Geek Links of the Week

I realized something yesterday (and already mentioned on the hastily moved up Thursday of Thrones post). Tomorrow is a holiday. While my other blog, The Lowdown Blog, runs everyday and I’m working at my day job tomorrow, it’s nice to be able to take some time off to relax a little bit on a holiday weekend. So enjoy yours. Watch some TV, play some games and we’ll see you back here next week.

It’s funny what a few dollars can buy you. Netflix has seen Comcast download speeds move up six spots on its rankings in the month since they paid them for a better connection. [Quartz]

Google has developed an algorithm to solve their own CAPTCHAs. While this could be trouble for the future of web security because bots will soon be able to do this, at least it means that I won’t have to fail at CAPTCHAs for much longer. I really hate/suck at CAPTCHAs. [Verge]

Ars Technica has done some serious statistical work on Steam games and their owners. For example, did you know that 36.9% of all Steam games owned have never been played? Did you know that I’m most of that problem? [Ars Technica]

Despite the release of Titanfall in March, VGChartz says that the PS4 grew its units sold gap over the Xbox One. Microsoft really needs to get some Halo games out the door. [VGChartz]

The Last of Us was an impressive game and it might be even more so considering that Ellie’s AI was scrapped and rebuilt just five months before release. [KotakUK]


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on April 17, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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