Motorola is partnering with iFixit to sell official DIY phone repair kits

Repairing a phone is harder than it needs to be. With phone manufacturers spending the last decade chasing device slimness and building devices meant to last however long a phone contract lasts, user

Teardown of Magic Leap One reveals highly advanced placeholder tech

The screwdriver-happy dismantlers at iFixit have torn the Magic Leap One augmented reality headset all to pieces, and the takeaway seems to be that the device is very much a work in progress — but a

iFixit drops its iPhone battery replacement to $29, matching Apple’s apology price

iFixit has never been particularly fond of Apple’s repair policies. The company’s gadgets regularly rack up poor repairability scores on the site. The site’s taking another jab at the tech g

iPhone 8 teardown reveals few surprises, but more camera details

The always hotly anticipated iFixit teardown of the iPhone 8 has arrived, and while it doesn't harbor much in the way of surprises, there are a few tidbits you may want to know about hiding in there.

States aim to legalize the “Right to Repair” your gear

“Unofficial” product repair shops may be getting a leg up in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, and Kansas. These states are working to legalize repair of devices from any manuf

You won’t be able to fix Apple AirPods yourself and you probably shouldn’t try

When it comes to headphones — particularly those of the in-ear variety — DIY repairs are generally a no-go. If it’s a frayed wire shorting out, sure, grab your soldering iron and get to tink

Teardown of HTC Vive highlights the headset’s differences from Oculus Rift

Today's VR headsets are marvels of miniaturization. And, as iFixit's teardowns show, both the Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive are also remarkably user-friendly when it comes to repair and customization.

iFixit Apple Watch Teardown Suggests No Internal Chip Upgrades

Today is Apple Watch D-Day for a speedy few early adopters, with Cupertino finally shipping the first batch of its debut wearable to buyers. That means it's also the day that serial repairers/tenacio

Google’s Environment Sensing Project Tango Gets A Teardown

Google’s Project Tango prototype smartphone is armed with four cameras to allow it to take stock of its environment and record and use 3D depth-sensing info, and it’s basically just a bunc

iFixit Confirms Why The HTC One M8 Ships With A Stellar Warranty

John Biggs said it best yesterday: "<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/03/25/htc-one-m8-hands-on-come-for-the-styling-stay-for-the-warranty/">Come For The Styling, Stay For The Warranty</a>". P

Microsoft Surface Pro Teardown Reveals It’s Less Repairable Than Apple’s iPad

The Microsoft Surface Pro is just getting into its first week of consumer availability, and gadget repair blog iFixit has already cracked the case for a closer look at what makes the tablet/PC hybrid

Microsoft Surface Teardown Reveals It’s More Repairable Than iPad Thanks To Modular Components

Popular gadget repair site iFixit has taken the Microsoft Surface apart to see what makes it tick, and discovered a tablet/PC that scores higher on repairability than Apple's iPad and its Retina MacBo

See What’s Inside The New iPad Before You Buy One

It feels like the tech community has been obsessing over every little thing tucked away inside <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/14/the-new-ipad-review/">Apple’s latest iPad</a> for weeks

Galaxy Nexus Gets The iFixit Teardown Treatment

I've spent what seems like months obsessing over every little bit of Galaxy Nexus minutiae that's crossed the wire, and what better to celebrate its (hopefully) impending launch than to watch one get

Show Off Your iPhone’s Guts With iFixit’s Cyber Monday Deal

When<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/28/cyber-monda-2011/"> Cyber Monday</a> rolls around, everyone's eyes dart to the big boys like Amazon and Newegg for cheap goods, but niche retailers

iFixit Tears Apart The Droid RAZR, Reveals Incredible Innards

The Droid RAZR was only just released today, but silly things like release dates don't mean anything to <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motorola-Droid-RAZR-Teardown/7048/">the folks at iFixit<

iFixIt Launches Dozuki, A Cloud Service For Manuals

<a HREF="http://www.ifixit.com/">iFixIt</a>, known for their Apple upgrade guides and supplies, is branching out into cloud services for hardware, appliance, and chemical manufacturers. The new projec

Teardown Of New 13″ MacBook Air Finds Almost No Differences From Old Model

The traditional "splaying of the device" has been performed successfully on the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/20/updated-macbook-air/">new MacBook Air</a> by the teardown experts and ha

iFixit Tears Apart A FBI GPS Tracking Device — Really

Ever wonder what sort of space age technology the FBI tracks people with? Well, as iFixit found during a special teardown, space age sort of properly describes the equipment if the term space age refe

iFixit Tears Apart The New iMacs, Warns Of Deadly Thunderbolts (Not Really)

The best part of the iFixit teardowns — besides the gadget pr0n — are the notes found on the last step. iFixit grades the given product in terms of its repairability and then comments on t
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