Solved: The Million Dollar Napoleon Dynamite Conundrum

A team of seven former rivals has won a three-year contest to improve Netflix’s recommendation system. They pipped another team to the million dollar prize by just twenty minutes. The contest involved the system the movie rental firm uses to predict which films a particular customer might like, based on how they’ve rated previous titles. […]

Ripoff: Best Buy can configure your PS3 for only $129.99

Yes folks, Best Buy’s Geek Squad can come to your home and setup your PS3 for ONLY $129.99 Here’s what you’re getting for almost half of the price of the console: Setup and configuration of your gaming console Installation of the latest firmware updates Setup and configuration of local user accounts with parental controls Setup […]

Sexy Monday Ukulele Joy via the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] I have a theory. I believe it is impossible to remain sad in the presence of a ukulele. There have been moments in my life where despair has crept in, and in spite of efforts to the contrary, very little has managed to scatter those dark clouds. Except my […]

Browser wars: the non-evil empire strikes back

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Since we last left our heroes back in July, several new browser versions have been released:  Chrome 3, Opera 10, Lunascape 5.1.5, and incremental updates to Firefox, Safari, and even Internet Explorer 8.  So it’s time for us to revisit our benchmarks. Dromaeo benchmark The Dromaeo test suite […]