On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, a seven-year legal battle comes to an end, States can tax online sales, cellphones need a warrant from police, California’s net neutrality battle suffers a blow… and much, much more.
More than 575 competitors coming from 37 countries descended upon Las Vegas this past weekend for the 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championship at the Riviera Hotel & Casino. At the end of the three-day speedcubing event, where some of the world’s best Rubik’s Cube solvers competed in 17 classic and non-traditional official cubing events, a winner was crowned.
Feliks Zemdegs of Australia was crowned this World Champion at this year’s Rubik’s Cube World Championship by solving the 3×3 cube with a winning time of 8.18 seconds; he also won the top spot in the 4×4 Rubik’s Cube and the One Handed 3×3 Rubik’s Cube competitions (one-handed!?!?!).
Along with the top honors, Zemdegs also received a trophy, a selection of Rubik’s Cube prizes, and $3,000 in prize money, which from the looks of it was given to him in stacks of $2 bills, which I really dig (I’m a big fan of the $2 bill).
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Today: Red Letter Media targets Prometheus, Spidey plays basketball in The Amazing Spider-Man, what Taxi Driver would be like today, an exploding Rubix Cube shirt, and footage from the would-be game Super Modern Mario Bros., plus Bits Of Doom.