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RAVPower USB-C PD Power Bank

RAVPower's 26,800mAh USB-C PD Power Bank can not only charge laptops, but the Nintendo Switch as well as USB devices, all for $55.99 shipped with coupon code: KINJA058, today only, originally $199.99. The Type-C output reaches up to 30W that matches the original AC MacBook charger, so you can charge all devices including a MacBook in no time - also capable of charging a Nintendo Switch while it is being played. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: KINJA058 during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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MacBook-i

Apple may some day discontinue the iPad and create a tablet / laptop hybrid of sorts to replace it. Industrial designer Michael Muleba gives us a first look at such a device, with the MacBook-i. In addition to Siri voice control, there's also a laser-projected keyboard that works on just about any flat surface. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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MacBook Chicago Apple Store

Downtown Chicago is getting a new flagship Apple Store, and on Thursday, workers installed a giant Apple logo on the roof, or to be more specific, one that looks just like a MacBook Pro. The completed building will feature an all-glass construction, as well as a thin, carbon fiber design, which could mean a new color for the next-generation laptop. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of people being submerged in a 6-foot water balloon.

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GTX 1080 Ti MacBook


The NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti is a beastly graphics card to say the least, but what happens if you pair it with a MacBook Pro? Well, in benchmark tests, when the graphics card was placed inside an AkiTiO Node or Mantiz Venus enclosure, its scores bested the stock internal Radeon Pro 460 graphics by up to 4-times the speed. Scores were even higher when the external GPU was paired with an external display rather than sending the signal back to the MacBook. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the largest tornado ever.

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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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