Tagged: games

This Text Adventure Game Feels Like a Lucid Dream

Artificial intelligence isn’t just for dystopian algorithms; it also makes for creative entertainment, like when this AI wrote beginning sentences for a bunch of nonexistent novels. Now, an AI stands ready to guide you...

The Best Apps for Solving a Rubik’s Cube

A Rubik’s Cube or “magic cube” can be configured over 43 quintillion ways, and every configuration can technically be solved in 20 moves or less. In practice, the most expert human cube solvers usually...

IoT as Part of Evolution of Gaming Industry

Before the internet assimilation into the gaming industry, mobile games were trivial — they had basic graphics, were feature-poor and generally bland. Game-boy games were the most popular forms of entertainment, and they were...

Towards a Computerized Generation of Literature

A few years back, I visited the Dutch consulate in San Francisco, where Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg talked about his work and life. His presentation seemed to be unprepared and quite random, which was great, because...

‘Snowman’ Is the New ‘Hangman’

Back in the day, when we found ourselves in a situation in which we had to pass some time—which was often, because no cell phones—we practiced our spelling skills by hanging stick figures. Read...

How to Free Up Storage Space on Your iPhone

Storage space is something you’ll probably never think about. That is, until you’re suddenly out of space on your iPhone and your dog is being so adorable and you can’t take that perfect pic....

Play Jeopardy in Your Car, You Nerd

Podcasts, audiobooks, and music can make your daily drives less dull, but for those who want something a little more interactive and mentally engaging, you can now play Jeopardy—hosted by Alex Trebek, no less—through...