Geek Links of the Week

A quick programming note before we begin. There won’t be posts on Monday or Tuesday of next week but normal service will resume on Wednesday. I’ll try to get the weekly Game of Thrones review together by then.

Students at MIT are trying to jump start the Bitcoin economy by giving incoming students $100 in Bitcoin in order to create an “ecosystem” for the cryptocurrency on campus. [Boston Magazine]

Before they bought YouTube multichannel network Maker Studios, Disney was trying to buy BuzzFeed. Maker was literally a fallback plan. [Fortune]

Have you ever wondered whether hacking was worth it? It all depends on how you do it and how much you’re willing to spend. [PC Gamer]

CCP Games has finally unveiled their promised EVE Online monument dedicated to the players of the game with the names of all the active EVE players and recently departed players. [Kotaku]

Tony Hawk is returning to video games… in an iOS endless runner. [Touch Arcade]

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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 May 2, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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