The horrifying sounds of broken hard drives

What’s one of the scariest sounds you can hear come out of your computer? How about the telltale clicking of a broken hard drive? Once you hear that click-click-click you know it’s game ov

Help Key: Fix an iPhone caught in a bad reboot cycle or that won't boot

This has come up a few times in the past couple days with folks trying to install pwned and failing. What happens is that the firmware doesn’t flash correctly and you have an iPhone or Touch cau

Reader Rants: Sony's PS3 customer service killed my baby [Updated Again]

Reader Mike sends in this rant about his experience with PS3’s customer support. Long story short, his PS3 stopped working and he had to send in his old unit before Sony sent him a new unit &mda

You should fix your broken gadgets

[photopress:toolman.jpg,full,left] Got a broken gadget? Don’t do like I do and throw it out and swear off using technology ever again—pay a man to fix it. The Times has a small piece on th

Broken iPhones Appear on Flickr

This is poetry. Photos are showing up on Flickr of destroyed, broken-beyond-repair iPhones and I couldn’t be happier. It goes beyond mere schadenfreude, mind you. All that hard work waiting in a

Dude Knows Better Than Apple, Offers Way To Perfect The iPod

All credit to Wired‘s Leander Kahney, for he and he alone knows how to fix the iPod. You know, the iPod that rejuvenated Apple, helping transform it from Apple Computer to Apple, Inc. It seems K

BuyMyBrokeniPod: Magically Transform Broken iPods Into Beer Money

Gadget fiends like yourself probably have at least one broken iPod, so why not make a few pennies off it? BuyMyBrokeniPod promises to give you “top dollar” for your broken iPod, no matter