AppleCore cord organizer keep your cables in check

By on April 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM.

AppleCore cord organizer keep your cables in check

Honestly, let’s just skip past the small talk — we’re ordering a bunch of these ASAP. AppleCores are available in a variety of sizes and colors, and it looks like an ingenious way to organize your cords and cables, especially those Apple white headphones and chargers. They range in price from $2-$5, practically a steal, no?

[Via BBC Ice Cream Blog] More →

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WikiLeaks ousted by Amazon according to report [Updated]

By on December 1, 2010 at 2:05 PM.

WikiLeaks ousted by Amazon according to report [Updated]

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Amazon.com may have ended its hosting agreement with controversial website WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks returned to the spotlight recently when it published a bevy of confidential diplomatic cables. Following the release, dubbed “Cable Gate,” WikiLeaks fell under cyberattacks and has been offline sporadically all week. According to the official WikiLeaks Twitter account, DDOS attacks that exceeded 10Gbps targeted the site earlier this week. While the origin of the alleged attacks remains unknown, WikiLeaks has reportedly been taken offline by its host, Amazon.com. Though the site’s homepage remains live, all subdomains appear to be down. Amazon.com did not confirm or deny the AP’s report.

UPDATE: According to a statement from Senator Joe Lieberman, Homeland Security Committee Chairman, Amazon.com has agreed to stop hosting WikiLeaks. More →

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The Internet weighs around 450.5 billion kilograms?

By on November 21, 2009 at 11:32 AM.

The Internet weighs around 450.5 billion kilograms?

How heavy is the internet

This is just too weird not to post. CNET UK has reported that the Internet has a weight, and by taking the sum total of all peripherals, computers, etc. you can actually formulate a number. So what do the intertubes weight? 498,438,559,990 kilograms to be exact. About 570,937,778 computers are connected to the Internet and are being estimated to weigh in at 22.83 billion kg, while 175,480,931 servers are said to weigh in at 1.75 billion kg. The reported weight also includes 6.075 million kg in iPhones, 6.8 million kg in BlackBerrys, and 87 million kg in cables. Somehow virus’ made the list with a weigh of 287,524 kg — huh? Now, we’re not sure how accurate their estimates are but they describe their report as both “precise” and “scientific.” We’ll let you guys scientifically hash out how precise the numbers are in the comments. More →

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