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RadioShack
RadioShack

The DIY Movement Is Bringing RadioShack Back From the Dead

Independently-owned franchise stores are the second coming of the beleaguered brand.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.4.18
Apple
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
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

The First Aftermarket iPhone X Screens Use LCDs, Not OLEDs

Third-party replacement screens use a totally different technology, but they still work with the iPhone X—sort of.
Matthew Gault
5.31.18
Apple
Apple

Internal Documents Show Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Would Bend

Apple publicly maintained that there were no engineering issues with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but an internal review showed that engineering changes were necessary to prevent touch disease.
Jason Koebler
5.24.18
Fight to Repair
Fight to Repair

DHS Seizes Aftermarket iPhone Screens From Prominent Right-to-Repair Advocate

Jessa Jones is a highly respected iPhone repair professional and recently testified as an expert witness in a class action lawsuit against Apple.
Jason Koebler
5.11.18
Fight to Repair
Fight to Repair

E-Waste Recycler Heading to Prison: 'I Live For' Recycling and Right to Repair

Eric Lundgren is facing a 15-month prison sentence for selling counterfeit Windows restore discs.
Matthew Gault
5.7.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Once Again, Activists Must Beg the Government to Preserve the Right to Repair

The excruciating DMCA section 1201 exemption process is upon us again, and the right to repair tractors, cars, and electronics is at stake.
Karl Bode
5.2.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

FTC Gives Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo 30 Days to Get Rid of Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers

The FTC says that if companies don't change their warranty practices, it may take 'legal action.'
Matthew Gault
5.1.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Appliance Companies Are Lobbying to Protect Their DRM-Fueled Repair Monopolies

Three letters obtained by Motherboard show that Dyson, LG, and Wahl are fighting right-to-repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
4.25.18
e-waste
e-waste

Europe Is Smuggling its E-Waste to Nigeria Inside Used Cars

A new EPA-backed study shows that an old problem has a new twist.
Matthew Gault
4.23.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Watch a Repaired iPhone Suddenly Stop Working After it Gets an iOS Update

The iOS 11.3 update broke iPhones that have some aftermarket touchscreens.
Matthew Gault
4.20.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Apple Sued an Independent iPhone Repair Shop Owner and Lost

Apple said an unauthorized repair shop owner in Norway violated its trademark by using aftermarket iPhone parts, but a court decided in favor of the shop owner.
Jason Koebler
4.13.18