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Apple fiber-optic MagSafe cable patent tips potential Light Peak support

Apple fiber-optic MagSafe cable patent tips potential Light Peak support

Apple has patented [pdf link] a combination MagSafe power connector and fiber optic docking system, that could allow future MacBook notebooks - as well as other devices using the same next-gen port - to access an external dock or port array and minimize the number of on-device connections. The concept is reminiscent of rumors earlier in the week suggesting Apple was looking to Intel's Light Peak technology for a future MacBook Pro refresh, taking advantage of the connection technology's ability to replace USB, ethernet, display and other cable types simultaneously.

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Twilight Umbrellas keep you dry; brighten up the night

Twilight Umbrellas keep you dry; brighten up the night

While there are plenty of "fashion-minded" umbrellas out there, most people just buy a cheap umbrella that opens and closes without error and will keep them relatively dry on rainy days. But if you're looking for something that offers a bit more, the Twilight Umbrella might be more your style.

Twilight Umbrellas aren't new, but they have been updated a bit and the lights have been moved around a bit. There are three different umbrella styles now that serve up combinations of lighting outwards or lighting the underside of the umbrella to offer a more stylish way to keep out of the rain.

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