Right to Repair

Right to Repair

Microsoft Is Being Sued Over the Xbox One's Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker

"The goal is to intimidate consumers and repair organizations and deceive them into thinking that that a warranty is void if anybody other than Microsoft opens up the box."
Matthew Gault
11.9.18
Right to Repair

Amazon Is Kicking All Unauthorized Apple Refurbishers Off Amazon Marketplace

Amazon told independent refurbishers that it will now only allow "authorized resellers" to sell Apple products on Amazon Marketplace.
Jason Koebler
11.9.18
Right to Repair

In Groundbreaking Decision, Feds Say Hacking DRM to Fix Your Electronics Is Legal

The new exemptions are a major win for the right to repair movement and give consumers wide latitude to legally repair the devices they own.
Jason Koebler
10.25.18
Right to Repair

Motorola Becomes First Smartphone Company to Sell DIY Repair Kits to Its Customers

As Apple continues to fight independent repair, Motorola partners with iFixit and supports the right to repair movement.
Jason Koebler
10.23.18
Right to Repair

45 Out of 50 Electronics Companies Illegally Void Warranties After Independent Repair, Sting Operation Finds

New research showed that 90 percent of contacted companies told customers that repairing their own device would void the warranty; that's illegal under federal law.
Matthew Gault
10.11.18
Apple

Apple's New Proprietary Software Locks Will Kill Independent Repair on New MacBook Pros

Failure to run Apple's proprietary diagnostic software after a repair "will result in an inoperative system and an incomplete repair."
Jason Koebler
10.4.18
Right to Repair

This 17-Year-Old Has Become Michigan's Leading Right to Repair Advocate

When Surya Raghavendran dropped his iPhone, he learned to repair it himself. Now he wants to protect that right for everyone in his home state of Michigan.
Matthew Gault
9.25.18
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
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
Right to Repair

Massachusetts Senate Passes Resolution to Do In-Depth Study on Right-to-Repair

A resolution in Massachusetts’ Senate will study the impact of forcing tech companies to make it easier for third parties to repair devices.
Matthew Gault
7.26.18