Our buddy Kyle at iFixIt.com has just announced a beta version of iFixIt Answers, a collaborative repair community for gadgets. It might be a great resource for friends and family who can’t figure out how to work the TV remote. How does it work? You ask a question on Answers and then can follow as folks help out and answer your questions. This also creates a database of answers for multiple… → Read More
I bet you thought iFixit only tore apart Apple products and high-profile electronics. Not so! The Starbucks Barista is in fact not a barista but a machine that makes espresso. You could argue that’s what real baristas are as well, but we can talk about that another time. The Barista espresso machine is a good representative of the home-espresso machine world, and it isn’t some cheap piece of… → Read More
Kyle at the great site iFixIt.com has just opened a new service dedicated to the collection and curation of user-generated content called Gear Teardown. The service, sort of like a how-to site for crazy people, allows folks to document each step in the process of tearing down, and hopefully putting back together, their gadgets.
Kids these days. When I got a new toy I never tore it apart to see how it worked. Or I’d at least take care of it for a couple of weeks before I started to disassemble it. It is interesting to see what’s inside however, and see where they’ve left room for expansion. → Read More
. We baby-proofed the house with these magnetic child locks that use a huge magnet to open an internal release. I picked up the magnet then grabbed my aluminum PowerBook G4 12-inch. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I had picked up the laptop and the magnet in the same hand. I heard a delightful crunch and the hard drive started gurgling. Oops. → Read More