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iPhone MacBook Patent

Rather than incorporate a full touchscreen display into the next-generation MacBook, you may soon be able to directly dock the iPhone into a laptop. "The present application describes various embodiments of systems and methods for providing internal components for portable computing devices having a thin profile. More particularly, the present application describes an electronic accessory device available to extend and expand usefulness of a portable computing device," said Apple product designer Brett W. Degner. Continue reading for a full render of the docked device.

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RAVPower 20100mAh

RAVPower's TURBO+ 20,100mAh Power Bank not only charges mobile devices, but USB-C laptops as well (including new MacBooks), and it's being offered for just $35.99 shipped with coupon code: RAV20100, today only, originally $99.99. With integrated Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, it provides up to an 80% charge with compatible devices in just 35-minutes. Fully guarded against short circuit and power overload when charging or discharging, the RAVPower charger will automatically shut down protecting your devices and the charger from unnecessary damage. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: RAV20100 during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Uncomfortable Things

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Placing shortcuts of your most used programs on a MacBook Pro's OS X desktop is understandable, but when it's used as a download folder, things may get cluttered to say the least, and the image above shows what happens. That is just one of the many oddly uncomfortable things internet users have compiled, with some ranging from a horizontal cup holder to parking outside the lines, you'll find it here. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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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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The Wolfe MacBook

Virtual reality is on the cutting edge, but let's face it, most of the applications require lots of processing power, which the MacBook just does not have enough of. Introducing "The Wolfe". Two versions of this Thunderbolt accessory will change that: The Wolfe and The Wolfe Pro, offer an Nvidia GTX 950 and GTX 970 respectively. It fits into a case that measures 7.8" deep by 5.4" wide and 2.6" tall, and weighs under 3.2-pounds. Stick this in your laptop bag, and you'll be ready to game in seconds. 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 fan-made Star Wars: Rogue One Chapter 1 short film.

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MacBook OLED Touch Bar

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Master 3D modeler Martin Hajek is back at it again, and this time, he has rendered the upcoming MacBook OLED Touch Bar. As you can see above, it can be used like a status bar, showing download progress, used as media control, Spotify playlist, or even a Siri visualizer. If you need additional custom shortcut keys, they could also be programmed to appear in the bar. Continue reading for more pictures, including one in the dark.

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MacBook Selfie Stick

Photo credit: MacBookSelfieStick.com

Selfie sticks are nothing new, but this is the first one we've seen that's designed for laptops, or more specifically, the MacBook. Created by artists Moises, John Yuyi and Tom Galle, this was built more as a test piece than actual product. We're assuming you'd need a special app that could also take pictures with a remote trigger for this to function properly as well, albeit 1280 x 1024 resolution images. Continue reading to see more pictures of the MacBook selfie stick in-action. Click here to view some more cool photography gadgets and funny photographers.

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Brik Case

Think of The Brik Case as LEGO meets laptop case. This accessory basically covers the top of your MacBook with a studded surface suitable for sticking all sorts of plastic building bricks. You could put flat pieces to re-create the iconic Apple logo or just a simple business card holder. Currently, the covers will fit either MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models (2013 or later), and can be picked up for around $35 - includes a bag of 100 1 x 1 bricks. Make sure you visit the Kickstarter page if you're interested in helping. Click here to view the first image this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a new Disney movie starring The Rock.

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12-inch MacBook Gold

Apple unveiled its all-new 12" MacBook today and it comes complete with a 2304 x 1440 resolution Retina Display that consumes 30 percent less power than previous displays. Another notable difference is a non-clickable touchpad, which boasts four force sensors, one in each corner. The actual "click feel" is now managed by software, enabling it to have pressure sensitivity, which leads to innovative uses such as pressing harder on the fast-forward in QuickTime to make a video play faster. Available April 10th, priced from $1299 (256GB SSD) - $1599 (512GB SSD + faster processor). Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Lenmar ChugPlug

If you're a MacBook and / or MacBook Air owner who often finds themselves in airports, school, etc. and away from power outlets, the Lenmar ChugPlug is exactly what you need. Simply put, this is a backup battery that makes use of your existing MagSafe adapter to provide an additional 4-hours of power for any 11-inch MacBook Pro (3-hours for 13" MacBook Air / Pro). Charging could not be easier, as you can just use the existing MagSafe cables to do so. Once you're finished charging, it easily slides into any backpack, messenger bag, etc. Product page. Continue reading for our lightning review.

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