A team of former rivals has officially won the competition to improve Netflix movie recommendations. The collaborative known as BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos took home a $1-million prize today for their winning submission from July 26, which beat out yet another rival team's matching submission by just 20 minutes.
Sure it takes some skill to put together, but the payoff is large-this rolling LCD projector lets you enjoy al fresco film nights all summer long.
By Mike HaneyPosted 06.07.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Although Lumenlab has greatly simplified the LCD projector project with its ready-made parts, it´s still not a job for the DIY newbie. You´ll need carpentry skills to create an enclosure and wiring skills to connect all the parts without electrocuting yourself or burning down your projector. And then there´s the LCD panel stripping-even PopSci photographer John Carnett, a lifetime DIY guy, killed the first LCD TV we sent him.
By Sarah WebbPosted 05.01.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
A baseball zooms through clouds, straight through a wall and into the waiting hand of actor Adam Smith, who is tricked out like a magician, complete with wand, tuxedo and top hat. "How do you do it?" Smith asks conspiratorially. "You just need a small enough ball, of course." But Smith isn´t really explaining a magic trick. He´s talking nanotech, in the new short film When Things Get Small.
Sure, the Oscars made for juicy Sunday-night entertainmentâ€”but where, amid the glittering gowns and flash bulbs, were the geeks? Here's our rundown of the honors the Academy forgot to hand out...
By Gregory MonePosted 03.06.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Last night´s festivities featured the usual rambling acceptance speeches, Harry Winston jewels, outrageously toned celebrity bodies and soaring orchestral background music, but it left us wondering the same thing we wonder every year: Where was the science?