Broadband under the sea: Where do those cables go?

Want to know how your packets from Rhode Island make it over to India? Or what about your VoIP calls from Hong Kong to Honolulu? Now there’s a map for that online, thanks to the folks at Telegeography showing where various undersea cables are.

A peek inside the new Apple Thunderbolt cable

The new Apple Thunderbolt cable costs $49, which is a bit pricey. iFixit took a peek inside one of the new cables and came up with a good reason why Thunderbolt isn’t cheap. Even if costs don’t drop, though, this tech has legs.

Pro Tip: Cure iPhone Earbud Entanglement

If you listen to music on the go, chances are you suffer from tangled and knotted wires on your buds. I’ve discovered an effortless solution for keeping my 3GS buds untangled. If you want to learn my secret, watch the video below.

A few months back, I purchased a pair of Skullcandy Full Metal Jacket earphones. Unfortunately, they’ve stopped working and, what’s worse, the folks at Skullcandy still haven’t replied to any of my emails.

Rather than dwell on the disappointment of my bad Skullcandy buds, I decided to dig out the free headphones I received from Apple (s aapl) with my iPhone 3GS.

My bright white 3GS buds work wonderfully, plus they even feature in-line volume controls and a good quality mic. However the cables, being awkwardly spindly, tend to tangle up at any opportunity. Read More about Pro Tip: Cure iPhone Earbud Entanglement

Clearing The Cache

Like many of us, I spend quite a lot of time on the web and come across a staggering number of interesting things. In Clearing The Cache I pull out some of my favorites and share them with you here.
Geek In Disguise passes on a tip about a cool product to help Keep Cables Tidy
BatchBlue designer Adam Darowski shares his Favorite CSS Techniques
Windows Live Sky Drive bumps storage to 25GB
Office Online shows us How to write a PowerPoint presentation in five minutes
Voice Search comes to Google Mobile App for iPhone