give error messages. To overcome this problem you can go ahead and log in to Twitter to create and manage widgets there (https://twitter.com/settings/widgets) but I personally prefer the way I’m going to present in this article. Below you can find the code you can use and implement a nice feed.

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Gaspo GPO Snowblades

adminka : November 3, 2012 22:59 : Articles, News

The new GPO Snowblades or Skiboards from Gaspo with Tyrolia release bindings are 99 cm long with 7 m radius and come in various color schemes. You can choose your own pair of GPO Snowblades from the Crystal, Butterfly, Peace, Race Shorty, Swing or Gamble (see picture). They are available for sale from 2012 and it costs around 200 euros.

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Simple JavaScript HTML CSS progress bar

adminka : October 18, 2012 10:41 : Articles, News, Widgets

This is a very simple progress bar I found on html-online.com which is using only HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It runs well on every major browser if JavaScript is not disabled.

You can see how it works on the demo below or see my own custom implementation for the online Rubik’s Cube solver program.

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JavaScript volume slider control

adminka : October 13, 2012 19:42 : News, Widgets

javascript volume control slider html cssThe online Rubik’s Cube solver program has got a new speed controller, looking like a classic JavaScript volume slider control. I’ve found a really nice sample on html5css3jscript.com which I adjusted to my needs. It came out pretty nice, it’s simple and very customizable.
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Free eCommerce solutions

adminka : October 13, 2012 14:22 : Articles, Interesting

Review of some free online webshop solutions

There are several free open source PHP-MySql based shopping carts (eCommerce systems) so if someone wants a webshop then he has the freedom to choose between many options. The most common are OpenCart, Zen Cart, PrestaShop, Magento, OsCommerce and I wanted to figure it out which one of these is the best to use.
I installed Zen Cart, Prestashop and OpenCart to test them. I read many forums about the topic and these are the top eCommerce systems what people usually recommend.

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Easy Rider bike shop Tirgu Mures

adminka : September 5, 2012 10:06 : Articles

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Let me present the Easy Rider bike shop Tirgu Mures. They sell all kind of human-powered, pedal-driven single-track vehicles having two wheels attached to a frame and of course equipment and spare parts for these. You will find BMX, mountain bikes or they can command anything if the desired product is not on stock.

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Solve Rubiks cube

adminka : June 25, 2012 18:19 : Articles, Interesting, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

Today I read some stories about guys telling how they learned to solve Rubiks cube. They tell different stories, most of them had the cube scrambled and never solved for a long while. Many of them used an online Rubik’s cube solver program to get it done for the first time.

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Rubix cube solver updates in 2012

adminka : June 25, 2012 17:31 : News, Rubik's Cube, Widgets


Click the image above to start the application

There’s a new update on the online Rubix cube solver program. Now when you hover over a permutation button it displays a picture over the cube to show what that notation means. On the old version there was only a small picture giving this help. The new feature also shows the direction of the rotation, so I had to draw 12 pictures, for the six faces. The M, E, S rotation use the same pictures as the L, D, B, in this order.

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Rubik's Notation

adminka : February 28, 2012 18:23 : Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles, Widgets

Announcing the new Rubik’s Notation widget with graphical interface.

Check it out here!

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Rubik’s Stopwatch

adminka : February 26, 2012 18:24 : Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles, Widgets

Measure how fast you can solve your cube with this Rubik’s Stopwatch designed for twisty puzzles and speed stacking. It has a graphical user interface and creates statistics.

Each time when you stop the counter it generates automatically a random scramble for your Cube.

Check it out here!

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Rubiks Cube Scramble Generator

adminka : February 26, 2012 18:23 : Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles, Widgets

Introducing two new Rubik’s Cube Scramble generators.

The first Scrambler is very simple, it has just a button and creates a permutation for a Rubik’s Cube.

The scientific version can generate longer scrambles for Cubes up to 13 layers.

Check them out here!

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Rubik’s Cube Solver Program

adminka : February 26, 2012 18:23 : Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles, Widgets

Set a scrambled cube and the program will generate the steps leading to the solution for every valid Rubik’s Cube scramble. Try the Online Rubik’s Cube Solver program now!

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Rubik's Cube

adminka : February 15, 2012 19:04 : Rubik's Cube

Everything about Rubik’s Cube. Wallpapers, robots, mathematics, collections etc.

Read interesting articles about the Magic Cube here.

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Learn how to solve the Cube

adminka : February 11, 2012 20:57 : Rubik's Cube

First of all get familiar with the Notation of the cube then learn how to solve it.

In the article you’ll find the presentation of the easy layer-by-layer beginner’s method.

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Valentine's Day Rubik's Cube

adminka : January 30, 2012 22:49 : Articles, Interesting, Rubik's Cube, Twisty Puzzles

Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and a perfect gift idea for a Rubik’s Cube fan would be the heart shaped YJ puzzle which is built on the same core system as the classic 3x3x3 Magic Cube. In this case not the 6 colors determine the solved state but the shape of the puzzle just like in the case of the Mirror Cube for example. It has a very good quality, it moves pretty smooth, and it doesn’t have any peeling stickers.

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Happy New Year with lots of Rubik's Cubes

adminka : December 26, 2011 10:28 : News

Ruwix wishes you and your loved ones have a Happy New Year with lots of Rubik’s Cubes and other twisty puzzles in 2013.

Happy New Year 2013 Rubik's Cubes

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RailRush flash game

adminka : October 19, 2011 10:30 : Articles

RailRush flash game

Use the navigation keys and the A,D buttons.

While playing RailRush use the right and left arrow to switch rail, up to jump over obstacles, dow to bend over, A and D buttons to reach for the nuggets. Complete the missions.

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