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Man vs Machine: Who wins history's nerdiest battle?

<strong>ROUND ONE: RUBIK'S CUBE</strong><!-- -->
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</br>A robot has <a href='http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/17/tech/innovation/lego-robot-rubiks-cube/'>smashed the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube</a> in the fastest time of 3.25 seconds. The menacingly named "Cubestormer III" annihilated Dutchman Mats Valk's human record of 5.55 seconds -- not bad considering it's made from Lego and has a mobile phone for a brain.<!-- -->
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</br>Ok, so the brainy bot comes out on top this time. But are they really that much smarter than us? Roll up your sleeves (and adjust your keyboards) for some of the nerdiest competitions of all time...<!-- -->
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</br>This one goes to the "Cubestormer."<!-- -->
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</br><strong><i>SCORE: Machine 1, Man 0</i></strong><!-- -->
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</br><i>By Sheena McKenzie and Matt Ponsford</i>
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</br>[Images: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images; Courtesy ARM]

ROUND ONE: RUBIK'S CUBE

A robot has smashed the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube in the fastest time of 3.25 seconds. The menacingly named "Cubestormer III" annihilated Dutchman Mats Valk's human record of 5.55 seconds -- not bad considering it's made from Lego and has a mobile phone for a brain.

Ok, so the brainy bot comes out on top this time. But are they really that much smarter than us? Roll up your sleeves (and adjust your keyboards) for some of the nerdiest competitions of all time...

This one goes to the "Cubestormer."

SCORE: Machine 1, Man 0


By Sheena McKenzie and Matt Ponsford

[Images: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images; Courtesy ARM]