Geek Links of the Week

In Canada, it’s a time-honoured tradition to use a VPN service to get to American Netflix since the Canadian version is slightly limited in selection. If copyright holders get any say in the matter, those users will be banned from Netflix for using a VPN. [TorrentFreak]

You’ve probably heard about the IPO launch of Alibaba but don’t quite get it. Here’s what you need to know about China’s largest online retailer going public on American stock markets. [Forbes]

What can iOS 8 do that iOS 7 couldn’t? A bunch of stuff that Android users will mock you for thinking is the greatest thing since sliced bread but still cool for the Apple faithful. [Gizmodo]

Given the popularity of mobile gaming and the continuous popularity of Nintendo’s handhelds, the death of the console might not be terrible games, greedy corporations or money. It might be a lack of portability. One man might have the solution for the Xbox One, though. [Ed’s Junk]

The accuracy of VG Chartz is sometimes debated but they also seem to be the only ones regularly tracking hardware sales outside of the regular press releases. Their lifetime sales chart as of August 2014 says that the PS4 is a two-to-one leader over the Xbox One and the Wii U is holding down second spot. [VG Chartz]

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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 September 19, 2014, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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