If you’ve ever been frustrated at your inability to complete a level of Super Mario Brothers, here’s a little something to cheer you up. Computer scientists have demonstrated that solving a level in the popular video game is tantamount to solving some of the hardest problems in computational science.
I had a minor heart attack/major heart palpitations today when Gizmodo's Brent Rose (whom we all affectionately call Ace) told me that The Smiths were going to be on SNL next week. It's not true! Put away the eyeliner, fellas!
Anyone who's played Mario Kart knows the terror of seeing these shells bearing down in their rear-view (not the blue! Anything but that!). Now these leader-seeking missiles are coming to the real world in the form of adorable R/C racers.
Now, there are officially three things you can do with a theremin: you can score a low-budget sci-fi film; you can join a prog rock cover band; and, as of today, you can play Super Mario Bros, awkwardly.