Geek Links of the Week

Scientists at UCLA now believe that the Earth is made up of two planets when another planet collided with the Earth some 4.5 billion years ago. [The Independent]

Twitch superstar Bob Ross created an estimated 30,000 paintings during his life. What happened to all of them? [Mental Floss]

Here’s something I should have done ages ago: Uninstalling the Facebook app from your Android phone saves around 20% of battery and processing power. [The Guardian]

Google is adding a new feature to its Safe Browsing tech to prevent you from clicking fake download links and play buttons. [Torrent Freak]

This search engine lets you search Simpsons screencaps, including by quote. Sadly, “pi is exactly 3” did not return any results when I tried despite the front page image being that exact scene. [Frinkiac]


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 February 5, 2016, in Links of the Week. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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