15 amazing tech feats and world records

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer's Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

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Rubik’s master

English computer scientists used LEGO building blocks to construct CubeStormer II, a four-armed robot that set a world record for solving a Rubik’s cube in 5.27 seconds, demolishing the previous robotic world record of more than one minute. The robot uses a Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, which analyzes the cube and transmits the moves needed to solve the cube to the robot. Humans aren’t far behind at 5.66 seconds.

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