Aug. 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM ET
Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning. Here's everything that you need to know before taking that first sip of coffee.
Yay! After eight years of planning and eight months of interplanetary travel, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory pulled off a touchdown of Super Bowl proportions, all by itself. It even sent pictures from the goal line.
Of course, there's an Internet meme to go with the Mars landing: NASA's "Mohawk Guy."
Lenovo unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer on today -- it's for people who to like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.
More interesting things learned from that Apple vs. Samsung U.S. patent trial -- Steve Jobs was open to a smaller iPad, which we may get soon anyway.
In other court news, Electronic Arts Inc is suing the Zynga for copying key elements of EA's "The Sims Social" game for Zynga's own title, "The Ville."
In other video game news, a pair of masochistic French gamers has created a unique and terrible console modification.
In other Apple co-founder news, Steve "Woz" Wozniak sees big trouble in the cloud.
Here's the history of high-performance Olympic uniforms
And if you're also sick of the Olympics, here's a bunch of howl-arous dogs in wigs.