repair

Right to Repair

Farmer Lobbying Group Sells Out Farmers, Helps Enshrine John Deere's Tractor Repair Monopoly

The California Farm Bureau has agreed to a toothless version of "right to repair" that was written by tractor manufacturers.
Jason Koebler
9.11.18
e-waste

These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste

Weaving, in the end times.
Matthew Gault
9.6.18
Gaming

After 18 Years of Telling You Not to Fix it Yourself, Sony Will Stop Repairing the PlayStation 2

By actively discouraging people from repairing their own consoles, Sony has left many gamers beholden to its repair service—which is now ending.
Matthew Gault
9.4.18
leaks

The International Space Station Just Sprung a Leak

The puncture may have been caused by a micrometeorite.
Becky Ferreira
8.30.18
videos

The Chemist Whose DIY Lasers Are Too Dangerous for YouTube

The YouTuber 'Styropyro' recycles tech to turn old parts into lightsabers and laser bazookas.
Matthew Gault
8.15.18
Tesla

Mechanics are Putting Electric Tesla Motors in Audis and Mazdas

Watch a formerly gas guzzling Audi S5 run whisper-quiet with a Tesla motor and battery.
Matthew Gault
8.14.18
Tesla

The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars

The "Doctor Frankenstein of Teslas" is one of the only people taking completely wrecked cars and putting them back together—without Tesla's help.
Jon Christian
7.27.18
iPhone

Someone Uploaded What Look to Be Apple’s Internal iPhone Repair Videos

What appear to be 11 Apple videos describe repair procedures, show special tools, and reference specific material.
Matthew Gault
7.23.18
iPhone

Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X

We disassembled the phone and asked security researchers to probe it to find out what it is. Verdict: It's wild.
Jason Koebler
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.19.18
Apple

The Keyboard Is the Only Thing That Matters About the New MacBook Pros

For two years, Apple sold laptops with keyboards that were felled by dust. Is the new one going to fix that problem?
Jason Koebler
7.13.18
Apple

Why Counterfeit Lightning Cables Kill iPhones

Are cheap iPhone chargers safe to use with the iPhone? Here's how counterfeit cables can destroy your phone and cause it to stop charging.
Matthew Zieminski
6.25.18
Apple

iPhone 7 'Loop Disease' Is an 'Epidemic'

People who repair Apple products say that a grayed-out speaker icon is a symptom of “loop disease,” which can affect aging iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices.
Jon Christian
6.4.18