Which is heavier: A brand new iPad, or one jampacked with apps?

I love stuff like this. An iPad (or other device with flash based storage) full of apps weighs more than an iPad fresh out of the box.

The extra weight comes from flash storage storing more data in memory. The transistors in flash memory distinguish between a 1 and a 0 by trapping electrons.

It’s obviously nothing you can weigh or feel at home. Read the full piece on Cult of Mac.

Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!