“The hand began to move, gingerly spinning the tiles with its thumb and four long fingers. Each movement was small, slow and unsteady. But soon, the colors started to align. Four minutes later, with one more twist, it unscrambled the last few tiles, and a cheer went up from a long line of researchers watching nearby.” NYT: If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something? (Relax, I’m not asking you. I’m asking the robot.)

+ Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films are finally going to stream … on HBO Max (not to be confused with HBO, HBO Go, or HBO Now).