intel
This Little Intel Cable Moves Data at a Staggering 800Gbps

This unassuming little green cable may not look like much, but it can carry data along its core at a breathtaking 800Gbps. Read More >>

accessories
Watch Out for These Misleading Computer Cables

Misleading cables are nothing new, but new ones are popping up all the time. The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren't really what they seem. Read More >>

gadgets
Every Living Room Needs a 15-Foot USB Charging Hub

Like it or not, living rooms around the world are no longer dominated by the TV. Sure, it's still on in the background, but our attention is now mostly held by smartphones and tablets while we lounge about. So forget a surround sound setup, the best upgrade for your living room is now an extra long cable to keep everyone's devices charged. Read More >>

power
This Nifty Device Jump-Starts Your Gadgets

A backup battery for your phone is only useful if you're willing to carry it with you. So Native Union has come up with the JUMP which integrates a little extra power into your smartphone's charging cable, ensuring it's light enough to carry and always has extra power to keep your device running. Read More >>

design
The World's Smallest Laptop Adapter Saves You From Carrying a Brick

Laptops are supposed to be highly portable, right? But even with a built-in battery you're never leaving home without its power adapter—and that's usually a long cable with a hefty brick somewhere along its length. They're hardly compact, but this laptop adapter from FINsix is. Read More >>

computers
There's Going to be a New, Reversible USB Plug

Holy mother of all things long overdue. After years of subjecting us to fumbling and rotating cables blindly behind devices around the world, the powers that (US) be have decided to make a Universal Serial Bus plug that is reversible. Read More >>

security
The NSA May Have Penetrated Internet Cables to Spy on Google and Yahoo

It recently came to light that the NSA snooped on the communications of Google and Yahoo users without ever breaking into a data center. Now, the New York Times is reporting, it appears that could be because it penetrated fibre optic cables. Read More >>

power
Impossibly Thin Charging Cables No Thicker Than a Pair of Credit Cards

Boosting the battery life on a mobile device is easy; they just need to get a lot thicker. But since none of us are willing to give up our svelte smartphones or tablets, we've bought into a life that involves bringing charging cables wherever we go. A hassle that's now slightly less annoying with these ultra-thin USB cables that can easily slip into the slimmest of pockets. Read More >>

apple
Apple's £25 iPhone Cable Cash Cow Might be Chopped by New EU MicroUSB Law

The way Apple goes it alone in offering the only smartphone on the market without a MicroUSB connector might soon be coming to a forceful end, with the EU planning a fresh push to enforce its universal charger dream. Read More >>

design
An Emergency Lightning Cable That's No Bigger Than Your House Key

The makers of the ChargeCard—that wallet-friendly credit card-sized sync cable for smartphones—are back with a new product called the ChargeKey that's instead designed to hang out on your keychain. It's almost like a stripped down version of the ChargeCard that sheds most of the plastic so it can easily sidle up next to your keys, but at the cost of being incredibly short which limits where you can use it. Read More >>

chatroom
Do You Have the Messiest Stash of Spare Cables?

Maybe it's a drawer. Maybe it's a shoebox, or a garbage bag, or a writhing, almost-sentient beast that is going to strangle you one of these days. But somewhere, you're bound to have a hideous mess of cords and wires stashed away. The question is: which one of us has the worst? Read More >>

gadgets
Getting a Shorter Headphone Cable Will Change Your Life

If you wear headphones, your pocket is too full. It's already got your phone in it, and then, to keep it from flopping useless against your thigh all day, you've stuffed the remainder of your overlong headphone cable in there as well, maybe rolled up neatly or wrapped around the phone, but most likely just jammed in like a handful of shoelaces. This isn't really ideal. It's also highly fixable. Read More >>

guts
Thunderbolt 2 Will Be in Products Later This Year

Intel has officially announced that the next generation of Thunderbolt, previously codenamed Falcon Ridge, will be called... wait for it... Thunderbolt 2. Lame name, sadly — but it still promises to be amazing. Read More >>

accessories
An iPhone 5 Cable That Never Tangles and Doubles as a Stand

Upgrade your iPhone 5's default sync cable with the thicker, posable Trunk and you'll never spend another second of your life untangling that web of knots that magically appears in your pocket. Read More >>

wikileaks
WikiLeaks Spills Its Biggest Ever Stash of Secret US Records

WikiLeaks has just released its biggest ever stash of formerly confidential information. Referred to as the "Kissinger Cables", they include 1.7 million diplomatic records from between 1973 and 1976. Read More >>

wtf
Drunk Idiot Dangles Upside Down from Power Cables

In the list of things you probably should never experience in your life, even if you're sozzled to oblivion, dangling upside down from an active power cable is probably near the top. This very, very drunk man, however, obviously thinks differently. He climbed up a pole and hung upside down a high-voltage power cable for 15 minutes. Luckily for him (unluckily for human intelligence) he managed to survive without any major injuries. Read More >>

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