This Super Mario World Record speedun is causing some drama

Apparently there’s been some drama in the Super Mario Bros. speedrunning community because only weeks after a world record speedrun was set, another speedrunner tied the time. The only problem is that speedrunner has been caught cheating at another game and also he mysteriously couldn’t figure out how to film cables connecting his system to…

Scientists turn CO2 into jet fuel

The approach is inexpensive, uncomplicated and uses commonplace materials. It’s cheaper than processes used to turn hydrogen and water into fuel.There are numerous challenges to bringing this to aircraft. The lab method only produced a few grams of fuel — you’d clearly need much more to support even a single flight, let alone an entire…

Solar Orbiter probe makes its first Venus flyby

The ESA-NASA Solar Orbiter probe is quite busy on its way to the Sun. Space.com notes the spacecraft has completed its first flyby of Venus, collecting info about the hellish planet as it swung by around 7:39AM Eastern. There won’t be photos when telescopes are focused on the main mission, but the Solar Orbiter gathered…

Top 10 Downtime Upload podcasts of 2020

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 Downtime Upload podcasts of 2020 By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Clare McDonald, Business Editor Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 24 Dec 2020 9:00 The Computer Weekly Downtime Upload podcast team started the year discussing Harry and Meghan, registered the course of the Covid-19 public health crisis on…

Sabonis sinks go-ahead shot in final seconds as Pacers defeat Celtics 108-107

INDIANAPOLIS — With Indiana down one in the final seconds Sunday, coach Nate Bjorkgren asked Domantas Sabontis to bail out the Pacers. The All-Star forward delivered. He put the ball on the floor, drove hard toward the basket, muscled in the go-ahead layup and drew a foul with 8.4 seconds to play. Sure, he missed the…

Brandon Ingram scores 28 points, Pelicans beat Spurs 98-95

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Brandon Ingram had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 98-95 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Spurs had a chance to tie it after Steven Adams, whose put-back dunk put New Orleans up 97-91 with two minutes left, missed…

Coaches: Jones’ ‘fight IQ’ will be the difference maker at heavyweight

Jon Jones’ fight IQ alone makes him a nightmare matchup for just about everybody in the UFC heavyweight division, according to ‘Bone’s’ coaches Brandon Gibson and Mike Winkeljohn. Jones recently vacated his UFC light heavyweight title and is expected to move up to heavyweight next year and, when he does, the 33-year-old will be just…

They can thank Trump for forcing Chinese OEMs to diversify away from American tech.…

MediaTek has had great success with its new Dimensity chipsets. (Image source: MediaTek)MediaTek has overtaken Qualcomm to become the world’s largest smartphone chipset vendor in terms of market share for the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020). MediaTek has been busy this year with its Dimensity series appearing in numerous budget and midrange smartphones. Qualcomm…

HP Spectre x360 14 renders the Spectre x360 13 almost obsolete, paves the way for potential 3:2 EliteBooks

HP Spectre x360 14 renders the Spectre x360 13 almost obsolete, paves the way for potential 3:2 EliteBooks (Image source: HP)The Spectre x360 14 can be considered an early look at what’s to come for future Spectre and EliteBook models should HP decide to continue investing in 3:2 laptops. Announced earlier this year, the HP…

Xiaomi is the pinnacle of monkey-see-monkey-do kind of a company. They don’t know when…

Xiaomi might follow Apple and stop including in-box chargers with its smartphones. (Image source: ChargerLab – edited)A leaked image of an alleged Xiaomi Mi 11 box being compared to the iPhone 12 packaging has led to mounting speculation that Xiaomi has “done an Apple” and decided to not include a charger in the box for…