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Readers absorb less on Kindles?

A new study has come out that is trying to figure out if you retain information better on an ebook reader or on paper and according to their findings paper still wins when it comes to readers remembering what they've read, especially when it comes to timing of events. This is interesting as ebooks become more and more popular, yet there are still a large amount of people who prefer good old fashioned paper. The Guardian has the full story.

A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.

The study, presented in Italy at a conference last month and set to be published as a paper, gave 50 readers the same short story by Elizabeth George to read. Half read the 28-page story on a Kindle, and half in a paperback, with readers then tested on aspects of the story including objects, characters and settings.

FLIR ONE Torture Test

The FLIR One is perhaps one of the coolest devices to hit the market in recent months and this thermal imaging attachment gets put through the RatedRR Torture Test. Thankfully, they record it all in Slow Motion for us to enjoy. That was thoughtful of them.

 

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2

If you are looking to while away a few more hours this summer playing games, the Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 may have a few titles that will keep you interested. There are a few Indie titles at the start, but if you manage to donate $15 or more, they even throw in Microsoft's Age of Empires Legacy Bundle to boot. That, combined with everything else would normally sell for $210+, but if you want to support these guys, it's yours for much cheaper.

The monstrous Jumbo bundle returns! It towers over the city leaving bundles in its wake. No gamer is safe when Jumbo comes to town. Is it friend or foe? The only thing we know, it's Jumbo! Pay what you want for the DRM-free version of Deadlight. Paying $1 or more gets you access to the title on Steam, as well as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Complete Pack and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition. If you pay more than the average price, you'll also get Terraria, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Steam Edition and Crusader Kings II with 3 DLC Unit Packs. Those who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above, plus the Age of Empires Legacy Bundle.

Source: HumbleBundle

Ballmer Steps Down from Microsoft Board

It's official, Steve Ballmer has officially dropped off the board at Microsoft just six months after he retired as CEO. He is citing reasons that include his purchase of an NBA team as well as teaching opportunities. This comes as quite a surprise for most people and while Steve really wasn't doing much at Microsoft anymore, the reality is that he was still a figurehead that made the company feel solid.

I bleed Microsoft — have for 34 years and I always will. I continue to love discussing the company’s future. I love trying new products and sending feedback. I love reading about what is going on at the company. Count on me to keep ideas and inputs flowing. The company will move to higher heights. I will be proud, and I will benefit through my share ownership. I promise to support and encourage boldness by management in my role as a shareholder in any way I can. 

Steve

 

Source: Microsoft

America's First Electric Supercar

Android APp Pick - Vanishing Hitchhiker

We have just posted up another Android App Pick of the Week and this week we get mysterious with Shiver - Vanishing Hitchhiker Hidden Objects. This is a fairly standard hidden objects game, but with a story. If you like finding stuff as well as a good murder mystery novel, this game combines both to give you hours of good fun. Check it out!

Vanishing Hitchhiker

 

Enjoy!

WTU Episode #276 - Moto 360 is the Smartwatch King

We have just posted up Episode #276 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Motorola's 360 Smartwatch gets leaked early at BestBuy, Blackberry attempts a comeback, but first, here comes Lenovo. We have those stories and more and the links below!

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Intel 8-Core i7 5960X Leaks

You will have to translate this next story, but it's worth it if you're a hardware junkie. It seems that the new Core i7 5960X has leaked online and this chip is rumored to be coming later this month. If you need more cores for video processing, make sure you stay tuned. More details and specifications at the link below.

Next-generation high-end desktop CPU of Intel as "Haswell-E", sales ban and date official announcement of Intel X99 Express chipset motherboard seems to have decided. According to several officials, and accelerated from mid-September that it had been originally planned, and that was on Friday, August 29. 8-core model photo is "Core i7-5960X".

Source: GDM Japan

Digital Makeup

This is pretty nifty and makes our nifty and nerdy cool video of the day. OMOTE is real-time face tracking and projection mapping that does some pretty nifty stuff. Keep in mind that the model is a real person and the stuff on her face is projected and mapped. Awesome coolness.

 

Source: SlashGear

Cortana Trash Talks Android

I love my Android phone and I also love the way Cortana trash talks Android. Microsoft is building a lot of character into their personal assistant. Just be careful what you ask her as this AI has survived the Covenant invasion and a lot more.

Cortana

 

Source: Neowin

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