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ARCHOS Flip sounds like a Lenovo Yoga, look like one

ARCHOS Flip sounds like a Lenovo Yoga, look like one

If anything, ARCHOS is more known for its budgets smartphones, tablets, and beanies, but now it seems that the French manufacturer is ready to break out into a new market segment. Using the launch of Windows 10 as an opportunity, ARCHOS is announcing the Flip, what is practically a Cherry Trail powered budget-friendly convertible tablet/laptop hybrid. What makes the ARCHOS Flip interesting, or probably amusing, is not the device itself, but how ARCHOS' announcement uses a Lenovo Yoga's image, with Windows 8, instead to depict it.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II unveiled: 16MP, 5-axis stabilization

The Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera has been officially unveiled after months of speculation and leaks. This is the successor to the Olympus OM-D E-M10, a popular model in its own right. The camera maker hails the new OM-D E-M10 Mark II as an entry-level camera body joined by 5-axis image stabilization. Olympus promises its newest OM-D model is both small and more ergonomic than previous models. The most notable feature with the camera is 5-Axis Voice Coil Motor (VCM) Image Stabilization, but that’s hardly all it has to offer, with other features including everything from integrated photo filters to advanced low-light shooting.

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Aztec skull rack may reveal thousands of decapitated human heads

Aztec skull rack may reveal thousands of decapitated human heads

Archaeologists in Mexico have revealed a skull rack found in the ruins of the Templo Mayor complex in Tenochtitlan. This is in modern Mexico City where the Museo del Templo Mayor now resides. As the museum displays history above, so do archaeologists continue to excavate below. Their most recent find is a skull rack built between 1485 and 1502, coming in at a cool 40-feet (12-meters) by 112-feet (34-meters), packed full of human skulls. Archaeologists on the case believe they've found the "Huey Tzompantli", or Main skull rack of the complex.

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These batteries could last forever

These batteries could last forever

This week researchers at MIT and Samsung have revealed a new approach to batteries, paving the way for "rechargeable batteries with almost indefinite lifetimes." MIT suggests that the electrolyte is the key to this next-generation solution to longer-lasting batteries is in a solid electrolyte instead of liquid, liquid being the element used in most common rechargeable batteries today. This new solution could also make the next generation of batteries safer, too, reducing the chance of explosions and harmful chemical leaks.

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Unreal wants you to mod dinosaur world with the ARK Dev Kit

Unreal wants you to mod dinosaur world with the ARK Dev Kit

This week the folks at Studio Wildcard and Epic Games have teamed up with Alienware to encourage creative folks to go wild in dinosaur-land. In the world of ARK, that is, a video game where the ancient world and the modern world mix in an absolutely wild open world environment. To begin, users need to sign up for a free Unreal account and download the ARK Dev Kit - which is no small task due to its size.

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Architects are crowdfunding Lord of the Rings’ city Minas Tirith for $2.9B

Architects are crowdfunding Lord of the Rings’ city Minas Tirith for $2.9B

Here is a crowdfunding campaign to rule them all. A group of UK architects have begun an IndieGoGo campaign to raise roughly $2.9 billion that will be used to build a real life Minas Tirith, the beautiful, and very much fictional city from The Lord of the Rings. The group, which is led by Jonathan Wilson, is made up of architects and structural engineers who are clearly huge LotR fans. Their goal is build the fully livable city into the side of a mountain, as it was depicted in the LotR films.

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Tinder follows Twitter meltdown with new CEO

Tinder follows Twitter meltdown with new CEO

This week Tinder was in the news for its epic meltdown, which took place on Twitter in tweet form following a piece about the company in Vanity Fair. The company has left that news behind, though, admitting that it shouldn't have happened and then quickly shifting focus: the company has given CEO Chris Payne the boot, and will be replacing him with former CEO and co-founder Sean Rad. The reason is said to revolve around Payne not being a good fit for the company, something Payne is said to agree with.

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Jupiter’s twin is tiniest planet ever seen outside our Solar System

Jupiter’s twin is tiniest planet ever seen outside our Solar System

Using the Gemini Planet Imager, researchers have discovered a planet near the star 51 Eridani consistent in size and formation with our own Jupiter. This planet has been dubbed 51 Eridani b or "51 Eri b", and has a luminosity low enough to be consistent with the cold-start core accretion process that may have kickstarted Jupiter. At the same time, this planet's possible hot-start formation models indicate a planet with twice the mass of Jupiter. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system at 318 times the size of our Earth - imagine a planet twice that size.

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Reservations for the Pebble Time Steel start now

Reservations for the Pebble Time Steel start now

Pebble definitely doesn't waste any time. Pun totally intended. It was barely two weeks ago when it put its color-toting Pebble Time up for grab by non-Kickstarter backers. Now, due to popular demand, and we'll just presume it is really popular, it is doing the same for the steel-clad Pebble Time Steel. With an important caveat. This isn't the start of retail availability of the new smartwatch just yet. Instead, Pebble is only taking reservations on its website, with a promise to start shipping sometime in September.

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Time Magazine’s Palmer Luckey VR cover is no joke

Time Magazine’s Palmer Luckey VR cover is no joke

Today Time Magazine revealed the cover to their next issue with the founder of Oculus VR and the Oculus Rift. On this cover, Luckey is executing a graceful leap into the air with his hands flapping up and away from the sides of his body as he stares into a virtual world with Oculus Rift. At this point I believe it's safe to say we've reached peak "that guy with a VR headset on", depicting in the process the least attractive way to show off what virtual reality is all about.

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Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Star Wars Death Star Final Duel LEGO Review

Today's LEGO review of Palpatine's Throne Rome, otherwise known as the "Death Star Final Duel", we're going to do something different. Instead of just getting up close and personal with all the little bits, we've gone ahead and captured a number of emotional, colorful recreations of the most epic scenes from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the film from whens this LEGO set and its minifigures originated. Prepare yourself for the most intense and highly dramatic LEGO review we've done so far!

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