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We Flew Around the World to Watch the Annual Race to Tear Down the iPhone

"Welcome to the headquarters of the global repair movement."
Jason Koebler
4 days ago
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videos

Tractor Hacking: Watch Our Documentary About Farmers Fighting for the Right to Repair

We went to Nebraska to meet the farmers fighting John Deere's repair monopoly.
Jason Koebler
4 days ago
Tractor Hacking
Tractor Hacking

Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies

Farmers across the country are fighting John Deere's repair monopoly—and winning.
Jason Koebler
2.14.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Washington Bill Would Make it Illegal to Sell Electronics That Don’t Have Easily Replaceable Batteries

iPhone CPU throttling controversy is fueling a new round of state-level right to repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
1.26.18
State of Repair
State of Repair

The Last Pinball Doctors

We met with the people repairing the games fueling America's pinball resurgence.
Jason Koebler
1.12.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Apple's iPhone Throttling Will Reinvigorate the Push for Right to Repair Laws

More states are considering right to repair legislation that will make it easier to fix your electronics.
Jason Koebler
12.21.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Apple Throttles iPhones That Have Old Batteries (But Didn't Tell You About it)

"What people think is, ‘My phone is slow, I need to replace it.’ And that causes a lot of perfectly good phones to get replaced."
Jason Koebler
12.20.17
Opinion
Opinion

Keurig Coffee Machines Are Hell Devices That Everyone Should Boycott

Proprietary, unrepairable, disposable coffee machines encapsulate the very worst facets of late capitalism.
Jason Koebler
11.13.17
iPhone X
iPhone X

The iPhone X's Back Glass Is Fragile and an Expensive Nightmare to Repair

The glass is connected to the phone's housing with welds and a lot of glue.
Matthew Gault
Jason Koebler
11.8.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Samsung Made a Bitcoin Mining Rig Out of 40 Old Galaxy S5s

Samsung's new "upcycling" initiative will allow you to put a completely new operating system on your old phones to give them new life.
Matthew Gault
10.27.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

How Hard Is it to Upgrade the RAM in a New iMac? An Investigation by a Noob

To save $600 on an upgrade, I immediately took a knife to my brand new computer.
Jason Koebler
10.24.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Latest iOS Update Shows Apple Can Use Software to Break Phones Repaired by Independent Shops

"Non-genuine replacement displays may fail to work correctly."
Jason Koebler
10.13.17