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Someone Beat 'Super Mario Bros' In Under 5 Minutes

A video gamer who goes by "Blubbler" online just set a new world record for beating 1985's "Super Mario Bros." -- aka the original "Mario" game -- by completing it in 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds. That blows the previous record out of the water by a full two-fifths of a second.<p>It almost goes without …

Transformers: Age of Extinction - Movie Review

Bay finally gets Transformers right.<p>As I write this, <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> has a critics' score of 17% at RottenTomatoes.com. Credit the usual suspects, who recycle the same old Bay criticisms and act surprised that somehow <i>The English Patient</i> didn't break out in the middle of this, the …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

NASCAR at Kentucky Speedway 2014: Lineup, starting grid for Quaker State 400

Brad Keselowski has won the Quaker State 400 once and starts in pole position for the race Saturday.<p>The Quaker State 400 gets underway Saturday at Kentucky Speedway with Brad Keselowski taking pole position. Keselowski averaged 188.791 mph through his best qualifying session, earning him the top …

Cold dead star may be a giant diamond

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.<p>Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers …

AMD claims it can deliver 25x energy efficiency improvement in the next six years - ExtremeTech

By on June 20, 2014 at 9:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>According to AMD, it’s got a roadmap …

Energy Efficiency

Carl Edwards gets first road victory

SONOMA, Calif. -- Carl Edwards has never been known for his road racing skills -- to the point team owner Jack Roush had to send him testing in a …

NASCAR at Charlotte 2014: Winners and Losers from Coca-Cola 600

Link to Media<p>Six hundred miles in central North Carolina was painted red, white and blue in honor of Memorial Day. Forty-three drivers honored the country's military, past and present. Big winner.<p>Charlotte Motor Speedway was a chameleonic backdrop during the Coca-Cola 600. It started in the sun …

Motorsport

Jimmie Johnson Quiets All Concerns with 1st Win in 2014 at Coca-Cola 600

Link to Media<p>Some were worried that Jimmie Johnson hadn't won a race yet in 2014. On Sunday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, he eased any doubts by winning the longest race in NASCAR, the Coca-Cola 600.<p>The six-time Sprint Cup champion won the pole Thursday with a speed of 194.911 miles per hour …

Motorsport

Arizona will get non-stop clean energy from hot air drafts

Many green energy sources only generate power in a narrow range of conditions. Solar panels won't work when it's dark, for instance, and wind turbines are useless when everything is still. If Solar Wind Energy Tower has its way, though, we'll soon get clean electricity around the clock. It recently …

Danica Nation? Patrick brings Talladega crowd to its feet

Typically when the rowdy Talladega Superspeedway crowd roars to life, it is to celebrate the leader of "Junior Nation," Dale Earnhardt Jr., leading …

Motorsport

Kasey Kahne's crew chief fined $25K

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Crew chief Kenny Francis has been fined $25,000 for rules violations during qualifying for the Sprint Cup race at Talladega …

Motorsport

NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

When Megatron was cool and Transformer toys were metal :)

Another photo from our World of Warcraft #AzerothChoppers build! (Watch episode 3 at http://bit.ly/1n2z6oF)

State Record Blue Catfish Caught in West Virginia

Last Saturday, a West Virginia angler on the Ohio River was simply trying out some new gear in his boat at the right place and right time when he …

The No. 4 team has the Jimmy John's Chevrolet on scales Friday morning at Talladega Superspeedway

Does the next Call of Duty story have the juice to produce $1B in sales?

Call of Duty games always have the pyrotechnics and weaponry to satisfy gamers. But to generate more than a billion dollars in sales in less than a month after launch, the main story has to be good. Forced by leaks to reveal its Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare game early, Activision has clearly …

Reports: The South Korean Ferry Sank Because It Was Dangerously Overloaded

The <i>Sewol</i> ferry was dangerously overweight when it sank, according to reports appearing in South Korean media, as the official death toll from the …

Hey Tony Stewart fans - it's Friday again and that means it's once again "14 Fan Friday." All you have to do is LIKE this post by 9 p.m. ET today to be automatically entered in the drawing for this week's prize. Please note that entrants must live in the continental United States to win. Today's "Fan of the Week" will win an autographed Tony Stewart hero card. So, Happy 14 Fan Friday and thanks for being a fan! #StandWithSmoke

Are Tony Stewart's Days as a Contender Over?

Link to Media<p>It's a well-known fact in the racing world that no matter the type of vehicle Tony Stewart is in, not only will he race the wheels off of it, he'll win. He's an IROC champion (2006), an IndyCar champion (1997), a winner in everything from ARCA and World of Outlaws to Nationwide and …

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Mark your calendar! Bass Pro Shops will host an autograph session with three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart on Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., local time at the Bass Pro Shops in Richmond, Va. IMPORTANT: A limited number of wristbands will be issued for fans to participate in the autograph session. Check directly with the Bass Pro Shops store in Richmond, Va., for wristband distribution times.

67-Year-Old Kayaker Finishes Transatlantic Crossing

The community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida welcomed Aleksander “Olek” Doba with a salute of gun shots, when he appeared on the horizon in his yellow kayak, <i>OLO</i>. He has now crossed the Atlantic twice, this time on the route between the farthest points situated on the shores of Europe and the United …

Bills on hook for up to $3M for texts

The Buffalo Bills will pay a heavy price -- potentially more than $3 million -- for sending too many text messages to fans.<p>Jerry Wojcik, who filed a …

Gasoline greener than biofuels?

Biofuels produced from waste products left from harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline in terms of carbon emissions, according to a $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and published in the journal Nature Climate Change.<p>The study said biofuels made with corn residue release …

NASCAR | First Turn - Davey Allison