The Weirdest, Zaniest Patent From Apple

I don't know what powder Apple chefs are using at the cafeteria, but it's working. Their latest patent is definitive proof that mixing psychedelic drugs and top banana technology research works: Enjoy... the sun-backlit Macbook!

Don't get me wrong. The idea is as awesome as tempura hot dogs: Open a mirror magnetically attached to the the top lid, get the sun to illuminate the screen of your notebook. The result: A huge cut in power consumption and, even more important, perfect screen visibility under the sun.

How they could implement this without making your laptop look like a Mars rover? Only Dr Hans Zarkov knows. Would you care that your laptop looked like a Mars rover? I know I won't, as long as I get two more hours of battery and could write at the beach. [Patently Apple]