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Apple Store Home

Apple's Director of Store Design wanted a home unlike any other, so he partnered with Alchemy to create the Sonoma weeHouse, a prefabricated consisting of two elevated open-sided boxes. This ultra-minimalistic home was assembled onsite between gnarled oaks in days, and boasts panoramic views of the Santa Rosa valley in California. At 970-square-feet combined, it has a host of steel accessories, including stairs, porch railings, and lasercut trim, which were all prefabricated and shipped from Minnesota. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Elago W3 Apple Watch Stand

Elago's W3 Stand turns your Apple Watch into a mini Macintosh computer, complete with a touchscreen display. In addition to being a stationary stand and functional charger, its "Nightstand Mode" enables users to access key functions, like the alarm clock and messages apps, near their bedside. You won't have to worry about bumps, as its scratch-free silicone prevents it from slipping off surfaces. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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MacBook Coin

Photo credit: GreatEase via Gizmodo

Most MacBook owners have probably never opened their laptops, but some who have discovered random US coins inside, and nobody knows why, especially since they're assembled in China. Apparently, this has been happening as far back as 2010, and in the video above, a customer called Greg Kilpatrick showed a quarter found in his device. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Camouflaged House

Photo credit: Sergio Pirrone

Located just on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, the minimalistic "Tilt Roof House" by BCHO architects is embedded directly into the steep slope around the site. The structure seamlessly blends in with the topography and minimized the need for excavation, thus enabling the space up top to be transformed into a giant terrace with three boxed sections: two that are recessed and one for the courtyard beneath. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Apple Smart Mirror

Rafael Dymek knew Apple wouldn't be releasing a Smart Mirror anytime soon, so he decided to create his own, based on the company's iOS 10 software. Simply put, this is as close as you'll get to a giant wall-mounted iPhone. "Design includes the time and date in the upper right hand corner and weather in the top left. All apps can be moved around and placed anywhere on the mirror. After 45 seconds of inactivity the mirror goes to sleep (appears as any ordinary mirror), simply tap anywhere to wake back up and resume use. Some useful things you can do with this mirror: Request an Uber, watch Netflix, read the news, control smart thermostat / light bulbs, control Sonos speaker system, and more," said Dymek. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a massive welding robot that can 3D print steel.

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iPhone 8

In addition to wireless charging, the iPhone 8 is rumored to offer edge-to-edge OLED displays in both 5-inch and 5.8-inch sizes. Of course the next-generation handset will also boast upgraded cameras, a much faster processor and a new version of iOS to take full advantage of all the new hardware. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar

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Available in 13-inch or 15-inch models, the all-new Apple MacBook Pro is thinner, lighter, and smaller than its predecessors. In addition to the updated Retina Display, it comes equipped with a larger Force Touch trackpad, revamped keyboard, and, most important of all, the Touch Bar. This miniature multi-touch display replaces the function keys, and can dynamically change depending on the task, complete with a Touch ID-enabled power button hidden on the far-right side. It can be configured with Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, Intel Iris or Radeon Pro graphics, blazing fast SSD storage, new speakers, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports (supports charging), USB-C, and video out. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information. Click here for more hands-on images.

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MacBook Pro Touchstrip

Photo credit: MacRumors

Apple is set to unveil a line of new MacBook Pro models at their October 27th press event, but MacRumors managed to discover a few screenshots hidden away in macOS Sierra of what is assumed to be a TouchStrip. Other noticeable changes include a slimmer bezel, fingerprint reader, and redesigned speakers. Continue reading to see what it looks like when turned off.

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Apple GT3 RS

Photo credit: Epic Images Photographer

The LEGO version is one thing, this custom-wrapped Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is another. This particular model from Australia started out as Viper Green, but was completely revamped to pay tribute to the iconic Apple Computers-sponsored Porsche 935 K3 that raced at the 1980 Le Mans 24hrs by Allan Moffat for Dick Barbour Racing. Fake scratches were added for added effect, and it definitely looks the part to say the least. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of the actual 1980 Porsche 935 K3.

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iPhone 7 Burj

TechRax has been known to destroy a few smartphones over the years, but his latest stunt may trump them all, as it took place at Dubai's Burj Kahlifa, the world's tallest building. "I'm going to go the 148th floor and frickin' drop test the iPhone 7 Plus. Security is 24/7 and I may not find this phone at all," said the vlogger. After the stunt, he tried tracking the device using "Find My iPhone", but apparently, it sustained enough damage to not register at all when pinged. Continue reading for another drop test video, but from a slightly less terrifying 1,000-feet, using a drone.

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