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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

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.

Windows Threshold Preview for ARM

It's nothing new to get a preview of a main Windows OS and we've expected a preview of Windows Threshold for a while now. What we didn't expect is that there was a preview for ARM powered devices as well. This could include a non-pro Surface 3 and will definitely include Windows Phone. It will be interesting to see what devices are supported for the preview and how it will work out. In the past, ARM devices have been notoriously difficult to upgrade to preview versions of Windows.

There will be a separate preview of Threshold running on ARM processors, too. My sources are saying the current target date for that preview is January or February 2015. As the ARM-based version of Threshold -- which should run on both Windows Phones and tablets -- isn't expected to include the Windows desktop, the focus will be on changes Microsoft is making to the Metro-Style Start screen environment.

Source: ZDNet

WiFi Routers Are Still Vulnerable

As long as people are willing to be mischievous and cause trouble, there will be security exploits and the latest affecting many WiFi routers has been shown off by Oxcite, a Swiss Security Firm. In this attack, they take advantage of the PIN required for WPS setup and then are able to actually "guess" the correct PIN on the very first try. Hacking the router literally takes one second. Whoops.

A vendor implementation that improperly generates random numbers is more susceptible to attack, and it appears as though this is the case with at least two devices," she said in a statement. "It is likely that the issue lies in the specific vendor implementations rather than the technology itself. As the published research does not identify specific products, we do not know whether any Wi-Fi certified devices are affected, and we are unable to confirm the findings.

Source: ArsTechnica

Samsung @ CES 2013

One of the highlights of every CES is a stop by the Samsung booth and this year didn’t disappoint. Samsung has so many products on display which makes it feel like walking through a candy story wishing you could have one of each. The big product in the TV market this year at CES is 4k displays (4096x2160 resolution) and Samsung had a bunch of those on display. Right now content is pretty tough to find in resolutions that high, but the demo clips that they were showing attracted quite a crowd. 


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Samsung 4K TV
 

Also on display was one of Samsung's curved OLED TV's. The curve in the screen wasn't drastic but it was enough to give the picture a bit of a different look and thanks to the OLED technology the picture was great. 


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Samsung Curved OLED TV

Check out more of our pictures from Samsung in our CES 2013 gallery.

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